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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317413/mesenchymal-stromal-cells-enhance-the-suppressive-effects-ofmyeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-of-multiple-myeloma
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Yinhui Xu, Xiaoying Zhang, Hongbo Liu, Pan Zhao, Yafang Chen, Yimin Luo, Limin Luo, Zhiqing Zhang, Xiaofang Wang
Both mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) and myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) have immunosuppressive properties, and their presence may confer a worse prognosis upon cancer patients. However, whether MSCs can enhance the immunosuppressive effects of MDSCs in MM remains unknown. We evaluated the influence of MSCs on MDSCs growth, apoptosis, and functions. Our results show that MSCs promote proliferation and inhibit apoptosis in MDSCs. Additionally, MSCs enhance the ability of MDSCs by inhibiting T-cell proliferation and IFN-γ production...
March 20, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315877/the-value-of-lncrna-hulc-as-a-prognostic-factor-for-survival-of-cancer-outcome-a-meta-analysis
#2
Xian Chen, Limin Lun, Huabin Hou, Runhua Tian, Haiping Zhang, Yunyuan Zhang
AIMS: Growing evidence from recent studies has shown that lncRNA HULC plays a role in the development of multiple carcinomas. This meta-analysis aimed to analyze available data to identify the prognostic value of HULC in multiple tumors. METHODS: A systematic search was performed by using PubMed (medline), Embase, ISI Web of Knowledge, Springer, the Cochrane Library, Scopus, BioMed Central, ScienceDirect, Wanfang, Weipu, and China National Knowledge Internet (CNKI) computerized databases from inception to Nov 30, 2016...
March 17, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304127/molecular-regulation-of-sucrose-catabolism-and-sugar-transport-for-development-defence-and-phloem-function
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REVIEW
Jun Li, Limin Wu, Ryan Foster, Yong-Ling Ruan
Sucrose (Suc) is the major end product of photosynthesis in mesophyll cells of most vascular plants. It is loaded into phloem of mature leaves for long-distance translocation to non-photosynthetic organs where it is unloaded for diverse uses. Clearly, Suc transport and metabolism is central to plant growth and development and the functionality of the entire vascular system. Despite of vast information in the literature about the physiological roles of individual sugar metabolic enzymes and transporters, there is a lack of systematic evaluation about their molecular regulation from transcriptional to post-translational levels...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Integrative Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303365/immunoglobulin-like-domain-4-mediated-ligand-independent-dimerization-triggers-vegfr-2-activation-in-huvecs-and-vegfr2-positive-breast-cancer-cells
#4
Sheng Zhang, Xiaoping Gao, Wei Fu, Shengwei Li, Limin Yue
PURPOSE: The extracellular region (EC) of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor-2 (VEGFR-2) contains seven immunoglobulin-like (Ig-like) domains that are required for specific ligand binding and receptor dimerization. Studies of domain 4-7 deletions and substitutions provided insights into the interaction between receptors in the absence of VEGF. In this study, we investigated the effect of domain 4 in ligand-independent VEGFR-2 dimerization and activation in human vascular endothelial cells and human breast cancer cells...
