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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771147/gpf15-promotes-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-colorectal-carcinoma
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Yifei Zhang, Xixun Wang, Menglai Zhang, Zhenbin Zhang, Lixin Jiang, Leping Li
Growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF15) is a divergent member of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) superfamily that has been associated with colorectal cancers (CRC). However, the role of GDF15 in the progression of CRC remains unknown. We demonstrated that GDF15 expression was higher in fresh CRC tissues than in adjacent normal tissues. Moreover, we found that GDF15 overexpression significantly facilitated cell viability, cell invasion and migration (p < .01 or p < .05). The protein expression of N-cadherin, vimentin and Twist1 were up-regulated by GDF15 overexpression, while E-cadherin was down-regulated...
May 17, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702407/generalized-seizures-presurgically-in-a-cohort-of-children-with-hemispherectomy-predictors-and-a-potential-link-to-surgical-outcome
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Ming Liu, Taoyun Ji, Qingzhu Liu, Shuang Wang, Ye Wu, Wen Wang, Weike Cheng, Ruofan Wang, Guojing Yu, Xiaoyan Liu, Lixin Cai, Yuwu Jiang
PURPOSE: Generalized seizures were often thought to be contraindications for hemispherectomy. However, few studies had investigated this issue comprehensively, as well as the predictors for generalized seizures in hemispheric lesion. We studied the predictors of generalized seizures and their potential link to seizure outcomes in a cohort of children who underwent hemispherectomy. METHODS: A cohort of 76 children with hemispherectomy were reviewed and dichotomized into two groups with and without generalized seizures confirmed by vEEG presurgically...
March 29, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648606/ecd1-functions-as-an-rna-editing-trans-factor-of-rps14-149-in-plastids-and-is-required-for-early-chloroplast-development
#3
Tian Jiang, Jing Zhang, Liwei Rong, Yanjiang Feng, Qi Wang, Qiulai Song, Lixin Zhang, Min Ouyang
Chloroplast development is a highly complex process and the regulatory mechanism has not been fully characterized. Identification of the corresponding regulators will shed light on the intricacies of chloroplast development. Here, we identified ECD1 (Early Chloroplast Development 1), a chloroplast-localized pentatricopeptide repeat protein (PPR) belonging to the PLS subfamily. Inactivation of ECD1 leads to embryo lethality, and abnormal embryogenesis occurs in ecd1/+ heterozygous plants. A decrease of ECD1 induced by RNA interference (RNAi) results in seedlings with albino cotyledons but normal true leaves...
April 10, 2018: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553263/ratio-controlled-precursors-of-anderson-evans-polyoxometalates-synthesis-structural-transformation-and-magnetic-and-catalytic-properties-of-a-series-of-triol-ligand-decorated-m-2-mo-6-clusters-m-cu-2-co-2-ni-2-zn-2
#4
Yang Wang, Xueping Kong, Wei Xu, Fengrui Jiang, Bao Li, Lixin Wu
A series of triol ligand [CH3 C(CH2 OH)3 ] covalently decorated polyoxometalates (POMs), which could be ascribed to the primary complexes with structural formulas {M2 [Mo2 O4 (CH3 C(CH2 O)3 )2 ]3 }2- (M = Cu2+ , Co2+ , Ni2+ , Zn2+ ), have been synthesized in organic solvents. Single-crystal X-ray structural analysis reveals that the synthesized polyanionic clusters are comprised of three {Mo2 } units and two divalent transition-metal ions connecting to each other in an alternating style, where all {Mo2 } blocks were covalently decorated by two triol ligands in the trans conformation...
April 2, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29525822/ticagrelor-vs-clopidogrel-after-fibrinolytic-therapy-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#5
Otavio Berwanger, Jose C Nicolau, Antonio C Carvalho, Lixin Jiang, Shaun G Goodman, Stephen J Nicholls, Alexander Parkhomenko, Oleg Averkov, Carlos Tajer, Germán Malaga, Jose F K Saraiva, Francisco A Fonseca, Fábio A De Luca, Helio P Guimaraes, Pedro G M de Barros E Silva, Lucas P Damiani, Denise M Paisani, Camila M R Lasagno, Carolina T Candido, Nanci Valeis, Diogo D F Moia, Leopoldo S Piegas, Christopher B Granger, Harvey D White, Renato D Lopes
Importance: The bleeding safety of ticagrelor in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction treated with fibrinolytic therapy remains uncertain. Objective: To evaluate the short-term safety of ticagrelor when compared with clopidogrel in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction treated with fibrinolytic therapy. Design, Setting and Participants: We conducted a multicenter, randomized, open-label with blinded end point adjudication trial that enrolled 3799 patients (younger than 75 years) with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction receiving fibrinolytic therapy in 152 sites from 10 countries from November 2015 through November 2017...
