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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145392/conservation-of-a-microrna-cluster-in-parasitic-nematodes-and-profiling-of-mirnas-in-excretory-secretory-products-and-microvesicles-of-haemonchus-contortus
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Henry Y Gu, Neil D Marks, Alan D Winter, William Weir, Thomas Tzelos, Tom N McNeilly, Collette Britton, Eileen Devaney
microRNAs are small non-coding RNAs that are important regulators of gene expression in a range of animals, including nematodes. We have analysed a cluster of four miRNAs from the pathogenic nematode species Haemonchus contortus that are closely linked in the genome. We find that the cluster is conserved only in clade V parasitic nematodes and in some ascarids, but not in other clade III species nor in clade V free-living nematodes. Members of the cluster are present in parasite excretory-secretory products and can be detected in the abomasum and draining lymph nodes of infected sheep, indicating their release in vitro and in vivo...
November 16, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145236/protection-by-nitrite-against-the-ischemic-effects-induced-by-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-mice
#2
Yafei Wang, Xin Song, Xia Yue, Hong Su, Yuanliang Gu, Linda Bowman, Min Ding, Baobo Zou, Jinshun Zhao, Xialu Lin
OBJECTIVE: This research was aimed to investigate the correct dose of nitrite that would act as a protection against the ischemic effects induced by acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: Mice were randomly divided into a sham-operation group (sham), an AMI operation group (AMI), and a nitrite pretreatment+AMI operation group (N+AMI). Seven days before the AMI operation, mice in the N+AMI group were pretreated with sodium nitrite in drinking water. RESULTS: One week after the AMI operation, serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and creatine kinase (CK) activities in both AMI and N+AMI group were significantly higher than those in the sham group, but there were no significant differences between AMI and N+AMI mice...
November 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145177/lncrna-cps1-it1-suppresses-cell-proliferation-invasion-and-metastasis-in-colorectal-cancer
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Wei Zhang, Weitang Yuan, Junmin Song, Shijun Wang, Xiaoming Gu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Increasing evidence demonstrates that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) regulate diverse cellular processes and cancer progression. Whether lncRNAs play any functional role in colorectal carcinoma (CRC) remains largely unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of lncRNA CPS1 intronic transcript 1 (CPS1-IT1) in CRC. METHODS: Expression of CPS1-IT1 was initially assessed in human CRC tissues and in a series of CRC cell lines. The correlations between CPS1-IT1 levels and survival outcomes were analyzed to elucidate the clinical significance of CPS1-IT1 in CRC...
November 17, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144723/inorganic-strengthened-hydrogel-membrane-as-regenerative-periosteum
#4
Tianwen Xin, Yong Gu, Ruoyu Cheng, Jincheng Tang, Zhiyong Sun, Wenguo Cui, Liang Chen
Periosteum plays the pivotal role in neomineralization, vascularization and protection during bone tissue regeneration. However, many artificial periosteum focused only on protection and lacked of the osteogenesis and angiogenesis functional capacity. In this study, we developed a novelty inorganic strengthened gelatin hydrogel membrane via inorganic and organic co-cross-linked double network as artificial periosteum for enhancing the durable angiogenesis and osteogenesis in bone reconstruction. Mesoporous bioactive glass nanoparticles (MBGNs) chemically modified with photo-cross-linkable gelatin derivative (GelMA) were further incorporated into GelMA to fabricate an organic/inorganic co-cross-linked hydrogel membrane (GelMA-G-MBGNs)...
November 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144536/isolation-and-whole-genome-sequencing-of-fetal-cells-from-maternal-blood-towards-the-ultimate-non-invasive-prenatal-testing
#5
Fang Chen, Ping Liu, Ying Gu, Zhu Zhu, Amulya Nanisetti, Zhangzhang Lan, Zhiwei Huang, Sophie Jia Liu, Xiongbin Kang, Yuqing Deng, Liqiong Luo, Dan Jiang, Yong Qiu, Jianchang Pan, Jun Xia, Ken Xiong, Chao Liu, Lin Xie, Qianyu Shi, Jing Li, Xiuqing Zhang, Wei Wang, Snezana Drmanac, Hui Jiang, Radoje Drmanac, Xun Xu
OBJECTIVE: To develop a methodology of isolating fetal cells from maternal blood and use deep sequencing demonstrating the promise for more complete and accurate genetic screening compared to other non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT). METHODS: Here in this study, we developed a double negative selection (DNS) procedure to unbiasedly enrich fetal cells. After validated by short tandem repeat (STR), the isolated CFCs were subjected to deep whole genome sequencing analysis (WGS)...
