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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334609/score-for-the-survival-probability-in-metastasis-breast-cancer-a-nomogram-based-risk-assessment-model
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Zhenchong Xiong, Guangzheng Deng, Xinjian Huang, Xing Li, Xinhua Xie, Jin Wang, Zeyu Shuang, Xi Wang
Purpose: Survival of metastatic breast cancer patient remains unknown and varies greatly from person to person. Thus, we aimed to construct a nomogram to quantify the survival probability of patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Materials and methods: We had included 793 MBC patients and calculated trends of case fatality rate by Kaplan-Meier method and joinpoint regression. 634 patients with MBC between January 2004 and July 2011 and 159 patients with MBC between August 2011 and July 2013 were assigned to training cohort and internal validation cohort, respectively...
January 2, 2018: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334555/multi-institutional-analysis-of-recurrence-and-survival-after-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-of-esophageal-cancer-impact-of-histology-on-recurrence-patterns-and-outcomes
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Mian Xi, Yadi Yang, Li Zhang, Hong Yang, Kenneth W Merrell, Christopher L Hallemeier, Robert K Shen, Michael G Haddock, Wayne L Hofstetter, Dipen M Maru, Linus Ho, Carol C Wu, Mengzhong Liu, Steven H Lin
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of histology on pathologic response, survival outcomes, and recurrence patterns in patients with esophageal cancer (EC) who received neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There is a paucity of data regarding comparative outcomes after neoadjuvant CRT between esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and adenocarcinoma. METHODS: Between 2002 and 2015, 895 EC patients who underwent neoadjuvant CRT followed by esophagectomy at 3 academic institutions were retrospectively reviewed, including 207 patients with SCC (23...
January 12, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334169/impact-of-baseline-clinical-and-laboratory-features-on-the-risk-of-thrombosis-in-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-prospective-evaluation
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Uma H Athale, T Mizrahi, C Laverdière, T Nayiager, Y-L Delva, G Foster, L Thabane, M David, J-M Leclerc, A K C Chan
BACKGROUND: Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have increased risk of thromboembolism (TE). However, the predictors of ALL-associated TE are as yet uncertain. OBJECTIVE: This exploratory, prospective cohort study evaluated the effects of clinical (age, gender, ALL risk group) and laboratory variables (hematological parameters, ABO blood group, inherited and acquired prothrombotic defects [PDs]) at diagnosis on the development of symptomatic TE (sTE) in children (aged 1 to ≤18) treated on the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ALL 05-001 study...
January 15, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331940/screening-and-functional-exploration-of-prothrombin-arg596-related-mutations-in-chinese-venous-thromboembolism-patients
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Xi Wu, Lei Li, Qiulan Ding, Xuefeng Wang, Fang Wu, Wenman Wu
AIMS: Dysfunctional prothrombin residue Arg596 associated mutation has been found to precipitate venous thromboembolism (VTE). In the current study we investigated the prevalence of Arg596 associated mutations in Chinese patients with VTE and explored the functional impact of Arg596Gln mutation on coagulation function in affected patients. METHODS: Prothrombin clotting activity was measured in 267 unrelated patients with unprovoked VTE. Patients with moderately decreased activities underwent further analysis of the F2 gene...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331279/dynamics-of-spatiotemporal-distribution-of-schistosomiasis-in-hubei-province-china
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Yan-Yan Chen, Jian-Bing Liu, Yong Jiang, Guo Li, Xiao-Wei Shan, Juan Zhang, Shun-Xiang Cai, Xi-Bao Huang
Schistosomiasis caused by parasitic flatworms of blood flukes, remains a major public health concern in China. The significant progress in controlling schistosomiasis in China over the past decades has resulted in the remarkable reduction in the prevalence and intensity of Schistosoma japonicum infection to an extremely low level. Therefore, the elimination of schistosomiasis has been promoted by the Chinese national government. Hubei Province is the major endemic area, that is, along the middle and low reaches of the Yangtze River in the lake and marshland regions of southern China...
