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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...

A new cycloheptane derivative from the fungus Penicillium crustosum JT-8

Jun-Tao Hu, Jia-Peng Wang, Yan Shu, Xue-Yun Cai, Cheng-Tong Sun, Hao Ding, Le Cai & Zhong-Tao Ding
A new highly oxygenated cycloheptane derivative crustane (1), along with fourteen known compounds (2–15) were isolated from Penicillium crustosum JT-8. The structure of compound 1 was determined by extensive spectroscopic data, DP4+ probability analyses and dimolybdenum CD method. Compound 1 exhibited moderate antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus with MIC of 4.0 μg/mL.

Comparative analysis of circular RNA enrichment methods

Huajuan Shi, Ying Zhou, Erteng Jia, Zhiyu Liu, Min Pan, Yunfei Bai, Xiangwei Zhao & Qinyu Ge
The circRNAs sequencing results vary due to the different enrichment methods and their performance is needed to systematic comparison. This study investigated the effects of different circRNA enrichment methods on sequencing results, including abundance and species of circRNAs, as well as the sensitivity and precision. This experiment was carried out by following four common circRNA enrichment methods: including ribosomal RNA depletion (rRNA–), polyadenylation and poly (A+) RNA depletion followed by RNase R treatment (polyA+RNase R),...

Glycosylation on envelope glycoprotein of duck Tembusu virus affects virus replication in vitro and contributes to the neurovirulence and pathogenicity in vivo

Dejian Liu, Xuyao Xiao, Peng Zhou, Huijun Zheng, Yaqian Li, Hui Jin, Anan Jongkaewwattana & Rui Luo
Duck Tembusu virus (DTMUV), an emergent flavivirus, causes domestic waterfowls to suffer from severe egg-drop syndrome and fatal encephalitis, greatly threatens duck production globally. Like other mosquito-borne flaviviruses, the envelope (E) protein of all DTMUV strains was N-glycosylated at the amino acid position 154. Thus far, the biological roles of DTMUV E glycosylation have remained largely unexplored. Herein, we demonstrated the key roles of E glycosylation in the replication and pathogenicity of DTMUV in ducks...

sj-pdf-1-jfi-10.1177_0192513X211042843 – Supplemental Material for Interparental Conflict and Chinese Children’s Social Development

Fengjiao Xu, Xinyi Chen, Haiyan Xing & Hongmei Wang
Supplemental Material, sj-pdf-1-jfi-10.1177_0192513X211042843 for Interparental Conflict and Chinese Children’s Social Development by Fengjiao Xu, Xinyi Chen, Haiyan Xing and Hongmei Wang in Journal of Family Issues

A new dihydroflavone and a new polyacetylene glucoside from Bidens parviflora

Fu-Jie Cai, Chuan-Hou Li, Xiao-Hui Sun, Lu Wang, Jin-Li Tian, Wei Zhao, De-Gang Kong, Qing Liu & Hong-Lei Zhou
A new dihydroflavone, 2(S)-isookanin-4′-methoxy-8-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (1), and a new polyacetylene glucoside, (10S)-tridecane-2E-ene-4,6,8-triyne-1-ol-10-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (2), along with seven known compounds (3–9), were isolated from the herb of Bidens parviflora Willd. The structures of all the extracted compounds were elucidated by HR-ESI-MS, 1 D and 2 D NMR spectra, as well as circular dichroism (CD).

The rise and fall of proboscidean ecological diversity

Juan L. Catalapiedra, Oscar Sanisidro, Hanwen Zhang, María T. Alberdi, José L. Prado, Fernando Blanco & Juha Saarinen
A .tre file with 300 phylogenetic trees of proboscideans without zero-length branches obtained from MrBayes

BMI1 promotes steroidogenesis through maintaining redox homeostasis in mouse MLTC-1 and primary Leydig cells

Tingting Gao, Meng Lin, Binbin Shao, Qiao Zhou, Yufeng Wang, Xia Chen, Dan Zhao, Xiuliang Dai, Cong Shen, Hongbo Cheng, Shenmin Yang, Hong Li, Bo Zheng, Xingming Zhong, Jun Yu, Li Chen & Xiaoyan Huang
In males, aging is accompanied by decline in serum testosterone levels due to impairment of testicular Leydig cells. The polycomb protein BMI1 has recently been identified as an anti-aging factor. In our previous study, BMI1 null mice showed decreased serum testosterone and Leydig cell population, excessive oxidative stress and p16/p19 signaling activation. However, a cause-and-effect relationship between phenotypes and pathways was not investigated. Here, we used the rescue approach to study the role of oxidative...