November 16, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144283/large-purcell-enhancement-with-efficient-one-dimensional-collection-via-coupled-nanowire-nanorod-system
#6
Xueke Duan, Juanjuan Ren, Fan Zhang, He Hao, Guowei Lu, Qihuang Gong, Ying Gu
Combining the advantages of both gap surface plasmons and evanescent waves, we demonstrate simultaneously large Purcell enhancement and efficient one- dimensional collection of photons at subwavelength scale in the coupled nanowire- nanorod system. The spontaneous emission can be enhanced by thousands of times based on the excitation of gap surface plasmons with strongly localized electromagnetic field. Emitted photons are directly collected by subwavelength-confined evanescent modes and guided along the nanowire...
November 16, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144133/inducing-secondary-metabolite-production-by-combined-culture-of-talaromyces-aculeatus-and-penicillium-variabile
#7
Zhenzhen Zhang, Xueqian He, Guojian Zhang, Qian Che, Tianjiao Zhu, Qianqun Gu, Dehai Li
Four new polyketides, penitalarins A-C (1-3) and nafuredin B (4), together with the known biogenetically related nafuredin A (5) were isolated from a mixed culture of a deep-sea-derived fungus Talaromyces aculeatus and a mangrove-derived fungus Penicillium variabile. Liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry analysis showed that none of compounds 1-5 was produced by either of the two fungi when cultured alone under the same condition. The structures of 1-4, including absolute configurations, were deduced based on the interpretation of MS, NMR data, and time-dependent density functional theory calculations of specific electronic circular dichroism spectra...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143815/genome-sequence-of-the-progenitor-of-the-wheat-d-genome-aegilops-tauschii
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Ming-Cheng Luo, Yong Q Gu, Daniela Puiu, Hao Wang, Sven O Twardziok, Karin R Deal, Naxin Huo, Tingting Zhu, Le Wang, Yi Wang, Patrick E McGuire, Shuyang Liu, Hai Long, Ramesh K Ramasamy, Juan C Rodriguez, Sonny L Van, Luxia Yuan, Zhenzhong Wang, Zhiqiang Xia, Lichan Xiao, Olin D Anderson, Shuhong Ouyang, Yong Liang, Aleksey V Zimin, Geo Pertea, Peng Qi, Jeffrey L Bennetzen, Xiongtao Dai, Matthew W Dawson, Hans-Georg Müller, Karl Kugler, Lorena Rivarola-Duarte, Manuel Spannagl, Klaus F X Mayer, Fu-Hao Lu, Michael W Bevan, Philippe Leroy, Pingchuan Li, Frank M You, Qixin Sun, Zhiyong Liu, Eric Lyons, Thomas Wicker, Steven L Salzberg, Katrien M Devos, Jan Dvořák
Aegilops tauschii is the diploid progenitor of the D genome of hexaploid wheat (Triticum aestivum, genomes AABBDD) and an important genetic resource for wheat. The large size and highly repetitive nature of the Ae. tauschii genome has until now precluded the development of a reference-quality genome sequence. Here we use an array of advanced technologies, including ordered-clone genome sequencing, whole-genome shotgun sequencing, and BioNano optical genome mapping, to generate a reference-quality genome sequence for Ae...
November 15, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143445/glycyrrhiza-uralensis-and-semilicoisoflavone-b-reduce-a%C3%AE-secretion-by-increasing-ppar%C3%AE-expression-and-inhibiting-stat3-phosphorylation-to-inhibit-bace1-expression
#9
Ming-Yao Gu, Yoon Sun Chun, Dong Zhao, Ryu Shi Yong, Hyun Ok Yang
SCOPE: Glycyrrhiza uralensis extract (GUE) has been reported to improve amyloid beta (Aβ) induced cognitive deficits in mice. However, the mechanisms underlying this effect and the components involved have not been previously explored. Extracellular Aβ plaques are one of the major pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Therefore, decreasing Aβ levels is one strategy for preventing the etiology of AD. This study aimed to test the effect of GUE and semilicoisoflavone B (SB) on Aβ secretion and investigate the mechanism underlying this effect...
