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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549235/de-novo-mutation-in-depdc5-associated-with-unilateral-pachygyria-and-intractable-epilepsy
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Zhidong Cen, Yufan Guo, Yuting Lou, Biao Jiang, Jianda Wang, Jianhua Feng
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March 25, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546032/application-of-prostate-imaging-reporting-and-data-system-version-2-pi-rads-v2-interobserver-agreement-and-positive-predictive-value-for-localization-of-intermediate-and-high-grade-prostate-cancers-on-multiparametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Frank Chen, Steven Cen, Suzanne Palmer
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: To evaluate interobserver agreement with the use of and the positive predictive value (PPV) of Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System version 2 (PI-RADS v2) for the localization of intermediate- and high-grade prostate cancers on multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective, institutional review board-approved study, 131 consecutive patients who had mpMRI followed by transrectal ultrasound-MR imaging fusion-guided biopsy of the prostate were included...
May 22, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545959/serpin-14-negatively-regulates-prophenoloxidase-activation-and-expression-of-antimicrobial-peptides-in-chinese-oak-silkworm-antheraea-pernyi
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Saima Kausar, Muhammad Nadeem Abbas, Cen Qian, Baojian Zhu, Yu Sun, Yuxuan Sun, Lei Wang, Guoqing Wei, Iram Maqsood, Chao-Liang Liu
Genes encoding proteins of serpins superfamily are widely distributed in invertebrates. In insects, serpins play important roles in regulating immune responses and other physiological processes. Here, we report the cloning and characterization of cDNA of Apserpin-14 from Chinese oak silkworm (Antheraea pernyi). The Apserpin-14 gene contains 1206 bp open reading frame, encoding a predicted 401 amino acid residue protein. We expressed the recombinant Apserpin-14 protein in Escherichia coli and then purified protein was used to prepare rabbit anti-Apserpin-14 polyclonal antibodies...
May 22, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544370/direct-nucleophilic-substitution-reaction-of-cage-b-h-bonds-by-grignard-reagents-a-route-to-regioselective-b4-alkylation-of-o-carboranes
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Cen Tang, Jiji Zhang, Zuowei Xie
Direct nucleophilic substitution reaction of cage B-H bonds of o-carboranes by Grignard reagents in the absence of any transition metals has been achieved for the first time, and leads to the regioselective synthesis of a series of 4-alkyl-1,2-diaryl-o-carboranes in very high yields. The presence of two electron-withdrawing aryl groups on the cage carbon atoms is crucial to realizing the reaction. The regioselectivity is controlled by both electronic and steric factors. This work represents a new strategy for the development of methods for carborane functionalization...
May 23, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536007/zuotai-and-hgs-differ-from-hgcl2-and-methyl-mercury-in-hg-accumulation-and-toxicity-in-weanling-and-aged-rats
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Bin-Bin Zhang, Wen-Kai Li, Wei-Yu Hou, Ya Luo, Jing-Zhen Shi, Cen Li, Li-Xin Wei, Jie Liu
Mercury sulfides are used in Ayurvedic medicines, Tibetan medicines, and Chinese medicines for thousands of years and are still used today. Cinnabar (α-HgS) and metacinnabar (β-HgS) are different from mercury chloride (HgCl2) and methylmercury (MeHg) in their disposition and toxicity. Whether such scenario applies to weanling and aged animals is not known. To address this question, weanling (21d) and aged (450d) rats were orally given Zuotai (54% β-HgS, 30mg/kg), HgS (α-HgS, 30mg/kg), HgCl2 (34.6mg/kg), or MeHg (MeHgCl, 3...
May 20, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535418/a-study-of-peritoneal-metastatic-xenograft-model-of-colorectal-cancer-in-the-treatment-of-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-with-raltitrexed
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Cen Qiu, Yueqi Li, Xin Liang, Yingxue Qi, Yiyang Chen, Xianke Meng, Hongtu Zheng, Ye Xu, Sanjun Cai, Guoxiang Cai, Jianwen Liu
Peritoneal metastasis of colorectal cancer is one of the most incident and fateful diseases among relapse cases. It shows a certain resistance to systemic chemotherapy. The perfusion system in clinic is complex and hard to be used in fundamental researches. This study aims at evaluating the effect of an improved hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy with Raltitrexed used in tumor-bearing mice with peritoneal metastatic colorectal carcinoma. The results showed that no severe adverse effect was observed. All control animals developed extensive peritoneal and mesenteric metastatic nodes...
