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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127281/structural-and-functional-insight-of-sphingosine-1-phosphate-mediated-pathogenic-metabolic-reprogramming-in-sickle-cell-disease
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Kaiqi Sun, Angelo D'Alessandro, Mostafa H Ahmed, Yujin Zhang, Anren Song, Tzu-Ping Ko, Travis Nemkov, Julie A Reisz, Hongyu Wu, Morayo Adebiyi, Zhangzhe Peng, Jing Gong, Hong Liu, Aji Huang, Yuan Edward Wen, Alexander Q Wen, Vladimir Berka, Mikhail V Bogdanov, Osheiza Abdulmalik, Leng Han, Ah-Lim Tsai, Modupe Idowu, Harinder S Juneja, Rodney E Kellems, William Dowhan, Kirk C Hansen, Martin K Safo, Yang Xia
Elevated sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) is detrimental in Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), but the mechanistic basis remains obscure. Here, we report that increased erythrocyte S1P binds to deoxygenated sickle Hb (deoxyHbS), facilitates deoxyHbS anchoring to the membrane, induces release of membrane-bound glycolytic enzymes and in turn switches glucose flux towards glycolysis relative to the pentose phosphate pathway (PPP). Suppressed PPP causes compromised glutathione homeostasis and increased oxidative stress, while enhanced glycolysis induces production of 2,3-bisphosphoglycerate (2,3-BPG) and thus increases deoxyHbS polymerization, sickling, hemolysis and disease progression...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126174/mirtarbase-update-2018-a-resource-for-experimentally-validated-microrna-target-interactions
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Chih-Hung Chou, Sirjana Shrestha, Chi-Dung Yang, Nai-Wen Chang, Yu-Ling Lin, Kuang-Wen Liao, Wei-Chi Huang, Ting-Hsuan Sun, Siang-Jyun Tu, Wei-Hsiang Lee, Men-Yee Chiew, Chun-San Tai, Ting-Yen Wei, Tzi-Ren Tsai, Hsin-Tzu Huang, Chung-Yu Wang, Hsin-Yi Wu, Shu-Yi Ho, Pin-Rong Chen, Cheng-Hsun Chuang, Pei-Jung Hsieh, Yi-Shin Wu, Wen-Liang Chen, Meng-Ju Li, Yu-Chun Wu, Xin-Yi Huang, Fung Ling Ng, Waradee Buddhakosai, Pei-Chun Huang, Kuan-Chun Lan, Chia-Yen Huang, Shun-Long Weng, Yeong-Nan Cheng, Chao Liang, Wen-Lian Hsu, Hsien-Da Huang
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs of ∼ 22 nucleotides that are involved in negative regulation of mRNA at the post-transcriptional level. Previously, we developed miRTarBase which provides information about experimentally validated miRNA-target interactions (MTIs). Here, we describe an updated database containing 422 517 curated MTIs from 4076 miRNAs and 23 054 target genes collected from over 8500 articles. The number of MTIs curated by strong evidence has increased ∼1.4-fold since the last update in 2016...
November 6, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124053/contextual-factors-and-mastery-motivation-in-young-children-with-and-without-cerebral-palsy-a-systematic-review
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Hsiang-Han Huang, Tzu-Han Sun, Chia-I Lin, Yi-Ru Chen
Background: Mastery motivation is the driving force behind children's desire to explore the surrounding world and their comprehensive development. However, disease factors may lower a child's motivation and hamper development. The aim of this review is to examine mastery motivation in preschool children with cerebral palsy (CP) and the impact of contextual factors on mastery motivation. Methods: Six electronic databases were searched (PubMed, ScienceDirect, Scopus, PsycINFO, Medline, and Airiti Library) using the keywords "Activity," "Cerebral Palsy," "Preschool," "Motivation," "Mastery motivation," "Gross motor," and "Toddler...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083542/from-tissues-to-organs-soft-electrochemical-probes-for-mapping-the-distribution-of-biomarkers-and-injected-nanomaterials-in-animal-and-human-tissues
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Tzu-En Lin, Yu-Jen Lu, Chia-Liang Sun, Horst Pick, Jyh-Ping Chen, Andreas Lesch, Hubert H Girault
Monitoring biomarkers and injected theranostic nanomaterials in tissues and organs plays a pivotal role in numerous medical applications ranging from cancer diagnostics to drug delivery. Scanning electrochemical microscopy has been demonstrated as a powerful tool to create highly resolved maps of the distributions of relevant biomolecules in cells and tissues without suffering from optical interferences as conventional microscopy. We demonstrate for the first time the application of soft microelectrodes brushing in contact mode over large and thick tissues as well as organs that were immersed in an electrolyte solution...
