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Mathias Klein, Martina Carrillo, Joeline Xiberras, Zia-Ul Islam, Steve Swinnen, Elke Nevoigt
One advantage of using glycerol as a carbon source for industrial bioprocesses is its higher degree of reduction compared to glucose. In order to exploit this reducing power for the production of reduced compounds thereby significantly increasing maximum theoretical yields, the electrons derived from glycerol oxidation must first be saved in the form of cytosolic NAD(P)H. However, the industrial platform organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae naturally uses a FAD-dependent pathway for glycerol catabolism transferring the electrons to the respiratory chain...
October 14, 2016: Metabolic Engineering
Joseph Henny, Anne Vassault, Guilaine Boursier, Ines Vukasovic, Pika Mesko Brguljan, Maria Lohmander, Irina Ghita, Francisco A Bernabeu Andreu, Christos Kroupis, Ludek Sprongl, Marc H M Thelen, Florent J L A Vanstapel, Tatjana Vodnik, Willem Huisman, Michel Vaubourdolle
This document is based on the original recommendation of the Expert Panel on the Theory of Reference Values of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC), updated guidelines were recently published under the auspices of the IFCC and the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI). This document summarizes proposals for recommendations on: (i) The terminology, which is often confusing, noticeably concerning the terms of reference limits and decision limits. (ii) The method for the determination of reference limits according to the original procedure and the conditions, which should be used...
October 14, 2016: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
Baoping Guo, Hong Cen, Xiaohong Tan, Qing Ke
BACKGROUND: The prognostic significance of tumor-associated macrophages (TAM) in adult classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) remains controversial. Here, we report a meta-analysis of the association of CD68 and CD163 infiltration on the clinical outcome of adult cHL. METHODS: A comprehensive search to identify relevant articles was performed in PubMed, Embase, and Google Scholar on January 31, 2016. Using the fixed effect or random effects model of DerSimonian and Laird, hazard ratios (HR) or odds ratios (OR) with 95 % confidence intervals (CIs) were used as the effect size estimate...
October 17, 2016: BMC Medicine
Huaizhou Wang, Beiying Wu, Lei Li, Liang Hu, Jiafei Lin, Cen Jiang, Gang Cai, Qian Shen
Similar to programmed death-1 (PD-1), B and T lymphocyte attenuator (BTLA) is a co-inhibitory molecule of the CD28 family. PD-1 is involved in T cell exhaustion during chronic viral infection. However, the role of BTLA in virus-specific T cells is poorly defined. Here we investigated the expression and function of BTLA in T cells from patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. The phenotype of peripheral and intrahepatic HBV-specific T cells from 43 patients with chronic HBV infection was assessed by flow cytometry...
October 6, 2016: Cellular Immunology
Cen Li, Hongxia Yang, Yuzhi Du, Yuancan Xiao, Zhandui, Sanglao, Zhang Wang, Duojie Ladan, Hongtao Bi, Lixin Wei
Zuotai (gTso thal) is one of the famous drugs containing mercury in Tibetan medicine. However, little is known about the chemical substance basis of its pharmacodynamics and the intrinsic link of different samples sources so far. Given this, energy dispersive spectrometry of X-ray (EDX), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), and powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) were used to assay the elements, micromorphology, and phase composition of nine Zuotai samples from different regions, respectively; the XRD fingerprint features of Zuotai were analyzed by multivariate statistical analysis...
