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Data from: Evidence for a discrete evolutionary lineage within Equatorial Guinea suggests that the tsetse fly Glossina palpalis palpalis exists as a species complex

Naomi Dyer, Andreia Furtado, Jorge Cano, Filipa Ferreira, M. Odete Afonso, Nicolas Ndong-Mabale, Pedro Ndong-Asumu, Sonia Centeno-Lima, Agustín Benito, David Weetman, Martin Donnelly & Joao Pinto
Tsetse flies of the palpalis group are major vectors of Human African Trypanosomiasis in Africa. Accurate knowledge of species identity is essential for vector control. Here we combine ribosomal internal transcribed spacer 1 (ITS1), mitochondrial Cytochrome Oxidase 1 (COI) and microsatellites to determine the population structure and phylogenetic relations of G. p. palpalis in Equatorial Guinea. COI sequence data suggest that G. p. palpalis in Equatorial Guinea are a distinct subspecies from previously described G....

Data from: Chronic household air pollution exposure is associated with impaired alveolar macrophage function in Malawian non-smokers

Jamie Rylance, Chikondi Chimpini, Sean Semple, David G. Russell, Malcolm J. Jackson, Robert S. Heyderman & Stephen B. Gordon
Background: Household air pollution in low income countries is an important cause of mortality from respiratory infection. We hypothesised that chronic smoke exposure is detrimental to alveolar macrophage function, causing failure of innate immunity. We report the relationship between macrophage function and prior smoke exposure in healthy Malawians. Methods: Healthy subjects exposed daily to cooking smoke at home volunteered for bronchoalveolar lavage. Alveolar macrophage particulate content was measured as a known correlate of smoke exposure....

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...

Data from: Computer-aided X-ray screening for tuberculosis and HIV testing among adults with cough in Malawi (the PROSPECT study): a randomized trial and cost-effectiveness analysis

Peter MacPherson
Suboptimal tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics and HIV contribute to the high global burden of TB. We investigated costs and yield from systematic HIV-TB screening, including computer-aided digital chest X-ray (DCXR-CAD). Suboptimal tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics and HIV contribute to the high global burden of TB. We investigated costs and yield from systematic HIV-TB screening, including computer-aided digital chest X-ray (DCXR-CAD). In this open, three-arm randomised trial, adults (≥18 years) with cough attending acute primary services in Malawi...

Identification of a novel circular RNA circZNF652/miR-486-5p/SERPINE1 signaling cascade that regulates cancer aggressiveness in glioblastoma (GBM)

Liang Liu, Shan Xiao, Yan Wang, Zifeng Zhu, Yiyao Cao, Sen Yang, Rongkang Mai & Yong Zheng
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are closely associated with cancer development in glioblastoma (GBM), and this study aims to explore the molecular mechanisms of a novel circular RNA circZNF652 in regulating GBM aggressiveness. The present study found that CircZNF652 and SERPINE1 were upregulated, while miR-486-5p was downregulated in GBM tissues and cell lines, and GBM patients with high expression of CircZNF652 and SERPINE1, and patients with low expression of miR-486-5p tended to have a worse prognosis. Further...

Talaromyces marneffei activates the AIM2-caspase-1/-4-GSDMD axis to induce pyroptosis in hepatocytes

Gang Wang, Wudi Wei, Zhongsheng Jiang, Junjun Jiang, Jing Han, Hong Zhang, Jiaguang Hu, Peng Zhang, Xu Li, Tao Chen, Jinhao He, Zhen Li, Jingzhen Lai, Hao Liang, Chuanyi Ning & Li Ye
Talaromyces marneffei tends to induce systemic infection in immunocompromised individuals, which is one of the causes of the high mortality. The underlying molecular mechanisms of T.marneffei-induced abnormal liver function are still poorly understood. In this study, we found that T.marneffei-infected patients could develop abnormal liver function, evidenced by reduced albumin and increased levels of aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and AST/alanine aminotransferase (ALT). T. marneffei-infected mice exhibited similar characteristics. In vitro investigations showed that T.marneffei induced the...

Cancer-associated fibroblast-released extracellular vesicles carrying miR-199a-5p induces the progression of​ gastric cancer through regulation of FKBP5-mediated AKT1/mTORC1 signaling pathway

Yan Wang, Tao Li, Lei Yang, Xunlei Zhang, Xiaoli Wang, Xiaoqin Su, Congfei Ji & Zhenxin Wang
Accumulating evidence has unfolded the significance of extracellular vesicles (EVs) in diseases and cancers. Here, we attempted to discuss the role of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs)-derived EVs containing miR-199a-5p in gastric tumorigenesis. Upregulated miR-199a-5p was first identified in cancer cells. Then, we selected CAFs for isolation of EVs which were co-cultured with AGS cells. We observed successful delivery of miR-199a-5p via CAF-derived EVs. Besides, miR-199a-5p promoted malignant properties of AGS cells. Moreover, miR-199a-5p downregulated FKBP5, leading...

