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Guangfeng Zhao, Yun Cao, Xianghong Zhu, Xiaoqiu Tang, Lijun Ding, Haixiang Sun, Juan Li, Xinan Li, Chenyan Dai, Tong Ru, Hui Zhu, Jingjie Lu, Caimei Lin, Jingmei Wang, Guijun Yan, Huiyan Wang, Lei Wang, Yimin Dai, Bin Wang, Ruotian Li, Jianwu Dai, Yan Zhou, Yali Hu
Asherman's syndrome (AS) is a common disease that presents endometrial regeneration disorder. However, little is known about its molecular features of this aregenerative endometrium in AS and how to reconstruct the functioning endometrium for the patients with AS. Here, we report that ΔNp63 is significantly upregulated in residual epithelial cells of the impaired endometrium in AS; the upregulated-ΔNp63 induces endometrial quiescence and alteration of stemness. Importantly, we demonstrate that engrafting high density of autologous bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMNCs) loaded in collagen scaffold onto the uterine lining of patients with AS downregulates ΔNp63 expression, reverses ΔNp63-induced pathological changes, normalizes the stemness alterations and restores endometrial regeneration...
December 1, 2016: Science China. Life Sciences
Tong Chen, Ni Xie, Lucia Viglianti, Yabin Zhou, Hui Tan, Ben Zhong Tang, Youhong Tang
Early detection and appropriate management of chronic kidney disease can reduce the progression of kidney failure and cardiovascular disease. The urine albumin to creatinine ratio (UACR) test is a standard urine test for identifying individuals at high risk of developing progressive kidney disease. In this study, IDATPE, a novel fluorescent probe with aggregation-induced emission (AIE) features, is successfully developed for creatinine detection and quantitation. An excellent correlation between fluorescent light intensity and creatinine concentration is achieved...
November 30, 2016: Faraday Discussions
He-Xiu Xu, Shiwei Tang, Shaojie Ma, Weijie Luo, Tong Cai, Shulin Sun, Qiong He, Lei Zhou
Controlling the phase distributions on metasurfaces leads to fascinating effects such as anomalous light refraction/reflection, flat-lens focusing, and optics-vortex generation. However, metasurfaces realized so far largely reply on passive resonant meta-atoms, whose intrinsic dispersions limit such passive meta-devices' performances at frequencies other than the target one. Here, based on tunable meta-atoms with varactor diodes involved, we establish a scheme to resolve these issues for microwave metasurfaces, in which the dispersive response of each meta-atom is precisely controlled by an external voltage imparted on the diode...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
Mei-Chi Chang, Yi-Ling Tsai, Eric Jein-Wein Liou, Chia-Mei Tang, Tong-Mei Wang, Hsin-Cheng Liu, Ming-Wei Liao, Sin-Yuet Yeung, Chiu-Po Chan, Jiiang-Huei Jeng
AIMS: Butyric acid is one major metabolic product generated by anaerobic Gram-negative bacteria of periodontal and root canal infection. Butyric acid affects the activity of periodontal cells such as osteoblasts. The purposes of this study were to investigate the effects of butyrate on MG-63 osteoblasts. METHODS: MG-63 cells were exposed to butyrate and cell viability was estimated by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay. The mRNA and protein expression of type I collagen and cell cycle-related proteins were measured by reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), western blotting or immunofluorescent staining...
2016: PloS One
Zhi-Peng Zhu, Yong-Peng Tong, Wei-Yang Tang, Zheng-Xin Wu, Zhi-Bing Wu
The distribution of the toxic elements As, Cd, and Pb in nine different types of seafood from Shenzhen, China, was investigated by using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). The results revealed that the concentrations of arsenic (As) in fish (Lutjanus erythropterus, Paralichthys olivaceus) and in bivalve (Meretrix meretrix) and cadmium (Cd) in scallop (Argopecten irradians) exceed the limits established by food safety regulations in China and EU (European Union). Furthermore, the bioavailability of As, Cd, and lead (Pb) in mice after 20-day oral ingestion of Crassostrea rivularis was investigated, and the total rate of absorption of toxic elements in samples from the liver and kidney tissues and blood was determined...
November 23, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Xiu-Hong Lin, Ming-Tong Xu, Jv-Ying Tang, Li-Fang Mai, Xiao-Yi Wang, Meng Ren, Li Yan
BACKGROUND: China has the highest absolute disease burden of diabetes worldwide. For diabetic patients, diabetes-related vascular complications are major causes of morbidity and mortality. The roles of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) and secretory phospholipase A2 (sPLA2) as inflammatory markers have been recently evaluated in the pathogenesis of both diabetes and atherosclerosis. We aimed to determine the mechanism through which patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes gain long-term vascular benefit from intensive insulin therapy by evaluating the change in Lp-PLA2 and sPLA2 levels after early intensive insulin treatment and its relevance with insulin resistance and pancreatic β-cell function...
