114 Works

The lipoprotein NlpD in Cronobacter sakazakii responds to acid stress and regulates macrophage resistance and virulence by maintaining membrane integrity

Xuemeng Ji, Ping Lu, Juan Xue, Ning Zhao, Yan Zhang, Lu Dong, Xuejiao Zhang, Ping Li, Yaozhong Hu, Jin Wang, Bowei Zhang, Jingmin Liu, Huan lv & Shuo Wang
Cronobacter sakazakii, an emerging opportunistic pathogen, is implicated in severe foodborne outbreak infections in premature and full-term infants. Generally, acid tolerance is vital for the pathogenesis of foodborne pathogens; however, its role in C. sakazakii virulence remains largely unknown. To screen out acid-tolerance determinants from transposon mutants, anovel counterselection method using gentamicin and acid was developed. Using the counterselection method and growth assay, we screened several acid-sensitive mutants and found that nlpD encodes an acid-resistance...

The synaptic marker neurogranin as a disease state biomarker in Alzheimer’s disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Zhibin Wang, Jianwei Yang, Wei Zhu, Yi Tang & Jianping Jia
Objective: Synaptic degeneration is the pathologic foundation of cognitive decline in the Alzheimer’s disease (AD) continuum. We aimed to determine whether cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) synaptic marker neurogranin (Ng) is a disease state or a disease stage biomarker in the AD continuum. Methods: Studies comparing CSF Ng levels among AD, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and healthy participants were included. Studies were eligible if the correlation between CSF Ng levels and Mini-Mental Status Examination (MMSE) scores was...

Genomic population structure of Helicobacter pylori Shanghai isolates and identification of genomic features uniquely linked with pathogenicity

Feng Yang, Jinghao Zhang, Su Wang, Zhaoyang Sun, Jun Zhou, Feng Li, Yue Liu, Li Ding, Yixin Liu, Wenjing Chi, Tao Liu, Yongqun He, Ping Xiang, Zhijun Bao, Michal A. Olszewski, Hu Zhao & Yanmei Zhang
Severe Helicobacter pylori-linked gastric disorders are especially prevalent in the East Asia region. The ability of H. pylori to cause different clinical outcomes is thought to be associated with unique sets of its genetic features. However, only few genetic features have been definitively linked to specific gastrointestinal pathologies. Genome heterogeneity of clinical H. pylori strains from patients with four different gastric disorders was studied to explore the population structure and molecular genomic features and their...

Long non-coding RNA LINC00649 regulates YES-associated protein 1 (YAP1)/Hippo pathway to accelerate gastric cancer (GC) progression via sequestering miR-16-5p

Hongyan Wang, Xin Di, Yingjie Bi, Shidong Sun & Tao Wang
Although long non-coding RNA (LncRNA) LINC00649 is reported to be closely associated with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), prostate cancer and colorectal cancer, its role in regulating other types of cancer, such as gastric cancer (GC), has not been studied. This study analyzed the expression status of LINC00649 in GC tissues and cells by performing Real-Time qPCR analysis, and we found that LINC00649 tended to be enriched in cancerous tissues and cells but not in their...

A virulent Bacillus cereus strain from deep-sea cold seep induces pyroptosis in a manner that involves NLRP3 inflammasome, JNK pathway, and lysosomal rupture

Yan Zhao, Shuai Jiang, Jian Zhang, Xiao-Lu Guan, Bo-Guang Sun & Li Sun
Recent studies indicate that the Bacillus species is distributed in deep-sea environments. However, no specific studies on deep-sea Bacillus cereus have been documented. In the present work, we isolated a B. cereus strain, H2, from the deep-sea cold seep in South China Sea. We characterized the pathogenic potential of H2 and investigated H2-induced death of different types of cells. We found that H2 was capable of tissue dissemination and causing acute mortality in mice and...

A further look at quantitative trait loci for growth and fatness traits in a White Duroc × Erhualian F3 intercross population

Zheng Deng, Tao Huang, Guorong Yan, Bin Yang, Zhiyan Zhang, Shijun Xiao, Huashui Ai & Lusheng Huang
Genetic analysis of porcine growth and fatness traits is beneficial to the swine industry and provides a reference to understand human obesity. Here, we obtained 29 growth and fatness traits for 473 individuals from a White Duroc × Erhualian F3 intercross population. Basic statistical analyses showed that: (1) Positive correlations between different-stage body weights were detected, the shorter the time interval the stronger the correlation. (2) Strong correlations existed in the paired fatness traits. (3)...

