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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454481/aln-surface-passivation-of-gan-based-high-electron-mobility-transistors-by-plasma-enhanced-atomic-layer-deposition
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An-Jye Tzou, Kuo-Hsiung Chu, I-Feng Lin, Erik Østreng, Yung-Sheng Fang, Xiao-Peng Wu, Bo-Wei Wu, Chang-Hong Shen, Jia-Ming Shieh, Wen-Kuan Yeh, Chun-Yen Chang, Hao-Chung Kuo
We report a low current collapse GaN-based high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) with an excellent thermal stability at 150 °C. The AlN was grown by N2-based plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition (PEALD) and shown a refractive index of 1.94 at 633 nm of wavelength. Prior to deposit AlN on III-nitrides, the H2/NH3 plasma pre-treatment led to remove the native gallium oxide. The X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) spectroscopy confirmed that the native oxide can be effectively decomposed by hydrogen plasma...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454447/inhibitory-effect-and-mechanism-of-exogenous-mammalian-sterile-20-like-kinase-1-on-the-growth-of-human-colorectal-cancer
#2
Jian Wu, Xiaohong Yang, Hongfei Lu, Liqiao Liu, Baohua Xu, Shuangyan Zheng, Bo Yu, Kemin Jie, Fusheng Wan
The present study aimed to observe the inhibitory effect and preliminary mechanism of exogenous mammalian sterile 20-like kinase 1 (MST1) on the growth of colorectal cancer SW480 cells. The SW480 cells were randomly divided into the following groups: Control, empty enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) plasmid (pEGFP-N1), MST1 EGFP plasmid (pEGFP-MST1), 20 µmol/l fluorouracil (5-FU) and pEGFP-MST1 + 5-FU. An MTS colorimetric assay was used to detect cell viability, Hoechst 33342 staining was used to observe cell apoptosis, and western blotting and immunohistochemistry were used to detect the levels of the proteins MST1, yes-associated protein (YAP), phospho-YAP1 (Ser127), p53 and p53 upregulated modulator of apoptosis (PUMA)...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454409/expression-of-imp3-as-a-marker-for-predicting-poor-outcome-in-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms
#3
Li-Mian Er, Yong Li, Ming-Li Wu, Qun Zhao, Bi-Bo Tan, Xiao-Ling Wang, Shi-Jie Wang
The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression and clinical significance of oncofetal protein insulin-like growth factor (IGF) II mRNA-binding protein 3 (IMP3) in the differentiation of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasm (GEP-NEN). A total of 162 patients who were diagnosed with GEP-NEN, and who underwent surgical or endoscopic resection from January 2006 to March 2013, were enrolled in the study, including 85 cases of grade (G)1 neuroendocrine tumors, 40 cases of G2 neuroendocrine tumors, 28 cases of G3 neuroendocrine carcinomas and 9 cases of mixed stage adenoneuroendocrine carcinomas...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454381/optimized-construction-of-muc1-vntrn-dna-vaccine-and-its-anti-pancreatic-cancer-efficacy
#4
Yuan-Feng Gong, Quan-Bo Zhou, Ya-Di Liao, Cong Mai, Tie-Jun Chen, Yun-Qiang Tang, Ru-Fu Chen
Considering mucin 1-variable number tandem repeat (MUC1-VNTRn) as a novel target for pancreatic cancer immunotherapy, the present study aimed to screen and identify the pVAX1-MUC1-VNTRn DNA vaccine with the strongest immunogenicity. Following construction of a pVAX1-MUC1-VNTRn plasmid, immature dendritic cells (DCs) were subjected to transfection, and mature DCs were then co-cultured with autologous T-cells. The numbers of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) secreting interferon (IFN)-γ were determined using an enzyme-linked immunospot assay, and CytoTox(®) was also used to examine the MUC1-VNTRn-specific Lethal effect of CTLs on Capan2 cells...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454380/mir-150-is-downregulated-in-osteosarcoma-and-suppresses-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-by-targeting-rock1
#5
Chang-Hui Li, Teng-Bo Yu, Hong-Wei Qiu, Xia Zhao, Chuan-Li Zhou, Chao Qi
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common form of bone malignancy in children and adolescents. A class of molecules known as microRNAs (miRNAs) have been routinely associated in the development and progression of OS. The present study was centered on the less well-known miRNA, miRNA (miR)-150, and its role in OS was investigated. The levels of miR-150 were examined in 40 tissue specimens from patients with OS and adjacent normal tissues using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) analysis...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454341/the-role-of-fadd-in-pancreatic-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-drug-resistance
