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Two new N-acetyl-ᴅ-glucosamine derivatives from the medical algae-derived endophytic fungus Penicillium chrysogenum

Jing Chen, Li-Na Huo, Yuan Gao, Yun-Li Zhang & Ye Chen
Two new N-acetyl-ᴅ-glucosamine derivatives, penichryfurans A (1) and B (2), were obtained from the fermentation of an endophytic fungus Penicillium chrysogenum which inhabited the marine medical red alga Grateloupia turuturu. Their structures were established by detailed spectroscopic analysis of 1D and 2D NMR in combination with HRESIMS data. The absolute configurations were determined by the (Mo2(OAc)4)-induced CD and comparison of the calculated and experimental electronic curcular dichroism (ECD) spectra. Both compounds were evaluated for their...

A new biflavonoids from Aster tataricus induced non-apoptotic cell death in A549 cells

Ting Chen, Peng Yang, Hai-jun Chen & Bin Huang
A new biflavonoids, (2R,2''R)-7-O-methyl-2,3,2'',3''-tetrahydrorobustaflavone (1), along with five known flavonoids (2-6) were isolated from the MeOH extract of Aster tataricus. Among them, compounds 1-2 were the C-3'-C-6'' type biflavonoids obtained from the genus Aster for the first time. The structures and absolute configurations of compound 1 was confirmed based on extensive spectroscopic and circular dichroism analyses. Compound 1 exhibited moderate cytotoxicity against seven human cancer A549, HepG2, PC3, DU145, MCF-7, LOVO and NCI-H1975 cell lines....

USP5 attenuates NLRP3 inflammasome activation by promoting autophagic degradation of NLRP3

Baoshan Cai, Jian Zhao, Yuling Zhang, Yaxing Liu, Chunhong Ma, Fan Yi, Yi Zheng, Lei Zhang, Tian Chen, Huiqing Liu, Bingyu Liu & Chengjiang Gao
The NLRP3 (NLR family pyrin domain containing 3) inflammasome is involved in diverse inflammatory diseases, thus strict control of its activation is necessary to prevent excessive inflammation. Protein ubiquitination has been reported to regulate the assembly, protein expression and activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome. Until now, several deubiquitinases (DUBs) have been reported to affect the degradation of NLRP3 through the proteasome pathway. However, there is no research on DUBs regulating NLRP3 degradation through macroautophagy/autophagy. Here,...

ATF4-dependent heme-oxygenase-1 attenuates diabetic nephropathy by inducing autophagy and inhibiting apoptosis in podocyte

Shizhu Yuan, Xudong Liang, Wenfang He, Mingzhu Liang, Juan Jin & Qiang He
Podocyte injury plays an important role in diabetic nephropathy (DN), yet the underlying molecular mechanisms of podocyte injury in DN is not clear. Here, we investigated the role of activating transcription factor 4 (ATF4) and HO-1 in DN-induced podocyte injury. Protein expression was measured by western blotting (WB) and immunofluorescence. Cellular apoptosis was quantified by flow cytometry. ATF4 siRNA knockdown and HO-1 overexpression in podocyte were employed to evaluate the role of ER stress in...

Facile design of lidocaine-loaded polymeric hydrogel to persuade effects of local anesthesia drug delivery system: complete in vitro and in vivo toxicity analyses

Yan Li, Erxian Zhao, Li Li, Liying Bai & Wei Zhang
The principal goal of the present investigation was to enterprise new and effective drug delivery vesicle for the sustained delivery of local anesthetic lidocaine hydrochloride (LDC), using a novel combination of copolymeric hydrogel with tetrahydroxyborate (COP–THB) to improve bioactivity and therapeutic potential. To support this contention, the physical and mechanical properties, rheological characteristics, and component release of candidate formulations were investigated. An optimized formulation of COP–THB containing LDC to an upper maximum concentration of 1.5%...

