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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822209/primary-culture-of-rat-aortic-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-a-new-method
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Jufang Chi, Liping Meng, Sunlei Pan, Hui Lin, Xiaoya Zhai, Longbin Liu, Changzuan Zhou, Chengjian Jiang, Hangyuan Guo
BACKGROUND Developing a simple and efficient method of obtaining primary cultured VSMCs is necessary for basic cardiovascular research. MATERIAL AND METHODS The procedure of our new method mainly includes 6 steps: isolation of the aortic artery, removal of the fat tissue around the artery, separation of the media, cutting the media into small tissue blocks, transferring the tissue blocks to cell culture plates, and incubation until the cells reach confluence. The cells were identified as VSMCs by morphology and immunofluorescence...
August 19, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822194/-effect-of-oridonin-on-apoptosis-and-intracellular-reactive-oxygen-species-level-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-mda-mb-231-cells
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Qi Qi, Pei Zhang, Qi-Xiang Li, Qiong Pan, Hai-Lun Zheng, Su-Rong Zhao
Oridonin, which is an ent-kaurene diterpenoid isolated from traditional Chinese medicine Rabdosia rubescens, displays various bioactivities, including anti-inflammation, anti-bacteria and anti-tumor. This study aimed to investigate the effect of oridonin on apoptosis of triple-negative breast cancer MDA-MB-231 cells and its underlying mechanisms. The inhibitory effect of oridonin on proliferation of MDA-MB-231 cells was measured by MTT assay; Apoptosis was analyzed by flow cytometry with PI staining and Annexin V-FITC/PI staining; Intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) level was determined by ROS detection kit, and expressions of PARP, Bcl-2, caspase-3 were analyzed by Western blot...
June 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822191/-polydatin-induces-human-cervical-cancer-cell-apoptosis-via-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway
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Ji-Hong Pan, Hai-Bin Wang, Xiao-Fei Du, Jiang-Yue Liu, Dai-Juan Zhang
To observe the effect of polydatin on proliferation and apoptosis of cervical cancer HeLa cells and explore its possible mechanism. The growth inhibitory effect was detected with MTT assay. After HeLa cells were treated with different concentrations (50, 100, 150 μmol•L⁻¹) of polydatin, MTT assay was used to detect the inhibitory effect of polydatin on proliferation of HeLa cells; Acridine orange/ethidium bromide staining was used for morphological changes in apoptotic HeLa cells; Annexin/propidium iodide staining was applied to detect HeLa cell apoptotic rate...
June 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822178/-study-on-associated-plants-and-spatial-distribution-pattern-of-dipsacus-asperoides-populations
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Da-Xia Chen, Si-Rong Yi, Xue Zhang, Yuan Pan, Guang-Lin Cui, Long-Yun Li, Ze Zhang
In order to understand the associated species and the population distribution pattern, the investigation of 32 sample plotsfrom the main natural distribution area in Dipsacus asperoides community was carried by quadrat method .The results showed that there were 156 species, which belong to 131 genera and 60 families. There were more species in the two dominant families, Asteraceae and Rosaceae. There were many types of associated, but most appeared at a low frequency. The vegetation type were mostly herbaceous and shrub species, which accounted for 77...
June 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822144/-progress-in-research-for-pharmacological-effects-of-pu-erh-tea
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Xiao-Pan Gu, Bo Pan, Zhen Wu, Yun-Fang Zhao, Peng-Fei Tu, Jiao Zheng
Pu-erh tea has gradually aroused general concern with social development and people's enhanced awareness of health. Pu-erh tea is rich in multiple active constitute such as flavonoids, catechins, phenolic acids, flavanols polymer, purine alkaloids, and hydrolysable tannin as a microbial-fermented tea.It is reported that Pu-erh tea have a variety of pharmacologically activities, such as anti-hyperlipidemic, anti-diabetic, anti-oxidative, anti-tumor, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-viral effects. In this paper, the main pharmacological effects of Pu-erh tea are reviewed...
