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Identification of mite-specific eosinophils in the colon of patients with ulcerative colitis

Shu-Wang Peng, Jiang-Ming Sheng, Bai-Sui Feng, Ke-Ping Peng, Gui-Xiang Tian, Cheng-Bai Liang, Ming-Hui Liu, Hai-Qing Xie, Qing Shu, Yan Li & Ping-Chang Yang
The pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis (UC) is unclear. House dust mite (HDM) is associated with immune inflammation in the body. This study is designed to identify the association between HDM and UC clinical symptoms. UC patients (n = 86) and non-UC control (NC) subjects (n = 64) were recruited. Colon lavage fluids (CLF) were collected from HDM skin prick test positive patients during colonoscopy, and analyzed by immunological approaches. HDM was detected in fecal samples,...

Generation of self-replicating airway organoids from the cave nectar bat Eonycteris spelaea as a model system for studying host-pathogen interactions in the bat airway epithelium

Louisa L.Y. Chan, Akshamal M. Gamage, Chee Wah Tan, Kai Sen Tan, Jing Liu, Douglas Jie Wen Tay, Randy Jee Hiang Foo, Laurent Rénia, De Yun Wang & Lin-Fa Wang
Bats are reservoir hosts for various zoonotic viruses with pandemic potential in humans and livestock. In vitro systems for studying bat host-pathogen interactions are of significant interest. Here, we establish protocols to generate bat airway organoids (AOs) and airway epithelial cells differentiated at the air-liquid interface (ALI-AECs) from tracheal tissues of the cave-nectar bat Eonycteris spelaea. In particular, we describe steps which enable laboratories that do not have access to live bats to perform extended...

Induction of Significant Neutralizing Antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 by a Highly Attenuated Pangolin Coronavirus Variant with a 104nt Deletion at the 3'-UTR

Shanshan Lu, Shengdong Luo, Chang Liu, Muli Li, Xiaoping An, Mengzhe Li, Jun Hou, Huahao Fan, Panyong Mao, Yigang Tong & Lihua Song
SARS-CoV-2 related coronaviruses (SARS-CoV-2r) from Guangdong and Guangxi pangolins have been implicated in the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 and future pandemics. We previously reported the culture of a SARS-CoV-2r GX_P2V from Guangxi pangolins. Here we report the GX_P2V isolate rapidly adapted to Vero cells by acquiring two genomic mutations: an alanine to valine substitution in the nucleoprotein and a 104-nucleotide deletion in the hypervariable region (HVR) of the 3′-terminus untranslated region (3′-UTR). We further report the...

Profile of clinical characteristics and serologic markers of sporadic hepatitis E in a community cohort study

Zi-Min Tang, Gui-Ping Wen, Dong Ying, Si-Ling Wang, Chang Liu, Wei-Kun Tian, Ying-Bin Wang, Mu-Jin Fang, Yu-Lin Zhou, Yun-Sheng Ge, Ting Wu, Jun Zhang, Shou-Jie Huang, Zi-Zheng Zheng & Ning-Shao Xia
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a pathogen of global significance, but the value of HEV-related markers in the diagnosis of hepatitis E remains controversial. Previous studies on hepatitis E profiles have been mainly cross-sectional and conducted among inpatients in large hospitals, and hepatitis E cases have been primarily defined by limited partial markers. In this community-based study, 4,110 active hepatitis cases from a population of nearly 600,000 were followed over 48 months and serial serum...

Apathy in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: systematic review and meta-analysis of frequency, correlates, and outcomes

Mansur A. Kutlubaev, Jashelle Caga, Ying Xu, Daria K. Areprintseva, Ekaterina V. Pervushina & Matthew C. Kiernan
Objectives: To determine the frequency and correlates of apathy in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and its influence on the prognosis of the disease. Methods: Three databases were searched: MEDLINE, PubMed, and Google Scholar. Quantitative synthesis of the frequency of apathy in ALS was conducted using random effects in Stata (College Station, TX). Meta-regression and subgroup analyses were conducted to investigate the association between frequency of apathy in ALS and different covariates. Results: Fifty-two studies (51...