March 11, 2018: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29524206/clinical-evaluation-of-human-papillomavirus-16-18-oncoprotein-test-for-cervical-cancer-screening-and-hpv-positive-women-triage
#6
Lulu Yu, Mingyue Jiang, Pengpeng Qu, Zeni Wu, Peisong Sun, Mingrong Xi, Yu Qin, Xin Liu, Guangdong Liao, Xiaoqin Lei, Lixin Sun, Yongzhen Zhang, Zhifang Li, Wen Chen, You-Lin Qiao
HPV-16 and -18 account for about 80% of cervical cancers. We evaluated the performance of HPV-16/18 oncoprotein to predict precancer and cancer in corresponding tissue biopsy specimens. 1,008 women attending cervical cancer screening program and 638 women referred to colposcopy with biopsy-confirmed cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2 or worse (CIN2+) from 4 hospitals were recruited (1,646 in total). All women were tested OncoE6 (AVC), Liquid-Based Cytology (Hologic) and cobas HPV test (Roche). Colposcopy was performed on women with any abnormal results...
March 9, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29519553/voices-carry-effects-of-verbal-and-physical-aggression-on-injuries-and-accident-reporting
#7
Lixin Jiang, Tahira M Probst, Wendi Benson, Jesse Byrd
Recent years have witnessed a staggeringly high number of workplace aggressive behaviors as well as employee accidents and injuries. Exposure to workplace aggression is associated with a host of negative psychological, emotional, and physiological outcomes, yet research relating workplace aggression to employee safety outcomes is lacking. This study aims to examine the association between exposure to workplace physical and verbal aggression with workplace injuries and underreporting of accidents and near misses...
March 5, 2018: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29497038/the-distinct-roles-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-the-initial-and-progressive-stage-of-hepatocarcinoma
#8
Chen Zong, Hangjie Zhang, Xue Yang, Lu Gao, Jing Hou, Fei Ye, Jinghua Jiang, Yang Yang, Rong Li, Zhipeng Han, Lixin Wei
Increasing evidences suggest that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) could migrate to the tumor site and play a vital role in tumorigenesis and progression. However, it is still a lively debate whether MSCs exert a pro- or anticancer action. Cancer development and progression is a multistep process. Therefore, we investigated the effect of MSCs on hepatocarcinoma and whether the role of MSCs depends on the stage of cancer development. In our study, chronically exposing rats to N-diethylnitrosamine (DEN) was employed as hepatocarcinoma model...
March 1, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382328/upregulation-of-hmgb1-tlr4-inflammatory-pathway-in-focal-cortical-dysplasia-type-ii
#9
Zhongbin Zhang, Qingzhu Liu, Ming Liu, Hui Wang, Ying Dong, Taoyun Ji, Xiaoyan Liu, Yuwu Jiang, Lixin Cai, Ye Wu
BACKGROUND: We attempted to determine whether the inflammatory pathway HMGB1-TLR4 and the downstream pro-inflammatory cytokines is upregulated in focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) type II and whether there is a correlation between the TLR4 upregulation and disease duration or frequency of epileptic seizures. METHODS: FCD type II and peri-FCD paired tissues resected from eight children with refractory epilepsy were collected. Through real-time qPCR, Western blot, and co-immunoprecipitation, we examined the differences between FCD lesions and peri-FCD tissues with respect to mRNA expression, protein expression, and protein interaction in HMGB1-TLR4 pathway biomarker and downstream pro-inflammatory factors in whole brain tissue...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374046/comparison-of-prevalence-awareness-treatment-and-control-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-china-and-the-united-states
#10
Yuan Lu, Pei Wang, Tianna Zhou, Jiapeng Lu, Erica S Spatz, Khurram Nasir, Lixin Jiang, Harlan M Krumholz
BACKGROUND: The reasons for China's high stroke prevalence are not well understood. The cardiovascular risk factor profiles of China and the United States have not been directly compared in nationally representative population samples. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using data from the CHARLS (China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study) and the NHANES (US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey), we compared cardiovascular risk factors from 2011 to 2012 among people aged 45 to 75 years between the 2 countries (China, 12 654 people; United States, 2607 people): blood pressure, cholesterol, body mass index, waist circumference, fasting plasma glucose, hemoglobin A1c, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein...