2016: Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications
Xuan Zhou, Cen Chen, Xiaolan Ye, Fenyun Song, Guorong Fan, Fuhai Wu
In this paper, by coupling reversed phase liquid chromatography (RPLC) and hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography (HILIC), a two-dimensional liquid chromatography system was developed for separation and identification of the active ingredients in Gardenia jasminoides Ellis (GJE). By applying the semi-preparative C18 column as the first dimension and the core-shell column as the second dimension, a total of 896 peaks of GJE were separated. Among the 896 peaks, 16 active ingredients including geniposide, gardenoside, gardoside, etc...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Chromatographic Science
Xia Wu, Qing Li, Xinyu Yu, Kewei Chen, Adam S Fleisher, Xiaojuan Guo, Jiacai Zhang, Eric M Reiman, Li Yao, Rui Li
The triple network model, consisting of the central executive network (CEN), salience network (SN) and default mode network (DMN), has been recently employed to understand dysfunction in core networks across various disorders. Here we used the triple network model to investigate the large-scale brain networks in cognitively normal apolipoprotein e4 (APOE4) carriers who are at risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD). To explore the functional connectivity for each of the three networks and the effective connectivity among them, we evaluated 17 cognitively normal individuals with a family history of AD and at least one copy of the APOE4 allele and compared the findings to those of 12 individuals who did not carry the APOE4 gene or have a family history of AD, using independent component analysis (ICA) and Bayesian network (BN) approach...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
Guo-Qiang Wang, Cheng Cen, Chong Li, Shuai Cao, Ning Wang, Zheng Zhou, Xue-Mei Liu, Yu Xu, Na-Xi Tian, Ying Zhang, Jun Wang, Li-Ping Wang, Yun Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 10, 2016: Nature Communications
Jie Liu, Yuan-Fu Lu, Wen-Kai Li, Zheng-Ping Zhou, Ying-Ying Li, Xi Yang, Cen Li, Yu-Zhi Du, Li-Xin Wei
Mercury sulfides (α-HgS, β-HgS) are frequently included in traditional medicines. Mercury is known for nephrotoxicity, their safety is of concern. To address this question, mice were orally administrated with Zuotai (54% β-HgS, 30mg/kg), α-HgS (HgS, 30mg/kg), HgCl2 (33.6mg/kg), or MeHgCl (3.1mg/kg) for 7 days, and nephrotoxicity was examined. Animal body weights were decreased by HgCl2 and to a lesser extent by MeHg, but unaltered after Zuotai and HgS. HgCl2 and MeHg produced renal tubular vacuolation, interstitial inflammation and cell degeneration with protein cysts in the tubular lumen, while these pathological lesions were mild in Zuotai and HgS-treated mice...
October 6, 2016: Toxicology Letters
Hongwei Wu, Xingjiao Lu, Zhidong Cen, Fei Xie, Xiaosheng Zheng, You Chen, Wei Luo
Recently, Funayama et al. identified CHCHD2 as a novel causative gene of Parkinson disease (PD). However, the relationship between CHCHD2 and essential tremor (ET) patients was still unknown. Genetic analysis of CHCHD2 gene was conducted in 60 probands of ET families with autosomal dominant inheritance and 90 healthy controls in Chinese population. No pathogenic CHCHD2 mutation was found in ET patients. However, we identified one rare variant, c.5C>T, a reported risk variant for sporadic PD in Japanese populations, and examined the frequency of three common variants...
October 4, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
Connie Svob, Zhishun Wang, Myrna M Weissman, Priya Wickramaratne, Jonathan Posner
Individuals at high risk for depression have increased default mode network (DMN) connectivity, as well as reduced inverse connectivity between the DMN and the central executive network (CEN) [8]. Other studies have indicated that the belief in the importance of religion/spirituality (R/S) is protective against depression in high risk individuals [5]. Given these findings, we hypothesized that R/S importance would moderate DMN connectivity, potentially reducing DMN connectivity or increasing DMN-CEN inverse connectivity in individuals at high risk for depression...
October 4, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
Ming Cao, Zhu-Qin Gu, Yuan Li, Hui Zhang, Xiao-Juan Dan, Shan-Shan Cen, Da-Wei Li, Piu Chan
Olfactory dysfunction has been reported in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients carrying the LRRK2 G2019S variant in Caucasians but rarely in those with the LRRK2 G2385R variant. In this study, we performed genotyping for the LRRK2 G2385R variant in PD patients recruited from the Movement Disorder Clinic of Xuanwu Hospital in Beijing and in healthy controls randomly selected from the Beijing Longitudinal Study on Aging cohort. The "five-odor olfactory detection array", an olfactory threshold test, was used to assess olfactory function...
October 3, 2016: Neuroscience Bulletin
Zongbo Yang, Jun Cheng, Weijuan Yang, Junhu Zhou, Kefa Cen
A water-circulating column photobioreactor (WCC-PBR) was developed to decrease bubble generation time and mixing time for growing microalgal biomass at low energy consumption. Bubble generation time was decreased by 60.4% and mixing time was decreased by 41.5% owing to an enhanced solution velocity with a water pump. Bubble residence time was decreased by 31.1% and mass transfer coefficient was decreased by 0.4% owing to a reduced distance between air aerator and solution surface. Microalgal growth rate was decreased by 12...