Evaluation of cesarean delivery rates in different levels of hospitals in Jiangsu Province, China, using the 10-Group classification system

Ning Gu, Yimin Dai, Dan Lu, Tingmei Chen, Muling Zhang, Tao Huang, Yalan Qi, Xinning Han, Lihua Xie, Jishi Yang, Chengling Fan, Yunhua Yan, Anhong Zhang, Xiaoping Weng, Huiling Zhang, Li Su, Yingyan Li & Yali Hu
To compare cesarean delivery (CD) rates in referral and non-referral hospitals in Maternal Safety Collaboration in Jiangsu province, China. Sixteen participants (4 referral hospitals, 12 non-referral hospitals) from Drum Tower Hospital Collaboration for Maternal Safety reported CD rates in 2019 using ten-group classification system and maternal/neonatal morbidity and mortality. A total of 22,676 CDs were performed among 52,499 deliveries and the average CD rate was 43.2% (range 34.8–69.6%). CD rate in non-referral hospitals (44.7%) was...

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...

Prediction of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy

Xinyuan Zhang, Yu Chen, Stephen Salerno, Yi Li, Libin Zhou, Xiaoxi Zeng & Huafeng Li
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is a pregnancy-specific liver disease associated with a significant risk of fetal complications including pre-term delivery and fetal death. Typically, it was diagnosed in the third trimester of pregnancy. This study utilized characteristics from routine maternal examinations in the first 20 weeks’ gestation to predict ICP in pregnant women. This is a retrospective case-control study. 13,329 medical records were collected on pregnant women presenting to the West China Second University...

Prognostic alternative splicing regulatory network of RBM25 in hepatocellular carcinoma

Yong-Fa Zhang, Yi-Xiu Wang, Ning- Zhang, Zhen-Hai Lin, Long-Rong Wang, Yun Feng, Qi Pan & Lu Wang
RNA-binding motif protein 25 (RBM25) is a poorly characterized RNA-binding protein that is involved in several biological processes and regulates the proliferation and metastasis of tumor cells. The regulatory role of RBM25 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is unknown. Here, RBM25 expression and outcomes in HCC patients were evaluated using The Cancer Genome Atlas database. RBM25 was overexpressed in HCC patients compared with the healthy group. The high expression of RBM25 in tumor tissues was significantly...

Comparative analysis of circRNA expression profile and circRNA-miRNA-mRNA regulatory network between palmitic and stearic acid-induced lipotoxicity to pancreatic β cells

Yunjin Zhang, Qingrui Zhao, Shenghan Su, Lingfeng Dan, Xuebei Li, Yu Wang, Yuqing Lin, Zhen Tian, Changhao Sun & Huimin Lu
Chronic exposure to high concentrations of circulating palmitic acid and stearic acid leads to impaired β cell function, which accelerates the development of type 2 diabetes. However, differences in the mechanisms underlying this process between these two saturated fatty acids remain largely unknown. In this study, we screened for potential circular RNAs (circRNAs) and their associated regulatory pathways in palmitic acid- and stearic acid-induced mouse β-TC6 cell dysfunction. CircRNA high-throughput sequencing, gene ontology enrichment and...

Bioinformatics analysis reveals the competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA) coexpression network in the tumor microenvironment and prognostic biomarkers in soft tissue sarcomas

Dandan Zou, Yang Wang, Meng Wang, Bo Zhao, Fei Hu, Yanguo Li & Bingming Zhang
Soft tissue sarcomas (STSs) are rare, heterogeneous mesenchymal neoplasias. Understanding the tumor microenvironment (TME) and identifying potential biomarkers for prognosis associated with the TME of STS might provide effective clues for immune therapy. We evaluated the immune scores and stromal scores of STS patients by using the RNA sequencing dataset from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database and the ESTIMATE algorithm. Then, the differentially expressed mRNAs (DEGs), miRNAs (DEMs) and lncRNAs (DELs) were identified after...

A seven-gene signature and the C–C motif chemokine receptor family genes are the sarcoma-related immune genes

Jiarui Chen, Tuo Liang, Jiemei Cen, Jie Jiang, Shixin Pan, Shengsheng Huang, Liyi Chen, Xuhua Sun, Hao Li, Tianyou Chen, Wei Liang, Shian Liao, Chaojie Yu, Yuanlin Yao, Zhen Ye, Wuhua Chen, Hao Guo, Xinli Zhan & Chong Liu
Cells of the tumor microenvironment exert a vital influence on sarcoma prognosis. This study aimed to analyze and identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) related to immunity and their significance as immune biomarkers for the accurate prediction of overall survival of patients with sarcoma. The Cancer Genome Atlas was adopted for obtaining sarcoma gene microarray and corresponding clinical information. ESTIMATE algorithm was used to calculate tumor immune microenvironment indices. Immune-associated DEGs were identified using the limma...

