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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335301/facile-synthesis-of-g-c%C3%A2-n%C3%A2-nanosheets-zno-nanocomposites-with-enhanced-photocatalytic-activity-in-reduction-of-aqueous-chromium-vi-under-visible-light
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Xiaoya Yuan, Chao Zhou, Qiuye Jing, Qi Tang, Yuanhua Mu, An-Ke Du
Graphitic-C₃N₄ nanosheets (CN)/ZnO photocatalysts (CN/ZnO) with different CN loadings were successfully prepared via a simple precipitation-calcination in the presence of exfoliated C₃N₄ nanosheets. Their morphology and structure were thoroughly characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), UV-Vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) and photoluminescence spectra (PL)...
September 14, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334440/reward-processing-in-gain-versus-loss-context-an-erp-study
#2
Ya Zheng, Qi Li, Yuanyuan Zhang, Qi Li, Huijuan Shen, Qianhui Gao, Shiyu Zhou
Previous research has shown that consummatory ERP components are sensitive to contextual valence. The present study investigated the contextual valence effect across anticipatory and consummatory phases by requiring participants to play a simple gambling task during a gain context and a loss context. During the anticipatory phase, the cue-P3 was more positive in the gain context compared to the loss context, whereas the stimulus-preceding negativity (SPN) was comparable across the two contexts. With respect to the consummatory phase, the feedback-related negativity (FRN) in response to the zero-value outcome was more negative in the gain versus loss context, whereas the feedback P3 (fb-P3) in response to the zero-value outcome was insensitive to contextual valence...
March 23, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333441/direct-chemical-vapor-deposition-growth-and-band-gap-characterization-of-mos2-h-bn-van-der-waals-heterostructures-on-au-foils
#3
Zhepeng Zhang, Xujing Ji, Jianping Shi, Xiebo Zhou, Shuai Zhang, Yue Hou, Yue Qi, Qiyi Fang, Qingqing Ji, Yu Zhang, Min Hong, Pengfei Yang, Xinfeng Liu, Qing Zhang, Lei Liao, Chuanhong Jin, Zhongfan Liu, Yanfeng Zhang
Stacked transition-metal dichalcogenides on hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) are platforms for high-performance electronic devices. However, such vertical stacks are usually constructed by the layer-by-layer polymer-assisted transfer of mechanically exfoliated layers. This inevitably causes interfacial contamination and device performance degradation. Herein, we develop a two-step, low-pressure chemical vapor deposition synthetic strategy incorporating the direct growth of monolayer h-BN on Au foil with the subsequent growth of MoS2...
March 23, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333148/salusin-%C3%AE-contributes-to-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
#4
Ming-Xia Zhao, Bing Zhou, Li Ling, Xiao-Qing Xiong, Feng Zhang, Qi Chen, Yue-Hua Li, Yu-Ming Kang, Guo-Qing Zhu
Salusin-β accelerates inflammatory responses in vascular endothelial cells, and increases oxidative stress in vascular smooth muscle cells. Plasma salusin-β levels were increased in diabetic patients. This study was designed to determine whether salusin-β is involved in the pathogenesis of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM), and whether knockdown of salusin-β attenuates cardiac inflammation and oxidative stress in rats with DCM. H9c2 or neonatal rat cardiomyocytes were incubated with 33.3 mM of glucose to mimic the high glucose (HG) in diabetes...
March 23, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332399/modification-of-molecular-conductance-by-in-situ-deprotection-of-thiol-based-porphyrin
#5
Qi Zhou, Atsushi Yamada, Qingguo Feng, Austin Hoskins, Barry D Dunietz, Kim M Lewis
Acetylthio-protected free base porphyrins are used to form scanning tunneling microscope-molecular break junctions. The porphyrin molecules are deprotected in-situ, before the self-assembly. Two types of molecular junctions are formed in the junctions: Au-S-Por-SAc-Au and Au-S-Por-S-Au. Lower conductance values and higher conductance values are observed. Computational modeling attributes the lower conductance to the Au-S-Por-SAc-Au junctions and the higher conductance to the Au-S-Por-S-Au junctions. First principles calculation suggests that the reduced conductance in the protected porphyrin originates from the presence of the acetyl end groups (-COCH3), rather than from the elongation of the sulfur-gold (S-Au) bonds at the tip-molecule interface...