Additional file 1 of Transcriptome profiling of lung immune responses potentially related to acute respiratory distress syndrome in forest musk deer

Jie Tang, Lijuan Suo, Feiran Li, Kun Bian, Chao Yang & Yan Wang
Additional file 1.

lipidomics raw data for CaV2.3

Xia Yao, Yan Wang, Zhifei Wang, Xiao Fan, Di Wu, Jian Huang, Alexander Mueller, Sarah Gao, Miaohui Hu, Carol V. Robinson, Yong Yu, Shuai Gao & Nieng Yan
ZIP archive containing raw LC-MS data of CaV2.3

Additional file 1 of Inequalities in the impact of COVID-19-associated disruptions on tuberculosis diagnosis by age and sex in 45 high TB burden countries

C. Finn McQuaid, Marc Y. R. Henrion, Rachael M. Burke, Peter MacPherson, Rebecca Nzawa-Soko & Katherine C. Horton
Additional file 1: Model code and additional tables and Figs. Table S1. Country-specific tuberculosis notifications for 2013-2020 by age and sex. Table S2. Country-specific linear models for expected notifications. Fig. S1. Country-specific linear models for expected notifications. Table S3. Country-specific numbers of missed or delayed diagnoses. Table S4. Country-specific risk-ratios for disruption to tuberculosis notifications due to the pandemic for men compared to women (both aged ≥ 15 years). Table S5. Country-specific risk-ratios for disruption...

Additional file 1 of CSP I-plus modified rEndostatin inhibits hepatocellular carcinoma metastasis via down-regulation of VEGFA and integrinβ1

Xueqin Chen, Yan Wang, Hancong Liu, Jingjing Zhang, Jie Wang, Xiaobao Jin & Yan Ma
Additional file 1: Supplementary Figures. The full-length blots of WB in Fig. 5B. Whole-cell extracts were resolved on 10% SDS-PAGE by bio-rad Mini-PROTEAN with 10 sample Wells (1Marker, 2space, 3Blank group, 4CSP I-plus group, 5Endostar group, 6rES-CSP group, 7rES-CSP+ heparin group, 8DDP group, 9space, 10Marker), and then electrotransferred onto a polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) membrane (Millipore). The membranes were then probed with respective primary antibodies against VEGFA, MMP2, integrinβ1, and E-cadherin procured from Abcam, β-actin from...

Identification of potential prognostic biomarkers in vulval squamous cell carcinoma based on human papillomavirus infection Status-Analysis of GSE183454

Ruxing Xi, Donghong Li, Shuanque Yang, Hui Zhang, Lijuan Hu, Xiaowei Wang, Guoqing Wang & Yan Wang
This study aimed to elucidate the differences in vulval squamous cell carcinomas (VSCC) based on the HPV infection status. The sequencing data GSE183454 which contains 23 VSCC samples based on its HPV infection status was obtained from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database. We comprehensively dissected the differences of genomic and tumour microenvironment (TME) immune cell infiltration landscapes between HPV + and HPV- VSCC. The potential molecular mechanisms of prognostic genes were explored by functional...

Selection and exploitation of prevalent, tandemly repeated genomic targets for improved real-time PCR-based detection of Wuchereria bancrofti and Plasmodium falciparum in mosquitoes

Michael Zulch, Nils Pilotte, Jessica Grant, Corrado Minetti, Lisa Reimer & Steven Williams
Background Optimization of polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based diagnostics requires the careful selection of molecular targets that are both highly repetitive and pathogen-specific. Advances in both next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies and bioinformatics-based analysis tools are facilitating this selection process, informing target choices and reducing labor. Once developed, such assays provide disease control and elimination programs with an additional set of tools capable of evaluating and monitoring intervention successes. The importance of such tools is heightened as...

