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Xianming Zhang

Yi Huang, Hua Jiang, Yun Chen, Xiaqiong Wang, Yanqing Yang, Jinhui Tao, Xianming Deng, Gaolin Liang, Huafeng Zhang, Wei Jiang, Rongbin Zhou
The dysregulation of NLRP3 inflammasome can cause uncontrolled inflammation and drive the development of a wide variety of human diseases, but the medications targeting NLRP3 inflammasome are not available in clinic. Here, we show that tranilast (TR), an old anti-allergic clinical drug, is a direct NLRP3 inhibitor. TR inhibits NLRP3 inflammasome activation in macrophages, but has no effects on AIM2 or NLRC4 inflammasome activation. Mechanismly, TR directly binds to the NACHT domain of NLRP3 and suppresses the assembly of NLRP3 inflammasome by blocking NLRP3 oligomerization...
March 12, 2018: EMBO Molecular Medicine
Peiqi Zhao, Lanfang Li, Shiyong Zhou, Lihua Qiu, Zhengzi Qian, Xianming Liu, Xuchen Cao, Huilai Zhang
Multidrug resistance (MDR) has become a very serious problem in cancer therapy. To effectively reverse MDR in tumor treatments, a new pH-sensitive nano drug delivery system (NDDS) composed of mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) and d-a-tocopheryl poly-ethylene glycol 1000 succinate (TPGS) copolymers was synthesized to deliver doxorubicin (DOX) into drug-resistant breast cancer cell line (MCF-7/ADR). DOX@MSNs-TPGS were characterized to have a single peak size distribution, high DOX loading efficiency and a pH-dependent drug release profile...
March 1, 2018: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Zhonghua Kuang, Qian Yang, Xiaohui Wang, Xin Fu, Ning Ren, Ziru Sang, San Wu, Yunfei Zheng, Xianming Zhang, Zhanli Hu, Junwei Du, Dong Liang, Xin Liu, Hairong Zheng, Yongfeng Yang
Detectors with depth-encoding capability and good timing resolution are required to develop high-performance whole-body or total-body PET scanners. In this work, depth-encoding PET detectors that use light sharing between two discrete crystals and single-ended readout with silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) were manufactured and evaluated. The detectors consisted of two unpolished 3 × 3 × 20 mm 3 LYSO crystals with different coupling materials between them and were read out by Hamamatsu 3 × 3 mm 2 SiPMs with one-to-one coupling...
February 13, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Shoukui He, Yan Cui, Xiaojie Qin, Fen Zhang, Chunlei Shi, George C Paoli, Xianming Shi
Cross-protection to environmental stresses by ethanol adaptation in Salmonella poses a great threat to food safety because it can undermine food processing interventions. The ability of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis (S. Enteritidis) to develop acid resistance following ethanol adaptation (5% ethanol for 1 h) was evaluated in this study. Ethanol-adapted S. Enteritidis mounted cross-tolerance to malic acid (a two-fold increase in minimum bactericidal concentration), but not to acetic, ascorbic, lactic, citric and hydrochloric acids...
June 2018: Food Microbiology
Xindi C Hu, Clifton Dassuncao, Xianming Zhang, Philippe Grandjean, Pál Weihe, Glenys M Webster, Flemming Nielsen, Elsie M Sunderland
BACKGROUND: Humans are exposed to poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) from diverse sources and this has been associated with negative health impacts. Advances in analytical methods have enabled routine detection of more than 15 PFASs in human sera, allowing better profiling of PFAS exposures. The composition of PFASs in human sera reflects the complexity of exposure sources but source identification can be confounded by differences in toxicokinetics affecting uptake, distribution, and elimination...
February 1, 2018: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
Zhonghua Kuang, Qian Yang, Xiaohui Wang, Xin Fu, Ning Ren, Ziru Sang, San Wu, Yunfei Zheng, Xianming Zhang, Zhanli Hu, Junwei Du, Dong Liang, Xin Liu, Hairong Zheng, Yongfeng Yang
Detectors with depth encoding capability and good timing resolution are required to develop a high-performance whole-body or total-body PET scanner. In this work, depth-encoding PET detectors using light sharing between two discrete crystals and single-ended readout with SiPMs were manufactured and evaluated. The detectors consisted of two unpolished LYSO crystals of 3×3×20 mm3 with different coupling materials between them and were read out by Hamamatsu 3×3 mm2 SiPMs with one-to-one coupling. The ratio of the energy of one SiPM to the total energy of two SiPMs is used to measure the depth of interaction (DOI)...
January 19, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Weiliang Wu, Lili Guan, Xianming Zhang, Xiaoying Li, Yuqiong Yang, Bingpeng Guo, Yonger Ou, Lin Lin, Luqian Zhou, Rongchang Chen
PURPOSE: We conducted a randomised controlled trial to assess the effects of daily breathing pattern changes to stable patients with COPD excluding the confounding factors of inspiratory muscle mobilization, by ensuring the load intensities of two inspiratory training devices were equal. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty patients with COPD were randomised to three groups: resistive-IMT group (T-IMT, 21 patients), threshold-IMT (R-IMT, 19 patients), and a control group (20 patients)...
