1,198 Works

Metabolomics research on the effect of dexamethasone‐induced chronic stress in serum of rabbits

Hongli Liu, Bin Zhang, Lei Liu & Fuchang Li
Stress is a common factor that reduces production performance. However, the physiology of stress is not fully understood. In this study, 40-day-old rabbits were injected 1.0 mg/kg BW Dexamethasone to induce stress. A metabolomic study on serum of stress-induced rabbits was performed to research the metabolism mechanism of stress by using ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (UPLC–MS). Clear separations between stress rabbits and control rabbits were observed by principal component analysis (PCA) based...

Metabolomics research on the effect of dexamethasone‐induced chronic stress in serum of rabbits

Hongli Liu, Bin Zhang, Lei Liu & Fuchang Li
Stress is a common factor that reduces production performance. However, the physiology of stress is not fully understood. In this study, 40-day-old rabbits were injected 1.0 mg/kg BW Dexamethasone to induce stress. A metabolomic study on serum of stress-induced rabbits was performed to research the metabolism mechanism of stress by using ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (UPLC–MS). Clear separations between stress rabbits and control rabbits were observed by principal component analysis (PCA) based...

Nutritional components and protein quality analysis of genetically modified phytase maize

Yichun Hu, Liqin Linghu, Min Li, Deqian Mao, Yu Zhang, Xiaoguang Yang & Lichen Yang
The nutritional components and protein quality of genetically modified maize expressing phytase gene (GM) were analyzed and evaluated in this study. The nutritional components were analyzed by Chinese national standard methods. The ileostomy Bama miniature pigs were utilized to analyze the true digestibility of protein and amino acids. The digestible indispensable amino acid score (DIAAS) was adopted to evaluate the protein quality of GM, its parental maize (PM) and commercial available maize Zhengdan 958 (ZD)....

ESM of determination of transdermal rate of metallic microneedle array through impedance measurements-based numerical check screening algorithm

Hui-Jiuan Chen
Microneedle systems have been widely used in health monitoring, painless drug delivery, and medical cosmetology. Although many studies on microneedle materials, structures, and applications have been conducted, the applications of microneedles often suffered from issues of inconsistent penetration rates due to the complication of skin-microneedle interface. In this study, we demonstrated a methodology of determination of transdermal rate of metallic microneedle array through impedance measurements-based numerical check screening algorithm. Metallic sheet microneedle array sensors with...

MeCP2-induced heterochromatin organization is driven by oligomerization-based liquid–liquid phase separation and restricted by DNA methylation

Hui Zhang, Hector Romero, Annika Schmidt, Katalina Gagova, Weihua Qin, Bianca Bertulat, Anne Lehmkuhl, Manuela Milden, Malte Eck, Tobias Meckel, Heinrich Leonhardt & M. Cristina Cardoso
Heterochromatin is the highly compacted form of chromatin with various condensation levels hallmarked by high DNA methylation. MeCP2 is mostly known as a DNA methylation reader but has also been reported as a heterochromatin organizer. Here, we combine liquid–liquid phase separation (LLPS) analysis and single-molecule tracking with quantification of local MeCP2 concentrations in vitro and in vivo to explore the mechanism of MeCP2-driven heterochromatin organization and dynamics. We show that MeCP2 alone forms liquid-like spherical...

Prospero homeobox 1 promotes proliferation, migration, and invasion of osteosarcoma cells and its clinical significance

Dawei Liu, Ran Wang, Yuefeng Wang, Ye Wang & Liantang Wang
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common primary malignant bone tumor. Prospero homeobox 1 (PROX1) is a key transcription factor involved in some cancers, but the role of PROX1 in OS is unclear. This study aimed to explore the clinical and biology significance of PROX1 in OS. Fifty-four OS tissues and matched nontumor tissues were collected to explore the relationship between PROX1 expression and clinical characteristics and prognosis. qRT-PCR and immunohistochemistry were used to investigate the...

