309 Works

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...

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...

Identification of biomarkers related to Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes (TILs) infiltration with gene co-expression network in colorectal cancer

Rong Liao, Qi-Zhi Ma, Cong-Ya Zhou, Jun-Jun Li, Ning-Na Weng, Yang Yang & Qing Zhu
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common tumors, ranking second in the global cause of death from cancer. The prognosis of advanced patients is still very poor. In this study, hub modules with the highest association with tumor-infiltrating immune cells were identified by weighted gene co-expression network analysis based on CRC expression data from the Gene Expression Omnibus database. Next, three hub genes (ADAM8, IL-1A, VAV3) related to infiltrating immune cells were identified...

Cryptotanshinone possesses therapeutic effects on ischaemic stroke through regulating STAT5 in a rat model

Feihong Zhu, Hehe Chen, Meifei Xu, Xiajun Zhang, Jing Yu, Yali Pan & Weixin Zhu
Cryptotanshinone (CT), a lipophilic compound extracted from roots of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge (Lamiaceae) (Danshen), has multiple properties in diseases, such as pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, and osteoarthritis. Our previous findings suggest that CT plays a protective role in cerebral stroke. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying CT protection in ischaemic stroke remain unclear. This study examines the effect of CT on ischaemic stroke. We used the middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) rat (Sprague-Dawley rats, 200 ±...

The role of telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) promoter mutations in prognosis in bladder cancer

Song Wan, Xuan Liu, Wei Hua, Ming Xi, Yulin Zhou & Yueping Wan
Telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) promoter mutations have been recognized as a common genetic event in bladder cancer (BC). Many studies have found the high TERT promoter mutations’ prevalence in BC recurrence patients which may make the TERT promoter mutations become a potential prognosis prediction of BC. We performed a systematic search in Embase, PubMed, and Web of Science in January 2021. The aspects of evaluation, methods, validation, and results were used to evaluate the included...

The role of telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) promoter mutations in prognosis in bladder cancer

Song Wan, Xuan Liu, Wei Hua, Ming Xi, Yulin Zhou & Yueping Wan
Telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) promoter mutations have been recognized as a common genetic event in bladder cancer (BC). Many studies have found the high TERT promoter mutations’ prevalence in BC recurrence patients which may make the TERT promoter mutations become a potential prognosis prediction of BC. We performed a systematic search in Embase, PubMed, and Web of Science in January 2021. The aspects of evaluation, methods, validation, and results were used to evaluate the included...

YhjC is a novel transcriptional regulator required for Shigella flexneri virulence

Wanwu Li, Lingyan Jiang, Xiaoqian Liu, Rui Guo, Shuai Ma, Jingting Wang, Shuangshuang Ma, Shujie Li & Huiying Li
Shigella is an intracellular pathogen that primarily infects the human colon and causes shigellosis. Shigella virulence relies largely on the type III secretion system (T3SS) and secreted effectors. VirF, the master Shigella virulence regulator, is essential for the expression of T3SS-related genes. In this study, we found that YhjC, a LysR-type transcriptional regulator, is required for Shigella virulence through activating the transcription of virF. Pathogenicity of the yhjC mutant, including colonization in the colons of...

Antioxidant and antibacterial activities of 13 ornamental herbaceous peony cultivars: a comparative study with stems and leaves

Lei Liu, Yingdan Yuan & Jun Tao
Paeonia lactiflora is an important ornamental and medicinal plant, but after the flowering period, the above-ground parts of ornamental cultivars are often discarded as waste. When considering the development of medicinal plant resources, attention should be paid to the comprehensive development and utilisation of the plant. In this study, 13 ornamental herbaceous peony cultivars were selected, and their stems and leaves were analysed for antioxidant and antibacterial activities. The results showed that total phenolic content...

Dominant factors of the phosphorus regulatory network differ under various dietary phosphate loads in healthy individuals

Guoxin Ye, Jiaying Zhang, Zhaori Bi, Weichen Zhang, Minmin Zhang, Qian Zhang, Mengjing Wang & Jing Chen
The purpose of this study was to explore the contribution of each factor of the phosphorus metabolism network following phosphorus diet intervention via Granger causality analysis. In this study, a total of six healthy male volunteers were enrolled. All participants sequentially received regular, low-, and high-phosphorus diets. Consumption of each diet lasted for five days, with a 5-day washout period between different diets. Blood and urinary samples were collected on the fifth day of consumption...

MicroRNA miR-145-5p regulates cell proliferation and cell migration in colon cancer by inhibiting chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 1 and integrin α2

Wei Zhuang, Tao Niu & Zhen Li
Colon cancer (CC), which has high morbidity and mortality, can be regulated by microRNAs. This study aimed to investigate the regulatory function of microRNA miR-145-5p in CC cells. Bioinformatics analysis was used to screen key genes in CC. The expression of miR-145-5p, chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 1 (CXCL1), and integrin α2 (ITGA2) in CC was confirmed by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and western blotting. After cell transfection, changes in proliferation and migration in...

