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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821054/enhanced-hydrolysis-of-bamboo-biomass-by-chitosan-based-solid-acid-catalyst-with-surfactant-addition-in-ionic-liquid
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Wenqing Si, Yichen Li, Jie Zheng, Shun'an Wei, Dan Wang
Surfactants were used for the hydrolysis of bamboo biomass to enhance lignocellulose hydrolysis. Tween 80, polyethylene glycol 4000 (PEG 4000), and sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) were tested as surfactants for improving the bamboo hydrolysis with a novel sulfonated cross-linked chitosan solid acid catalyst (SCCAC) in ionic liquid (IL). Compared to the use of only SCCAC in 1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride ([BMIM]Cl), the surfactants facilitated hydrolysis and improved the yield of total reducing sugar (TRS) under the same conditions...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820635/effects-of-autologous-cytokine-induced-killer-cells-infusion-in-colorectal-cancer-patients-a-prospective-study
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Hao Peng, Meng Yao, Hongwei Fan, Liwei Song, Jinwen Sun, Zheng Zhou, Yunfeng Du, Keyu Lu, Tao Li, Aiguo Yin, Jianhua Xu, Shidong Wei
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of postoperative adjuvant immunotherapy with cytokine-induced killer (CIK) cells in combination with chemotherapy (CT) in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 46 patients were randomly assigned to either group 1 (control group) or group 2 (CIK group) using blocked randomization. Both groups received the FOLFOX4 (5-fluorouridine, leucovorin, and oxaliplatin) CT. In the CIK group, patients were given CIK cell infusion after FOLFOX4 CT...
August 2017: Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820312/architecture-of-the-atg2b-wdr45-complex-and-an-aromatic-y-hf-motif-crucial-for-complex-formation
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Jing-Xiang Zheng, Yan Li, Yue-He Ding, Jun-Jie Liu, Mei-Jun Zhang, Meng-Qiu Dong, Hong-Wei Wang, Li Yu
PtdIns3P signaling is critical for dynamic membrane remodeling during autophagosome formation. Proteins in the Atg18/WIPI family are PtdIns3P-binding effectors which can form complexes with proteins in the Atg2 family, and both families are essential for macroautophagy/autophagy. However, little is known about the biophysical properties and biological functions of the Atg2-Atg18/WIPI complex as a whole. Here, we demonstrate that an ortholog of yeast Atg18, mammalian WDR45/WIPI4 has a stronger binding capacity for mammalian ATG2A or ATG2B than the other 3 WIPIs...
August 18, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820284/bnip3l-nix-mediated-mitophagy-protects-against-ischemic-brain-injury-independent-of-park2
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Yang Yuan, Yanrong Zheng, Xiangnan Zhang, Ying Chen, Xiaoli Wu, Jiaying Wu, Zhe Shen, Lei Jiang, Lu Wang, Wei Yang, Jianhong Luo, Zhenghong Qin, Weiwei Hu, Zhong Chen
Cerebral ischemia induces massive mitochondrial damage. These damaged mitochondria are cleared, thus attenuating brain injury, by mitophagy. Here, we identified the involvement of BNIP3L/NIX in cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (I-R)-induced mitophagy. Bnip3l knockout (bnip3l(-/-)) impaired mitophagy and aggravated cerebral I-R injury in mice, which can be rescued by BNIP3L overexpression. The rescuing effects of BNIP3L overexpression can be observed in park2(-/-) mice, which showed mitophagy deficiency after I-R...
