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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812888/triply-bonded-gallium%C3%A2-phosphorus-molecules-theoretical-designs-and-characterization
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Jia-Syun Lu, Ming-Chung Yang, Ming-Der Su
The effect of substitution on the potential energy surfaces of triple-bonded RGa≡PR (R = F, OH, H, CH3, SiH3, SiMe(SitBu3)2, SiiPrDis2, Tbt (C6H2-2,4,6-{CH(SiMe3)2}3), and Ar* (C6H3-2,6-(C6H2-2,4,6-i-Pr3)2)) compounds was theoretically examined by using the density functional theory (i.e., M06-2X/Def2-TZVP, B3PW91/Def2-TZVP and B3LYP/LANL2DZ+dp). The theoretical evidences strongly suggest all of the triple-bonded RGa≡PR species prefer to select a bent form with an angle (∠Ga-P-R) of about 90°. Moreover, the theoretical observations indicate only the bulkier substituents, in particular for the strong donating groups (e...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812879/germanium-and-tin-monoxides-trapped-by-oxophilic-germylene-and-stannylene-ligands
#2
Yunxia Gao, Ying Yang, Wenjun Zheng, Yuanyuan Su, Xiang Zhang, Herbert W Roesky
Germanium and tin monoxides (MO, M = Ge, Sn) were trapped by the 1,2,4-diazaphospholide-based germylene and stannylene M[3,5-tBu2dp]2 (M = Ge (2), Sn (3)), resulting in the Lewis acid-base adduct of composition M(μ-O)[M{η(1)(N)-(3,5-tBu2dp)}2]2 (M = Ge (4), Sn (5)). Compounds 4 and 5 were characterized by single-crystal X-ray structural analysis. The bonding features of 4 and 5 were supported by DFT calculations.
August 16, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812876/cocatalysing-pt-pto-phase-junction-nanodots-on-hierarchically-porous-tio2-for-highly-enhanced-photocatalytic-hydrogen-production
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Xiaoning Ren, Zhiyi Hu, Jun Jin, Liang Wu, Chao Wang, Jing Liu, Fu Liu, Min Wu, Yu Li, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, Bao-Lian Su
Phase-junction between cocatalyst and semiconductor host is quite effective to enhance the photocatalytic activity, and is widely studied while the report on the phase-juncted cocatalyst is still rare. In this work, we report the deposition of the Pt/PtO phase-juncted nanodots as cocatalyst via NaOH modification of an interconnected meso-macroporous TiO2 network with high surface area and inner-particle mesopores to enhance the performance of photocatalytic H2 production. Our results show that NaOH modification can largely influence the Pt/PtO phase-juncted nanodots formation and dispersity...
August 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812422/novel-influenza-d-virus-epidemiology-pathology-evolution-and-biological-characteristics
#4
Shuo Su, Xinliang Fu, Gairu Li, Fiona Kerlin, Michael Veit
In 2011, a new virus was isolated from pigs with influenza-like symptoms and subsequently also from cattle, which are the main reservoir of the virus. It is similar to Influenza C virus (ICV), a (predominantly) human pathogen, causing respiratory disease in children. Since the virus is unable to reassort with ICV (and based on a number of other criteria as discussed in the text) it is now officially named as Influenzavirus D (IDV), a new genus of the Orthomyxoviridae. We summarize the epidemiology, pathology and evolution of IDV and its biological characteristics with emphasis on the only glycoprotein HEF...
August 16, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812206/differences-in-femoral-neck-structure-between-elderly-caucasian-and-chinese-populations-a-cross-sectional-study-of-perth-beijing-cohorts
#5
L Wang, B C C Khoo, X G Cheng, K Brown, J R Lewis, Y B Su, Z Guo, K Li, R L Prince
Structural skeletal differences of the femoral neck of older Beijing-Chinese and Perth-Caucasian women were compared; adjusting for frame size-related differences, Beijing-Chinese have lower periosteal width; however, indices of internal bone distribution suggest that Beijing-Chinese may exhibit increased resistance to fracture that may relate to the reduced hip fracture incidence. INTRODUCTION: Ethnic differences in skeletal structure may relate to differences in hip fracture risk in Chinese and Caucasian populations...
