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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812679/meckel-s-cartilage-breakdown-offers-clues-to-mammalian-middle-ear-evolution
#1
Neal Anthwal, Daniel J Urban, Zhe-Xi Luo, Karen E Sears, Abigail S Tucker
A key transformation in mammalian ear evolution was incorporation of the primary jaw joint of premammalian synapsids into the definitive mammalian middle ear of living mammals. This evolutionary transition occurred in two steps, starting with a partial or 'transitional' mammalian middle ear in which the ectotympanic and malleus were still connected to the mandible by an ossified Meckel's cartilage (MC), as observed in many Mesozoic mammals. This was followed by MC breakdown, freeing the ectotympanic and the malleus from the mandible and creating the definitive mammalian middle ear...
March 6, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812437/autophagy-induced-kdr-vegfr-2-activation-promotes-the-formation-of-vasculogenic-mimicry-by-glioma-stem-cells
#2
Hai-Bo Wu, Shuai Yang, Hai-Yan Weng, Qian Chen, Xi-Long Zhao, Wen-Juan Fu, Qin Niu, Yi-Fang Ping, Ji Ming Wang, Xia Zhang, Xiao-Hong Yao, Xiu-Wu Bian
Antiangiogenesis with bevacizumab, an antibody against vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), has been used for devascularization to limit the growth of malignant glioma. However, the benefits are transient due to elusive mechanisms underlying resistance to the antiangiogenic therapy. Glioma stem cells (GSCs) are capable of forming vasculogenic mimicry (VM), an alternative microvascular circulation independent of VEGF-driven angiogenesis. Herein, we report that the formation of VM was promoted by bevacizumab-induced macroautophagy/autophagy in GSCs, which was associated with tumor resistance to antiangiogenic therapy...
August 16, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812088/consecutive-reduction-radical-cyclization-and-oxidative-dehydrogenation-reaction-of-ortho-substituted-diboryl-compounds
#3
Lirong Yu, Yanglizhi Li, Xi Wang, Xingyong Wang, Panpan Zhou, Shangda Jiang, Xiaobo Pan
An elegant synthetic route to a ladder-type di-borate compound 2a was reported based on the reduction, radical-cyclization, and oxidative-dehydrogenation reaction of 1. The existence of the biradical intermediate [1˙˙]2- was supported by both EPR measurements and DFT calculations.
August 16, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812085/high-tc-superconducting-phases-in-organic-molecular-intercalated-iron-selenides-synthesis-and-crystal-structures
#4
Shifeng Jin, Xiao Fan, Xiaozhi Wu, Ruijin Sun, Hui Wu, Qingzhen Huang, Chenlong Shi, Xuekui Xi, Zhilin Li, Xiaolong Chen
Hybrid iron-based superconductors were synthesized by sonochemical insertion of organic molecules into FeSe layers. High quality of the samples first enabled reliable phase identifications and three structure types were discovered. Structure determination based on neutron data further facilitated the understanding of their structural stability, doping levels and temperature driven structural transitions.
August 16, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811901/perioperative-safety-analysis-of-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-with-preprocedural-leukopenia-or-thrombocytopenia
#5
Lin Zhou, Lin-Zhi Zhang, Jing-Yan Wang, Yong-Wu Li, Hai-Dong Hu, Xiao-Ming Peng, Yun Zhao, Xi-Ming Wang, Hui Xie, Chun-Zi Liu, Hua-Ming Wang
Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) exhibit a high incidence of concomitant cirrhosis with leukopenia and/or thrombocytopenia. In the present study, perioperative changes in the white blood cell (WBC) and platelet (PLT) counts and associated complications were investigated to assess the safety of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) for HCC patients with preprocedural leukopenia or thrombocytopenia. The records of 1,461 HCC patients who received TACE between January 2012 and December 2013 were retrospectively reviewed...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811622/dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitors-and-cancer-risk-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
#6
Ming Zhao, Jiayi Chen, Yanyan Yuan, Zuquan Zou, Xiaolong Lai, Daud M Rahmani, Fuyan Wang, Yang Xi, Qin Huang, Shizhong Bu
Some recent studies have suggested that the use of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP4i) is associated with cancer development. However, some other studies suggest no such association. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of DPP4i on the risk of developing cancers. The electronic databases PubMed, Medline, EMBASE, Web of Science and Cochrane Library and the clinical trial registry were searched for published and unpublished randomized clinical trials on humans. Eligible studies were RCTs conducted in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, comparing DPP4i with a placebo or other active drugs...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811017/improved-methodology-for-analysis-of-multiple-phytohormones-using-sequential-magnetic-solid-phase-extraction-coupled-with-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#7
Xiao-Tong Luo, Bao-Dong Cai, Xi Chen, Yu-Qi Feng
Phytohormones are special small molecules that play important role in plant growth and development at trace levels. Quantification of multiple phytohormones will be great helpful for researches about cross-talks that plant hormones regulate the responses of plants against both biotic and abiotic stresses by means of synergistic or antagonistic interactions. In the current study, we developed a method for profiling of phytohormones in one small sample, including indole-3-acetic acid, abscisic acid, jasmonic acid, gibberellins, cytokinins and brassinosteroids...