MicroRNA miR-145-5p regulates cell proliferation and cell migration in colon cancer by inhibiting chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 1 and integrin α2

Wei Zhuang, Tao Niu & Zhen Li
Colon cancer (CC), which has high morbidity and mortality, can be regulated by microRNAs. This study aimed to investigate the regulatory function of microRNA miR-145-5p in CC cells. Bioinformatics analysis was used to screen key genes in CC. The expression of miR-145-5p, chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 1 (CXCL1), and integrin α2 (ITGA2) in CC was confirmed by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and western blotting. After cell transfection, changes in proliferation and migration in...

Quality of wheat lines solely expressing high-molecular-weight glutenin allelic variation of 1Dy 12

Shoufen Dai, Zhi Zhai, Wanjun Yang, Qianyu Liu, Jiaqi Jiang, Jian Li, Gang Liu & Zehong Yan
The high-molecular-weight glutenin subunits (HMW-GS) at Glu-D1 have a larger contribution to the processing property of wheat flours than those at the Glu-A1 and Glu-B1 loci and are always expressed in nature. Wheat lines missing one subunit at Glu-D1, either x or y, attract great interest for their potential quality value. Major quality parameters including SDS-sedimentation value, gluten-related indices, and other dough strength parameters such as development time, stability time, degree of softening, and farinograph...

Effects of the histone acetylase inhibitor C646 on growth and differentiation of adipose-derived stem cells

Zhimin Wang, Xiao Wang, Meiyu Bi, Xiao Hu, Qing Wang, Hao Liang & Dongjun Liu
As an important histone acetylase, the transcriptional coactivator P300/CBP affects target gene expression and plays a role in the maintenance of stem cell characteristics and differentiation potential. In this study, we explored the action of a highly effective selective histone acetylase inhibitor, C646, on goat adipose-derived stem cells (gADSCs), and investigated the impact of histone acetylation on the growth characteristics and the differentiation potential of ADSCs. We found that C646 blocked the cell proliferation, arrested...

Upregulated circRNA hsa_circ_0071036 promotes tumourigenesis of pancreatic cancer by sponging miR-489 and predicts unfavorable characteristics and prognosis

Xu Han, Yuan Fang, Pingping Chen, Yaolin Xu, Wentao Zhou, Yefei Rong, Jian-Ang Li, Wei Chen & Wenhui Lou
Circular RNAs (circRNAs), the new stars of endogenous non-coding RNAs, are dysregulated in various tumors including pancreatic cancer. Here, we aimed to investigate the biological functions of hsa_circ_0071036 in the tumourigenesis and progression of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and its clinical implications. The differential expression profile of circRNAs in 4 pairs of PDAC tissues was analyzed by microarray assay. Quantitative real-time PCR and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) were utilized to determine the expression patterns...

Effects of the histone acetylase inhibitor C646 on growth and differentiation of adipose-derived stem cells

Zhimin Wang, Xiao Wang, Meiyu Bi, Xiao Hu, Qing Wang, Hao Liang & Dongjun Liu
As an important histone acetylase, the transcriptional coactivator P300/CBP affects target gene expression and plays a role in the maintenance of stem cell characteristics and differentiation potential. In this study, we explored the action of a highly effective selective histone acetylase inhibitor, C646, on goat adipose-derived stem cells (gADSCs), and investigated the impact of histone acetylation on the growth characteristics and the differentiation potential of ADSCs. We found that C646 blocked the cell proliferation, arrested...

Association between atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases risk and renal outcome in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Honghong Ren, Lijun Zhao, Yutong Zou, Yiting Wang, Junlin Zhang, Yucheng Wu, Rui Zhang, Tingli Wang, Jiali Wang, Yitao Zhu, Ruikun Guo, Huan Xu, Lin Li, Mark E. Cooper & Fang Liu
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and diabetes mellitus increase atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases (ASCVD) risk. However, the association between renal outcome of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) and ASCVD risk is unclear. This retrospective study enrolled 218 type 2 diabetic patients with biopsy-proven DKD, and without known cardiovascular diseases. Baseline characteristics were obtained and the 10-year ASCVD risk score was calculated using the Pooled Cohort Equation (PCE). Renal outcome was defined as progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD)....

Down-regulation of HLA-DRs and HLA-DPs reflects the deficiency of antigen-presenting cells in endometrium from infertile women with and without ovarian endometriosis

Li Jiang, Xi Wang, Tingting Zhang, Huan Chen, Zhangming Wei, Tianjiao Li, Yuqing Wu, Zeying Li & Xiaoling Fang
This study aimed to explore common molecular changes in the infertile endometrium from women with and without endometriosis (EM). By analyzing the dataset GSE120103 from Gene Expression Omnibus, a total of 3252 shared differentially expressed genes were identified between ovarian EM in infertile vs. fertile endometrium and EM-free infertile vs. fertile endometrium. In addition, the gene annotation and pathway analysis of the shared differentially expressed genes with the same expression trend indicated that the pathway...