August 15, 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812201/effectiveness-of-navigation-guided-cyst-aspiration-before-resection-of-large-cystic-brain-tumors-a-proof-of-concept-for-more-radical-surgery
#6
Tae Hoon Roh, Kyoung Su Sung, Seok-Gu Kang, Ju Hyung Moon, Eui Hyun Kim, Sun Ho Kim, Jong Hee Chang
BACKGROUND: Resection of tumors close to the corticospinal tract (CST) carries a high risk of damage to the CST. For cystic tumors, aspirating the cyst before resection may reduce the risk of damage to vital structures. This study evaluated the effectiveness of cyst aspiration, by comparing the results before and after aspiration of diffusion tensor image (DTI) tractography. METHODS: This study enrolled 23 patients with large cystic brain tumors (>20 cm(3)) between 2012 and 2016...
August 16, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812074/three-dimensional-microtissues-as-an-in-vitro-model-for-personalized-radiation-therapy
#7
Yuting Qiu, Dandan Ning, Peipei Zhang, Stephanie Curly, Yong Qiao, Liyuan Ma, Ming Su
This paper describes the use of 3D microtissues as an intermediate model between the 2D cell culture and the animal model to assess radiation-induced cellular and DNA damage in the context of personalized radiation therapy. An agarose microwell array was used to generate 3D microtissues with controlled size and shape. The microtissues were exposed to X-ray radiation of various doses, and the radiation damage to cells was examined using a variety of techniques with different end points. Damage to cell membranes and reduction in metabolic activity were examined with the MTT assay and dye inclusion assay...
August 16, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812018/effects-of-fungicides-on-rat-s-neurosteroid-synthetic-enzymes
#8
Xiuwei Shen, Fan Chen, Lanlan Chen, Ying Su, Ping Huang, Ren-Shan Ge
Exposure to environmental endocrine disruptors may interfere with nervous system's activity. Fungicides such as tebuconazole, triadimefon, and vinclozolin have antifungal activities and are used to prevent fungal infections in agricultural plants. In the present study, we studied effects of tebuconazole, triadimefon, and vinclozolin on rat's neurosteroidogenic 5α-reductase 1 (5α-Red1), 3α-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3α-HSD), and retinol dehydrogenase 2 (RDH2). Rat's 5α-Red1, 3α-HSD, and RDH2 were cloned and expressed in COS-1 cells, and effects of these fungicides on them were measured...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811756/pseudomonas-oleovorans-strain-kbpf-004-culture-supernatants-reduced-seed-transmission-of-cucumber-green-mottle-mosaic-virus-and-pepper-mild-mottle-virus-and-remodeled-aggregation-of-126-kda-and-subcellular-localization-of-movement-protein-of-pepper-mild-mottle
#9
Nam-Gyu Kim, Eun-Young Seo, Sang-Hyuk Han, Jun-Su Gong, Cheol-Nam Park, Ho-Seop Park, Leslie L Domier, John Hammond, Hyoun-Sub Lim
Efforts to control viral diseases in crop production include several types of physical or chemical treatments; antiviral extracts of a number of plants have also been examined to inhibit plant viral infection. However, treatments utilizing naturally selected microorganisms with activity against plant viruses are poorly documented. Here we report isolation of a soil inhabiting bacterium, Pseudomonas oleovorans strain KBPF-004 (developmental code KNF2016) which showed antiviral activity against mechanical transmission of tobamoviruses...
August 2017: Plant Pathology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811754/comparative-genome-analysis-of-rathayibacter-tritici-ncppb-1953-with-rathayibacter-toxicus-strains-can-facilitate-studies-on-mechanisms-of-nematode-association-and-host-infection
#10
Jungwook Park, Pyeong An Lee, Hyun-Hee Lee, Kihyuck Choi, Seon-Woo Lee, Young-Su Seo
Rathayibacter tritici, which is a Gram positive, plant pathogenic, non-motile, and rod-shaped bacterium, causes spike blight in wheat and barley. For successful pathogenesis, R. tritici is associated with Anguina tritici, a nematode, which produces seed galls (ear cockles) in certain plant varieties and facilitates spread of infection. Despite significant efforts, little research is available on the mechanism of disease or bacteria-nematode association of this bacterium due to lack of genomic information. Here, we report the first complete genome sequence of R...
