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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209207/recombinant-%C3%AE-actinin-subunit-antigens-of-trichomonas-vaginalis-as-potential-vaccine-candidates-in-protecting-against-trichomoniasis
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Yi-Ting Xie, Jiang-Mei Gao, Ya-Ping Wu, Petrus Tang, Geoff Hide, De-Hua Lai, Zhao-Rong Lun
BACKGROUND: Human trichomoniasis caused by Trichomonas vaginalis is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases with more than 200 million cases worldwide. It has caused a series of health problems to patients. For prevention and control of infectious diseases, vaccines are usually considered as one of the most cost-efficient tools. However, until now, work on the development of T. vaginalis vaccines is still mainly focused on the screening of potential immunogens. Alpha-actinin characterized by high immunogenicity in T...
February 16, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192186/elevated-expression-of-erbin-destabilizes-er%C3%AE-protein-and-promotes-tumorigenesis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Hua Wu, Su Yao, Shen Zhang, Jing-Ru Wang, Peng-Da Guo, Xiu-Ming Li, Wen-Juan Gan, Lin Mei, Tian-Ming Gao, Jian-Ming Li
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Aberrant estrogen receptor-α (ERα) expression and signaling are implicated in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but its regulation in HCC remains enigmatic. Herein, we aimed to identify a new mechanism by which ERα signaling is regulated in HCC, which may lead to a potential new strategy for HCC therapy. METHODS: Expression levels of' Erbin and ERα in human HCC samples were evaluated by immunohistochemistry. In vitro and in vivo experiments were used to assess the effect of Erbin and ERα signaling on HCC cells growth...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160565/claudin-3-expression-increases-the-malignant-potential-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-cells-role-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-activation
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Lianmin Zhang, Yuan Wang, Bin Zhang, Hua Zhang, Meng Zhou, Mei Wei, Qiuping Dong, Yue Xu, Zhaosong Wang, Liuwei Gao, Yanjun Qu, Bowen Shi, Jinfang Zhu, Yuesong Yin, Yulong Chen, Lu Sun, Wei Zhang, Shilei Xu, Guoguang Ying, Changli Wang
Claudins are essential for the formation and maintenance of tight junctions (TJ). The altered expression of claudin proteins has been described in a variety of malignancies. However, the alteration of these proteins in lung adenocarcinoma (ADC) are poorly understood. Therefore, we report, based on the protein expression analysis of a total of 275 patient samples, that claudin-3 (CLDN3) expression is significantly increased in ADC tissues and is associated with cancer progression, correlating significantly with the poor survival of ADC patients (p=0...
February 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130824/chemical-constituents-from-the-flowers-of-wild-gardenia-jasminoides-ellis
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Hu Zhang, Ning Feng, Yan-Tong Xu, Tian-Xiang Li, Xiu-Mei Gao, Yan Zhu, Yun Seon Song, Ya-Nan Wang, Hong-Hua Wu
Four new iridoids, 2'-O-trans-coumaroylshanzhiside (1), 6'-O-trans-coumaroyl- shanzhiside (2), 8α-butylgardenoside B (3), 6α-methoxygenipin (4), and one new phenylpropanoid glucoside, 4-methoxy-benzenepropanol-3-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (5), together with sixteen known compounds, were isolated from the edible flowers of wild Gardenia jasminoides Ellis. Their chemical structures were characterized by extensive spectroscopic techniques, including 1D/2D NMR, HRESIMS, and CD experiments. The absolute configurations of the new isolates' sugar moiety were assigned by HPLC analysis of the acid hydrolysates...