#6
Rong Zhang, Yingting Liu, Kahina Hammache, Liangqiang He, Bo Zhu, Wei Cheng, Zi-Chun Hua
Pancreatic cancer has one of the poorest patient outcomes and is highly resistant to chemotherapy. Identifying the molecular mechanisms involved in drug resistance is critical in the development of novel strategies to treat pancreatic cancer. The results of the present study demonstrate that Fas-associated death domain protein (FADD), a classical adaptor protein mediating apoptotic stimuli-induced cell death, protects pancreatic cancer cells from drug-induced apoptosis. In contrast to its classical apoptotic roles, it was observed that FADD is required for pancreatic cancer cell proliferation and that it is overexpressed to varying degrees in various types of pancreatic cancer cell...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454295/nima-related-kinase-2-regulates-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-growth-and-proliferation
#7
Xiao-Bo Lai, Yu-Qiang Nie, Hong-Li Huang, Ying-Fei Li, Chuang-Yu Cao, Hui Yang, Bo Shen, Zhi-Qiang Feng
NIMA-related kinase 2 (Nek2) is often upregulated in human cancer and is important in regulating the cell cycle and gene expression, and maintaining centrosomal structure and function. The present study aimed to investigate the expression pattern, clinical significance, and biological function of Nek2 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). mRNA and protein levels of Nek2 were examined in HCC and corresponding normal liver tissues. The MTT and soft agar colony formation assays, and flow cytometry were employed to assess the roles of Nek2 in cell proliferation and growth...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454280/imaging-findings-of-extraventricular-choroid-plexus-papillomas-a-study-of-10-cases
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Yuzhen Shi, Xiaoshuang Li, Xiao Chen, Yiming Xu, Genji Bo, Hao Zhou, Yongkang Liu, Guoxing Zhou, Zhongqiu Wang
Extraventricular choroid plexus papillomas (CPPs) are rare. In this study, we reveal the imaging findings of CPPs located in extraventricular sites. The imaging findings of 11 masses [10 masses on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and one mass on computed tomography (CT)] of extraventricular CPP in 10 patients were retrospectively observed. The mass site, size, contour, signal intensity, cystic or solid appearance, calcification, capsules, degree and pattern of enhancement, and hydrocephalus were evaluated based on CT or MRI...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454263/investigation-of-the-cytotoxicity-apoptosis-and-pharmacokinetics-of-raddeanin-a
#9
Guiying Gu, Huanhuan Qi, Tianyue Jiang, Bo Ma, Zheng Fang, Hong Xu, Qi Zhang
Raddeanin A, one of the triterpenoid saponins extracted from Anemone raddeana rhizome of the Ranunculaceae family, has demonstrated the ability to inhibit the growth of human hepatic and gastric cancer cells. However, the effects of Raddeanin A on human colon cancer cells have not been investigated extensively. The present study aimed to examine the antiproliferative and apoptosis-inducing effects of Raddeanin A on the HCT-116 human colon cancer cell line in vitro, and evaluate the pharmacokinetic and biodistribution properties of Raddeanin A in mice following a single oral administration...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454261/clinical-significance-of-adam10-expression-in-laryngeal-carcinoma
#10
Bo You, Miao Gu, Xiaolei Cao, Xingyu Li, Si Shi, Ying Shan, Yiwen You
Recent findings suggest that upregulated a disintegrin and metalloproteinase (ADAM)10 expression participates in the progression of multiple types of cancer. However, the expression pattern and clinicopathological significance of ADAM10, and its potential prognostic role in laryngeal carcinoma remains to be explored. The present study firstly determined the significantly elevated expression status of ADAM10 protein and messenger RNA in laryngeal carcinoma tissues compared with that in adjacent non-tumor tissues by western blotting and reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454240/squamous-cell-carcinoma-antigen-expression-in-tumor-cells-is-associated-with-the-chemosensitivity-and-survival-of-patients-with-cervical-cancer-receiving-docetaxel-carboplatin-based-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