Effects of temperature, pH, and salinity on the growth kinetics of Pseudomonas sp. NB-1, a newly isolated cold-tolerant, alkali-resistant, and high-efficiency nitrobenzene-degrading bacterium

Tingchen Cui, Peng Wang, Jialu Li, YaoMing Su, Na Liu & Mei Hong
Strain NB-1, which can efficiently degrade nitrobenzene, was identified as Pseudomonas frederiksbergensis. NB-1 was resistant to cold and alkali with the widest temperature (4°C–35°C) and pH (5–11) adaptive range, compared with other reported nitrobenzene-degrading microorganisms. Based on the Haldane-Andrews model, the real maximum specific growth rate μm’, specific affinity aA, and inhibition coefficient Ki were used in response surface methodology (RSM) simultaneously for the first time to guide NB-1 to treat nitrobenzene wastewater. According to...

Effect of ocular magnification on macular choroidal thickness measurements made using optical coherence tomography in children

Junjie Deng, Jiali Jin, Bo Zhang, Siqi Zhang, Jingjing Wang, Shuyu Xiong, Tianyu Cheng, Kun Liu, Jiannan Huang, Xiangui He & Xun Xu
To evaluate the relationship between ocular magnification correction and macular choroidal thickness (ChT) measurements in children, and to demonstrate when ocular magnification correction is necessary. Chinese children aged 6–9 years with various refractive statuses were included. Swept-source optical coherence tomography was used to measure macular ChT. A self-designed program was adopted to simulate ChT changes in each sector of the ETDRS grid in the macula under various simulated axial lengths (ALs). ChT measurements were not...

Isolation of Diaphorobacter sp. LW2 capable of degrading Phenanthrene and its migration mediated by Pythium ultimum

Jialu Li, Mei Hong, Rui Tang, Tingchen Cui, Yadong Yang, Jing Lv, Na Liu & Yutao Lei
Phenanthrene, one of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, is stubborn and persistent which exists widely in petroleum contaminated soil. Filamentous fungi are good assistants to bacterial transport, by hyphae passing through soil pores and reaching further positions. An isolated bacterial strain, from the contaminated soil of coking plant, was identified as Diaphorobacter and named LW2, which could use phenanthrene as the only carbon source and energy for its growth. LW2 could degrade phenanthrene in a wide range...

FBXO34 promotes latent HIV-1 activation by post-transcriptional modulation

Xinyi Yang, Xiaying Zhao, Yuqi Zhu, Jingna Xun, Qin Wen, Hanyu Pan, Jinlong Yang, Jing Wang, Zhimin Liang, Xiaoting Shen, Yue Liang, Qinru Lin, Huitong Liang, Min Li, Jun Chen, Shibo Jiang, Jianqing Xu, Hongzhou Lu & Huanzhang Zhu
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) cannot be completely cured, mainly due to the existence of a latent HIV-1 reservoir. However, our current understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying the establishment and maintenance of HIV-1 latent reservoir is not comprehensive. Here, using a genome-wide CRISPR-Cas9 activation library screening, we identified E3 ubiquitin ligase F-box protein 34 (FBXO34) and the substrate of FBXO34, heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein U (hnRNP U) was identified by affinity purification mass spectrometry, as new...

Epidemiology, evolution, and biological characteristics of H6 avian influenza viruses in China

Xiaohao Xu, Qi Chen, Min Tan, Jia Liu, Xiyan Li, Lei Yang, Yuelong Shu, Dayan Wang & Wenfei Zhu
H6 avian influenza virus (AIV) is one of the most prevalent AIV subtypes in birds globally. To investigate the current situation and characteristics of H6 AIVs circulating in China, we analysed the epidemiology, genetic evolution and pathogenic features of this subtype. During 2000-2021, H6 subtype AIVs spread widely through Southern China and presented high host diversity. On analysing 171 H6 viruses isolated during 2009-2021, dynamic reassortments were observed among H6 and other co-circulating AIV subtypes,...

Distribution, sources and health risk assessment of DDT and its metabolites in agricultural soils in Zhejiang Province, China

Ning Cui, Xiong Pan & Jing Liu
Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) is well known for its harmful effects and has been officially banned as a pesticide around the world. However, DDT pollution still exists in natural environments in China because DDT degrade very slowly. In this study, 60 soil samples were collected from Cixi, Zhejiang Province, and 1) DDT and its metabolites were determined, 2) Health risk was estimated by using various indices. The results showed that the detection rate of DDT in soil...