January 26, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29367209/the-complement-c3a-c3ar-axis-promotes-development-of-thoracic-aortic-dissection-via-regulation-of-mmp2-expression
#11
Weihong Ren, Yan Liu, Xuerui Wang, Chunmei Piao, Youcai Ma, Shulan Qiu, Lixin Jia, Boya Chen, Yuan Wang, Wenjian Jiang, Shuai Zheng, Chang Liu, Nan Dai, Feng Lan, Hongjia Zhang, Wen-Chao Song, Jie Du
Thoracic aortic dissection (TAD), once ruptured, is devastating to patients, and no effective pharmaceutical therapy is available. Anaphylatoxins released by complement activation are involved in a variety of diseases. However, the role of the complement system in TAD is unknown. We found that plasma levels of C3a, C4a, and C5a were significantly increased in patients with TAD. Elevated circulating C3a levels were also detected in the developmental process of mouse TAD, which was induced by β-aminopropionitrile monofumarate (BAPN) treatment, with enhanced expression of C1q and properdin in mouse dissected aortas...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351847/phosphorylation-of-ezh2-by-ampk-suppresses-prc2-methyltransferase-activity-and-oncogenic-function
#12
Lixin Wan, Kexin Xu, Yongkun Wei, Jinfang Zhang, Tao Han, Christopher Fry, Zhao Zhang, Yao Vickie Wang, Liyu Huang, Min Yuan, Weiya Xia, Wei-Chao Chang, Wen-Chien Huang, Chien-Liang Liu, Yuan-Ching Chang, Jinsong Liu, Yun Wu, Victor X Jin, Xiangpeng Dai, Jianfeng Guo, Jia Liu, Shulong Jiang, Jin Li, John M Asara, Myles Brown, Mien-Chie Hung, Wenyi Wei
Sustained energy starvation leads to activation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), which coordinates energy status with numerous cellular processes including metabolism, protein synthesis, and autophagy. Here, we report that AMPK phosphorylates the histone methyltransferase EZH2 at T311 to disrupt the interaction between EZH2 and SUZ12, another core component of the polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2), leading to attenuated PRC2-dependent methylation of histone H3 at Lys27. As such, PRC2 target genes, many of which are known tumor suppressors, were upregulated upon T311-EZH2 phosphorylation, which suppressed tumor cell growth both in cell culture and mouse xenografts...
January 18, 2018: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340571/comparison-of-physician-visual-assessment-with-quantitative-coronary-angiography-in-assessment-of-stenosis-severity-in-china
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Haibo Zhang, Lin Mu, Shuang Hu, Brahmajee K Nallamothu, Alexandra J Lansky, Bo Xu, Georgios Bouras, David J Cohen, John A Spertus, Frederick A Masoudi, Jeptha P Curtis, Runlin Gao, Junbo Ge, Yuejin Yang, Jing Li, Xi Li, Xin Zheng, Yetong Li, Harlan M Krumholz, Lixin Jiang
Importance: Although physician visual assessment (PVA) of stenosis severity is a standard clinical practice to support decisions for coronary revascularization, there are concerns about its accuracy. Objective: To compare PVA with quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) as a means of assessing stenosis severity among patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in China. Design, Setting, and Participants: A cross-sectional study (2012-2013) of a random subset of 1295 patients from the China Patient-centered Evaluative Assessment of Cardiac Events (PEACE) Prospective PCI Study was carried out...
February 1, 2018: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282121/advances-in-the-genome-wide-association-study-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-susceptibility-in-asian-population
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REVIEW
Bing Qiu, Wei Jiang, Mojtaba Olyaee, Kenji Shimura, Akihiro Miyakawa, Huijing Hu, Yongcui Zhu, Lixin Tang
Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is the most common chronic liver disease resulting from viral infection and has become a serious threat to human health. Each year, about 1.2 million people in the world die from diseases caused by chronic infection of hepatitis B virus. The genetic polymorphism is significantly associated with the susceptibility to chronic hepatitis B. Genome-wide association study was recently developed and has become an important tool to detect susceptibility genes of CHB. To date, a number of CHB-associated susceptibility loci and regions have been identified by scientists over the world...
December 28, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273661/design-and-rationale-of-the-cardiovascular-health-and-text-messaging-chat-study-and-the-chat-diabetes-mellitus-chat-dm-study-two-randomised-controlled-trials-of-text-messaging-to-improve-secondary-prevention-for-coronary-heart-disease-and-diabetes
#15
Xiqian Huo, Erica S Spatz, Qinglan Ding, Paul Horak, Xin Zheng, Claire Masters, Haibo Zhang, Melinda L Irwin, Xiaofang Yan, Wenchi Guan, Jing Li, Xi Li, John A Spertus, Frederick A Masoudi, Harlan M Krumholz, Lixin Jiang
INTRODUCTION: Mobile health interventions have the potential to promote risk factor management and lifestyle modification, and are a particularly attractive approach for scaling across healthcare systems with limited resources. We are conducting two randomised trials to evaluate the efficacy of text message-based health messages in improving secondary coronary heart disease (CHD) prevention among patients with or without diabetes. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The Cardiovascular Health And Text Messaging (CHAT) Study and the CHAT-Diabetes Mellitus (CHAT-DM) Study are multicentre, single-blind, randomised controlled trials of text messaging versus standard treatment with 6 months of follow-up conducted in 37 hospitals throughout 17 provinces in China...
