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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933697/total-magnetic-resonance-imaging-burden-of-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-is-associated-with-post-stroke-depression-in-patients-with-acute-lacunar-stroke
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X Zhang, Y Tang, Y Xie, C Ding, J Xiao, X Jiang, H Shan, Y Lin, C Li, D Hu, T Li, L Sheng
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Despite extensive studies on post-stroke depression (PSD), the role of the total burden of cerebral small-vessel disease (cSVD) in its pathogenesis remains unclear. METHODS: We conducted a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based cohort study to investigate the relationship between total MRI burden of cSVD and PSD among patients with first-ever lacunar stroke. From June 2013 to January 2016, 374 patients were consecutively recruited. PSD was identified using the Chinese version of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV...
December 9, 2016: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930338/pegylated-ifn-%C3%AE-suppresses-hepatitis-c-virus-by-promoting-the-dapk-mtor-pathway
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Wei-Liang Liu, Hung-Chih Yang, Ching-Sheng Hsu, Chih-Chiang Wang, Tzu-San Wang, Jia-Horng Kao, Ding-Shinn Chen
Death-associated protein kinase (DAPK) has been found to be induced by IFN, but its antiviral activity remains elusive. Therefore, we investigated whether DAPK plays a role in the pegylated IFN-α (peg-IFN-α)-induced antiviral activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) replication. Primary human hepatocytes, Huh-7, and infectious HCV cell culture were used to study the relationship between peg-IFN-α and the DAPK-mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathways. The activation of DAPK and signaling pathways were determined using immunoblotting...
December 6, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913699/risk-and-association-of-hla-with-oxcarbazepine-induced-cutaneous-adverse-reactions-in-asians
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Chun-Bing Chen, Yi-Hsin Hsiao, Tony Wu, Mo-Song Hsih, Wichittra Tassaneeyakul, Teekayu P Jorns, Chonlaphat Sukasem, Chien-Ning Hsu, Shih-Chi Su, Wan-Chun Chang, Rosaline Chung-Yee Hui, Chia-Yu Chu, Yi-Ju Chen, Ching-Ying Wu, Chao-Kai Hsu, Tsu-Man Chiu, Pei-Lun Sun, Hua-En Lee, Chin-Yi Yang, Pei-Han Kao, Chih-Hsun Yang, Hsin-Chun Ho, Jing-Yi Lin, Ya-Ching Chang, Ming-Jing Chen, Chun-Wei Lu, Chau Yee Ng, Kang-Ling Kuo, Chien-Yio Lin, Ching-Sheng Yang, Ding-Ping Chen, Pi-Yueh Chang, Tsu-Lan Wu, Yu-Jr Lin, Yi-Ching Weng, Tseng-Tong Kuo, Shuen-Iu Hung, Wen-Hung Chung
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk and genetic association of oxcarbazepine-induced cutaneous adverse reactions (OXC-cADRs), including Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN), in Asian populations (Chinese and Thai). METHODS: We prospectively enrolled patients with OXC-cADRs in Taiwan and Thailand from 2006 to 2014, and analyzed the clinical course, latent period, drug dosage, organ involvement, complications, and mortality. We also investigated the carrier rate of HLA-B*15:02 and HLA-A*31:01 of patients with OXC-cADRs and compared to OXC-tolerant controls...
December 2, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912885/tetrandrine-an-alkaloid-from-s-tetrandra-exhibits-anti-hypertensive-and-sleep-enhancing-effects-in-shr-via-different-mechanisms
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Yuan-Li Huang, Su-Ying Cui, Xiang-Yu Cui, Qing Cao, Hui Ding, Jin-Zhi Song, Xiao Hu, Hui Ye, Bin Yu, Zhao-Fu Sheng, Zi-Jun Wang, Yong-He Zhang
BACKGROUND: Sleep disorders have been found to be associated with hypertension in both cross-sectional and longitudinal epidemiological studies. Tetrandrine, a major component of Stephania tetrandra, is well known as an antihypertensive agent. The anti-hypertension mechanism mainly relies on its L-type calcium channel blocking property. In the previous study, tetrandrine revealed both anti-hypertension and hypnotic effects in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs). PURPOSE: This study aims to elucidate whether the antihypertensive mechanism of tetrandrine in SHRs is relevant to its hypnotic effect...
