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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213636/decrease-of-glial-cell-derived-neurotrophic-factor-contributes-to-anesthesia-and-surgery-induced-learning-and-memory-dysfunction-in-neonatal-rats
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Lingli Gui, Xi Lei, Zhiyi Zuo
: Long duration of anesthesia may induce toxicity in the developing brain. However, little is known about the effects of the combination of surgery and anesthesia on the developing brain. The mechanisms for the effects are not clear. To determine these effects, postnatal day 7 male and female Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to 3% sevoflurane for 2 h with or without right common carotid exposure. Pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC), an anti-inflammatory agent, was given 30 min before and 6 h after the carotid exposure...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211523/pedf-mediates-pathological-neovascularization-by-regulating-macrophage-recruitment-and-polarization-in-the-mouse-model-of-oxygen-induced-retinopathy
#2
Sha Gao, Changwei Li, Yanji Zhu, Yanuo Wang, Ailing Sui, Yisheng Zhong, Bing Xie, Xi Shen
Macrophages have been demonstrated to play a proangiogenic role in retinal pathological vascular growth. Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) works as a powerful endogenous angiogenesis inhibitor, but its role in macrophage recruitment and polarization is largely unknown. To explore the underlying mechanisms, we first evaluated macrophage polarization in the retinas of the oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR) mouse model. Compared to that in normal controls, M1- and M2-like macrophages were all abundantly increased in the retinas of OIR mice...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207525/plasma-levels-of-soluble-programmed-death-ligand-1-may-be-associated-with-overall-survival-in-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer-patients-receiving-thoracic-radiotherapy
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Jing Zhao, Peng Zhang, Jianhua Wang, Qingsong Xi, Xueqi Zhao, Minghua Ji, Guangyuan Hu
Immune-checkpoint signaling plays an important role in immunosuppression of tumors. We aimed to investigate the association of soluble programmed death-ligand 1 (sPD-L1) level in plasma with overall survival (OS) in locally advanced or inoperable nonsmall-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients treated with thoracic radiotherapy (TRT). We used ELISA to evaluate the sPD-L1 levels at diagnosis and during TRT in 126 clinically inoperable NSCLC patients. OS rates were followed up and recorded. SPSS software and GraphPad Prism 5 were used for statistics...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207509/relationship-between-drug-resistance-and-the-clustered-regularly-interspaced-short-palindromic-repeat-associated-protein-genes-cas1-and-cas2-in-shigella-from-giant-panda-dung
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Lu Ren, Lin-Hua Deng, Ri-Peng Zhang, Cheng-Dong Wang, De-Sheng Li, Li-Xin Xi, Zhen-Rong Chen, Rui Yang, Jie Huang, Yang-Ru Zeng, Hong-Lin Wu, San-Jie Cao, Rui Wu, Yong Huang, Qi-Gui Yan
BACKGROUND: To detect drug resistance in Shigella obtained from the dung of the giant panda, explore the factors leading to drug resistance in Shigella, understand the characteristics of clustered, regularly interspaced, short, palindromic repeats (CRISPR), and assess the relationship between CRISPR and drug resistance. METHODS: We collected fresh feces from 27 healthy giant pandas in the Giant Panda Conservation base (Wolong, China). We identified the strains of Shigella in the samples by using nucleotide sequence analysis...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199965/whole-exome-sequencing-identified-a-homozygous-brdt-mutation-in-a-patient-with-acephalic-spermatozoa
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Lin Li, Yanwei Sha, Xi Wang, Ping Li, Jing Wang, Kehkooi Kee, Binbin Wang
Acephalic spermatozoa is a very rare disorder of male infertility. Here, in a patient from from a consanguineous family, we have identified, by whole-exome sequencing, a homozygous mutation (c.G2783A, p.G928D) in the BRDT gene. The gene product, BRDT, is a testis-specific protein that is considered an important drug target for male contraception. The G928D mutation is in the P-TEFb binding domain, which mediates the interaction with transcription elongation factor and might affect the transcriptional activities of downstream genes...
