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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529578/long-non-coding-rna-expression-profiles-in-gallbladder-carcinoma-identified-using-microarray-analysis
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Jiwen Wang, Han Liu, Xiaokun Shen, Yueqi Wang, Dexiang Zhang, Sheng Shen, Tao Suo, Hongtao Pan, Yue Ming, Kan Ding, Houbao Liu
Gallbladder carcinoma (GBC) is the most common biliary tract cancer and exhibits poor patient prognosis. Previous studies have identified that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) serve important regulatory roles in cancer biology. Alterations in lncRNAs are associated with several types of cancer. However, the contribution of lncRNAs to GBC remains unclear. To investigate the lncRNAs that are potentially involved in GBC, lncRNA profiles were identified in three pairs of human GBC and corresponding peri-carcinomatous tissue samples using microarray analysis...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527683/association-of-val66met-polymorphism-at-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-gene-with-depression-among-chinese-adolescents-after-wenchuan-earthquake-an-18months-longitudinal-study
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Mei Fan, Rong Hui Li, Min Shan Hu, Li Ying Xiao, Xue Dong Zhou, Mao Sheng Ran, Ding Zhi Fang
To longitudinally investigate the association of Val66Met polymorphism at brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene (BDNF) with depression in Chinese Han adolescents after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, BDNF Val66Met was identified by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism analyses and verified by DNA sequencing. Depression was assessed by Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) among high school students at 6, 12 and 18months after the earthquake. The results showed that the females constantly had higher depression prevalence than the males during the follow-up in the Met allele carriers, but not in the Val/Val homozygotes...
May 17, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504248/the-flavonoid-tl-2-8-induces-cell-death-and-immature-mitophagy-in-breast-cancer-cells-via-abrogating-the-function-of-the-aha1-hsp90-complex
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Hui-Juan Liu, Xiao-Xiao Jiang, Yi-Zhen Guo, Fang-Hui Sun, Xin-Hui Kou, Yong Bao, Zhu-Qing Zhang, Zhao-Hu Lin, Ting-Bo Ding, Lan Jiang, Xin-Sheng Lei, Yong-Hua Yang
The flavonoid quercetin exhibits significant anticancer activities with few side effects. In the current study, we characterized TL-2-8, a quercetin derivative, as a novel anticancer agent in vitro and in vivo. Cell proliferation and viability were assessed using Cell Counting Kit-8 and CellTiter-Blue assay, respectively. Cell death was examined using PI staining or a TUNEL assay. Mitophagy was determined by measuring autophagic flux and by confocal imaging. Protein expression was examined by Western blotting...
May 1, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494250/recent-developments-of-coumarin-containing-derivatives-and-their-anti-tubercular-activity
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Yuan-Qiang Hu, Zhi Xu, Shu Zhang, Xiang Wu, Jun-Wei Ding, Zao-Sheng Lv, Lian-Shun Feng
Tuberculosis (TB) is a lift-threatening chronic deadliest infectious disease caused predominantly by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) which affects primarily the lungs (pulmonary TB) apart from other vital organs. The emergence of drug-resistant TB (DR-TB), multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB), extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) and the recently cases of totally drug resistant (TDR) towards currently accessible standard drugs was increased up to alarming level in the recent decades. In pursuit of searching new anti-TB agents, numerous of derivatives have been synthesized and screened for their anti-TB activity...
May 2, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494245/global-reprogramming-of-host-kinase-signaling-in-response-to-fungal-infection
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Aseem Pandey, Sheng Li Ding, Qing-Ming Qin, Rahul Gupta, Gabriel Gomez, Furong Lin, Xuehuan Feng, Luciana Fachini da Costa, Sankar P Chaki, Madhu Katepalli, Elizabeth D Case, Erin J van Schaik, Tabasum Sidiq, Omar Khalaf, Angela Arenas, Koichi S Kobayashi, James E Samuel, Gonzalo M Rivera, Robert C Alaniz, Sing-Hoi Sze, Xiaoning Qian, William J Brown, Allison Rice-Ficht, William K Russell, Thomas A Ficht, Paul de Figueiredo
Cryptococcus neoformans (Cn) is a deadly fungal pathogen whose intracellular lifestyle is important for virulence. Host mechanisms controlling fungal phagocytosis and replication remain obscure. Here, we perform a global phosphoproteomic analysis of the host response to Cryptococcus infection. Our analysis reveals numerous and diverse host proteins that are differentially phosphorylated following fungal ingestion by macrophages, thereby indicating global reprogramming of host kinase signaling. Notably, phagocytosis of the pathogen activates the host autophagy initiation complex (AIC) and the upstream regulatory components LKB1 and AMPKα, which regulate autophagy induction through their kinase activities...