August 29, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810651/kanglaite-inhibits-the-expression-of-drug-resistance-genes-through-suppressing-pvt1-in-cisplatin-resistant-gastric-cancer-cells
#8
Xian-Wen Zhang, Liang Liu, Xi-Zhi Zhang, Ping Bo
Kanglaite (KLT) was shown to alleviate the development of multidrug resistance (MDR) clinically. The purpose of this study is to examine the mechanism of KLT for chemotherapy resistance in gastric cancer cells involving the regulation of MDR-related proteins. The cisplatin-resistant BGC823/DPP and SGC7901/DDP cells were treated with 1, 2.5 and 5 µl/ml of KLT for 24, 36 and 48 h. Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) assay and flow cytometry were performed to detect the cell viability and cell apoptosis, respectively...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810544/microrna-9-inhibits-the-proliferation-and-migration-of-malignant-melanoma-cells-via-targeting-sirituin-1
#9
Pingyuan Bu, Chengqun Luo, Quanyong He, Ping Yang, Xi Li, Dan Xu
MicroRNA (miR) are a class of small non-coding RNA that are able to inhibit gene expression by directly binding to the 3' untranslated region (UTR) of their target mRNA and thus promote translational repression or mRNA degradation. Recently, miR-9 was reported to have a suppressive role in malignant melanoma; however, the underlying mechanism remains largely unclear. In the present study, reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) and western blotting were used to examine the mRNA and protein expression levels in malignant melanoma tissues and cell lines...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810229/photodegradation-of-sulfathiazole-under-simulated-sunlight-kinetics-photo-induced-structural-rearrangement-and-antimicrobial-activities-of-photoproducts
#10
Xi-Zhi Niu, Julie Glady-Croué, Jean-Philippe Croué
Photolysis is a core natural process impacting the fate of some sulfonamide antibiotics in sunlit waters. In this study, sunlight-induced phototransformation of sulfathiazole was investigated. A photolytic quantum yield of 0.079 was obtained in buffered water (pH = 8.0). Different natural organic matter isolates inhibited the photolysis of sulfathiazole by light screening effect. A kinetic model was developed to predict the photodegradation rate of sulfathiazole using the light screening correction factor of the water matrix in the wavelength range of 300-350 nm...
August 9, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809568/combinatorial-nickel-catalyzed-monofluoroalkylation-of-aryl-boronic-acids-with-unactivated-fluoroalkyl-iodides
#11
Jie Sheng, Hui-Qi Ni, Ge Liu, Yan Li, Xi-Sheng Wang
A combinatorial nickel-catalyzed cross-coupling between arylboronic acids and unactived 1-fluoro-1-iodoalkanes has been developed, which demonstrated high efficiency, mild conditions, and excellent functional-group compatibility. Readily available nitrogen and phosphine ligands were combined with a nitrogen source, which in situ generated a variety of easily tunable catalysts to promote the fluoroalkylation for broad scopes of both coupling partners. This new strategy on combinatorial catalysis offers new solutions for nickel-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions...