November 23, 2016: Lipids in Health and Disease
Fares Al-Shargie, Masashi Kiguchi, Nasreen Badruddin, Sarat C Dass, Ahmad Fadzil Mohammad Hani, Tong Boon Tang
Previous studies reported mental stress as one of the major contributing factors leading to various diseases such as heart attack, depression and stroke. An accurate stress assessment method may thus be of importance to clinical intervention and disease prevention. We propose a joint independent component analysis (jICA) based approach to fuse simultaneous measurement of electroencephalography (EEG) and functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) on the prefrontal cortex (PFC) as a means of stress assessment...
October 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
Hangyong He, Yali Zheng, Bing Sun, Xiao Tang, Rui Wang, Zhaohui Tong
BACKGROUND: Extensive drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (XDR A. baumannii) has emerged as an important pathogen in patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) worldwide. This study determined whether or not combination tigecycline (TGC) treatment improved the short-term outcome of patients with XDR A. baumannii-induced VAP. Methods: Fifty-eight patients admitted to our intensive care unit (ICU) with confirmed XDR A. baumannii VAP between January 2011 and June 2013 were retrospectively studied...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Rui Tang, Wen-Ping Zhao, Yan-Ning Zhang, Xuan Tong, Jian-Ping Zeng
RATIONALE: Cholesterol polyps are rare in the common bile duct and difficult to diagnose. PATIENT CONCERNS: The small polypoid lesions often go undetected when using routine imaging methods, such as ultrasonography. DIAGNOSES: We treated a patient with cholesterol polyps in the common bile duct. After failing to detect choleliths using ultrasonography, magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography revealed mild dilation of the common bile duct...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Zhiyong Zhao, Yunli Dang, Ming Tang, Li Duan, Meng Wang, Hao Wu, Songnian Fu, Weijun Tong, Perry Ping Shum, Deming Liu
Spatial-division multiplexed (SDM) hybrid Raman- and Brillouin- optical time-domain reflectometry (RODTR and BODTR) utilizing the multi-core fiber has been proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The solution is proposed in order to overcome the incompatible input pump power required for hybrid ROTDR and BOTDR in single mode fiber (SMF), while ensuring the capability of discriminative measurement between temperature and strain. What's more, the central core has been intentionally chosen to implement BOTDR so as to avoid bending-induced cross-sensitivity on Brillouin frequency shift (BFS) measurement...
October 31, 2016: Optics Express
J Wang, L Xu, Y Chen, Z Wu, T Zhou, D Wang, L Tong, X Wang, Q Gao, C Tang
We demonstrated a quasi-continuous wave (QCW) Nd:YAG planar waveguide laser amplifier with the single pulse output energy of 944 mJ. At the pulse repetition frequency (PRF) of 100 Hz, 1064 nm seed laser was coupled into the planar waveguide laser amplifier with the single pulse energy of 128 mJ and the pulse duration of 192 μs. With the total pump energy of 1582 mJ, the extracted energy of 816 mJ was obtained, leading to an optical to optical efficiency of 52% and an electrical to optical efficiency of 28%...
October 3, 2016: Optics Express
Tong Cai, Guang-Ming Wang, He-Xiu Xu, Shi-Wei Tang, Jian-Gang Liang
Functional integration is crucial and has become a research interest in recent years; however, available efforts suffer from low efficiency and narrow operating bandwidth. Here, we propose a novel strategy to design bifunctional meta-surface with high efficiency and largely enhanced bandwidth in reflection geometry. For demonstration, we designed and fabricated a bifunctional meta-surface which enables both focusing and anomalous reflection under different polarizations. The working bandwidth is significantly extended by using the dual-resonant three-turn meander-line resonator (TMLR) element which provides an almost consistent phase response within a large frequency interval...
October 3, 2016: Optics Express
Xiao Liu, Tongli Jiao, Yinzhong Wang, Weiqiang Su, Zhaopeng Tang, Chaoyang Han
BACKGROUND: Long non-coding RNA (lncRNAs) play critical roles in the development of cancers. LncRNA GAS5 was identified to be involved in tumorigenesis of several cancers. However, its role and function in gastric cancer (GC) remains unknown. METHODS: The expression of GAS5, miR-23a and MT2A in 24 paired GC tissues was detected by qRT-PCR and subjected to correlation analysis. Bio-informatics analysis was performed by using DIANA Tools. Abnormal GAS5 expression was conducted in GC cells to analyze its regulation on miR-23a and MT2A via using qRT-PCR, western blot and luciferase reporter assay...