August 2017: Plant Pathology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811741/consistency-and-variability-of-dna-methylation-in-women-during-puberty-young-adulthood-and-pregnancy
#11
Su Chen, Nandini Mukherjee, Vimala Devi Janjanam, S Hasan Arshad, Ramesh J Kurukulaaratchy, John W Holloway, Hongmei Zhang, Wilfried Karmaus
Prior DNA methylation (DNA-m) analyses have identified cytosine-phosphate-guanine (CpG) sites, which show either a significant change or consistency during lifetime. However, the proportion of CpGs that are neither significantly different nor consistent over time (indifferent CpGs) is unknown. We investigated the methylation dynamics, both longitudinal changes and consistency, in women from preadolescence to late pregnancy using DNA-m of peripheral blood cells. Consistency of cell type-adjusted DNA-m between paired individuals was assessed by regressing CpGs of subsequent age on the prior, stability by intraclass correlation coefficients (>0...
2017: Genetics & Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811711/fibroblast-derived-cxcl12-sdf-1%C3%AE-promotes-cxcl6-secretion-and-co-operatively-enhances-metastatic-potential-through-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway-in-colon-cancer
#12
Jia-Chi Ma, Xiao-Wen Sun, He Su, Quan Chen, Tian-Kang Guo, Yuan Li, Xiao-Chang Chen, Jin Guo, Zhen-Qiang Gong, Xiao-Dan Zhao, Jian-Bo Qi
AIM: To investigate the underlying mechanism by which CXCL12 and CXCL6 influences the metastatic potential of colon cancer and internal relation of colon cancer and stromal cells. METHODS: Western blotting was used to detect the expression of CXCL12 and CXCL6 in colon cancer cells and stromal cells. The co-operative effects of CXCL12 and CXCL6 on proliferation and invasion of colon cancer cells and human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and proliferation and invasion assays...
July 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811678/patchoulene-epoxide-isolated-from-patchouli-oil-suppresses-acute-inflammation-through-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-downregulation-of-cox-2-inos
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Jia-Li Liang, Jia-Zhen Wu, Yu-Hong Liu, Zhen-Biao Zhang, Qi-Duan Wu, Han-Bin Chen, Yan-Feng Huang, Yao-Xing Dou, Jiang-Tao Zhou, Zi-Ren Su, Janis Ya-Xian Zhan
According to the GC-MS analysis, compositional variation was observed between samples of patchouli oil, of which an unknown compound identified as patchoulene epoxide (PAO) was found only in the long-stored oil, whose biological activity still remains unknown. Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate the potential anti-inflammatory activity with three in vivo inflammatory models: xylene-induced ear edema, acetic acid-induced vascular permeability, and carrageenan-induced paw edema. Further investigation into its underlying mechanism on carrageenan-induced paw edema was conducted...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811660/transcription-factor-znf148-is-a-negative-regulator-of-human-muscle-differentiation
#14
Jesse Bakke, William C Wright, Anthony E Zamora, Su Sien Ong, Yue-Ming Wang, Jessica D Hoyer, Christopher T Brewer, Paul G Thomas, Taosheng Chen
Muscle differentiation is a complex process in which muscle progenitor cells undergo determination and eventually cellular fusion. This process is heavily regulated by such master transcription factors as MYOD and members of the MEF2 family. Here, we show that the transcription factor ZNF148 plays a direct role in human muscle cell differentiation. Downregulation of ZNF148 drives the formation of a muscle phenotype with rapid expression of myosin heavy chain, even in proliferative conditions. This phenotype was most likely mediated by the robust and swift upregulation of MYOD and MEF2C...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811537/prognostic-significance-and-function-of-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-in-tongue-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#15
Shau-Hsuan Li, Chih-Yen Chien, Wan-Ting Huang, Sheng-Dean Luo, Yan-Ye Su, Wan-Yu Tien, Ya-Chun Lan, Chang-Han Chen
Despite improvement in preoperative imaging, surgical technique, and adjuvant therapy, the prognosis of patients with tongue squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is still unsatisfactory. The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) play a key role in the regulation of tumor cell proliferation and survival. However, the significance of mTOR on the prognosis of tongue SCC remains largely undefined. In the present study, immunohistochemistry was performed to evaluate the expression of phosphorylated mTOR (p-mTOR) in 160 surgically resected tongue SCC, and correlated with survival...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811386/trimetazidine-protects-retinal-ganglion-cells-from-acute-glaucoma-via-the-nrf2-ho-1-pathway
#16
Peixing Wan, Wenru Su, Yingying Zhang, Zhidong Li, Caibin Deng, Yehong Zhuo
Acute glaucoma is one of the leading causes of irreversible vision impairment characterized by the rapid elevation of intraocular pressure and consequent retinal ganglion cell (RGC) death. Oxidative stress and neuro-inflammation have been considered critical for the pathogenesis of RGC death in acute glaucoma. Trimetazidine (TMZ), an anti-ischemic drug, possesses anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties, contributing to its therapeutic potential in tissue damage. However, the role of TMZ in acute glaucoma and the underlying molecular mechanisms remain elusive...