October 30, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066881/entropy-change-of-biological-dynamics-in-copd
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Yu Jin, Chang Chen, Zhixin Cao, Baoqing Sun, Iek Long Lo, Tzu-Ming Liu, Jun Zheng, Shixue Sun, Yan Shi, Xiaohua Douglas Zhang
In this century, the rapid development of large data storage technologies, mobile network technology, and portable medical devices makes it possible to measure, record, store, and track analysis of large amount of data in human physiological signals. Entropy is a key metric for quantifying the irregularity contained in physiological signals. In this review, we focus on how entropy changes in various physiological signals in COPD. Our review concludes that the entropy change relies on the types of physiological signals under investigation...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061748/in-vitro-evaluation-of-povidone-iodine-and-chlorhexidine-against-outbreak-and-non-outbreak-strains-of-mycobacterium-abscessus-using-standard-quantitative-suspension-and-carrier-testing
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Aristine Cheng, Hsin-Yun Sun, Yi-Tzu Tsai, Un-In Wu, Yu-Chung Chuang, Jann-Tay Wang, Wang-Huei Sheng, Po-Ren Hsueh, Yee-Chun Chen, Shan-Chwen Chang
BackgroundPovidone-iodine (PI) and chlorhexidine (CHX) are widely used antiseptics active against conventional Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacteriaceae, Candida species and viruses but their efficacy against Mycobacterium abscessus remain unproven.MethodsWe determined the in vitro potency of alcoholic PI and CHX against M. abscessus subspecies abscessus (ATCC 19977), M. abscessus subspecies bolletii (BCRC 16915), our outbreak strain of M. abscessus subspecies massiliense (TPE 101) in reference to Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 29213) by standard quantitative suspension and carrier methods (EN 14563)...
October 23, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045636/the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-the-ascertain-dementia-8-questionnaire-for-detecting-cognitive-impairment-in-primary-care-in-the-community-clinics-and-hospitals-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hsin-Hao Chen, Fang-Ju Sun, Tzu-Lin Yeh, Hsueh-Erh Liu, Hsiu-Li Huang, Benjamin Ing-Tiau Kuo, Hsin-Yi Huang
Background: The prevalence of cognitive impairment is increasing due to the aging population, and early detection is essential clinically. The Ascertain Dementia 8 (AD8) questionnaire is a brief informant-based measure recently developed to assess early cognitive impairment, however, its overall diagnostic performance is controversial. The objective of this meta-analysis was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of the AD8 for cognitive impairment. Methods: All relevant studies were collected from databases including MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library up to April 2017...