January 10, 2018: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330724/a-novel-nomogram-for-predicting-postsurgical-intra-abdominal-infection-in-gastric-cancer-patients-a-prospective-study
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Chen-Chen Mao, Xiao-Dong Chen, Ji Lin, Wei-Shan Zhu-Ge, Zhong-Dong Xie, Xi-Yi Chen, Feng-Min Zhang, Rui-Sen Wu, Wei-Teng Zhang, Neng Lou, Li Shi, Guan-Bao Zhu, Xian Shen
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to determine the relationship between intra-abdominal infection (IAI) and sarcopenia prospectively and to construct a nomogram to identify patients at a high risk of IAI. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study of 682 consecutive patients with gastric cancer who underwent radical gastrectomy. The sarcopenia elements, including lumbar skeletal muscle index, handgrip strength, and gait speed, were measured before surgery. Factors contributing to IAI were determined through univariate and multivariate analysis...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330177/incidence-of-facultative-bacterial-endosymbionts-in-spider-mites-associated-with-local-environment-and-host-plant
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Yu-Xi Zhu, Yue-Ling Song, Yan-Kai Zhang, Ary A Hoffmann, Jin-Cheng Zhou, Jing-Tao Sun, Xiao-Yue Hong
Spider mites are frequently associated with multiple endosymbionts whose infection patterns often exhibit spatial and temporal variation. However, the association between endosymbiont prevalence and environmental factors remains unclear. Here, we surveyed endosymbionts in natural populations of the spider mite, Tetranychus truncatus, in China, screening 935 spider mites from 21 localities and 12 host plant species. Three facultative endosymbiont lineages, Wolbachia, Cardinium, and Spiroplasma, were detected at different infection frequencies (52...
January 12, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328502/hepatocellular-carcinoma-related-cyclin-d1-is-selectively-regulated-by-autophagy-degradation-system
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Shan-Ying Wu, Sheng-Hui Lan, Shang-Rung Wu, Yen-Chi Chiu, Xi-Zhang Lin, Ih-Jen Su, Ting-Fen Tsai, Chia-Jui Yen, Tsung-Hsueh Lu, Fu-Wen Liang, Chung-Yi Li, Huey-Jen Su, Chun-Li Su, Hsiao-Sheng Liu
Dysfunction of degradation machineries causes cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Overexpression of cyclin D1 in HCC has been reported. We previously reported that autophagy preferentially recruits and degrades the oncogenic miR-224 to prevent HCC. Therefore, in the present study we attempted to clarify whether cyclin D1 is another oncogenic factor selectively regulated by autophagy in HCC tumorigenesis. Initially, we found an inverse correlation between low autophagic activity and high cyclin D1 expression in the tumors of 147 HCC patients and three murine models, and these results taken together revealed a correlation with poor overall survival of HCC patients, indicating the importance of these two events in HCC development...
January 12, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328243/spatiotemporal-sharply-autofocused-dual-airy-ring-airy-gaussian-vortex-wave-packets
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Jingli Zhuang, Dongmei Deng, Xingyu Chen, Fang Zhao, Xi Peng, Dongdong Li, Liping Zhang
Here we investigate the propagation properties of spatiotemporal sharply autofocused single-Airy-ring Airy Gaussian vortex (AiRAiGV) and dual-Airy-ring Airy Gaussian vortex (dAiRAiGV) wave packets by solving the (3+1) D Schrödinger equation in free space. We can change the spatial part of the wave packets into Airy or Gaussian distribution by choosing the different spatial distribution factors bs. In particular, only when the shape of the pulses is set well with appropriate temporal distribution factor bt and initial velocity v in the temporal domain, dAiRAiGV wave packets can simultaneously autofocus in the spatial and temporal domains and the peak intensity is increased dozens of times at the focus more than that at the initial plane...
January 15, 2018: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327729/h5n1-influenza-virus-specific-mirna-like-small-rna-increases-cytokine-production-and-mouse-mortality-via-targeting-poly-rc-binding-protein-2
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Xihan Li, Zheng Fu, Hongwei Liang, Yanbo Wang, Xian Qi, Meng Ding, Xinlei Sun, Zhen Zhou, Ying Huang, Hongwei Gu, Limin Li, Xi Chen, Donghai Li, Quan Zhao, Fenyong Liu, Hua Wang, Jin Wang, Ke Zen, Chen-Yu Zhang
Infection of H5N1 influenza virus causes the highest mortality among all influenza viruses. The mechanisms underlying such high viral pathogenicity are incompletely understood. Here, we report that the H5N1 influenza virus encodes a microRNA-like small RNA, miR-HA-3p, which is processed from a stem loop-containing viral RNA precursor by Argonaute 2, and plays a role in enhancing cytokine production during H5N1 infection. Mechanistic study shows that miR-HA-3p targets poly(rC)-binding protein 2 (PCBP2) and suppresses its expression...
