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Association study of hypertension susceptibility genes ITGA9, MOV10, and CACNB2 with preeclampsia in Chinese Han population

Qian Xin, Gang Xin, Li Li, Wenjuan Sun, Wen Jiang, Jue Wang, Yun Luan, Ying Zhang, Ling Cheng, Shuhong Duan, Fanzhen Hong, Qinghong Ji & Weihong Ma
Preeclampsia (PE) is a disorder that occurs during the pregnancy and could affect the maternal and perinatal mortality as well as morbidity. The aim of our study is to investigate the associations between the hypertension susceptibility genes ITGA9, MOV10 and CACNB2 with PE in Chinese Han population. A case–control study including 178 PE patients and 202 healthy controls was conducted to assess the associations between three loci (ITGA9 rs155524, MOV10 rs2932538 and CACNB2 rs4373814) and...

High Child-Pugh and CRUB65 scores predict mortality of decompensated cirrhosis patients with COVID-19: A 23-center, retrospective study

Yong Xiao, Dongwen Wu, Xiao Shi, Shuzhong Liu, Xudong Hu, Chenliang Zhou, Xia Tian, Huimin Liu, Hui Long, Zhihong Li, Ji Wang, Tao Tan, Ying Xu, Bitao Chen, Ting Liu, Heng Zhang, Shihua Zheng, Shunlin Hu, Jun Song, Jie Tang, Jichun Song, Zhengwei Cheng, Weitian Xu, Yongxiang Shen, Wenhu Yu … & Mingkai Chen
Background: COVID-19 has rapidly become a major health emergency worldwide. The characteristic, outcome, and risk factor of COVID-19 in patients with decompensated cirrhosis remain unclear. Methods: Medical records were collected from 23 Chinese hospitals. Patients with decompensated cirrhosis and age- and sex-matched non-liver disease patients were enrolled with 1:4 ratio using stratified sampling. Results: There were more comorbidities with higher Chalson Complication Index (p < 0.001), higher proportion of patients having gastrointestinal bleeding, jaundice, ascites,...

High Child-Pugh and CRUB65 scores predict mortality of decompensated cirrhosis patients with COVID-19: A 23-center, retrospective study

Yong Xiao, Dongwen Wu, Xiao Shi, Shuzhong Liu, Xudong Hu, Chenliang Zhou, Xia Tian, Huimin Liu, Hui Long, Zhihong Li, Ji Wang, Tao Tan, Ying Xu, Bitao Chen, Ting Liu, Heng Zhang, Shihua Zheng, Shunlin Hu, Jun Song, Jie Tang, Jichun Song, Zhengwei Cheng, Weitian Xu, Yongxiang Shen, Wenhu Yu … & Mingkai Chen
Background: COVID-19 has rapidly become a major health emergency worldwide. The characteristic, outcome, and risk factor of COVID-19 in patients with decompensated cirrhosis remain unclear. Methods: Medical records were collected from 23 Chinese hospitals. Patients with decompensated cirrhosis and age- and sex-matched non-liver disease patients were enrolled with 1:4 ratio using stratified sampling. Results: There were more comorbidities with higher Chalson Complication Index (p < 0.001), higher proportion of patients having gastrointestinal bleeding, jaundice, ascites,...

Potent immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory bisindole alkaloids from Melodinus fusiformis

Lu Liu, Ming-Jun Xie, Wen-Bing Zhou, Jin-Tang Wang, Jia-Yi Wang, Afsar Khan, Ya-Ping Liu, Jian-Xin Cao, Gui-Guang Cheng & Wen-Yuan Mao
Phytochemical investigation of Melodinus fusiformis led to a new aspidosperma-aspidosperma bisindole alkaloid (BIA), bis-19β-hydroxyvenalstonidine (1), together with three known BIAs (2–4). The structures were established by extensive analysis of their HRESIMS, NMR data, and comparing with the reported data. BIA 1 is an almost symmetrical structure, linked by C3–C14’ bond, while BIAs 2–4 are reported for the first time from the plant. The cytotoxic, immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory activities of BIAs 1–4 were evaluated in vitro....

Potent immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory bisindole alkaloids from Melodinus fusiformis

Lu Liu, Ming-Jun Xie, Wen-Bing Zhou, Jin-Tang Wang, Jia-Yi Wang, Afsar Khan, Ya-Ping Liu, Jian-Xin Cao, Gui-Guang Cheng & