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Fibrinogen like protein-1 knockdown suppresses the proliferation and metastasis of TU-686 cells and sensitizes laryngeal cancer to LAG-3 blockade

Jiameng Huang, Qiang Huang, Jiyao Xue, Huiqin Liu, Yang Guo, Hui Chen & Liang Zhou
ObjectiveTo detect the expression of fibrinogen like protein-1 (FGL-1) in laryngeal cancer and evaluate its effect on tumor proliferation, metastasis, and antitumor immunity.MethodsELISA and immunohistochemistry were performed to detect FGL-1 expression in laryngeal cancer. The effects of FGL-1 knockdown on the proliferation, cell cycle progression, apoptosis, migration, and invasion of laryngeal cancer cells were evaluated by the CCK-8, colony formation, flow cytometry, Transwell migration, and western blot assays. We detected changes in tumorigenesis and drug...

Effects of physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific exercise in patients with mild juvenile scoliosis

Wangshu Yuan, Hai Wang, Keyi Yu, Jianxiong Shen, Lixia Chen, Ying Liu & Youxi Lin
Abstract Study design A combined retrospective and prospective analysis on the therapeutic effect of physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific exercise (PSSE) in mild juvenile idiopathic scoliosis (JIS) patients. Background At present, patients with mild JIS are generally treated by observation without any interventional treatment. This study analyzed the effects of PSSE on mild JIS, which provided a new approach for the treatment of JIS. Method A total of 52 patients with mild JIS (Cobb angle 10–19°), aged 4–9...

Thrombus-targeted nano-agents for NIR-II diagnostic fluorescence imaging-guided flap thromboembolism multi-model therapy

Zichen Cao, Xinyu Zhang, Zheng Wei, Chuanhui Song, Huihui Zou, Jianchuan Ran, Hongbo Zhang, Diya Xie, Shengwei Han, Yufeng Wang, Yu Cai & Wei Han
Abstract In oral and maxillofacial surgery, flap repair is essential to the quality of postoperative life. Still, thrombosis is fatal for the survival of the flaps. Besides, some postoperative thrombotic diseases, such as pulmonary embolism, also intimidate patients’ life. The traditional diagnostic methods are still limited by a large amount of hardware and suffer from inconvenience, delay, and subjectivity. Moreover, the treatments mainly rely upon thrombolytics, such as urokinase (UK) plasminogen activator, which may cause...

IPSS-M has greater survival predictive accuracy compared with IPSS-R in persons ≥ 60 years with myelodysplastic syndromes

Junying Wu, Yudi Zhang, Tiejun Qin, Zefeng Xu, Shiqiang Qu, Lijuan Pan, Bing Li, Yujiao Jia, Chengwen Li, Huijun Wang, Qingyan Gao, Wenyu Cai, Jingye Gong, Songyang Zhao, Fuhui Li, Robert Peter Gale & Zhijian Xiao
Abstract There are considerable new data on mutation topography in persons with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). These data have been used to update conventional risk models such as the Revised International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS-R). Whether the molecular IPSS (IPSS-M) which includes these data improves survival prediction accuracy is untested. To answer this question, we compared survival prediction accuracies of the IPSS-R and IPSS-M in 852 consecutive subjects with de novo MDS. Concordance statistics (C-statistics) of...

Theoretical analysis of 60-W solar-pumped single crystal fiber laser

Pengfei Xiang, Lanling Lan, Yan Liu, Hongfei Qi, Yulong Tang & xiuhua ma
In order to improve the output power of solar-pumped single-crystal fiber (SCF) lasers, a novel solar concentrating system is proposed, which consists of a parabolic mirror, a 3D-CPC, and a hollow-core reflector. By ray tracing with TracePro, influence of the fiber’s diameter and the hollow reflector’s shape on the solar absorption efficiency is theoretically investigated. A typical Nd:YAG SCF with a core-diameter of 1 mm, length of 150 mm and doping concentration of 1 at.%...

Simple single-shot complete spatiotemporal intensity and phase measurement of an arbitrary ultrashort pulse using coherent modulation imaging

Yingming Xu, Youjian Yi, Ping Zhu, Xingchen Pan, Qiang Zhang, Liangze Pan, Fucai Ding, Dongjun Zhang, Xiao Liang & Meizhi Sun
We propose a simple single-shot spatiotemporal measurement technique called coherent modulation imaging for the spatio-spectrum (CMISS), which reconstructs the full three-dimensional high-resolution characteristics of ultrashort pulses based on frequency-space division and coherent modulation imaging. We demonstrated it experimentally by measuring the spatiotemporal amplitude and phase of a single pulse with spatial resolution of 44μm and phase accuracy of 0.04rad. CMISS has good potential for high-power ultrashort-pulse laser facilities and can measure even spatiotemporally complicated pulses...