May 10, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489579/transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-a-potential-biomarker-and-therapeutic-target-of-ventricular-remodeling
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REVIEW
Yuan Ma, Hai Zou, Xing-Xing Zhu, Jie Pang, Qiang Xu, Qin-Yang Jin, Ya-Hui Ding, Bing Zhou, Dong-Sheng Huang
Transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) is a multifunctional cytokine that is synthesized by many types of cells and regulates the cell cycle. Increasing evidence has led to TGF-β receiving increased and deserved attention in recent years because it may play a potentially novel and critical role in the development and progression of myocardial fibrosis and the subsequent progress of ventricular remodeling (VR). Numerous studies have highlighted a crucial role of TGF-β in VR and suggest potential therapeutic targets of the TGF-β signaling pathways for VR...
April 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487339/circulating-fabp4-fatty-acid-binding-protein-4-is-a-novel-prognostic-biomarker-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Wen-Jun Tu, Xian-Wei Zeng, Aijun Deng, Sheng-Jie Zhao, Ding-Zhen Luo, Guo-Zhao Ma, Hong Wang, Qiang Liu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: FABP4 (fatty acid-binding protein 4) is an intracellular lipid chaperone involved in coordination of lipid transportation and atherogenesis. This study aimed at observing the effect of FABP4 on the 3-month outcomes in Chinese patients with acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: In a prospective multicenter observational study, serum concentrations of FABP4 were on admission measured in plasma of 737 consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke...
May 9, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485915/formation-of-g-c3n4-ni-oh-2-honeycomb-nanostructure-and-asymmetric-supercapacitor-with-high-energy-and-power-density
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Bitao Dong, Mingyan Li, Sheng Chen, Dawei Ding, Wei Wei, Guoxin Gao, Shujiang Ding
Nickel hydroxide (Ni(OH)2) has drawn intense research interest due to its high theoretical specific capacitance as one of the promising next generation electrode materials for supercapacitors, however, the practical applications of Ni(OH)2 is hindered by its lower cycling life. To overcome the inherent defects, herein we demonstrate a unique interconnect honeycomb structure of g-C3N4 and Ni(OH)2 synthesized by an environmental-friendly one-step method. In this work, g-C3N4 support a perpendicular charge transporting direction in charge-discharge process, which is beneficial for electron diffusion...
May 9, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474985/prevalence-and-extent-of-right-to-left-shunt-on-contrast-enhanced-transcranial-doppler-in-chinese-patients-with-migraine-in-a-multicentre-case-control-study
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Si-Bo Wang, Kang-Ding Liu, Yi Yang, Ya-Jie Li, Ming-Yi Hu, Pan Lin, Rong Guo, Qian Tian, Yong You, Ying-Hua Cui, Guan-Ling Zhang, Zhao Dong, Yong-Sheng Gao, Ying-Qi Xing
Background The association between RLS and migraine is still debated. The aim of this study is to investigate the prevalence and grade of RLS in Chinese patients with migraine and to evaluate the relationship between RLS and migraine. Methods A multi-center case-control study of contrast-enhanced transcranial Doppler was conducted in 931 consecutive patients with migraine (240 of 931 had migraine with aura and 691 of 931 were in the migraine without aura group) and 282 were healthy adults. Clinical trial no...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469102/prevalence-of-congenital-heart-disease-among-infants-from-2012-to-2014-in-langfang-china
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Peng-Fei Sun, Gui-Chun Ding, Min-Yu Zhang, Sheng-Nan He, Yu Gao, Jian-Hua Wang
BACKGROUND: Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common congenital malformations with high mortality and morbidity. The prevalence of CHD reported previously ranged from 4 per 1000 live births to 50 per 1000 live births. In this cross-sectional study, we aimed to document the prevalence of CHD in Langfang district of Hebei Province, China by analyzing data collected by hospitals located in 11 the counties of the district, as supported by a public health campaign. METHODS: A total of 67,718 consecutive 3-month-old infants were included from July 19, 2012 to July 18, 2014...
