115 Works

Special electromagnetic field-treated water and far-infrared radiation alleviates lipopolysaccharide-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome in rats by regulating haptoglobin

Changyong Luo, Yan Li, Xu Liang, Yifan Chen, Qiao Zou, Yurong Kong, Zhengguang Guo, Wei Sun & Xin Wang
Special electromagnetic field-treated water (SEW) and far-infrared radiation (FIR) can reduce acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in rats inflicted by lipopolysaccharides (LPSs). However, little is known about its underlying molecular mechanism. Differentially expressed proteins (DEPs) of SEW and FIR interventions were obtained from a proteomics database. A total of 89 DEPs were identified. Enrichment analysis of DEPs was performed using the Database for Annotation, Visualization, and Integrated Discovery. These DEPs were associated with the responses...

Identification of downstream targets and signaling pathways of long non-coding RNA NR_002794 in human trophoblast cells

Yinyao Ma, Hua Wu, Xuxia Liang, Chun Zhang, Yanhua Ma, Yanfen Wei, Jing Li & Hui Chen
Preeclampsia (PE) is a huge threat to pregnant women. Our previous study demonstrated that long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) NR_002794 was highly expressed in placentas of PE patients and could regulate the phenotypes of trophoblast cells. However, the downstream regulatory mechanisms of NR_002794 remain unknown. In this text, some potential downstream targets or signaling pathways of NR_002794 were identified through RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) and bioinformatics analysis in SWAN71 trophoblast cells. Western blot assay demonstrated that NR_002794...

Hypoxia promotes the proliferation of mouse liver sinusoidal endothelial cells: miRNA–mRNA expression analysis

Zhe Qing, Hanfei Huang, Qun Luo, Jie Lin, Shikun Yang, Tao Liu, Zhong Zeng & Tingfeng Ming
During the initial stage of liver regeneration (LR), hepatocytes and liver sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSECs) initiate regeneration in a hypoxic environment. However, the role of LSECs in liver regeneration in hypoxic environments and their specific molecular mechanism is unknown. Therefore, this study aimed to explore the miRNA–mRNA network that regulates the proliferation of LSECs during hypoxia. In this study, first, we found that the proliferation ability of primary LSECs treated with hypoxia was enhanced compared...

Sensitive fluorescence detection of saliva pepsin by a supramolecular tandem assay enables the diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease

Zhe Zheng, Wen-Chao Geng, Hua-Bin Li & Dong-Sheng Guo
(2020). Sensitive fluorescence detection of saliva pepsin by a supramolecular tandem assay enables the diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Supramolecular Chemistry. Ahead of Print.

Thermodynamic Origin of Molecular Selective Binding of Bile Salts by Aminated β-Cyclodextrins

Yu Liu, Ying-Wei Yang, Rui Cao, Shi-Hui Song, Heng-Yi Zhang & Li-Hua Wang
To elucidate quantitatively the sidearm effects on the molecular selective binding of aminated β-cyclodextrins (β-CD), microcalorimetry titration has been performed in aqueous phosphate buffer solution (pH = 7.20) at 298.15 K to give the complex stability constants (Ks) and the standard free energy (ΔG°), enthalpy (ΔH°), and entropy changes (ΔS°) for the 1:1 inclusion complexation of β-CD (1), mono(6-amino-6-deoxy)-β-CD (2), mono(6-carboxymethylamino-6-deoxy)-β-CD (3), and mono[6-(R(−)-1-hydroxymethylpropylamino)-6-deoxy]-β-CD (4) with representative bile salts, deoxycholate, cholate, glycocholate, and taurocholate. The...

Molecular Recognition Thermodynamics of Pyridine Derivatives by Sulfonatocalixarenes at Different pH Values

Dong-Sheng Guo, Yu Liu, Yu-Hong Ma, Yong Chen & Qiang Li
The complex stability constants (Ka) and thermodynamic parameters (ΔG°, ΔH°, and TΔS°) for 1:1 complexation of water-soluble calix[4]arene, thiacalix[4]arene, and calix[5]arene sulfonates with pyridine and their methylated derivatives have been determined by means of isothermal titration calorimetry at pH 2.0 and 7.2 at 298.15 K, and their binding modes have been investigated by NMR spectroscopy. The results obtained show that sulfonatocalixarenes afford stronger binding ability toward pyridine guests at pH 2.0, attributable to the positive...

Specifically Monitoring Butyrylcholinesterase by Supramolecular Tandem Assay

Dong-Sheng Guo, Jing Yang & Yu Liu
Heart AChE: Two cholinesterases can be readily differentiated by applying the tandem-assay principle, in which the activity of butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) can be directly and specifically monitore...