October 14, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032079/omega-6-fatty-acid-biomarkers-and-incident-type-2-diabetes-pooled-analysis-of-individual-level-data-for-39%C3%A2-740-adults-from-20-prospective-cohort-studies
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Jason H Y Wu, Matti Marklund, Fumiaki Imamura, Nathan Tintle, Andres V Ardisson Korat, Janette de Goede, Xia Zhou, Wei-Sin Yang, Marcia C de Oliveira Otto, Janine Kröger, Waqas Qureshi, Jyrki K Virtanen, Julie K Bassett, Alexis C Frazier-Wood, Maria Lankinen, Rachel A Murphy, Kalina Rajaobelina, Liana C Del Gobbo, Nita G Forouhi, Robert Luben, Kay-Tee Khaw, Nick Wareham, Anya Kalsbeek, Jenna Veenstra, Juhua Luo, Frank B Hu, Hung-Ju Lin, David S Siscovick, Heiner Boeing, Tzu-An Chen, Brian Steffen, Lyn M Steffen, Allison Hodge, Gudny Eriksdottir, Albert V Smith, Vilmunder Gudnason, Tamara B Harris, Ingeborg A Brouwer, Claudine Berr, Catherine Helmer, Cecilia Samieri, Markku Laakso, Michael Y Tsai, Graham G Giles, Tarja Nurmi, Lynne Wagenknecht, Matthias B Schulze, Rozenn N Lemaitre, Kuo-Liong Chien, Sabita S Soedamah-Muthu, Johanna M Geleijnse, Qi Sun, William S Harris, Lars Lind, Johan Ärnlöv, Ulf Riserus, Renata Micha, Dariush Mozaffarian
BACKGROUND: The metabolic effects of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) remain contentious, and little evidence is available regarding their potential role in primary prevention of type 2 diabetes. We aimed to assess the associations of linoleic acid and arachidonic acid biomarkers with incident type 2 diabetes. METHODS: We did a pooled analysis of new, harmonised, individual-level analyses for the biomarkers linoleic acid and its metabolite arachidonic acid and incident type 2 diabetes...
October 11, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990762/multichanneled-nerve-guidance-conduit-with-spatial-gradients-of-neurotrophic-factors-and-oriented-nanotopography-for-repairing-the-peripheral-nervous-system
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Yo-Cheng Chang, Ming-Hong Chen, Shih-Yung Liao, Hsi-Chin Wu, Chen-Hsiang Kuan, Jui-Sheng Sun, Tzu-Wei Wang
Peripheral nerve injuries, causing sensory and motor impairment, affect a great number of patients annually. It is therefore important to incorporate different strategies to promote nerve healing. Among the treatment options, however, the efficacy of nerve conduits is often compromised by their lack of living cells, insufficient growth factors, and absence of the extracellular matrix (ECM)-like structure. To improve the functional recovery, we aimed to develop a natural biodegradable multichanneled scaffold characterized with aligned electrospun nanofibers and neurotrophic gradient (MC/AN/NG) to guide axon outgrowth...
October 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990749/structurally-simple-and-easily-accessible-perylenes-for-dye-sensitized-solar-cells-applicable-to-both-1-sun-and-dim-light-environments
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Hsien-Hsin Chou, Yu-Chieh Liu, Guanjie Fang, Qiao-Kai Cao, Tzu-Chien Wei, Chen-Yu Yeh
The need for low-cost and highly efficient dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells under both the sunlight and dim light environments is growing. We have devised GJ-series push-pull organic dyes which require only four synthesis steps. These dyes feature a linear molecular structure of donor-perylene-ethynylene-arylcarboxylic acid, where donor represents N,N-diarylamino group and arylcarboxylic groups represent benzoic, thienocarboxylic, 2-cyano-3-phenylacrylic, 2-cyano-3-thienoacrylic, and 4-benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazol-4-yl-benzoic groups...