November 2017: Respiratory Medicine
Zhonghua Kuang, Ziru Sang, Xiaohui Wang, Xin Fu, Ning Ren, Xianming Zhang, Yunfei Zheng, Qian Yang, Zhanli Hu, Junwei Du, Dong Liang, Xin Liu, Hairong Zheng, Yongfeng Yang
PURPOSE: The performance of current small animal PET scanners is mainly limited by the detector performance and depth encoding detectors are required to develop PET scanner to simultaneously achieve high spatial resolution and high sensitivity. Among all depth encoding PET detector approaches, dual-ended readout detector has the advantage to achieve the highest depth of interaction (DOI) resolution and spatial resolution. Silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) is believed to be the photodetector of the future for PET detector due to its excellent properties as compared to the traditional photodetectors such as photomultiplier tube (PMT) and avalanche photodiode (APD)...
February 2018: Medical Physics
Mathilde R Rivaud, Esperanza Agullo-Pascual, Xianming Lin, Alejandra Leo-Macias, Mingliang Zhang, Eli Rothenberg, Connie R Bezzina, Mario Delmar, Carol Ann Remme
BACKGROUND: Cardiac sodium channel (NaV1.5) dysfunction contributes to arrhythmogenesis during pathophysiological conditions. Nav1.5 localizes to distinct subcellular microdomains within the cardiomyocyte, where it associates with region-specific proteins, yielding complexes whose function is location specific. We herein investigated sodium channel remodeling within distinct cardiomyocyte microdomains during heart failure. METHODS AND RESULTS: Mice were subjected to 6 weeks of transverse aortic constriction (TAC; n=32) to induce heart failure...
December 8, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
Fenghua Li, Ting Zhang, Hua Sun, Haifeng Gu, Hongqing Wang, Xianming Su, Changkang Li, Baoming Li, Ruoyun Chen, Jie Kang
A new nortriterpenoid, 19(R)-hydroxyl-wuweizidilactone H (1), and a sesquiterpene, (6R)-β-chamigrenic acid (2), together with one known nortriterpenoid, wuweizidilactone H (3), and three known hepatoprotective lignans, micrantherin A (4), gomisin M₂ (5) and schizandrin (6) were isolated from the fruit of Schisandra chinensis. Their structures were elucidated by UV, IR, HRESIMS, NMR spectra and X-ray analysis. Among them, the absolute configuration of 2 was confirmed for the first time. In vitro assays, compounds 4-6 (10 μM) exhibited hepatoprotective activities (survival rate: 44%, 43% and 44%) against damage induced by N-acetyl-p-aminophenol (APAP) in human liver carcinoma (HepG2) cells...
November 10, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Myint Myint Khaing, Xianming Yang, Man Zhao, Wanna Zhang, Bingjie Wang, Jizhen Wei, Gemei Liang
In this study, the results showed that the population of midgut bacteria and larval mortality due to Cry1Ac are significantly reduced in antibiotic-treated larvae from Bt-susceptible, -resistant and field-collected strains (96S, BtR, FS respectively) of Helicoverpa armigera. The percentage reduction of larval mortality with increasing concentrations of antibiotics was significantly different among strains with the smallest effect observed in FS. It has been suggested that antibiotics could influence the toxicity of Cry1Ac, possibly by eliminating gut bacteria, hence gut bacteria might be playing essential roles in Bt-induced killing of H...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
Li Ye, Mengnan Xu, Min Hu, Hai Zhang, Xianming Tan, Qing Li, Bing Shen, Junhao Huang
Irisin, an exercise-induced myokine, induces conversion of white into brown adipocytes, promoting mitochondrial biogenesis and energy expenditure. Irisin has a vascular protective effect on endothelial function in animals, including humans. Defects in irisin signaling pathways result in endothelial dysfunction in obesity and diabetes. However, the mechanisms underlying the effects of irisin on endothelial function have not been elucidated. Transient receptor potential vanilloid subtype 4 (TRPV4) channels are one of the most important Ca(2+)-permeable cation channels in vascular endothelial cells...
October 30, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Dao-Feng Zhang, Xiao-Yang Zhi, Jing Zhang, George C Paoli, Yan Cui, Chunlei Shi, Xianming Shi
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus argenteus and S. schweitzeri, were recently proposed as novel species within S. aureus complex (SAC). S. argenteus has been reported in many countries and can threaten human health. S. schweitzeri has not been associated with human infections, but has been isolated from non-human primates. Questions regarding the evolution of pathogenicity of these two species will remain elusive until an exploratory evolutionary framework is established. RESULTS: We present genomic comparison analysis among members of SAC based on a pan-genome definition, which included 15 S...
