265 Works

Identification of the RP11-21C4.1/SVEP1 gene pair associated with FAT2 mutations as a potential biomarker in gastric cancer

Lingshan Zhou, Yuan Yang, Min Liu, Yuling Gan, Rong Liu, Man Ren, Ya Zheng, Yuping Wang & Yongning Zhou
Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the most common malignancies worldwide. Despite rapid advances in systemic therapy, GC remains the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths. We aimed to identify a novel prognostic signature associated with FAT2 mutations in GC. We analyzed the expression levels of FAT2-mutant and FAT2-wildtype GC samples obtained from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). The Kaplan–Meier survival curve showed that patients with FAT2 mutations showed better prognosis than those without the...

Fetal cardiac geometry and function in pregnancies with well-controlled gestational diabetes mellitus using Fetal HQ

Yunyu Chen, Qin Chen, Yingheng Wu, Haiyu Wang, Qiyun Fan, Wenjia Lei, Rui Zhang, Yongen Liang & Hongying Wang
To determine whether abnormal cardiac shape and ventricular global, transverse, and longitudinal contractility are present in fetuses of women with well-controlled GDM. A prospective observational study was performed on 80 fetuses of women with well-controlled GDM and 90 control fetuses. Using Fetal HQ, a new speckle-tracking technique, cardiac shape, global contractility, transverse contractility, and longitudinal contractility were calculated. The number and percentage of fetuses with z score values below 5th or above 95th were computed....

Tumor-targeted Gd-doped mesoporous Fe3O4 nanoparticles for T1/T2 MR imaging guided synergistic cancer therapy

Shaohui Zheng, Shang Jin, Min Jiao, Wenjun Wang, Xiaoyu Zhou, Jie Xu, Yong Wang, Peipei Dou, Zhen Jin, Changyu Wu, Jingjing Li, Xinting Ge & Kai Xu
In this study, a novel intelligent nanoplatform to integrate multiple imaging and therapeutic functions for targeted cancer theranostics. The nanoplatform, DOX@Gd-MFe3O4 NPs, was constructed Gd-doped mesoporous Fe3O4 nanoparticles following with the doxorubicin (DOX) loading in the mesopores of the NPs. The DOX@Gd-MFe3O4 NPs exhibited good properties in colloidal dispersity, photothermal conversion, NIR triggered drug release, and high T1/T2 relaxicity rate (r1=9.64 mM−1s−1, r2= 177.71 mM−1s−1). Benefiting from the high MR contrast, DOX@Gd-MFe3O4 NPs enabled simultaneous...

A region-based method for causal mediation analysis of DNA methylation data

Qi Yan, Erick Forno, Juan C. Celedón & Wei Chen
Exposure to environmental factors can affect DNA methylation at a 5'-cytosine-phosphate-guanine-3' (CpG) site or a genomic region, which can then affect an outcome. In other words, environmental effects on an outcome could be mediated by DNA methylation. To date, single CpG-site-based mediation analysis has been employed extensively. More recently, however, there has been considerable interest in studying differentially methylated regions (DMRs), both because DMRs are more likely to have functional effects than single CpG sites...

Upregulated circRNA hsa_circ_0071036 promotes tumourigenesis of pancreatic cancer by sponging miR-489 and predicts unfavorable characteristics and prognosis

Xu Han, Yuan Fang, Pingping Chen, Yaolin Xu, Wentao Zhou, Yefei Rong, Jian-Ang Li, Wei Chen & Wenhui Lou
Circular RNAs (circRNAs), the new stars of endogenous non-coding RNAs, are dysregulated in various tumors including pancreatic cancer. Here, we aimed to investigate the biological functions of hsa_circ_0071036 in the tumourigenesis and progression of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and its clinical implications. The differential expression profile of circRNAs in 4 pairs of PDAC tissues was analyzed by microarray assay. Quantitative real-time PCR and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) were utilized to determine the expression patterns...