November 16, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143001/easily-fabricated-and-lightweight-ppy-pda-agnw-composites-for-excellent-electromagnetic-interference-shielding
#10
Yan Wang, Fu-Qiang Gu, Li-Juan Ni, Kun Liang, Kyle Marcus, Shu-Li Liu, Fan Yang, Jin-Ju Chen, Zhe-Sheng Feng
Conductive polymer composites (CPCs) containing nanoscale conductive fillers have been widely studied for their potential use in various applications. In this paper, polypyrrole (PPy)/polydopamine (PDA)/silver nanowire (AgNW) composites with high electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding performance, good adhesion ability and light weight are successfully fabricated via a simple in situ polymerization method followed by a mixture process. Benefiting from the intrinsic adhesion properties of PDA, the adhesion ability and mechanical properties of the PPy/PDA/AgNW composites are significantly improved...
November 16, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141982/a-partial-loss-of-function-variant-in-akt2-is-associated-with-reduced-insulin-mediated-glucose-uptake-in-multiple-insulin-sensitive-tissues-a-genotype-based-callback-positron-emission-tomography-study
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Aino Latva-Rasku, Miikka-Juhani Honka, Alena Stančáková, Heikki A Koistinen, Johanna Kuusisto, Li Guan, Alisa K Manning, Heather Stringham, Anna L Gloyn, Cecilia M Lindgren, Francis S Collins, Karen L Mohlke, Laura J Scott, Tomi Karjalainen, Lauri Nummenmaa, Michael Boehnke, Pirjo Nuutila, Markku Laakso
Rare fully penetrant mutations in AKT2 are an established cause of monogenic disorders of glucose metabolism. Recently, a novel partial loss-of-function AKT2 coding variant (p.Pro50Thr) was identified that is nearly specific to Finns (frequency 1.1%), with the low-frequency allele associated with an increase in fasting plasma insulin level and risk of type 2 diabetes. The effects of p.Pro50Thr on insulin-stimulated glucose uptake (GU) in the whole body and in different tissues have not previously been investigated...
November 15, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141405/injectable-thermo-sensitive-polypeptide-based-cddp-complexed-hydrogel-for-improving-localized-antitumor-efficacy
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Shuangjiang Yu, Dianliang Zhang, Chaoliang He, Wujin Sun, Rangjuan Cao, Shusen Cui, Mingxiao Deng, Zhen Gu, Xuesi Chen
In this study, a type of novel thermo-sensitive polypeptide-based hydrogel with tunable gelation behavior through changing the content of carboxyl groups was developed for the purpose of improving the cisplatin (CDDP) release behavior and enhancing the localized antitumor efficiency. The introduction of carboxyl groups in methoxy-poly(ethylene glycol)-b-(poly(γ-ethyl-L-glutamate-co-L-glutamic acid) (mPEG-b-P(ELG-co-LG)) not only led to adjustable mechanical properties of the hydrogel, but also significantly reduced the burst release of the drug through the complexation between the carboxyl groups of polypeptide and CDDP...
November 15, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141398/the-prognostic-significance-of-notch1-and-fatty-acid-binding-protein-7-fabp7-expression-in-resected-tracheobronchial-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Mian Xie, Xiaojun Wu, Jinjun Zhang, Chaosheng He, Shenhai Wei, Junyao Huang, Xinge Fu, Yingying Gu
Purpose: Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the trachea and bronchus is a rare tumor. Although MYB-NFIB oncogene fusion and Notch1 mutation have been identified in adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC), little is known about the expression and clinical significance of Notch1 and its target gene fatty acid binding protein 7 (FABP7) in tracheobronchial ACC. Materials and Methods: Primary tracheobronchial ACC that were resected between 1998 and 2014 were identified through the pathology and oncology database from five thoracic oncology centers in China...
November 15, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141379/-clinical-value-of-tumor-size-in-the-evaluation-of-adrenal-incidentalomas
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L L Li, L Zhao, J T Dou, G Q Yang, W J Gu, Z H Lü, J M Ba, Y M Mu, J M Lu, C Y Pan
Objective: To investigate the clinical value of tumor size in the evaluation of endocrinological and histological natures regarding adrenal incidentaloma (AI) patients. Methods: A total of 1 941 AI patients who were hospitalized in Department of Endocrinology, Chinese PLA General Hospital between January 1997 and December 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. The demographics of patients, imaging features, functional status and histological results were analyzed. Results: Of 1 941 patients, 984 (50.70%) were males, and 957 (49...