March 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331942/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-for-differentiating-benign-from-malignant-solid-small-renal-masses-comparison-with-contrast-enhanced-ct
#6
Shu-Ping Wei, Chao-Li Xu, Qing Zhang, Qi-Rui Zhang, Yan-E Zhao, Peng-Fei Huang, Ying-Dong Xie, Chang-Sheng Zhou, Fu-Li Tian, Bin Yang
PURPOSE: The study aimed to compare the diagnostic efficiency of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) with that of contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) in the evaluation of benign and malignant small renal masses (SRMs) (<4 cm) confirmed by pathology. METHODS: A total of 118 patients with 118 renal masses smaller than 4 cm diagnosed by both CEUS and CECT were enrolled in this study, including 25 benign lesions and 93 malignant lesions. All lesions were confirmed by histopathologic diagnosis after surgical resection...
March 22, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331183/differential-expression-of-chemosensory-protein-genes-in-midguts-in-response-to-diet-of-spodoptera-litura
#7
Xin Yi, Jiangwei Qi, Xiaofan Zhou, Mei Ying Hu, Guo Hua Zhong
While it has been well characterized that chemosensory receptors in guts of mammals have great influence on food preference, much remains elusive in insects. Insect chemosensory proteins (CSPs) are soluble proteins that could deliver chemicals to olfactory and gustatory receptors. Recent studies have identified a number of CSPs expressed in midgut in Lepidoptera insects, which started to reveal their roles in chemical recognition and stimulating appetite in midgut. In this study, we examined expression patterns in midgut of 21 Spodoptera litura CSPs (SlitCSPs) characterized from a previously reported transcriptome, and three CSPs were identified to be expressed highly in midgut...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329926/-acute-effect-of-fine-particulate-matters-on-daily-cardiovascular-disease-mortality-in-seven-cities-of-china
#8
R M Liang, P Yin, L J Wang, Y C Li, J M Liu, Y N Liu, J L You, J L Qi, M G Zhou
Objective: To explore the effect of fine particulate matters with an aerodynamic diameter less than 2.5 μm (PM(2.5)) on daily cardiovascular disease mortality in seven cities of China. Methods: Daily average concentrations of PM(2.5), cardiovascular disease mortality data and environmental data were collected from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2015 in seven cities of China, including Shijiazhuang, Haerbin, Shanghai, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Xi' an. We linked generalized additive model with Quasi-Poisson distribution to evaluate the association between daily concentrations of PM(2...
March 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329065/right-ventricular-outflow-tract-systolic-function-correlates-with-exercise-capacity-in-patients-with-severe-right-ventricle-dilatation-after-repair-of-tetralogy-of-fallot
#9
Shuhua Luo, Jianhua Li, Dan Yang, Yaxin Zhou, Qi An, Yucheng Chen
OBJECTIVES: The relationship between exercise capacity and right ventricular (RV) components function in repaired tetralogy of Fallot patients with severely dilated right ventricles is poorly understood. The aim of this study was to characterize the exercise capacity and its relationship to RV global and components function in repaired tetralogy of Fallot patients with RV end-diastolic volume index  >150 ml/m 2 , a currently accepted threshold for pulmonary valve replacement. METHODS: The medical records and results of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and cardiopulmonary exercise testing of 25 consecutive eligible patients were reviewed...
February 16, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328798/body-mass-index-and-the-risk-of-low-bone-mass-related-fractures-in-women-compared-with-men-a-prisma-compliant-meta-analysis-of-prospective-cohort-studies
#10
Bing-Yan Xiang, Wei Huang, Guo-Qi Zhou, Ning Hu, Hong Chen, Cheng Chen
BACKGROUND: Body mass index (BMI) is inconsistently associated with the progression of low bone mass-related fractures. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to summarize the evidence regarding the relationship between BMI and the risk of fracture in men and women separately. Furthermore, we analyzed the association between BMI and fracture risk in women compared with men. METHODS: PubMed, EmBase, and the Cochrane Library were searched up to November 2015 to identify prospective cohort studies of low bone mass-related fractures...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327662/regulation-of-hepatic-lipogenesis-by-the-zinc-finger-protein-zbtb20
#11
Gan Liu, Luting Zhou, Hai Zhang, Rong Chen, Ye Zhang, Ling Li, Jun-Yu Lu, Hui Jiang, Dong Liu, Shasha Qi, Ying-Ming Jiang, Kai Yin, Zhifang Xie, Yuguang Shi, Yong Liu, Xuetao Cao, Yu-Xia Chen, Dajin Zou, Weiping J Zhang
Hepatic de novo lipogenesis (DNL) converts carbohydrates into triglycerides and is known to influence systemic lipid homoeostasis. Here, we demonstrate that the zinc finger protein Zbtb20 is required for DNL. Mice lacking Zbtb20 in the liver exhibit hypolipidemia and reduced levels of liver triglycerides, along with impaired hepatic lipogenesis. The expression of genes involved in glycolysis and DNL, including that of two ChREBP isoforms, is decreased in livers of knockout mice. Zbtb20 binds to and enhances the activity of the ChREBP-α promoter, suggesting that altered metabolic gene expression is mainly driven by ChREBP...
