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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920898/hybrid-pre-log-and-post-log-image-reconstruction-for-computed-tomography
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Guobao Wang, Jian Zhou, Zhou Yu, Wenli Wang, Jinyi Qi
Tomographic image reconstruction for low-dose CT is increasingly challenging as dose continues to reduce in clinical applications. Pre-log domain methods and post-log domain methods have been proposed individually and each method has its own disadvantage. While having the potential to improve image quality for low-dose data by using an accurate imaging model, pre-log domain methods suffer slow convergence in practice due to the nonlinear transformation from the image to measurements. In contrast, post-log domain methods have fast convergence speed but the resulting image quality is suboptimal for low-count CT data because the log transformation is extremely unreliable for low-count measurements and undefined for negative values...
September 13, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919945/distribution-karyomorphology-and-morphology-of-aspidistra-subrotata-asparagaceae-at-different-ploidy-levels-in-limestone-areas-of-asia
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Jian-She Chen, Qi Gao, Hao Zhou, Yu-Song Huang, Mikinori Ogisu, Ming Cao
Aspidistra subrotata Y. Wan & C.C. Huang, 1987 is considered for the first time as a widespread polyploidy complex in the genus Aspidistra Ker Gawler, 1823 from limestone areas of Asia. The chromosome number of the tetraploid is 2n = 76 and the karyotype is formulated as 2n = 44 m + 8 sm + 24 st, while the chromosome number of the diploid is 2n = 38 and the karyotype formula 2n = 22 m + 4 sm + 12 st. In our studies, diploids occupy broader geographical and environmental niche spaces than tetraploids. Although the leaf-shape of Aspidistra subrotata varies quantitatively between and within diploid and/or tetraploid population(s), no obvious discontinuity in the width of leaf has been observed...
2017: Comparative Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919902/expression-differences-of-pigment-structural-genes-and-transcription-factors-explain-flesh-coloration-in-three-contrasting-kiwifruit-cultivars
#3
Yanfei Liu, Bin Zhou, Yingwei Qi, Xin Chen, Cuihua Liu, Zhande Liu, Xiaolin Ren
Fruits of kiwifruit cultivars (Actinidia chinensis and A. deliciosa) generally have green or yellow flesh when ripe. A small number of genotypes have red flesh but this coloration is usually restricted to the inner pericarp. Three kiwifruit cultivars having red ('Hongyang'), or yellow ('Jinnong-2'), or green ('Hayward') flesh were investigated for their color characteristics and pigment contents during development and ripening. The results show the yellow of the 'Jinnong-2' fruit is due to the combined effects of chlorophyll degradation and of beta-carotene accumulation...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919514/hz-6d-targeted-herc5-to-regulate-p53-isgylation-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#4
Yang Wang, Qi Ding, Tao Xu, Chang-Yao Li, Dan-Dan Zhou, Lei Zhang
Manipulating the posttranslational modulator of p53 is central in the regulation of its activity and function. ISGylated p53 can be degraded by the 20S proteasome. During this process, HERC5/Ceb1, an IFN-induced HECT-type E3 ligase, mediated p53 ISGylation. In this study, we indicated that HERC5 was over-expressed in both HCC tissue samples and cell lines. Knockdown of HERC5 significantly induced the expression of p53, p21 and Bax/Bcl-2 in HCC cells, resulting in apoptosis augment. Whereas, opposite results were obtained by using HERC5 over-expression...