June 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822114/glycosylation-of-dentin-matrix-protein-1-is-a-novel-key-element-for-astrocyte-maturation-and-bbb-integrity
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Bo Jing, Chunxue Zhang, Xianjun Liu, Liqiang Zhou, Jiping Liu, Yinan Yao, Juehua Yu, Yuteng Weng, Min Pan, Jie Liu, Zuolin Wang, Yao Sun, Yi Eve Sun
The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a tight boundary formed between endothelial cells and astrocytes, which separates and protects brain from most pathogens as well as neural toxins in circulation. However, detailed molecular players involved in formation of BBB are not completely known. Dentin matrix protein 1 (DMP1)-proteoglycan (PG), which is known to be involved in mineralization of bones and dentin, is also expressed in soft tissues including brain with unknown functions. In the present study, we reported that DMP1-PG was expressed in brain astrocytes and enriched in BBB units...
August 18, 2017: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821879/musashi-1-enhances-glioblastoma-cell-migration-and-cytoskeletal-dynamics-through-translational-inhibition-of-tensin3
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Hsiao-Yun Chen, Liang-Ting Lin, Mong-Lien Wang, Benoit Laurent, Chih-Hung Hsu, Chih-Ming Pan, Wan-Ru Jiang, Pau-Yuan Chen, Hsin-I Ma, Yi-Wei Chen, Pin-I Huang, Arthur Chiou, Shih-Hwa Chiou
The RNA-binding protein Musashi-1 (MSI1) exerts essential roles in multiple cellular functions, such as maintenance of self-renewal and pluripotency of stem cells. MSI1 overexpression has been observed in several tumor tissues, including glioblastoma (GBM), and is considered as a well-established marker for tumor metastasis and recurrence. However, the molecular mechanisms by which MSI1 regulates cell migration are still undetermined. Here we reported that MSI1 alters cell morphology, promotes cell migration, and increases viscoelasticity of GBM cells...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821851/mass-production-of-bulk-artificial-nacre-with-excellent-mechanical-properties
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Huai-Ling Gao, Si-Ming Chen, Li-Bo Mao, Zhao-Qiang Song, Hong-Bin Yao, Helmut Cölfen, Xi-Sheng Luo, Fu Zhang, Zhao Pan, Yu-Feng Meng, Yong Ni, Shu-Hong Yu
Various methods have been exploited to replicate nacre features into artificial structural materials with impressive structural and mechanical similarity. However, it is still very challenging to produce nacre-mimetics in three-dimensional bulk form, especially for further scale-up. Herein, we demonstrate that large-sized, three-dimensional bulk artificial nacre with comprehensive mimicry of the hierarchical structures and the toughening mechanisms of natural nacre can be facilely fabricated via a bottom-up assembly process based on laminating pre-fabricated two-dimensional nacre-mimetic films...
August 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821810/extracting-intercellular-signaling-network-of-cancer-tissues-using-ligand-receptor-expression-patterns-from-whole-tumor-and-single-cell-transcriptomes
#9
Joseph X Zhou, Roberto Taramelli, Edoardo Pedrini, Theo Knijnenburg, Sui Huang
Many behaviors of cancer, such as progression, metastasis and drug resistance etc., cannot be fully understood by genetic mutations or intracellular signaling alone. Instead, they are emergent properties of the cell community which forms a tumor. Studies of tumor heterogeneity reveal that many cancer behaviors critically depend on intercellular communication between cancer cells themselves and between cancer-stromal cells by secreted signaling molecules (ligands) and their cognate receptors. We analyzed public cancer transcriptome database for changes in cell-cell interactions as the characteristic of malignancy...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821769/patterns-of-transcriptional-parallelism-and-variation-in-the-developing-olfactory-system-of-drosophila-species
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Jia Wern Pan, Qingyun Li, Scott Barish, Sumie Okuwa, Songhui Zhao, Charles Soeder, Matthew Kanke, Corbin D Jones, Pelin Cayirlioglu Volkan