Dominant factors of the phosphorus regulatory network differ under various dietary phosphate loads in healthy individuals

Guoxin Ye, Jiaying Zhang, Zhaori Bi, Weichen Zhang, Minmin Zhang, Qian Zhang, Mengjing Wang & Jing Chen
The purpose of this study was to explore the contribution of each factor of the phosphorus metabolism network following phosphorus diet intervention via Granger causality analysis. In this study, a total of six healthy male volunteers were enrolled. All participants sequentially received regular, low-, and high-phosphorus diets. Consumption of each diet lasted for five days, with a 5-day washout period between different diets. Blood and urinary samples were collected on the fifth day of consumption...

CUL3 (cullin 3)-mediated ubiquitination and degradation of BECN1 (beclin 1) inhibit autophagy and promote tumor progression

Xuan Li, Kai-Bin Yang, Wei Chen, Jia Mai, Xiao-Qi Wu, Ting Sun, Rui-Yan Wu, Lin Jiao, Dan-Dan Li, Jiao Ji, Hai-Liang Zhang, Yan Yu, Yu-Hong Chen, Gong-Kan Feng, Rong Deng, Jun-Dong Li & Xiao-Feng Zhu
Macroautophagy/autophagy plays an important role during the development of human cancer. BECN1 (beclin 1), a core player in autophagy regulation, is downregulated in many kinds of malignancy. The underlying mechanism, however, has not been fully illuminated. Here, we found that CUL3 (cullin 3), an E3 ubiquitin ligase, could interact with BECN1 and promote the K48-linked ubiquitination and degradation of this protein; In addition, CUL3 led to a decrease in autophagic activity through downregulating BECN1. We...

Z-score of some pulsed-wave Doppler indices of right pulmonary artery segments of normal fetuses in the second and third trimestries

Weida Liu, Xianchen Wang, Na Li, Mei Pan, Bei Wang, Xiaohui Peng, Ran Chen & Bowen Zhao
To establish the Z-score equation of right pulmonary artery (RPA) segments for some valuable pulse-wave Doppler parameters (PWD) and estimate their reference ranges in normal fetuses. Two hundred and seventy-three normal singleton fetuses at 18–38 weeks were enrolled in this fetal echocardiography of a prospective cross-sectional study. The proximal, middle, and distal segments of RPA of pulsed-wave Doppler parameters, such as peak systolic velocity (PSV) and pulsation index (PI) were obtained by using fetal Doppler...

Predictive factors associated with disease recurrence in patients with severe intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy: a retrospective study of 118 cases

Ting Wang, Weixiao Zhou, Ruoan Jiang, Jianbo Lai, Peiyue Jiang, Xinning Chen & Baohua Li
To compare the clinical characteristics of pregnant women and perinatal outcomes with or without recurrent severe intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (sICP), and identify possible factors associated with disease recurrence. A retrospective study of 164,603 deliveries was performed to identify pregnant women diagnosed with sICP in the previous pregnancy from January 2012 to December 2020. Eligible patients were divided into two subgroups according to the status of disease recurrence in the second pregnancy: recurrent severe ICP...

Identification of differential DNA methylation alterations of ovarian cancer in peripheral whole blood based on within-sample relative methylation orderings

Hongdong Li, Fengle Jiang, Yuhui Du, Na Li, Zhihong Chen, Hao Cai, You Guo & Guini Hong
Leukocyte cell proportion changes affect the detection of cancer-associated aberrant DNA methylation alterations in peripheral blood samples. We aimed to detect cellular DNA methylation changes in ovarian cancer (OVC) blood samples avoiding the above-mentioned cell-composition effects. Based on the within-sample relative methylation orderings (RMOs) of CpG loci in leukocyte subtypes, we developed the Ref-RMO method to detect aberrant methylation alterations from OVC blood samples. Stable CpG pairs with consistent RMOs in different leukocyte subtypes were...

