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Yanfen Zheng, Jiang Cheng, Cailong Zhou, Haiting Xing, Xiufang Wen, Pihui Pi, Shouping Xu
We demonstrate a facile method to induce water droplet motion on an wedge-shaped superhydrophobic copper surface combining with a poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) oil layer on it. The unbalanced interfacial tension from the shape gradient offers the actuating force. The superhydrophobicity critically eliminates the droplet contact line pinning and the slippery PDMS oil layer lubricates the droplet motion, which makes the droplet move easily. The maximum velocity and furthest position of droplet motion were recorded and found influenced by the gradient angle...
April 11, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
Haiting Guo, Chao Hu, Pu Yan, Zhongyuan Li, Zhibao Chen
Objective To determine the expiration dates of CD3e(+)CD4(+) T and CD3e(+)CD8a(+) T lymphocytes of Kunming mice. Methods The sterile spleen and anticoagulant blood of Kunming mice were collected and used to prepare the single-cell suspensions. After CD3e, CD4 and CD8a of T cells were stained with fluorophore-conjugated monoclonal antibodies, the samples were fixed with paraformaldehyde (PFA) and stored at 4DegreesCelsius in dark followed by detection using three-color flow cytometry at several specific time points...
April 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
Ester Hait, Guy Gilboa
We propose a new way to solve a very general blind inverse problem of multiple simultaneous degradations, such as blur, resolution reduction, noise, and contrast changes, without explicitly estimating the degradation. The proposed concept is based on combining semantic non-rigid patches, problem-specific high-quality prior data, and non-rigid registration tools. We show how a significant quality enhancement can be achieved, both visually and quantitatively, in the case of facial images. The method is demonstrated on the problem of cellular photography quality enhancement of dark facial images for different identities, expressions, and poses, and is compared with the state-of-the-art denoising, deblurring, super-resolution, and color-correction methods...
June 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
Cunxi Li, Bhuminder Singh, Ramona Graves-Deal, Haiting Ma, Alina Starchenko, William H Fry, Yuanyuan Lu, Yang Wang, Galina Bogatcheva, Mohseen P Khan, Ginger L Milne, Shilin Zhao, Gregory Daniel Ayers, Nenggan Li, Huaying Hu, Mary Kay Washington, Timothy J Yeatman, Oliver G McDonald, Qi Liu, Robert J Coffey
We previously reported that single cells from a human colorectal cancer (CRC) cell line (HCA-7) formed either hollow single-layered polarized cysts or solid spiky masses when plated in 3D in type-I collagen. To begin in-depth analyses into whether clonal cysts and spiky masses possessed divergent properties, individual colonies of each morphology were isolated and expanded. The lines thus derived faithfully retained their parental cystic and spiky morphologies and were termed CC (cystic) and SC (spiky), respectively...
April 4, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Mingxuan Cao, Siwei Yang, Yating Zhang, Xiaoxian Song, Yongli Che, Haiting Zhang, Yu Yu, Gu Ding, Guizhong Zhang, Jianquan Yao
Graphene quantum dots (GQDs) have received great attention owing to their unique structure and novel phenomena of optical absorption/emission. In this letter, we observed the tunable amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) in GQDs doped cholesteric liquid crystals (CLC) for the first time. The GQDs are dispersed in CLC homogeneously with the weight ratio of 0.5 wt%. Under optical excitation, a typical ASE is triggered in the system above a 1.25 mJ/cm2 threshold. In addition, the emission peak at the long wavelength edge of the photonic bandgap shifts from 662 nm to 669 nm with the change of working temperature...
March 20, 2017: Nanotechnology
Xiangqi Li, Xiuzhen Xie, Haiting Wei, Minzhen Zhong
A series of color-tunable Ca3-2x-y-z SiO4 Cl2 (CSC):xCe(3+) ,xLi(+) ,yMn(2+) ,zEu(2+) phosphors with low temperature phase structure was synthesized via the sol-gel method. An energy transfer process from Ce(3+) to Mn(2+) in CSC:0.01Ce(3+) ,0.01Li(+) ,yMn(2+) (y = 0.03-0.09) and the mechanism was verified to be an electric dipole-dipole interaction. The Ce(3+) and Mn(2+) emission intensities were greatly enhanced by co-doping Eu(2+) ions into CSC:0.01Ce(3+) ,0.01Li(+) ,0.07Mn(2+) phosphors due to competitive energy transfers from Eu(2+) /Ce(3+) to Mn(2+) , and Ce(3+) to Eu(2+) ...