August 15, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809563/domino-fluorination-protodefluorination-enables-decarboxylative-cross-coupling-of-%C3%AE-oxocarboxylic-acids-with-styrene-via-photoredox-catalysis
#12
Muliang Zhang, Junwei Xi, Rehanguli Ruzi, Nan Li, Zhongkai Wu, Weipeng Li, Chengjian Zhu
Domino-fluorination-protodefluorination decarboxylative cross-coupling of α-keto acids with styrene has been developed via photoredox catalysis. The critical part of this strategy is the formation of the carbon-fluorine (C-F) bond by the capture of a carbon-centered radical intermediate, which will overcome side reactions during the styrene radical functionalization process. Experimental studies have provided evidence indicating a domino-fluorination-protodefluorination pathway, with α-keto acid initiating the photoredox cycle...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808849/a-rapid-method-for-establishment-of-a-reverse-genetics-system-for-canine-parvovirus
#13
Yongle Yu, Jun Su, Jigui Wang, Ji Xi, Yaping Mao, Qiang Hou, Xiaomei Zhang, Weiquan Liu
Canine parvovirus (CPV) is an important and highly prevalent pathogen of dogs that causes acute hemorrhagic enteritis disease. Here, we describe a rapid method for the construction and characterization of a full-length infectious clone (rCPV) of CPV. Feline kidney (F81) cells were transfected with rCPV incorporating an engineered EcoR I site that served as a genetic marker. The rescued virus was indistinguishable from that of wild-type virus in its biological properties.
August 14, 2017: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808662/the-status-of-maculopathy-in-diabetes-and-prediabetes-patients-in-a-population-based-study-detected-by-optical-coherence-tomography-the-2011-health-examination-survey-in-beijing
#14
Xi Cao, Zhong Xin, Shiming Li, Yue Qi, Mingxia Yuan, Xiaorong Zhu, Jin-Kui Yang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence and the risk factors of maculopathy detected by optical coherence tomography (OCT) in a Chinese population with diabetes or prediabetes. Methods. 8,155 people were randomly selected to participate in the 2011 annual Health Examination Survey in Beijing. A 75 g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) was tested in 3760 subjects with fasting plasma glucose (FPG) ≥ 5.6 mmol/L. Of 3,760 subjects, 583 were also randomly selected to take OCT...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808163/a-role-for-fimh-in-extraintestinal-pathogenic-escherichia-coli-invasion-and-translocation-through-the-intestinal-epithelium
#15
Nina M Poole, Sabrina I Green, Anubama Rajan, Luz E Vela, Xi-Lei Zeng, Mary K Estes, Anthony W Maresso
The translocation of bacteria across the intestinal epithelium of immunocompromised patients can lead to bacteremia and life-threatening sepsis. Extraintestinal Pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC), so named because this pathotype infects tissues distal to the intestinal tract, is a frequent cause of such infections, is often multidrug resistant, and chronically colonizes a sizable portion of the healthy population. Although several virulence factors and their roles in pathogenesis are well described for ExPEC that cause urinary tract infections and meningitis, they have not been linked to translocation through intestinal barriers, a fundamentally distant yet important clinical phenomenon...
August 14, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807720/comparison-of-the-therapeutic-effects-of-sildenafil-citrate-heparin-and-neuropeptides-in-a-rat-model-of-acetic-acid-induced-gastric-ulcer
#16
Mehmet Kalayci, Mehmet Ali Kocdor, Tuncay Kuloglu, İbrahim Sahin, Mehmet Sarac, Aziz Aksoy, Meltem Yardim, Semih Dalkilic, Onur Gursu, Suna Aydin, Ramazan Fazil Akkoc, Meltem Cokugras, Gokhan Artas, İbrahim Hanifi Ozercan, Kader Ugur, Suleyman Aydin
AIMS: The purpose of our investigative work has been to determine whether there can be therapeutic roles in the administration of sildenafil citrate, heparin and several neuropeptides on an animal model where gastric ulcers were induced with acetic acid, and to compare their efficacy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The animals were divided into 13 groups, with 4 animals in each. Gastric ulcers was induced in the animals of 12 groups with one untreated group being left as the control (Group I - control; given normal saline (NS))...