January 28, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121917/clinical-features-of-benign-epilepsy-of-childhood-with-centrotemporal-spikes-in-chinese-children
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Meng-Jia Liu, Xiao-Jun Su, Xiu-Yu Shi Md, Ge-Fei Wu, Yu-Qin Zhang, Li Gao, Wei Wang, Jian-Xiang Liao, Hua Wang, Jian-Ning Mai, Jing-Yun Gao, Xiao-Mei Shu, Shao-Ping Huang, Li Zhang, Li-Ping Zou
This multicenter clinical trial was conducted to examine current practice of benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes and especially address the question that in what circumstances 1 antiepileptic drug (AED) should be preferred.Twenty-five medical centers participate in this clinical trial. The general information, clinical information, and treatment status were collected under the guidance of clinicians and then analyzed. Difference between different treatment groups was compared, and usefulness of the most commonly used AEDs was evaluated...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120487/adjunctive-antidepressant-use-in-schizophrenia-in-china-a-national-survey-2002-2012
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Qian Li, Yun-Ai Su, Yu-Tao Xiang, Liang Shu, Xin Yu, Gabor S Ungvari, Chee H Ng, Helen F K Chiu, Yu-Ping Ning, Gao-Hua Wang, Ke-Rang Zhang, Tao Li, Li-Zhong Sun, Jian-Guo Shi, Xian-Sheng Chen, Qi-Yi Mei, Ke-Qing Li, Tian-Mei Si
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the pattern of adjunctive antidepressant use in schizophrenia patients and its demographic and clinical correlates in a nationwide survey in China. METHODS: Fourteen thousand and thirteen patients in 45 Chinese psychiatric hospitals or centers were interviewed (4,486 in 2002, 5,288 in 2006, and 4,239 in 2012). Patients' sociodemographic and clinical characteristics were recorded using a standardized protocol and data collection procedure...
January 2017: Human Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111236/prevalence-of-prediabetes-risk-in-offspring-born-to-mothers-with-hyperandrogenism
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Shen Tian, Xian-Hua Lin, Yi-Meng Xiong, Miao-E Liu, Tian-Tian Yu, Min Lv, Wei Zhao, Gu-Feng Xu, Guo-Lian Ding, Chen-Ming Xu, Min Jin, Chun Feng, Yan-Ting Wu, Ya-Jing Tan, Qian Gao, Jian Zhang, Cheng Li, Jun Ren, Lu-Yang Jin, Bin Chen, Hong Zhu, Xue-Ying Zhang, Song-Chang Chen, Xin-Mei Liu, Ye Liu, Jun-Yu Zhang, Li Wang, Ping Zhang, Xiao-Jun Chen, Li Jin, Xi Chen, Yi-Cong Meng, Dan-Dan Wu, Hui Lin, Qian Yang, Cheng-Liang Zhou, Xin-Zhu Li, Yi-Yu Wang, Yu-Qian Xiang, Zhi-Wei Liu, Ling Gao, Lu-Ting Chen, Hong-Jie Pan, Rong Li, Fang-Hong Zhang, Lan-Feng Xing, Yi-Min Zhu, Christian Klausen, Peter C K Leung, Ju-Xue Li, Fei Sun, Jian-Zhong Sheng, He-Feng Huang
BACKGROUND: Excessive androgen exposure during pregnancy has been suggested to induce diabetic phenotypes in offspring in animal models. The aim of this study was to investigate whether pregestational maternal hyperandrogenism in human influenced the glucose metabolism in offspring via epigenetic memory from mother's oocyte to child's somatic cells. METHODS: Of 1782 reproductive-aged women detected pregestational serum androgen, 1406 were pregnant between 2005 and 2010...
January 11, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094186/nardonaphthalenones-a-and-b-from-the-roots-and-rhizomes-of-nardostachys-chinensis-batal
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Xu Deng, Yi-Jing Wu, Ying-Peng Chen, Hong-Hong Zheng, Zhong-Ping Wang, Yan Zhu, Xiu-Mei Gao, Yan-Tong Xu, Hong-Hua Wu
Nardonaphthalenones A and B (1-2), one new apo-α-carotenone (3) and four new monoterpenoids (4, 8-9 and 11), along with six known compounds (5-7, 10, 12-13) were isolated from the dried roots and rhizomes of Nardostachys chinensis Batal. Their structures were elucidated by analysis of the spectroscopic data including NMR, HRESIMS and circular dichroism data. Furthermore, the serotonin transporter (SERT)-regulating activities of these isolates were evaluated, among them compound 3 showed the strongest enhancement activity while compound 12 showed a moderate inhibition activity on SERT...