Tacrolimus versus cyclophosphamide for patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy and treated with steroids: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Haiting Huang, Zhao Liang, Xintong Zheng, Qin Qing, Xiuri Du, Zhiming Tang, Meili Wei, Chen Wang, Qiuhong Zhong & Xu Lin
The therapeutic effects of tacrolimus (TAC) versus cyclophosphamide (CTX) were not fully illustrated for patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN). The PubMed, EmBase, Cochrane library, and CNKI were systematically searched throughout March 2020 for randomized controlled trials evaluating the therapeutic effects of TAC versus CTX for IMN patients treated with steroids. The pooled relative risks (RRs) and weighted mean differences (WMDs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using the random-effects model. Twelve trials recruited...

A novel ferroptosis-related gene signature for predicting outcomes in cervical cancer

Xingling Qi, Yipeng Fu, Jia Sheng, Meng Zhang, Mingxing Zhang, Yumeng Wang & Guiling Li
Ferroptosis, a newly discovered iron-dependent form of cell death, contributes to various pathologies; however, the prognostic value of ferroptosis-related genes (FRGs) in cervical cancer (CC) remains unclear. Herein, we identified 15 differentially expressed FRGs based on data from The Cancer Genome Atlas database. Ten FRGs that correlated with prognosis were screened by univariate Cox regression analysis. The least absolute shrinkage and selection operator regression model was performed to develop a novel prognostic signature. A four-gene...

The expression and clinical prognostic value of protein phosphatase 1 catalytic subunit beta in pancreatic cancer

Lingyu Hu, Haokai Xu, Xiaoguang Wang, Bin Wu, Fei Chen, Wei Chen, Yong Gao & Zhengxiang Zhong
Pancreatic cancer (PAAD) is a common malignancy with a poor survival rate. The identification of novel biomarkers could improve clinical outcomes for patients with PAAD. Here we evaluated the expression and clinical significance of PPP1CB in PAAD. PPP1CB expression was higher in PAAD tissue than in matched paracancerous tissue (P < 0.05). We predicted a network of regulatory targets and protein interaction partners of PPP1CB, and identified a PPI network consisting of 39 node genes....

Alleviation of refractory IgA nephropathy by intensive fecal microbiota transplantation: the first case reports

Jin Zhao, Ming Bai, Xiaoxia Yang, Yan Wang, Rong Li & Shiren Sun
Gut dysbiosis may be implicated in the pathogenesis of IgA nephropathy (IgAN) through immune and/or metabolite pathways. Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) could reestablish the micro-ecological balance in IgAN, although this has never been attempted before. We explored whether FMT could be efficacious in treating IgAN in two patients with refractory IgAN. Two Chinese female patients with IgAN failed to achieve clinical remission after receiving several rounds of immunosuppressive therapy and suffered from unbearable adverse effects...

Protective effect of berberine against LPS-induced endothelial cell injury via the JNK signaling pathway and autophagic mechanisms

Junping Guo, Wei Chen, Beibei Bao, Dayong Zhang, Jianping Pan & Mao Zhang
The role of autophagic mechanisms in the protective effect of berberine (BBR) on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced injury in the endothelial cells human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and human pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells (HPMECs) was investigated. Cell viability, proliferation, and apoptosis were detected by the CCK-8 assay, the EdU kit, and flow cytometry, respectively, and autophagy-related protein expression, the number of autophagic vacuoles, and LC3 double-fluorescence were examined using western blot analysis, transmission electron microscopy, and...

Multiple Imputation Inference with Integer-Valued Point Estimates

Bo Liu & Jerome P. Reiter
We consider settings where an analyst of multiply imputed data desires an integer-valued point estimate and an associated interval estimate, for example, a count of the number of individuals with certain characteristics in a population. Even when the point estimate in each completed dataset is an integer, the multiple imputation point estimator, that is, the average of these completed-data estimators, is not guaranteed to be an integer. One natural approach is to round the standard...