February 21, 2017: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
Haiting Huang, Yanwu You, Xu Lin, Chunrong Tang, Xiangjun Gu, Meiying Huang, Youling Qin, Junhua Tan, Feifan Huang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1) plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of glomerulosclerosis. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of inhibition of transient receptor potential cation channel C6 (TRPC6) on podocyte injury induced by TGF-β1 via nephrin and desmin mechanisms. METHODS: A rat model of nephropathy was first induced by intravenous injections of adriamycin to determine TRPC6 signal pathway engaged in glomerulosclerosis in vivo...
January 18, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Xiaoxian Song, Yating Zhang, Haiting Zhang, Yu Yu, Mingxuan Cao, Yongli Che, Haitao Dai, Junbo Yang, Xin Ding, Jianquan Yao
A field-effect phototransistor based on a graphene and lead sulfide quantum dot (PbS QD) hybrid in which PbS QDs are embedded in a graphene matrix has been fabricated with a vertical architecture through a solution process. The n-type Si/SiO2 substrate (gate), Au/Ag nanowire transparent source electrode, active layer and Au drain electrode are vertically stacked in the device, which has a downscaled channel length of 250 nm. Photoinduced electrons in the PbS QDs leap into the conduction band and fill in the trap states, while the photoinduced holes left in the valence band transfer to the graphene and form the photocurrent under biases from which the photoconductive gain is evaluated...
April 7, 2017: Nanotechnology
Eva Maria Støa, Sondre Meling, Lill-Katrin Nyhus, Glenn Strømstad, Karl Magnus Mangerud, Jan Helgerud, Solfrid Bratland-Sanda, Øyvind Støren
PURPOSE: It remains to be established how high-intensity aerobic interval training (HAIT) affects risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes (TD2). This study investigated effects of HAIT on maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max), glycated Hemoglobin type A1C (HbA1c), insulin resistance (IR), fat oxidation (FatOx), body weight (BW), percent body fat (%BF), lactate threshold (LT), blood pressure (BP), and blood lipid profile (BLP) among persons with T2D. Results were compared to the effects after a moderate-intensity training (MIT) program...
March 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
Xinhua Cao, Qianqian Ding, Aiping Gao, Haiting Lv, Na Zhao, Dan Liu
A new serial of gelators with two cholesteryl groups based on o-phenylenediamine, m-phenylenediamine and p-phenylenediamine were synthesized, and their organogelation ability was evaluated. We found that G-o could form gels in DMF, DMSO and ethyl acetate, G-m and G-p could only gel DMF and 1,4-dioxane. The organogels were thoroughly characterized using various microscopic techniques including field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), UV-Vis spectrum, FT-IR spectrum and contact angle...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Liao Yiwei, Shen Liangfang, Zhao Haiting, Liu Qing, Fu Jun, Guo Yong, Peng Renjun, Cheng Lei
Temozolomide (TMZ)-based chemotherapy is a standard strategy for glioma, while chemoresistance remains a major therapeutic challenge. Recent evidence highlights the crucial regulatory roles of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) in tumor biology. However, the roles and regulatory mechanisms of lncRNA cancer susceptibility candidate 2 (CASC2), in glioma tumorigenesis and chemoresistance are poorly understood. In this study, CASC2 expression was down-regulated in glioma tissues and cell lines, and was related to a clinicopathologic features and shorter survival time...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
Ming Sun, Huiwen Zheng, Yingpeng Xie, Bingxiang Li, Haiting Long, Ge Guo, Lei Guo, Jingjing Wang, Ruotong Ning, Yue Li, Longding Liu
Many studies have revealed a protective effect of infection of an individual with an immunodeficiency virus against subsequent infection with a heterologous strain. However, the extent of protection against superinfection conferred by the first infection and the biological consequences of superinfection are not well understood. Here, we report that a rhesus monkey model of mucosal superinfection was established to investigate the protective immune response. Protection against superinfection was shown to correlate with the extent of the polyfunctionality of CD4(+) effector memory T cells, whereas neutralizing antibody responses did not protect against superinfection in this model...
January 21, 2017: Archives of Virology
Aparna Maiti, Kazuaki Takabe, Nitai C Hait
About 40,000 American women die from metastatic breast cancer each year despite advancements in treatment. Approximately, 15% of breast cancers are triple-negative for estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and HER2. Triple-negative cancer is characterized by more aggressive, harder to treat with conventional approaches and having a greater possibility of recurrence. Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) is a bioactive sphingolipid signaling mediator has emerged as a key regulatory molecule in breast cancer progression...
