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BUB1B (BUB1 Mitotic Checkpoint Serine/Threonine Kinase B) promotes lung adenocarcinoma by interacting with Zinc Finger Protein ZNF143 and regulating glycolysis

Xiaolei Zhou, Yanli Yuan, Hongping Kuang, Bingxiang Tang, Hui Zhang & Manlin Zhang
Lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) is one of the most common causes of cancer death in men. BUB1B (BUB1 mitotic checkpoint serine/threonine kinase B) has been reported to contribute to the initiation and development of several cancers. Here, we aimed to explore the potential role of BUB1B in LUAD. We found BUB1B was upregulated in LUAD, suggesting its potential role as a biomarker for LUAD diagnosis. Significantly, LUAD patients with high BUB1B expression had a shorter survival...

Association between Tumor Necrosis factor-Alpha(TNF-a) polymorphisms and Schizophrenia: an updated meta-analysis

Sidi He, Lei Zhang, Shunying Yu, Wenjuan Yu, Yimin Yu, Jingjing Huang & Huafang Li
Previous studies have explored associations between Tumour Necrosis factor-Alpha (TNF-a) polymorphisms and Schizophrenia. Their results were controversial. We conducted a meta-analysis to clarify the association between TNF-a − 308 G/A(rs1800629), −1031T/C(rs1799964), −863C/A(rs1800630) and −857 C/T (rs1799724) polymorphisms and Schizophrenia. All the studies that investigated the association between TNF-a polymorphisms and Schizophrenia published before 15 October 2020 were included in. The literature were comprehensively searched and identified in 2 English databases and 2 Chinese databases. The...

Nucleosides and amino acids, isolated from Cordyceps sinensis, protected against cyclophosphamide-induced myelosuppression in mice

Yu Zhang, Jie Liu, Yan Wang, Chengpeng Sun, Wenjia Li, Jianjian Qiu, Yanling Qiao, Fan Wu, Xiaokui Huo, Yue An, Baojing Zhang, Shuangcheng Ma, Jian Zheng & Xiaochi Ma
The material basis of Cordyceps sinensis (Berk.) Sacc has not yet been well understood and natural C. sinensis resources are very rare. The present study aimed to clarify the substance basis and compare the protective effect of natural and artificially-cultivated C. sinensis against cyclophosphamide (CTX)-induced myelosuppression. Both natural and artificially-cultivated C. sinensis effectively improved CTX-induced decrease of peripheral blood counts and hemopoietic growth factors, pathological changes, and apoptosis of bone marrow. Importantly, artificially-cultivated C. sinensis...

Pathogenicity factors of Phytophthora melonis revealed by comparative proteomics

Aqeel Ahmad, Waheed Akram, Rui Wang, Iqra Shahzadi, Muhammad Umer, Nasim Ahmad Yasin & Tingquan Wu
Deciphering the transcriptional activities of pathogenicity genes is critical to understand pathogenesis mechanisms of Phytophthora melonis, a devastating pathogen of cucurbits. In this study, we have performed comparative proteomics among P. melonis mutants to evaluate the interacting pathogenicity proteins. Structural characterization of all detected proteins discovered the physicochemical factors behind their pathogenic behavior. Results revealed that gamma radiations have an extreme potential to mutate P. melonis spores, and can be a safe alternative of chemical...

N(6)-adenosine-methyltransferase-14 promotes glioma tumorigenesis by repressing argininosuccinate synthase 1 expression in an m6A-dependent manner

You-Qing Miao, Wei Chen, Jianfeng Zhou, Qiyang Shen, Ying Sun, Tao Li & Sheng-Chan Wang
Glioma is one of the leading causes of tumor-related deaths worldwide, but its potential mechanism remains unclear. This study aimed to explore the biological role and potential mechanism of argininosuccinate synthase 1 (ASS1) in glioma. The relative expression levels of ASS1 in glioma specimens and cell lines were calculated by quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and Western blotting. The biological functions of ASS1 were demonstrated using the 5-ethynyl-2ʹ-deoxyuridine (EdU) assay, transwell assay, and in...