Supplemental Material, sj-docx-1-gsj-10.1177_2192568221996310 - Subaxial Cervical Pedicular Screw Insertion via the Nonanatomic Axis: Identification of Entry Point and Trajectory Based on a Radiographic Study and Workshop

Yingbo Wang, Bo Hu, Jian Wu, Wei Chen, Zhong Wang, Jun Zhu, Weili Fan, Mingyong Liu, Jianhua Zhao & Peng Liu
Supplemental Material, sj-docx-1-gsj-10.1177_2192568221996310 for Subaxial Cervical Pedicular Screw Insertion via the Nonanatomic Axis: Identification of Entry Point and Trajectory Based on a Radiographic Study and Workshop by Yingbo Wang, Bo Hu, Jian Wu, Wei Chen, Zhong Wang, Jun Zhu, Weili Fan, Mingyong Liu, Jianhua Zhao and Peng Liu in Global Spine Journal

Deletion of Polyamine Transport Protein PotD Exacerbates Virulence in Glaesserella (Haemophilus) parasuis in the Form of Non-biofilm-generated Bacteria in a Murine Acute Infection Model

Ke Dai, Zhen Yang, Xiaoyu Ma, Yung-Fu Chang, Sanjie Cao, Qin Zhao, Xiaobo Huang, Rui Wu, Yong Huang, Jing Xia, Qigui Yan, Xinfeng Han, Xiaoping Ma, Xintian Wen & Yiping Wen
Polyamines are small, polycationic molecules with a hydrocarbon backbone and multiple amino groups required for optimal cell growth. The potD gene, belonging to the ABC (ATP-binding cassette) transport system potABCD, encodes the bacterial substrate-binding subunit of the polyamine transport system, playing a pivotal role in bacterial metabolism and growth. The swine pathogen Glaesserella parasuis possesses an intact pot operon, and the studies presented here mainly examined the involvement of PotD in Glaesserella pathogenesis. A potD-deficient...

Quasispecies of SARS-CoV-2 revealed by single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) analysis

Rongsui Gao, Wenhong Zu, Yang Liu, Junhua Li, Zeyao Li, Yanling Wen, Haiyan Wang, Jing Yuan, Lin Cheng, Shengyuan Zhang, Yu Zhang, Shuye Zhang, Weilong Liu, Xun Lan, Lei Liu, Feng Li & Zheng Zhang
New SARS-CoV-2 mutants have been continuously indentified with enhanced transmission ever since its outbreak in early 2020. As an RNA virus, SARS-CoV-2 has a high mutation rate due to the low fidelity of RNA polymerase. To study the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) dynamics of SARS-CoV-2, 158 SNPs with high confidence were identified by deep meta-transcriptomic sequencing, and the most common SNP type was C > T. Analyses of intra-host population diversity revealed that intra-host quasispecies’...

Genomic population structure of Helicobacter pylori Shanghai isolates and identification of genomic features uniquely linked with pathogenicity

Feng Yang, Jinghao Zhang, Su Wang, Zhaoyang Sun, Jun Zhou, Feng Li, Yue Liu, Li Ding, Yixin Liu, Wenjing Chi, Tao Liu, Yongqun He, Ping Xiang, Zhijun Bao, Michal A. Olszewski, Hu Zhao & Yanmei Zhang
Severe Helicobacter pylori-linked gastric disorders are especially prevalent in the East Asia region. The ability of H. pylori to cause different clinical outcomes is thought to be associated with unique sets of its genetic features. However, only few genetic features have been definitively linked to specific gastrointestinal pathologies. Genome heterogeneity of clinical H. pylori strains from patients with four different gastric disorders was studied to explore the population structure and molecular genomic features and their...

