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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334671/glucosamine-promotes-osteoblast-proliferation-by-modulating-autophagy-via-the-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-pathway
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Chen Lv, Lu Wang, Xiongbai Zhu, Wenjun Lin, Xin Chen, Zhengxiang Huang, Lintuo Huang, Shengwu Yang
Glucosamine is effective in the treatment of osteoarthritis; however, its effect on osteoporosis remains unclear. Decreased activity of osteoblasts is the main cause of osteoporosis. Here, we examined the effects of glucosamine on osteoblasts. The potential underlying mechanisms were explored. The results showed that glucosamine had a biphasic effect on the viability of hFOB1.19 osteoblasts. At low concentrations (<0.6 mM), glucosamine induced hFOB1.19 cell proliferation, whereas at high concentrations (>0...
January 12, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334668/lidanpaidu-prescription-alleviates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-kidney-injury-by-suppressing-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
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Fan Zhang, Shan Lu, Siyi Jin, Keli Chen, Juan Li, Bisheng Huang, Yan Cao
The Lidanpaidu Prescription (LDP), a hospital preparation, composed of Chinese classical preparations, has been reported to have antiendotoxin, anticoagulant and other effects. However, its therapeutic effect on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) and the mechanisms remain unclear. Therefore, we administered LPD pretreatment at different doses to examine the protective effects and mechanisms in LPS-induced AKI in mice. The kidney injury induced by LPS was assessed by histological examination...
January 12, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334637/contamination-characteristics-and-source-apportionment-of-heavy-metals-in-topsoil-from-an-area-in-xi-an-city-china
#3
Xiuduan Chen, Xinwei Lu
As soil-extractable elements potentially pose ecological and health risks, identifying their contamination characteristics and sources is crucial. Therefore, to understand topsoil trace elements in the urban ring zone from the Second Ring Road to the Third Ring of Xi'an city in China, we determined the concentrations of Zn, Co, V, As, Cu, Mn, Ba, Ni and Pb, and analyzed the sources of the contamination. The results showed that the individual pollution indices of Pb, Co, Cu, Zn, Ba, Ni, Mn, As, and V were 1...
January 11, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334574/improved-long-term-volume-retention-of-svf-gel-grafting-with-enhanced-angiogenesis-and-adipogenesis
#4
Yuteng Zhang, Junrong Cai, Tao Zhou, Yao Yao, Ziqing Dong, Feng Lu
BACKGROUND: The apoptosis of mature adipocytes after fat grafting can result in chronic inflammation, absorption, and fibrosis, leading to unpredictable outcomes. Selective elimination of mature adipocytes may result in better outcomes and a different underlying retention mode. We previously developed a mature-adipocyte-free product, SVF-gel, derived from lipoaspirate, which eliminates adipocytes while preserving the stromal vascular fraction. This study investigated the retention and regeneration mode of SVF-gel grafting...
January 10, 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334547/quality-of-life-improvement-in-resource-limited-settings-after-one-year-of-second-line-antiretroviral-therapy-use-among-adult-men-and-women
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Thiago S Torres, Linda J Harrison, Alberto M La Rosa, Sandra W Cardoso, Lu Zheng, McNeil Ngongondo, Fatma Some, Umesh G Lalloo, Thando Mwelase, Ann C Collier, Michael D Hughes
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated improvement of quality of life (QoL) after one year of second-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) use in resource-limited settings (RLS) among adult men and women, comparing two randomized treatment arms. DESIGN: ACTG A5273 was a randomized clinical trial of second-line ART comparing lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r) + raltegravir (RAL) with LPV/r + nucleos(t)ide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) in participants failing a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI)-containing regimen at 15 sites in 9 RLS...
January 13, 2018: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334378/supermultiplexed-optical-imaging-and-barcoding-with-engineered-polyynes
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Fanghao Hu, Chen Zeng, Rong Long, Yupeng Miao, Lu Wei, Qizhi Xu, Wei Min
Optical multiplexing has a large impact in photonics, the life sciences and biomedicine. However, current technology is limited by a 'multiplexing ceiling' from existing optical materials. Here we engineered a class of polyyne-based materials for optical supermultiplexing. We achieved 20 distinct Raman frequencies, as 'Carbon rainbow', through rational engineering of conjugation length, bond-selective isotope doping and end-capping substitution of polyynes. With further probe functionalization, we demonstrated ten-color organelle imaging in individual living cells with high specificity, sensitivity and photostability...