December 15, 2016: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912882/tenuifolin-a-saponin-derived-from-radix-polygalae-exhibits-sleep-enhancing-effects-in-mice
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Qing Cao, Yong Jiang, Su-Ying Cui, Peng-Fei Tu, Yue-Mei Chen, Xiao-Li Ma, Xiang-Yu Cui, Yuan-Li Huang, Hui Ding, Jin-Zhi Song, Bin Yu, Zhao-Fu Sheng, Zi-Jun Wang, Ya-Ping Xu, Guang Yang, Hui Ye, Xiao Hu, Yong-He Zhang
BACKGROUND: Radix Polygalae, the dried root of Polygala tenuifolia, has been extensively used as a traditional Chinese medicine for promoting intelligence and tranquilization. Polygalasaponins extracted from the root of P. tenuifolia possess evident anxiolytic and sedative-hypnotic activities. Previous studies have reported that tenuifolin was a major constituent of polygalasaponins. PURPOSE: The currently study aims to investigate the hypnotic effect and possible mechanism of tenuifolin in freely moving mice...
December 15, 2016: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899977/nahco3-enhances-the-antitumor-activities-of-cytokine-induced-killer-cells-against-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hepg2-cells
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Ya Hong Yuan, Chun Fang Zhou, Jiang Yuan, Li Liu, Xing Rong Guo, Xiao Li Wang, Yan Ding, Xiao Nan Wang, Dong Sheng Li, Han Jun Tu
The extracellular pH is lower inside solid tumors than in normal tissue. The acidic environment inhibits the cytotoxicity of lymphocytes in vitro and promotes tumor cell invasion. In the present study, both in vitro and in vivo experiments were conducted to investigate how NaHCO3 would affect the antitumor activities of cytokine-induced killer (CIK) cells against hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. For the in vitro experiments, HepG2 cells were cultured at pH 6.5 and 7.4 in the presence of CIK cells or CIK cell-conditioned medium (CMCIK)...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899152/the-anti-staphylococcus-aureus-activity-of-the-phenanthrene-fraction-from-fibrous-roots-of-bletilla-striata
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Jing-Jing Guo, Bin-Ling Dai, Ni-Pi Chen, Li-Xia Jin, Fu-Sheng Jiang, Zhi-Shan Ding, Chao-Dong Qian
BACKGROUND: Bletillae Rhizoma, the tuber of Bletilla striata, has been used in Chinese traditional medicine to treat infectious diseases. Chemical studies indicated that phenanthrene was one of the most important components of the herb, with a broad spectrum of antibiotic activity against Gram-positive bacteria. The objective of this study was to further characterize the antibacterial activity of the phenanthrene fraction from the fibrous root of the pseudobulb of B. striata. METHODS: The phenanthrene fraction (EF60) from the ethanol extract of fibrous roots of Bletilla striata pseudobulbs was isolated using polyamide column chromatography...
November 29, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896586/effect-of-berberine-on-the-ratio-of-high-molecular-weight-adiponectin-to-total-adiponectin-and-adiponectin-receptors-expressions-in-high-fat-diet-fed-rats
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Yue-Yue Wu, Ying Zha, Jun Liu, Fang Wang, Jiong Xu, Zao-Ping Chen, He-Yuan Ding, Li Sheng, Xiao-Jie Han
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of berberine (BBR) on high-molecular weight (HMW) adiponectin and adiponectin receptors (adipoR1/adipoR2) expressions in high-fat (HF) diet fed rats. METHODS: Forty Wistar male rats were randomly assigned into a normal diet fed group and three HF diet (fat for 45% calories) fed groups (n=10 for each group). All rats underwent 12 weeks of feeding. After 4 weeks feeding, rats in the two of three HF diet fed groups were treated with 150 mg·kg(-1)·day(-1) BBR (HF+LBBR group) and 380 mg·kg(-1)·day(-1) BBR (HF+HBBR group) by gavage once a day respectively for the next 8 weeks while the rats in other groups treated with vehicle (NF+Veh and HF+Veh)...
November 17, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893103/potential-of-small-molecule-mediated-reprogramming-of-rod-photoreceptors-to-treat-retinitis-pigmentosa
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Paul A Nakamura, Shibing Tang, Andy A Shimchuk, Sheng Ding, Thomas A Reh
Purpose: Mutations in rod photoreceptor genes can cause retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Rod gene expression is regulated by the nuclear hormone receptor, Nr2e3. Genetic deletion of Nr2e3 reprograms rods into cells that resemble cone photoreceptors, and might therefore prevent their death from some forms of RP. There are no identified ligands for Nr2e3; however, reverse agonists might mimic the genetic rescue effect and may be therapeutically useful for the treatment of RP. Methods: We screened for small molecule modulators of Nr2e3 using primary retinal cell cultures and characterized the most potent, which we have named photoregulin1 (PR1), in vitro and in vivo...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876748/driving-pest-insect-populations-agricultural-chemicals-lead-to-an-adaptive-syndrome-in-nilaparvata-lugens-st%C3%A3-l-hemiptera-delphacidae
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Lin-Lin You, You Wu, Bing Xu, Jun Ding, Lin-Quan Ge, Guo-Qin Yang, Qi-Sheng Song, David Stanley, Jin-Cai Wu
The brown planthopper (BPH) is a devastating pest of rice throughout Asia. In this paper we document the BPH biogeographic range expansion in China over the 20-year period, 1992 to 2012. We posed the hypothesis that the range expansion is due to a syndrome of adaptations to the continuous presence of agricultural chemicals (insecticides and a fungicide) over the last 40 years. With respect to biogeography, BPH ranges have expanded by 13% from 1992 to 1997 and by another 3% from 1997 to 2012. In our view, such expansions may follow primarily from the enhancing effects of JGM, among other agricultural chemicals, and from global warming...