November 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141343/-study-on-influence-of-air-temperature-on-daily-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-mortality-in-ningbo
#15
B B Lu, S H Gu, A H Wang, T Ge, Y Wang, X H Li, G Z Xu
Objective: To study the influence of daily air temperature on daily chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) mortality in residents in Ningbo. Methods: A time-series analysis using distributional lag non-linear model (DLNM) was conducted to estimate the attributable numbers and fraction of average air temperature on the daily COPD mortality in Ningbo from 2011 to 2016, by controlling the long-term time trend, day of week, air pollutants and other weather variables. Results: A reverse J-shape relationship was found between the average air temperature and COPD mortality, and the minimum-mortality temperature (MMT) was 25...
November 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141304/-the-role-of-temporal-fine-structure-in-tone-recognition-and-music-perception
#16
Q Zhou, X Gu, B Liu
The sound signal can be decomposed into temporal envelope and temporal fine structure information. The temporal envelope information is crucial for speech perception in quiet environment, and the temporal fine structure information plays an important role in speech perception in noise, Mandarin tone recognition and music perception, especially the pitch and melody perception.
November 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141218/reciprocal-expression-of-il-35-and-il-10-defines-two-distinct-effector-treg-subsets-that-are-required-for-maintenance-of-immune-tolerance
#17
Xundong Wei, Jianhua Zhang, Qianchong Gu, Man Huang, Wei Zhang, Jie Guo, Xuyu Zhou
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) can exert their functions through multiple suppressive mechanisms; however, it is unclear how Tregs exactly employ these mechanisms. In this study, we found that interleukin-35 (IL-35)-producing Tregs were a distinct effector population from the IL-10-producing subset. We also revealed that these two subsets of effector Tregs have different transcription factor dependency. Terminal differentiation regulator Blimp1 was only critical for IL-10 production, but not for IL-35; Foxp3 was essential for IL-35 but dispensable for IL-10 production...
November 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141137/wafer-scale-growth-and-transfer-of-highly-oriented-monolayer-mos2-continuous-films
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Hua Yu, Mengzhou Liao, Wenjuan Zhao, Guodong Liu, X J Zhou, Zheng Wei, Xiaozhi Xu, Kaihui Liu, Zonghai Hu, Ke Deng, Shuyun Zhou, Jin-An Shi, Lin Gu, Cheng Shen, Tingting Zhang, Luojun Du, Li Xie, Jianqi Zhu, Wei Chen, Rong Yang, Dongxia Shi, Guangyu Zhang
Large scale epitaxial growth and transfer of monolayer MoS2 has attracted great attention in recent years. Here, we report the wafer-scale epitaxial growth of highly oriented continuous and uniform monolayer MoS2 films on single-crystalline sapphire wafers by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method. The epitaxial film is of high quality and stiched by many 0°, 60° domains and 60°-domain boundaries. Moreover, such wafer-scale monolayer MoS2 films can be transferred and stacked by a simple stamp-transfer process and the substrate is reusable for subsequent growth...
November 15, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141044/high-dimensional-linear-state-space-models-for-dynamic-microbial-interaction-networks
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Iris Chen, Yogeshwar D Kelkar, Yu Gu, Jie Zhou, Xing Qiu, Hulin Wu
Medical researchers are increasingly interested in knowing how the complex community of micro-organisms living on human body impacts human health. Key to this is to understand how the microbes interact with each other. Time-course studies on human microbiome indicate that the composition of microbiome changes over short time periods, primarily as a consequence of synergistic and antagonistic interactions of the members of the microbiome with each other and with the environment. Knowledge of the abundance of bacteria-which are the predominant members of the human microbiome-in such time-course studies along with appropriate mathematical models will allow us to identify key dynamic interaction networks within the microbiome...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140446/up-regulation-of-mpk4-increases-the-feeding-efficiency-of-the-green-peach-aphid-under-elevated-co2-in-nicotiana-attenuata
#20
Huijuan Guo, Xinhong Peng, Liyuan Gu, Jianqiang Wu, Feng Ge, Yucheng Sun
Previous research has shown that elevated CO2 reduces plant resistance against insects and enhances the water use efficiency of C3 plants, which improves the feeding efficiency of aphids. Although plant mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) are known to regulate water relations and phytohormone-mediated resistance, little is known about the effect of elevated CO2 on MAPKs and the cascading effects on aphids. By using stably transformed Nicotiana attenuata plants silenced in MPK4, wound-induced protein kinase (WIPK), or salicylic acid-induced protein kinase (SIPK), we determined the functions of MAPKs in plant-aphid interactions and their responses to elevated CO2...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
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