Angiopoietin-like protein 8, molecular cloning and regulating lipid accumulation in goat intramuscular preadipocytes

Wei Huang, Yaqiu Lin, Hua Xiang, Jiangjiang Zhu & Yong Wang
This study aimed to clone the full-length open reading frame (ORF) of goat ANGPTL8 gene sequence, reveal its molecular and expression characteristics, and explore its effect on the differentiation of goat intramuscular preadipocytes. The full-length ORF sequence of goat ANGPTL8 gene was cloned by RT-PCR technology, and bioinformatics analysis was performed by related biological software. RT-qPCR was used to detect the expression of ANGPTL8 mRNA in goat tissues. Further use of RNA interference to study...

Transcriptional dynamics of transposable elements when converting fibroblast cells of Macaca mulatta to neuroepithelial stem cells

Dahai Liu, Li Liu, Kui Duan, Junqiang Guo, Shipeng Li, Zhigang Zhao, Xiaotuo Zhang, Nan Zhou & Yun Zheng
Abstract Background Transposable elements (TE) account for more than 50% of human genome. It has been reported that some types of TEs are dynamically regulated in the reprogramming of human cell lines. However, it is largely unknown whether some TEs in Macaca mulatta are also regulated during the reprogramming of cell lines of monkey. Results Here, we systematically examined the transcriptional activities of TEs during the conversion of Macaca mulatta fibroblast cells to neuroepithelial stem...

Removal of harmful algae by Shigella sp. H3 and Alcaligenes sp. H5: algicidal pathways and characteristics

Gang Xue, Xiaonuan Wang, Chenlan Xu, Binxue Song & Hong Chen
Application of algicidal bacteria is a promising technology to control harmful algal blooms (HABs). In this study, algicidal bacteria strains Shigella sp. H3 and Alcaligenes sp. H5 were obtained via two different isolation methods from the same lake water sample, with optimal algicidal efficiencies 96% and 74% against algae mixture. The Shigella sp. H3 and Alcaligenes sp. H5 lysed algae cells through cells-to-cells direct contact and secretion of algicidal metabolites, respectively. The stronger algicidal capability...

Removal of harmful algae by Shigella sp. H3 and Alcaligenes sp. H5: algicidal pathways and characteristics

Gang Xue, Xiaonuan Wang, Chenlan Xu, Binxue Song & Hong Chen
Application of algicidal bacteria is a promising technology to control harmful algal blooms (HABs). In this study, algicidal bacteria strains Shigella sp. H3 and Alcaligenes sp. H5 were obtained via two different isolation methods from the same lake water sample, with optimal algicidal efficiencies 96% and 74% against algae mixture. The Shigella sp. H3 and Alcaligenes sp. H5 lysed algae cells through cells-to-cells direct contact and secretion of algicidal metabolites, respectively. The stronger algicidal capability...

Extraction and characterization of a functional protein from Millettia speciosa Champ. leaf

Si-Yuan Luo, Zhi Huang, Xi Chen, Min-Hua Zong & Wen-Yong Lou
Natural plant-derived protein with excellent bioactivities has attracted much attention so a functional protein with molecular weight of 15.2 kDa was extracted from Millettia speciosa Champ. leaf for the first time. Under the pH of 12.0, solid-liquid ratio of 1:40 (w/v), extraction time of 2.0 h, and extraction temperature of 50 °C, the highest extracting efficiency (79.25 ± 0.78%) of the Millettia speciosa Champ. leaf protein (MLP) was achieved. The main structure of MLP contained...

Genome-wide comparison of the GRAS protein family in eight Rosaceae species and GRAS gene expression analysis in Chinese white pear (Pyrus bretschneideri Rehder)

Wenjing Chang, Manyi Sun, Mingyue Zhang, Zikai Tang, Jiawen Sheng, Yueyuan Liu, Bobo Song, Jiaming Li, Kejiao Zhao & Jun Wu
The GRAS protein family encodes a family of plant-specific transcription factors that have diverse and significant functions in regulating plant development and anthocyanin biosynthesis. Our study represents the comprehensive identification and comparison of GRAS protein family genes in the Rosaceae. Here, 535 GRAS genes were screened from eight Rosaceae species. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that whole-genome duplication (WGD) events and dispersed duplication events were the major mechanisms promoting the expansion of the GRAS protein family in...