Organisms have evolved strikingly parallel phenotypes in response to similar selection pressures suggesting that there may be shared constraints limiting the possible evolutionary trajectories. For example, the behavioral adaptation of specialist Drosophila species to specific host plants can exhibit parallel changes in their adult olfactory neuroanatomy. We investigated the genetic basis of these parallel changes by comparing gene expression during the development of the olfactory system of two specialist Drosophila species to that of four other generalist species...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821607/two-plant-derived-aporphinoid-alkaloids-exert-their-antifungal-activity-by-disrupting-mitochondrial-iron-sulfur-cluster-biosynthesis
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Siddharth K Tripathi, Tao Xu, Qin Feng, Bharathi Avula, Xiaomin Shi, Xuewen Pan, Melanie M Mask, Scott R Baerson, Melissa R Jacob, Ranga Rao Ravu, Shabana I Khan, Xing-Cong Li, Ikhlas A Khan, Alice M Clark, Ameeta K Agarwal
Eupolauridine and liriodenine are plant-derived aporphinoid alkaloids that exhibit potent inhibitory activity against the opportunistic fungal pathogens Candida albicans and Cryptococcus neoformans However, the molecular mechanism of this antifungal activity is unknown. In this study, we show that eupolauridine 9591 (E9591), a synthetic analog of eupolauridine, and liriodenine methiodide (LMT), a methiodide salt of liriodenine, mediate their antifungal activities by disrupting mitochondrial iron-sulfur (Fe-S) cluster synthesis...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821516/a-retrospective-review-of-paediatric-head-injuries-in-asia-a-pan-asian-trauma-outcomes-study-patos-collaboration
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Shu-Ling Chong, Uzma Rahim Khan, Indumathy Santhanam, Jun Seok Seo, Quan Wang, Sabariah Faizah Jamaluddin, Quoc Ai Hoang Trong, Su Yah Chew, Marcus Eng Hock Ong
OBJECTIVE: We aim to examine the mechanisms of head-injured children presenting to participating centres in the Pan Asian Trauma Outcomes Study (PATOS) and to evaluate the association between mechanism of injury and severe outcomes. DESIGN AND SETTING: We performed a retrospective review of medical records among emergency departments (EDs) of eight PATOS centres, from September 2014 - August 2015. PARTICIPANTS: We included children <16 years old who presented within 24 hours of head injury and were admitted for observation or required a computed tomography (CT) of the brain from the ED...
August 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821051/a-novel-self-assembly-lentinan-tetraphenylethylene%C3%A2-composite-with-strong-blue%C3%A2-fluorescence-in-water-and-its-properties
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Mengxia Li, Pan Chen, Min Xu, Xiaojuan Xu
We report a unique self-assembly of lentinan, a triple helical β-(1→3)-glucan (t-LNT), in water. By molecular dynamics simulation, it was found that t-LNT aggregated preferentially along the chain direction to form long chains, accompanied by side-direction linkage to form branches. Transmission electron microscopy images demonstrated that t-LNT formed dendrite-like fibers, which further formed fishnet-like porous/mesoporous aggregates with increasing concentration. The meshes in the fishnet were ascribed to the intersection of branches...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821015/extracting-replicable-associations-across-multiple-studies-empirical-bayes-algorithms-for-controlling-the-false-discovery-rate
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David Amar, Ron Shamir, Daniel Yekutieli
In almost every field in genomics, large-scale biomedical datasets are used to report associations. Extracting associations that recur across multiple studies while controlling the false discovery rate is a fundamental challenge. Here, we propose a new method to allow joint analysis of multiple studies. Given a set of p-values obtained from each study, the goal is to identify associations that recur in at least k > 1 studies while controlling the false discovery rate. We propose several new algorithms that differ in how the study dependencies are modeled, and compare them and extant methods under various simulated scenarios...