May 20, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534396/tailoring-active-sites-via-synergy-between-graphitic-and-pyridinic-n-for-the-enhanced-catalytic-efficiency-of-carbocatalyst
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Jieyuan Li, Shi Yin, Fan Dong, Wanglai Cen, Yinghao Chu
Due to the limited characterization methods of structures and morphology of N doped carbocatalysts that are available at the atomic level, the detailed promotion mechanism of the catalytic efficiency is unspecific and the particular active sites introduced by the N atoms require further evaluation. Herein, this challenging issue is tackled by extensive theoretical simulation. It is firstly proposed that the active sites, where O2 molecules become adsorbed and activated, are tailored by synergistic graphitic and pyridinic N atoms, which remarkably accelerate the generation of highly chemical reactive O-containing species...
May 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533068/in-vivo-kinetics-of-lipids-and-astaxanthin-evolution-in-haematococcus-pluvialis-mutant-under-15-co2-using-raman-microspectroscopy
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Ke Li, Jun Cheng, Qing Ye, Yong He, Junhu Zhou, Kefa Cen
In vivo spatiotemporal dynamics of lipids and astaxanthin evolution in Haematococcus pluvialis mutant induced with 15% CO2 and high light intensity were monitored with high spatial resolution in a non-destructive and label-free manner using single-cell Raman imaging. Astaxanthin intensity increased by 3.5 times within 12h under 15% CO2, and the accumulation rate was 5.8 times higher than that under air. Lipids intensity under 15% CO2 was 27% higher than that under air. The lipids initially concentrated in chloroplast under 15% CO2 due to an increase of directly photosynthetic fatty acid, which was different from the whole-cell dispersed lipids under air...
May 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531860/boosting-biomethane-yield-and-production-rate-with-graphene-the-potential-of-direct-interspecies-electron-transfer-in-anaerobic-digestion
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Richen Lin, Jun Cheng, Jiabei Zhang, Junhu Zhou, Kefa Cen, Jerry D Murphy
Interspecies electron transfer between bacteria and archaea plays a vital role in enhancing energy efficiency of anaerobic digestion (AD). Conductive carbon materials (i.e. graphene nanomaterial and activated charcoal) were assessed to enhance AD of ethanol (a key intermediate product after acidogenesis of algae). The addition of graphene (1.0g/L) resulted in the highest biomethane yield (695.0±9.1mL/g) and production rate (95.7±7.6mL/g/d), corresponding to an enhancement of 25.0% in biomethane yield and 19...
May 5, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523217/relation-between-patterns-of-intrinsic-network-connectivity-cognitive-functioning-and-symptom-presentation-in-trauma-exposed-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder
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Melissa Parlar, Maria Densmore, Geoffrey B Hall, Paul A Frewen, Ruth A Lanius, Margaret C McKinnon
OBJECTIVE: The present study investigated resting fMRI connectivity within the default mode (DMN), salience (SN), and central executive (CEN) networks in relation to neurocognitive performance and symptom severity in trauma-exposed patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). METHOD: Group independent component analysis was conducted among patients with MDD (n = 21), examining DMN, SN, and CEN connectivity in relation to neurocognitive performance and symptom severity...