August 18, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819439/development-and-validation-of-a-serum-biomarker-panel-for-the-detection-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-through-rna-transcriptome-sequencing
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Shan Xing, Xin Zheng, Li-Qiang Wei, Shi-Jian Song, Dan Liu, Ning Xue, Xiao-Min Liu, Mian-Tao Wu, Qian Zhong, Chu-Mei Huang, Mu-Sheng Zeng, Wan-Li Liu
Serum tumor markers for the diagnosis of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) have low sensitivity. This study aims to identify new serum markers for ESCC diagnosis from RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) data. RNA-seq was performed using six pairs of ESCC and matched normal tissues. The candidates for ESCC were screened from the differentially expressed genes. The candidates were analyzed by ELISA from the serum of a test group and a validation group. Real-time PCR, Western blotting and immunohistochemistry were used to detect the expression of the candidates in tumor cell lines and tumor tissues...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819380/phase-ii-trial-of-adjuvant-immunotherapy-with-autologous-tumor-derived-gp96-vaccination-in-patients-with-gastric-cancer
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Kecheng Zhang, Zheng Peng, Xiaohui Huang, Zhi Qiao, Xinxin Wang, Ning Wang, Hongqing Xi, Jianxin Cui, Yunhe Gao, Xijian Huang, Hua Gao, Bo Wei, Lin Chen
Background/Aims: Autologous, tumor-derived, heat shock protein gp96 peptide complexes have antitumor potential. We conducted the first Phase II trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of gp96 vaccination in adjuvant settings for patients with gastric cancer. Methods: We enrolled 73 consecutive patients from October 2012 to December 2015. Thirty-eight patients received gp96 vaccination plus chemotherapy and 35 received chemotherapy alone. The primary endpoints were disease-free survival (DFS) and toxicity...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818598/serotype-determination-of-salmonella-by-xtag-assay
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Zhibei Zheng, Wei Zheng, Haoqiu Wang, Jincao Pan, Xiaoying Pu
Currently, no protocols or commercial kits are available to determine the serotypes of Salmonella by using Luminex MAGPIX®. In this study, an xTAG assay for serotype determination of Salmonella suitable for Luminex MAGPIX® is described and 228 Salmonella isolates were serotype determined by this xTAG assay. The xTAG assay consists of two steps: 1) Multiplex PCR to amplify simultaneously O, H and Vi antigen genes of Salmonella, and 2) Magplex-TAG™ microsphere hybridization to identify accurately the specific PCR products of different antigens...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816935/perimesencephalic-nonaneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-caused-by-transverse-sinus-thrombosis-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Fang-Wang Fu, Jie Rao, Yuan-Yuan Zheng, Liang Song, Wei Chen, Qi-Hui Zhou, Jian-Guang Yang, Jiang-Qiong Ke, Guo-Qing Zheng
RATIONALE: Perimesencephalic nonaneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (PNSAH) is characterized by a pattern of extravasated blood restricted to the perimesencephalic cisterns, normal angiographic findings, and an excellent prognosis with an uneventful course and low risks of complication. The precise etiology of bleeding in patients with PNSAH has not yet been established. The most common hypothesis is that PNSAH is venous in origin. Intracranial venous hypertension has been considered as the pivotal factor in the pathogenesis of PNSAH...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816668/fast-open-world-person-re-identification
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Xiatian Zhu, Botong Wu, Dongcheng Huang, Wei-Shi Zheng
Existing person re-identification (re-id) methods typically assume that (1) any probe person is guaranteed to appear in the gallery target population during deployment (i.e. closed-world), and (2) the probe set contains only a limited number of people (i.e. small search scale). Both assumptions are artificial and breached in real-world applications, since the probe population in target people search can be extremely vast in practice due to the ambiguity of probe search space boundary. Therefore, it is unrealistic that any probe person is assumed as one target people, and a large-scale search in person images is inherently demanded...
August 16, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816021/cd155-knockdown-promotes-apoptosis-via-akt-bcl-2-bax-in-colon-cancer-cells
#10
Qianqian Zheng, Biao Wang, Jian Gao, Na Xin, Wei Wang, Xiaowen Song, Yue Shao, Chenghai Zhao
CD155, one of the nectin-like molecule family members, is involved in cell adhesion and motility. CD155 is overexpressed in several human cancers, but its role in proliferation and apoptosis of colorectal cancer remains unclear. We found that CD155 was up-regulated in colorectal cancer tissues. CD155 knockdown via shRNA lentiviruses inhibited colon cancers cell migration and invasion, with a reduction in the expression of FAK, Src and MMP-2. CD155 down-regulation also suppressed colon cancer cell proliferation, accompanied by changing expressions of some molecules related to cell cycle...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815725/p2y6-regulates-cytoskeleton-reorganization-and-cell-migration-of-c2c12-myoblasts-via-rock-pathway
#11
Wei Wang, Mengjie Chen, Yingna Gao, Xianmin Song, Hongliang Zheng, Kaiyong Zhang, Bimeng Zhang, Donghui Chen
Migration of skeletal muscle precursor cells is required for limb muscle development and skeletal muscle repair. This study aimed to examine the role of P2Y6 receptor in C2C12 myoblasts migration. C2C12 myoblasts were treated with P2Y6 agonist UDP, P2Y6 antagonist MRS2578, Ca(2+) channel blocker BTP2, or ROCK inhibitor GSK269962 or Y27632, and the migration ability of C2C12 cells was assessed by wound healing assay. The cellular Ca(2+) content was analyzed with fluo-4 probe and the activation of ROCK (phosphorlyation of LIMK and cofilin) was assayed by western blot...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815606/prospective-study-of-urinary-prostaglandin-e2-metabolite-and-pancreatic-cancer-risk
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Yong Cui, Xiao-Ou Shu, Hong-Lan Li, Gong Yang, Wanqing Wen, Yu-Tang Gao, Qiuyin Cai, Nathaniel Rothman, Hui-Yong Yin, Qing Lan, Yong-Bing Xiang, Wei Zheng
The cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) pathway is upregulated in many pancreatic cancer cells, and it is believed that carcinogenetic effects of COX2 upregulation are largely through prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) overproduction. We tested this hypothesis by evaluating the association between urinary PGE2 metabolites (PGE-M), a biomarker of in vivo PGE2 overproduction, and pancreatic cancer risk. We conducted a case-control study with 722 subjects (239 cases and 483 controls) nested within two prospective cohort studies, the Shanghai Women's Health Study (SWHS) and Shanghai Men's Health Study (SMHS)...