March 22, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325943/a-parameterized-model-for-mean-urinary-inflow-rate-and-its-preliminary-application-in-radiotherapy-for-cervical-cancer
#12
Fu Jin, Huan-Li Luo, Juan Zhou, Ding-Yi Yang, Li Yin, Xiao-Qing Yang, Ya-Nan He, Xian-Feng Liu, Da Qiu, Ming-Song Zhong, Han Yang, Chao Li, Qi-Cheng Li, Guang-Lei He, Ying Wang
Forty-nine patients with stage IIb cervical cancer were included to investigate the changes in bladder volume in response to different approaches to maintaining consistent bladder filling. The impacts of age (P age), water consumption (P wat ), and body mass index (BMI, P bmi ) on the mean urinary inflow rate (v tot ) were analysed. The bladder volume (BV) increased linearly over time. A large variation in v tot among individuals was observed, ranging from 0.19 to 5.13 ml/min. The v tot was correlated with P age (R = -0...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325327/preparation-of-cellulose-nanocrystals-from-humulus-japonicus-stem-and-the-influence-of-high-temperature-pretreatment
#13
Yani Jiang, Jiping Zhou, Qi Zhang, Guoqi Zhao, Lin Heng, Dongdong Chen, Dongfang Liu
As one of the most abundant wild herbs in nature, the Humulus japonicus stem (HJS) is a new low-cost source of cellulosic material. In this work, cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) were isolated from HJS using acid hydrolysis. The influence of high temperature pretreatment (HT pretreatment) on the properties and yields of these HT-HJS (HJS fibers after HT pretreatment at different temperatures) and HT-CNCs (CNCs prepared from the HT-HJS) was studied. The results showed that there was no variation of the chemical structure among the HT-HJS and HT-CNCs...
May 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325011/research-on-eeg-features-of-attended-unattended-vigilance
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Chang Sun, Runge Chen, Miao Tian, Xingwei An, Hongzhi Qi, Minpeng Xu, Xuemin Wang, Dong Ming, Peng Zhou
Vigilance refers to the brain alertness to objective things, including the concentration of attention and the capability to response emergencies. It is of great importance to study vigilance monitoring to avoid accidents caused by decrease of vigilance. In this study, traditional Mackworth Clock Test (MCT) was modified to induce decline of attended and unattended vigilance. We analyzed EEG features in different levels of attended vigilance and assessed unattended vigilance by amplitude of mismatch negative (MMN) which can be evoked by audio odd ball stimulations...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324026/gonadotropin-inhibitory-hormone-gnih-the-piscine-ortholog-of-lpxrfa-participates-in-17%C3%AE-estradiol-feedback-in-female-goldfish-reproduction
#15
Xin Qi, Wenyi Zhou, Qingqing Wang, Liang Guo, Danqi Lu, Haoran Lin
Gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (GnIH) plays a critical role in regulating GnRH, GtH and steroidogenesis in teleosts. In the present study, we sought to determine whether E2 (17β-estradiol) acts directly on GnIH neurons to regulate reproduction in goldfish, a seasonal breeder, and we investigated the role of estrogen receptors in mediating this process. We found that GnIH neurons co-express three types of ERs. Ovariectomy and letrozole implantation into female goldfish at the vitellogenic stage elicited a significant decrease in the expression of GnIH mRNA, and E2 supplementation abolished this effect...