January 12, 2018: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326065/hydrogen-sulfide-supplement-attenuates-the-apoptosis-of-retinal-ganglion-cells-in-experimental-glaucoma
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Shouyue Huang, Ping Huang, Zhongjing Lin, Xiaohong Liu, Xing Xu, Lei Guo, Xi Shen, Changwei Li, Yisheng Zhong
Glaucoma is a group of neurodegenerative eye diseases characterized by progressive impairment of visual function due to loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGC). As hydrogen sulfide (H2S) was reported to play a role in the process of glaucomatous neuropathy and improve RGC survival in experimental glaucoma, the authors aimed to investigate the anti-apoptosis effect of H2S supplement in a rat glaucoma model, and further tried to explore the involved factors in the neuroprotection. A chronic ocular hypertension (COH) rat model induced by intracameral injection of cross-linking hydrogel was employed to simulate glaucoma and 288 rats were subjected to experimental procedures in the present study...
January 8, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325353/-comparison-of-the-short-term-and-long-term-outcome-between-robotic-gastrectomy-and-laparoscopic-gastrectomy-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis
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K C Zhang, B Wei, H Q Xi, J X Cui, J Y Li, Y H Gao, W Q Liang, C Hu, Y Liu, X H Huang, L Chen
Objective: To compare the short-term and long-term outcome between robotic gastrectomy and laparoscopic gastrectomy. Methods: The clinical data of 517 patients who had received robotic gastectomy and laparoscopic gastrectomy between December 2011 and December 2013 at Department of General Surgery, Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital was collected. After propensity score matching, 70 patients in robotic gastectomy and 70 patients in laparoscopic gastectomy were identified. Perioperative outcome and overall survival were compared between the two groups using t test, χ(2) test, Kaplan-Meier curve and Log-rank test, respectively...
January 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324344/anti-biofilm-effect-of-novel-thiazole-acid-analogs-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-through-iqs-pathways
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Shengrong Li, Siyu Chen, Jilin Fan, Zhen Cao, Weihao Ouyang, Ning Tong, Xin Hu, Jie Hu, Peishan Li, Zifeng Feng, Xi Huang, Yuying Li, Mingshan Xie, Ruikun He, Jingyi Jian, Biyuan Wu, Chen Xu, Weijian Wu, Jialiang Guo, Jing Lin, Pinghua Sun
IQS has been proven to be a new quorum sensing (QS) system against bacterial biofilm formation, which is activated in the common phosphate-limiting environment of infected tissues taking over the central las system. Up to now, numerous biofilm inhibitors which function by affecting traditional QS system have been reported. However, no compound has been reported to exert anti-biofilm activity through IQS system. Herein, various novel IQS derivatives were synthesized by the reaction of thiazole-4-carboxylic acid with different linear alcohols (R-OH) or amines (R-NH2)...
December 27, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317436/the-diabetes-gene-and-wnt-pathway-effector-tcf7l2-regulates-adipocyte-development-and-function
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Xi Chen, Ayala Iriscilla, Chris Shannon, Marcel Fourcaudot, Nikhil K Acharya, Christopher P Jenkinson, Sami Heikkinen, Luke Norton
The gene encoding for transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) is the strongest type 2 diabetes (T2DM) candidate gene discovered to date. The TCF7L2 protein is a key transcriptional effector of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway, which is an important developmental pathway that negatively regulates adipogenesis. However, the precise role that TCF7L2 plays in the development and function of adipocytes remains largely unknown. Using a combination of in vitro approaches, we first show that TCF7L2 protein is increased during adipogenesis in 3T3-L1 cells and primary adipocyte stem cells (ASC), and that TCF7L2 expression is required for the regulation of Wnt signaling during adipogenesis...
