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Chao Wu, Xiaofang Guo, Jun Zhao, Quan Lv, Hongbin Li, Edward B McNeil, Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong, Hongning Zhou
Background: In China, mosquito-borne diseases are most common in the sub-tropical area of Yunnan province. The objective of this study was to examine behaviors related to mosquito-borne diseases in different ethnic minority groups and different socioeconomic groups of people living in this region. Methods: A stratified two-stage cluster sampling technique with probability proportional to size was used in Mengla County, Xishuangbanna Prefecture, Yunnan. Twelve villages were used to recruit adult (≥18 years old) and eight schools were used for children (<18 years old)...
October 15, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Jun Hou, Mingzhi Zhang, Peifang Wang, Chao Wang, Lingzhan Miao, Yi Xu, Guoxiang You, Bowen Lv, Yangyang Yang, Zhilin Liu
This study investigated the transport and long-term release of stabilized poly vinylpyrrolidone-coated silver nanoparticles (PVP-AgNPs) in a quartz sand column with various sand grain sizes (0.3-0.5 μm, 0.5-1.0 μm, 1.0-2.0 μm), input concentrations of PVP-AgNP solution (1, 5, 15, 25 mg/L), and flow rates corresponding to a filter velocities (1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5 mL/min-0.14, 0.21, 0.28, 0.35 cm/min) by determining breakthrough curves, retention profiles, and long-term release curves. Breakthrough curves and retention profiles were simulated by a mathematical model based on the advection dispersion equation coupled with second-order kinetics...
October 9, 2017: Water Research
Zhizhan Qiu, Hanyan Fang, Alexandra Carvalho, Aleksandr S Rodin, Yanpeng Liu, Sherman Jun Rong Tan, Mykola Telychko, Pin Lv, Jie Su, Yewu Wang, Antonio H Castro Neto, Jiong Lu
Understanding the local electronic properties of individual defects and dopants in black phosphorus (BP) is of great importance for both fundamental research and technological applications. Here, we employ low-temperature scanning tunnelling microscope (LT-STM) to probe the local electronic structures of single acceptors in BP. We demonstrate that the charge state of individual acceptors can be reversibly switched by controlling the tip-induced band bending. In addition, acceptor-related resonance features in the tunnelling spectra can be attributed to the formation of Rydberg-like bound hole states...
October 16, 2017: Nano Letters
Yangyang Yang, Jun Hou, Peifang Wang, Chao Wang, Lingzhan Miao, Yanhui Ao, Xun Wang, Bowen Lv, Guoxiang You, Zhilin Liu, Yongxu Shao
The behaviors of nanoparticles rely on the aqueous condition such as natural organic matter (NOM). Therefore the presence of NOM would influence the interaction of nanoparticles with other substances possibly. Here, microcystin-LR (MC-LR) adsorption on iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) was studied in an aqueous solution with different types of NOM, including extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) from cyanobacteria and alginic acid sodium salt (AASS) from brown algae. Results revealed that EPS played an important role in stabilizing IONPs and in the toxin adsorption efficiency...
October 12, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Hironori Nakamura, Shinichi Niwano, Hidehira Fukaya, Masami Murakami, Jun Kishihara, Akira Satoh, Tomoharu Yoshizawa, Jun Oikawa, Naruya Ishizue, Tazuru Igarashi, Tamami Fujiishi, Junya Ako
BACKGROUND: Cardiac troponin T (cTnT) has been reported to be associated with cardiac mortality. In the present study, we evaluated the role of routine assessment of cTnT as a predictor of future cardiac death in patients with left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. METHODS: Patients who were eligible for prophylactic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) were included from cardiac catheterization database. Inclusion criteria were patients with LV ejection fraction of ≤ 35% and with New York Heart Association (NYHA) ≥class II...
October 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
Chung-Lieh Hung, Shun-Chuan Chang, Sheng-Hsiung Chang, Po-Ching Chi, Yu-Jun Lai, Shih-Wei Wang, Yih-Jer Wu, Hung-I Yeh, Shing-Jong Lin, Che-Hong Chen, Daria Mochly-Rosen, Li-Yu Wang
Aims: Excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages is associated with cardiac remodeling and cardiomyopathy. We examined the possible association of alcohol use, common Asian genetic variants in genes involved in alcohol metabolism, and cardiac structures/functions alterations. Methods: A prospective, community-dwelling survey among individuals with available complete echocardiography examined the associations of alcohol use, cardiac structure/functions, and three common alcohol metabolizing genetic variants, including aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2), alcohol dehydrogenase 1B (ADH1B) and cytochrome P450 (CYP) isoform 2E1 (CYP2E1)...