The type I-E CRISPR-Cas system influences the acquisition of blaKPC-IncF plasmid in Klebsiella pneumonia

Ying Zhou, Yu Tang, Pan Fu, Dongxing Tian, Lianhua Yu, Yunkun Huang, Gang Li, Meng Li, Yong Wang, Zehua Yang, Xiaogang Xu, Zhe Yin, Dongsheng Zhou, Laurent Poirel & Xiaofei Jiang
Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing K. pneumoniae (KPC-KP) have disseminated worldwide and emerged as major threats to public health. Of epidemiological significance, the international pandemic of KPC-KP is primarily associated with CG258 isolates and blaKPC-IncF plasmids. CRISPR-Cas system is an adaptive immune system that can hinder gene expansion driven by horizontal gene transfer. Because of blaKPC-IncF plasmids are favored by CG258 K. pneumoniae, it was of interest to examine the co-distribution of CRISPR and blaKPC-IncF plasmids...

Genetic identification of a major, novel and stably expressed QTL for effective tiller number from tetraploid wheat

Li Chen, Hua Li, Yanmei Liu, Juan Yang & Ying Hou
Effective tiller number (ETN) is an important factor affecting plant architecture and wheat yield. The reduction of genetic diversity in common wheat breeding forces us to explore new genetic resources for ETN from wheat related species to increase wheat yield. Here, a tetraploid wheat recombinant inbred line (RIL) population developed from the cross between a durum and a wild emmer accession was used to construct a genetic map using the wheat 55 K single nucleotide...

Genetic identification of a major, novel and stably expressed QTL for effective tiller number from tetraploid wheat

Li Chen, Hua Li, Yanmei Liu, Juan Yang & Ying Hou
Effective tiller number (ETN) is an important factor affecting plant architecture and wheat yield. The reduction of genetic diversity in common wheat breeding forces us to explore new genetic resources for ETN from wheat related species to increase wheat yield. Here, a tetraploid wheat recombinant inbred line (RIL) population developed from the cross between a durum and a wild emmer accession was used to construct a genetic map using the wheat 55 K single nucleotide...

Unique features of the m6A methylome and its response to drought stress in sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides Linn.)

Guoyun Zhang, Zhongrui Lv, Songfeng Diao, Hong Liu, Aiguo Duan, Caiyun He & Jianguo Zhang
In plants, recent studies have revealed that N6-methyladenosine (m6A) methylation of mRNA has potential regulatory functions of this mRNA modification in many biological processes. m6A methyltransferase, m6A demethylase and m6A-binding proteins can cause differential phenotypes, indicating that m6A may have critical roles in the plant. In this study, we depicted the m6A map of sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides Linn.) transcriptome. Similar to A. thaliana, m6A sites of sea buckthorn transcriptome is significantly enriched around the...

Short- and long-term follow-up outcomes of patients with Brucella endocarditis: a systematic review of 207 Brucella endocarditis Cases

Xiufeng Li, Tan Wang, Yuanzhi Wang, Songsong Xie, Wenbo Tan & Ping Li
Brucella endocarditis is a fatal complication and the most frequent cause of death for human brucellosis. This study aimed to systematically review the literature on the follow-up outcomes of Brucella endocarditis and analyze the determinants affecting the follow-up outcomes. The databases PubMed, Web of Science, Embase, and Cochrane were searched using keywords and suitable combinations. All studies reporting the follow-up outcomes of Brucella endocarditis were included. Finally, a total of 76 studies (207 patients), including...

Comprehensive analysis of pivotal biomarkers, immune cell infiltration and therapeutic drugs for steroid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head

Bo Wang, Song Gong, Wenkai Shao, Lizhi Han, Zilin Li, Zhichao Zhang, Yang Zheng, Fang Ouyang, Yan Ma, Weihua Xu & Yong Feng
Steroid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head (SONFH) is a progressive disease that leads to an increased disability rate. This study aimed to ascertain biomarkers, infiltrating immune cells, and therapeutic drugs for SONFH. The gene expression profile of the GSE123568 dataset was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database. The differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified using the NetworkAnalyst platform. Functional enrichment, protein-protein interaction network (PPI), and module analyses were performed using Metascape tools. An...

Immune implication of FAM83D gene in hepatocellular carcinoma

Tao Meng, Zhong Tong, Ming-Ya Yang, Yan Zhang, Yu Liu, Zhen-Zhen Wang, Li-Xin Zhu & Jin Wu
FAM83D has been demonstrated to contribute to tumorigenesis. However, its immune effects in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have not been reported. This study aimed to identify the immune role of FAM83D in HCC. FAM83D was over-expressed in HCC and contributed to poor prognosis according to the results of data analysis based on The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). Afterward, the levels of immune cells infiltration were found to be correlated with the expression level of FAM83D in...

