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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793098/evaluation-of-analgesic-and-anti-inflammatory-activities-of-rubia-cordifolia-l-by-spectrum-effect-relationships
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Cai-Hong Shen, Cui-Ting Liu, Xiao-Juan Song, Wei-Ya Zeng, Xiao-Ying Lu, Zuo-Liang Zheng, Jie-Pan, Ruo-Ting Zhan, Ping-Yan
The objective of the current work was to evaluate the spectrum-effect relationships between high-performance liquid chromatography fingerprints and analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of Rubia cordifolia L. extract (RCE), and to identify active components of RCE. Chemical fingerprints of ten batches of RC from various sources were obtained by HPLC, and similarity and hierarchical clustering analyses were carried out. Pharmacodynamic assays were performed in adjuvant-induced arthritis rat model to assess the analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of RCE...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792597/increasing-plant-diversity-with-border-crops-reduces-insecticide-use-and-increases-crop-yield-in-urban-agriculture
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Nian-Feng Wan, You-Ming Cai, Yan-Jun Shen, Xiang-Yun Ji, Xiang-Wen Wu, Xiang-Rong Zheng, Wei Cheng, Jun Li, Yao-Pei Jiang, Xin Chen, Jacob Weiner, Jie-Xian Jiang, Ming Nie, Rui-Ting Ju, Tao Yuan, Jian-Jun Tang, Wei-Dong Tian, Hao Zhang, Bo Li
Urban agriculture is making an increasing contribution to food security in large cities around the world. The potential contribution of biodiversity to ecological intensification in urban agricultural systems has not been investigated. We present monitoring data collected from rice fields in 34 community farms in mega-urban Shanghai, China, from 2001 to 2015, and show that the presence of a border crop of soybeans and neighboring crops (maize, eggplant and Chinese cabbage), both without weed control, increased invertebrate predator abundance, decreased the abundance of pests and dependence on insecticides, and increased grain yield and economic profits...
May 24, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792027/fast-and-ultrasensitive-detection-of-a-nerve-agent-simulant-using-carbazole-based-nanofibers-with-amplified-ratiometric-fluorescence-responses
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Chunyan Sun, Wei Xiong, Wei Dong Ye, Yingxuan Zheng, Ran Duan, Yanke Che, Jincai Zhao
In this work, we report the fast and ultrasensitive detection of a nerve agent simulant in the gas phase, diethyl chloro-phosphate (DCP), by using carbazole-based nanofibers from 1. When exposed to trace DCP, the formed pyridine-phosphorylated product in 1 nanofibers can cause amplified ratiometric fluorescence responses, i.e., amplified fluores-cence quenching via quenching excitons within the diffusion length of 1 nanofibers and simultaneously amplified turn-on fluorescence responses via harvesting excitons within the diffusion length to give the intramolecular charge transfer (ICT) emission at a longer wavelength...
May 24, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791346/characterization-of-the-focusing-performance-of-axial-line-focused-spiral-zone-plates
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Chenglong Zheng, Shilei Su, Huaping Zang, Ziwen Ji, Yongzhi Tian, Shu Chen, Kaijun Mu, Lai Wei, Quanping Fan, Chuanke Wang, Xiaoli Zhu, Changqing Xie, Leifeng Cao, Erjun Liang
Axial line-focused spiral zone plates were developed for operation at optical wavelengths. The design, fabrication, and diffraction properties of the proposed element are presented. Numerical results showed that hollow beams could be generated, and that the element can be employed for a multi-wavelength operation. The hollow beam within the focal depth was demonstrated experimentally, using a charge-coupled device camera and sliding guide. The results were consistent with those obtained by the simulations. The proposed optical device exhibits significant potential for various applications including optical manipulation and lithography...