Atg9-centered multi-omics integration reveals new autophagy regulators in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Di Peng, Chen Ruan, Shanshan Fu, Chengwen He, Jingzhen Song, Hui Li, Yiran Tu, Dachao Tang, Lan Yao, Shaofeng Lin, Ying Shi, Weizhi Zhang, Hao Zhou, Le Zhu, Cong Ma, Cheng Chang, Jie Ma, Zhiping Xie, Chenwei Wang & Yu Xue
In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Atg9 is an important autophagy-related (Atg) protein, and interacts with hundreds of other proteins. How many Atg9-interacting proteins are involved in macroautophagy/autophagy is unclear. Here, we conducted a multi-omic profiling of Atg9-dependent molecular landscapes during nitrogen starvation-induced autophagy, and identified 290 and 256 genes to be markedly regulated by ATG9 in transcriptional and translational levels, respectively. Unexpectedly, we found most of known Atg proteins and autophagy regulators that interact with Atg9 were...

CREG1 promotes lysosomal biogenesis and function

Jie Liu, Yanmei Qi, Joshua Chao, Pranav Sathuvalli, Leonard Y. Lee & Shaohua Li
CREG1 is a small glycoprotein which has been proposed as a transcription repressor, a secretory ligand, a lysosomal, or a mitochondrial protein. This is largely because of lack of antibodies for immunolocalization validated through gain- and loss-of-function studies. In the present study, we demonstrate, using antibodies validated for immunofluorescence microscopy, that CREG1 is mainly localized to the endosomal-lysosomal compartment. Gain- and loss-of-function analyses reveal an important role for CREG1 in both macropinocytosis and clathrin-dependent endocytosis....

Topically applied liposome-in-hydrogels for systematically targeted tumor photothermal therapy

Gang Chen, Aftab Ullah, Gang Xu, Zhou Xu, Fei Wang, Tianqing Liu, Yi Su, Tangjie Zhang & Kaikai Wang
Transdermal drug delivery for local or systemic therapy provides a potential anticancer modality with a high patient compliance. However, the drug delivery efficiency across the skin is highly challenging due to the physiological barriers, which limit the desired therapeutic effects. In this study, we prepared liposome-in-hydrogels containing a tumor targeting photosensitizer IR780 (IR780/lipo/gels) for tumor photothermal therapy (PTT). The formulation effectively delivered IR780 to subcutaneous tumor and deep metastatic sites, while the hydrogels were applied...

Down-regulation of HLA-DRs and HLA-DPs reflects the deficiency of antigen-presenting cells in endometrium from infertile women with and without ovarian endometriosis

Li Jiang, Xi Wang, Tingting Zhang, Huan Chen, Zhangming Wei, Tianjiao Li, Yuqing Wu, Zeying Li & Xiaoling Fang
This study aimed to explore common molecular changes in the infertile endometrium from women with and without endometriosis (EM). By analyzing the dataset GSE120103 from Gene Expression Omnibus, a total of 3252 shared differentially expressed genes were identified between ovarian EM in infertile vs. fertile endometrium and EM-free infertile vs. fertile endometrium. In addition, the gene annotation and pathway analysis of the shared differentially expressed genes with the same expression trend indicated that the pathway...

The synergistic antitumor activity of 3-(2-nitrophenyl) propionic acid-paclitaxel nanoparticles (NPPA-PTX NPs) and anti-PD-L1 antibody inducing immunogenic cell death

Xiao-Chuan Duan, Li-Yuan Peng, Xin Yao, Mei-Qi Xu, Hui Li, Shuai-Qiang Zhang, Zhuo-Yue Li, Jing-Ru Wang, Zhen-Han Feng, Guang-Xue Wang, Ai Liao, Ying Chen & Xuan Zhang
Cancer immunotherapy is a strategy that is moving to the frontier of cancer treatment in the current decade. In this study, we show evidence that 3-(2-nitrophenyl) propionic acid-paclitaxel nanoparticles (NPPA-PTX NPs), act as immunogenic cell death (ICD) inducers, stimulating an antitumor response which results in synergistic antitumor activity by combining anti-PD-L1 antibody (aPD-L1) in vivo. To investigate the antitumor immunity induced by NPPA-PTX NPs, the expression of both ICD marker calreticulin (CRT) and high mobility...