Exosomes from miR-374a-5p-modified mesenchymal stem cells inhibit the progression of renal fibrosis by regulating MAPK6/MK5/YAP axis

Mingzhu Liang, Di Zhang, Danna Zheng, Wenfang He & Juan Jin
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) in clinical is defined as a gradual loss of kidney function for more than 3 months. The pathologic course of CKD is characterized by extensive renal fibrosis; thus, preventing renal fibrosis is vital for the treatment of CKD. It has been reported that microRNA (miR)-374a-5p was under-expressed in renal venous blood samples from patients with CKD. In addition, it exhibited anti-apoptotic effects in renal tissues suggesting that miR-374a-5p may play an...

Actinidia chinensis Planch Root extract suppresses the growth and metastasis of hypopharyngeal carcinoma by inhibiting E2F Transcription Factor 1-mediated MNX1 antisense RNA 1

Yi Zheng, Lizhong Su, Jun Tan & Feilin Dong
Increasing evidence has shown that traditional Chinese medicines and their bioactive components exert an anti-tumor effect, representing a novel treatment strategy. Actinidia chinensis Planch Root extracts (acRoots) have been reported to repress cancer cell proliferation and metastasis. The effect of acRoots on hypopharyngeal carcinoma progression was explored in this study. Firstly, data from MTT (3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide) and colony formation assays showed that incubation with accRoots reduced cell proliferation of hypopharyngeal carcinoma cells. Moreover, acRoots promoted...

Identification of a novel circular RNA circZNF652/miR-486-5p/SERPINE1 signaling cascade that regulates cancer aggressiveness in glioblastoma (GBM)

Liang Liu, Shan Xiao, Yan Wang, Zifeng Zhu, Yiyao Cao, Sen Yang, Rongkang Mai & Yong Zheng
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are closely associated with cancer development in glioblastoma (GBM), and this study aims to explore the molecular mechanisms of a novel circular RNA circZNF652 in regulating GBM aggressiveness. The present study found that CircZNF652 and SERPINE1 were upregulated, while miR-486-5p was downregulated in GBM tissues and cell lines, and GBM patients with high expression of CircZNF652 and SERPINE1, and patients with low expression of miR-486-5p tended to have a worse prognosis. Further...

Inflammatory activation and immune cell infiltration are main biological characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 infected myocardium

Rui Zhang, Xi Chen, Wenjie Zuo, Zhenjun Ji, Yangyang Qu, Yamin Su, Mingming Yang, Pengfei Zuo, Genshan Ma & Yongjun Li
The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) can target cardiomyocytes (CMs) to directly invade the heart resulting in high mortality. This study aims to explore the biological characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 infected myocardium based on omics by collecting transcriptome data and analyzing them with a series of bioinformatics tools. Totally, 86 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were discovered in SARS-CoV-2 infected CMs, and 15 miRNAs were discovered to target 60 genes. Functional enrichment analysis indicated that these...

Inflammatory activation and immune cell infiltration are main biological characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 infected myocardium

Rui Zhang, Xi Chen, Wenjie Zuo, Zhenjun Ji, Yangyang Qu, Yamin Su, Mingming Yang, Pengfei Zuo, Genshan Ma & Yongjun Li
The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) can target cardiomyocytes (CMs) to directly invade the heart resulting in high mortality. This study aims to explore the biological characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 infected myocardium based on omics by collecting transcriptome data and analyzing them with a series of bioinformatics tools. Totally, 86 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were discovered in SARS-CoV-2 infected CMs, and 15 miRNAs were discovered to target 60 genes. Functional enrichment analysis indicated that these...