January 15, 2018: Nature Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334373/prevention-of-tuberculosis-in-rhesus-macaques-by-a-cytomegalovirus-based-vaccine
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Scott G Hansen, Daniel E Zak, Guangwu Xu, Julia C Ford, Emily E Marshall, Daniel Malouli, Roxanne M Gilbride, Colette M Hughes, Abigail B Ventura, Emily Ainslie, Kurt T Randall, Andrea N Selseth, Parker Rundstrom, Lauren Herlache, Matthew S Lewis, Haesun Park, Shannon L Planer, John M Turner, Miranda Fischer, Christina Armstrong, Robert C Zweig, Joseph Valvo, Jackie M Braun, Smitha Shankar, Lenette Lu, Andrew W Sylwester, Alfred W Legasse, Martin Messerle, Michael A Jarvis, Lynn M Amon, Alan Aderem, Galit Alter, Dominick J Laddy, Michele Stone, Aurelio Bonavia, Thomas G Evans, Michael K Axthelm, Klaus Früh, Paul T Edlefsen, Louis J Picker
Despite widespread use of the bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine, tuberculosis (TB) remains a leading cause of global mortality from a single infectious agent (Mycobacterium tuberculosis or Mtb). Here, over two independent Mtb challenge studies, we demonstrate that subcutaneous vaccination of rhesus macaques (RMs) with rhesus cytomegalovirus vectors encoding Mtb antigen inserts (hereafter referred to as RhCMV/TB)-which elicit and maintain highly effector-differentiated, circulating and tissue-resident Mtb-specific CD4+ and CD8+ memory T cell responses-can reduce the overall (pulmonary and extrapulmonary) extent of Mtb infection and disease by 68%, as compared to that in unvaccinated controls, after intrabronchial challenge with the Erdman strain of Mtb at ∼1 year after the first vaccination...
January 15, 2018: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334192/digitalizing-self-assembled-chiral-superstructures-for-optical-vortex-processing
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Peng Chen, Ling-Ling Ma, Wei Duan, Ji Chen, Shi-Jun Ge, Zhi-Han Zhu, Ming-Jie Tang, Ran Xu, Wei Gao, Tao Li, Wei Hu, Yan-Qing Lu
Cholesteric liquid crystal (CLC) chiral superstructures exhibit unique features; that is, polychromatic and spin-determined phase modulation. Here, a concept for digitalized chiral superstructures is proposed, which further enables the arbitrary manipulation of reflective geometric phase and may significantly upgrade existing optical apparatus. By encoding a specifically designed binary pattern, an innovative CLC optical vortex (OV) processor is demonstrated. Up to 25 different OVs are extracted with equal efficiency over a wavelength range of 116 nm...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334182/designing-3d-biological-surfaces-via-the-breath-figure-method
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Shuangshuang Chen, Su Gao, Jiange Jing, Qinghua Lu
The fabrication of biointerfaces that mimic cellular physiological environments is critical to understanding cell behaviors in vitro and for the design of tissue engineering. Breath figure is a self-assemble method that uses water droplets condensed from moisture as template and ends up with a highly ordered hexagonal pore array; this approach is used to fabricate various biological substrates. This progress report provides an overview of strategies to achieve topographical modifications and chemical-patterned arrays, such as modulation of the pore size, shape and selective decoration of the honeycomb holes...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334177/polypropylene-nonwoven-fabric-poly-ionic-liquid-s-for-switchable-oil-water-separation-dye-absorption-and-antibacterial-applications
#10
Yongyuan Ren, Jiangna Guo, Dan Xu, Jing Qin, Qian Lu, Feng Yan
Pollutants in wastewater include oils, dyes, and bacteria, making wastewater cleanup difficult. Here, we propose the preparation of multifunctional wastewater treatment media, poly(ionic liquid) grafted polypropylene (PP) nonwoven fabrics (PP@PIL), prepared via a simple and scalable surface grafting process. The fabricated PP@PIL fabrics exhibited superior switchable oil/water separation (η > 99%) and dye absorption performance (q = 410 mg/g), as well as high antibacterial properties. The oil/water separation could be easily switched via anion-exchanging of PIL segments...