May 10, 2018: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789216/the-clinical-presentation-and-collateral-pathway-development-of-congenital-absence-of-the-internal-carotid-artery
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Peng Zhang, Zheng Wang, Feng-Xia Yu, Han Lv, Xue-Huan Liu, Wei-Hua Feng, Jun Ma, Zheng-Han Yang, Zhen-Chang Wang
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the clinical presentation, risks, and collateral pathway development of the congenital absence of the internal carotid artery (ICA). METHODS: Sixty-four patients (10 new patients and 54 patients from the relevant literature) were studied. Data on demographic, clinical, and radiologic features were collected, followed by an analysis of the risks associated with ICA agenesis. RESULTS: There were 31 male and 33 female patients whose ages ranged from 5 months to 75 years, with a mean age of 31...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787882/effect-of-the-surface-acid-sites-of-tungsten-trioxide-for-highly-selective-hydrogenation-of-cellulose-to-ethylene-glycol
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Naixu Li, Zhongxiang Ji, Lingfei Wei, Yu Zheng, Quanhao Shen, Quanhong Ma, Menglu Tan, Mengmeng Zhan, Jiancheng Zhou
This work studied a facile and template-free hydrothermal route for controlled synthesis of tungsten trioxide in the form of hexagonal nanorod (h-WO3 ) and monoclinic nanosheet (m-WO3 ). The surface morphology, crystal plane, surface bound water, and surface acid sites of the two kinds of WO3 nanocrystals were investigated systematically. They were further evaluated as catalysts for selective cellulose hydrolysis. While both of them exhibited good catalytic performance, h-WO3 was found to be more preferential for ethylene glycol (EG) generation...
May 8, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786715/cancer-cell-membrane-coated-magnetic-nanoparticles-for-mr-nir-fluorescence-dual-modal-imaging-and-photodynamic-therapy
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Jiong Li, Xuandong Wang, Dongye Zheng, Xinyi Lin, Zuwu Wei, Da Zhang, Zhuanfang Li, Yun Zhang, Ming Wu, Xiaolong Liu
Theranostic nanoprobes integrated with dual-modal imaging and therapeutic functions, such as photodynamic therapy (PDT), have exhibited significant potency in cancer treatments due to their high imaging accuracy and non-invasive advantages for cancer elimination. However, biocompatibility and highly efficient accumulation of these nanoprobes in tumor are still unsatisfactory for clinical application. In this study, a photosensitizer -loaded magnetic nanobead with surface further coated with a layer of cancer cell membrane (SSAP-Ce6@CCM) was designed to improve the biocompatibility and cellular uptake and ultimately achieve enhanced MR/NIR fluorescence imaging and PDT efficacy...
May 22, 2018: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786662/study-on-the-discrimination-between-citri-reticulatae-pericarpium-varieties-based-on-hs-spme-gc-ms-combined-with-multivariate-statistical-analyses
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Yuying Zheng, Xuan Zeng, Wei Peng, Zhong Wu, Weiwei Su
Citri reticulatae pericarpium (CRP), the dried pericarps of Citrus reticulata Blanco and its cultivars, has been widely used in drugs and foods in China for centuries. In this study, an accurate and feasible analytical method based on HS-SPME-GC-MS coupled with multivariate statistical analyses was developed to comprehensively compare volatile compounds of pericarps derived from Citrus reticulata "Chachi" ("Guangchenpi" in Chinese, GCP) and other cultivars of Citrus reticulata Blanco ("Chenpi" in Chinese, CP)...
May 22, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786415/tailoring-crystalline-morphology-by-high-efficiency-nucleating-fiber-towards-high-performance-poly-l-lactide-biocomposites
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Tao Gao, Zheng-Min Zhang, Le Li, Rui-Ying Bao, Zhengying Liu, Bang-Hu Xie, Ming-Bo Yang, Wei Yang
In this work, high melting point poly(L-lactide) fiber (hPLLA fiber) with high-efficiency nucleation activity was prepared and introduced into PLLA matrix to prepare fully biodegradable PLLA biocomposites. The highly active nucleating surfaces of hPLLA fiber induced chain ordering and lamellar organization, leading to preferable formation of well-organized PLLA transcrystallinity at the surface of hPLLA fiber in quiescent conditions. The construction of such compact transcrystallinity increased the crystallinity and enhanced the interfacial adhesion, which largely promoted the heat resistance, tensile strength, and barrier property of PLLA biocomposites at a low content of hPLLA fiber...
May 22, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786146/awareness-of-and-phobias-about-topical-corticosteroids-in-parents-of-infants-with-eczema-in-hangzhou-china
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Yunling Li, Ting Han, Wei Li, Yin Li, Xiaoxuan Guo, Lei Zheng
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Knowledge of and phobias about topical corticosteroids in parents of infants with eczema affect efficacy of eczema treatment. METHODS: We surveyed 300 parents of children with eczema using a questionnaire to investigate knowledge of and phobias about topical corticosteroids. RESULTS: Overall, 85.7% (n = 257) of children had used topical corticosteroids, with 12.8% (n = 33) of children having steroids applied for only 1-3 days per episode; 79...