Cross-watershed distribution pattern challenging the elimination of Oncomelania hupensis, the intermediate host of Schistosoma japonicum, in Sichuan province, China

Shen Chen, Ding Lu, Lei Duan, Ben Ma, Chao Lv, Yin-long Li, Shen-ning Lu, Lan-hua Li, Liang Xu, Zi-song Wu, Shang Xia, Jing Xu, Yang Liu & Shan Lv
Abstract Background Snail control is critical to schistosomiasis control efforts in China. However, re-emergence of Oncomelania hupensis is challenging the achievements of schistosomiasis control. The present study aimed to test whether the amphibious snails can spread across watersheds using a combination of population genetics and geographic statistics. Methods The digital maps and attributes of snail habitats were obtained from the national survey on O. hupensis. Snail sampling was performed in 45 counties of Sichuan Province....

Integrated physiological and transcriptional dissection reveals the core genes involving nutrient transport and osmoregulatory substance biosynthesis in allohexaploid wheat seedlings under salt stress

Jun-fan Chen, Ying Liu, Tian-yu Zhang, Zheng-fu Zhou, Jin-yong Huang, Ting Zhou & Ying-peng Hua
Abstract Background Soil salinization has become a global problem restricting the seed yield and quality of crops, including wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Salinity significantly alters plant morphology and severely disrupts physiological homeostasis. Salt tolerance of wheat has been widely studied whereas core ion transporters responsive to salt stress remain elusive. Results In this study, the wheat seedlings were subjected to salinity toxicity for morpho-physiological and transcriptomic analysis of wheat salt tolerance. There was a inversely...

Deep learning approach for cancer subtype classification using high-dimensional gene expression data

Jiquan Shen, Jiawei Shi, Junwei Luo, Haixia Zhai, Xiaoyan Liu, Zhengjiang Wu, Chaokun Yan & Huimin Luo
Abstract Motivation Studies have shown that classifying cancer subtypes can provide valuable information for a range of cancer research, from aetiology and tumour biology to prognosis and personalized treatment. Current methods usually adopt gene expression data to perform cancer subtype classification. However, cancer samples are scarce, and the high-dimensional features of their gene expression data are too sparse to allow most methods to achieve desirable classification results. Results In this paper, we propose a deep...

CASA: a comprehensive database resource for the COVID-19 Alternative Splicing Atlas

Yaxin Chen, Gang Wang, Jingyi Li, Lei Xia, Lin Zhu, Wenxing Li, Qiang Luo, Yinlu Liao, Yao Lin, Liyun Bi, Hubin Chen, Jiemei Chu, Yueqi Li, Jinming Su, Li Ye, Jun-jun Jiang, Hao Liang, Weimin Li & Sanqi An
Abstract Background As a key process in transcriptional regulatory mechanisms, alternative splicing (AS) plays a crucial role in maintaining the diversity of RNA and protein expression, and mediates the immune response in infectious diseases, especially for the COVID-19. Therefore, urgent data gathering and more research of AS profiles in microbe-infected human cells are needed to improve understanding of COVID-19 and related infectious diseases. Herein, we have created CASA, the COVID-19 Alternative Splicing Atlas to provide...

Association of variants in the KIF1A gene with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Panlin Liao, Yanchun Yuan, Zhen Liu, Xiaorong Hou, Wanzhen Li, Jin Wen, Kexuan Zhang, Bin Jiao, Lu Shen, Hong Jiang, Jifeng Guo, Beisha Tang, Zhuohua Zhang, Zhonghua Hu & Junling Wang
Abstract Background Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects neurons in the central nervous system and the spinal cord. As in many other neurodegenerative disorders, the genetic risk factors and pathogenesis of ALS involve dysregulation of cytoskeleton and neuronal transport. Notably, sensory and motor neuron diseases such as hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type 2 (HSAN2) and spastic paraplegia 30 (SPG30) share several causative genes with ALS, as well as...

RBCK1 is an endogenous inhibitor for triple negative breast cancer via hippo/YAP axis

Zhongbo Li, Peng Su, Yinlu Ding, Honglei Gao, Huijie Yang, Xin Li, Xiao Yang, Yan Xia, Chenmiao Zhang, Mingxi Fu, Dehai Wang, Ye Zhang, Shu Zhuo, Jian Zhu & Ting Zhuang
Abstract Background Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is one of the most lethal breast cancer subtypes. Due to a lack of effective therapeutic targets, chemotherapy is still the main medical treatment for TNBC patients. Thus, it is important and necessary to find new therapeutic targets for TNBC. Recent genomic studies implicated the Hippo / Yap signal is over activated in TNBC, manifesting it plays a key role in TNBC carcinogenesis and cancer progression. RBCK1 was...

