169 Works

Nanoparticle-mediated delivery of Tanshinone IIA reduces adverse cardiac remodeling following myocardial infarctions in a mice model: role of NF-κB pathway

Shuai Mao, Lei Wang, Peipei Chen, Yong Lan, Rui Guo & Minzhou Zhang
Our previous works have shown that tanshinone IIA inhibited maladaptive extracellular matrix remodeling in cardiac fibroblasts implicating its potential role in treating of pathologic cardiac remodeling. However, the intrinsically poor solubility and bioavailability of tanshinone IIA hindered its clinical application. Here we develop monomethoxy-poly (ethylene glycol)-poly (lactic acid)-D-α-Tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate (mPEG-PLA-TPGS) nanoparticle incorporating tanshinone IIA (tanshinone IIA-NPs) and study its efficacy in post-infarction left ventricular (LV) remodeling. Male C57BL/6 mice underwent left coronary...

Complement receptor 3 mediates Aspergillus fumigatus internalization into alveolar epithelial cells with the increase of intracellular phosphatidic acid by activating FAK

Xuelin Han, Xueting Su, Zhiqian Li, Yanxi Liu, Shuo Wang, Miao Zhu, Changjian Zhang, Fan Yang, Jingya Zhao, Xianping Li, Fangyan Chen & Li Han
Complement receptor 3 (CD11b/CD18) is an important receptor that mediates adhesion, phagocytosis and chemotaxis in various immunocytes. The conidia of the medically-important pathogenic fungus, Aspergillus fumigatus can be internalized into alveolar epithelial cells to disseminate its infection in immunocompromised host; however, the role of CR3 in this process is poorly understood. In the present study, we investigated the potential role of CR3 on A. fumigatus internalization into type II alveolar epithelial cells and its effect...

Angiopoietin-like protein 8, molecular cloning and regulating lipid accumulation in goat intramuscular preadipocytes

Wei Huang, Yaqiu Lin, Hua Xiang, Jiangjiang Zhu & Yong Wang
This study aimed to clone the full-length open reading frame (ORF) of goat ANGPTL8 gene sequence, reveal its molecular and expression characteristics, and explore its effect on the differentiation of goat intramuscular preadipocytes. The full-length ORF sequence of goat ANGPTL8 gene was cloned by RT-PCR technology, and bioinformatics analysis was performed by related biological software. RT-qPCR was used to detect the expression of ANGPTL8 mRNA in goat tissues. Further use of RNA interference to study...

Perchlorate bioreduction in UASB reactor: S2--autotrophic granular sludge formation and sulfate generation control

Rui Zhao, Huaqiang Tao, Yuanyuan Song, Jianbo Guo, Zhi Chen, Caicai Lu, Yi Han, Haibo Li & Yanan Hou
Perchlorate (ClO4-) industrial wastewater requires efficient removal to prevent adverse environmental impacts, however, high concentration and low biodegradability give rise to poor ClO4- bioreduction performance. S2--autotrophic granular sludge (S2--AuGS) was firstly cultivated for high concentration perchlorate (ClO4-) removal in the Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) reactor (ClO4-: 150 mg·L-1). Simultaneously, the S2- was utilized to control the SO42- generation as electron donor, the effluent SO42- concentration (190 mg·L-1) was satisfied with drinking water standard (250...

BUB1B (BUB1 Mitotic Checkpoint Serine/Threonine Kinase B) Promotes Lung Adenocarcinoma by Interacting with Zinc Finger Protein ZNF143 and Regulating Glycolysis

Xiaolei Zhou, Yanli Yuan, Hongping Kuang, Bingxiang Tang, Hui Zhang & Manlin Zhang
Lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) is one of the most common causes of cancer death in men. BUB1B (BUB1 mitotic checkpoint serine/threonine kinase B) has been reported to contribute to the initiation and development of several cancers. Here, we aimed to explore the potential role of BUB1B in LUAD. We found BUB1B was upregulated in LUAD, suggesting its potential role as a biomarker for LUAD diagnosis. Significantly, LUAD patients with high BUB1B expression had a shorter survival...

An analysis of the optimal intrusion force of the maxillary central incisor with root horizontal resorption using the finite element method and curve fitting

Xin Zhang, Min-Qi Li, Jie Guo, Heng-Wei Yang, Jian Yu & Guo-Ju Li
There are no studies on the optimal intrusion force in orthodontic patients with the existing root resorption (RR). The study aimed to analyze the optimal intrusion force for central incisors with existing horizontal root resorption using the finite element method (FEM). We calculated the optimal intrusion force using the finite element method and curve fitting. We found that with the increase of the maxillary central incisor’s root horizontal resorption length, the optimal intrusion force interval’s...

