93 Works

AADAC protects colorectal cancer liver colonization from ferroptosis through SLC7A11-dependent inhibition of lipid peroxidation

Rongquan Sun, Zhifei Lin, Xiangyu Wang, Lu Liu, Meisi Huo, Rui Zhang, Jing Lin, Chao Xiao, Yitong Li, Wenwei Zhu, Lu Lu, Jubo Zhang & Jinhong Chen
Abstract Background Oxidative stress is a highly active metabolic process in the liver, that poses great threats to disseminated tumor cells during their colonization. Here, we aimed to investigate how colorectal cancer (CRC) cells overcome lipid peroxidation to sustain their metastatic colonization in the liver. Methods Orthotopic colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM) and CRC liver colonization mouse models were constructed to determine the roles of lipid peroxidation and AADAC in CRC liver colonization. The levels of...

Mapping of Candidate Genes in Response to Low Nitrogen in Rice Seedlings

Jia Li, Wei Xin, Weiping Wang, Shijiao Zhao, Lu Xu, Xingdong Jiang, Yuxuan Duan, Hongliang Zheng, Luomiao Yang, Hualong Liu, Yan Jia, Detang Zou & Jingguo Wang
Abstract Nitrogen is not only a macronutrient essential for crop growth and development, but also one of the most critical nutrients in farmland ecosystem. Insufficient nitrogen supply will lead to crop yield reduction, while excessive application of nitrogen fertilizer will cause agricultural and eco-environment damage. Therefore, mining low-nitrogen tolerant rice genes and improving nitrogen use efficiency are of great significance to the sustainable development of agriculture. This study was conducted by Genome-wide association study on...

Mapping of Candidate Genes in Response to Low Nitrogen in Rice Seedlings

Jia Li, Wei Xin, Weiping Wang, Shijiao Zhao, Lu Xu, Xingdong Jiang, Yuxuan Duan, Hongliang Zheng, Luomiao Yang, Hualong Liu, Yan Jia, Detang Zou & Jingguo Wang
Abstract Nitrogen is not only a macronutrient essential for crop growth and development, but also one of the most critical nutrients in farmland ecosystem. Insufficient nitrogen supply will lead to crop yield reduction, while excessive application of nitrogen fertilizer will cause agricultural and eco-environment damage. Therefore, mining low-nitrogen tolerant rice genes and improving nitrogen use efficiency are of great significance to the sustainable development of agriculture. This study was conducted by Genome-wide association study on...

Floral organ transcriptome in Camellia sasanqua provided insight into stamen petaloid

Menglong Fan, Xinlei Li, Ying Zhang, Si Wu, Zhixin Song, Hengfu Yin, Weixin Liu, Zhengqi Fan & Jiyuan Li
Abstract Background The cultivated Camellia sasanqua forms a divergent double flower pattern, and the stamen petaloid is a vital factor in the phenomenon. However, the regulation mechanism remains largely unclear. Results Here, a comprehensive comparative transcriptome analysis of the wild-type, “semi-double”, “peony double”, and “rose double” was performed. The cluster analysis of global gene expression level showed petal and stamen difficulty separable in double flower. The crucial pathway and genes related to double flower patterns...

Enhance the Efficiency of Graphene-based THz Modulator by Optimizing the Brewster Angle

Xingyue Li, zhaohui zhang, Xiaoyan Zhao, Tianyao Zhang, Luqi Tao, Zhengyong Huang, Ying Li, Xianhao Wu, Lu Yin & Yuan Yuan
The gate-controllable electronical property of graphene provides a possibility of active tuning property for THz modulator. However, the common modulation technology which only depends on voltage cannot solve the problem of power consumption limitation in communication applications. Here, we demonstrated a Brewster angle-controlled graphene-based THz modulator, which could achieve a relatively high modulation depth with low voltage. First, we explored the complex relationships among the Brewster angles, reflection coefficients and the conductivities of graphene. Then,...

Body mass index and incidence of lung cancer in the HUNT study: using observational and Mendelian randomization approaches

Lin Jiang, Yi-Qian Sun, Ben Michael Brumpton, Arnulf Langhammer, Yue Chen & Xiao-Mei Mai
Abstract Background Traditional observational studies have shown an inverse association between body mass index (BMI) and lung cancer risk. Mendelian randomization (MR) analysis using genetic variants as instruments for BMI may clarify the nature of the association. Aims We studied the causal association between BMI and lung cancer incidence using observational and MR approaches. Methods We followed up 62,453 cancer-free Norwegian adults from 1995–97 (HUNT2) until 2017. BMI at baseline in HUNT2 was classified as...