August 18, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820984/identification-of-m-tuberculosis-antigens-in-the-sera-of-tuberculosis-patients-using-biomimetic-affinity-chromatography-in-conjunction-with-esi-cid-ms-ms
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Guorong Ma, Jinting Pan, Jincheng Han, Lina Gao, Shulin Zhang, Rongxiu Li
The profiling of abnormally-expressed proteins in host cells using mass spectrometry (MS) analysis is a classical approach for screening disease-associated biomarkers in clinical diagnosis. However, few pathogen-specific antigens can currently be detected in serum using this proteomic approach, since these are very low-abundant proteins that are easily masked by host high-abundant proteins. Identification of pathogen-specific antigens in the sera of tuberculosis patients is crucial for the clinical diagnosis of this infectious disease, especially in immune-compromised patients...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820845/concomitant-panniculectomy-affects-wound-morbidity-but-not-hernia-recurrence-rates-in-abdominal-wall-reconstruction-a-propensity-score-analysis
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Salvatore Giordano, Patrick B Garvey, Donald P Baumann, Jun Liu, Charles E Butler
BACKGROUND: Panniculectomy (PAN) is often performed during abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR) to decrease wound healing complications and hernia recurrence rates. However, studies of AWR with concurrent panniculectomy (AWR+PAN) have reported contradictory results. We hypothesized that patients undergoing AWR+PAN experience more wound healing complications but similar rates of hernia recurrence compared to AWR alone. METHODS: In this retrospective study of 548 consecutive patients, 305 (52...
August 8, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820621/-doctors-killed-my-baby-argumentative-patterns-in-medical-disputes-in-china
#17
Dawei Pan
The recent surge in medical disputes requires that more attention be paid to the voices of laypeople. This article explores the argumentative nature of the public discourse of the reported "malpractice mobs" that strive to convince members of the public (in the place of health or legal experts) that they have been victims of medical errors and injustice. This case-based qualitative empirical study uses a pragma-dialectical approach to suggest a prototypical pattern of such public appeals that contains a basic argumentative pattern and various types of extensions...
August 18, 2017: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820221/real-time-monitoring-of-plasmon-induced-proton-transfer-of-hypoxanthine-in-serum
#18
Binbin Zhou, Shaofei Li, Xianghu Tang, Pan Li, Xiaomin Cao, Borong Yu, Liangbao Yang, Jinhuai Liu
Intramolecular proton transfer of hypoxanthine, induced by application of a laser on the surface of a bare noble nanomaterial, was monitored in real time using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). This monitoring demonstrated the dependence of the reaction on the identity of the nanomaterial and on the laser power density. The results pave the way for monitoring the proton transfer reaction in various relevant fields. In addition, we observed the presence of the proton transfer phenomenon of hypoxanthine in serum, providing a way to avoid the effect of proton transfer and hence achieve more reliable spectra of sera for clinical diagnosis...
August 18, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820121/aureimonas-endophytica-sp-nov-a-novel-endophytic-bacterium-isolated-from-aegiceras-corniculatum
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Fei-Na Li, Li Tuo, Zhen Pan, Min Guo, Simon Ming-Yuen Lee, Li Chen, Lin Hu, Cheng-Hang Sun
A Gram-negative, motile, aerobic and coccoid rod-shaped bacterium, designated strain 2T4P-2-4T, was isolated from a piece of surface-sterilized bark of Aegiceras corniculatum collected from Cotai Ecological Zones in Macao, China, and tested by a polyphasic approach to clarify its taxonomic position. Strain 2T4P-2-4T grew optimally without NaCl at 28-30 °C, pH 7.0-8.0. The 16S rRNA gene sequence of strain 2T4P-2-4T had the highest similarity (96.2 %) to Aureimonas rubiginis CC-CFT034T. Phylogenetic analysis showed that the strain grouped with species of the genus Aureimonas...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819970/chemical-selectivity-at-grain-boundary-dislocations-in-monolayer-mo1-xwxs2-transition-metal-dichalcogenides
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Ziqian Wang, Yuhao Shen, Shoucong Ning, Yoshikazu Ito, Pan Liu, Zheng Tang, Takeshi Fujita, Akihiko Hirata, Mingwei Chen
Grain boundaries (GBs) are unavoidable crystal defects in polycrystalline materials and significantly influence their properties. However, the structure and chemistry of GBs in 2D transition metal dichalcogenide alloys have not been well established. Here we report significant chemical selectivity of transition metal atoms at GB dislocation cores in Mo1-xWxS2 monolayers. Different from classical elastic field-driven dislocation segregation in bulk crystals, the chemical selectivity in the 2D crystals originates prominently from variation of atomic coordination numbers at dislocation cores...
August 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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