May 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520815/metabolic-profiling-by-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-of-energy-metabolism-in-high-fat-diet-fed-obese-mice
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Daxesh P Patel, Kristopher W Krausz, Cen Xie, Diren Beyoğlu, Frank J Gonzalez, Jeffrey R Idle
A novel, selective and sensitive single-ion monitoring (SIM) gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GCMS) method was developed and validated for the determination of energy metabolites related to glycolysis, the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, glutaminolysis, and fatty acid β-oxidation. This assay used N-tert-butyldimethylsilyl-N-methyltrifluoroacetamide (MTBSTFA) containing 1% tert-butyldimethylchlorosilane (TBDMCS) as derivatizing reagent and was highly reproducible, sensitive, specific and robust. The assay was used to analyze liver tissue and serum from C57BL/6N obese mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD) and C57BL/6N mice fed normal chow for 8 weeks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515325/mutual-regulation-between-polo-like-kinase-3-and-siah2-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-defines-a-regulatory-network-that-fine-tunes-the-cellular-response-to-hypoxia-and-nickel
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Cen Li, Soyoung Park, Xiaowen Zhang, Wei Dai, Dazhong Xu
Elevated cellular response to hypoxia, which contributes to cell transformation and tumor progression, is a prominent feature of malignant cells in solid tumors. Polo-like kinase 3 (Plk3) is a serine/threonine protein kinase known to inhibit the cellular response to hypoxia and tumorigenesis. Nickel compounds are well established human carcinogens that induce tumorigenesis partly through their hypoxia-mimicking effects. Despite the previous research efforts, the role of Plk3 in the hypoxic response induced by hypoxia or nickel is not completely understood...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511641/network-based-regularization-for-high-dimensional-snp-data-in-the-case-control-study-of-type-2-diabetes
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Jie Ren, Tao He, Ye Li, Sai Liu, Yinhao Du, Yu Jiang, Cen Wu
BACKGROUND: Over the past decades, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) has been steadily increasing around the world. Despite large efforts devoted to better understand the genetic basis of the disease, the identified susceptibility loci can only account for a small portion of the T2D heritability. Some of the existing approaches proposed for the high dimensional genetic data from the T2D case-control study are limited by analyzing a few number of SNPs at a time from a large pool of SNPs, by ignoring the correlations among SNPs and by adopting inefficient selection techniques...
May 16, 2017: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511042/controllable-synthesis-of-hierarchical-mnox-tio2-composite-nanofibers-for-complete-oxidation-of-low-concentration-acetone
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Xuecheng Zhu, Shuo Zhang, Xinning Yu, Xinbo Zhu, Chenghang Zheng, Xiang Gao, Zhongyang Luo, Kefa Cen
A novel hierarchical MnOx/TiO2 composite nanofiber was fabricated by combining the electrospinning technique and hydrothermal growth method. The synthesized nanomaterial, which comprised primary TiO2 nanofibers and secondary MnOx nanoneedles, was further investigated for complete catalytic oxidation of volatile organic compounds for the first time, and this presented high-oxidation performance on low-concentration acetone. The morphological, structural, physicochemical characterization, and catalytic performance analyses demonstrated that the highest catalytic activity was achieved from the obtained MnOx/TiO2 nanofiber catalyst with 30wt...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511005/characterization-of-l-theanine-excitatory-actions-on-hippocampal-neurons-towards-the-generation-of-novel-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-modulators-based-on-its-backbone
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Fatiha Sebih, Matthieu Rousset, Salima Bellahouel, Marc Rolland, Marie Celeste de Jesus Ferreira, Janique Guiramand, Catherine Cohen-Solal, Gérard Barbanel, Thierry Cens, Mohammed Abouazza, Adrien Tassou, Maud Gratuze, Céline Meunier, Pierre Charnet, Michel Vignes, Valérie Rolland
L-Theanine (or L-γ-N-ethyl-glutamine) is the major amino acid found in Camellia sinensis. It has received much attention because of its pleiotropic physiological and pharmacological activities leading to health benefits in humans, especially. We describe here a new, easy, efficient and environmentally-friendly chemical synthesis of L-Theanine and L-γ-N-propyl-Gln and their corresponding D isomers. L-Theanine, and its derivatives obtained so far, exhibited partial co-agonistic action at N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors, with no detectable agonist effect at other glutamate receptors, on cultured hippocampal neurons...