March 16, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301804/reconstructing-diffusion-ordered-nmr-spectroscopy-by-simultaneous-inversion-of-laplace-transform
#5
Bin Yuan, Yiming Ding, Ghulam M Kamal, Limin Shao, Zhiming Zhou, Bin Jiang, Peng Sun, Xu Zhang, Maili Liu
2D diffusion-ordered NMR spectroscopy (DOSY) has been widely recognized as a powerful tool for analyzing mixtures and probing inter-molecular interactions in situ. But it is difficult to differentiate molecules with similar diffusion coefficients in presence of overlapped spectra. Its performance is susceptible to the number of chemical components, and usually gets worse when the number of components increases. Here, to alleviate the problem, numerical simultaneous inversion of Laplace transform (SILT) of many related variables is proposed for reconstructing DOSY spectrum (SILT-DOSY)...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301567/integrated-analysis-of-promoter-mutation-methylation-and-expression-of-akt1-gene-in-chinese-breast-cancer-patients
#6
Jianfu Heng, Xinwu Guo, Wenhan Wu, Yue Wang, Guoli Li, Ming Chen, Limin Peng, Shouman Wang, Lizhong Dai, Lili Tang, Jun Wang
BACKGROUND: As downstream mediators of PI3K /PTEN /AKT /mTORC1 pathway, the AKT isoforms play critical roles in tumorgenesis. Although the pleiotropic effects of AKT1 in breast cancer have been reported, the genetic and epigenetic characteristics of AKT1 promoter region in breast cancer remains to be identified. In this study we aimed to investigate the promoter mutation spectrum, methylation and gene expression pattern of AKT1 and their relationship with breast cancer. METHODS: By using PCR target sequence enrichment and next-generation sequencing technology, we sequenced AKT1 promoter region in pairs of breast tumor and normal tissues from 95 unselected Chinese breast cancer patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298295/t-cell-mineralocorticoid-receptor-controls-blood-pressure-by-regulating-interferon-gamma
#7
Xue Nan Sun, Chao Li, Yuan Liu, Lin-Juan Du, Meng-Ru Zeng, Xiao Jun Zheng, Wu Chang Zhang, Yan Liu, Mingjiang Zhu, Deping Kong, Li Zhou, Limin Lu, Zhu-Xia Shen, Yi Yi, Lili Du, Mu Qin, Xu Liu, Zichun Hua, Shuyang Sun, Huiyong Yin, Bin Zhou, Ying Yu, Zhiyuan Zhang, Sheng-Zhong Duan
Rationale: Hypertension remains to be a global public health burden and demands novel intervention strategies such as targeting T cells and T cell-derived cytokines. Mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) antagonists have been clinically used to treat hypertension. However, the function of T cell MR in blood pressure (BP) regulation has not been elucidated. Objective: We aim to determine the role of T cell MR in BP regulation and to explore the mechanism. Methods and Results: Using T cell MR knockout (TMRKO) mouse in combination with angiotensin II (AngII)-induced hypertensive mouse model, we demonstrated that MR deficiency in T cells strikingly decreased both systolic and diastolic BP, and attenuated renal and vascular damage...
March 15, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287977/neurostimulation-strategy-for-stress-urinary-incontinence
#8
Xuechen Huang, Kaihui Zheng, Sam Kohan, Petcharat May Denprasert, Limin Liao, Gerald E Loeb
We have developed a percutaneously implantable and wireless microstimulator (NuStim®) to exercise the pelvic floor muscles for treatment of stress urinary incontinence. It produces a wide range of charge-regulated electrical stimulation pulses and trains of pulses using a simple electronic circuit that receives power and timing information from an externally generated RF magnetic field. The complete system was validated in vitro and in vivo in preclinical studies demonstrating that the NuStim can be successfully implanted into an effective, low threshold location and the implant can be operated chronically to produce effective and well-tolerated contractions of skeletal muscle...
March 7, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283286/prophylactic-platelet-transfusion-plus-supportive-care-versus-supportive-care-alone-in-adults-with-dengue-and-thrombocytopenia-a-multicentre-open-label-randomised-superiority-trial
#9
David C Lye, Sophia Archuleta, Sharifah F Syed-Omar, Jenny G Low, Helen M Oh, Yuan Wei, Dale Fisher, Sasheela S L Ponnampalavanar, Limin Wijaya, Linda K Lee, Eng-Eong Ooi, Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Lucy C Lum, Paul A Tambyah, Yee-Sin Leo
BACKGROUND: Dengue is the commonest vector-borne infection worldwide. It is often associated with thrombocytopenia, and prophylactic platelet transfusion is widely used despite the dearth of robust evidence. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of prophylactic platelet transfusion in the prevention of bleeding in adults with dengue and thrombocytopenia. METHODS: We did an open-label, randomised, superiority trial in five hospitals in Singapore and Malaysia...
March 7, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282948/road-traf%C3%AF-c-anomaly-detection-via-collaborative-path-inference-from-gps-snippets
#10
Hongtao Wang, Hui Wen, Feng Yi, Hongsong Zhu, Limin Sun
Road traffic anomaly denotes a road segment that is anomalous in terms of traffic flow of vehicles. Detecting road traffic anomalies from GPS (Global Position System) snippets data is becoming critical in urban computing since they often suggest underlying events. However, the noisy ands parse nature of GPS snippets data have ushered multiple problems, which have prompted the detection of road traffic anomalies to be very challenging. To address these issues, we propose a two-stage solution which consists of two components: a Collaborative Path Inference (CPI) model and a Road Anomaly Test (RAT) model...