August 15, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811266/expression-and-purification-of-a-difficult-sarcomeric-protein-telethonin
#17
Huanbo Tan, Wencheng Su, Pengju Wang, Wenyu Zhang, Michael Sattler, Peijian Zou
Telethonin anchors the N-terminal region of titin in the Z-disk of the sarcomere by binding to two immunoglobulin-like (Ig) domains (Z1 and Z2) of titin (Z1Z2). Thereby telethonin plays an important role in myofibril assembly and in muscle development and functional regulation. The expression and purification of recombinant telethonin is very challenging. In previous studies, recombinant telethonin expressed from E. coli was refolded in the presence of Z1Z2. Here, we report various strategies to establish a reliable and efficient protocol for the preparation of telethonin and titin Z1Z2 protein...
August 12, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811183/deletion-of-protein-kinase-d1-in-osteoprogenitor-cells-results-in-decreased-osteogenesis-in-vitro-and-reduced-bone-mineral-density-in-vivo
#18
Wendy B Bollag, Vivek Choudhary, Qing Zhong, Ke-Hong Ding, Jianrui Xu, Ranya Elsayed, Kanglun Yu, Yun Su, Lakiea J Bailey, Xing-Ming Shi, Mohammed Elsalanty, Maribeth H Johnson, Meghan E McGee-Lawrence, Carlos M Isales
Protein kinase D1 (PRKD1) is thought to play a role in a number of cellular functions, including proliferation and differentiation. We hypothesized that PRKD1 in bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSC) could modulate osteogenesis. In BMMSCs from floxed PRKD1 mice, PRKD1 ablation with adenovirus-mediated Cre-recombinase expression inhibited BMMSC differentiation in vitro. In 3- and 6-month-old conditional knockout mice (cKO), in which PRKD1 was ablated in osteoprogenitor cells by osterix promoter-driven Cre-recombinase, bone mineral density (BMD) was significantly reduced compared with floxed control littermates...
August 12, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811128/a-newly-synthesized-ligustrazine-stilbene-derivative-inhibits-pdgf-bb-induced-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-phenotypic-switch-and-proliferation-via-delaying-cell-cycle-progression
#19
Chunlian Peng, Siming Zhang, Haixin Liu, Yanxiao Jiao, Guifa Su, Yan Zhu
Vascular Smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) possess remarkable phenotype plasticity that allows it to rapidly adapt to fluctuating environmental cues, including the period of development and progression of vascular diseases such as atherosclerosis and restenosis subsequent to vein grafting or coronary intervention. Although VSMC phenotypic switch is an attractive target, there is no effective drug so far. Using rat aortic VSMCs, we investigate the effects of Ligustrazine and its synthetic derivatives on platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB) induced proliferation and phenotypic switch by a cell image-based screening of 60 Ligustrazine stilbene derivatives...
August 12, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811009/the-feasibility-of-sugammadex-for-general-anesthesia-and-facial-nerve-monitoring-in-patients-undergoing-parotid-surgery
#20
I-Cheng Lu, Pi-Ying Chang, Miao-Pei Su, Po-Nien Chen, Hsiu-Ya Chen, Feng-Yu Chiang, Che-Wei Wu
The use of neuromuscular blocking agent (NMBA) during anesthesia may interfere with facial nerve monitoring (FNM) during parotid surgery. Sugammadex has been reported to be an effective and safe reversal of rocuronium-induced neuromuscular block (NMB) during surgery. This study investigated the feasibility and clinical effectiveness of sugammadex for NMB reversal during FNM in Parotid surgery. Fifty patients undergoing parotid surgery were randomized allocated into conventional anesthesia group (Group C, n = 25) and sugammadex group (Group S, n = 25)...
August 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
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