Padres Preparados, Jóvenes Saludables: intervention impact of a randomized controlled trial on Latino father and adolescent energy balance-related behaviors

A. Baltaci, G. A. Hurtado Choque, C. Davey, A. Reyes Peralta, S. Alvarez de Davila, Y. Zhang, A. Gold, N. Larson & M. Reicks
Abstract Background Studies have shown associations among food and activity behaviors and body weight of Latino fathers and adolescents. However, few Latino father-focused interventions have been designed to improve energy balance-related behaviors (EBRBs) and weight status among early adolescents. Thus, this efficacy study aims to evaluate the Padres Preparados, Jóvenes Saludables (Padres) youth obesity prevention program for positive changes in EBRBs (fruit, vegetable, sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB), sweet/salty snack, and fast-food consumption, physical activity, and screen...

Association of Race and Income with Incident Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias among Black and White Older Adults

Laura M. Keohane, Sayeh Nikpay, Kyle Braun, Audrey Cheng, David Stevenson, Melinda B. Buntin, Danxia Yu, William J. Blot & Loren Lipworth
To investigate how differences in income and education levels may contribute to disparities in incidence of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD), we compared ADRD incidence in traditional Medicare claims for 11,132 Black and 7703 White participants aged 65 and over from a predominantly low-income cohort. We examined whether the relationship between ADRD incidence and race varied by income or education. Based on 2015 incident ADRD diagnoses, Black and White participants had unadjusted incidence rates...

Control algorithm of weight on bit and rate of penetration based on drilling robot

Jianguo Zhao, Penghui Liang, Qingyou Liu, Shuo Han & Ying Zhang
At present, the traction force and traction speed of the drilling robot cannot be controlled. However, if the speed of the drilling robot is too high, the bit will be damaged because of the shock load. If the speed of the drilling robot is too low, the drilling efficiency will be very low. The existing control system and control algorithm of the drilling robot cannot meet the requirements of the drilling conditions. A control system...

Marijuana use and DNA methylation-based biological age in young adults

Drew R. Nannini, Yinan Zheng, Brian T. Joyce, Tao Gao, Lei Liu, David R. Jacobs, Pamela Schreiner, Chunyu Liu, Steve Horvath, Ake T. Lu, Kristine Yaffe, Stephen Sidney, Philip Greenland, Donald M. Lloyd-Jones & Lifang Hou
Abstract Background Marijuana is the third most commonly used drug in the USA and efforts to legalize it for medical and recreational use are growing. Despite the increase in use, marijuana’s effect on aging remains understudied and understanding the effects of marijuana on molecular aging may provide novel insights into the role of marijuana in the aging process. We therefore sought to investigate the association between cumulative and recent use of marijuana with epigenetic age...

Prognostic significance of malnutrition risk in elderly patients with acute kidney injury in the intensive care unit

Na Wang, Ping Wang, Wen Li, Li Jiang, Meiping Wang, Bo Zhu & Xiuming Xi
Abstract Background Malnutrition is common in critically ill patients, but nutrition status in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) has been poorly studied. Our study aimed to investigate the relationship between malnutrition risk and the occurrence and prognosis of AKI in elderly patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). Methods Data were extracted from the Beijing Acute Kidney Injury Trial (BAKIT). A total of 1873 elderly patients were included and compared according to...

FIT-based risk-stratification model effectively screens colorectal neoplasia and early-onset colorectal cancer in Chinese population: a nationwide multicenter prospective study

Shengbing Zhao, Shuling Wang, Peng Pan, Tian Xia, Rundong Wang, Quancai Cai, Xin Chang, Fan Yang, Lun Gu, Zixuan He, Jiayi Wu, Qianqian Meng, Tongchang Wang, Qiwen Fang, Xiaomei Mou, Honggang Yu, Jinghua Zheng, Cheng Bai, Yingbin Zou, Dongfeng Chen, Xiaoping Zou, Xu Ren, Leiming Xu, Ping Yao, Guangsu Xiong … & Yu Bai
Abstract No fully validated risk-stratification strategies have been established in China where colonoscopies resources are limited. We aimed to develop and validate a fecal immunochemical test (FIT)-based risk-stratification model for colorectal neoplasia (CN); 10,164 individuals were recruited from 175 centers nationwide and were randomly allocated to the derivation (n = 6776) or validation cohort (n = 3388). Multivariate logistic analyses were performed to develop the National Colorectal Polyp Care (NCPC) score, which formed the risk-stratification...

Uterine macrophages as treatment targets for therapy of premature rupture of membranes by modified ADSC-EVs through a circRNA/miRNA/NF-κB pathway

Yuhua Gao, Ningning Mi, Ying Zhang, Xiangchen Li, Weijun Guan & Chunyu Bai
Abstract Background Circular RNA (circRNA) is a type of stable non-coding RNA that modifies macrophage inflammation by sponging micro RNAs (miRNAs), binding to RNA-binding proteins, and undergoing translation into peptides. Activated M1 phenotype macrophages secrete matrix metalloproteinases to participate in softening of the cervix uteri to promote vaginal delivery. Methods In this study, the premature rupture of membranes (PROM) mouse model was used to analyze the role of macrophages in this process. Profiling of circRNAs...