May 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468389/two-color-hyper-entangled-photon-pairs-generation-in-a-cold-sup-85-sup-rb-atomic-ensemble
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Ming-Xin Dong, Wei Zhang, Shuai Shi, Kai Wang, Zhi-Yuan Zhou, Shi-Long Liu, Dong-Sheng Ding, Bao-Sen Shi
Hyper-entangled photon pairs are very promising in the quantum information field for enhancing the channel capacity in communication and improving compatibility for networks. Here we report on the experimental generation of a hyper-entangled photon pair at a wavelength of 795 nm and 1475 nm via the spontaneous four-wave mixing process in a cold <sup>85</sup>Rb atomic ensemble. The photons in each pair generated are entangled in both the time-frequency and polarization degrees of freedom. Such hyper-entangled photon pairs with special wavelength have potential applications in high-dimensional quantum communication and quantum physics...
May 1, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465109/learning-curve-for-endoscopic-tympanoplasty-initial-experience-of-221-procedures
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Chih-Chieh Tseng, Ming-Tang Lai, Chia-Che Wu, Sheng-Po Yuan, Yi-Fang Ding
BACKGROUND: The learning curve for endoscopic tympanoplasty has never been quantitatively reported. The present study depicted the learning curve for endoscopic tympanoplasty and evaluated how many procedures an otologist requires to attain proficiency in this technique. METHODS: We reviewed the medical charts of consecutive patients who underwent endoscopic tympanoplasty between January 1, 2013 and June 1, 2015. We enrolled patients with simple perforations of the tympanic membrane and excluded those with ossicular chain disease...
April 29, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463323/suboptimal-maximum-likelihood-detection-of-on-off-keying-for-a-wireless-optical-communication-system
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Ruijie Li, Shengli Ding, Anhong Dang
This paper investigates a detection scheme without channel state information for wireless optical communication systems. Employing conventional on-off keying signals, we supposed that conditional probability density function P(r|0) is much bigger than P(r|1) when r<0. Under this assumption, the suboptimal maximum likelihood scheme is obtained by utilizing the probability density function without channel information. Theoretical analysis shows the performance of the proposed scheme is close to the maximum likelihood symbol-by-symbol detection...
May 1, 2017: Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, Image Science, and Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453285/pharmacological-reprogramming-of-somatic-cells-for-regenerative-medicine
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Min Xie, Shibing Tang, Ke Li, Sheng Ding
Lost or damaged cells in tissues and organs can be replaced by transplanting therapeutically competent cells. This approach requires methods that effectively manipulate cellular identities and properties to generate sufficient numbers of desired cell types for transplantation. These cells can be generated by reprogramming readily available somatic cells, such as fibroblasts, into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which can replicate indefinitely and give rise to any somatic cell type. This reprogramming can be achieved with genetic methods, such as forced expression of pluripotency-inducing transcription factors (TFs), which can be further improved, or even avoided, with pharmacological agents...
April 28, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447687/can-dual-ligand-targeting-enhance-cellular-uptake-of-nanoparticles
#15
Qiang-Sheng Xia, Hong-Ming Ding, Yu-Qiang Ma
Dual ligand targeting to different types of over-expressed receptors on cell surfaces is a promising strategy in nanomedicine. Here, by using dissipative particle dynamics simulations, the effect of the surface distribution and physicochemical properties of dual ligands on the cellular uptake of nanoparticles is systematically studied. It is found that the spontaneous rearrangement of dual ligands (from random to patterned distribution) on the nanoparticle surface can enhance the cellular uptake of nanoparticles...