Morphology and phylogeny of two new Thalassiosiroid taxa (Bacillariophyceae), with two marginal rimoportulae

Biaobiao Niu, Yaqiong Guo, Nina Lundholm & Yang Li
Thalassiosira and related taxa i.e. the taxa within Thalassiosirales are among the most abundant and widespread diatoms. The vast majority have one marginal rimoportula, but very few always have two. The knowledge on Thalassiosiroid taxa in Chinese waters is restricted, and to explore the diversity, monoclonal strains were established from southern Chinese coastal waters. Morphological data were based on light and scanning electron microscopy. The D1‒D3 region of the ribosomal large subunit (LSU) and the...

Knockdown of circ_0001679 alleviates lipopolysaccharide-induced MLE-12 lung cell injury by regulating the miR-338-3p/ mitogen-activated protein kinase 1 axis

Shenggui Lu, Xinmiao Wu, Shuai Xin, Jing Zhang, Hanying Lin, Yu Miao & Yixin Li
The upregulation of circ_0001679 was reported in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced lung injury mouse model, but its functional roles and mechanisms in LPS-induced lung injury remain to be investigated. In this study, we aimed to explore the potential role of circ_0001679 in septic acute lung injury. We initially established an in vitro lung cell injury model using LPS-treated MLE-12 cells. siRNAs targeting circRNA_0001679 were employed to stably knock down circRNA_0001679, followed by functional assays to investigate the...

Transcriptome analysis of adipocytokines and their-related LncRNAs in lung adenocarcinoma revealing the association with prognosis, immune infiltration, and metabolic characteristics

Jie Ren, Hui Zhang, Jinna Wang, Yingsong Xu, Lei Zhao & Qihang Yuan
Lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) is amongst the major contributors to cancer-related deaths on a global scale. Adipocytokines and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are indispensable participants in cancer. We performed a pan-cancer analysis of the mRNA expression, single nucleotide variation, copy number variation, and prognostic value of adipocytokines. LUAD samples were obtained from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) and The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) databases. Simultaneously, train, internal and external cohorts were grouped. After a stepwise screening...

miR-669a-5p promotes adipogenic differentiation and induces browning in preadipocytes

Xiaoqiong Tan, Tingting Zhu, Linqiang Zhang, Lin Fu, Ying Hu, Huiqin Li, Chengbin Li, Jingjing Zhang, Bin Liang & Jing Liu
Obesity is a major global health issue that contributes to the occurrence of metabolic disorders. Based on this fact, understanding the underlying mechanisms and to uncover promising therapeutic approaches for obesity have attracted intense investigation. Brown adipose tissue (BAT) can help burns excess calories. Therefore, promoting White adipose tissue (WAT) browning and BAT activation is an attractive strategy for obesity treatment. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, non-coding RNAs, which are involved in regulation of adipogenic processes...

Comparison of transcriptome profiles of nucleated red blood cells in cord blood between preterm and full-term neonates

Yuanyuan Han, Ling Huang, Man Zhou, Xiaoyu Tan, Shangjin Gong, Zhaojun Zhang, Tingting Jin, Xiangdong Fang, Yankai Jia & S. W. Huang
The reactivation of fetal γ-globin expression is an effective strategy for ameliorating the clinical symptoms of β-hemoglobinopathies. However, the mechanism of globin switching, especially the roles of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in this process, remains elusive. We compared the in vivo transcriptome profiles of nucleated red blood cells (NRBCs) isolated from the umbilical cord blood of preterm and full-term newborns. We collected 75 umbilical cord blood samples and performed qPCR of the candidate genes. In...