Structural characterization of a pectic polysaccharide from laoshan green tea and its inhibitory effects on the production of NO, TNF-α and IL-6

Fan Liu, Rongshen Wang, Ying Chen, Rui Geng, Hong Gao, Feng Wang, Xiaoxiao Liu & Wanzhong Li
A novel pectic polysaccharide, named GTPS3-1, was isolated and purified from Laoshan green tea polysaccharide (GTPS) through DEAE Sepharose Fast Flow and Sephacryl S-300 columns, its structure was characterized and its anti-inflammatory activity was explored. GTPS3-1, with a molecular weight of 26.05 kDa, was mainly composed of galacturonic acid, galactose, rhamnose and arabinose in a molar ratio of 4.72:2.5:1.68:1 on the basis of monosaccharide composition. Structural analysis results revealed that GTPS3-1 was a highly branched...

Bimetallic Mn-Ce loaded on different zeolite carriers applied in the toluene abatement in air by non–thermal plasma DDBD Reactor

Su Liu, Jiabin Zhou, Dan Liu, Xianjie Liu & Wenbo Liu
A sequence of zeolite carriers (Carrier = ZSM-5, Small crystal ZSM-5, MCM-41, SBA-15) were used to support active metals Mn-Ce, which have presented an enormous potential for plasma oxidation of toluene in air. The prepared samples were detected by means of N2 adsorption-desorption, SEM, XPS, H2-TPR, etc. Through the activity evaluation in the Non-thermal Plasma Reactor, we found that the catalysts with different carriers showed distinct degradation activities. The performance of mesoporous supported catalysts was...

Speeding up Genetic Programming Based Symbolic Regression Using GPUs

Rui Zhang, Andrew Lensen & Yanan Sun
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Different cellular mechanisms from low- and high-dose zinc oxide nanoparticles-induced heart tube malformation during embryogenesis

Mengwei Wang, Ping Zhang, Zeyu Li, Yu Yan, Xin Cheng, Guang Wang & Xuesong Yang
With the wide application of nanometer materials in daily life, people pay more attention to the potential toxicity of nanoparticles to human fetal development once the nanoparticles are absorbed into the human body during pregnancy. However, there was no directly solid evidence for ZnO NPs-caused congenital heart defects. Hence, we investigated the effect of ZnO NPs exposure on early cardiogenesis using the chicken/mouse embryo models. First, we showed ZnO NPs reduced H9c2 cell viability in...

Preparation and evaluation of a nanoemulsion containing cordycepin and its protective effect on skin

Hucheng Zhang, Lina Deng, Jun Yang, Guowei Yang, Haitao Fan, Yiqi Yin, Shuai Luo, Shuangshi Li, Linying Liu & Ming Yang
The purpose of this work was to analyze and evaluate the functional properties of a new nanoemulsion that contained cordycepin. Droplet size and distribution were measured, and the stability of the nanoemulsion in different storage conditions was evaluated. We also tested skin irritation caused by the nanoemulsion, cordycepin stability in the nanoemulsion, anti-aging effect, and microbial challenge. The nanoemulsion was homogeneous with proper dispersion stability, and cordycepin was stable for eight months within the cosmetic...

Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of novel triazoloquinazolinone and imidazoquinazolinone derivatives as allosteric inhibitors of SHP2 phosphatase

Wenjun Ye, Ye Liu, Qian Ren, Tianhui Liao, Yumei Chen, Dongmei Chen, Sisi Wang, Lihong Yao, Yihe Jia, Chunshen Zhao & Zhixu Zhou
A series of novel triazoloquinolinone and imidazoquinazolinone derivatives were designed and synthesised, and their biological activities against SHP2 protein and melanoma A357 cell line were evaluated in vitro. The results show that some target compounds have moderate to excellent inhibitory activity on SHP2 protein and melanoma A357 cell line. Structure-activity relationships (SARs) showed that both imidazoquinazolinone and triazoloquinazolinone derivatives have good SHP2 protein kinase and melanoma cell line A357 inhibitory activity. The results of molecular...

RT-LAMP assay for rapid detection of the R203M mutation in SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant

Jianing Yang, Xuejiao Hu, Wenzhuo Wang, Yujing Yang, Xinqiang Zhang, Wei Fang, Lei Zhang, Shan Li & Bing Gu
The highly infectious Delta variant strain of SARS-CoV-2 remains globally dominant and undermines COVID-19 vaccines. Rapid detection of the Delta variant is crucial for the identification and quarantine of infected individuals. In this study, our aim was to design and validate a genotyping RT-LAMP method to detect Delta variants specifically. R203M in the N gene of SARS-CoV-2 was chosen as the Delta variant-specific mutation for genotyping. To target the R203M-harboring region and the conserved sequence...