September 14, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918036/therapeutic-suppression-of-mir-4261-attenuates-colorectal-cancer-by-targeting-mcc
#5
Guanming Jiao, Qi Huang, Muren Hu, Xuchun Liang, Fuchen Li, Chunling Lan, Wencheng Fu, Yu An, Bin Xu, Jinzhe Zhou, Junjie Xiao
The mutated in colorectal cancer (MCC) gene is an important colorectal tumor suppressor gene, although few studies have reported the microRNA(s) that could directly target MCC in colorectal cancer. Here, we used microRNA (miRNA) target prediction algorithms, and previously reported microarray data in human colorectal cancer found that only miR-4261 was predicted by all three databases to directly target MCC. Based on specimens from our own cohort of colorectal cancer patients, we further demonstrated that miR-4261 was overexpressed in colorectal cancer...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917660/stereotaxic-18-f-fdg-pet-and-mri-templates-with-three-dimensional-digital-atlas-for-statistical-parametric-mapping-analysis-of-tree-shrew-brain
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Qi Huang, Binbin Nie, Chen Ma, Jing Wang, Tianhao Zhang, Shaofeng Duan, Shang Wu, Shengxiang Liang, Panlong Li, Hua Liu, Hua Sun, Jiangning Zhou, Lin Xu, Baoci Shan
BACKGROUND: Tree shrews are proposed as an alternative animal model to nonhuman primates due to their close affinity to primates. Neuroimaging techniques are widely used to study brain functions and structures of humans and animals. However, tree shrews are rarely applied in neuroimaging field partly due to the lack of available species specific analysis methods. NEW METHOD: In this study, 10 PET/CT and 10 MRI images of tree shrew brain were used to construct PET and MRI templates; based on histological atlas we reconstructed a three-dimensional digital atlas with 628 structures delineated; then the digital atlas and templates were aligned into a stereotaxic space...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917243/association-between-rice-intake-and-all-cause-mortality-among-chinese-adults-findings-from-the-jiangsu-nutrition-study
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Zumin Shi, Shiqi Zhen, Lu Qi, Yijing Zhou, Anne W Taylor
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The few studies that have assessed the association between rice intake and mortality have generated inconsistent results. We assessed whether rice intake was associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality, cancer mortality and all-cause mortality in a prospective cohort of the Chinese population. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: We prospectively studied 2,832 adults aged 20 years and above with a mean follow up of 10 years. Rice intake was measured by a 3-day weighed food record (WFR) in 2002...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916407/corrigendum-to-circumventing-intratumoral-heterogeneity-to-identify-potential-therapeutic-targets-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-j-hepatol-67-2017-293-301
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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
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 12, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916040/matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-mass-spectrometry-for-the-analysis-of-polyamines-in-plant-micro-tissues-using-cucurbituril-as-a-host-molecule
#9
Jun Ding, Simin Liu, Hua-Ming Xiao, Tian-Tian Ye, Ping Zhou, Yu-Qi Feng
In this study, a matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry (MS) strategy using cucurbit[n]uril (CB[n]) as a host molecule is proposed for the analysis of low molecular weight (LMW) compounds in complex samples. As a proof-of-concept, CB[6] was selected as the host molecule, and endogenous polyamines in plant tissue were chosen as the target analytes. Due to the molecular recognition and mass shifting properties of CB[6], the ionic signals associated with polyamines were moved to the higher mass region (>1000 Da) after specifically binding to CB[6], while signal interference derived from the conventional organic matrix and the complex sample matrix remained in the low mass region because of the incompatibility of their molecular size with CB[6] cavities...
September 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915679/prognostic-role-of-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-in-gastric-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#10
Xiao Zheng, Xing Song, Yingjie Shao, Bin Xu, Lujun Chen, Qi Zhou, Wenwei Hu, Dachuan Zhang, Changping Wu, Min Tao, Yibei Zhu, Jingting Jiang