October 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981182/development-and-psychometric-testing-the-health-of-body-mind-and-spirit-scale-for-assessing-individuals-who-have-drug-abuse-histories
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Fan-Ko Sun, Chun-Ying Chiang, Chu-Yun Lu, Pei-Jane Yu, Tzu-Chiao Liao, Chu-Mei Lan
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To develop the Health of Body, Mind and Spirit Scale (HBMSS), which was designed to assess drug abusers' health condition. BACKGROUND: Helping drug abusers to become healthy is important to healthcare professionals. However, no instrument exists to assess drug abusers' state of health. DESIGN: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was implemented to examine the validity of the HBMSS. METHODS: Data were collected from 2015-2016 at one drug abuse prevention centre in Taiwan...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945959/highly-deformable-origami-paper-photodetector-arrays
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Chun-Ho Lin, Dung-Sheng Tsai, Tzu-Chiao Wei, Der-Hsien Lien, Jr-Jian Ke, Chun-Hao Su, Ju-Yen Sun, Ying-Chih Liao, Jr-Hau He
Flexible electronics will form the basis of many next-generation technologies, such as wearable devices, biomedical sensors, the Internet of things, and more. However, most flexible devices can bear strains of less than 300% as a result of stretching. In this work, we demonstrate a simple and low-cost paper-based photodetector array featuring superior deformability using printable ZnO nanowires, carbon electrodes, and origami-based techniques. With a folded Miura structure, the paper photodetector array can be oriented in four different directions via tessellated parallelograms to provide the device with excellent omnidirectional light harvesting capabilities...
October 24, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899816/enzyme-crosslinked-gene-activated-matrix-for-the-induction-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-osteochondral-tissue-regeneration
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Yi-Hsuan Lee, Hsi-Chin Wu, Chia-Wei Yeh, Chen-Hsiang Kuan, Han-Tsung Liao, Horng-Chaung Hsu, Jui-Che Tsai, Jui-Sheng Sun, Tzu-Wei Wang
The development of osteochondral tissue engineering is an important issue for the treatment of traumatic injury or aging associated joint disease. However, the different compositions and mechanical properties of cartilage and subchondral bone show the complexity of this tissue interface, making it challenging for the design and fabrication of osteochondral graft substitute. In this study, a bilayer scaffold is developed to promote the regeneration of osteochondral tissue within a single integrated construct...
November 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886126/validation-of-the-18-gene-classifier-as-a-prognostic-biomarker-of-distant-metastasis-in-breast-cancer
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Skye Hung-Chun Cheng, Tzu-Ting Huang, Yu-Hao Cheng, Tee Benita Kiat Tan, Chen-Fang Horng, Yong Alison Wang, Nicholas Shannon Brian, Li-Sun Shih, Ben-Long Yu
We validated an 18-gene classifier (GC) initially developed to predict local/regional recurrence after mastectomy in estimating distant metastasis risk. The 18-gene scoring algorithm defines scores as: <21, low risk; ≥21, high risk. Six hundred eighty-three patients with primary operable breast cancer and fresh frozen tumor tissues available were included. The primary outcome was the 5-year probability of freedom from distant metastasis (DMFP). Two external datasets were used to test the predictive accuracy of 18-GC...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867483/construction-of-a-versatile-expression-library-for-all-human-single-pass-transmembrane-proteins-for-receptor-pairings-by-high-throughput-screening
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Wei Yang, Søren Berg Padkjær, Jishu Wang, Zhe Sun, Bing Shan, Li Yang, Haibin Chen, Lishan Kang, Dennis Madsen, Xun Li, Chenxi Shen, Bingke Yu, Haisun Zhu, Tzu-Yuan Chao, Zhuoxiao Cao, Dapeng Li, Wei Liu, Yanping Du, Jinjing Xu, Dongxia Hao, Fengting Xu, Lujia Peng, Tengkun Li, Lin Wang, Lin Li, Haimei Xing, Di Liu, Zibing Liu, Zhishuang Guan, Wan Wang, Hong Cheng, Henrik Østergaard, Chihchuan Chang, Zhiru Yang, Esper Boel, Jing Su
Interactions between protein ligands and receptors play crucial roles in cell-cell signalling. Most of the human cell surface receptors have been identified in the post-Human Genome Project era but many of their corresponding ligands remain unknown. To facilitate the pairing of orphan receptors, 2762 sequences encoding all human single-pass transmembrane proteins were selected for inclusion into a mammalian-cell expression library. This expression library, consisting of all the individual extracellular domains (ECDs), was constructed as a Fab fusion for each protein...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793915/the-functional-property-of-royal-jelly-10-hydroxy-2-decenoic-acid-as-a-melanogenesis-inhibitor
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Chi-Chung Peng, Hui-Tzu Sun, I-Ping Lin, Ping-Chung Kuo, Jen-Chieh Li
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that royal jelly would reduce melanin synthesis and inhibit the expression of melanogensis related proteins and genes. In this study, we evaluate the anti-melanogenic and depigmenting activity of 10-hydroxy-2-decenoic acid (10-HDA) from royal jelly of Apis mellifera. METHODS: In this study, we assesses the 10-HDA whitening activity in comparison with the changes in the intracellular tyrosinase activity, melanin content and melanin production related protein levles in B16F1 melanoma cells after treating with 10-HDA...