Identification of key candidate genes for wing length-related traits by whole-genome resequencing in 772 geese

Jing Ouyang, Yongfei Wu, Yaxi Li, Junjie Miao, Sumei Zheng, Hongbo Tang, Cong Wang, Yanpeng Xiong, Yuren Gao, Luping Wang, Xueming Yan & Hao Chen
1. A total of 772, 420-day-old Xingguo gray geese (XGG) were sequenced using a low-depth (~1×) whole-genome resequencing strategy to reveal the genetic mechanism of wing length-related traits by genome-wide association analysis (GWAS). 2. The results showed that 119 SNPs had genome-wide significance for wing length in five regions of chromosome 4, of which the most significant locus (P=7.95E-11) was located upstream of RBM47 and explained 7.3% of phenotypic variation. 3. A total of 219...

Impact of vaccination on kinetics of neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 by Serum live neutralization test based on a prospective cohort

Liguo Zhu, Naiying Mao, Changhua Yi, Aidibai Simayi, Jialu Feng, Yi Feng, Min He, Songning Ding, Yin Wang, Yan Wang, Mingwei Wei, Jie Hong, Chuchu Li, Hua Tian, Lu Zhou, Jiefu Peng, Shihan Zhang, Ci Song, Hui Jin, Fengcai Zhu, Wenbo Xu, Jun Zhao & Changjun Bao
How much the vaccine contributes to the induction and development of neutralizing antibodies (NAbs) of breakthrough cases relative to those unvaccinated-infected cases is not fully understood. We conducted a prospective cohort study and collected serum samples from 576 individuals who were diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 Delta strain infection, including 245 breakthrough cases and 331 unvaccinated-infected cases. NAbs were analyzed by live virus microneutralization test and transformation of NAb titer. NAbs titers against SARS-CoV-2 ancestral and Delta...

Healthy Outcomes of Patients with COVID-19 Two Years after the Infection: A Prospective Cohort Study

Dapeng Li, Xuejiao Liao, Zhi Liu, Zhenghua Ma, Jingke Dong, Guoqin Zheng, Mei Zi, Fang Wang, Qing He, Guobao Li, Zheng Zhang & Lei Liu
The long-term effect of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been rarely known. This study aimed to investigate healthy outcomes of COVID-19 survivors up to 2 years after the infection. A total of 155 COVID-19 patients, who were discharged from Shenzhen Third People's Hospital from February 2020 to April 2020, were enrolled and followed up until March 4, 2022. COVID-19 survivors received questionnaires of long COVID symptoms and psychological symptoms, pulmonary function tests, chest computed tomography...

Degradation of Tetrabromobisphenol S by Thermo-activated Persulfate Oxidation: Reaction Kinetics, Transformation Mechanisms, and Brominated By-products

Lu Wang, Yaqun Yu, Guoqiang Liu, Baowei Hu & Junhe Lu
Brominated flame retardants (BFRs) are a group of contaminants of emerging environmental concern. In this study, systematic exploration was carried out to investigate the degradation of tetrabromobisphenol S (TBBPS), a typical emerging BFRs, by thermally activated persulfate (PDS) oxidation. The removal of 5.0 μM TBBPS was 100% after 60 min oxidation treatment under 60 °C. Increasing the temperature or initial PDS concentration facilitated the degradation efficiency of TBBPS. The quenching test indicated that TBBPS degradation...

Identification of mite-specific eosinophils in the colon of patients with ulcerative colitis

Shu-Wang Peng, Jiang-Ming Sheng, Bai-Sui Feng, Ke-Ping Peng, Gui-Xiang Tian, Cheng-Bai Liang, Ming-Hui Liu, Hai-Qing Xie, Qing Shu, Yan Li & Ping-Chang Yang
The pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis (UC) is unclear. House dust mite (HDM) is associated with immune inflammation in the body. This study is designed to identify the association between HDM and UC clinical symptoms. UC patients (n = 86) and non-UC control (NC) subjects (n = 64) were recruited. Colon lavage fluids (CLF) were collected from HDM skin prick test positive patients during colonoscopy, and analyzed by immunological approaches. HDM was detected in fecal samples,...

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  • Jinan University
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  • Fudan University
  • Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College
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  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Sun Yat-sen University
  • Capital Medical University
  • Chinese PLA General Hospital
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