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Y-C Hu, A-M Wang, J-K Lu, R Cen, L-L Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of HOXD cluster antisense RNA 1 (HOXD-AS1) in cervical cancer and its underlying mechanism. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) was used to examine the expression of HOXD-AS1 in human cervical cancer tissues. x2-test was used for analyzing the association of HOXD-AS1 expression and clinical parameters. Cell viability, colony formation capacity, and phosphorylation of extracellular regulated protein kinases 1/2 (ERK1/2) in treated HeLa and CaSki cells were detected by 3-(4,5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)-2,5-diphenyl-2-H-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay, colony formation assay, and Western blot analysis, respectively...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
H J Cui, J Zhuang, J M Chen, J Z Cen, G Xu, S S Wen
Objective: To discuss the surgical treatment and early-mid follow-up results of complete atrioventricular septal defect (CAVSD). Methods: The clinic data of 235 cases of CAVSD underwent surgical treatment at Department of Cardiac Surgery, Guangdong General Hospital from June 2009 to June 2016 was analyzed retrospectively (104 male and 131 female patients). The patients were aged 18 days to 58 years (mid age 8.9 months) at surgery, and 2 cases of newborns (0.9%), 24 cases of 1 to 3 months (10.2%), 56 cases of 4 to 6 months (23...
December 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
A S Hagiya, A Etman, I N Siddiqi, S Cen, G R Matcuk, R K Brynes, M E Salama
INTRODUCTION: Evaluation of cellularity is an essential component of bone marrow trephine biopsy examination. The standard practice is to report the results as visual estimates (VE). Digital image analysis (DIA) offers the promise of more objective measurements of cellularity. METHODS: Adult bone marrow trephine biopsy sections were assessed for cellularity by VE. Sections were scanned using an Aperio AT2 Scanscope and analyzed using a Cytonuclear (version 1.4) algorithm on halo software...
December 9, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
Xiao Cen, Xin-Qi Huang, Wen-Tian Sun, Qing Liu, Jun Liu
It is reported that long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) were expressed aberrantly in cartilage of osteoarthritis (OA). Current evidence indicates that lncRNAs not only serve as positive or negative regulators of OA, but also crosstalk with multiple potential targets to impact on the critical events in OA process. This review summarized the lncRNAs identified in OA to date, discussed their influence on the survival of chondrocytes and synoviocytes, arthritis-associated factors, and angiogenesis, and indicated the potential in diagnosis, therapy, and prognosis...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
Xin Sha, Sisen Zhang, Hongwei Wang, Yingxin Cen, Wei Song, Jing Li, Lixiang Wang
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the effect of active abdominal compression-decompression cardiopulmonary resuscitation (AACD-CPR) and standard cardiopulmonary resuscitation (STD-CPR) on oxygen metabolism and prognosis of patient with cardiac arrest (CA), and to evaluate the treatment effect of AACD-CPR. METHODS: Patients with CA, CA time less than 30 minutes, and without STD-CPR and AACD-CPR contraindications admitted to the Zhengzhou People's Hospital from October 1st 2015 to May 31st 2017 were enrolled...
December 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
Cen Wang, Linda J Harrison, Sharynne McLeod, Sue Walker, Jantine L Spilt
PURPOSE: This study explored how teacher-child relationships change over the early school years, in terms of closeness and conflict, whether these trajectories differ in type and frequency for children with typical development and children with speech and language concern (SLC), and whether the trajectories are associated with school outcomes at 12-13 years. METHOD: Participants were children, parents and teachers in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
Haimei Qin, Rong Wang, Guijiang Wei, Huaifei Wang, Guogang Pan, Rentong Hu, Yesheng Wei, Renguang Tang, Junli Wang
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), a malignant tumor at the top and side of the nasopharyngeal cavity, highly occurs in the southern region of China. Cancer cell metastasis is one of the leading causes of death in NPC patients. Osteopontin (OPN), is a phosphorylated extracellular matrix protein with a variety of functions, was found to be overexpressed in many cancers. However, the expression and role of OPN in patients with NPC in Guangxi, China are unclear. Here, we observed that NPC patients had upregulated OPN at mRNA protein and levels...