May 16, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507466/high-level-of-mir-196b-at-newly-diagnosed-pediatric-acute-myeloid-leukemia-predicts-a-poor-outcome
#16
Lihua Xu, Yang Guo, Wenying Yan, Jiannong Cen, Yuna Niu, Qing Yan, Hailong He, Chien-Shing Chen, Shaoyan Hu
Differential expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) has been implicated in leukemogenesis. We investigate the expression pattern of miR-196b. Using quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR), we detected the expression of miR-196b and its correlated genes (SMC1A/MLH1) in initial pediatric AML. A significant association was observed between overexpression of miR-196b and inferior overall survival of pediatric AML (Log Rank P<0.0001). AML M4/5 subtype, high white blood cell (WBC) count at presentation, MLL rearrangement, or FLT3-ITD mutation at diagnosis and non-remission group after the first induction chemotherapy possessed higher miR-196b expression...
2017: EXCLI journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507442/aberrant-promoter-methylation-profiles-and-association-with-survival-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#17
Dani Zhong, Hong Cen
The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic and diagnostic value of genes with promoter methylation in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. On the basis of The Cancer Genome Atlas data, we identified genes with differentially methylated promoters in HCC tissues and adjacent non-tumor tissues, using the linear models for microarray data approach. Cox proportional hazard regression analysis was applied to access the prognostic value of identified differentially methylated genes. The diagnostic value of the genes was evaluated through receiver operating characteristic...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505368/farnesoid-x-receptor-protects-against-low-dose-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-liver-injury-through-the-taurocholate-jnk-pathway
#18
Shogo Takahashi, Naoki Tanaka, Srujana Golla, Tatsuki Fukami, Kristopher W Krausz, Marianne A Polunas, Blair C Weig, Yusuke Masuo, Cen Xie, Changtao Jiang, Frank J Gonzalez
Hepatotoxicity is of major concern for humans exposed to industrial chemicals and drugs. Disruption of farnesoid X receptor (FXR), a master regulator of bile acid (BA) metabolism, enhanced the sensitivity to liver injury in mice after toxicant exposure, but the precise mechanism remains unclear. In this study, the interconnection between BA metabolism, FXR, and chemically-induced hepatotoxicity was investigated using metabolomics, Fxr-null mice and hepatocytes, and adenovirus. A single low-dose intraperitoneal injection of carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), an inducer of acute hepatitis in mice, resulted in more severe hepatocyte damage and higher induction of pro-inflammatory mediators, such as chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 2 (Ccl2), in Fxr-null mice...
May 15, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505355/uncovering-the-neuroanatomical-correlates-of-cognitive-affective-and-conative-theory-of-mind-in-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-a-neural-systems-perspective
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Nicholas P Ryan, Cathy Catroppa, Richard Beare, Timothy J Silk, Stephen J Hearps, Miriam H Beauchamp, Keith Owen Yeates, Vicki A Anderson
Deficits in Theory of Mind (ToM) are common after neurological insult acquired in the first and second decade of life, however the contribution of large-scale neural networks to ToM deficits in children with brain injury is unclear. Using pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a model, this study investigated the sub-acute effect of brain injury on gray-matter volume of three large-scale, domain-general brain networks (the Default Mode Network, DMN; the Central Executive Network, CEN; and the Salience Network, SN), as well as two domain-specific neural networks implicated in social-affective processes (the Cerebro-Cerebellar Mentalizing Network, CCMN, and the Mirror Neuron/Empathy Network, MNEN)...
May 15, 2017: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502678/il-10-producing-regulatory-b-cells-b10-cells-il-17-t-cells-and-autoantibodies-in-systemic-sclerosis
#20
Athanasios Mavropoulos, Christos Liaskos, Theodora Simopoulou, Dimitrios P Bogdanos, Lazaros I Sakkas
We aimed to analyze IL-10+ Breg (B10) cells, found to be reduced in systemic sclerosis (SSc), in relation to SSc-specific autoAbs and IL-17+ and IFNγ+ T cells in SSc. Peripheral blood B10 cells from 26 patients with SSc positive for anti-Topo I or anti-Cen autoAbs, and 12 healthy controls (HC) were studied by flow cytometry. IL-17+ and IFNγ+ T cells were also studied. B10 cells did not correlate with anti-Topo I or anti-Cen Ab levels but were inversely correlated with IL-17+ CD3+ cells and IFNγ+ CD3+ cells...
May 11, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
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