January 6, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090714/transplantation-of-cd51-stem-leydig-cells-a-new-strategy-for-the-treatment-of-testosterone-deficiency
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Zhi Jun Zang, Jiancheng Wang, Zhihong Chen, Yan Zhang, Yong Gao, Zhijian Su, Ying Tuo, Yan Liao, Min Zhang, Qunfang Yuan, Chunhua Deng, Mei Hua Jiang, Andy Peng Xiang
Stem Leydig cell (SLC) transplantation could provide a new strategy for treating the testosterone deficiency. Our previous study demonstrated that CD51 (also called integrin αv) might be a putative cell surface marker for SLCs, but the physiological function and efficacy of CD51(+) SLCs treatment remain unclear. Here, we explore the potential therapeutic benefits of CD51(+) SLCs transplantation and whether these transplanted cells can be regulated by the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis. CD51(+) cells were isolated from the testes of 12-weeks-old C57BL/6 mice, and we showed that such cells expressed SLC markers and that they were capable of self-renewal, extensive proliferation, and differentiation into multiple mesenchymal cell lineages and LCs in vitro...
January 16, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024491/-children-s-nk-t-cell-lymphoma-associated-hemophagocytic-syndrome-clinical-analysis-of-6-cases
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Yong-Zhi Zheng, Hao Zheng, Jian Li, Shao-Hua LE, Xue-Ling Hua, Zai-Sheng Chen, Ling Zheng, Mei Li, Yi-Qiao Chen, Qin-Li Gao, Jing-Hui Yang, Jian-Da Hu
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical features, treatment and prognosis of patients with NK/T cell lymphoma-associated hemophagocytic syndrome(NK/T-LAHPS). METHODS: Retrospective analysis was used to explore the clinical data of 6 children with NK/T-LAHPS who were admitted in Department of Pediatric Hematology of Fujian Medical University Union Hospital from July 2012 to June 2016. The 6 patients included 4 boys and 2 girls, with a median age of 4 years(range 1.75 to 11)...
December 2016: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018221/metabolomic-study-on-idiosyncratic-liver-injury-induced-by-different-extracts-of-polygonum-multiflorum-in-rats-integrated-with-pattern-recognition-and-enriched-pathways-analysis
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Chun-Yu Li, Can Tu, Dan Gao, Rui-Lin Wang, Hai-Zhu Zhang, Ming Niu, Rui-Yu Li, Cong-En Zhang, Rui-Sheng Li, Xiao-He Xiao, Mei-Hua Yang, Jia-Bo Wang
Currently, numerous liver injury cases related to a famous Chinese herb- Polygonum Multiflorum (Heshouwu in Chinese) have attracted great attention in many countries. Our previous work showed that Heshouwu-induced hepatotoxicity belonged to idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury (IDILI). Unfortunately, the components and mechanisms attributed to IDILI of Heshouwu are difficult to determine and thus remain unknown. Attempts to explore puzzles, we prepared the chloroform (CH)-, ethyl acetate (EA)-, and residue (RE) extracts of Heshouwu to investigate IDILI constituents and underlying mechanisms, using biochemistry, histopathology, and metabolomics examinations...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960071/association-between-tnf-%C3%AE-308g-a-polymorphism-and-risk-of-immune-thrombocytopenia-a-meta-analysis
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Jing Zhang, Qing-Hua Min, Yan-Mei Xu, Li-Bing Deng, Wei-Ming Yang, Yan Wang, Shu-Qi Li, Jing Li, Jing Lin, Jing Liu, Bo Huang, Fan Sun, Qiu-Fang Gao, Xin Wen, Xiao-Zhong Wang
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have investigated the association between tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) -308G/A polymorphism and risk of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), but the reported results have been inconsistent. Thus, a systematic meta-analysis was performed to resolve this discrepancy. METHODS: Electronic databases and the cited references of the obtained published articles were manually searched. Quality assessment of each study was conducted using the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale (NOS)...