May 22, 2018: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786043/risk-factors-for-recurrence-of-ovarian-endometriosis-in-chinese-patients-aged-45-and-over
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Zheng-Xing He, Ting-Ting Sun, Shu Wang, Hong-Hui Shi, Qing-Bo Fan, Lan Zhu, Jin-Hua Leng, Da-Wei Sun, Jian Sun, Jing-He Lang
Background: When considering the issue of recurrence, perimenopausal women may have more dilemma during management comparing with young women, for example, whether to retain the uterus and ovary during surgery, whether it is necessary to add adjuvant medicine treatment after operation, and there is no evidence for reference about using of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist. This study aimed to study the risk factors for the recurrence of ovarian endometriosis (EM) in patients aged 45 and over...
June 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786039/role-of-soluble-st2-levels-and-beta-blockers-dosage-on-cardiovascular-events-of-patients-with-unselected-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Wei-Ping Huang, Xuan Zheng, Lei He, Xi Su, Cheng-Wei Liu, Ming-Xiang Wu
Background: Serum soluble ST2 (sST2) levels are elevated early after acute myocardial infarction and are related to adverse left ventricular (LV) remodeling and cardiovascular outcomes in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Beta-blockers (BB) have been shown to improve LV remodeling and survival. However, the relationship between sST2, final therapeutic BB dose, and cardiovascular outcomes in STEMI patients remains unknown. Methods: A total of 186 STEMI patients were enrolled at the Wuhan Asia Heart Hospital between January 2015 and June 2015...
June 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786037/preliminary-outcome-of-individualized-abdominoperineal-excision-for-locally-advanced-low-rectal-cancer
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Yi Zheng, Jia-Gang Han, Zhen-Jun Wang, Zhi-Gang Gao, Guang-Hui Wei, Zhi-Wei Zhai, Bao-Cheng Zhao
Background: The introduction of individualized abdominoperineal excision (APE) may minimize operative trauma and reduce the rate of complications. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of individualized APE for low rectal cancer. Methods: Fifty-six patients who underwent individualized APE from June 2011 to June 2015 were evaluated retrospectively in Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, Capital Medical University. The main outcome measures were circumferential resection margin (CRM) involvement, intraoperative perforation, postoperative complications, and local recurrence...
June 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785899/ragd-regulates-amino-acid-mediated-casein-synthesis-and-cell-proliferation-via-mtor-signalling-in-cow-mammary-epithelial-cells
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Ying Mu, Dongmei Zheng, Cong Wang, Wei Yu, Xiaonan Zhang
This research paper addresses the hypothesis that RagD is a key signalling factor that regulates amino acid (AA) mediated-casein synthesis and cell proliferation in cow mammary epithelial cells (CMECs). The expression of RagD was analysed at different times during pregnancy and lactation in bovine mammary tissue from dairy cows. We showed that expression of RagD at lactation period was higher (P < 0·05) than that at pregnancy period. When CMECs were treated with methionine (Met) or lysine (Lys), expression of RagD, β-casein (CSN2), mTOR and p-mTOR, and cell proliferation were increased...
May 2018: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785445/acoustically-enhanced-photodetection-by-a-black-phosphorus-mos-2-van-der-waals-heterojunction-p-n-diode
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Shijun Zheng, Enxiu Wu, Zhihong Feng, Rao Zhang, Yuan Xie, Yuanyuan Yu, Rui Zhang, Quanning Li, Jing Liu, Wei Pang, Hao Zhang, Daihua Zhang
We developed a new way to enhance the photoresponsivity of a van der Waals heterojunction p-n diode using surface acoustic waves (SAWs). The diode was constructed on top of a piezoelectric LiNbO3 substrate and composed of p-type black phosphorus (BP) and n-type molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) flakes that partly overlapped with each other. This layout facilitated the applied SAWs to rapidly drive carriers out of the depletion region. In this structural design, SAWs promoted the separation of photogenerated carriers, and thus greatly increased the photocurrent...