Batch-to-batch consistency trial of an adenovirus type-5 vector-based COVID-19 vaccine in adults aged 18 years and above

Zhuo-Pei Li, Yun-Feng Shi, Li-Hua Hou, Peng-Fei Jin, Shi-Hua Ma, Hong-Xing Pan, Jin-Long Zhang, Yong-Mei Shan, Hai-Tao Huang, Shi-Po Wu, Pan Du, Xue Wang, Li-Li Wang, Rui-Jie Wang, Ying Wang, Xue-Wen Wang, Feng-Cai Zhu & Jing-Xin Li
The demonstration of batch-to-batch consistency is indispensable for quality control of vaccines. We did a randomized, double-blind, parallel-controlled trial to evaluate the immunogenicity consistency of one shot of Ad5-nCoV in healthy adults who had not received any COVID-19 vaccine before. All eligible participants were randomly assigned equally to receive one of three consecutive batches of Ad5-nCoV (5×1010 viral particles/vial, 0.5 mL). The primary endpoint was geometric mean titers (GMTs) of serum SARS-CoV-2 receptor binding domain...

METTL21C mediates lysine trimethylation of IGF2BP1 to regulate chicken myoblast proliferation

Shanshan Wang, Jiarong Zhao, Ling Wang, Tao Zhang, Wenxian Zeng & Hongzhao Lu
1. Methyltransferase-like 21C (METTL21C) and insulin-like growth factor 2 mRNA-binding protein 1 (IGF2BP1) play important roles in the proliferation of chicken myoblasts. However, it remains unclear whether there is protein-protein interaction between METTL21C and IGF2BP1 to regulate proliferation of chicken myoblasts. 2. In this study, the Igf2bp1 gene was amplified from cDNA of liver tissue of Lueyang black-bone chicken to construct the overexpression vector HA-Igf2bp1. The HA-Igf2bp1 and Flag-Mettl21c vectors were individually transfected and co-transfected...

Effect of acute acidic stress on survival and metabolic activity of zooplankton from Lake Biwa, Japan

Huanan Gao, Xin Liu & Syuhei Ban
Acute acidic stress from sources such as acid rain might impact on lake ecosystems in many aspects. Because zooplankton is sensitive to environmental change, it could be a good biotic indicator of the effects of acidification. We investigated survival and metabolic rates of three dominant zooplankton taxa in Lake Biwa, the cladoceran Daphnia pulicaria, and the copepods Eodiaptomus japonicus and Cyclopoida spp., when subjected to different pH values (pH 4.0−8.0) at low (10 °C) and...

Omicron infections profile and vaccination status among 1881 liver transplant recipients: a multi-center retrospective cohort

Ensi Ma, Jingwen Ai, Yi Zhang, Jianming Zheng, Xiaogang Gao, Junming Xu, Hao Yin, Zhiren Fu, Hao Xing, Li Li, Liying Sun, Heyu Huang, Quanbao Zhang, Linlin Xu, Yanting Jin, Rui Chen, Guoyue Lv, Zhijun Zhu, Wenhong Zhang & Zhengxin Wang
A wave of Omicron infections rapidly emerged in China in 2022, but large-scale data concerning the safety profile of vaccines and Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection features in liver transplant (LT) recipients have not been collected. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the protectiveness and safety profile of the inactivated vaccines in LT patients against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Omicron variant infections. A multi-center retrospective study was conducted in...

Speeding up Genetic Programming Based Symbolic Regression Using GPUs

Rui Zhang, Andrew Lensen & Yanan Sun
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Booster vaccination is required to elicit and maintain COVID-19 vaccine-induced immunity in SIV-infected macaques

Pingchao Li, Qian Wang, Yizi He, Chenchen Yang, Zhengyuan Zhang, Zijian Liu, Bo Liu, Li Yin, Yilan Cui, Peiyu Hu, Yichu Liu, Pingqian Zheng, Wei Wang, Linbing Qu, Caijun Sun, Suhua Guan, Liqiang Feng & Ling Chen
Prolonged infection and possible evolution of SARS-CoV-2 in patients living with uncontrolled HIV-1 infection highlight the importance of an effective vaccination regimen, yet the immunogenicity of COVID-19 vaccines and predictive immune biomarkers have not been well investigated. Herein, we report that the magnitude and persistence of antibody and cell-mediated immunity (CMI) elicited by an Ad5-vectored COVID-19 vaccine are impaired in SIV-infected macaques with high viral loads (> 105 genome copies per ml plasma, SIVhi) but...