Broad-Spectrum Tunable Photoluminescent Nanomaterials Constructed from a Modular Light-Harvesting Platform Based on Macrocyclic Amphiphiles

Dong-Sheng Guo, Alexandra I. Lazar, Zhe Xu, Shu Peng, Yu-Ying Wang & Ji-Kai Zhang
Broad-spectrum tunable photoluminescent nanomaterials are developed based on macrocyclic amphiphiles serving as a novel modular light-harvesting platform with discrete addressability of luminophores ...

Molecular Selective Binding of Pyridinium Guest Ions by Water-Soluble Calix[4]arenes

Dong-Sheng Guo, Yu Liu, Fei Ding, En-Cui Yang & Yong Chen
Abstract The complex stability constants (KS) and thermodynamic parameters (ΔG°, ΔH°, and TΔS°) for 1:1 intermolecular complexation of water-soluble calix[4]arene tetrasulfonate (CAS) and thiacalix...

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...

Genetic polymorphisms of 44 Y chromosomal genetic markers in the Inner Mongolia Han population and its genetic relationship analysis with other reference populations

Xiaoye Jin, Guohui Xing, Chunhua Yang, Xingru Zhang, Wei Cui, Chong Chen & Bofeng Zhu
Y chromosomal genetic markers in the non-recombining region are commonly used for human evolution research, familial searching, and forensic male differentiation since they strictly follow paternal inheritance. Y chromosomal short tandem repeats (Y-STRs) possess extraordinarily advantages in forensic applications because of their high polymorphisms and special genetic pattern. Here, we assessed the genetic diversities of 41 Y-STRs and three Y chromosomal insertion/deletion (Y-InDels) loci in the Chinese Inner Mongolia Han population; besides, genetic differentiation analyses...

Is SARS-CoV-2 originated from laboratory? A rebuttal to the claim of formation via laboratory recombination

Pei Hao, Wu Zhong, Shiyang Song, Shiyong Fan & Xuan Li
Is SARS-CoV-2 originated from laboratory? A rebuttal to the claim of formation via laboratory recombination

N6-methyladenosine reader YTH N6-methyladenosine RNA binding protein 3 or insulin like growth factor 2 mRNA binding protein 2 knockdown protects human bronchial epithelial cells from hypoxia/reoxygenation injury by inactivating p38 MAPK, AKT, ERK1/2, and NF-κB pathways

Kun Xiao, Pengfei Liu, Peng Yan, Yanxin Liu, Licheng Song, Yuhong Liu & Lixin Xie
Lung ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury (LIRI) is a common complication after lung transplantation, embolism, and trauma. N6-methyladenosine (m6A) methylation modification is implicated in the pathogenesis of I/R injury. However, there are no or few reports of m6A-related regulators in LIRI till now. In this text, dysregulated genes in lung tissues of LIRI rats versus the sham group were identified by RNA sequencing (RNA-seq). RNA-seq outcomes revealed that only YTH N6-methyladenosine RNA binding protein 3 (YTHDF3) and...

Additional file 3 of Temporal expression study of miRNAs in the crown tissues of winter wheat grown under natural growth conditions

Menglei Wang, Chenhui Yang, Kangning Wei, Miao Zhao, Liqiang Shen, Jie Ji, Li Wang, Daijing Zhang, Junqiang Guo, Yun Zheng, Juanjuan Yu, Mo Zhu, Haiying Liu & Yong-Fang Li
Additional file 3: Table S2. Expression of wheat new miRNAs in crown tissues.

Additional file 4 of Temporal expression study of miRNAs in the crown tissues of winter wheat grown under natural growth conditions

Menglei Wang, Chenhui Yang, Kangning Wei, Miao Zhao, Liqiang Shen, Jie Ji, Li Wang, Daijing Zhang, Junqiang Guo, Yun Zheng, Juanjuan Yu, Mo Zhu, Haiying Liu & Yong-Fang Li
Additional file 4: Table S3. Information of wheat_miRNA2693 and wheat_miR5099.

A Unified Framework for Specification Tests of Continuous Treatment Effect Models

Wei Huang, Oliver Linton & Zheng Zhang
We propose a general framework for the specification testing of continuous treatment effect models. We assume a general residual function, which includes the average and quantile treatment effect models as special cases. The null models are identified under the unconfoundedness condition and contain a nonparametric weighting function. We propose a test statistic for the null model in which the weighting function is estimated by solving an expanding set of moment equations. We establish the asymptotic...

Multiple mitochondrial haplotypes within individual specimens affect biodiversity estimation by DNA metabarcoding

Jin-Hua Xiao
In the global action for biodiversity conservation, the most urgent need is to delimit and identify species. DNA barcoding and metabarcoding based on molecular markers have been increasingly used in species delimitation and species diversity assessment, respectively, owing to their advantages of standardization and high throughput. The molecular markers used in these methods for animals are mainly derived from mitochondrial DNA. The principle involved is that inter-specific genetic distances are greater than intra-specific genetic distances....