January 15, 2018: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334145/colloidal-cobalt-phosphide-nanocrystals-as-trifunctional-electrocatalysts-for-overall-water-splitting-powered-by-a-zinc-air-battery
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Hui Li, Qi Li, Peng Wen, Trey B Williams, Shiba Adhikari, Chaochao Dun, Chang Lu, Dominique Itanze, Lin Jiang, David L Carroll, George L Donati, Pamela M Lundin, Yejun Qiu, Scott M Geyer
Highly efficient and stable electrocatalysts, particularly those that are capable of multifunctionality in the same electrolyte, are in high demand for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), oxygen evolution reaction (OER), and oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). In this work, highly monodisperse CoP and Co2 P nanocrystals (NCs) are synthesized using a robust solution-phase method. The highly exposed (211) crystal plane and abundant surface phosphide atoms make the CoP NCs efficient catalysts toward ORR and HER, while metal-rich Co2 P NCs show higher OER performance owing to easier formation of plentiful Co2 P@COOH heterojunctions...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334093/three-component-difluoroalkylation-and-trifluoromethylthiolation-trifluoromethylselenolation-of-%C3%AF-bonds
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Bo-Sheng Zhang, Lu-Yao Gao, Zhe Zhang, Yu-Hua Wen, Yong-Min Liang
This report describes a new method for three-component difluoroalkylation and trifluoromethylthiolation/trifluoromethylselenolation of π-bonds via air-stable SCF3 and SeCF3 reagents as free-radical initiators of ethyl iododifluoroacetate. β-Proton elimination can be overcome effectively in this reaction system, and a broad substrate scope, including alkenes and alkynes, makes this approach practical and attractive.
January 15, 2018: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333855/carbon-and-binder-free-core-shell-nanowire-arrays-for-efficient-ethanol-electro-oxidation-in-alkaline-medium
#13
Fen Guo, Yiju Li, Baoan Fan, Yi Liu, Lilin Lu, Yang Lei
To achieve high electrochemical surface area (ECSA) and avoid carbon support and binder in the anode catalyst of direct ethanol fuel cell, herein, we design freestanding core-shell nickel@palladium-nickel nanowire arrays (Ni@Pd-Ni NAs) without carbon support and binder for high-efficiency ethanol electro-oxidation. Bare Ni nanowire arrays (Ni NAs) are first prepared using the facile template-assistantelectrodeposition method. Subsequently, the Ni@Pd-Ni NAs are formed using one-step solution-based alloying reaction...
January 15, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333763/polymer-passivated-inorganic-cesium-lead-mixed-halide-perovskites-for-stable-and-efficient-solar-cells-with-high-open-circuit-voltage-over-1-3-v
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Qingsen Zeng, Xiaoyu Zhang, Xiaolei Feng, Siyu Lu, Zhaolai Chen, Xue Yong, Simon A T Redfern, Haotong Wei, Haiyu Wang, Huaizhong Shen, Wei Zhang, Weitao Zheng, Hao Zhang, John S Tse, Bai Yang
Cesium-based trihalide perovskites have been demonstrated as promising light absorbers for photovoltaic applications due to their superb composition stability. However, the large energy losses (Eloss ) observed in inorganic perovskite solar cells has become a major hindrance impairing the ultimate efficiency. Here, an effective and reproducible method of modifying the interface between a CsPbI2 Br absorber and polythiophene hole-acceptor to minimize the Eloss is reported. It is demonstrated that polythiophene, deposited on the top of CsPbI2 Br, can significantly reduce electron-hole recombination within the perovskite, which is due to the electronic passivation of surface defect states...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333666/stable-high-index-faceted-pt-skin-on-zigzag-like-ptfe-nanowires-enhances-oxygen-reduction-catalysis
#15
Mingchuan Luo, Yingjun Sun, Xu Zhang, Yingnan Qin, Mingqiang Li, Yingjie Li, Chunji Li, Yong Yang, Lei Wang, Peng Gao, Gang Lu, Shaojun Guo
Selectively exposing active surfaces and judiciously tuning the near-surface composition of electrode materials represent two prominent means of promoting electrocatalytic performance. Here, a new class of Pt3 Fe zigzag-like nanowires (Pt-skin Pt3 Fe z-NWs) with stable high-index facets (HIFs) and nanosegregated Pt-skin structure is reported, which are capable of substantially boosting electrocatalysis in fuel cells. These unique structural features endow the Pt-skin Pt3 Fe z-NWs with a mass activity of 2.11 A mg-1 and a specifc activity of 4...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333658/in-situ-shrna-synthesis-on-dna-polylactide-nanoparticles-to-treat-multidrug-resistant-breast-cancer