ATF3 -activated accelerating effect of LINC00941/lncIAPF on fibroblast-to-myofibroblast differentiation by blocking autophagy depending on ELAVL1/HuR in pulmonary fibrosis

Jinjin Zhang, Haixia Wang, Hongbin Chen, Hongbo Li, Pan Xu, Bo Liu, Qian Zhang, Changjun Lv & Xiaodong Song
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is characterized by lung scarring and has no effective treatment. Fibroblast-to-myofibroblast differentiation and myofibroblast proliferation and migration are major clinical manifestations of this disease; hence, blocking these processes is a practical treatment strategy. Here, highly upregulated LINC00941/lncIAPF was found to accelerate pulmonary fibrosis by promoting fibroblast-to-myofibroblast differentiation and myofibroblast proliferation and migration. Assay for transposase-accessible chromatin using sequencing and chromatin immunoprecipitation experiments elucidated that histone 3 lysine 27 acetylation (H3K27ac) activated...

CFIm25 regulates human stem cell function independently of its role in mRNA alternative polyadenylation

Yi Ran, Shanshan Huang, Junjie Shi, Qiumin Feng, Yanhui Deng, Andy Peng Xiang & Chengguo Yao
It has recently been shown that CFIm25, a canonical mRNA 3’ processing factor, could play a variety of physiological roles through its molecular function in the regulation of mRNA alternative polyadenylation (APA). Here, we used CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing approach in human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) for CFIm25, and obtained three gene knockdown/mutant cell lines. CFIm25 gene editing resulted in higher proliferation rate and impaired differentiation potential for hESCs, with these effects likely to be directly...

Abnormal triaging of misfolded proteins by adult neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis-associated DNAJC5/CSPα mutants causes lipofuscin accumulation

Juhyung Lee, Yue Xu, Layla Saidi, Miao Xu, Konrad Zinsmaier & Yihong Ye
Mutations in DNAJC5/CSPα are associated with adult neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (ANCL), a dominant-inherited neurodegenerative disease featuring lysosome-derived autofluorescent storage materials (AFSMs) termed lipofuscin. Functionally, DNAJC5 has been implicated in chaperoning synaptic proteins and in misfolding-associated protein secretion (MAPS), but how DNAJC5 dysfunction causes lipofuscinosis and neurodegeneration is unclear. Here we report two functionally distinct but coupled chaperoning activities of DNAJC5, which jointly regulate lysosomal homeostasis: While endolysosome-associated DNAJC5 promotes ESCRT-dependent microautophagy, a fraction of perinuclear...

Identification of key genes and miRNA-mRNA regulatory networks associated with bone marrow immune microenvironment regulations in multiple myeloma by integrative bioinformatics analysis

Niluopaer Tuerxun, Jie Wang, Yu-ting Qin, Fang Zhao, Huan Wang, Jian-hua Qu, Md. Nazim Uddin & Jian-ping Hao
The deregulation of microRNAs (miRNAs) and genes in the bone marrow microenvironment have been involved with the pathogenesis of multiple myeloma (MM). However, the exploration of miRNA-mRNA regulatory networks in MM remains lacking. We used GSE125363, GSE125361, GSE47552, GSE2658, GSE136324, GSE16558, and GSE13591 datasets for this bioinformatics study. We identified 156 downregulated and 13 upregulated differentially expressed miRNAs (DEmiRs) in MM. The DEmiRs are associated with the enrichment of pathways mainly involved with cancers, cellular...

FROM-GLC Plus: toward near real-time and multi-resolution land cover mapping

Le Yu, Zhenrong Du, Runmin Dong, Juepeng Zheng, Ying Tu, Xin Chen, Pengyu Hao, Bo Zhong, Dailiang Peng, Jiyao Zhao, Xiyu Li, Jianyu Yang, Haohuan Fu, Guangwen Yang & Peng Gong
Global land cover has undergone extensive and rapid changes as a result of human activities and climate change. These changes have had a significant impact on biodiversity, the surface energy balance, and sustainable development. Global land cover data underpins research on the development of earth system models, resource management, and evaluation of the ecological environment. However, there are limitations in the classification detail, spatial resolution, and rapid change monitoring capability of global land cover change...