March 9, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281852/the-patterns-of-eeg-changes-in-early-onset-parkinson-s-disease-patients
#11
Xuetao He, Yuhu Zhang, Jieling Chen, Chunge Xie, Rong Gan, Rong Yang, Limin Wang, Kun Nie, Lijuan Wang
The aim of this study was to investigate the patterns of brain activities changes in early-onset parkinson's disease(EOPD) patients and its relationship with the severity of disease and motor deterioration. Electroencephalography (EEG) was performed in a sample of 52 nondemented EOPD patients and 20 healthy controls with similar age. All patients underwent a battery to assess PD severity and motor deterioration. The EEG data were rated by visual and quantitative analyses with the Grant total EEG(GTE) score and NicoletOne Software...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281469/cyclodextrin-gated-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-as-drug-carriers-for-red-light-induced-drug-release
#12
Shiqiang Chai, Yu Guo, Zhenyu Zhang, Zhen Chai, Yurong Ma, Limin Qi
Long wavelength light-responsive drug delivery systems based on mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) have attracted much attention in the last few years. In this paper, a red light (660 nm)-responsive drug delivery system based on low-cost cyclodextrin (CD)-gated MSNs containing a photodynamic therapy (PDT) photosensitizer (Chlorin e6, Ce6) was developed for the first time. The drug release experiment in water demonstrated that with the irradiation of red light, Ce6 can be excited to generate singlet oxygen, which can further cleave the singlet oxygen sensitive linker to trigger the departure of CD and the release of cargo...
April 7, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279789/dietary-supplementation-with-rutin-has-pro-anti-inflammatory-effects-in-the-liver-of-juvenile-gift-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
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Yao Zheng, Zhixiang Zhao, Limin Fan, Shunlong Meng, Chao Song, Liping Qiu, Pao Xu, Jiazhang Chen
Dietary supplementation with rutin may have some pharmacological qualities including anti-inflammatory effects. Kupffer cell activation resulted in increased transcription of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the pro- and anti-inflammatory activities in juvenile freshwater tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, in response to 0.1 or 0.3 g/kg dietary supplementation of rutin. Results showed that hepatic IgM, anti-inflammatory-cytokines, and pro-inflammatory cytokines were significantly decreased in groups treated with high doses of rutin...
March 6, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277615/transcription-factor-ap-2%C3%AE-suppresses-cervical-cancer-cell-proliferation-by-promoting-the-degradation-of-its-interaction-partner-%C3%AE-catenin
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Fangmei Wang, Wenhuan Huang, Xiang Hu, Cheng Chen, Xinxin Li, Junlu Qiu, Zhongheng Liang, Jianmei Zhang, Limin Li, Xiaoqing Wang, Xiaofeng Ding, Shuanglin Xiang, Jian Zhang
Transcription factor AP-2β mediates the transcription of a number of genes implicated in mammalian development, cell proliferation and carcinogenesis. Although the expression pattern of AP-2β has been analyzed in cervical cancer cell lines, the functions and molecular mechanism of AP-2β are unknown. Here, we found that AP-2β significantly inhibits TCF/LEF reporter activity. Moreover, AP-2β and β-catenin interact both in vitro through GST pull-down assays and in vivo by co-immunoprecipitation. We further identified the interaction regions to the DNA-binding domain of AP-2β and the 1-9 Armadillo repeats of β-catenin...
March 9, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274926/%C3%AE-arrestin-biased-at1r-stimulation-promotes-extracellular-matrix-synthe-sis-in-renal-fibrosis
#15
Yandao Wang, Jieli Huang, Xi Liu, Yangyang Niu, Liqin Zhao, Ying Yu, Li Zhou, Limin Lu, Chen Yu
BACKGROUND: Renin-angiotensin system (RAS) plays a critical role in the progression of renal fibrosis. Angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) belongs to the B family of G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) family. β-arrestins are known as negative regula-tors of GPCRs. Recently, β-arrestins have been found to regulate multiple intracellu-lar signaling pathways independent of G proteins. In this study we investigated the role of β-arrestins in regulating extracellular matrix (ECM) synthesis in renal fibrosis...