Combination therapy with budesonide and N-acetylcysteine ameliorates LPS-induced ALI by attenuating neutrophil recruitment through the miR-196b-5p/Socs3 molecular axis

Yang Li, Huimin Yu, Meifen Lv, Qiaofen Li, Kaiwen Zou & Shaokun Lv
Abstract Background Neutrophil infiltration accelerates the inflammatory response and is highly correlated to the development of acute lung injury (ALI). Budesonide (BUD) and N-acetylcysteine (NAC) both inhibit the inflammatory response to alleviate ALI, so we further investigated whether their combination is better for ALI. Methods In this study, we investigated the effect and mechanism of Combined BUD and NAC therapy on LPS-induced ALI. Rat ALI model and neutrophil abnormal activation model were established by lipopolysaccharide...

Species diversity analysis of commercial Mantidis Ootheca samples contaminated by store pests based on DNA metabarcoding

Liuwei Xu, Xiaoying Zhang, Hua Guo, Xia Yang, Zhimei Xing, Wenzhi Yang, Jian Zhang & Xiaoxuan Tian
Abstract Mantidis Ootheca (Sangpiaoxiao, mantis egg case) is a typical multi-origin Chinese medicinal material. The Chinese Pharmacopoeia stipulates that the Mantidis Ootheca originates from three species of Mantis: Tenodera sinensis, Statilia maculate, and Hierodula patellifera. However, Mantidis Ootheca mainly relies on field collection, which leads to confusion of its actual origin in the market. As the clinical use of Mantidis Ootheca with unknown original mantis species will pose potential risks to drug safety, it is...

Identification of pyroptosis-related genes and long non-coding RNAs signatures in osteosarcoma

Jian Zhang, Jianjian Deng, Rui Ding, Jinghong Yuan, Jiahao Liu, Xiaokun Zhao, Tianlong Wu, Jingyu Jia & Xigao Cheng
Abstract Osteosarcoma is a highly malignant tumor, with very high disability and fatality rates. However, the overall prognosis is not optimistic. Pyroptosis is a newly discovered cell death modality accompanied by inflammation, which is closely related to varieties of cancers. In this study, the RNA-seq data were downloaded from public databases, the differences in the expression of the pyroptosis-related genes (PRGs) were identified, and the six PRGs signature was established through the univariate and LASSO...

Diagnostic and prognostic value of ventilatory power in pulmonary hypertension

Xin Li, Yi Zhang, Qi Jin, Zhihui Zhao, Qing Zhao, Lu Yan, Anqi Duan, Zhihua Huang, Meixi Hu, Changming Xiong, Qin Luo & Zhihong Liu
Abstract Background Ventilatory power is a novel index which could reflect both ventilation efficiency and peripheral blood flow. However, its clinical value in pulmonary hypertension (PH) is rarely discussed. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the diagnostic and prognostic value of ventilatory power as well as its association with disease severity in PH. Methods Consecutive patients with normal hemodynamics and patients diagnosed with PH between September, 2012 and December, 2020 in Fuwai hospital...

Gender-specific relationship between frequency of food-away-from-home with serum lipid levels and dyslipidemia in chinese rural adults

Yuyang Wang, Xiaotian Liu, Xiaokang Dong, Beibei Liu, Ning Kang, Wenqian Huo, Zhenxing Mao, Jian Hou & Chongjian Wang
Abstract Objective Food-away-from-home (FAFH) is one of the leading dietary patterns in Chinese families. However, the relationship between FAFH and dyslipidemia remains unclear, especially in the rural adult population. This study explored the relationship of FAFH frequency with serum lipid levels and dyslipidemia in rural Chinese adults. Methods A total of 12,002 men and 17,477 women aged 18–79 were included from the Henan rural cohort. Serum lipid levels were measured by enzyme colorimetry. Information on...

Exfoliation of stone cultural relics under the microclimate in the Yongling Mausoleum of the Former Shu Dynasty

Yao Zhang, Deshan Cui, Xun Bao, Shiyi Liu, Hong Guo & Bo Li
Abstract Many degradation processes of cultural heritage objects are associated with unsuitable microclimatic conditions. One of the most ubiquitous deteriorations is the crystallization of salts in pores, which can accelerate the erosion rate of masonry historical relics. In this study, the microclimate of the burial tomb and exfoliation of sandstone in the Yongling Mausoleum of the Former Shu Dynasty in Chengdu were monitored for 1 year to determine the development of the degradation. We established...