November 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874044/new-fluoride-arsenide-diluted-magnetic-semiconductor-ba-k-f-zn-mn-as-with-independent-spin-and-charge-doping
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Bijuan Chen, Zheng Deng, Wenmin Li, Moran Gao, Qingqing Liu, C Z Gu, F X Hu, B G Shen, Benjamin Frandsen, Sky Cheung, Liu Lian, Yasutomo J Uemura, Cui Ding, Shengli Guo, Fanlong Ning, Timothy J S Munsie, Murray Neff Wilson, Yipeng Cai, Graeme Luke, Zurab Guguchia, Shingo Yonezawa, Zhi Li, Changqing Jin
We report the discovery of a new fluoride-arsenide bulk diluted magnetic semiconductor (Ba,K)F(Zn,Mn)As with the tetragonal ZrCuSiAs-type structure which is identical to that of the "1111" iron-based superconductors. The joint hole doping via (Ba,K) substitution &spin doping via (Zn,Mn) substitution results in ferromagnetic order with Curie temperature up to 30 K and demonstrates that the ferromagnetic interactions between the localized spins are mediated by the carriers. Muon spin relaxation measurements confirm the intrinsic nature of the long range magnetic order in the entire volume in the ferromagnetic phase...
November 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868101/simultaneous-retroperitoneal-robotic-partial-nephrectomy-and-hepatectomy-for-synchronous-renal-cell-carcinoma-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-a-cirrhotic-patient
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Khaa Hoo Ong, Steven Kuan-Hua Huang, Chia-Sheng Yen, Yu-Feng Tian, Ding-Ping Sun
Background: The development of laparoscopic and robotic surgeries represents the modern era with the objective of improving patient outcomes; this surgical method is widespread in urology and general surgery. Retroperitoneal laparoscopic/robotic surgery is common in urologic surgery, but not in liver surgery. Tumors located in the posterosuperior aspect of the liver are difficult to access using a transperitoneal approach, and control of bleeding can also be difficult, especially in patients with cirrhosis...
2016: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864007/six-generations-of-epidermolytic-palmoplantar-keratoderma-associated-with-a-krt9-r163w-mutation
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Peng Wang, Xiao-Jing Kang, Xiao-Hui Tang, Jian-Yong Liu, Wen-Zheng Li, Wei-Jia Wang, Sheng-Nan Liang, Yan-Yan Feng, Yuan Ding, Wen-Jing Chen
Epidermolytic palmoplantar keratoderma (EPPK) is a rare autosomal dominant skin disorder characterized by diffuse hyperkeratosis on the palms and soles. Whole-exome sequencing (WES) has become a powerful tool for the detection of rare causal variants of Mendelian disorders. However, no causal gene for EPPK in the Uygur population has been identified until now, and no treatment exists than can address the underlying pathology.WES analysis was undertaken on two individuals from a large Uygur EPPK pedigree whose disease locus mapped to 17q21...
November 2016: Cancer Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862582/whole-tumor-mri-histogram-analyses-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-correlations-with-ki-67-labeling-index
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Xin-Xing Hu, Zhao-Xia Yang, He-Yue Liang, Ying Ding, Robert Grimm, Cai-Xia Fu, Hui Liu, Xu Yan, Yuan Ji, Meng-Su Zeng, Sheng-Xiang Rao
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether whole-tumor histogram-derived parameters for an apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) map and contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could aid in assessing Ki-67 labeling index (LI) of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In all, 57 patients with HCC who underwent pretreatment MRI with a 3T MR scanner were included retrospectively. Histogram parameters including mean, median, standard deviation, skewness, kurtosis, and percentiles (5(th) , 25(th) , 75(th) , 95(th) ) were derived from the ADC map and MR enhancement...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861950/comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-endoscopic-tympanoplasty-and-microscopic-tympanoplasty-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Chih-Chieh Tseng, Ming-Tang Lai, Chia-Che Wu, Sheng-Po Yuan, Yi-Fang Ding
OBJECTIVES: Microscopic tympanoplasty has been the standard surgery for repairing perforated tympanic membranes since the 1950s, but endoscopic tympanoplasty has been increasingly practiced since the late 1990s. In this study, we compared the efficacies of endoscopic and microscopic tympanoplasty. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Embase, MEDLINE, and the Clinical Trial Register. REVIEW METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis statement...