#11
Peng Chen, Liang Jiao, Dan-Bo Wang
The present study examined the association between squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCCA) expression and the response of patients with cervical cancer to docetaxel-carboplatin (DC) combination chemotherapy, in order to determine the prognostic potential of SCCA expression. A total of 21 patients were enrolled with stage IB2 or stage IIA2 SCC. Of these, 9 patients had chemotherapy-sensitive cancer (2 cases with a complete response and 7 cases with a partial response) and 12 patients had chemotherapy-resistant cancer (12 cases of stable disease and no cases of progressive disease)...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454228/prognostic-factors-of-long-term-outcome-in-surgically-resectable-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-a-12-year-experience-from-a-single-center
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Bo Zhou, Jixuan Duan, Sheng Yan, Jie Zhou, Shusen Zheng
The present study was performed to assess the prognostic factors with respect to patient survival and clinicopathological characteristics for patients who underwent surgery for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs). A retrospective review of patients pathologically diagnosed with PNETs at the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine (Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China) between September 2002 and September 2013 was conducted. The clinicopathological findings, overall survival (OS) rate and disease-free survival (DFS) rate of the patients with PNETs were analyzed...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454130/directly-modulated-green-light-diode-pumped-solid-state-laser-for-underwater-wireless-optical-communication
#13
Jing Xu, Meiwei Kong, Aobo Lin, Yuhang Song, Jun Han, Zhiwei Xu, Bo Wu, Shiming Gao, Ning Deng
It is widely known that a diode-pumped solid-state laser (DPSSL) has very limited modulation bandwidth. Recently, we directed our attention toward the opportunities for directly modulating a DPSSL to generate high-speed green-light signals, with high power and superior beam quality, which are highly desirable in underwater wireless optical communication. The constraint imposed by the limited modulation bandwidth of a DPSSL is circumvented with the strategy of orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing and power loading...
May 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454092/hoxb7-promotes-tumor-progression-via-bfgf-induced-activation-of-mapk-erk-pathway-and-indicated-poor-prognosis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Wei-Min Wang, Yang Xu, Yao-Hui Wang, Hai-Xiang Sun, Yun-Fan Sun, Yi-Feng He, Qing-Feng Zhu, Bo Hu, Xin Zhang, Jing-Lin Xia, Shuang-Jian Qiu, Jian Zhou, Xin-Rong Yang, Jia Fan
The homeobox-containing gene HOXB7 plays an important role in the pathogenesis and progression of many cancers, yet its role in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains unclear. This study comprehensively analyzed the expression and clinical significance of HOXB7 in HCC and explored its potential mechanism in tumor progression. We found HOXB7 was highly expressed in HCC cell lines with highly metastatic potential and cancerous tissues from patients with tumor recurrence. The abilities of proliferation, migration, and invasion were notably decreased by depletion of HOXB7, and were enhanced by its enforced expression in vitro...
April 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454082/estrogen-promotes-tumor-metastasis-via-estrogen-receptor-beta-mediated-regulation-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#15
Sheng Fan, Yongde Liao, Changyu Liu, Quanfu Huang, Huifang Liang, Bo Ai, Shegnling Fu, Sheng Zhou
In non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), estrogen significantly promotes NSCLC cell growth via estrogen receptor beta (ERβ). However, the effects by which ERβ contributes to metastasis in NSCLC have not been previously reported. This study aims at defining whether the stimulation of ERβ promotes NSCLC metastasis in vitro and in vivo. Here, Our results showed that estrogen and ERβ agonist enhanced aggressiveness of two lung cancer cell lines (A549 and H1793) and promoted murine lung metastasis formation. ER-inhibitor Fulvestrant treatment or ERβ-knockdown significantly suppressed the migration, invasion and nodule formation of NSCLC cells...