February 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926532/novel-parp1-2-inhibitor-mefuparib-hydrochloride-elicits-potent-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-anticancer-activity-characteristic-of-high-tissue-distribution
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Jin-Xue He, Meng Wang, Xia-Juan Huan, Chuan-Huizi Chen, Shan-Shan Song, Ying-Qing Wang, Xue-Mei Liao, Cun Tan, Qian He, Lin-Jiang Tong, Yu-Ting Wang, Xiao-Hua Li, Yi Su, Yan-Yan Shen, Yi-Ming Sun, Xin-Ying Yang, Yi Chen, Zhi-Wei Gao, Xiao-Yan Chen, Bing Xiong, Xiu-Lian Lu, Jian Ding, Chun-Hao Yang, Ze-Hong Miao
The approval of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor AZD2281 in 2014 marked the successful establishment of the therapeutic strategy targeting homologous recombination repair defects of cancers in the clinic. However, AZD2281 has poor water solubility, low tissue distribution and relatively weak in vivo anticancer activity, which appears to become limiting factors for its clinical use. In this study, we found that mefuparib hydrochloride (MPH) was a potent PARP inhibitor, possessing prominent in vitro and in vivo anticancer activity...
December 1, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925688/rare-deleterious-pard3-variants-in-the-apkc-binding-region-are-implicated-in-the-pathogenesis-of-human-cranial-neural-tube-defects-via-disrupting-apical-tight-junction-formation
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Xiaoli Chen, Yu An, Yonghui Gao, Liu Guo, Lei Rui, Hua Xie, Mei Sun, Siv Lam Hung, Xiaoming Sheng, Jizhen Zou, Yihua Bao, Hongyan Guan, Bo Niu, Zandong Li, Richard H Finnell, James F Gusella, Bai-Lin Wu, Ting Zhang
Increasing evidence that mutation of planar cell polarity (PCP) genes contributes to human cranial NTD susceptibility prompted us to hypothesize that rare variants of genes in the core apical-basal polarity (ABP) pathway are risk factors for cranial NTDs. In this study, we screened for rare genomic variation of PARD3 in 138 cranial NTD cases and 274 controls. Overall, the rare deleterious variants of PARD3 were significantly associated with increased risk for cranial NTDs (11/138 vs.7/274, p<0.05, OR = 3...
December 7, 2016: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915089/complete-mitochondrial-genome-of-parasitic-nematode-cylicocyclus-nassatus-and-comparative-analyses-with-cylicocyclus-insigne
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Yuan Gao, Jian-Hua Qiu, Bing-Bing Zhang, Xin Su, Xue Fu, Dong-Mei Yue, Chun-Ren Wang
Cylicocyclus nassatus is a common and important parasite in the large intestine of equine. In this study, the complete mitochondrial (mt) genome sequence of C. nassatus was determined and comparatively analyzed with Cylicocyclus insigne. The mt genome size of C. nassatus was 13,846 bp, 18 bp longer than that of C. insigne. The circular mt genome includes 12 protein-coding genes, two rRNA genes, 22 tRNA genes and two non-coding regions. All the genes are transcribed in the same direction and gene arrangement is consistent with that of gene arrangement 3 (GA3)...