Charge-reversal nanomedicine based on black phosphorus for the development of A Novel photothermal therapy of oral cancer

Zimu Li, Qingyun Liu, Yi Zhang, Yao Yang, Xiaomin Zhou, Wei Peng, Zhigang Liang, Xiaowei Zeng, Qiuxu Wang & Nansha Gao
Driven by the lifestyle habits of modern people, such as excessive smoking, drinking, and chewing betel nut and other cancer-causing foods, the incidence of oral cancer has increased sharply and has a trend of becoming younger. Given the current mainstream treatment means of surgical resection will cause serious damage to many oral organs, so that patients lose the ability to chew, speak, and so on, it is urgent to develop new oral cancer treatment methods....

Amphiphilic block polymer-based self-assembly of high payload nanoparticles for efficient combinatorial chemo-photodynamic therapy

Qisan Ma, Yanna Zhao, Qingran Guan, Yuping Zhao, Huaizhen Zhang, Zhuang Ding, Qingpeng Wang, Yushu Wu, Min Liu & Jun Han
Combinatorial chemo-photodynamic therapy is regared as effective cancer therapy strategy, which could be realized via multiple nano-drug delivery system. Herein, novel high payload nanoparticles stabilized by amphiphilic block polymer cholesterol-b-poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG)2000 (Chol-PEG2000) were fabricated for loading chemotherapeutic drug 10-hydroxycamptothecin (HCPT) and photosensitizer chlorin e6 (Ce6). The obtained HCPT/Ce6 NPs showed uniform rod-like morphology with a hydration diameter of 178.9 ± 4.0 nm and excellent stability in aqueous solution. HCPT and Ce6 in the NPs...

Outdoor air pollution and the risk of asthma exacerbations in single lag0 and lag1 exposure patterns: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Junjun Huang, Xiaoyu Yang, Fangfang Fan, Yan Hu, Xi Wang, Sainan Zhu, Guanhua Ren & Guangfa Wang
Objective: To synthesize evidence regarding the relationship between outdoor air pollution and risk of asthma exacerbations in single lag0 and lag1 exposure patterns. Methods: We performed a systematic literature search using PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, ClinicalTrials, China National Knowledge Internet, Chinese BioMedical, and Wanfang databases. Articles published until August 1, 2020 and the reference lists of the relevant articles were reviewed. Two authors independently evaluated the eligible articles and performed structured extraction...

Aconiti lateralis Radix Praeparata inhibits Alzheimer’s disease by regulating the complex regulation network with the core of GRIN1 and MAPK1

Yutao Wang, Huixiang Zhang, Jing Wang, Ming Yu, Qianqian Zhang, Shan Yan, Dingyun You, Lanlan Shi, Lihuan Zhang, Limei Wang, Hongxiang Wu & Xue Cao
Current medicine for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) cannot effectively reverse or block nerve injury. Traditional Chinese Medicine practice and research imply Aconiti lateralis Radix Praeparata (Fuzi) may meet this goal. Analysing the anti-AD effect of Fuzi and its potential molecular mechanism. AD model cells were treated with Fuzi in 0-300 mg/mL for 24 h in 37 °C. The cell viability (CV) and length of cell projections (LCP) for each group were observed, analysed, and standardised using...

Association between gestational weight gain and perinatal outcomes among twin gestations based on the 2009 Institute of Medicine (IOM) guidelines: a systematic review

Dongxin Lin, Zheng Huang, Dazhi Fan, Gengdong Chen, Shaoxin Ye, Shuzhen Wu, Xiaoling Guo, Caihong Luo & Zhengping Liu
Gestational weight gain (GWG) has been understudied among twin pregnancies. This systematic review aimed to review the data on the associations between GWG, based on the 2009 Institute of Medicine (IOM) guidelines and pregnancy outcomes among twin gestations. A systematic review was performed according to the PRISMA guidelines. A search for eligible studies published from January 2010 to August 2020 was conducted in the EMBASE, PubMed, Web of Science, ScienceDirect, and Cochrane databases. The methodological...

Logistics choices in a platform supply chain: A co-opetitive perspective

Pei Wang, Shaofu Du, Li Hu & Wenzhi Tang
With the popularity and development of the platform economy, numerous enterprises are choosing to cooperate with e-commerce platforms to expand online market, and the cooperation modes have exhibited innovation and diversification. This paper focuses on a new platform-based co-opetitive supply chain whereby a flagship store operated by the manufacturer (MFS) and a self-run store operated by the platform (PSS) coexist in the platform market. The manufacturer acts as the platform’s upstream contract manufacturer and downstream...