First-Order Newton-Type Estimator for Distributed Estimation and Inference

Xi Chen, Weidong Liu & Yichen Zhang
This article studies distributed estimation and inference for a general statistical problem with a convex loss that could be nondifferentiable. For the purpose of efficient computation, we restrict ourselves to stochastic first-order optimization, which enjoys low per-iteration complexity. To motivate the proposed method, we first investigate the theoretical properties of a straightforward divide-and-conquer stochastic gradient descent approach. Our theory shows that there is a restriction on the number of machines and this restriction becomes more...

Calcineurin-mediated intracellular organelle calcium homeostasis is required for the survival of fungal pathogens upon extracellular calcium stimuli

Chi Zhang, Yiran Ren, Huiyu Gu, Lu Gao, Yuanwei Zhang & Ling Lu
In eukaryotes, calcium not only is an essential mineral nutrient but also serves as an intracellular second messenger that is necessary for many physiological processes. Previous studies showed that the protein phosphatase-calcineurin protects fungi from toxicity caused by the extracellular calcium; however, little is known about how calcineurin mediates the cellular physiology process for this function. In this study, by monitoring intracellular calcium, particularly by tracking vacuolar calcium dynamics in living cells through a novel...

Clinical relevance of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and mean platelet volume in pediatric Henoch–Schonlein Purpura: a meta-analysis

Bowen Li, Qian Ren, Jizu Ling, Zhongbin Tao, Xuemei Yang & Yuning Li
The association of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and mean platelet volume (MPV) with the severe gastrointestinal (GI) involvement in pediatric Henoch–Schonlein Purpura (HSP) has been reported in many studies. However, the conclusions from the previous studies were controversial. Therefore, for the first time, we performed a meta-analysis to systematically evaluate the relationship of NLR and MPV to the severe GI involvements. We retrieved PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) (up to...

Clinical relevance of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and mean platelet volume in pediatric Henoch–Schonlein Purpura: a meta-analysis

Bowen Li, Qian Ren, Jizu Ling, Zhongbin Tao, Xuemei Yang & Yuning Li
The association of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and mean platelet volume (MPV) with the severe gastrointestinal (GI) involvement in pediatric Henoch–Schonlein Purpura (HSP) has been reported in many studies. However, the conclusions from the previous studies were controversial. Therefore, for the first time, we performed a meta-analysis to systematically evaluate the relationship of NLR and MPV to the severe GI involvements. We retrieved PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) (up to...

Biological mechanisms of growth performance and meat quality in porcine muscle tissue

Chen Fang, Fei Guo, Xiaoqi Zhao, Zining Zhang, Junlan Lu, Hongbin Pan, Taojie Xu, Weizhen Li, Minghua Yang, Ying Huang, Yanguang Zhao & Sumei Zhao
Growth performance and meat quality are important traits for pig production. The aim of the present study was to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying growth performance and meat quality, and to identify novel target molecules for predicting the growth performance and meat quality. The differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in Diannan small ears pigs (DSP) and Landrace pigs (LP) were assessed by RNA-sequencing analyzing technology. A total of 339 DEGs were obtained between DSP and LP....

First-order Newton-type Estimator for Distributed Estimation and Inference

Xi Chen, Weidong Liu & Yichen Zhang
This paper studies distributed estimation and inference for a general statistical problem with a convex loss that could be non-differentiable. For the purpose of efficient computation, we restrict ourselves to stochastic first-order optimization, which enjoys low per-iteration complexity. To motivate the proposed method, we first investigate the theoretical properties of a straightforward Divide-and-Conquer Stochastic Gradient Descent (DC-SGD) approach. Our theory shows that there is a restriction on the number of machines and this restriction becomes...

First-Order Newton-Type Estimator for Distributed Estimation and Inference

Xi Chen, Weidong Liu & Yichen Zhang
This article studies distributed estimation and inference for a general statistical problem with a convex loss that could be nondifferentiable. For the purpose of efficient computation, we restrict ourselves to stochastic first-order optimization, which enjoys low per-iteration complexity. To motivate the proposed method, we first investigate the theoretical properties of a straightforward divide-and-conquer stochastic gradient descent approach. Our theory shows that there is a restriction on the number of machines and this restriction becomes more...

Bioinformatics analysis reveals the competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA) coexpression network in the tumor microenvironment and prognostic biomarkers in soft tissue sarcomas

Dandan Zou, Yang Wang, Meng Wang, Bo Zhao, Fei Hu, Yanguo Li & Bingming Zhang
Soft tissue sarcomas (STSs) are rare, heterogeneous mesenchymal neoplasias. Understanding the tumor microenvironment (TME) and identifying potential biomarkers for prognosis associated with the TME of STS might provide effective clues for immune therapy. We evaluated the immune scores and stromal scores of STS patients by using the RNA sequencing dataset from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database and the ESTIMATE algorithm. Then, the differentially expressed mRNAs (DEGs), miRNAs (DEMs) and lncRNAs (DELs) were identified after...

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