February 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196294/comparison-of-immunomodulatory-effects-of-fresh-garlic-and-black-garlic-polysaccharides-on-raw-264-7-macrophages
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Min Li, Yi-Xi Yan, Qing-Tao Yu, Yong Deng, Ding-Tao Wu, Ying Wang, Ya-Zhong Ge, Shao-Ping Li, Jing Zhao
Garlic has a long history to be used for medicine and food purposes. Black garlic, the fermented product of fresh garlic, is considered with better biological activities, such as antioxidant activity, and is developed as an increasingly popular functional food. Polysaccharides are the major components of fresh and black garlic, and immunomodulatory activity is one major pharmacological effect of polysaccharides. Therefore, chemical characteristics and immunomodulatory effects of polysaccharides from fresh and black garlic are investigated and compared in vitro for the 1st time, in order to reveal their molecular and pharmacological differences...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193896/regulatory-cascade-and-biological-activity-of-beauveria-bassiana-oosporein-that-limits-bacterial-growth-after-host-death
#7
Yanhua Fan, Xi Liu, Nemat O Keyhani, Guirong Tang, Yan Pei, Wenwen Zhang, Sheng Tong
The regulatory network and biological functions of the fungal secondary metabolite oosporein have remained obscure. Beauveria bassiana has evolved the ability to parasitize insects and outcompete microbial challengers for assimilation of host nutrients. A novel zinc finger transcription factor, BbSmr1 (B. bassiana secondary metabolite regulator 1), was identified in a screen for oosporein overproduction. Deletion of Bbsmr1 resulted in up-regulation of the oosporein biosynthetic gene cluster (OpS genes) and constitutive oosporein production...
February 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192820/estrogen-maintains-skeletal-muscle-in-septic-rats-associated-with-altering-hypothalamic-inflammation-and-neuropeptides
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Chenyan Zhao, Jun Li, Minhua Cheng, Jialing Shi, Juanhong Shen, Tao Gao, Fengchan Xi, Wenkui Yu
Muscle wasting is one of the main contributors to the worse outcomes in sepsis. Whether estrogen could alleviate muscle wasting induced by sepsis remains unclear. This study was designed to test the effect of estrogen on muscle wasting and its relationship with central alteration in sepsis. Thirty Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 3 groups: control group, sepsis group, and estrogen treated sepsis group. Animals were intraperitoneally injected with lipopolysaccharide (10 mg/kg) or saline, followed by subcutaneous injection of 17β-estradiol (1 mg/kg) or saline...
February 13, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189040/an-anti-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-antibody-inhibits-coronary-artery-atherosclerosis-in-diabetic-pigs
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L A Maile, W H Busby, G Xi, K P Gollahan, W Flowers, N Gafbacik, S Gafbacik, K Stewart, E P Merricks, T C Nichols, D A Bellinger, D R Clemmons
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Diabetes is a major risk factor for the development of atherosclerosis. Hyperglycemia stimulates vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) to secrete ligands that bind to the αVβ3 integrin, a receptor that regulates VSMC proliferation and migration. This study determined whether an antibody that had previously been shown to block αVβ3 activation and to inhibit VSMC proliferation and migration in vitro, inhibited the development of atherosclerosis in diabetic pigs. METHODS: Twenty diabetic pigs were maintained on a high fat diet for 22 weeks...
