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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431879/improvement-of-herg-romk-index-of-spirocyclic-romk-inhibitors-through-scaffold-optimization-and-incorporation-of-novel-pharmacophores
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Shuzhi Dong, Kelsey VanGelder, Zhi-Cai Shi, Yang Yu, Zhicai Wu, Ron Ferguson, Zack Zhiqiang Guo, Haifeng Tang, Jessica Frie, Qinghong Fu, Xin Gu, Birgit T Priest, Brande Thomas-Fowlkes, Adam Weinglass, Michael Margulis, Jessica Liu, Lee-Yuh Pai, Caryn Hampton, Robin E Haimbach, Karen Owens, Vincent Tong, Shiyao Xu, Mengwei Hu, Gloria J Zingaro, Pierre Morissette, Juliann Ehrhart, Sophie Roy, Kathleen Sullivan, Alexander Pasternak
SAR in the previously described spirocyclic ROMK inhibitor series was further evolved from lead 4 by modification of the spirocyclic core and identification of novel right-side pharmacophores. In this process, it was discovered that the spiropyrrolidinone core with the carbonyl group α to the spirocenter was preferred for potent ROMK activity. Efforts aimed at decreasing hERG affinity within the series led to the discovery of multiple novel right-hand pharmacophores including 3-methoxythiadiazole, 2-methoxypyrimidine, and pyridazinone...
March 30, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430638/adjuvant-celecoxib-and-lanreotide-following-transarterial-chemoembolisation-for-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-randomized-pilot-study
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Huan Tong, Bo Wei, Shuang Chen, Yong-Mei Xie, Ming-Guang Zhang, Lin-Hao Zhang, Zhi-Yin Huang, Cheng-Wei Tang
Recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after transarterial chemoembolisation (TACE) is common due to neoangiogenesis. Cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors and somatostatin analogues were reported to inhibit tumour angiogenesis. The pilot randomized controlled trial was aimed to prospectively evaluate the protocol of TACE combined with celecoxib and lanreotide (TACE+C+L) in patients with unresectable and advanced HCC. A total of 71 patients with HCC were enrolled and randomly assigned to either TACE (n=35) or TACE+C+L (n=36) group...
February 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429595/ultrasensitive-detection-of-micrornas-with-morpholino-functionalized-nanochannel-biosensor
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Tangbin Liao, Xiaorui Li, Qian Tong, Kai Zou, Hang Zhang, Lina Tang, Zhongyue Sun, Guo-Jun Zhang
Here we demonstrate a phosphorodiamidate morpholino oligos (PMO)-functionlized nanochannel biosensor for label-free detection of microRNAs (miRNAs) with ultrasensitivity and high sequence-specificity. PMO, as a capture probe, was covalently anchored on the nanochannel surface. Because of the neutral character and high sequence-specific affinity of PMO, hybridization efficiency between PMO and miRNAs was enhanced, thus decreasing background signals largely and improving the detection specificity and sensitivity highly...
April 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423586/the-role-of-ros-and-subsequent-dna-damage-response-in-puma-induced-apoptosis-of-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Jun Yang, Xinyu Zhao, Mei Tang, Lei Li, Yi Lei, Ping Cheng, Wenhao Guo, Yu Zheng, Wei Wang, Na Luo, Yong Peng, Aiping Tong, Yuquan Wei, Chunlai Nie, Zhu Yuan
PUMA is a member of the "BH3-only" branch of the BCL-2 family. Our previous study suggests a therapeutic potential of PUMA in treating ovarian cancer, however, the action mechanism of PUMA remains elusive. In this work, we found that in PUMA adenovirus-infected A2780s ovarian cancer cells, exogenous PUMA was partially accumulated in the cytosol and mainly located to the mitochondria. We further showed that PUMA induces mitochondrial dysfunction-mediated apoptosis and ROS generation through functional BAX in a ROS generating enzyme- and caspase-independent manner irrespective of their p53 status, and results in activation of Nrf2/HO-1 pathway...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418041/highly-sensitive-strain-sensor-based-on-helical-structure-combined-with-mach-zehnder-interferometer-in-multicore-fiber
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Hailiang Zhang, Zhifang Wu, Perry Ping Shum, Xuan Quyen Dinh, Chun Wah Low, Zhilin Xu, Ruoxu Wang, Xuguang Shao, Songnian Fu, Weijun Tong, Ming Tang
Optical fiber sensors for strain measurement have been playing important roles in structural health monitoring for buildings, tunnels, pipelines, aircrafts, and so on. A highly sensitive strain sensor based on helical structures (HSs) assisted Mach-Zehnder interference in an all-solid heterogeneous multicore fiber (MCF) is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. Due to the HSs, a maximum strain sensitivity as high as -61.8 pm/με was experimentally achieved. This is the highest sensitivity among interferometer-based strain sensors reported so far, to the best of our knowledge...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416384/overexpressed-hspa2-correlates-with-tumor-angiogenesis-and-unfavorable-prognosis-in-pancreatic-carcinoma
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Lu-Lu Zhai, Qi Xie, Chun-Hua Zhou, Da-Wei Huang, Zhi-Gang Tang, Tong-Fa Ju
Heat shock-related 70-kDa protein 2 (HSPA2) is known to correlate with tumor development and progression. This work aimed to determine the expression and prognostic roles of HSPA2 in pancreatic carcinoma. Tumor and their corresponding non-tumor tissues were obtained from 80 patients with pancreatic carcinoma. HSPA2 expression in tumor and non-tumor tissues was evaluated by immunohistochemistry. Expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and CD31 in tumor tissues were also evaluated by immunostaining...