May 22, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785080/prognostic-impact-of-the-red-cell-distribution-width-in-esophageal-cancer-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Wei-Yu Xu, Xiao-Bo Yang, Wen-Qin Wang, Yi Bai, Jun-Yu Long, Jian-Zhen Lin, Jian-Ping Xiong, Yong-Chang Zheng, Xiao-Dong He, Hai-Tao Zhao, Xin-Ting Sang
AIM: To clarify the previous discrepant conclusions, we performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the prognostic value of red cell distribution width (RDW) in esophageal cancer (EC). METHODS: We searched the PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science and Cochrane Library databases to identify clinical studies, followed by using STATA version 12.0 for statistical analysis. Studies that met the following criteria were considered eligible: (1) Studies including EC patients who underwent radical esophagectomy; (2) studies including patients with localized disease without distant metastasis; (3) studies including patients without preoperative neoadjuvant therapy; (4) studies including patients without previous antiinflammatory therapies and with available preoperative laboratory outcomes; (5) studies reporting association between the preoperative RDW and overall survival (OS)/disease-free survival (DFS)/cancer-specific survival (CSS); and (6) studies published in English...
May 21, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785014/3-utr-shortening-represses-tumor-suppressor-genes-in-trans-by-disrupting-cerna-crosstalk
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Hyun Jung Park, Ping Ji, Soyeon Kim, Zheng Xia, Benjamin Rodriguez, Lei Li, Jianzhong Su, Kaifu Chen, Chioniso P Masamha, David Baillat, Camila R Fontes-Garfias, Ann-Bin Shyu, Joel R Neilson, Eric J Wagner, Wei Li
Widespread mRNA 3' UTR shortening through alternative polyadenylation 1 promotes tumor growth in vivo 2 . A prevailing hypothesis is that it induces proto-oncogene expression in cis through escaping microRNA-mediated repression. Here we report a surprising enrichment of 3'UTR shortening among transcripts that are predicted to act as competing-endogenous RNAs (ceRNAs) for tumor-suppressor genes. Our model-based analysis of the trans effect of 3' UTR shortening (MAT3UTR) reveals a significant role in altering ceRNA expression...
May 21, 2018: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784036/long-versus-short-interval-follow-up-after-resection-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Wei He, Yun Zheng, Ruhai Zou, Jingxian Shen, Junping Yang, Jiliang Qiu, Qiang Tao, Wenwu Liu, Zhiwen Yang, Yuanping Zhang, Binkui Li, Yunfei Yuan
BACKGROUND: Average postoperative follow-up intervals vary in patients undergoing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) resection because of limited evidence regarding the optimal interval. We aimed to compare the associations of long-versus short-interval follow-up with survival and recurrence in risk-stratified HCC patients. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study between 2007 and 2014. In total, 1227 patients treated by curative resection of Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer stage A or B HCC were stratified as having a low (n = 865) or high (n = 362) risk of early recurrence (within the first 2 years after resection) based on prognostic factors identified by the least absolute shrinkage and selection operation algorithm...
May 21, 2018: Cancer communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783016/systematic-investigation-of-the-erigeron-breviscapus-mechanism-for-treating-cerebrovascular-disease
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Jiangmei Wang, Yangyang Chen, Baoshi Liu, Qian Wang, Lulu Zhang, Zhenzhong Wang, Jun Zhou, Wei Xiao, Chunli Zheng, Yonghua Wang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Cerebrovascular diseases (CBVDs), characterized by striking morbidity and mortality, have become the most common life-threatening diseases. The existing drugs of CBVDs target one or a few of pathogenic factors, the efficacy of which is limited because of the complexity of CBVDs. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), featured by multi-component and multi-target endows the great effectiveness in CBVDs treatment. For instance, Erigeron breviscapus (vant.) Hand...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782675/hierarchical-micro-nanostructures-from-human-hair-for-biomedical-applications
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Di-Wei Zheng, Sheng Hong, Lu Xu, Chu-Xin Li, Ke Li, Si-Xue Cheng, Xian-Zheng Zhang
With the prominent progress of biomedical engineering, materials with high biocompatibility and versatile functions are urgently needed. So far, hierarchical structures in nature have shed some light on the design of high performance materials both in concept and implementation. Inspired by these, the hierarchical micro-/nanostructures of human hair are explored and human hair is further broken into hierarchical microparticles (HMP) and hierarchical nanoparticles (HNP) with top-down procedures. Compared with commercialized carriers, such as liposomes or albumin nanoparticles, the obtained particles exhibit high hemocompatibility and negligible immunogenicity...
May 21, 2018: Advanced Materials
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