January 27, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187748/characterization-of-ovarian-clear-cell-carcinoma-using-target-drug-based-molecular-biomarkers-implications-for-personalized-cancer-therapy
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Mengjiao Li, Haoran Li, Fei Liu, Rui Bi, Xiaoyu Tu, Lihua Chen, Shuang Ye, Xi Cheng
BACKGROUND: It has long been appreciated that different subtypes (serous, clear cell, endometrioid and mucinous) of epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC) have distinct pathogenetic pathways. However, clinical management, especially chemotherapeutic regimens, for EOC patients is not subtype specific. Ovarian clear cell carcinoma (CCC) is a rare histological subtype of EOC, which exhibits high rates of recurrence and low chemosensitivity. We assessed potential therapeutic targets for ovarian CCC patients through analyzing the variation of drug-based molecular biomarkers expression between ovarian CCC and high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC)...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187450/nucleocytoplasmic-shuttling-of-sox14a-and-sox14b-transcription-factors
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Zhen-Yu She, Wan-Xi Yang
The nucleocytoplasmic shuttling of SOX transcription factors play a crucial role in the regulation of SOX protein functions during development. In this study, we have demonstrated two nuclear localization signals in the HMG box of Eriocheir sinensis SOX14A and SOX14B. These two conserved nuclear localization signals mediate nuclear transport. The N-termini nuclear localization signal mediates the calmodulin-dependent pathway and the C-termini nuclear localization signal interacts with the importin-β pathway...
February 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187070/proximal-junctional-kyphosis-after-posterior-spinal-instrumentation-and-fusion-in-young-children-with-congenital-scoliosis-a-preliminary-report-on-its-incidence-and-risk-factors
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Xi Chen, Zhong-Hui Chen, Yong Qiu, Ze-Zhang Zhu, Song Li, Liang Xu, Xu Sun
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence and risk factors of proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) in young children who underwent posterior instrumented spinal fusion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: PJK is a well-recognized postoperative complication in adults and adolescents. However, there is a paucity of valid data with regard to PJK in young children with congenital scoliosis who were treated with posterior correction surgery...
February 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186870/total-hip-arthroplasty-via-the-direct-anterior-approach-with-kerboull-type-acetabular-reinforcement-device-for-an-elderly-female-with-factor-xi-deficiency
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Kei Sano, Yasuhiro Homma, Tomonori Baba, Jun Ando, Mikio Matsumoto, Hideo Kobayashi, Takahito Yuasa, Kazuo Kaneko
We present a case of successful and uncomplicated total hip arthroplasty with an acetabular reinforcement device in an elderly patient with hip osteoarthritis already diagnosed with factor XI deficiency, which is a very rare bleeding disorder and at high risk of post-operative haemorrhage, and it poses a substantial challenge to surgeons as a consequence of the specific risks of infection and fixation failure. Moreover, bone fragility in elderly patient increases potential risk of adverse event. Fresh frozen plasma was used to supplement factor XI activity...
2017: SICOT-J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184923/mir-181a-5p-an-inducer-of-wnt-signaling-facilitates-cell-proliferation-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Xiaoming Lyu, Jinbang Li, Xi Yun, Rui Huang, Xubin Deng, Yingping Wang, Youming Chen, Gang Xiao
Uncontrolled Wnt signaling causes leukemia. Inactivation of Wnt antagonists could play an important role in leukemia progression by activating the Wnt/β-catenin pathway. Wnt inhibitory factor-1 (WIF1) is one of the important Wnt antagonists. Few miRNAs have been reported to directly target this gene in hematopoiesis. Here, we observed that miR-181a-5p expression was markedly overexpressed in several leukemia cell lines and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) samples compared with that noted in normal peripheral blood mononuclear cells...
March 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182105/neuroplastic-correlates-in-the-mpfc-underlying-the-impairment-of-stress-coping-ability-and-cognitive-flexibility-in-adult-rats-exposed-to-chronic-mild-stress-during-adolescence
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Yu Zhang, Feng Shao, Qiong Wang, Xi Xie, Weiwen Wang
Using a valid chronic mild stress (CMS) model of depression, we found that adolescent (postnatal days [PND] 28-41) CMS induced transient alterations in anhedonia that did not persist into adulthood after a 3-week recovery period. Previously stressed adult rats exhibited more immobility/despair behaviors in the forced swimming test and a greater number of trials to reach criterion in the set-shifting task, suggesting the impaired ability to cope with stressors and the cognitive flexibility that allows adaptation to dynamic environments during adulthood...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182014/starvation-at-birth-impairs-germ-cell-cyst-breakdown-and-increases-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-mouse-oocytes
#16
Yong-Yong Wang, Yuan-Chao Sun, Xiao-Feng Sun, Shun-Feng Cheng, Bo Li, Xi-Feng Zhang, Massimo De Felici, Wei Shen
The female reproductive lifespan is largely determined by the size of primordial follicle pool, which is established following germ cell cyst breakdown around birth. Almost two-third of oocytes are lost during germ cell cysts breakdown, following autophagic and apoptosis mechanisms. To investigate a possible relationship between germ cell cyst breakdown and nutrition supply, we established a starvation model in mouse pups at birth and evaluated the dynamics of cyst breakdown during nutrient deprivation. Our results showed that after 36 h of starvation between 1...