December 6, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Ali M Missaoui, Dariusz P Malinowski, William E Pinchak, Jaime Kigel
Summer dormancy is an evolutionary response that some perennial cool-season grasses adopted as an avoidance strategy to escape summer drought and heat. It is correlated with superior survival after severe summer droughts in many perennial grass species originating from Mediterranean environments. Understanding the genetic mechanism and environmental determinants of summer dormancy is important for interpreting the evolutionary history of seasonal dormancy and for the development of genomic tools to improve the efficiency of genetic selection for this important trait...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
Yi Liu, Xue-Fei Sun, Mei Ding, Yong-Ping Liu, Xi-Cen Zhang, Hao Pang, Jia-Xin Xing, Jin-Feng Xuan, Xi Xia, Bao-Jie Wang, Jun Yao
The aim of this study was to explore whether schizophrenia occurrence is associated with polymorphisms in the 5' regulatory region of GABRB3 (gamma-aminobutyric acid type A receptor beta 3, subunit gene). The study included 324 patients with schizophrenia and 327 unaffected participants; all individuals were northern Han Chinese. Genotype and haplotype frequency distributions were compared for the 2 groups by means of PCR amplification and direct sequencing of the promoter region of GABRB3. The genotype distribution among control participants was in accordance with the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
Saima Kausar, Muhammad Nadeem Abbas, Cen Qian, Baojian Zhu, Jin Gao, Yu Sun, Lei Wang, Guoqing Wei, Chaoliang Liu
Serine protease inhibitors play a key role in the immune system of invertebrates by controlling proteolytic cascades. Besides its importance, the knowledge on immune functions of serpins in most of insects is fragmentary. In the present study, we identified serpin-12 from Antheraea pernyi encoding a predicted 402 amino acid residue protein (Apserpin-12). We expressed the recombinant protein in Escherichia coli and the purified protein was used for the synthesis of rabbit anti-Apserpin-12 polyclonal antibodies and functional studies...
November 29, 2017: Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
Yuji Naya, He Chen, Cen Yang, Wendy A Suzuki
Neuropsychological and neurophysiological studies have emphasized the role of the prefrontal cortex (PFC) in maintaining information about the temporal order of events or items for upcoming actions. However, the medial temporal lobe (MTL) has also been considered critical to bind individual events or items to their temporal context in episodic memory. Here we characterize the contributions of these brain areas by comparing single-unit activity in the dorsal and ventral regions of macaque lateral PFC (d-PFC and v-PFC) with activity in MTL areas including the hippocampus (HPC), entorhinal cortex, and perirhinal cortex (PRC) as well as in area TE during the encoding phase of a temporal-order memory task...
November 30, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Xingjiao Lu, Fei Xie, Zhidong Cen, Hongwei Wu, Xiaosheng Zheng, You Chen, Wei Luo
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December 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
Haimei Jia, Meng Zhang, Maoyu Chen, Zhiwen Yang, Jiansen Li, Guo Huang, Dawei Guan, Xiaoli Cen, Lijie Zhang, Qiwen Feng, Jianron Yi, De Wu, Haojie Zhong, Huilai Ma, Tie Song
BACKGROUND: Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-borne virus spreading rapidly in the Americas, Africa, and Asia. No indigenous ZIKV infection had been seen in China. We monitored ZIKV infection among travelers returning to Enping county from ZIKV transmitting countries from 1 March to 10 April 2016. METHODS: We analyzed data including interviews; conducted laboratory test on blood, urine, saliva, conjunctival swab or semen specimens for evidence of ZIKV infection; evaluated household for presence of Aedes mosquitoes or larvae...
November 25, 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
Yan Liu, Jiashun Wu, Wei Fei, Xiao Cen, Yi Xiong, Shasha Wang, Yaling Tang, Xinhua Liang
PURPOSE: Corticosteroids are widely used for treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) osteoarthritis (OA). This study investigated the effects of corticosteroids on TMJOA compared with placebo or hyaluronate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors designed and implemented a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare the effects of intra-articular injection of corticosteroid, hyaluronate, or placebo for patients with TMJOA. The authors searched related randomized controlled studies electronically in multiple English- and Chinese-language electronic databases...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Juan Liu, Cen Zhang, Yuhan Zhao, Xuetian Yue, Hao Wu, Shan Huang, James Chen, Kyle Tomsky, Haiyang Xie, Christen A Khella, Michael L Gatza, Dajing Xia, Jimin Gao, Eileen White, Bruce G Haffty, Wenwei Hu, Zhaohui Feng
Mutations in E3 ubiquitin ligase Parkin have been linked to familial Parkinson's disease. Accumulating evidence suggests that Parkin is a tumor suppressor, but the underlying mechanism is poorly understood. Here we show that Parkin is an E3 ubiquitin ligase for hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α). Parkin interacts with HIF-1α and promotes HIF-1α degradation through ubiquitination, which in turn inhibits metastasis of breast cancer cells. Parkin downregulation in breast cancer cells promotes metastasis, which can be inhibited by targeting HIF-1α with RNA interference or the small-molecule inhibitor YC-1...