April 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454021/reactive-mineral-removal-relative-to-soil-organic-matter-heterogeneity-and-implications-for-organic-contaminant-sorption
#16
Fangfang Li, Bo Pan, Ni Liang, Zhaofeng Chang, Yuwei Zhou, Lin Wang, Hao Li, Baoshan Xing
Soil organic matter (SOM) is generally treated as a static compartment of soil in pollutant fate studies. However, SOM might be altered or fractionated in soil systems, and the details of SOM property/composition changes when coupled with contaminant behavior are unknown. In this study, a mild acid treatment was adopted to remove reactive minerals and partially remove SOM components. After acid treatment, biomarker signatures showed that lignin-derived phenols were released and black carbon (as suggested by benzene-polycarboxylic acids) and lipids were enriched...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453942/enzymatic-production-of-melibiose-from-raffinose-by-the-levansucrase-from-leuconostoc-mesenteroides-b-512-fmc
#17
Wei Xu, Shuhuai Yu, Qian Liu, Tao Zhang, Bo Jiang, Wanmeng Mu
Melibiose, which is an important reducing disaccharide, formed by α-1,6 linkage between galactose and glucose, has been proven to have beneficial applications in both medicine and agriculture. In this study, a characterized levansucrase from Leuconostoc mesenteroides B-512 FMC was further used to study the bioproduction of melibiose from raffinose. The reaction conditions were optimized for melibiose synthesis. The optimal pH, temperature, substrate concentration, ratio of substrates and units of enzymes were determined as pH 6...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453559/evaluation-of-the-reproducibility-of-amplicon-sequencing-with-illumina-miseq-platform
#18
Chongqing Wen, Liyou Wu, Yujia Qin, Joy D Van Nostrand, Daliang Ning, Bo Sun, Kai Xue, Feifei Liu, Ye Deng, Yuting Liang, Jizhong Zhou
Illumina's MiSeq has become the dominant platform for gene amplicon sequencing in microbial ecology studies; however, various technical concerns, such as reproducibility, still exist. To assess reproducibility, 16S rRNA gene amplicons from 18 soil samples of a reciprocal transplantation experiment were sequenced on an Illumina MiSeq. The V4 region of 16S rRNA gene from each sample was sequenced in triplicate with each replicate having a unique barcode. The average OTU overlap, without considering sequence abundance, at a rarefaction level of 10,323 sequences was 33...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453402/evaluation-of-carbon-emission-reductions-promoted-by-private-driving-restrictions-based-on-afc-data-in-beijing
#19
Wandi Zhang, Feng Chen, Zijia Wang, Jianling Huang, Bo Wang
Public transportation automatic fare collection (AFC) systems are able to continuously record large amounts of passenger travel information, providing massive, low-cost data for research on regulations pertaining to public transport. This data can be used not only to analyze characteristics of passengers' trips but also to evaluate transport policies that promote a travel mode shift and emission reduction. In this study, models combining card, survey, and GIS data are established with a research focus on the private driving restriction policies being implemented in an ever-increasing number of cities...
April 28, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449566/dose-trends-of-aripiprazole-from-2004-to-2014-in-psychiatric-inpatients-in-korea
#20
Young Sup Woo, In Hee Shim, Sang-Yeol Lee, Dae-Bo Lee, Moon-Doo Kim, Young-Eun Jung, Jonghun Lee, Seunghee Won, Duk-In Jon, Won-Myong Bahk
Objective: Although aripiprazole has been widely used to treat various psychiatric disorders, little is known about the adequate dosage for Asian patients in clinical practice. Hence, we evaluated the initial and maximum doses of aripiprazole from 2004 to 2014 to estimate the appropriate dosage for Korean psychiatric inpatients in clinical practice. Methods: In this retrospective study, we reviewed the medical records of patients who were hospitalized in five university hospitals in Korea from March 2004 to December 2014...
May 31, 2017: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
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