November 9, 2016: Minerva Medica
Kaizhou Jin, Jin Xu, Jie Chen, Minhu Chen, Rufu Chen, Ye Chen, Zhiyu Chen, Bin Cheng, Yihebali Chi, Shi-Ting Feng, Deliang Fu, Baohua Hou, Dan Huang, Heguang Huang, Qiang Huang, Jie Li, Ying Li, Houjie Liang, Rong Lin, An'an Liu, Jixi Liu, Xubao Liu, Ming Lu, Jie Luo, Gang Mai, Quanxing Ni, Meng Qiu, Chenghao Shao, Baiyong Shen, Weiqi Sheng, Jian Sun, Chunlu Tan, Huangying Tan, Qiyun Tang, Yingmei Tang, Xiaodong Tian, Danian Tong, Xiaohong Wang, Jian Wang, Jie Wang, Wei Wang, Wei Wang, Yu Wang, Zheng Wu, Ling Xue, Qiang Yan, Ning Yang, Yinmo Yang, Zhiying Yang, Xiaoyi Yin, Chunhui Yuan, Shan Zeng, Renchao Zhang, Xianjun Yu
Pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (p-NENs) are slowly growing tumors with frequent liver metastasis. There is a variety of approaches to treat non-functional p-NENs with synchronous liver metastasis (LM) which complicates the determination of optimal treatment. Based on updated literature review, we discussed the treatment strategy determinants for p-NEN with LM. According to the resectability of primary tumor, the WHO 2010 grade classification and the radiological type of liver metastasis, the CSNET group reached agreements on a number of issues, including the following...
November 2016: International Journal of Oncology
Shurong Tang, Meili Wang, Zhijun Li, Ping Tong, Qiang Chen, Guangwen Li, Jinghua Chen, Lan Zhang
This work demonstrates the use of quantum dots (QDs) with photocatalytic activity as a sensitive, inexpensive and rapid colorimetric platform for Cu(2+) sensing. Based on the simple thiol compound mediated QDs growing method, CdS QDs can be quickly formed in situ, which possess excellent photocatalytic ability for the oxidation of 3,3',5,5'-tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) to produce a colored product under light irradiation. Cu(2+) can catalyze the oxidation of sulfhydryl groups in glutathione (GSH) which act as a stabilizer for CdS QDs...
September 29, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Shishi Xu, Xinyue Zhang, Lizhi Tang, Fang Zhang, Nanwei Tong
OBJECTIVES: We aim to conduct a meta-analysis, by stratifying diabetic patients with or without clinical cardiovascular diseases (CVD), to explore whether there are different cardiovascular effects of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP-4is) on these two different classes of diabetic patients. METHODS: We searchedMedline,Embase, theCochrane Libraryand for relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs). The included trials are divided into CVD (+) trials (subjects with established CVD), and CVD (-) trials (subjects with no CVD)...
November 17, 2016: Postgraduate Medicine
Limin Yang, Yanfei Ren, Wei Pan, Zhengze Yu, Lili Tong, Na Li, Bo Tang
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) are concurrently implicated in heart ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury. There may exist mutual cross-talk between miRNAs and ROS in cardiac IR injury process. In this study, we developed a novel crown-like silica@polydopamine-DNA-CeO2 nanocomposite by assembly of silica@polydopamine-DNA1 nanoparticles decorated with satellite CeO2-DNA2 nanoparticles for detecting and imaging of microRNA-21 (miR-21) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in simulated IR injury in living cells and in vivo...
November 2, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
Yee-Ying Lee, Teck-Kim Tang, Eng-Tong Phuah, Noorjahan Banu Mohamed Alitheen, Chin-Ping Tan, Oi-Ming Lai
Non enzymatic browning has been a wide and interesting research area in the food industry ranging from the complexity of the reaction to its applications in the food industry as well as its ever debatable health effects. This review provides a new perspective to Maillard reaction apart from its ubiquitous function in enhancing food flavor, taste, and appearance. It focuses on the recent application of Maillard reaction product as an inexpensive and excellent source of emulsifier as well as a superior encapsulating matrix for the entrapment of bioactive compounds...
November 1, 2016: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Long Wan, Jing Tong, Jinxing Zhou, Hongyan Guo, Ming Cui, Yuguo Liu, Like Ning, Fukai Tang
Over the past several decades, rocky desertification has led to severe ecological problems in karst areas in South China. After a rocky desertification treatment project was completed, the vegetation coverage changed greatly and, consequently, increased the ecology water consumption (approximately equal to the actual evapotranspiration) of the regional vegetation. Thus, it intensified the regional water stresses. This study explored the changes in the actual evapotranspiration (ETa) response to the vegetation coverage changes in the rocky desertification areas in South China based on the precipitation (P), potential evapotranspiration (ETp) and NDVI (the normalized difference vegetation index) datasets...
2016: PloS One
Dai Wang, Daniel C Freed, Xi He, Fengsheng Li, Aimin Tang, Kara S Cox, Sheri A Dubey, Suzanne Cole, Muneeswara Babu Medi, Yaping Liu, Jingyuan Xu, Zhi-Qiang Zhang, Adam C Finnefrock, Liping Song, Amy S Espeseth, John W Shiver, Danilo R Casimiro, Tong-Ming Fu
Congenital human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection occurs in ~0.64% of infants born each year in the United States and is the leading nongenetic cause of childhood neurodevelopmental disabilities. No licensed HCMV vaccine is currently available. Natural immunity to HCMV in women before pregnancy is associated with a reduced risk of fetal infection, suggesting that a vaccine is feasible if it can reproduce immune responses elicited by natural infection. On the basis of this premise, we developed a whole-virus vaccine candidate from the live attenuated AD169 strain, with genetic modifications to improve its immunogenicity and attenuation...
October 26, 2016: Science Translational Medicine
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