Combining bulk and single-cell RNA-sequencing data to reveal gene expression pattern of chondrocytes in the osteoarthritic knee

Xiaoyu Li, Zheting Liao, Zhonghao Deng, Nachun Chen & Liang Zhao
Osteoarthritis (OA) occurs mostly in the knees, hips, finger interphalangeal joints, and spinal facet joints, and is characterized by cartilage degeneration. The existing bulk RNA sequencing (bulk RNA-seq) and single-cell sequencing (scRNA-seq) data for chondrocytes in the osteoarthritic knee joint provide the expression profiles of entire cell populations and individual cells, respectively. Here, we aimed to analyze these two types of sequencing data in order to obtain a more comprehensive understanding of OA. We compared...

Identification of a 3-gene signature based on differentially expressed invasion genes related to cancer molecular subtypes to predict the prognosis of osteosarcoma patients

Yue Wan, Ning Qu, Yang Yang, Jing Ma, Zhe Li & Zhenyu Zhang
Invasion is a critical pathway leading to tumor metastasis. This study constructed an invasion-related polygenic signature to predict osteosarcoma prognosis. We initially determined two molecular subtypes of osteosarcoma, Cluster1 (C1) and Cluster2 (C2).. A 3 invasive-gene signature was established by univariate Cox analysis and least absolute shrinkage and selection operator (LASSO) Cox regression analysis of the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between the two subtypes, and was validated in internal and two external data sets (GSE21257...

Anti-neoplastic characteristics and potential targets of calycosin against bisphenol A-related osteosarcoma: bioinformatics analysis

Qijin Pan, Ka Wu, Jiachang Tan, Yu Li, Xiao Liang & Min Su
Environmentally, bisphenol A (BPA) is a well-known pollutant caused human health risk, including osteosarcoma (OS). OS, a deadly bone neoplasia, may occur in children and adults. However, the anti-OS pharmacotherapy prescribes limitedly in clinical practice. Interestingly, previous experimental evidences indicate calycosin-exerting potential anti-OS actions. Thus, in this report, we aimed to further characterize and detail the therapeutic targets and molecular mechanisms of calycosin-anti-BPA-related OS by using network pharmacology and molecular docking analyses. In results, the...

Identification of biomarkers related to Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes (TILs) infiltration with gene co-expression network in colorectal cancer

Rong Liao, Qi-Zhi Ma, Cong-Ya Zhou, Jun-Jun Li, Ning-Na Weng, Yang Yang & Qing Zhu
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common tumors, ranking second in the global cause of death from cancer. The prognosis of advanced patients is still very poor. In this study, hub modules with the highest association with tumor-infiltrating immune cells were identified by weighted gene co-expression network analysis based on CRC expression data from the Gene Expression Omnibus database. Next, three hub genes (ADAM8, IL-1A, VAV3) related to infiltrating immune cells were identified...

Chrysophanol Induced Glioma Cells Apoptosis via Activation of Mitochondrial Apoptosis Pathway

Jia Gu, Sunil Rauniyar, Yan Wang, Wenjian Zhan, Chengkun Ye, Shaogan Ji & Guanzheng Liu
Glioma is a common intracranial tumor originated from neuroglia cell. Chrysophanol is an anthraquinone derivative proved to exert anticancer effects in various cancers. This paper investigated the effect and mechanism of chrysophanol in glioma. Glioma cell lines U251 and SHG-44 were adopted in the experiments. The cells were treated with chrysophanol at different concentrations (0, 10, 20 50, 100 and 200 μM) for 48 h in the study, and then processed with MitoTempo. Mitochondria and...

Identification of fibronectin 1 (FN1) and complement component 3 (C3) as immune infiltration-related biomarkers for diabetic nephropathy using integrated bioinformatic analysis

Yuejun Wang, Mingming Zhao & Yu Zhang
Immune cell infiltration (ICI) plays a pivotal role in the development of diabetic nephropathy (DN). Evidence suggests that immune-related genes play an important role in the initiation of inflammation and the recruitment of immune cells. However, the underlying mechanisms and immune-related biomarkers in DN have not been elucidated. Therefore, this study aimed to explore immune-related biomarkers in DN and the underlying mechanisms using bioinformatic approaches. In this study, four DN glomerular datasets were downloaded, merged,...