January 4, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323123/circumventing-intratumoral-heterogeneity-to-identify-potential-therapeutic-targets-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#16
Ao Huang, Xin Zhao, Xin-Rong Yang, Fu-Qiang Li, Xin-Lan Zhou, Kui Wu, Xin Zhang, Qi-Man Sun, Ya Cao, Hong-Mei Zhu, Xiang-Dong Wang, Huan-Ming Yang, Jian Wang, Zhao-You Tang, Yong Hou, Jia Fan, Jian Zhou
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Intratumoral heterogeneity (ITH) challenges identifying mutations with target therapy potential whereas circulating cell-free DNAs (cfDNAs) in blood could possibly reflect the entire mutation spectrum in certain tumors. We investigated how to minimize the limit of ITH for profiling hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Thirty-two multi-regional tumor samples from five patients were subjected to whole exome sequencing (WES) and targeted deep sequencing (TDS); matched preoperative cfDNAs were sequenced accordingly...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322835/role-of-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-renal-fibrosis-promoted-by-hypochlorite-modified-albumin-in-a-remnant-kidney-model-and-protective-effects-of-antioxidant-peptide-ss-31
#17
Hao Zhao, Yan-Jun Liu, Zong-Rui Liu, Dong-Dong Tang, Xiao-Wen Chen, Yi-Hua Chen, Ru-Ning Zhou, Si-Qi Chen, Hong-Xin Niu
Oxidative stress aggravates renal fibrosis, a pathway involved in almost all forms of chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, the underlying mechanism involved in the pathogenesis of renal oxidative stress has not been completely elucidated. In this study, we explored the role and mechanism of hypochlorite-modified albumin (HOCl-alb) in mediating oxidative stress and fibrotic response in a remnant-kidney rat model. Five-sixths nephrectomy (5/6 NX) was performed on the rats and then the animals were randomly assigned to intravenous treatment with either vehicle alone, or HOCl-rat serum albumin (RSA) in the presence or absence of SS-31 (administered intraperitoneally)...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322309/multiplex-reverse-transcription-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-coupled-with-cascade-invasive-reaction-and-nanoparticle-hybridization-for-subtyping-of-influenza-a-virus
#18
Ying Chi, Yiyue Ge, Kangchen Zhao, Bingjie Zou, Bin Liu, Xian Qi, Qian Bian, Zhiyang Shi, Fengcai Zhu, Minghao Zhou, Lunbiao Cui, Chuan Su
Considering the fatal human victims and economic loss caused by influenza virus infection every year, methodologies for rapid and on-site detection of influenza viruses are urgently needed. LAMP is the most commonly used nucleic acid isothermal amplification technology suitable for on-site use. However, for multiplex LAMP, differentiation of the amplicons derived from multiple targets is still challengeable currently. Here we developed a multiplex RT-LAMP assay for simultaneous amplification of three prominent subtypes of influenza viruses (A/H5, A/H7 and 2009A/H1)...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321548/demethylating-agent-decitabine-disrupts-tumor-induced-immune-tolerance-by-depleting-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells
#19
Jihao Zhou, Yushi Yao, Qi Shen, Guoqiang Li, Lina Hu, Xinyou Zhang
PURPOSE: The immunoregulatory effect of demethylating agent decitabine (DAC) has been recognized recently. However, little is known about its impact on immune tolerance. In this study, we aimed to determine the impact of DAC on the immune tolerance induced by tumor cells. METHODS: The effects of DAC on immune cells in vivo were measured by flow cytometry. Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) were sorted using magnetic beads and cultured in vitro. The mixed lymphocyte reaction was used to determine the immunoregulatory effect of DAC in vitro...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321239/xinfuli-improves-cardiac-function-histopathological-changes-and-attenuate-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis-in-rats-with-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity
#20
Pei-Pei Lu, Jie Ma, Xiao-Peng Liang, Cai-Xia Guo, Yan-Kun Yang, Kun-Qi Yang, Qi-Ming Shen, Li-Hong Ma, Xian-Liang Zhou
BACKGROUND: Xinfuli Granule (XG), a compound Chinese herbal medicine, has been effectively used in China for the treatment of heart failure for more than fifty years. This study aimed to investigate the effects and the underlying mechanisms of Xinfuli in rats with doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with intraperitoneal injection of Doxorubicin (DOX, 2.5 mg/kg per week) for six weeks, and then randomly divided into four groups which received intragastrically administration of normal saline (control group) or different dosage of XG (0...
December 2016: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
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