January 17, 2017: Cellular Signalling
Xi Chen, Qianqian Shao, Shengnan Hao, Zhonghua Zhao, Yang Wang, Xiaofan Guo, Ying He, Wenjuan Gao, Haiting Mao
Cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4), a potent immunoregulatory molecule, can down-regulate T-cell activation and inhibit anti-tumor immune response. This study showed that LPS-stimulated human dendritic cells (DCs) decreased the expression of HLA-DR, CD83 and costimulatory molecules (CD40, CD80 and CD86) following coculturing with CTLA-4+ breast cancer cells. Moreover, the suppressed DCs further inhibited proliferation of allogeneic CD4+/CD8+ T-cells, differentiation of Th1 and function of cytotoxic lymphocytes (CTLs)...
February 21, 2017: Oncotarget
Anshu Priya, Subrata Hait
Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) or electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the urban environment worldwide. The core component of printed circuit board (PCB) in e-waste contains a complex array of metals in rich quantity, some of which are toxic to the environment and all of which are valuable resources. Therefore, the recycling of e-waste is an important aspect not only from the point of waste treatment but also from the recovery of metals for economic growth...
January 14, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Haiting Xia, Silvio Montresor, Rongxin Guo, Junchang Li, François Olchewsky, Jean-Michel Desse, Pascal Picart
This Letter proposes a robust processing of phase dislocations to recover continuous phase maps. The approach is based on combined unwrapping and inpainting methods. Phase dislocations are determined using an estimator based on the second order phase gradient. The algorithm is validated using a realistic simulation of phase dislocations, and the phase restoration exhibits only weak errors. A comparison with other inpainting algorithms is also provided, demonstrating the suitability of the approach. The approach is applied to experimental data from off-axis digital holographic interferometry...
January 15, 2017: Optics Letters
Yu Yu, Yating Zhang, Zhang Zhang, Haiting Zhang, Xiaoxian Song, Mingxuan Cao, Yongli Che, Haitao Dai, Junbo Yang, Jianlong Wang, Heng Zhang, Jianquan Yao
Organic lead halide perovskites have received a huge amount of interest since emergence, because of tremendous potential applications in optoelectronic devices. Here field effect phototransistors (FEpTs) based on CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite/PbSe colloidal quantum dot heterostructure are demonstrated. The high light absorption and optoelectric conversion efficiency, due to the combination of perovskite and quantum dots, maintain the responsivities in a high level, especially at 460 nm up to 1.2 A/W. The phototransistor exhibits bipolar behaviors, and the carrier mobilities are determined to be 0...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Jian Zhang, Haiting Chai, Bo Gao, Guifu Yang, Zhiqiang Ma
Heme is an essential biomolecule that widely exists in numerous extant organisms. Accurately identifying heme binding residues (HEMEs) is of great importance in disease progression and drug development. In this study, a novel predictor named HEMEsPred was proposed for predicting HEMEs. First, several sequence- and structure-based features, including amino acid composition, motifs, surface preferences and secondary structure, were collected to construct feature matrices. Second, a novel fast-adaptive ensemble learning scheme was designed to overcome the serious class-imbalance problem as well as to enhance the prediction performance...
October 4, 2016: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Haiting Xia, Silvio Montresor, Rongxin Guo, Junchang Li, Feng Yan, Heming Cheng, Pascal Picart
Robust phase unwrapping in the presence of high noise remains an open issue. Especially, when both noise and fringe densities are high, pre-filtering may lead to phase dislocations and smoothing that complicate even more unwrapping. In this paper an approach to deal with high noise and to unwrap successfully phase data is proposed. Taking into account influence of noise in wrapped data, a calibration method of the 1st order spatial phase derivative is proposed and an iterative approach is presented. We demonstrate that the proposed method is able to process holographic phase data corrupted by non-Gaussian speckle decorrelation noise...
December 12, 2016: Optics Express
Haiting Chen, Yu Liu, Guangzeng Niu, Ma Jingxue
OBJECTIVE: Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) which compared excimer laser refractive surgery and phakic intraocular lenses (PIOLs) for the treatment of myopia and astigmatism. METHODS: An electronic literature search was performed using the PubMed, EBSCO, CNKI, and Cochrane Library database to identify prospective RCTs which compared excimer laser refractive surgery and PIOL with a follow-up time of at least 12 months. Efficacy, accuracy, safety outcomes, and complications were analyzed by standardized mean difference, risk ratio, and the pooled estimates according to a fixed effect model or random effect model...
October 25, 2016: Eye & Contact Lens
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