Discovery of novel serum metabolic biomarkers in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome and premature ovarian failure

Jiying Chen, Qinger Zhou, Yonggang Zhang, Wenqing Tan, Hanchao Gao, Liying Zhou, Shuixiu Xiao, Jinhua Gao, Jing Li & Zhiying Zhu
Several widely recognized metabolites play a role in regulating the pathophysiological processes of various disorders. Nonetheless, the lack of effective biomarkers for the early diagnosis of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and premature ovarian failure (POF) has led to the discovery of serum-based metabolic biomarkers for these disorders. We aimed to identify various differentially expressed metabolites (DEMs) through serum-based metabolic profiling in patients with PCOS and POF and in healthy individuals by using liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry...

Association study of hypertension susceptibility genes ITGA9, MOV10, and CACNB2 with preeclampsia in Chinese Han population

Qian Xin, Gang Xin, Li Li, Wenjuan Sun, Wen Jiang, Jue Wang, Yun Luan, Ying Zhang, Ling Cheng, Shuhong Duan, Fanzhen Hong, Qinghong Ji & Weihong Ma
Preeclampsia (PE) is a disorder that occurs during the pregnancy and could affect the maternal and perinatal mortality as well as morbidity. The aim of our study is to investigate the associations between the hypertension susceptibility genes ITGA9, MOV10 and CACNB2 with PE in Chinese Han population. A case–control study including 178 PE patients and 202 healthy controls was conducted to assess the associations between three loci (ITGA9 rs155524, MOV10 rs2932538 and CACNB2 rs4373814) and...

In vitro study on the effect of peucedanol on the activity of cytochrome P450 enzymes

Cun Zhang, Yongwei Li, Changlong Yin, Jie Zheng & Guozhi Liu
Peucedanol is a major extract of Peucedanum japonicum Thunb. (Apiaceae) roots, which is a commonly used herb in paediatrics. Its interaction with cytochrome P450 enzymes (CYP450s) would lead to adverse effects or even failure of therapy. The interaction between peucedanol and CYP450s was investigated. Peucedanol (0, 2.5, 5, 10, 25, 50, and 100 μM) was incubated with eight human liver CYP isoforms (CYP1A2, 2A6, 3A4, 2C8, 2C9, 2C19, 2D6, and 2E1), in pooled human liver...

Targeted therapy of rheumatoid arthritis via macrophage repolarization

Xu Zhou, Dandan Huang, Runkong Wang, Mingquan Wu, Liyang Zhu, Wei Peng, He Tu, Xuangeng Deng, He Zhu, Zhong Zhang, Xinming Wang & Xi Cao
The polarization of macrophages plays a critical role in the physiological and pathological progression of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Activated M1 macrophages overexpress folate receptors in arthritic joints. Hence, we developed folic acid (FA)-modified liposomes (FA-Lips) to encapsulate triptolide (TP) (FA-Lips/TP) for the targeted therapy of RA. FA-Lips exhibited significantly higher internalization efficiency in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW 264.7 cells than liposomes (Lips) in the absence of folate. Next, an adjuvant-induced arthritis (AIA) rat model was established...