A database of water chemistry in eastern Siberian rivers

Ping Wang, Shiqi Liu, Qiwei Huang, Olga Gabysheva & Zehong Li
The database includes major ion (Ca, Mg, Na, K, HCO3, SO4, and Cl) data spanning 1940-2019, with 9487 groups of chemical results from 1434 water samples collected mainly in six large river basins in eastern Siberia.

Can Technology-Based Social Memory Aids Improve Social Engagement? Perceptions of a Novel Memory Aid for Persons With Memory Concerns

Brenna L. Horn, Elizabeth A. Albers, Lauren L. Mitchell, Eric Jutkowitz, Jessica M. Finlay, Ashley N. Millenbah, Gregory J. Seifert, Daniel S. Hedin, Matthew J. Knutson, Kevin M. Kramer & Jude P. Mikal
Social withdrawal and isolation are frequently experienced among people with cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease related dementias. Few assistive technologies exist to support persons with memory concerns’ (PWMC) continuing social engagement. This study aimed to understand PWMC and family caregivers’ initial perspectives on the feasibility and utility of a wearable technology-based social memory aid. We recruited 20 dyads, presented the memory aid, and conducted semi-structured interviews from June to August 2020 over Zoom...

Enhance the Efficiency of Graphene-based THz Modulator by Optimizing the Brewster Angle

Xingyue Li, zhaohui zhang, Xiaoyan Zhao, Tianyao Zhang, Luqi Tao, Zhengyong Huang, Ying Li, Xianhao Wu, Lu Yin & Yuan Yuan
The gate-controllable electronical property of graphene provides a possibility of active tuning property for THz modulator. However, the common modulation technology which only depends on voltage cannot solve the problem of power consumption limitation in communication applications. Here, we demonstrated a Brewster angle-controlled graphene-based THz modulator, which could achieve a relatively high modulation depth with low voltage. First, we explored the complex relationships among the Brewster angles, reflection coefficients and the conductivities of graphene. Then,...

Neuregulin-4 attenuates diabetic cardiomyopathy by regulating autophagy via the AMPK/mTOR signalling pathway

Hongchao Wang, Lijie Wang, Fuli Hu, Pengfei Wang, Yanan Xie, Fang Li & Bingyan Guo
Abstract Background Diabetic cardiomyopathy is characterized by left ventricle dysfunction, cardiomyocyte apoptosis, and interstitial fibrosis and is a serious complication of diabetes mellitus (DM). Autophagy is a mechanism that is essential for maintaining normal heart morphology and function, and its dysregulation can produce pathological effects on diabetic hearts. Neuregulin-4 (Nrg4) is an adipokine that exerts protective effects against metabolic disorders and insulin resistance. The aim of this study was to explore whether Nrg4 could ameliorate...

Label-Free Measurement of Wall Shear Stress in Brain Venule and Arteriole Using Dual-Wavelength Third-Harmonic-Generation Line-Scanning Imaging

Hui Cheng, Xinlin Chen, Zhong jincheng, Jia Li, Ping Qiu & Ke Wang
Wall shear stress (WSS) is of fundamental physiological and pathological significance. Current measurement technologies suffer from poor spatial resolution, or cannot measure instantaneous values in a label-free manner. Here we demonstrate dual-wavelength third-harmonic-generation (THG) line-scanning imaging, for instantaneous wall shear rate and WSS measurement in vivo. We used soliton self-frequency shift to generate dual-wavelength femtosecond pulses. Simultaneous acquisition of dual-wavelength THG line-scanning signals extract blood flow velocities at adjacent radial positions for instantaneous wall shear...

Comparison of meiotic transcriptomes of three maize inbreds with different origins reveals differences in cell cycle and recombination

Nelson Garcia, Lu Yin, Stefanie Dukowic-Schulze, Claire Milsted, Penny M. A. Kianian, Shahryar Kianian, Wojciech P. Pawlowski & Changbin Chen
Abstract Background Cellular events during meiosis can differ between inbred lines in maize. Substantial differences in the average numbers of chiasmata and double-strand breaks (DSBs) per meiotic cell have been documented among diverse inbred lines of maize: CML228, a tropical maize inbred line, B73 and Mo17, temperate maize lines. To determine if gene expression might explain these observed differences, an RNA-Seq experiment was performed on CML228 male meiocytes which was compared to B73 and Mo17...