ArsR transcriptional regulator mediated attenuated mechanism by regulating self and outer membrane protein in Brucella

Wang Aihua
The ArsR family transcriptional regulators are widely distributed in microorganisms, including in the important intracellular pathogen Brucella. ArsR proteins are implicated in numerous biological processes. However, the specific roles of ArsR family members in Brucella remain obscure. Here we show that ArsR3 (BSS2_RS07325) is required for Brucella survival both under stress in vitro conditions and in a murine infection model in vivo. ArsR3 autoregulate its own expression to maintain metal ion homeostasis to benefit bacterial...

The effects of ground cover management on fruit yield and quality: a meta-analysis

Linfa Fang, Xiaojun Shi, Yong Zhang, Yehua Yang, Xueliang Zhang, Xiaozhong Wang & Yuting Zhang
An important management strategy for the development of sustainable agriculture in orchards is the management of ground cover. However, there is a knowledge gap regarding the effects of ground cover on fruit yield and quality. We performed a meta-analysis of 580 observations collected from 116 peer-reviewed field studies, to assess the effects of ground cover on fruit yield and quality indicators. Overall, ground cover significantly increased fruit yield, soluble solid content, sugar content, and vitamin...

Long noncoding RNA#45 exerts broad inhibitory effect on influenza a virus replication via its stem ring arms

Lei Zhang, Xinxin Zheng, Jun Li, Guoqing Wang, Zenglei Hu, Yu Chen, Xiaoquan Wang, Min Gu, Ruyi Gao, Shunlin Hu, Xiaowen Liu, Xinan Jiao, Daxin Peng, Jiao Hu & Xiufan Liu
A growing body of evidence suggests the pivotal role of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) in influenza virus infection. Based on next-generation sequencing, we previously demonstrated that Lnc45 was distinctively stimulated by H5N1 influenza virus in mice. In this study, we systematically investigated the specific role of Lnc45 during influenza A virus (IAV) infection. Through qRT-PCR, we first demonstrated that Lnc45 is highly up-regulated by different subtypes of IAV strains, including H5N1, H7N9, and H1N1 viruses....

sRNA23, a novel small RNA, regulates to the pathogenesis of Streptococcus suis serotype 2

Quanming Xu, Hong Chen, Wen Sun, Yongyi Zhang, Dewen Zhu, Kul Raj Rai, Ji-Long Chen & Ye Chen
Streptococcus suis serotype 2 (S. suis 2) is an important ubiquitous zoonotic pathogen. To date, regulatory factors and their implication in S. suis pathogenesis are not fully understood. Small non-coding RNAs (sRNAs) have been proven to function as important regulatory factors in bacterial pathogenesis and stress adaptation. Here, we identified a differentially downregulated S. suis 05ZYH33 sRNA after iron starvation by RNA-seq, which we named sRNA23. The presence of sRNA23 was further confirmed by RACE...

mRNA m5C controls adipogenesis by promoting CDKN1A mRNA export and translation

Youhua Liu, Yuanling Zhao, Ruifan Wu, Yushi Chen, Wei Chen, Yuxi Liu, Yaojun Luo, Chaoqun Huang, Botao Zeng, Xing Liao, Guanqun Guo, Yizhen Wang & Xinxia Wang
5-Methylcytosine (m5C) is a type of RNA modification that exists in tRNAs and rRNAs and was recently found in mRNA. Although mRNA m5C modification has been reported to regulate diverse biological process, its function in adipogenesis remains unknown. Here, we demonstrated that knockdown of NOL1/NOP2/Sun domain family member 2 (NSUN2), a m5C methyltransferase, increased lipid accumulation of 3T3-L1 preadipocytes through accelerating cell cycle progression during mitotic clonal expansion (MCE) at the early stage of adipogenesis....