March 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274755/semiautomatic-quantification-of-carotid-plaque-volume-with-three-dimensional-ultrasound-imaging
#16
Amir A Khan, Christian Koudelka, Carly Goldstein, Limin Zhao, John Yokemick, Moira Dux, Siddhartha Sikdar, Brajesh K Lal
OBJECTIVE: Vessel wall volume (VWV) assessed by three-dimensional duplex ultrasound (3DUS) imaging provides a more comprehensive measure of plaque burden than conventional two-dimensional measures of diameter stenosis. We previously demonstrated that manual outlining of the arterial lumen-intima boundary and outer wall boundary can be performed reliably on images obtained with a commercially available 3D-DUS transducer. Manual segmentation, however, is time consuming (∼45 minutes), limiting its clinical translation...
March 5, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273909/protectin-dx-increases-survival-in-a-mouse-model-of-sepsis-by-ameliorating-inflammation-and-modulating-macrophage-phenotype
#17
Haifa Xia, Lin Chen, Hong Liu, Zhipeng Sun, Wen Yang, Yiyi Yang, Shunan Cui, Shengnan Li, Yaxin Wang, Limin Song, Amro Fayez Abdelgawad, You Shang, Shanglong Yao
Recently, a serial of studies have demonstrated that lipid mediators derived from Omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid have pro-resolving or anti-inflammatory effects in many inflammatory diseases. Here, we sought to evaluate whether Protectin DX (PDX, an isomer of Protecin D1), a newly identified lipid mediator, could protect mice against sepsis and explore the underling mechanism. Animal model of sepsis was established by cecum ligation and puncture (CLP). We found that PDX increased overall survival rate within eight days and attenuated multiple organ injury in septic mice...
December 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265884/d%C3%A3-bridement-and-reconstrucion-improve-postoperative-sagittal-alignment-in-kyphotic-cervical-spinal-tuberculosis
#18
Zhimin Pan, Jiaquan Luo, Limin Yu, Yiwei Chen, Junlong Zhong, Zhiyun Li, Zhaoxun Zeng, Pingguo Duan, Yoon Ha, Kai Cao
BACKGROUND: Cervical spinal tuberculosis is relatively common in some developing countries. It erodes vertebrae and discs, which sometimes results in cervical kyphosis and myelopathy. However, to our knowledge, no studies have evaluated improvements to patient-reported outcomes among patients who undergo surgical cervical sagittal realignment after kyphotic cervical spinal tuberculosis has been treated by débridement and reconstruction. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Can a spine with kyphotic cervical spinal tuberculosis be returned to normal alignment and fused successfully? (2) Will patient-reported outcomes be improved with this intervention? (3) Are patient-reported outcomes correlated with realignment? METHODS: Forty-six patients with kyphotic cervical spinal tuberculosis were evaluated in this retrospective study...
March 6, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260040/antiproliferation-effect-of-the-uremic-toxin-para%C3%A2-cresol-on-endothelial-progenitor-cells-is-related-to-its-antioxidant-activity
#19
Limin Pan, Xiaoting Ye, Jiguang Ding, Yu Zhou
Endothelial dysfunction and impaired endothelial regenerative capacity are key contributors to the high incidence of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Uremic toxins are associated with this pathogenesis. Previous studies have revealed that a uremic toxin, para‑cresol (p‑cresol), exerts an antiproliferation effect on human endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), but the mechanism remains unclear. In the present study, reactive oxygen species (ROS) were confirmed to function as signaling molecules that regulate growth factor‑dependent EPC proliferation...
February 22, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253881/an-lp-0%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-p%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-1-norm-regularized-image-reconstruction-scheme-for-breast-dot-with-non-negative-constraint
#20
Bingyuan Wang, Wenbo Wan, Yihan Wang, Wenjuan Ma, Limin Zhang, Jiao Li, Zhongxing Zhou, Huijuan Zhao, Feng Gao
BACKGROUND: In diffuse optical tomography (DOT), the image reconstruction is often an ill-posed inverse problem, which is even more severe for breast DOT since there are considerably increasing unknowns to reconstruct with regard to the achievable number of measurements. One common way to address this ill-posedness is to introduce various regularization methods. There has been extensive research regarding constructing and optimizing objective functions. However, although these algorithms dramatically improved reconstruction images, few of them have designed an essentially differentiable objective function whose full gradient is easy to obtain to accelerate the optimization process...
March 3, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
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