January 9, 2018: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315990/activation-of-akt-mtor-signaling-directs-tenogenesis-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Xiao Xia Cong, Xi Sheng Rao, Jun Xin Lin, Xiao Ceng Liu, Guang An Zhang, Xiu Kui Gao, Min Yi He, Wei Liang Shen, Wei Fan, Dominique Pioletti, Li Ling Zheng, Huan Huan Liu, Zi Yin, Boon Chuan Low, Ronen Schweitzer, Hongwei Ouyang, Xiao Chen, Yi Ting Zhou
Tendon repair is a clinical challenge because of the limited understanding on tenogenesis. The synthesis of type I collagen (Collagen I) and other extracellular matrix are essential for tendon differentiation and homeostasis. Current studies on tenogenesis focused mostly on the tenogenic transcriptional factors while the signaling controlling tenogenesis on translational level remains largely unknown. Here, we showed that mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling was activated by protenogenic growth factor, transforming growth factors beta1, and insulin-like growth factor-I...
January 4, 2018: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315208/exogenous-24-epibrassinolide-interacts-with-light-to-regulate-anthocyanin-and-proanthocyanidin-biosynthesis-in-cabernet-sauvignon-vitis-vinifera-l
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Yali Zhou, Chunlong Yuan, Shicheng Ruan, Zhenwen Zhang, Jiangfei Meng, Zhumei Xi
Anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins (PAs) are crucial factors that affect the quality of grapes and the making of wine, which were stimulated by various stimuli and environment factors (sugar, hormones, light, and temperature). The aim of the study was to investigate the influence of exogenous 24-Epibrassinolide (EBR) and light on the mechanism of anthocyanins and PAs accumulation in grape berries. Grape clusters were sprayed with EBR (0.4 mg/L) under light and darkness conditions (EBR + L, EBR + D), or sprayed with deionized water under light and darkness conditions as controls (L, D), at the onset of veraison...
January 9, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313598/expressions-of-il-6-tnf-%C3%AE-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-the-skin-of-chinese-brown-frog-rana-dybowskii
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Liqin Xi, Chen Wang, Pengyu Chen, Qi Yang, Ruiqi Hu, Haolin Zhang, Qiang Weng, Meiyu Xu
The cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6) mediates a wide range of inflammatory and immune responses. Tumor Necrosis Factor α (TNF-α) has a myriad of pro-inflammatory effects on the skin. Nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) is a transcriptional factor that regulates a battery of genes that are critical to immune system. In this study, we investigated the localizations and expression levels of IL-6, TNF-α and NF-κB in the skin of Rana dybowskii during the breeding period and pre-hibernation. Histologically, the skin of Rana dybowskii consisted of epidermis and dermis...
October 19, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311392/association-of-adolescent-obesity-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-related-risk-factors-in-xi-an-china
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Yan Rong, Niu Chun-Yan, Zhao Hong-Xin, Yu Lu, Wang Wen, Tian Yu
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: To investigate the association of adolescent obesity with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and related risk factors in Xi 'an, China. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 4141 adolescents (2,061 girls and 2,080 boys, mean age: 18.62 ± 0.66 years, age range 15-22 years) were enrolled in this investigation. Anthropometric index was measured, and liver ultrasonography and liver function biochemical test were performed in all the subjects...
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310573/association-of-rs662799-in-apoa5-with-cad-in-chinese-han-population
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Hua Chen, Shifang Ding, Mi Zhou, Xiayin Wu, Xi Liu, Yun Wu, Dechao Liu
BACKGROUND: CAD (Coronary Artery Disease) is a complex disease that influenced by various environmental and genetic factors. Previous studies have found many single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with the risk of CAD occurrence. However, the results are inconsistent. In this study, we aim to investigate genetic etiology in Chinese Han population by analysis of 7 SNPs in lipid metabolism pathway that previously has been reported to be associated with CAD. METHODS: A total of 631 samples were used in this study, including 435 CAD cases and 196 normal healthy controls...
January 8, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303357/the-synergy-of-two-factors-on-insulin-expression
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Ying Luo, Yao Xu, Zhen-Yu Wang, Xi Li, Wei-Bing Xing, Tong-Cun Zhang
As a potential cure for diabetes, more and more attentions have been paid to organ transplants to replace insulin therapy. As a result, many researchers have explored out many programs to get insulin-producing cells (IPCs) to replace the defective β cells. Currently, more and more new induction methods are being proposed, and at the same time, more and more possible induction molecular mechanisms are being revealed. The purpose of this study was to explore whether and how the two factors pdx-1 and myocardin affected the differentiation of rat mesenchymal stem cells (rMSCs) into IPCs...
January 5, 2018: Cellular Reprogramming
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