August 11, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807689/effects-of-polysaccharides-from-abalone-viscera-haliotis-discus-hannai-ino-on-mgc-803cells-proliferation
#17
Rui-Juan Zhang, Yan Shi, Jing Zheng, Xiao-Mei Mao, Zhi-Yu Liu, Qing-Xi Chen, Qin Wang
The polysaccharides (AVP) was obtained from abalone (Haliotis discus hannai Ino) viscera, using the alkaline protease to enzymolysis, sevage method and repeated freezing and thawing method to remove protein and hydrogen peroxide method to depigment. The total sugar content was 46.27±1.5% and uronic acid, sulfate radical, hexosamine and protein contents were 17.44±0.22%, 16.98±0.15%, 0.65±0.02% and 1.64±0.13% in AVP respectively. The main monosaccharide compositions of AVP were D-galactose, D-xylose, D-mannose, D-glucose and D-glucuronic acid...
August 11, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807672/pharmacological-characterization-of-novel-synthetic-opioids-nso-found-in-the-recreational-drug-marketplace
#18
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Michael H Baumann, Susruta Majumdar, Valerie Le Rouzic, Amanda Hunkele, Rajendra Uprety, Xi Ping Huang, Jin Xu, Bryan L Roth, Ying-Xian Pan, Gavril W Pasternak
Novel synthetic opioids (NSO) are increasingly encountered in illicit heroin and counterfeit pain pills. Many NSO are resurrected from older biomedical literature or patent applications, so limited information is available about their biological effects. Here we examined the pharmacology of three structurally-distinct NSO found in the recreational drug market: N-(1-(2-phenylethyl)-4-piperidinyl)-N-phenylbutyramide (butyrylfentanyl), 3,4-dichloro-N-[(1R,2R)-2-(dimethylamino)cyclohexyl]-N-methylbenzamide (U-47700) and 1-cyclohexyl-4-(1,2-diphenylethyl)piperazine (MT-45)...
August 11, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807666/microrna-132-with-therapeutic-potential-in-chronic-wounds
#19
Xi Li, Dongqing Li, Aoxue Wang, Tongbin Chu, Warangkana Lohcharoenkal, Xiaowei Zheng, Jacob Grünler, Sampath Narayanan, Sofie Eliasson, Eva K Herter, Yang Wang, Yannan Ma, Marcus Ehrström, Liv Eidsmo, Maria Kasper, Andor Pivarcsi, Enikö Sonkoly, Sergiu-Bogdan Catrina, Mona Ståhle, Ning Xu Landén
Chronic wounds represent a major and rising health and economic burden worldwide. There is a continued search towards more effective wound therapy. We found significantly reduced microRNA-132 (miR-132) expression in human diabetic ulcers compared to normal skin wounds, and also in skin wounds of leptin receptor-deficient (db/db) diabetic mice compared to wild-type mice. Local replenishment of miR-132 in the wounds of db/db mice accelerated wound closure effectively, which was accompanied by increased proliferation of wound-edge keratinocytes and reduced inflammation...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807514/highly-selective-activation-of-heat-shock-protein-70-by-allosteric-regulation-provides-an-insight-into-efficient-neuroinflammation-inhibition
#20
Li-Chao Wang, Li-Xi Liao, Hai-Ning Lv, Dan Liu, Wei Dong, Jian Zhu, Jin-Feng Chen, Meng-Ling Shi, Ge Fu, Xiao-Min Song, Yong Jiang, Ke-Wu Zeng, Peng-Fei Tu
Heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) is widely involved in immune disorders, making it as an attractive drug target for inflammation diseases. Nonselective induction of Hsp70 upregulation for inflammation therapy could cause extensive interference in inflammation-unrelated protein functions, potentially resulting in side effects. Nevertheless, direct pharmacological activation of Hsp70 via targeting specific functional amino acid residue may provide an insight into precise Hsp70 function regulation and a more satisfactory treatment effect for inflammation, which has not been extensively focused...
August 9, 2017: EBioMedicine
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