April 27, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445199/effect-of-electroacupuncture-at-the-zusanli-point-stomach-36-on-dorsal-random-pattern-skin-flap-survival-in-a-rat-model
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Li-Ren Wang, Le-Yi Cai, Ding-Sheng Lin, Bin Cao, Zhi-Jie Li
BACKGROUND: Random skin flaps are commonly used for wound repair and reconstruction. Electroacupuncture at The Zusanli point could enhance microcirculation and blood perfusion in random skin flaps. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether electroacupuncture at The Zusanli point can improve the survival of random skin flaps in a rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-six male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into 3 groups: control group (no electroacupuncture), Group A (electroacupuncture at a nonacupoint near The Zusanli point), and Group B (electroacupuncture at The Zusanli point)...
April 24, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440606/pathogenesis-and-prevention-of-radiation-induced-myocardial-fibrosis
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Li Kun Liu, Weiwei Ouyang, Xing Zhao, Sheng Fa Su, Yan Yang, Wen Jin Ding, Da Xian Luo, Zhi Xu He, Bing Lu
Radiation therapy is one of the most important methods for the treatment of malignant tumors. However, in radiotherapy for thoracic tumors such as breast cancer, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and mediastinal lymphoma, the heart, located in the mediastinum, is inevitably affected by the irradiation, leading to pericardial disease, myocardial fibrosis, coronary artery disease, valvular lesions, and cardiac conduction system injury, which are considered radiation-induced heart diseases. Delayed cardiac injury especially myocardial fibrosis is more prominent, and its incidence is as high as 20–80%...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428622/inhibition-of-late-sodium-current-suppresses-calcium-related-ventricular-arrhythmias-by-reducing-the-phosphorylation-of-camk-ii-and-sodium-channel-expressions
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Xiao-Hong Wei, Shan-Dong Yu, Lu Ren, Si-Hui Huang, Qiao-Mei Yang, Ping Wang, Yan-Peng Chu, Wei Yang, Yan-Sheng Ding, Yong Huo, Lin Wu
Cardiac arrhythmias associated with intracellular calcium inhomeostasis are refractory to antiarrhythmic therapy. We hypothesized that late sodium current (I Na) contributed to the calcium-related arrhythmias. Monophasic action potential duration at 90% completion of repolarization (MAPD90) was significantly increased and ventricular arrhythmias were observed in hearts with increased intracellular calcium concentration ([Ca(2+)]i) by using Bay K 8644, and the increase became greater in hearts treated with a combination of ATX-II and Bay K 8644 compared to Bay K 8644 alone...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424274/copeptin-and-nt-probnp-for-prediction-of-all-cause-and-cardiovascular-death-in-ischemic-stroke
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Wen-Jun Tu, Guo-Zhao Ma, Ying Ni, Xia-Sheng Hu, Ding-Zhen Luo, Xian-Wei Zeng, Qiang Liu, Tingting Xu, Lie Yu, Boshui Wu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate long-term mortality in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) by exploring the correlation between death and plasma concentrations of copeptin and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in a cohort study. METHODS: In a prospective, multicenter observational study of 4,215 patients with AIS, copeptin and NT-proBNP levels were measured with a standardized method when patients were admitted to hospital. The primary endpoint was all-cause mortality or cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality within 1 year...
April 19, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422981/qtl-analysis-and-dissection-of-panicle-components-in-rice-using-advanced-backcross-populations-derived-from-oryza-sativa-cultivars-hr1128-and-nipponbare
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Zhizhong Sun, Xiaoling Yin, Jia Ding, Dong Yu, Miao Hu, Xuewu Sun, Yanning Tan, Xiabing Sheng, Ling Liu, Yi Mo, Ning Ouyang, Beibei Jiang, Guilong Yuan, Meijuan Duan, Dingyang Yuan, Jun Fang
Panicle traits are among the most important agronomic characters which directly relate to yield in rice. Grain number (GN), panicle length (PL), primary branch number (PBN), and secondary branch number (SBN) are the major components of rice panicle structure, and are all controlled by quantitative trait loci (QTLs). In our research, four advanced backcross overlapping populations (BIL152, BIL196a, BIL196b, and BIL196b-156) carrying introgressed segments from chromosome 6 were derived from an indica/japonica cross that used the super-hybrid rice restorer line HR1128 and the international sequenced japonica cultivar 'Nipponbare' as the donor and recurrent parents, respectively...
2017: PloS One
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