December 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247904/microplastic-associated-bacterial-assemblages-in-the-intertidal-zone-of-the-yangtze-estuary
#16
Peilin Jiang, Shiye Zhao, Lixin Zhu, Daoji Li
Plastic trash is common in oceans. Terrestrial and marine ecosystem interactions occur in the intertidal zone where accumulation of plastic frequently occurs. However, knowledge of the plastic-associated microbial community (the plastisphere) in the intertidal zone is scanty. We used high-throughput sequencing to profile the bacterial communities attached to microplastic samples from intertidal locations around the Yangtze estuary in China. The structure and composition of plastisphere communities varied significantly among the locations...
May 15, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231837/the-primary-health-care-system-in-china
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REVIEW
Xi Li, Jiapeng Lu, Shuang Hu, K K Cheng, Jan De Maeseneer, Qingyue Meng, Elias Mossialos, Dong Roman Xu, Winnie Yip, Hongzhao Zhang, Harlan M Krumholz, Lixin Jiang, Shengshou Hu
China has made remarkable progress in strengthening its primary health-care system. Nevertheless, the system still faces challenges in structural characteristics, incentives and policies, and quality of care, all of which diminish its preparedness to care for a fifth of the world's population, which is ageing and which has a growing prevalence of chronic non-communicable disease. These challenges include inadequate education and qualifications of its workforce, ageing and turnover of village doctors, fragmented health information technology systems, a paucity of digital data on everyday clinical practice, financial subsidies and incentives that do not encourage cost savings and good performance, insurance policies that hamper the efficiency of care delivery, an insufficient quality measurement and improvement system, and poor performance in the control of risk factors (such as hypertension and diabetes)...
December 9, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228604/bcl-3-is-a-novel-biomarker-of-renal-fibrosis-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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Ran Chen, Lunshan Wang, Sanhong Liu, Xi Chen, Yiming Hu, Hanshao Liu, Haohao Zhang, Yuhang Jiang, Qi Wang, Deji Ye, Lingling Li, Dandan Liu, Xiaorong Pan, Lixin Wei, Xuemei Li, Xiaoren Zhang
Progressive renal fibrosis in chronic kidney disease (CKD) greatly contributes to end-stage renal failure and is associated with high mortality. The identification of renal fibrosis biomarkers for the diagnosis and the monitoring of disease progression in CKD is urgently needed. Whole-transcriptomic analysis of renal tissues in a unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) mouse model revealed that the mRNA level of Bcl-3, an atypical member of the IκB family, was induced 6.3-fold 2 days after UUO. Compared with renal tissues in sham-operated mice, increases in Bcl-3 mRNA and protein in the renal tissues in the UUO model were accompanied with increases in other markers of renal fibrosis, including human epididymis protein 4 (HE4), a recently identified biomarker of renal fibrosis...
November 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163427/antimycobacterial-and-anti-inflammatory-mechanisms-of-baicalin-via-induced-autophagy-in-macrophages-infected-with-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Qingwen Zhang, Jinxia Sun, Yuli Wang, Weigang He, Lixin Wang, Yuejuan Zheng, Jing Wu, Ying Zhang, Xin Jiang
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a leading killer worldwide among infectious diseases and the effective control of TB is still challenging. Autophagy is an intracellular self-digestion process which has been increasingly recognized as a major host immune defense mechanism against intracellular microorganisms like Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) and serves as a key negative regulator of inflammation. Clinically, chronic inflammation surrounding Mtb can persist for decades leading to lung injury that can remain even after successful treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158421/urban-rural-comparisons-in-hospital-admission-treatments-and-outcomes-for-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-china-from-2001-to-2011-a-retrospective-analysis-from-the-china-peace-study-patient-centered-evaluative-assessment-of-cardiac-events
#20
Xi Li, Karthik Murugiah, Jing Li, Frederick A Masoudi, Paul S Chan, Shuang Hu, John A Spertus, Yongfei Wang, Nicholas S Downing, Harlan M Krumholz, Lixin Jiang
BACKGROUND: In response to urban-rural disparities in healthcare resources, China recently launched a healthcare reform with a focus on improving rural care during the past decade. However, nationally representative studies comparing medical care and patient outcomes between urban and rural areas in China during this period are not available. METHODS AND RESULTS: We created a nationally representative sample of patients in China admitted for ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction in 2001, 2006, and 2011, using a 2-stage random sampling design in 2 urban and 3 rural strata...
November 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
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