Data from: Barrier bednets target malaria vectors and expand the range of usable insecticides

Gregory P.D. Murray, Natalie Lissenden, Jeff Jones, Vitaly Voloshin, K. Hyacinthe Toé, Ellie Sherrard-Smith, Geraldine M. Foster, Thomas S. Churcher, Josephine E.A. Parker, Catherine E. Towers, Sagnon N’Falé, Wamdaogo M. Guelbeogo, Hilary Ranson, David Towers & Philip J. McCall
Transmission of Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasites occurs when nocturnal Anopheles mosquito vectors feed on human blood. In Africa, where malaria burden is greatest, bednets treated with pyrethroid insecticide were highly effective in preventing mosquito bites and reducing transmission, and essential to achieving unprecedented reductions in malaria until 2015. Since then, progress has stalled and with insecticidal bednets losing efficacy against pyrethroid-resistant Anopheles vectors, methods that restore performance are urgently needed to eliminate any risk of...

Fat mass and obesity-associated protein (FTO) mediates signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3)-drived resistance of breast cancer to doxorubicin

Yan Wang, Zhiqiang Cheng, Jing Xu, Meina Lai, Liming Liu, Min Zuo & Lin Dang
Excessive activation of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) is implicated in breast cancer (BC) chemoresistance, but its underlying mechanism is not fully understood. There are STAT3 binding sites in fat mass and obesity-associated protein (FTO) promoter region, thus STAT3 may regulate the transcription of FTO. This study aimed to investigate the correlation between FTO and STAT3 in BC chemoresistance. Herein, FTO and STAT3 were highly expressed in doxorubicin-resistant BC (BC-DoxR) cells. CHIP...

The pathological involvement of spinal cord EphB2 in visceral sensitization in male rats

Tao Chen, Si Chen, Xuefeng Zheng, Yaofeng Zhu, Ziyun Huang, Linju Jia, Lisi OuYang & Wanlong Lei
Patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are usually at an increased risk for chronic disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), characterized by hyperalgesia and allodynia, but its subsequent effect on visceral hyperalgesia and the mechanism remain unclear. The present study employed single prolonged stress (SPS), a model of PTSD-pain comorbidity, behavioral evaluation, intrathecal drug delivery, immunohistochemistry, Western blotting, and RT-PCR techniques. When detecting visceral sensitivity, the score of the abdominal withdrawal reflex (AWR) induced...

Cancer-associated fibroblast-released extracellular vesicles carrying miR-199a-5p induces the progression of​ gastric cancer through regulation of FKBP5-mediated AKT1/mTORC1 signaling pathway

Yan Wang, Tao Li, Lei Yang, Xunlei Zhang, Xiaoli Wang, Xiaoqin Su, Congfei Ji & Zhenxin Wang
Accumulating evidence has unfolded the significance of extracellular vesicles (EVs) in diseases and cancers. Here, we attempted to discuss the role of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs)-derived EVs containing miR-199a-5p in gastric tumorigenesis. Upregulated miR-199a-5p was first identified in cancer cells. Then, we selected CAFs for isolation of EVs which were co-cultured with AGS cells. We observed successful delivery of miR-199a-5p via CAF-derived EVs. Besides, miR-199a-5p promoted malignant properties of AGS cells. Moreover, miR-199a-5p downregulated FKBP5, leading...

Additional file 3 of mTORC1-c-Myc pathway rewires methionine metabolism for HCC progression through suppressing SIRT4 mediated ADP ribosylation of MAT2A

Liang Zhao, Huizhao Su, Xiaomeng Liu, Hongquan Wang, Yukuan Feng, Yan Wang, Haiqiang Chen, Luo Dai, Shihui Lai, Siqi Xu, Chong Li, Jihui Hao & Bo Tang
Additional file 3: Table S2. The changes of metabolite levels upon methionine restriction in livers of HCC mouce models.

Additional file 1 of CSP I-plus modified rEndostatin inhibits hepatocellular carcinoma metastasis via down-regulation of VEGFA and integrinβ1

Xueqin Chen, Yan Wang, Hancong Liu, Jingjing Zhang, Jie Wang, Xiaobao Jin & Yan Ma
Additional file 1: Supplementary Figures. The full-length blots of WB in Fig. 5B. Whole-cell extracts were resolved on 10% SDS-PAGE by bio-rad Mini-PROTEAN with 10 sample Wells (1Marker, 2space, 3Blank group, 4CSP I-plus group, 5Endostar group, 6rES-CSP group, 7rES-CSP+ heparin group, 8DDP group, 9space, 10Marker), and then electrotransferred onto a polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) membrane (Millipore). The membranes were then probed with respective primary antibodies against VEGFA, MMP2, integrinβ1, and E-cadherin procured from Abcam, β-actin from...