April 12, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408929/detection-of-cu-2-in-water-based-on-histidine-gold-labeled-multiwalled-carbon-nanotube-electrochemical-sensor
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Rilong Zhu, Gangqiang Zhou, Fengxia Tang, Chunyi Tong, Yeyao Wang, Jinsheng Wang
Based on the strong interaction between histidine and copper ions and the signal enhancement effect of gold-labeling carbon nanotubes, an electrochemical sensor is established and used to measure copper ions in river water. In this study the results show that the concentrations of copper ion have well linear relationship with the peak current in the range of 10(-11)-10(-7 )mol/L, and the limit of detection is 10(-12 )mol/L. When using this method to detect copper ions in the Xiangjiang River, the test results are consistent with the atomic absorption method...
2017: International Journal of Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404920/noncanonical-wnt-signaling-plays-an-important-role-in-modulating-canonical-wnt-regulated-stemness-proliferation-and-terminal-differentiation-of-hepatic-progenitors
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Jiaming Fan, Qiang Wei, Junyi Liao, Yulong Zou, Dongzhe Song, Dongmei Xiong, Chao Ma, Xue Hu, Xiangyang Qu, Liqun Chen, Li Li, Yichun Yu, Xinyi Yu, Zhicai Zhang, Chen Zhao, Zongyue Zeng, Ruyi Zhang, Shujuan Yan, Tingting Wu, Xingye Wu, Yi Shu, Jiayan Lei, Yasha Li, Wenwen Zhang, Rex C Haydon, Hue H Luu, Ailong Huang, Tong-Chuan He, Hua Tang
The liver provides vital metabolic, exocrine and endocrine functions in the body as such pathological conditions of the liver lead to high morbidity and mortality. The liver is highly regenerative and contains facultative stem cells that become activated during injury to replicate to fully recover mass and function. Canonical Wnt/β-catenin signaling plays an important role in regulating the proliferation and differentiation of liver progenitor cells during liver regeneration. However, possible roles of noncanonical Wnts in liver development and regeneration remain undefined...
February 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399161/seroprevalence-of-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-virus-in-china-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Peng Li, Zhen-Dong Tong, Ke-Feng Li, An Tang, Ya-Xin Dai, Jian-Bo Yan
OBJECTIVE: Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging infectious disease caused by a novel bunyavirus-SFTSV. The seroprevalence of anti-SFTSV antibodies including immunoglobulin G (IgG) and immunoglobulin M (IgM), specific to SFTSV in the general population has been investigated in various epidemiological studies with inconsistent results. Here, we clarify this discrepancy and reach a more comprehensive result by mean of a meta-analysis. METHODS: All relevant articles were searched in the electronic databases (PubMed, Web of science, Embase, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure database, Chinese Wanfang database) up to November 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396691/nasal-nitric-oxide-in-allergic-rhinitis-in-children-and-its-relationship-to-severity-and-treatment
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Peng-Peng Wang, Gui-Xiang Wang, Wen-Tong Ge, Li-Xing Tang, Jie Zhang, Xin Ni
BACKGROUND: Nasal nitrous oxide (nNO) is increased in allergic rhinitis (AR), but not in asthma, and is a non-invasive marker for inflammation in the nasal passages. METHODS: Levels of nNO were measured and compared in healthy children and children with mild and moderate-to-severe AR. Levels of nNO before and after treatment with steroids and/or antihistamine were then compared in the 2 AR groups. Their relationship to quality of life and nasal symptom and reactivity to outdoor and outdoor allergens were examined...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388392/cardiogenic-shock-from-ecmo-to-impella-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Mehdi H Shishehbor, Nader Moazami, Michael Zhen-Yu Tong, Shinya Unai, W H Wilson Tang, Edward G Soltesz
For patients in cardiogenic shock, several devices can serve as a "bridge," ie, provide circulatory support and allow the patient to live long enough to recover or to receive a heart transplant or a long-term device. Options include an intra-aortic balloon pump, TandemHeart, Impella, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and CentriMag. Which device to use depends on individual patient needs, local expertise, and anatomic and physiologic considerations.