November 28, 2017: Nature Communications
Dong Wang, Licheng Du, Zhou Wang, Xiangyan Liu, Yejun Qin, Qiangxiu Wang, Zhe Yang, Zhigang Yao, Mo Shi, Bin Shang, Yang Jia, Huaxia Chen, Liang Qiao, Xueqing Wang, Zhaohua Xiao, Zhenchuan Liu
Purpose: To investigate whether FGFR1 gene amplification is associated with clinicopathologic characteristics and its potential impact on survival in patients with resected esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Methods: Five hundred fifty-six ESCC patients undergoing curative resection of ESCC were retrospectively studied. FGFR1 gene copy number was determined in microarrayed tumor samples using fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis. FGFR1 gene amplification status was prespecified as copy number ≥ 6 or FGFR1/CEN 8 ratio ≥ 2...
October 24, 2017: Oncotarget
A C Janes, J M Gilman, B B Frederick, M Radoman, G Pachas, M Fava, A E Evins
INTRODUCTION: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms, even those below diagnostic threshold, enhance the likelihood of nicotine dependence, suggesting a neurobiological link between disorders. Of particular interest is the salience network (SN), which mediates attention to salient internal/external stimuli to guide behavior and is anchored by the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC) and bilateral anterior insula (AI). Disrupted interactions between the SN and the default mode (DMN) and central executive networks (CEN) have been noted in both ADHD and nicotine dependence...
November 21, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Lu Liu, Juan Cen, Yong Man, Jianbin Li, Dahuan Zhang, Fei Wang, Jinhua Li, Ji Ma, Xiaoming Wang, Biansheng Ji
Accumulated evidences displayed that transplantation of stem cells may be a promising approach for the treatment of neurological disorders. However, the underlying mechanisms remain to be well elucidated. Moreover, some investigators can not reproduce similar results as the previous. The present results showed that transplantation of fresh human umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells (cbMNCs) attenuated ischemic damage in middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) rats, accompanied with improvement of neurologic deficits, learning and memory function...
November 23, 2017: Neuroscience
Manuel Cunha, Aloia Romaní, Margarida Carvalho, Lucília Domingues
The mixture of Eucalyptus globulus wood (EGW) and cheese whey powder (CWP) was proposed for intensification of simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF) at high temperature and solid loadings using the industrial Saccharomyces cerevisiae Ethanol Red® strain. High ethanol concentration (93 g/L), corresponding to 94% ethanol yield, was obtained at 35 °C from 37% of solid mixture using cellulase and β-galactosidase enzymes (24.2 FPU/g and 20.0 U/g, respectively). The use of CWP mixed with pretreated EGW increased the ethanol concentration in 1...
November 10, 2017: Bioresource Technology
Yimeng Gao, Xiaoran Zhang, Ludi Zhang, Jin Cen, Xuan Ni, Xiaoying Liao, Chenxi Yang, Ying Li, Xiaotao Chen, Zhao Zhang, Yajing Shu, Xin Cheng, David C Hay, Dongmei Lai, Guoyu Pan, Gang Wei, Lijian Hui
Hepatocyte-like cells (HLCs) can be generated through directed differentiation or transdifferentiation. Employing two strategies, we generated induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-HLCs and hiHeps from the same donor cell line. Both types of HLCs clustered distinctly from each other during gene expression profiling. In particular, differences existed in gene expression for phase II drug metabolism and lipid accumulation, underpinned by H3K27 acetylation status in iPSC-HLCs and hiHeps. While distinct phenotypes were achieved in vitro, both types of HLCs demonstrated similar phenotypes following transplantation into Fah-deficient mice...
November 17, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
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