Molecular characteristics of global β-lactamase-producing Enterobacter cloacae by genomic analysis

Jincao Hu, Jia Li, Chang Liu, Yan Zhang, Hui Xie, Chuchu Li, Han Shen & Xiaoli Cao
Abstract Objective To analyze the characteristics of global β-lactamase-producing Enterobacter cloacae including the distribution of β-lactamase, sequence types (STs) as well as plasmid replicons. Methods All the genomes of the E. cloacae were downloaded from GenBank. The distribution of β-lactamase encoding genes were investigated by genome annotation after the genome quality was checked. The STs of these strains were analyzed by multi-locus sequence typing (MLST). The distribution of plasmid replicons was further explored by submitting...

A general method for calculating power for GEE analysis of complete and incomplete stepped wedge cluster randomized trials

Ying Zhang, John S Preisser, Elizabeth L Turner, Paul J Rathouz, Mark Toles & Fan Li
Stepped wedge designs have uni-directional crossovers at randomly assigned time points (steps) where clusters switch from control to intervention condition. Incomplete stepped wedge designs are increasingly used in cluster randomized trials of health care interventions and have periods without data collection due to logistical, resource and patient-centered considerations. The development of sample size formulae for stepped wedge trials has primarily focused on complete designs and continuous responses. Addressing this gap, a general, fast, non-simulation based...

Molecular characteristics of global β-lactamase-producing Enterobacter cloacae by genomic analysis

Jincao Hu, Jia Li, Chang Liu, Yan Zhang, Hui Xie, Chuchu Li, Han Shen & Xiaoli Cao
Abstract Objective To analyze the characteristics of global β-lactamase-producing Enterobacter cloacae including the distribution of β-lactamase, sequence types (STs) as well as plasmid replicons. Methods All the genomes of the E. cloacae were downloaded from GenBank. The distribution of β-lactamase encoding genes were investigated by genome annotation after the genome quality was checked. The STs of these strains were analyzed by multi-locus sequence typing (MLST). The distribution of plasmid replicons was further explored by submitting...

Label-Free Measurement of Wall Shear Stress in Brain Venule and Arteriole Using Dual-Wavelength Third-Harmonic-Generation Line-Scanning Imaging

Hui Cheng, Xinlin Chen, Zhong jincheng, Jia Li, Ping Qiu & Ke Wang
Wall shear stress (WSS) is of fundamental physiological and pathological significance. Current measurement technologies suffer from poor spatial resolution, or cannot measure instantaneous values in a label-free manner. Here we demonstrate dual-wavelength third-harmonic-generation (THG) line-scanning imaging, for instantaneous wall shear rate and WSS measurement in vivo. We used soliton self-frequency shift to generate dual-wavelength femtosecond pulses. Simultaneous acquisition of dual-wavelength THG line-scanning signals extract blood flow velocities at adjacent radial positions for instantaneous wall shear...

High-definition transcranial direct current stimulation (HD-tDCS) as augmentation therapy in late-life depression (LLD) with suboptimal response to treatment—a study protocol for a double-blinded randomized sham-controlled trial

Sze Ting Joanna Ngan, Lap Kei Chan, Wai Chi Chan, Linda Chiu Wa Lam, Wan Kei Li, Kelvin Lim, Ego Or, Pui Fai Pang, Ting Keung Poon, Mei Cheung Mimi Wong, Ying King Anna Wu & Pak Wing Calvin Cheng
Abstract Background Late-life depression (LLD) has a poorer prognosis and higher relapse rate than younger adults, with up to one third of patients with LLD showing suboptimal response to antidepressant therapy. LLD has been associated with significant impairment in cognition and daily functioning. Few studies have evaluated the therapeutic effects of high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation (HD-tDCS) on depressive and cognitive symptoms of LLD. The current randomized controlled trial assesses the efficacy of HD-tDCS as...

High-definition transcranial direct current stimulation (HD-tDCS) as augmentation therapy in late-life depression (LLD) with suboptimal response to treatment—a study protocol for a double-blinded randomized sham-controlled trial

Sze Ting Joanna Ngan, Lap Kei Chan, Wai Chi Chan, Linda Chiu Wa Lam, Wan Kei Li, Kelvin Lim, Ego Or, Pui Fai Pang, Ting Keung Poon, Mei Cheung Mimi Wong, Ying King Anna Wu & Pak Wing Calvin Cheng
Abstract Background Late-life depression (LLD) has a poorer prognosis and higher relapse rate than younger adults, with up to one third of patients with LLD showing suboptimal response to antidepressant therapy. LLD has been associated with significant impairment in cognition and daily functioning. Few studies have evaluated the therapeutic effects of high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation (HD-tDCS) on depressive and cognitive symptoms of LLD. The current randomized controlled trial assesses the efficacy of HD-tDCS as...

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