BACKGROUND: In patients with gastric cancer, the prognostic value of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) is still controversial. A meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the prognostic value of TILs in gastric cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identify studies from PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane Library to assess the prognostic effect of TILs in patients with gastric cancer. Fixed-effects models or random-effects models were used estimate the pooled hazard ratios (HRs) for overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS), which depend on the heterogeneity...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915588/foxr2-promotes-glioma-proliferation-by-suppression-of-the-p27-pathway
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Xuejiao Liu, Ning Liu, Chenglong Yue, Dacheng Wang, Zhenglei Qi, Yiming Tu, Guokun Zhuang, Di Zhou, Shangfeng Gao, Mingshan Niu, Rutong Yu
FoxR2 plays an important role in the development of many human tumors. However, the effects of FoxR2 on tumorigenicity of human glioma remain unclear. In this study, we investigated the roles of FoxR2 in cell proliferation and invasion of glioma. We found that overexpression of FoxR2 promoted the proliferation, migration and invasion of glioma cells. Knockout of FoxR2 induced G1 arrest by decreasing the expression levels of cyclin D1, cyclin E and p-Rb. Mechanistically, upregulation of FoxR2 increased the level and activity of MMP-2 and decreased the expression of p27...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915561/differentially-expressed-lncrnas-and-mirnas-with-associated-cerna-networks-in-aged-mice-with-postoperative-cognitive-dysfunction
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Changwei Wei, Ting Luo, Shanshan Zou, Xiaobin Zhou, Wenzhen Shen, Xiaolin Ji, Qi Li, Anshi Wu
Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is a common postoperative complication observed in elderly patients. Using microarray analyses, we comprehensively compared long non-coding RNA (lncRNA), messenger RNA (mRNA), and microRNA (miRNA) expression profiles in hippocampal tissues from a mouse model of POCD and control mice. A total of 175 lncRNAs, 117 mRNAs, and 26 miRNAs were differentially expressed between POCD and control mice. Gene ontology (GO) and KEGG pathway enrichment analyses were performed to explore the principal functions of dysregulated genes...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914740/the-role-of-precisely-matching-fascicles-in-the-quick-recovery-of-nerve-function-in-long-peripheral-nerve-defects
#13
Liwei Yan, Zhi Yao, Tao Lin, Qingtang Zhu, Jian Qi, Liqiang Gu, Jintao Fang, Xiang Zhou, Xiaolin Liu
Peripheral nerve injury therapy in the clinic remains less than satisfactory. The gold standard of treatment for long peripheral nerve defects is autologous nerve grafts; however, numerous clinical complications are associated with this treatment. As tissue engineering has developed, tissue-engineered nerve grafts (TENGs) have shown potential applications as alternatives to autologous nerve grafts. To verify the important role of the biomimetic pathway of fascicle design in TENGs, we designed an animal model to study the role of the precise matching of fascicles in the effectiveness of nerve function recovery...
October 18, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914578/the-choroidal-vascularity-index-decreases-and-choroidal-thickness-increases-in-vogt-koyanagi-harada-disease-patients-during-a-recurrent-anterior-uveitis-attack
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Shulin Liu, Liping Du, Qingyun Zhou, Qi Zhang, Ke Hu, Jian Qi, Liang Liang, Chunjiang Zhou, Aize Kijlstra, Peizeng Yang
PURPOSE: To measure changes in the choroidal vascularity index (CVI) in chronic Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease during a recurrent anterior uveitis attack. METHODS: Forty VKH patients and 40 normal controls were included in this study. Choroidal images were recorded before and during a recurrent anterior uveitis attack, as well as after appropriate treatment. CVI was measured by the binarization technique using ImageJ software (Bethesda, MD). RESULTS: The CVI was 0...
September 15, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914500/comprehensive-proteomics-analysis-of-exosomes-derived-from-human-seminal-plasma
#15
C Yang, W-B Guo, W-S Zhang, J Bian, J-K Yang, Q-Z Zhou, M-K Chen, W Peng, T Qi, C-Y Wang, C-D Liu
Exosomes are membranous nanovesicles of endocytic origin that carry and transfer regulatory bioactive molecules and mediate intercellular communication between cells and tissues. Although seminal exosomes have been identified in human seminal plasma, their exact composition and possible physiologic function remain unknown. The objective of this study was to perform a comprehensive proteomics analysis of exosomes derived from human seminal plasma. Seminal exosomes were isolated and purified from 12 healthy donors using a 30% sucrose cushion-based exosome-isolation protocol, followed by characterization by western blot, transmission electron microscopy, and nanoparticle tracking analysis before performing extensive liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry proteomics analysis...