Data From: Winter mortality of a passerine bird increases following hotter summers and during winters with higher maximum temperatures

Lei Lv, Martijn Van De Pol, Helen L. Osmond, Yang Liu, Andrew Cockburn & Loeske E. B. Kruuk
Climate change influences animal population dynamics via effects on survival or reproduction. However, attributing changes in mortality to specific climate variables is challenging as it is often not known exactly when individuals died within a year. Here, we investigated climate effects on adult mortality in Australian superb fairy-wrens (Malurus cyaneus). Over a 27-year period, mortality outside the breeding season nearly doubled. This non-breeding season mortality increased with both lower minimum and higher maximum temperatures in...

Methyl-Sensitive Amplification Polymorphism (MSAP) Analysis Provides Insights into the DNA Methylation Underlying Heterosis in Kenaf (Hibiscus Cannabinus L.) Drought Tolerance

Dengjie Luo, Shan Cao, Zengqiang Li, Meiqiong Tang, Caijin Wang, Enerand Mackon, Zhen Huang, Jiao Pan, Xia Wu, Qijing Wu, Hui Zhang, Renxue Li, Xin Li, Ru Li & Peng Chen
Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) is an industrial fiber crop with significant heterosis and tolerance to abiotic stresses. However, the mechanism underlying heterosis in kenaf under drought conditions is completely unknown. In this study, F1 hybrids were remarkably tolerant to drought stress. Through methylation-sensitive amplification polymorphism (MSAP) analysis, we highlighted that total DNA methylation level under drought decreased by 11.2% in F1 and increased by 29.7% and 13.1% in parents CP079 and CP071, respectively. Unlike parents,...

Upregulated miR-322-5p regulates cell cycle and promotes cell proliferation and apoptosis by directly targeting Wee1 in mice liver injury

He Tong, Li Wang, Jing Shi, Haowei Jin, Kefan Zhang, Yulong Bao, Yongshuai Wu, Yipeng Cheng, Pengxia Liu & Changshan Wang
Liver injury from any number of causes (e.g. chemical material, drugs and diet, viral infection) is a global health problem, and its mechanism is not clearly understood. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) expression profiling is gaining popularity because miRNAs, as key regulators in gene expression networks, can influence many biological processes and have also shown promise as biomarkers for disease. Previous studies reported the regulation effects of miRNAs in liver injury, whereas function and molecular mechanisms of miR-322-5p...

DARS-AS1 recruits METTL3/METTL14 to bind and enhance DARS mRNA m6A modification and translation for cytoprotective autophagy in cervical cancer

Miaohua Zhu, Weiwei Shen, Qiming Wang, Xiaoming Zhou, Jiaying Wang, Tingting Wang & Jing Zhang
Cervical cancer (CC) is one of the most prevalent malignancies among females. Cytoprotective autophagy could confer cancer cell tolerance to hypoxic stress, promoting cell survival and adaptation. Aspartyl-tRNA synthetase 1 antisense 1 (DARS-AS1) is an oncogenic long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) in various cancers, but how DARS-AS1 regulates cytoprotective autophagy in hypoxic environment in CC remains unclear. Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) and luciferase reporter assays were conducted to explore the interaction between hypoxia-inducible factor 1 subunit alpha...

Repair mechanism of Wuwei Fuzheng Yijing formula in di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate-induced sperm DNA fragmentation in mice

Chenming Zhang, Shiqi Wang, Zulong Wang, Qi Zhang, Rubing Chen, Hao Zhang, Zhong Hua & Sicheng Ma
Di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), a known persistent organic pollutant, can increase the sperm DNA fragmentation index (DFI). To investigate the mechanism underlying the repair of DEHP-induced sperm DNA damage in mice by Wuwei Fuzheng Yijing (WFY) formula. The potential targets of WFY and sperm DNA fragment (SDF) were obtained from the TCMSP, BATMAN-TCM, OMIM and GeneCards. The protein–protein interaction (PPI) network, GO and KEGG pathway analyses of WFY-SDF were constructed. An animal model of DEHP-induced sperm...