Long intergenic non-protein coding RNA 1273 confers sorafenib resistance in hepatocellular carcinoma via regulation of methyltransferase 3

Huifang Kong, Jie Sun, Wei Zhang, Huixin Zhang & Hong Li
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is often diagnosed in patients with advanced disease who are ineligible for curative surgical therapies. Sorafenib is a first-line agent approved for the treatment of advanced HCC. However, the frequent resistance of HCC cells to sorafenib greatly reduces its efficacy. Herein, we describe a novel long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) conferring sorafenib resistance. Long intergenic non-protein coding RNA 1273 (LINC01273) was significantly overexpressed in human HCC and sorafenib-resistant tissues, linking it to poor...

Bioactive polyacetylenes from Bidens pilosa L and their anti-inflammatory activity

Zhi Yan, Zhenshan Chen, Ling Zhang, Xiaoming Wang, Yaowen Zhang & Zhenhua Tian
A new polyacetylenic glucoside together with three known compounds were isolated from the whole herb of Bidens pilosa L. The structure elucidation of these four compounds was employed by combining NMR and HR-MS data as 4-O-β-D-glucopyranosyloxy-1-hydroxy- 6-(E)-tetradecene-8,10,12-triyne (1), 3-O-β-D-glucopyranosyloxy-1-hydroxy-6-(E)-tetradec- ene-8,10,12-triyne (2), 2-O-β-D-glucopyranosyloxy-1-hydroxy-5-(E)-tetradecene-7,9,11-triy- ne (3) and icthyothereol acetate (4). Additionally, bioactivity study showed that these compounds have potential anti-inflammatory activity. This study has certain guiding significance for the development and utilisation of polyacetylene compounds in Bidens...

Upstream stimulatory factor 2 (USF2) induced upregulation of triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 1 (TREM1) promotes endometritis by regulating toll-like receptor (TLR) 2/4-nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-κB) signaling pathway

Miao Zhang, Chengkun Yin, Yan Chen, Juan Wang & Jing Jiang
Triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 1 (TREM1) participates in the development of endometritis. This study aims at identifying the effects and interaction of TREM1 and upstream stimulatory factor 2 (USF2) in endometritis by using a model of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced human endometrial epithelial cells (HEnEpCs). ELISA was performed to determine the levels of interleukin (IL)-6, IL-1β, and tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α) after LPS stimulation. TREM1 and USF2 expression was examined with RT-qPCR and Western blot....

Classification and expression analysis of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) callose synthase (CalS) family genes and localization of CsCalS4, a protein involved in pollen development

Hongyun Wang, Shoujun Cao, Tao Li, Lili Zhang, Jiangang Yao, Xiubo Xia & Ruiqing Zhang
Callose plays an important role in plant development and response to multiple biotic and abiotic stresses. Callose synthase (CalS; EC 2.4.1.34), the main enzyme in callose synthesis, has been studied in a number of crops but not in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). In this study, 10 genes encoding putative callose synthase were identified and classified into four clades. Expression levels of the 10 CsCalS genes, which varied considerably, were detected in most analyzed organs. Transcription...

Effects of selenium levels on placental oxidative stress and inflammation during pregnancy: a prospective cohort study

Jianqing Wang, Chunmei Liang, Yabin Hu, Xun Xia, Zhijuan Li, Hui Gao, Jie Sheng, Kun Huang, Sufang Wang, Peng Zhu, Jiahu Hao & Fangbiao Tao
Studies on the impact of Se levels in different pregnancy periods on placental function are limited. This cohort study sought to investigate the levels of the trace element Se and to assess their effects on placental oxidative stress (OS) and mRNA expression of inflammatory genes during pregnancy. The study population consisted of 2519 pregnant women from the Ma’anshan birth cohort. Se levels were measured in the first and second trimesters of pregnancy and in cord...