January 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878237/inhibition-of-the-growth-of-human-melanoma-cells-by-methionine-enkephalin
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Dong-Mei Wang, Guang-Chuan Wang, Jing Yang, Nicolas P Plotnikoff, Noreen Griffin, Yu-Man Han, Rui-Qun Qi, Xing-Hua Gao, Feng-Ping Shan
Melanoma is an aggressive cancer, the incidence of which is increasing worldwide. Limited therapies are currently available, particularly following metastasis. The aim of the present study was to investigate the inhibiting effect of methionine enkephalin (MENK) on human melanoma via opioid receptors. The results of the present study revealed that MENK markedly regulates the proliferation of A375 cells, causing cell cycle arrest in G0/G1 phase and a decrease in the percentage of cells in S and G2/M phases. Reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction demonstrated that MENK treatment increased opioid receptor expression in A375 cells...
December 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871879/aging-aggravates-alcoholic-liver-injury-and-fibrosis-in-mice-by-downregulating-sirtuin-1-expression
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Teresa Ramirez, Yong-Mei Li, Shi Yin, Ming-Jiang Xu, Dechun Feng, Zhou Zhou, Mengwei Zang, Partha Mukhopadhyay, Zoltan V Varga, Pal Pacher, Bin Gao, Hua Wang
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Aging is known to exacerbate the progression of alcoholic liver disease (ALD), but the underlying mechanisms remain obscure. The aim of this study was to use a chronic plus binge ethanol feeding model in mice to evaluate the effects of aging on alcohol-induced liver injury. METHODS: C57BL/6 mice were subjected to short-term (10days) ethanol plus one binge or long-term (8weeks) ethanol plus multiple binges of ethanol. Liver injury and fibrosis were determined...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857756/effects-of-triptolide-on-hippocampal-microglial-cells-and-astrocytes-in-the-app-ps1-double-transgenic-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Jian-Ming Li, Yan Zhang, Liang Tang, Yong-Heng Chen, Qian Gao, Mei-Hua Bao, Ju Xiang, De-Liang Lei
The principal pathology of Alzheimer's disease includes neuronal extracellular deposition of amyloid-beta peptides and formation of senile plaques, which in turn induce neuroinflammation in the brain. Triptolide, a natural extract from the vine-like herb Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F, has potent anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive efficacy. Therefore, we determined if triptolide can inhibit activation and proliferation of microglial cells and astrocytes in the APP/PS1 double transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer's disease...
September 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816643/tetraphenylporphyrin-derivatives-possessing-piperidine-group-as-potential-agents-for-photodynamic-therapy
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Ping-Yong Liao, Ying-Hua Gao, Xin-Rong Wang, Lei-Lei Bao, Jun Bian, Tai-Shan Hu, Mei-Zhen Zheng, Yi-Jia Yan, Zhi-Long Chen
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a noninvasive therapeutic and promising procedure in cancer treatment and has attracted considerable attention in recent years. In the present paper, 2-piperidinetetraphenylporphyrin derivatives (P1-P3) conjugated with different substituents (Cl, Me, MeO group) at phenyl position were synthesized via nucleophilic substitution of 2-nitroporphyrin copper derivatives with piperidine by refluxing under a nitrogen atmosphere and then demetalization. The combination of (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR and HR-MS was used to elucidate the identities of them...
December 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816501/gapdh-mediated-posttranscriptional-regulations-of-sodium-channel-scn1a-and-scn3a-genes-under-seizure-and-ketogenic-diet-conditions
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Guo-Wang Lin, Ping Lu, Tao Zeng, Hui-Ling Tang, Yong-Hong Chen, Shu-Jing Liu, Mei-Mei Gao, Qi-Hua Zhao, Yong-Hong Yi, Yue-Sheng Long
Abnormal expressions of sodium channel SCN1A and SCN3A genes alter neural excitability that are believed to contribute to the pathogenesis of epilepsy, a long-term risk of recurrent seizures. Ketogenic diet (KD), a high-fat and low-carbohydrate treatment for difficult-to-control (refractory) epilepsy in children, has been suggested to reverse gene expression patterns. Here, we reveal a novel role of GAPDH on the posttranscriptional regulation of mouse Scn1a and Scn3a expressions under seizure and KD conditions...
February 2017: Neuropharmacology
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