August 31, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
Long Lv, Bo Liu
Bakuchiol is extracted from Psoralea corylifolia, a member of the Leguminosae family, has been used in Indian Ayurvedic and Chinese traditional medicine, and it possesses an anticancer effect. The primary aim of the present study was to identify the molecular mechanisms underlying the anticancer effect of bakuchiol monoterpenes. Bakuchiol treatment significantly inhibited NUGC3 human gastric cancer cell viability in a concentration dependent manner. In addition, bakuchiol significantly increased the apoptotic cell population in the sub‑G1 phase, and Annexin‑V‑fluorescein isothiocyanate/propidium iodide double staining confirmed the increase in apoptosis...
October 3, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Peifen Liang, Ying Tang, Liu Lin, Haowen Zhong, Hui Yang, Yuchun Zeng, Jun Lv, Xiaomei Li, Yanying Lu, Anping Xu
Basophils have been shown to be important players in promoting lupus nephritis (LN). However, the relationship between circulating basophil counts and renal pathology activity of LN remains unclear. In this retrospective study, 159 clinical and pathology samples from patients with biopsy-proven LN were analyzed. The renal activity and classification were evaluated according to renal pathology. The correlations between circulating basophil counts and renal pathology activity index were assessed. Overall, circulating basophil counts correlated with total systemic lupus erythematosus disease activity index (SLEDAI) score (r = - 0...
October 8, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
Jiao Zhang, Yanjun Yin, Lili Chen, Chao Chu, Yang Wang, Yongbo Lv, Ming He, Marcy Martin, Po-Hsun Huang, Jian-Jun Mu, John Y-J Shyy, Zu-Yi Yuan
Background: Dietary sodium and potassium affect the fluctuation in blood pressure and renal function. Corin, with its enzymatic activity to convert pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (pro-ANP) to biologically active ANP, regulates blood pressure, cardiac and renal functions. We investigated whether corin expression responds to a high-salt (HS) diet to regulate salt and water balance. Methods and results: Forty-two volunteers followed 3 sequential diets for 7 days each: a low-salt (LS) diet (3...
August 8, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
Xiao-Li Liu, Dong Hao, Xiao-Zhi Wang, Tao Wang, Feng Lu, Weili Liu, Bingjie Lv, Chang-Jun Lv
RATIONALE: Hantaviruses cause two forms of diseases in humans, namely hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. Hantavirus infections can occur in pregnant women, and could influence the maternal and fetal outcomes, although this is a rare finding, even in endemic areas. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this report, we describe anunusual case involving a pregnant woman with HFRS who was in a state of shock. DIAGNOSES: Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome and septic shock...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Chunyu Zhang, Cong Li, Jun Liu, Yandong Lv, Chunsheng Yu, Hongyu Li, Tao Zhao, Bin Liu, Jianhua Zhang
Water deprivation causes substantial losses in crop yields around the world. In this study, we show that when overexpressed in transgenic rice (Oryza sativa), the bZIP transcription factor OsABF1 confers distinctly different drought-tolerance phenotypes when tethered to the transcriptional activator VP16 versus the transcriptional repressor EAR. We performed chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing (ChIP-seq) and RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) assays on transgenic rice lines and determined that OsABF1 binds to DNA sequences containing an ACGT core motif...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
Xinlin Su, Hao Shen, Weidong Shi, Huilin Yang, Feng Lv, Jun Lin
Being beneficial in restoring stability and stiffness of osteoporotic vertebraes, cement augmentation techniques including vertebroplasty (VP) and kyphoplasty (KP) have been demonstrated to be effective for the treatment of patients with osteoporotic vertebral compressive fractures (OVCFs). However, it is unclear the influence of cement augmentation on the dynamics of pathologic and adjacent vertebraes under vibration condition. In this study, we developed a three-dimensional (3D) finite-element (FE) model of the spinal T12-Pelvis segment by using CT scan data of lumbar spine of an adult woman with no physical abnormalities...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
Yirui Zhai, Zhouguang Hui, Wei Ji, Xiaozhen Wang, Jun Liang, Yousheng Mao, Yang Luo, Shuangmei Zou, Jima Lv, Zongmei Zhou, Dongfu Chen, Hongxing Zhang, Zefen Xiao, Luhua Wang, Qinfu Feng
BACKGROUND: The low incidence of thymic carcinoma has precluded the development of randomized clinical trials, and present knowledge is based on small retrospective studies. We performed this single-center retrospective analysis to evaluate the clinical characteristics, treatments, and prognosis in patients with pathologically confirmed thymic carcinoma. METHODS: Data regarding clinicopathologic characteristics, treatment protocols, toxicities, and survival were collected from 135 patients who attended our institution between January 1980 and January 2010...