Cannabidiol attenuates methamphetamine-induced conditioned place preference in male rats and viability in PC12 cells through the Sigma1R/AKT/GSK3β/CREB signaling pathway

Liu Liu, Juan Li, Chan Wang, Yue Xu, Chi-Kwan Leung, Genmeng Yang, Shucheng Lin, Shuwei Zhang, Yi Tan, Huijie Zhang, Haowei Wang, Jianxing Liu, Ming Li & Xiaofeng Zeng
Background: Methamphetamine use is associated with several negative consequences, including neurotoxicity and greater probability of exhibiting a substance use disorder. Sigma1 receptor is involved in the neurobiological basis of several drug use disorders. Cannabidiol has received attention in the treatment of drug use disorders and neurotoxicity. Objectives: To investigate the effects of cannabidiol on methamphetamine-induced conditioned place preference (CPP) and the viability of PC12 cells. Methods: Adult male rats (n = 70) underwent methamphetamine (2...

Long non-coding RNA Gm10561 promotes myogenesis by sponging miR-432

Shanshan Wang, Baohua Tan, Liyao Xiao, Jiekang Zeng, Xinming Zhao, Linjun Hong, Zicong Li, Gengyuan Cai, Enqin Zheng, Ting Gu & Zhenfang Wu
Skeletal myogenesis is a highly ordered process finely regulated by various factors. Long non-coding RNAs play an important regulatory role in myogenesis via multiple mechanisms. In this study, we identified the lncRNA Gm10561, which was upregulated during myogenic differentiation and is highly expressed in skeletal muscle. Knockdown of Gm10561 inhibited the proliferation and differentiation of C2C12 myoblasts in vitro and muscle growth in vivo. Overexpression of Gm10561 promoted the proliferation and differentiation of both C2C12...

Proteotoxic stress disrupts epithelial integrity by inducing MTOR sequestration and autophagy overactivation

Xiaoxiang Cheng, Pei Zhang, Hongyu Zhao, Hui Zheng, Kai Zheng, Hong Zhang & Hongjie Zhang
Macroautophagy/autophagy, an evolutionarily conserved degradation system, serves to clear intracellular components through the lysosomal pathway. Mounting evidence has revealed cytoprotective roles of autophagy; however, the intracellular causes of overactivated autophagy, which has cytotoxic effects, remain elusive. Here we show that sustained proteotoxic stress induced by loss of the RING and Kelch repeat-containing protein C53A5.6/RIKE-1 induces sequestration of LET-363/MTOR complex and overactivation of autophagy, and consequently impairs epithelial integrity in C. elegans. In C53A5.6/RIKE-1-deficient animals, blocking...

Remarkable effects of microbial factors on soil phosphorus bioavailability: a country-scale study

Jin-Tian Li, Lu Jing-Li, Jia Pu, Feng Shi-Wei, Wang Yu-Tao, Zheng Jin, Ou Shu-Ning, Wu Zhuo-Hui, Liao Bin, Shu Wen-Sheng & Liang Jie-Liang
Low soil phosphorus (P) bioavailability causes the widespread occurrence of P-limited terrestrial ecosystems around the globe. Exploring the factors influencing soil P bioavailability at large spatial scales is critical for managing these ecosystems. However, previous studies have mostly focused on abiotic factors. In this study, we explored the effects of microbial factors on soil P bioavailability of terrestrial ecosystems using a countrycontinental-scale sampling effort. Our results showed that soil microbial biomass carbon (MBC) and acid...

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  • Sun Yat-sen University
  • Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College
  • Zhejiang University
  • Fudan University
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Sichuan University
  • Capital Medical University
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • University of Chinese Academy of Sciences