Design, synthesis, and evaluation of novel O-alkyl ferulamide derivatives as multifunctional ligands for treating Alzheimer’s disease

Gaofeng Zhu, Ping Bai, Keren Wang, Jing Mi, Jing Yang, Jiaqi Hu, Yujuan Ban, Ran Xu, Rui Chen, Changning Wang, Lei Tang & Zhipei Sang
Herein, a series of novel O-alkyl ferulamide derivatives were designed and synthesised through the multi-target-directed ligands (MTDLs) strategy. The biological activities in vitro showed that compounds 5a, 5d, 5e, 5f, and 5h indicated significantly selective MAO-B inhibitory potency (IC50 = 0.32, 0.56, 0.54, 0.73, and 0.86 μM, respectively) and moderate antioxidant activity. Moreover, compounds 5a, 5d, 5e, 5f, and 5h showed potent anti-inflammatory properties, remarkable effects on self-induced Aβ1-42 aggregation, and potent neuroprotective effect on...

The distribution, behavior, and release of macro- and micro-size plastic wastes in solid waste disposal sites

Xunchang Fei, Hongping He, Xiaoqing Pi, Xuhong Lu, Qinqin Chen, Jun Ma, Yao Wang, Mingliang Fang, Chuangzhou Wu & Shijin Feng
Sanitary landfills and uncontrolled dumpsites are plastic wastes (PWs) reservoirs containing ∼60% of all the plastics ever made, amounting to 5,000 × 106 tons as of 2017. The distribution, long-term behavior, and release of macro- and microplastics (MPs) from disposal sites are critical to global plastics pollution, but are poorly understood and lack systematic assessments. We review comprehensively the available knowledge in the three aspects herein. The spatial and temporal distribution of PW in 616...

Hypoglycemic activity and mechanisms of myricetin

Junqing Qian, Jinqiu Zhang, Yan Chen, Chengen Dai, Jing Fan & Hui Guo
Myricetin has been reported to have a wide variety of beneficial physiological functions. The present study was designed to investigate the mechanism of high purity myricetin, as a hypoglycemic functional component on high fat diet (HFD) fed streptozotocin (STZ) induced diabetic rats. Four-week antihyperglycemic effects of myricetin were assayed. The results showed that continuous administration of myricetin (50 and 200 mg/kg body weight) in HFD/STZ induced diabetic rats dose-dependently reduced the body serum glucose and...

Deep learning for assessing liver fibrosis based on acoustic nonlinearity maps: an in vivo study of rabbits

Jinzhen Song, Hao Yin, Jianbo Huang, Zhenru Wu, Chenchen Wei, Tingting Qiu & Yan Luo
This study aimed to assess liver fibrosis in rabbits by deep learning models based on acoustic nonlinearity maps. Injection of carbon tetrachloride was used to induce liver fibrosis. Acoustic nonlinearity maps, which were built by data of echo signals, were used as input data for deep learning model. Convolutional neural network (CNN), CNN combined with support vector machine (SVM), CNN combined with random forest and CNN combined with logistic regression were used as deep learning...

Talaromyces marneffei activates the AIM2-caspase-1/-4-GSDMD axis to induce pyroptosis in hepatocytes

Gang Wang, Wudi Wei, Zhongsheng Jiang, Junjun Jiang, Jing Han, Hong Zhang, Jiaguang Hu, Peng Zhang, Xu Li, Tao Chen, Jinhao He, Zhen Li, Jingzhen Lai, Hao Liang, Chuanyi Ning & Li Ye
Talaromyces marneffei tends to induce systemic infection in immunocompromised individuals, which is one of the causes of the high mortality. The underlying molecular mechanisms of T.marneffei-induced abnormal liver function are still poorly understood. In this study, we found that T.marneffei-infected patients could develop abnormal liver function, evidenced by reduced albumin and increased levels of aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and AST/alanine aminotransferase (ALT). T. marneffei-infected mice exhibited similar characteristics. In vitro investigations showed that T.marneffei induced the...