December 2016: Bioresource Technology
L Y Qian, H Zou, X D Che, L H Wang, X X Cen, Q Xu, B M Qu
Objective: To compare the therapeutic efficiency and safety of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) for paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia (PSVT) guided by three-dimensional navigation with X-ray. Methods: One hundred and seventy-six patients with PSVT hospitalized in Department of Cardiology, Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital between January 2013 and December 2014 were enrolled in this study. RFCA was performed on 95 patients (Group A) guided by the three dimensional electric-field navigation system (NavX) and the procedures were done with the spatial localization method, unless X-ray was needed in some cases...
September 20, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Y Liao, Z B Cen, Y M Shu
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August 20, 2016: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
Da-Li Sun, Yun-Yun Cen, Shu-Min Li, Wei-Ming Li, Qi-Ping Lu, Peng-Yuan Xu
Numerous studies have investigated the utility of serum intestinal fatty-acid binding protein (I-FABP) in differentiating acute intestinal ischemia from acute abdomen. However, the results remain controversial. The aim of this meta-analysis is to determine the overall accuracy of serum I-FABP in the diagnosis of acute intestinal ischemia. Publications addressing the accuracy of serum I-FABP in the diagnosis of ischemic bowel diseases were selected from databases. The values of true-positive (TP), true-negative (TN), false-positive (FP), and false-negative (FN) were extracted or calculated for each study...
September 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
Qi Ni, Yuan Tian, Lihua Zhang, Cen Jiang, Danfeng Dong, Zhen Li, Enqiang Mao, Yibing Peng
OBJECTIVES: To characterize extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli isolates from the community, determine their antibiotic sensitivity profiles and quinolone resistance mechanisms, and identify any horizontal transfer of ESBL genes. METHODS: One thousand seven hundred thirty-two stool samples were collected from healthy individuals in 6 communities and 2 physical examination centers in Shanghai, China. ESBL-producing E. coli was screened and confirmed by confirmatory test and E...
July 12, 2016: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Mariana Mota Godke, Richard Stuetz, Xinguang Wang, Leonardo Hoinaski, Jean-Michel Guillot, Henrique de Melo Lisboa
To certificate an olfactometric jury, laboratories usually follow up the panelist screening methodology described in the European Standard EN 13725/2003. The procedure takes a lot of time, labour and money. In laboratory routine of LCQAr - Laboratory of Air Quality Control, of Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, it was found that the efficiency of jury approvals used to be as low as around 30%. In order to improve the efficiency, a quick preselection test was proposed and tried for late certification recommended by EN 13725...
October 17, 2016: Environmental Technology
Sreevani Pothireddy, Adilaxmamma Kaliki, Alpha Raj Mekapogu, Muralidhar Yegireddy, Eswara Prasad Pagadala, Tollamadugu Naga Venkata Krishna Vara Prasad
Wound healing requires a series of cellular events and a cascade of co-ordinated and systemic biochemical events. Silver nanoparticles possess many beneficial properties for wound management including antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and pro-healing properties. In this study, the authors investigated the wound healing properties of Cinnamomum verum extract mediated nanosilver (CENS) particles in comparison with 1% povidone iodine, citrate mediate NS and CE treatments. The topical application of CENS showed good antibacterial activity and accelerated wound healing with complete epithelialisation and normal re-growth of hair in all three models of study: namely, excision, incision and dead space models in rats compared with all other treatments...
October 2016: IET Nanobiotechnology
Hai-Ying Hua, Hua-Qiang Gao, Ai-Ning Sun, Jian-Nong Cen, Li-Li Wu
Although certain combination therapies comprising arsenic trioxide (As2O3) with other agents exist for the treatment of several types of human cancer, few As2O3 combination therapies are clinically effective for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Triptolide (TL) may be an effective therapeutic agent for the treatment of MDS. However, to date, there is no combination therapy for MDS with As2O3 and TL. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate this combination therapy on the apoptosis of MDS SKM‑1 cells...
September 26, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
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