April 2017: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386998/metabolic-syndrome-induced-bladder-cannabinoid-receptor-changes-in-the-fructose-fed-rats
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I-Hung Chen, Juei-Tang Cheng, Yat-Ching Tong
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of metabolic syndrome on the bladder cannabinoid receptors 1 and 2 (CB1/CB2) expression and function in the fructose-fed rats (FR). METHODS: Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into two groups: (i) Control rats fed with normal chow; and (ii) Rats fed with high-fructose diet (FR) for 9 weeks. The body weight, blood pressure, plasma sugar, insulin, triglyceride and cholesterol were measured. Bladder muscle strips were prepared in organ bath and pre-contracted with 1 µM/L acetylcholine (ACh) or 50 mM/L KCl...
April 6, 2017: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382632/a-phosphoproteomic-landscape-of-rice-oryza-sativa-tissues
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Yifeng Wang, Xiaohong Tong, Jiehua Qiu, Zhiyong Li, Juan Zhao, Yuxuan Hou, Liqun Tang, Jian Zhang
Protein phosphorylation is an important post-translational modification that regulates various plant developmental processes. Here, we report a comprehensive, quantitative phosphoproteomic profile of six rice tissues, including callus, leaf, root, shoot meristem, young panicle and mature panicle from Nipponbare by employing a MS-based, label-free approach. A total of 7171 unique phosphorylation sites in 4792 phosphopeptides from 2657 phosphoproteins were identified, including 4613 peptides were differentially phosphorylated among the tissues...
April 5, 2017: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381502/functional-diversification-of-kaurene-synthase-like-genes
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Baolong Jin, Guanghong Cui, Juan Guo, Jinfu Tang, Lixin Duan, Huixin Lin, Ye Shen, Tong Chen, Huabei Zhang, Luqi Huang
Ent-kaurene diterpenoids are the largest group of known Isodon diterpenoids. Among them, oridonin is accumulated in the leaves, and is the most frequently studied compound because of its anti-tumor and anti-bacterial activities. We have identified five copalyl diphosphate synthase (CPS) and six kaurene synthase-like (KSL) genes by transcriptome profiling of I. rubescens leaves. An in vitro assay assigns ten of them to five different diterpene biosynthesis pathways, except IrCPS3 that has a mutation in the catalytic motif...
April 5, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381065/ultra-high-capacity-wdm-sdm-optical-access-network-with-self-homodyne-detection-downstream-and-32qam-fbmc-upstream
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Zhenhua Feng, Liang Xu, Qiong Wu, Ming Tang, Songnian Fu, Weijun Tong, Perry Ping Shum, Deming Liu
Towards 100G beyond large-capacity optical access networks, wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) techniques incorporating with space division multiplexing (SDM) and affordable spectrally efficient advanced modulation formats are indispensable. In this paper, we proposed and experimentally demonstrated a cost-efficient multicore fiber (MCF) based hybrid WDM-SDM optical access network with self-homodyne coherent detection (SHCD) based downstream (DS) and direct detection optical filter bank multi carrier (DDO-FBMC) based upstream (US)...