AIM2 inflammasome activation may mediate high mobility group box 1 release in murine allergic rhinitis

Yan Wang, Shan Chen, Ping-Li Yang, Jian-Jun Chen, Wei-Jia Kong & Yan-Jun Wang
Abstract Introduction: High mobility group box 1 protein participates in the pathogenesis of allergic rhinitis. Activation of the inflammasome can mediate the release of high mobility group box 1. The role of the absent in melanoma 2 inflammasome in allergic rhinitis remains unclear. Objective: This study aimed to investigate the function of absent in melanoma 2 inflammasome in murine allergic rhinitis and the interaction between high mobility group box 1 and the absent in melanoma...

Additional file 1 of Inequalities in the impact of COVID-19-associated disruptions on tuberculosis diagnosis by age and sex in 45 high TB burden countries

C. Finn McQuaid, Marc Y. R. Henrion, Rachael M. Burke, Peter MacPherson, Rebecca Nzawa-Soko & Katherine C. Horton
Additional file 1: Model code and additional tables and Figs. Table S1. Country-specific tuberculosis notifications for 2013-2020 by age and sex. Table S2. Country-specific linear models for expected notifications. Fig. S1. Country-specific linear models for expected notifications. Table S3. Country-specific numbers of missed or delayed diagnoses. Table S4. Country-specific risk-ratios for disruption to tuberculosis notifications due to the pandemic for men compared to women (both aged ≥ 15 years). Table S5. Country-specific risk-ratios for disruption...

Identification of potential prognostic biomarkers in vulval squamous cell carcinoma based on human papillomavirus infection Status-Analysis of GSE183454

Ruxing Xi, Donghong Li, Shuanque Yang, Hui Zhang, Lijuan Hu, Xiaowei Wang, Guoqing Wang & Yan Wang
This study aimed to elucidate the differences in vulval squamous cell carcinomas (VSCC) based on the HPV infection status. The sequencing data GSE183454 which contains 23 VSCC samples based on its HPV infection status was obtained from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database. We comprehensively dissected the differences of genomic and tumour microenvironment (TME) immune cell infiltration landscapes between HPV + and HPV- VSCC. The potential molecular mechanisms of prognostic genes were explored by functional...

Data from: The last bastion? X chromosome genotyping of Anopheles gambiae species pair males from a hybrid zone reveals complex recombination within the major candidate ‘genomic island of speciation’

Beniamino Caputo, Verena Pichler, Emiliano Mancini, Marco Pombi, Josè L. Vicente, Joao Dinis, Keith Steen, Vincenzo Petrarca, Amabelia Rodrigues, Joao Pinto, Alessandra Della Torre & David Weetman
Speciation with gene flow may be aided by reduced recombination helping to build linkage between genes involved in the early stages of reproductive isolation. Reduced recombination on chromosome X has been implicated in speciation within the Anopheles gambiae complex, species of which represent the major Afrotropical malaria vectors. The most recently diverged, morphologically indistinguishable, species pair, A. gambiae and Anopheles coluzzii, ubiquitously displays a ‘genomic island of divergence’ spanning over 4 Mb from chromosome X...

Data from: Geographic population structure of the African malaria vector Anopheles gambiae suggests a role for the forest-savannah biome transition as a barrier to gene flow

Joao Pinto, Alexander Egyir-Yawson, José L. Vicente, Bruno Gomes, Federica Santalomazza, Marta Moreno, Jacques D. Charlwood, Frederic Simard, Nohal Elissa, David Weetman, Martin J. Donnelly, Adalgisa Caccone, Alessandra Della Torre, Caccone A, Simard F, Pinto J, Vicente JL, Gomes B, Elissa N, Weetman D & Donnelly MJ
The primary Afrotropical malaria mosquito vector Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto has a complex population structure. In western Africa, this species is split into two molecular forms and displays local and regional variation in chromosomal arrangements and behaviours. To investigate patterns of macro-geographic population substructure, 25 An. gambiae samples from 12 African countries were genotyped at 13 microsatellite loci. This analysis detected the presence of additional population structuring, with the M-form being subdivided into distinct west,...

Data from: On the ancestral recruitment of metalloproteinases into the venom of snakes

Nicholas R. Casewell
Tracing the evolutionary history of proteins can reveal insights into gene alterations responsible for changes in structure and function. Here, the origin of snake venom metalloproteinases was rigorously reassessed using phylogenetics and the reconstruction of ancestral sequences. Basal SVMPs are most closely related to ADAM 7, 28 and decysin 1 proteins. Reconstructing the evolutionary history of these proteins and their hypothetical ancestors elucidates progressive alterations in the amino acid composition and structural characteristics of ADAMs/SVMPs...

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