August 9, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758303/the-periodontal-war-microbes-and-immunity
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REVIEW
Jeffrey L Ebersole, Dolph Dawson, Pinar Emecen-Huja, Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Katherine Howard, Martha E Grady, Katherine Thompson, Rebecca Peyyala, Ahmad Al-Attar, Kathryn Lethbridge, Sreenatha Kirakodu, Octavio A Gonzalez
Maintenance of periodontal health or transition to a periodontal lesion reflects the continuous and ongoing battle between the vast microbial ecology in the oral cavity and the array of resident and emigrating inflammatory/immune cells in the periodontium. This war clearly signifies many 'battlefronts' representing the interface of the mucosal-surface cells with the dynamic biofilms composed of commensal and potential pathogenic species, as well as more recent knowledge demonstrating active invasion of cells and tissues of the periodontium leading to skirmishes in connective tissue, the locality of bone and even in the local vasculature...
October 2017: Periodontology 2000
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709839/fungal-immunomodulatory-protein-fve-could-modulate-airway-remodel-through-by-affect-il17-cytokine
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Yu-Tzu Lee, Chia-Ta Wu, Hai-Lun Sun, Jiunn-Liang Ko, Ko-Haung Lue
BACKGROUND: Asthma is one of the most common allergic diseases. Our previous studies have reported that FIP-fve in acute allergic mouse model can reduce inflammation, improve the balance of the Th1/Th2 system. However, the effects of reducing airway remodeling on FIP-fve is still unknown. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that orally administrated FIP-fve should be able to reduce airway remodeling in chronic allergic models. METHODS: The chronic asthma animal model was established with 6-8 weeks female Balb/c mice...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692255/cloning-expression-and-the-effects-of-processing-on-sarcoplasmic-calcium-binding-protein-an-important-allergen-in-mud-crab
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Meng-Jun Hu, Guang-Yu Liu, Yang Yang, Tzu-Ming Pan, Yi-Xiang Liu, Le-Chang Sun, Min-Jie Cao, Guang-Ming Liu
Shellfish allergy is a prevalent, long-lasting disorder usually persisting throughout life. However, the allergen information is incomprehensive in crab. This study aimed to identify a novel allergen in crab, show its potential in diagnosis and reduce the allergenicity by food processing. A 21-kDa protein was purified from Scylla paramamosain and confirmed as sarcoplasmic calcium binding protein (SCP) by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time-of-flight/time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF/TOF-MS)...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676694/resonant-dipolar-coupling-of-microwaves-with-confined-acoustic-vibrations-in-a-rod-shaped-virus
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Chi-Kuang Sun, Yi-Chun Tsai, Yi-Jan E Chen, Tzu-Ming Liu, Hui-Yuan Chen, Han-Ching Wang, Chu-Fang Lo
In this letter, we treat a rod-shaped virus as a free homogenous nanorod and identify its confined acoustic vibration modes that can cause strong resonant microwave absorption through electric dipolar excitation with a core-shell charge distribution. They are found to be the n = 4N-2 modes of the longitudinal modes of the nanorods, where N is an integer starting from 1 and n is the mode order quantum number. This study was confirmed by measuring the microwave absorption spectra of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV), which is a rod-shaped virus...
July 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
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