March 20, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380758/few-mode-fiber-based-raman-distributed-temperature-sensing
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Meng Wang, Hao Wu, Ming Tang, Zhiyong Zhao, Yunli Dang, Can Zhao, Ruolin Liao, Wen Chen, Songnian Fu, Chen Yang, Weijun Tong, Perry Ping Shum, Deming Liu
We proposed and experimentally demonstrated a few mode fiber (FMF) based Raman distributed temperature sensor (RDTS) to extend the sensing distance with enhanced signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of backscattered anti-Stokes spontaneous Raman scattering. Operating in the quasi-single mode (QSM) with efficient fundamental mode excitement, the FMF allows much larger input pump power before the onset of stimulated Raman scattering compared with the standard single mode fiber (SSMF) and mitigates the detrimental differential mode group delay (DMGD) existing in the conventional multimode fiber (MMF) based RDTS system...
March 6, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376306/structure-guided-discovery-of-potent-and-selective-inhibitors-of-erk1-2-from-a-modestly-active-and-promiscuous-chemical-start-point
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Richard A Ward, Paul Bethel, Calum Cook, Emma Davies, Judit E Debreczeni, Gary Fairley, Lyman Feron, Vikki Flemington, Mark A Graham, Ryan Greenwood, Nicola Griffin, Lyndsey Hanson, Philip Hopcroft, Tina D Howard, Julian Hudson, Michael James, Clifford D Jones, Christopher R Jones, Scott Lamont, Richard Lewis, Nicola Lindsay, Karen Roberts, Iain Simpson, Steve St-Gallay, Steve Swallow, Jia Tang, Michael Tonge, Zhenhua Wang, Baochang Zhai
There are a number of small-molecule inhibitors targeting the RAS/RAF/MEK/ERK signaling pathway that have either been approved or are in clinical development for oncology across a range of disease indications. The inhibition of ERK1/2 is of significant current interest, as cell lines with acquired resistance to BRAF and MEK inhibitors have been shown to maintain sensitivity to ERK1/2 inhibition in preclinical models. This article reports on our recent work to identify novel, potent, and selective reversible ERK1/2 inhibitors from a low-molecular-weight, modestly active, and highly promiscuous chemical start point, compound 4...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369529/human-apo-srp72-and-srp68-72-complex-structures-reveal-the-molecular-basis-of-protein-translocation
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Yina Gao, Qi Zhang, Yue Lang, Yang Liu, Xiaofei Dong, Zhenhang Chen, Wenli Tian, Jun Tang, Wei Wu, Yufeng Tong, Zhongzhou Chen
The co-translational targeting or insertion of secretory and membrane proteins into the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is a key biological process mediated by the signal recognition particle (SRP). In eukaryotes, the SRP68-SRP72 (SRP68/72) heterodimer plays an essential role in protein translocation. However, structural information on the two largest SRP proteins, SRP68 and SRP72, is limited, especially regarding their interaction. Herein, we report the first crystal structures of human apo-SRP72 and the SRP68/72 complex at 2...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362225/a-sialidase-deficient-porphyromonas-gingivalis-mutant-strain-induces-less-il-1%C3%AE-and-tnf%C3%AE-in-epi4-cells-than-the-w83-strain-through-regulation-of-the-jnk-pathway
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Chen Li, Xue Yang, Yaping Pan, Ning Yu, Xiaoyu Xu, Tong Tong, Xiaolin Tang, Dongmei Zhang, Jingbo Liu, Li Lin
BACKGROUND: Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) is one of the major periodontal pathogens. In a previous study, a mouse abscess model showed that sialidase deficiency of P. gingivalis weakened its virulence, but the mechanism behind this observation remains unknown. METHODS: A sialidase-deficient mutant strain (△PG0352) and a complemented strain (com△PG0352) were constructed. Epi4 cells were stimulated by wild-type strain P. gingivalis W83, △PG0352 or com△PG0352...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359155/visualization-and-inhibition-of-mitochondria-nuclear-translocation-of-apoptosis-inducing-factor-by-a-graphene-oxide-dna-nanosensor
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Yuhui Sun, Wen Gao, Yujie Zhao, Wenhua Cao, Zhenhua Liu, Guanwei Cui, Lili Tong, Fengcai Lei, Bo Tang
High concentrations of oxidized low density lipoprotein (oxLDL) induce aberrant apoptosis of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) in atherosclerotic plaques. This apoptosis cannot be blocked completely by the inhibition of caspase, and it eventually potentiates plaque disruption and risk for cardiovascular disease. Given the important role of apoptosis inducing factor (AIF) in caspase-independent apoptosis, here we develop an AIF-targeting nanosensor by the assembly of graphene oxide (GO) nanosheets and dye-labeled DNA hybrid structures...
April 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
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