October 23, 2017: BMC Genomics
Xianming Dou, Jingjing Gao, Pan Gao, Dongdong Tang, Dangwei Peng, Jun Mao, Zhenyu Huang, Peng Chen, He Chen, Shengwei Ke, Chaozhao Liang, Xiansheng Zhang
RNA binding protein polypyrimidine tract binding protein 2 (Ptbp2) as a key alternative splicing regulator for male germ cell development is well established. However, its expression levels and role in cryptorchidism testes tissues has not been explored. Additionally, the molecular mechanism of heat stress impacts the correct proliferation and differentiation of germ cells is unclear. To investigate whether changes in Ptbp2 expression are correlated with heat stress-induced germ cell injury in testicular tissue, we used a murine model of intraperitoneal cryptorchidism with surgical operation...
2017: PloS One
Ximing Shao, Zhihao Ding, Ming Zhao, Ke Liu, Haiyan Sun, Juntao Chen, Xianming Liu, Yuzhen Zhang, Yang Hong, Huashun Li, Hongchang Li
The biological antagonism between the signaling proteins Numb and Notch has been implicated in the regulation of many developmental processes, especially in asymmetric cell division. Mechanistic studies show that Numb inactivates Notch via endocytosis and proteasomal degradation that directly reduce Notch protein levels at the cell surface. However, some aspects of how Numb antagonizes Notch remain unclear. Here, we report a novel mechanism in which Numb acts as a Notch antagonist by controlling the intracellular destination and stability of the Notch ligand Delta-like 4 (Dll4) through a postendocytic-sorting process...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Zehua Liu, Yunzhan Li, Wei Li, Chen Xiao, Dongfei Liu, Chao Dong, Ming Zhang, Ermei Mäkilä, Marianna Kemell, Jarno Salonen, Jouni T Hirvonen, Hongbo Zhang, Dawang Zhou, Xianming Deng, Hélder A Santos
Herein, a novel nanohybrid based on porous silicon, gold nanoparticles (Au NPs), and acetalated dextran (DPSi/DAu@AcDEX) is reported to encapsulate and deliver one drug and increase the computer tomography (CT) signal for acute-liver-failure (ALF) theranostics. A microfluidic-assisted method is used to co-encapsulate different NPs in a single step. By alternating the surface properties of different NPs and by modulating the composition of the organic phase, both PSi and Au NPs are effectively encapsulated into the polymer matrix simultaneously, thus further achieving a multifunctional application...
October 11, 2017: Advanced Materials
Xianming Zhang, John Barnes, Ying D Lei, Frank Wania
An air sampling campaign on the Island of Hawaii aimed to assess background concentrations of semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs) over the Central Northern Pacific and to explore their distribution along an altitudinal transect. XAD-resin-based passive air samplers were deployed from May to September 2011 at six sites along a transect from the northeastern coast to the Mauna Loa Observatory and at three other island sites. By crossing the trade wind inversion, the transect comprised the marine boundary layer and free troposphere...
October 4, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
Junwu Zhang, Zhen Guo, Wei Yang, Zhongliang Zhu, Wanzhong Kong, Sujie Zheng, Lei Jiang, Xianming Fei, Yanxia Chen, Jinlin Liu
Various indices have been used to assess Crohn's disease (CD). However, the question of whether the Crohn's Disease Activity Index (CDAI) is associated with coagulation function has not been fully confirmed. In this study, we examined the association between CDAI and the coagulation and fibrinolysis parameters. In a retrospective and observational cohort study, the CDAI of 108 patients from two hospital centers was calculated, and its correlations with the prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), thrombin time (TT), international normalization ratio (INR), fibrinogen (Fg) and plasma D-Dimer were investigated...
September 8, 2017: Oncotarget
Yuezhou Wang, Yue Wang, An-An Wu, Lei Zhang, Zhiyu Hu, Huiying Huang, Qingyan Xu, Xianming Deng
Four new 12,8-Eudesmanolides (1-4) and one known compound 5 named 13-Hydroxy-3,7(11)-eudesmadien-12,8-olide, were isolated from a mangrove rhizosphere-derived fungus Eutypella sp. 1-15. Their structures with absolute stereochemistry were determined by the comprehensive spectroscopic data, experimental and calculated ECD analysis. Compound 1 exhibited potent anticancer activity against JEKO-1 and HepG2 with IC50 values of 8.4 and 28.5 μM, respectively. Additionally, compound 1 also showed moderate antimicrobial activity...
October 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
Xianming Zhang, Xiaohui Wang, Ning Ren, Zhonghua Kuang, Xinhan Deng, Xin Fu, San Wu, Ziru Sang, Zhanli Hu, Dong Liang, Xin Liu, Hairong Zheng, Yongfeng Yang
A depth encoding PET detector module using semi-monolithic scintillation crystal single-ended readout by a SiPM array was built and its performance was measured. The semi-monolithic scintillator detector consists of 11 polished LYSO slices measuring 1×11.6×10 mm3. The slices are glued together with enhanced specular reflector (ESR) in between and outside of the slices. The bottom surface of the slices is coupled to a 4×4 SiPM array with a 1 mm light guide and silicon grease between them. No reflector is used on the top surface and two sides of the slices to reduce the scintillation photon reflection...
August 31, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
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