Elective single versus double blastocyst-stage embryo transfer in women aged 36 years or older: a retrospective cohort study

He Cai, Ben Mol, Stephan Gordts, Hui Wang & Juanzi Shi
We evaluated if elective single-blastocyst transfer (eSBT) could be adopted in women aged 36 or older. In this retrospective cohort, women aged ≥36 years received IVF ovarian stimulation cycles and had ≥ two blastocysts. A total of 240 women underwent eSBT and 189 double-blastocyst transfer (DBT) in the first transfer cycle. The subsequent frozen-thawed embryo transfer cycles were a combination of single- and double- blastocyst transfers. Analysis was stratified for patients in age groups 36–37,...

Decreased echinocandin susceptibility in Candida parapsilosis causing candidemia and emergence of a pan-echinocandin resistant case in China

Yating Ning, Meng Xiao, David S. Perlin, Yanan Zhao, Minya Lu, Yi Li, Zhengyu Luo, Rongchen Dai, Shengjie Li, Jiajun Xu, Lingli Liu, Hong He, Yun Liu, Fushun Li, Yuguang Guo, Zhongju Chen, Yingchun Xu, Tianshu Sun & Li Zhang
Candida parapsilosis is becoming a predominant non-albicans cause of invasive candidiasis (IC). Echinocandins are the preferred choice for IC treatment and prophylaxis. Resistance to echinocandins in C. parapsilosis has emerged in several countries, but little is known about the susceptibility profile in China or about mechanisms of resistance. Here, we investigated the echinocandin susceptibilities of 2523 C. parapsilosis isolates collected from China and further explored the resistance mechanism among echinocandin-resistant isolates. Anidulafungin exhibited the highest...

Complete genome sequencing and comparative genomic analyses of a new spotted-fever Rickettsia heilongjiangensis strain B8

Maozhang He, Lifeng Zhang, Haoran Hu, Xiaohan Liu, Cong Zhang, Yu Xin, Boyu Liu, Zhen Chen, Kehan Xu & Yan Liu
Rickettsia heilongjiangensis, a tick-borne obligate intracellular bacterium and causative agent of spotted fever in China, has attracted increasing concern regarding its capability in causing human rickettsiosis. Here, we conducted a genomic analysis of a new Rickettsia heilongjiangensis strain B8 (B8) isolated from the serum of a patient who had been bitten by a Haemaphysalis longicornis tick in Anhui Province, China. The present study sought to identify exclusive genes that might be associated with the pathogenicity...

Cervical HPV infection in Guangzhou, China: an epidemiological study of 198,111 women from 2015 to 2021

Xiaohan Yang, Yuanyuan Li, Yuan Tang, Zhiyu Li, Sanfeng Wang, Xiping Luo, Tianwen He, Aihua Yin & Mingyong Luo
Persistent high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the pivotal cause of cervical carcinogenesis. HPV types distribution varies greatly by region, and its long-term changes of prevalence remain to be fully characterized in China. Here, the largest population of 198,111 consecutive women who underwent routine cervical screening were investigated from 2015 to 2021 in Guangzhou, south China. The results showed that the overall HPV prevalence was 21.66% (42,911/198,111), and the annual prevalence increased significantly from 2015...

Comparisons on fluid-solid heat transfer simulation for localized fire resistance

Xuanyi Zhou, Jinggang Zhou, Beihua Cong & Wei Wang
A research idea of multi-physics field coupling can be used to solve the structural fire resistance problem. Most of the previous CFD-FEM numerical simulations in structural fire resistance studies apply adiabatic surface temperature (AST) to accurately describe the complex fire analysis boundary conditions, and this methodology belongs to the use of iterative coupling methods to achieve fluid-solid heat transfer coupling. However, there is less application for another direct two-way coupling method. In this paper, a...

Post-fire tensile behavior of Hole-anchored Bolts Bolted T-stub connection

Peijun Wang, Yang You, Mei Liu, Fangzhou Liu & Wenchao Zhang
A test was designed and conducted to investigate the post-fire tensile behavior of the novel Hole-anchored Bolt (HB) bolted T-stub connection. The HB was anchored by the bolt hole with internal threads, for which the HB could be installed from one-side and is very suitable for the installation of the closed-section steel component. The full-period test method was used to consider the influence of load level and the fire temperature on the residual mechanical behavior...

Clinical prognostic risk analysis and progression factor exploration of primary breast lymphoma

Jili Deng, Lan Mi, Xiaopei Wang, Jun Zhu, Chen Zhang & Yuqin Song
: A primary breast lymphomais a rare form of extranodal lymphoma type. We aimed to analyze prognosticriskfactors and explore relapse factors in primary breast diffuse large B cell lymphoma (PB-DLBCL). : From November 2003 to September 2020, sixty-three patients from two medical centers newly diagnosed with PB-DLBCL patients were analyzed retrospectively. : The median age was 52, and >50% of patients were post-menopausal. The international prognostics index (IPI) (0–1) was mainlyin the low-risk group (84%),...

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