Folic acid-modified ROS-responsive nanoparticles encapsulating luteolin for targeted breast cancer treatment

Yu Wang, Qianmei Wang, Wei Feng, Qian Yuan, Xiaowei Qi, Sheng Chen, Pu Yao, Qing Dai, Peiyuan Xia, Dinglin Zhang & Fengjun Sun
Luteolin (Lut) is a natural flavonoid polyphenolic compound with multiple pharmacological activities, such as anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor effects. However, the poor aqueous solubility and low bioactivity of Lut restrict its clinical translation. Herein, we developed a reactive oxygen species (ROS)-responsive nanoplatforms to improve the bioactivity of Lut. Folic acid (FA) was employed to decorate the nanoparticles (NPs) to enhance its targeting ability. The size of Lut-loaded ROS-responsive nanoparticles (Lut/Oxi-αCD NPs) and FA-modified Lut/Oxi-αCD NPs...

Cyclodextrin metal-organic framework as vaccine adjuvants enhances immune responses

Congcong Li, Chaoxi Chen, Yucai Wei, Min Tan, Shuo Zhai, Juebo Zhao, Lu Wang & Tao Dai
It is urgently needed to develop novel adjuvants for improving the safety and efficacy of vaccines. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), with high surface area, play an important role in drug delivery. With perfect biocompatibility and green preparation process, the γ-cyclodextrin metal-organic framework (γ-CD-MOF) fabricated with cyclodextrin and potassium suitable for antigen delivery. In this study, we modified γ-CD-MOF with span-85 to fabricate the SP-γ-CD-MOF as animal vaccine adjuvants. The ovalbumin (OVA) as the model antigen was...

Enrofloxacin/florfenicol loaded cyclodextrin metal-organic-framework for drug delivery and controlled release

Yucai Wei, Chaoxi Chen, Shuo Zhai, Min Tan, Juebo Zhao, Xiaowen Zhu, Lu Wang, Qun Liu & Tao Dai
We presented an antibiotic-loaded γ-cyclodextrin metal-organic framework that delivered antibiotics suitable for the treatment of bacterial infections. The γ-cyclodextrin metal-organic framework was developed using γ-cyclodextrin and potassium ion via the ultrasonic method. The antibiotic (florfenicol and enrofloxacin) was primarily encapsulated into the pore structures of γ-CD-MOF, which allowed the sustained release of antibiotics over an extended period of time in vitro and in vivo. Notably, antibiotics-loaded γ-CD-MOF showed much superior activity against bacteria than free...

Enrofloxacin/florfenicol loaded cyclodextrin metal-organic-framework for drug delivery and controlled release

Yucai Wei, Chaoxi Chen, Shuo Zhai, Min Tan, Juebo Zhao, Xiaowen Zhu, Lu Wang, Qun Liu & Tao Dai
We presented an antibiotic-loaded γ-cyclodextrin metal-organic framework that delivered antibiotics suitable for the treatment of bacterial infections. The γ-cyclodextrin metal-organic framework was developed using γ-cyclodextrin and potassium ion via the ultrasonic method. The antibiotic (florfenicol and enrofloxacin) was primarily encapsulated into the pore structures of γ-CD-MOF, which allowed the sustained release of antibiotics over an extended period of time in vitro and in vivo. Notably, antibiotics-loaded γ-CD-MOF showed much superior activity against bacteria than free...

Targeting of the COX-2/PGE2 axis enhances the antitumor activity of T7 peptide in vitro and in vivo

Jianrong Yang, Jingtao Zhong, Mi Zhou, Yinghong Zhou, Peng Xiu, Feng Liu, Fuhai Wang, Zelun Li, Yuntian Tang, Yuanyuan Chen, Siyang Yao, Tao Huang, Tianqi Liu & Xiaofeng Dong
T7 peptide is considered as an antiangiogenic polypeptide. The presents study aimed to further detect the antiangiogenic mechanisms of T7 peptide and determine whether combining T7 peptide and meloxicam (COX-2/PGE2 specific inhibitor) could offer a better therapy to combat hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). T7 peptide suppressed the proliferation, migration, tube formation, and promoted the apoptosis of endothelial cells under both normoxic and hypoxic conditions via integrin α3β1 and αvβ3 pathways. Cell proliferation, migration, apoptosis, or tube...

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  • First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University
  • Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Zhejiang University
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Fudan University
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Sichuan University
  • Nanjing Medical University