September 29, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Yan-Feng Zhao, Li Zhu, Li-Jun Liu, Su-Fang Shi, Ji-Cheng Lv, Hong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidences proved the important roles of circulating IgA1-containing immune complexes (cIgA1) in IgA nephropathy (IgAN). Galactose-deficient IgA1 (Gd-IgA1) and glycan-specific IgG antibody have been identified as major components in cIgA1. Before, Gd-IgA1 was reported as a vital factor in IgAN, partly via of its pathogenic role to induce mesangial cells activation. However, we still lack direct evidences to clarify the biological effect of glycan-specific IgG antibody in IgAN...
September 29, 2017: BMC Nephrology
Hai-Chen Lv, Hong-Yi Wu, Jia-Sheng Yin, Jun-Bo Ge
Platelet aggregation and inflammation are both implicated in coronary artery disease (CAD). Thrombin induced platelet-fibrin clot strength (MAThrombin) measured by thrombelastography (TEG) has been proved to be a novel marker of platelet aggregation. The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation of MAThrombin to platelet volume indices (PVIs) or to inflammatory markers in different types of CAD. 206 patients with different types of CAD were enrolled. MAThrombin, PVIs, including mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet distribution width (PDW), and platelet-large cell ratio (P-LCR) as well as inflammatory markers, including high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and fibrinogen (Fbg) were measured...
September 8, 2017: Oncotarget
Bowen Lv, Chao Wang, Jun Hou, Peifang Wang, Lingzhan Miao, Guoxiang You, Yangyang Yang, Yi Xu, Mingzhi Zhang, Hanlin Ci
The fate of nanoparticles in natural waters is affected by the combination of various factors, especially the flow disturbance which plays a decisive role in the transport of nanoparticles. This study investigated the aggregation behavior of CeO2 nanoparticles (NPs) in natural waters by using a unique instrument to simulate flow disturbance. The results indicated that, in the absence of a shear force, the CeO2 NPs formed linear, chain-like aggregates in seawater, owing to the high IS, which compressed the electrical double layer of particles...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
Li Wang, Cong-Ji Ma, Da-Hui Liu, De-Fang Lv, Jun-Fei Chen, Zi-Wei Shi, Zhi-Hui Zhang, Jia-Jin Wang
To provide guidance for quality control and variety breeding of Gastrodia elata f. glauca cultivated form in Zhaotong, nine agronomic traits of G. elata f. glauca cultivation form were measured and the traits were analyzed using multiple comparison,correlation analysis, multiple stepwise regression analysis and path analysis. The results of multiple comparison and analysis showed that the number of dot ring and the length-width ratio of tuber were no different in G. elata f. glauca cultivation form. The coefficient of variation about the single tuber fresh weigh, ring spacing and belly button diameter was about 20%...
February 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Yuping Yang, Yan Wang, Liang Lv, Yong Sun, Cheng Li, Yuqin Fan, Juan Feng, Hua Zhang, Jun Yong
This study is to analyze the prevalence and the associated lifestyle risk factors of self-reported allergic rhinitis (AR) in Kazakh population of Fukang City.A cross-sectional study was conducted using stratified random sampling method and 1689 Kazak people were surveyed. A standard questionnaire was used for face-to-face interview.The prevalence of self-reported AR of Kazakh population in Fukang City was 13.7%, and sneezing was the most common symptoms (54.6%) with no significant differences among age, sex, and weight...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Bing Han, Xiaoqing Gao, Lin Shi, Yonglong Zheng, Ke Hou, Jiawei Lv, Jun Guo, Wei Zhang, Zhiyong Tang
Comprehension and modulation of optical activity at nanoscale have attracted tremendous interest in the past decades due to its potential application in many fields including chemical/biological sensing, artificial metamaterials, asymmetric catalysis, and so forth. As for the conventional molecular materials, magnetic field is among the most effective routes in inducing and manipulating their optical activity; whereas the magnetic optical activity at nanoscale calls for deeper understanding, especially for anisotropic noble metal nanoparticles...
October 11, 2017: Nano Letters
Cuiyuan Huang, Hong Zhang, Ruidan Bai, Li Wang, Jian Lv
Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) appears to play an important role in the development and progression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but it is unclear whether single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the TLR4 gene influence HCC. In this study, we investigated the effects of TLR4 SNPs on HepG2 cell survival and proliferation, migration, and invasion. Plasmids carrying wild-type or mutant versions of the TLR4 gene (A896G and/or C1196T) were stably transfected into HepG2 cells, and cell viability and proliferation were analyzed using the Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) and 5-ethynyl-2'-deoxyuridine (EdU) incorporation assays, whereas apoptosis was assessed using flow cytometry...
September 25, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
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