November 9, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858908/predictive-value-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-diagnosis-of-prostate-cancer-among-men-who-underwent-template-guided-prostate-biopsy-a-strobe-compliant-study
#16
Tian-Bao Huang, Shi-Yu Mao, Sheng-Ming Lu, Jun-Jie Yu, Yang Luan, Xiao Gu, Hao Liu, Guang-Chen Zhou, Xue-Fei Ding
To evaluate the predictive value of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in diagnosis of prostate cancer (PCa). Data of 662 patients who underwent prostate biopsy from January 2012 to June 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. The receiver operating characteristic-derived area under the curve analyses were performed to assess the predictive accuracy. Simultaneously, Youden's index was calculated to determine the optimal NLR cutoff. Furthermore, univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to determine the association between NLR value and PCa detection...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854075/benzimidazole-derivative-m084-extends-the-lifespan-of-caenorhabditis-elegans-in-a-daf-16-foxo-dependent-way
#17
Ai-Jun Ding, Gui-Sheng Wu, Bin Tang, Xuechuan Hong, Michael X Zhu, Huai-Rong Luo
With the growth of aging population, there is increasing demand to develop strategy to improve the aging process and aging-related diseases. Benzimidazole and its derivatives are crucial heterocyclic backbone of many drugs and compounds with diverse therapeutic applications, including alleviation of aging-related diseases. Here, we investigate if the benzimidazole derivative n-butyl-[1H]-benzimidazol-2-amine (M084), a novel inhibitor of TRPC4 and TRPC5 channels and antidepressant, could affect the lifespan of Caenorhabditis elegans (C...
November 16, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853979/erratum-to-clinical-and-molecular-features-of-38-children-with-chronic-granulomatous-disease-in-mainland-china
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Huan Xu, Wen Tian, Shu-Juan Li, Lu-Ying Zhang, Wei Liu, Yao Zhao, Zhi-Yong Zhang, Xue-Mei Tang, Mo Wang, Dao-Qi Wu, Ji-Sheng Shi, Yuan Ding, Xiao-Dong Zhao, Xi-Qiang Yang, Li-Ping Jiang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 16, 2016: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834668/chemical-enhancement-of-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-direct-cardiac-reprogramming
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Tamer M A Mohamed, Nicole R Stone, Emily C Berry, Ethan Radzinsky, Yu Huang, Karishma Pratt, Yen-Sin Ang, Pengzhi Yu, Haixia Wang, Shibing Tang, Sergey Magnitsky, Sheng Ding, Kathryn N Ivey, Deepak Srivastava
BACKGROUND: -Reprogramming of cardiac fibroblasts into induced cardiomyocyte-like cells (iCMs) in situ represents a promising strategy for cardiac regeneration. A combination of three cardiac transcription factors, Gata4, Mef2c and Tbx5 (GMT), can convert fibroblasts into iCMs, albeit with low efficiency in vitro METHODS: -We screened 5,500 compounds in primary cardiac fibroblasts to identify the pathways that can be modulated to enhance cardiomyocyte reprogramming. RESULTS: -We found that a combination of the transforming growth factor (TGF)-β inhibitor SB431542 and the WNT inhibitor XAV939 increased reprogramming efficiency eight-fold when added to GMT-overexpressing cardiac fibroblasts...
November 10, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830744/spin-exchange-broadening-of-magnetic-resonance-lines-in-a-high-sensitivity-rotating-k-rb-21-ne-co-magnetometer
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Yao Chen, Wei Quan, Sheng Zou, Yan Lu, Lihong Duan, Yang Li, Hong Zhang, Ming Ding, Jiancheng Fang
Atomic co-magnetometers can be utilized for high-precision angular velocity sensing or fundamental physics tests. The sensitivity of a co-magnetometer determines the angle random walk of an angular velocity sensor and the detection limit for a fundamental physics test. A high-sensitivity K-Rb-(21)Ne co-magnetometer, which is utilized for angular velocity sensing, is presented in this paper. A new type of spin relaxation of Rb atom spins, which can broaden the zero-field magnetic resonance lines of the co-magnetometer, is discovered...
November 10, 2016: Scientific Reports
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