Metabolism-related long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) as potential biomarkers for predicting risk of recurrence in breast cancer patients

Jian-ying Ma, Shao-hua Liu, Jie Chen & Qin Liu
Metabolism affects the development, progression, and prognosis of various cancers, including breast cancer (BC). Our aim was to develop a metabolism-related long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) signature to assess the prognosis of BC patients in order to optimize treatment. Metabolism-related genes between breast tumors and normal tissues were screened out, and Pearson correlation analysis was used to investigate metabolism-related lncRNAs. In total, five metabolism-related lncRNAs were enrolled to establish prognostic signatures. Kaplan-Meier plots and the receiver...

Prognostic and immunological significance of metastasis associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1 among different kinds of cancers

Lili Guo, Xiuwen Zhang, Hongli Pan, Yang Li, Jing Wang, Lin Li, Yafang Dong, Xinxin Du, Jun Chen & Fengjie Guo
LncRNAs belong to the type of noncoding RNA transcripts, which exceed 200 nucleotides in size. MALAT1 as one of the earlier identified lncRNAs in cancer is investigated by more and more scientific researchers. Expression, clinical significance and function of MALAT1 in pan-cancer exist as big difference. To detect the expression and clinical significance of MALAT1 gene precisely and comprehensively among different kinds of cancers, some classical databases such as GEPIA, TIMER, KM Plotter, and PrognoScan...

Identification and verification of vascular cell adhesion protein 1 as an immune-related hub gene associated with the tubulointerstitial injury in diabetic kidney disease

Yan Jia, Hui Xu, Qi Yu, Lishan Tan & Zuying Xiong
Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is the leading cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD), but the pathogenesis is not completely understood. Tubulointerstitial injury plays critical roles in the development and progression of DKD. The present study aimed to investigate the profile of tubulointerstitial immune cell infiltration and reveal the underlying mechanisms between tubular cell injury and interstitial inflammation in DKD using bioinformatics strategies. First, xCell analysis identified immune cells displaying significant...

Silencing circular RNA circ_0054537 and upregulating microRNA-640 suppress malignant progression of renal cell carcinoma via regulating neuronal pentraxin-2 (NPTX2)

Long Pei, Xianqiang Lv, Gaopei Jia, Xiaoliang Tan, Ming Li & Aili Zhang
Hsa_circ_0054537 (circ_0054537) is a novel tumor-related circular RNA in renal cell carcinoma (RCC), and we intended to ascertain its dysregulation and functions in RCC malignant progression, as well as the underlying mechanism via serving as competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA). In this research, using real-time quantitative PCR, we found circ_0054537 was upregulated in RCC tissues and cells, and distributed throughout the cytoplasm. Then, functional effects of circ_0054537 in RCC were detected using cell counting kit-8, transwell,...

Identification of prognostic and bone metastatic alternative splicing signatures in bladder cancer

Runzhi Huang, Zixuan Zheng, Shuyuan Xian, Jiayao Zhang, Jingyi Jia, Dianwen Song, Penghui Yan, Huabin Yin, Peng Hu, Xiaolong Zhu, Zongqiang Huang, Tong Meng & Jie Zhang
Bladder cancer (BLCA), originating from the epithelium of the urinary bladder, was the second most common malignancy in the urinary system with a high metastasis rate and poor post-metastasis prognosis. Alternative splicing events (ASEs) were regarded as important markers of tumor progression and prognosis, however, their roles in bladder cancer bone metastasis have not been recognized. In this study, we constructed a predictive model based on ASEs and explored the molecular mechanism of ASEs in...

Identification of prognostic and bone metastatic alternative splicing signatures in bladder cancer

Runzhi Huang, Zixuan Zheng, Shuyuan Xian, Jiayao Zhang, Jingyi Jia, Dianwen Song, Penghui Yan, Huabin Yin, Peng Hu, Xiaolong Zhu, Zongqiang Huang, Tong Meng & Jie Zhang
Bladder cancer (BLCA), originating from the epithelium of the urinary bladder, was the second most common malignancy in the urinary system with a high metastasis rate and poor post-metastasis prognosis. Alternative splicing events (ASEs) were regarded as important markers of tumor progression and prognosis, however, their roles in bladder cancer bone metastasis have not been recognized. In this study, we constructed a predictive model based on ASEs and explored the molecular mechanism of ASEs in...

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