Additional file 8 of Temporal expression study of miRNAs in the crown tissues of winter wheat grown under natural growth conditions

Menglei Wang, Chenhui Yang, Kangning Wei, Miao Zhao, Liqiang Shen, Jie Ji, Li Wang, Daijing Zhang, Junqiang Guo, Yun Zheng, Juanjuan Yu, Mo Zhu, Haiying Liu & Yong-Fang Li
Additional file 8: Table S5. Sequence of primers used in this study.

Data mining and network analysis reveals C-X-C chemokine receptor type 5 is involved in the pathophysiology of age-related macular degeneration

Madhu Sudhana Saddala, Anton Lennikov, Anthony Mukwaya, Xu Yang, Shibo Tang & Hu Huang
Our previous studies found that the C-X-C motif chemokine receptor 5 (CXCR5) loss leads to retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) dysfunction and AMD pathogenesis. The current study aimed to characterize the G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) structure of CXCR5 and analyze its interactions with AMD-related risk genes. The sequence alignments, homology model of CXCR5 and structural assessment analysis were performed. Data and text mining were then performed to identify AMD-related risk genes and their interaction with CXCR5...

Construction of a novel risk model based on the random forest algorithm to distinguish pancreatic cancers with different prognoses and immune microenvironment features

Yalan Lei, Rong Tang, Jin Xu, Bo Zhang, Jiang Liu, Chen Liang, Qingcai Meng, Jie Hua, Xianjun Yu, Wei Wang & Si Shi
Immune-related long noncoding RNAs (irlncRNAs) are actively involved in regulating the immune status. This study aimed to establish a risk model of irlncRNAs and further investigate the roles of irlncRNAs in predicting prognosis and the immune landscape in pancreatic cancer. The transcriptome profiles and clinical information of 176 pancreatic cancer patients were retrieved from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). Immune-related genes (irgenes) downloaded from ImmPort were used to screen 1903 immune-related lncRNAs (irlncRNAs) using Pearson’s...

Effects of intensive blood pressure control on mortality and cardiorenal function in chronic kidney disease patients

Yong Zhang, Jing-Jing Li, An-Jun Wang, Bo Wang, Shou-Liang Hu, Heng Zhang, Tian Li & Yan-Hong Tuo
Blood pressure (BP) variability is highly correlated with cardiovascular and kidney outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, appropriate BP targets in patients with CKD remain uncertain. We searched PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of CKD patients who underwent intensive BP management. Kappa score was used to assess inter-rater agreement. A good agreement between the authors was observed to inter-rater reliability of RCTs selection (kappa = 0.77;...

Study of calcitriol anti-aging effects on human natural killer cells in vitro

Weiran Li, Xu Che, Xuemei Chen, Meiling Zhou, Xiaoping Luo & Tao Liu
Vitamin D is widely considered to have a regulatory effect on the immune system. Some clinical investigations have shown that the demand for vitamin D increases with age. Calcitriol is the biologically active form of vitamin D. However, its effect on human natural killer (NK) cells remains unclear. Therefore, in this study, we investigated the anti-aging and immunomodulatory effects of calcitriol on NK cells using a series of immunological methods to explore its important role...

A novel fusion circular RNA F-circBA1 derived from the BCR-ABL fusion gene displayed an oncogenic role in chronic myeloid leukemia cells

Yuan Tan, Zhenglan Huang, Xin Wang, Hongdan Dai, Guoyun Jiang & Wenli Feng
The BCR-ABL fusion gene plays a crucial role in the leukemogenesis of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). The BCR-ABL oncoprotein encoded by this fusion gene has been extensively studied. However, research on whether BCR-ABL also affects circular RNAs (circRNAs) is limited. This study aimed to explore the new fusion circRNAs produced by BCR-ABL and their role in CML cells. In this study, we identified a novel fusion circRNA, named F-circBA1, originating from BCR-ABL in K562 and...

miR-152-3p aggravates vascular endothelial cell dysfunction by targeting DEAD-box helicase 6 (DDX6) under hypoxia

Zhongyan Zhao, Chanji Wu, Xiangying He, Eryi Zhao, Shijun Hu, Yeguang Han, Ting Wang, Yanquan Chen, Tao Liu & Shixiong Huang
Stroke is a main cause of disability and death worldwide, and ischemic stroke accounts for most stroke cases. Recently, microRNAs (miRNAs) have been verified to play critical roles in the development of stroke. Herein, we explored effects of miR-152-3p on vascular endothelial cell functions under hypoxia. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were treated with hypoxia to mimic cell injury in vitro. Reverse transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction revealed that miR-152-3p exhibited high expression in...

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...

Registration Year

  • 2021

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