February 9, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180957/different-responses-of-influenza-epidemic-to-weather-factors-among-shanghai-hong-kong-and-british-columbia
#17
Xi-Ling Wang, Lin Yang, Dai-Hai He, Alice Py Chiu, Kwok-Hung Chan, King-Pan Chan, Maigeng Zhou, Chit-Ming Wong, Qing Guo, Wenbiao Hu
Weather factors have long been considered as key sources for regional heterogeneity of influenza seasonal patterns. As influenza peaks coincide with both high and low temperature in subtropical cities, weather factors may nonlinearly or interactively affect influenza activity. This study aims to assess the nonlinear and interactive effects of weather factors with influenza activity and compare the responses of influenza epidemic to weather factors in two subtropical regions of southern China (Shanghai and Hong Kong) and one temperate province of Canada (British Columbia)...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180936/fn14-hepatic-progenitor-cells-are-associated-with-liver-fibrosis-in-biliary-atresia
#18
Lulu Zheng, Zhibao Lv, Zhenhua Gong, Qingfeng Sheng, Zhimei Gao, Yuting Zhang, Shenghua Yu, Junmei Zhou, Zhengjun Xi, Xueli Wang
PURPOSE: The liver in biliary atresia (BA) is characterized by progressing fibrosis which is promoted by unclear reasons. We aimed to understand the factors influencing liver fibrosis. This study hypothesized that HPCs (hepatic progenitor cells) are activated and associated with liver fibrosis in biliary atresia. METHODS: Liver samples from biliary atresia patients are as BA group, and the normal liver derived from hepatoblastoma infants during operation are control group...
February 8, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178948/low-ccl17-expression-associates-with-unfavorable-postoperative-prognosis-of-patients-with-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Ying Xiong, Li Liu, Yu Xia, Jiajun Wang, Wei Xi, Qi Bai, Yang Qu, Jiejie Xu, Jianming Guo
BACKGROUND: Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 17 (CCL17) is a chemokine mainly produced by myeloid dendritic cells. It is a ligand for CC chemokine receptor 4 (CCR4) and CC chemokine receptor 8 (CCR8). The aim of this study was to investigate prognostic values of CCL17 expression in patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). METHODS: The study included 286 patients with ccRCC. CCL17 expression was analyzed by immunohistochemistry on tissue microarrays. Prognostic values of CCL17 expression and patients' clinical outcomes were evaluated...
February 8, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178531/in%C3%A2-vivo-human-somitogenesis-guides-somite-development-from-hpscs
#20
Haibin Xi, Wakana Fujiwara, Karen Gonzalez, Majib Jan, Simone Liebscher, Ben Van Handel, Katja Schenke-Layland, April D Pyle
Somites form during embryonic development and give rise to unique cell and tissue types, such as skeletal muscles and bones and cartilage of the vertebrae. Using somitogenesis-stage human embryos, we performed transcriptomic profiling of human presomitic mesoderm as well as nascent and developed somites. In addition to conserved pathways such as WNT-β-catenin, we also identified BMP and transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) signaling as major regulators unique to human somitogenesis. This information enabled us to develop an efficient protocol to derive somite cells in vitro from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs)...
February 7, 2017: Cell Reports
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