August 17, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815192/epileptic-negative-myoclonus-as-the-first-and-only-symptom-in-a-challenging-diagnosis-of-benign-epilepsy-with-centrotemporal-spikes
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Jing Chen, Guo Zheng, Hu Guo, Xiaopeng Lu, Chunfeng Wu, Xiaoyu Wang, Wei Tao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical and neurophysiological characteristics of epileptic negative myoclonus as the first and only ictal symptom of benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes. METHODS: Electrophysiological evaluations included polygraphic recordings with simultaneous video electroencephalogram monitoring and tests performed with patient's upper limb outstretched in standing posture. Epileptic negative myoclonus manifestations, electrophysiological features, and responses to antiepileptic drugs were analyzed...
January 2017: Child neurology open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813659/the-dna-methylcytosine-dioxygenase-tet2-sustains-immunosuppressive-function-of-tumor-infiltrating-myeloid-cells-to-promote-melanoma-progression
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Wen Pan, Shu Zhu, Kun Qu, Katrina Meeth, Jijun Cheng, Kaixin He, Hongdi Ma, Yan Liao, Xizhi Wen, Christine Roden, Zuzana Tobiasova, Zheng Wei, Jun Zhao, Jun Liu, Ji Zheng, Bo Guo, Sajid A Khan, Marcus Bosenberg, Richard A Flavell, Jun Lu
Ten-Eleven-Translocation-2 (Tet2) is a DNA methylcytosine dioxygenase that functions as a tumor suppressor in hematopoietic malignancies. We examined the role of Tet2 in tumor-tissue myeloid cells and found that Tet2 sustains the immunosuppressive function of these cells. We found that Tet2 expression is increased in intratumoral myeloid cells both in mouse models of melanoma and in melanoma patients and that this increased expression is dependent on an IL-1R-MyD88 pathway. Ablation of Tet2 in myeloid cells suppressed melanoma growth in vivo and shifted the immunosuppressive gene expression program in tumor-associated macrophages to a proinflammatory one, with a concomitant reduction of the immunosuppressive function...
August 15, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813155/research-on-controllable-degradation-of-novel-sulfonylurea-herbicides-in-acidic-and-alkaline-soils
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Shaa Zhou, Xue-Wen Hua, Wei Wei, Yu-Cheng Gu, Xiaoqing Liu, Jinghuo Chen, Minggui Chen, Yong-Tao Xie, Sha Zhou, Xiang-De Meng, Yan Zhang, Yong-Hong Li, Baolei Wang, Haibin Song, Zheng-Ming Li
The degradation issue of sulfonylurea (SU) has become one of the biggest challenges that hamper the development and application of this class of herbicides, especially in alkaline soils of Northern China. On the basis of previous discovery that some substituents on the 5th position of the benzene ring in Chlorsulfuron could hasten its degradation rate apparently in acidic soil, this work on Metsulfuron-methyl showed more convincing results. Two novel compounds (I-1 and I-2) were designed and synthesized, at the same time, they still retained potent herbicidal activity against both tested dicotyledon and monocotyledon...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812758/a-metalloporphyrin-based-porous-organic-polymer-as-an-efficient-catalyst-for-the-catalytic-oxidation-of-olefins-and-arylalkanes
#16
Zheng-Dong Ding, Wei Zhu, Tao Li, Rui Shen, Yunxing Li, Zaijun Li, Xuehong Ren, Zhi-Guo Gu
A metalloporphyrin-based porous organic polymer, Mn-PPOP-1, was constructed in high yield via the ketoenamine condensation of robust porphyrin tetraamines (TBPP) with 1,3,5-triformylphloroglucinol. The stable keto-enamine form in the synthesized polymer was unambiguously confirmed by (13)C CP-MAS solid state NMR. Noticeably, besides the high thermal and chemical stability, this material contains both micropores and mesopores, which are favorable for mass transfer in the catalytic application. Mn-PPOP-1 exhibits significantly high catalytic oxidation of olefins and arylalkanes at room temperature...