September 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910860/isolation-of-probiotic-piliated-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-strains-from-human-faecal-microbiota-using-spaaantiserum-based-colony-immunoblotting
#16
Zhen-Quan Yang, Yu Xue, Mi Zhang, Sheng-Qi Rao, Lu Gao, Yong-Qi Yin, Da-Wei Chen, Xiao-Hui Zhou, Xin-An Jiao
Piliated Lactobacillus rhamnosus (pLR) strains possess higher adherent capacity than non-piliated strains. The objective of this study was to isolate and characterise probiotic pLR strains in human faecal samples. To this end, mouse polyclonal antiserum (anti-SpaA) against the recombinant pilus protein (SpaA) of L. rhamnosus strain GG (LGG) was prepared and tested for its reactivity and specificity. With the anti-SpaA, a method combining the de Man Rogosa and Sharpe (MRS) agar plating separation and colony immunoblotting (CIB) was developed to isolate pLR from 124 human faecal samples...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910771/a-general-framework-for-linear-distance-preserving-hashing
#17
Min Wang, Wengang Zhou, Qi Tian, Houqiang Li
Binary hashing approaches the approximate nearest neighbor search problem by transferring the data to Hamming space with explicit or implicit distance preserving constraint. With compact data representation, binary hashing identifies the approximate nearest neighbors via very efficient Hamming distance computation. In this paper, we propose a generic hashing framework with a new linear pairwise distance preserving objective and point-wise constraint. In our framework, the direct distance preserving objective aims to keep the linear relationship between the Euclidean distance and the Hamming distance of data points...
September 11, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910447/orexin-a-suppresses-signal-transmission-to-dopaminergic-amacrine-cells-from-outer-and-inner-retinal-photoreceptors
#18
Sheng-Nan Qiao, Wei Zhou, Lei-Lei Liu, Dao-Qi Zhang, Yong-Mei Zhong
Purpose: The neuropeptides orexin-A and orexin-B are widely expressed in the vertebrate retina; however, their role in visual function is unclear. This study investigates whether and how orexins modulate signal transmission to dopaminergic amacrine cells (DACs) from both outer retinal photoreceptors (rods and cones) and inner retinal photoreceptors (melanopsin-expressing intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells [ipRGCs]). Methods: A whole-cell voltage-clamp technique was used to record light-induced responses from genetically labeled DACs in flat-mount mouse retinas...
September 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910445/corneal-epithelium-derived-neurotrophic-factors-promote-nerve-regeneration
#19
Guohu Di, Xia Qi, Xiaowen Zhao, Songmei Zhang, Patrik Danielson, Qingjun Zhou
Purpose: To explore the neurotrophic factor expression in corneal epithelium and evaluate their effects on the trigeminal ganglion (TG) neurite outgrowth and corneal nerve regeneration in mice. Methods: The expression of neurotrophic factors was compared among the intact, regenerating, and regenerated mouse corneal epithelium. Mouse primary TG neurons were treated with the conditioned medium of mouse corneal epithelial cells. Nerve growth factor (NGF) neutralizing antibody and glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) neutralizing antibody were used to evaluate their roles in mouse corneal nerve regeneration and TG neurite outgrowth...
September 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910431/hla-mismatched-microtransplant-in-older-patients-newly-diagnosed-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-results-from-the-microtransplantation-interest-group
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Mei Guo, Nelson J Chao, Jian-Yong Li, David A Rizzieri, Qi-Yun Sun, Ann Mohrbacher, Elizabeth F Krakow, Wan-Jun Sun, Xu-Liang Shen, Xin-Rong Zhan, De-Pei Wu, Li Liu, Juan Wang, Min Zhou, Lin-Hua Yang, Yang-Yi Bao, Zheng Dong, Bo Cai, Kai-Xun Hu, Chang-Lin Yu, Jian-Hui Qiao, Hong-Li Zuo, Ya-Jing Huang, Anthony D Sung, Jun-Xiao Qiao, Zhi-Qing Liu, Tie-Qiang Liu, Bo Yao, Hong-Xia Zhao, Si-Xuan Qian, Wei-Wei Liu, Rafael Forés, Rafael F Duarte, Hui-Sheng Ai
Importance: The outcome of older patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) remains unsatisfactory. Recent studies have shown that HLA-mismatched microtransplant could improve outcomes in such patients. Objective: To evaluate outcomes in different age groups among older patients with newly diagnosed AML who receive HLA-mismatched microtransplant. Design, Setting, and Participants: This multicenter clinical study included 185 patients with de novo AML at 12 centers in China, the United States, and Spain in the Microtransplantation Interest Group...
September 14, 2017: JAMA Oncology
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