#16
Qianqian Ni, Fuwu Zhang, Yunlei Zhang, Guizhi Zhu, Zhe Wang, Zhaogang Teng, Chunyan Wang, Bryant C Yung, Gang Niu, Guangming Lu, Longjiang Zhang, Xiaoyuan Chen
Nanomedicine has shown unprecedented potential for cancer theranostics. Nucleic acid (e.g., DNA and RNA) nanomedicines are of particular interest for combination therapy with chemotherapeutics. However, current nanotechnologies to construct such nucleic acid nanomedicines, which rely on chemical conjugation or physical complexation of nucleic acids with chemotherapeutics, have restrained their clinical translation due to limitations such as low drug loading efficiency and poor biostability. Herein, in situ rolling circle transcription (RCT) is applied to synthesize short hairpin RNA (shRNA) on amphiphilic DNA-polylactide (PLA) micelles...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333625/k3li3gd7-bo3-9-a-new-gadolinium-rich-orthoborate-for-cryogenic-magnetic-cooling
#17
Mingjun Xia, Shipeng Shen, Jun Lu, Young Sun, R K Li
Magnetic cooling technology based on magnetocaloric effect (MCE) has attracted great interest in obtaining extreme low temperature, e. g. for space exploration. Here we grew a new gadolinium-rich orthoborate K3Li3Gd7(BO3)9 (1) as a promising cryogenic magnetic coolant. It exhibits complicated three dimensional framework constructed from BO3 groups and gadolinium-oxygen chains. The Gd-O chain consists of two types of clusters of Gd3O20 and Gd3O19 interconncetion by Gd(4)O8 polyhydron. Thanks to its high gadolinium concentration, a large -Sm for 1 was obtained as 56...
January 15, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333615/circular-rna-hsa_circ_0000567-can-be-used-as-a-promising-diagnostic-biomarker-for-human-colorectal-cancer
#18
Jianjun Wang, Xiaomin Li, Linming Lu, Lei He, Haoran Hu, Zengxiang Xu
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have revealed that circular RNAs are involved in the biological process of some kinds of human cancers. However, little is known about their diagnostic values and functions in colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS: The expression levels of hsa_circ_0000567 in 102 paired CRC tissues and adjacent noncancerous tissues, 5 CRC cell lines, and a normal colorectal epithelial cell line were detected by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR)...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333565/manual-on-the-proper-use-of-lutetium-177-labeled-somatostatin-analogue-lu-177-dota-tate-injectable-in-radionuclide-therapy-2nd-ed
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Makoto Hosono, Hideharu Ikebuchi, Yoshihide Nakamura, Nobutaka Nakamura, Takahiro Yamada, Sachiko Yanagida, Asami Kitaoka, Kiyotaka Kojima, Hiroyasu Sugano, Seigo Kinuya, Tomio Inoue, Jun Hatazawa
Here we present the guideline for the treatment of neuroendocrine tumors using Lu-177-DOTA-TATE on the basis of radiation safety aspects in Japan. This guideline was prepared by a study supported by Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, and approved by Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine. Lu-177-DOTA-TATE treatment in Japan should be carried out according to this guideline. Although this guideline is applied in Japan, the issues for radiation protection shown in this guideline are considered internationally useful as well...
January 15, 2018: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332916/mir-135a-promotes-inflammatory-responses-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-from-db-db-mice-via-downregulation-of-foxo1
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Xiaochun Lu, Dawei Yin, Bo Zhou, Tieling Li
It has been shown that microRNAs (miRNAs) greatly affect the functions of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC), but the effects of mRNAs under diabetic conditions remain unclear.Using a model of diabetic db/db mice, we studied the functions of microRNA-135a (miR-135a) during VSMC dysfunction.Compared to control WT mice, miR-135a expression in VSMC was significantly increased while the level of forkhead box O1 (FOXO1) protein decreased significantly. After transfecting miR-135a mimics into VSMC, the expression of FOXO1 was decreased, while cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) expression levels were increased, thus promoting the interaction between monocytes and WT VSMC...
January 15, 2018: International Heart Journal
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