Identification and expression analysis of capsaicin biosynthesis pathway genes at genome level in Capsicum chinense

Wei Zhang, Dan Wu, Liping Zhang, Chengzhi Zhao, Huangying Shu, Shanhan Cheng, Zhiwei Wang, Jie Zhu & Pingwu Liu
Capsicum chinense is one of the best ingredients for making chili sauces and extracting capsaicin. In this study, we identified 59 genes associated with shikimic acid, phenylpropane, unsaturated fatty acids, phenylalanine, valine, leucine, isoleucine and other metabolic pathways based on pepper genome. In the present study, 58 of the 59 genes involved in capsaicin synthesis were found to be unevenly distributed on 11 chromosomes, and several genes with the same number of exons and high...

Hsa-miR-186-3p suppresses colon cancer progression by inhibiting KRT18/MAPK signaling pathway

Tian Xia, Zhiyong Zhang, Xin Zhang & Quanfu Li
This study aimed to determine the effect of miR-186-3p and KRT18 interaction on the biological behavior of colon cancer cells. A biotin-microRNA pull-down assay was performed to identify potential miRNAs. qRT-PCR was used to verify the KRT18 and miR-186-3p levels. In addition, Western blotting was used to detect the KRT18 protein levels. The functional connection between KRT18 and miR-186-3p was confirmed using a dual luciferase reporter assay. BrdU incorporation, MTT assay, and flow cytometry were...

Hsa-miR-186-3p suppresses colon cancer progression by inhibiting KRT18/MAPK signaling pathway

Tian Xia, Zhiyong Zhang, Xin Zhang & Quanfu Li
This study aimed to determine the effect of miR-186-3p and KRT18 interaction on the biological behavior of colon cancer cells. A biotin-microRNA pull-down assay was performed to identify potential miRNAs. qRT-PCR was used to verify the KRT18 and miR-186-3p levels. In addition, Western blotting was used to detect the KRT18 protein levels. The functional connection between KRT18 and miR-186-3p was confirmed using a dual luciferase reporter assay. BrdU incorporation, MTT assay, and flow cytometry were...

A tandem-repeat dimeric RBD protein-based covid-19 vaccine zf2001 protects mice and nonhuman primates

Yaling An, Shihua Li, Xiyue Jin, Jian-bao Han, Kun Xu, Senyu Xu, Yuxuan Han, Chuanyu Liu, Tianyi Zheng, Mei Liu, Mi Yang, Tian-Zhang Song, Baoying Huang, Li Zhao, Wen Wang, Ruhan A, Yingjie Cheng, Changwei Wu, Enqi Huang, Shilong Yang, Gary Wong, Yuhai Bi, Changwen Ke, Wenjie Tan, Jinghua Yan … & George F. Gao
Safe, efficacious, and deployable vaccines are urgently needed to control COVID-19 in the large-scale vaccination campaigns. We report here the preclinical studies of an approved protein subunit vaccine against COVID-19, ZF2001, which contains tandem-repeat dimeric receptor-binding domain (RBD) protein with alum-based adjuvant. We assessed vaccine immunogenicity and efficacy in both mice and non-human primates (NHPs). ZF2001 induced high levels of RBD-binding and SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibody in both mice and non-human primates, and elicited balanced TH1/TH2...

The role of gut microbiota in patients with benign and malignant brain tumors: a pilot study

Haixiao Jiang, Wei Zeng, Xiaoli Zhang, Yunlong Pei, Hengzhu Zhang & Yuping Li
Gut microbiota is associated with the growth of various tumors, including malignant gliomas, through the brain-gut axis. Moreover, the gut microbiota in patients with malignant tumors may considerably differ from those with benign tumors. However, the associations of gut microbiota with benign and malignant brain tumors remain unclear. Hence, in order to explore these underlying relationships, patients with benign meningioma (n = 32), malignant glioma (n = 27), and healthy individuals (n = 41) were...

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