Supplemental Material, sj-doc-1-gsj-10.1177_21925682211005732 - Clinicopathological and Prognostic Characteristics in Spinal Chondroblastomas: A Pooled Analysis of Individual Patient Data From a Single Institute and 27 Studies

Bo-Wen Zheng, Wei Huang, Fu-Sheng Liu, Tao-Lan Zhang, Xiao-Bin Wang, Jing Li, Guo-Hua Lv, Yi-Guo Yan & Ming-Xiang Zou
Supplemental Material, sj-doc-1-gsj-10.1177_21925682211005732 for Clinicopathological and Prognostic Characteristics in Spinal Chondroblastomas: A Pooled Analysis of Individual Patient Data From a Single Institute and 27 Studies by Bo-Wen Zheng, Wei Huang, Fu-Sheng Liu, Tao-Lan Zhang, Xiao-Bin Wang, Jing Li, Guo-Hua Lv, Yi-Guo Yan and Ming-Xiang Zou in Global Spine Journal

Clinicopathological and Prognostic Characteristics in Spinal Chondroblastomas: A Pooled Analysis of Individual Patient Data From a Single Institute and 27 Studies

Bo-Wen Zheng, Wei Huang, Fu-Sheng Liu, Tao-Lan Zhang, Xiao-Bin Wang, Jing Li, Guo-Hua Lv, Yi-Guo Yan & Ming-Xiang Zou
Study Design:Retrospective pooled analysis of individual patient data.Objectives:Spinal chondroblastoma (CB) is a very rare pathology and its clinicopathological and prognostic features remain unclear. Here, we sought to characterize the clinicopathological data of a large spinal CB cohort and determine factors affecting the local recurrence-free survival (LRFS) and overall survival (OS) of patients.Methods:Electronic searches using Medline, Embase, Google Scholar and Wanfang databases were performed to identify eligible studies per predefined criteria. A retrospective review was also...

Network analysis of COVID-19-related PTSD symptoms in China: the similarities and differences between the general population and PTSD sub-population

Fan Yang, Mingqi Fu, Ning Huang, Farooq Ahmed, Muhammad Shahid, Bo Zhang, Jing Guo & Paul Lodder
Background and Objectives: Prevalent Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) negatively affected individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using network analyses, this study explored the construct of PTSD symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic in China to identify similarities and differences in PTSD symptom network connectivity between the general Chinese population and individuals reporting PTSD. Methods: We conducted an online survey recruiting 2858 Chinese adults. PTSD symptoms were measured using the PCL-5 and PTSD was determined according to the...

Pegmatite magmatic evolution and rare metal mineralization of the Dahongliutan pegmatite field, Western Kunlun Orogen: Constraints from the B isotopic composition and mineral-chemistry

Rui Cao, Yongbao Gao, Bin Chen, Leon Bagas, Shengchao Yan, Chao Huang & Hui Zhao
The Dahongliutan rare-metal pegmatite deposit, associated with the pegmatite dikes hosted by Dahongliutan pluton and metasedimentary rocks, is a new discovered Li–Be deposit in the the West Kunlun orogen, Northwest China. The Dahongliutan pegmatite is a classic and typical example of a highly fractionated Li-Ce-Ta (LCT) type pegmatite, with distinct regional zonation composed of well-developed garnet-tourmaline-microcline (GTM), beryl-tourmaline-muscovite (BTM) and spodumene-albite (SA) pegmatites from the barren core inward to outer zone. Detailed field studies, together...

Bismuth-doped g-C3N4/ZIF-8 heterojunction photocatalysts with enhanced photocatalytic performance under visible light illumination

Qian Yang, Wensong Lin, Zhichang Duan, Sen Xu, Junnan Chen & Xin Mai
In this work, g-C3N4/ZIF-8 heterojunction photocatalysts were synthesized by the process which the metal organic framework ZIF-8 nanoparticles were grown onto the g-C3N4 layer in situ. Bismuth element was doped into the as-prepared g-C3N4/ZIF-8 material and new type of Bi@g-C3N4/ZIF-8 composite photocatalysts were manufactured, in which the doping element acts in adjusting the band gap in the photocatalysts. The prepared photocatalysts were characterized by XRD, FESEM, TEM, FTIR, XPS, UV-Vis DRS, photoluminescence and photo-electrochemical experiments....

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