Cessation of collisional tectonism and rapid crustal uplift recorded by 430–420 Ma igneous rocks in the South Kunlun belt, northwest China

Jing Chen, Bing-Zhang Wang, Fu-Cheng Yu, Jie Han & Wu-Fu Li
The Wanbaogou granitic plutons are exposed along with coeval volcanic rocks, and provide an opportunity to investigate Silurian tectonism in the South Kunlun belt, northwest China. This study presents new whole-rock geochemical, and zircon U–Pb geochronological and Lu–Hf isotope data for Silurian intrusive rocks of the Wanbaogou area. We analysed four samples: a porphyritic monzogranite and dioritic dike from the Wanbaogou pluton and a granodiorite and monzogranite from the Wudaogou pluton. Zircon U–Pb dating yielded...

Foliar nutrient diagnosis norms for litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn. cv. Feizixiao) in South China

Donglin Luo, Wei Wang, Cuihua Bai, Luwei Zhu, Huan Li, Changmin Zhou, Quanmin Qiu & Lixian Yao
Foliar nutrient diagnosis is a potent tool for nutrient management in crops. Litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) plantation in China dominates the worldwide litchi cultivation, and Feizixiao is the most widely cultivated species in China. Herein, 538 leaf samples were collected at fruit swelling stage and the terminal shoot maturing stage during 2016–2017, and the fruit yields of all the sampled trees were recorded. The suitability of four nutrient diagnosis methods including critical value approach (CVA),...

Huge sedimentary hiatus in the southern margin of the North China Craton from mid-Mesoproterozoic to Neoproterozoic

Pengfei Zuo, Yu Li, Haihua Cheng, Christopher J. Spencer, Fengbo Sun, Shiyan Wang & Deshun Zheng
The Meso- to Neoproterozoic Eras were characterized by environmental, evolutionary, and lithospheric stability in the North China Craton (NCC). It is controversial that huge uplift(s) occurred in the North China Craton during this period. The southern NCC developed early terrestrial deposition in the late-Paleoproterozoic and glacial sequence in the late Neoproterozoic record integrated geological history of the NCC in the intervening interval. Geochemistry compositions of mid-Mesoproterozoic carbonaceous slates (ca. 1330 Ma) show similar provenances to...

Developmental validation of the novel six-dye GoldeneyeTM DNA ID System 35InDel kit for forensic application

Qi Yang, Huan Yu, Yiling Qu, Xiaochun Zhang, Ruocheng Xia, Ziwei Wang, Rui Tan, Lei Xiong, Shihan Xi, Jun Wu, Yuzhen Gao, Suhua Zhang & Chengtao Li
Insertion/deletion polymorphisms (InDels) have been treated as a prospective and helpful genetic marker in the fields of forensic human identification, anthropology and population genetics for the past few years. In this study, we developed a six-dye multiplex typing system consisting of 34 autosomal InDels and Amelogenin for forensic application. The contained InDels were specifically selected for Chinese population with the MAF ≥ 0.25 in East Asia, which do not overlap with the markers of Investigator®...

Association of apolipoprotein E ε4 allele and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Chinese population

Di He, Liang Shang, Qing Liu, Dongchao Shen, Xiaohan Sun, Zhengyi Cai, Ximeng Zhao, Liyang Liu, Xunzhe Yang, Mingsheng Liu, Xue Zhang & Liying Cui
Background: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has a complex genetic origin, and how immune dysregulation may contribute to ALS etiology remain unclear. Given the roles played by apolipoprotein E (APOE) signaling in neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration, an improved knowledge of the association between APOE genotypes and ALS risk in Chinese population may help to understand the underlying etiology of the disease. Methods: A retrospective case-control study with participants of Chinese ancestry was conducted, with a total of...

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