Association between childhood trauma and medication adherence among patients with major depressive disorder: the moderating role of resilience

Hongqiong Wang, Yuhua Liao, Lan Guo, Huimin Zhang, Yingli Zhang, Wenjian Lai, Kayla M. Teopiz, Weidong Song, Dongjian Zhu, Lingjiang Li, Ciyong Lu, Beifang Fan & Roger S. McIntyre
Abstract Background Suboptimal medication adherence is a major reason for failure in the management of major depressive disorder (MDD), childhood trauma might be an essential risk factor of suboptimal medication adherence. This study aimed to comprehensively explore the associations between different types of childhood trauma and medication adherence among patients with MDD, and to test whether resilience has moderating effects on the foregoing associations. Methods Participants were from the Depression Cohort in China (ChiCTR registry...

YAP1 protects against septic liver injury via ferroptosis resistance

Jin Wang, Qian Zhu, Rui Li, Jing Zhang, Xujun Ye & Xinyi Li
Abstract Background The liver plays crucial roles in sepsis and is one of the major targets for sepsis-related injuries. Ferroptosis, a newly emerged form of lytic cell death, has been implicated in sepsis related organ failure. Yes-associated protein1 (YAP1), a key regulator of the Hippo signaling pathway, may be involved in ferroptosis development. This study aimed to elucidate the role of YAP1 in septic liver injury through regulating ferroptosis, especially ferritinophagy-mediated ferroptosis. Results Cecal ligation...

Health technology assessment of medical devices: current landscape, challenges, and a way forward

Jian Ming, Yunzhen He, Yi Yang, Min Hu, Xinran Zhao, Jun Liu, Yang Xie, Yan Wei & Yingyao Chen
Abstract Background Health Technology Assessment (HTA) has been widely recognized as informing healthcare decision-making, and interest in HTA of medical devices has been steadily increasing. How does the assessment of medical devices differ from that of drug therapies, and what innovations can be adopted to overcome the inherent challenges in medical device HTA? Method HTA Accelerator Database was used to describe the landscape of HTA reports for medical devices from HTA bodies, and a literature...

Eicosanoid lipidome activation in post-mortem brain tissues of individuals with APOE4 and Alzheimer’s dementia

Brandon Ebright, Isaac Assante, Roy A. Poblete, Shaowei Wang, Marlon V. Duro, David A. Bennett, Zoe Arvanitakis, Stan G. Louie & Hussein N. Yassine
Abstract Background Chronic neuroinflammation is one of the hallmarks of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (AD) dementia pathogenesis. Carrying the apolipoprotein ε4 (APOE4) allele has been associated with an accentuated response to brain inflammation and increases the risk of AD dementia progression. Among inflammation signaling pathways, aberrant eicosanoid activation plays a prominent role in neurodegeneration. Methods Using brains from the Religious Order Study (ROS), this study compared measures of brain eicosanoid lipidome in older persons with AD...

Quercetin and Luteolin may be the New Effective Drugs for Radiation Pneumonitis: Based on a Systems Pharmacology

Mengmei Zhang, Guangcai Li, Huaqing Hu, Mu Yi, Yang Li, Jihang Luo, Yan Tang, Guangmin Xu, Ze Yang & Xiao Liu
Background: The occurrence of radiation pneumonia not only affects the efficacy of radiotherapy, but also seriously threatens the health of patients undergoing radiotherapy for lung cancer. Studies have suggested that a feining granule is a potentially effective drug for the treatment of radiation pneumonitis, but its mechanism and main components are still unclear. Our study used bioinformatics methods to analyze the main drug Aster tataricus L. f. in feining granules and aims to gain the...

Identification and validation of a fatty acid metabolism-related lncRNA signature as a predictor for prognosis and immunotherapy in patients with liver cancer

Erbao Chen, Jing Yi, Jing Jiang, Zhilin Zou, Yuqian Mo, Qingqi Ren, Zewei Lin, Yi Lu, Jian Zhang & Jikui Liu
Abstract Background Fatty acid (FA) metabolism is considered the emerging cause of tumor development and metastasis, driving poor prognosis. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are closely related to cancer progression and play important roles in FA metabolism. Thus, the discovery of FA metabolism-related lncRNA signatures to predict outcome and immunotherapy response is critical in improving the survival of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Methods FA metabolism scores and a FA metabolism-related lncRNA signature were constructed using...

Construction of a Carcinoembryonic Antigen Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) Aptamer Sensor Based on the Silver Nanorod Array Chip

Rui Li, Lijun Li, Yan Zhang, Xin Lin, Heyuanxi Guo, Chubing Lin & Jun Feng
Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is a cancer-related tumor marker, which is commonly used for preventive screening, auxiliary diagnosis, and recurrence monitoring. Therefore, it is of great significance to develop a new CEA detection method. In this paper, we developed an SERS aptasensor for CEA based on silver nanorod array chip, thiol aptamer, and 4-mercaptophenylboronic acid (4-MPBA). The silver nanorod array chip modified by CEA thiol aptamer (aptamer-SH) was used as SERS capture substrates. Ag@4-MPBA was used...

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  • Henan University
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  • Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College
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