August 16, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812311/nad-replenishment-with-nicotinamide-mononucleotide-protects-blood-brain-barrier-integrity-and-attenuates-delayed-tpa-induced-haemorrhagic-transformation-after-cerebral-ischemia
#17
Chun-Chun Wei, Yuan-Yuan Kong, Xia-Hua, Guo-Qiang Li, Si-Li Zheng, Ming-He Cheng, Pei Wang, Chao-Yu Miao
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is the only approved pharmacological therapy for acute brain ischemia; however, a major limitation of tPA is the haemorrhagic transformation followed by tPA treatment. Here, we determine whether nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN), a key intermediate of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide biosynthesis, would affect tPA-induced haemorrhagic transformation. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) was achieved in CD1 mice by introducing a filament to the left MCA for 5 hours...
August 15, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810127/medicaid-prior-authorization-and-opioid-medication-abuse-and-overdose
#18
Gerald Cochran, Adam J Gordon, Walid F Gellad, Chung-Chou H Chang, Wei-Hsuan Lo-Ciganic, Carroline Lobo, Evan Cole, Winfred Frazier, Ping Zheng, David Kelley, Julie M Donohue
OBJECTIVES: The US opioid medication epidemic has resulted in serious health consequences for patients. Formulary management tools adopted by payers, specifically prior authorization (PA) policies, may lower the rates of opioid medication abuse and overdose. We compared rates of opioid abuse and overdose among enrollees in plans that varied in their use of PA from "High PA" (ie, required PA for 17 to 74 opioids), with "Low PA" (ie, required PA for 1 opioid), and "No PA" policies for opioid medications...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809534/ordered-and-atomically-perfect-fragmentation-of-layered-transition-metal-dichalcogenides-via-mechanical-instabilities
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Ming Chen, Juan Xia, Jiadong Zhou, Qingsheng Zeng, Kaiwei Li, Kazunori Fujisawa, Wei Fu, Ting Zhang, Jing Zhang, Zhe Wang, Zhixun Wang, Xiaoting Jia, Mauricio Terrones, Ze Xiang Shen, Zheng Liu, Lei Wei
Thermoplastic polymers subjected to a continuous tensile stress experience a state of mechanical instabilities, resulting in neck formation and propagation. The necking process with strong localized strain enables the transformation of initially brittle polymeric materials into robust, flexible, and oriented forms. Here we harness the polymer-based mechanical instabilities to control the fragmentation of atomically thin transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs). We develop a simple and versatile nanofabrication tool to precisely fragment atom-thin TMDs sandwiched between thermoplastic polymers into ordered and atomically perfect TMD nanoribbons in arbitrary directions regardless of the crystal structures, defect content, and original geometries...
August 17, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807675/substantial-protection-against-mptp-associated-parkinson-s-neurotoxicity-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-by-anti-cancer-agent-su4312-via-activation-of-mef2d-and-inhibition-of-mao-b
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Baojian Guo, Shengquan Hu, Chengyou Zheng, Hongyu Wang, Fangcheng Luo, Haitao Li, Wei Cui, Xifei Yang, Guozhen Cui, Shinghung Mak, Tony Chung-Lit Choi, Edmond Dik-Lung Ma, Yuqiang Wang, Simon Ming Yuen Lee, Zaijun Zhang, Yifan Han
We have previously demonstrated the unexpected neuroprotection of the anti-cancer agent SU4312 in cellular models associated with Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the precise mechanisms underlying its neuroprotection are still unknown, and the effects of SU4312 on rodent models of PD have not been characterized. In the current study, we found that the protection of SU4312 against 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium ion (MPP(+))-induced neurotoxicity in PC12 cells was achieved through the activation of transcription factor myocyte enhancer factor 2D (MEF2D), as evidenced by the fact that SU4312 stimulated myocyte enhancer factor 2 (MEF2) transcriptional activity and prevented the inhibition of MEF2D protein expression caused by MPP(+), and that short hairpin RNA (ShRNA)-mediated knockdown of MEF2D significantly abolished the neuroprotection of SU4312...
August 11, 2017: Neuropharmacology
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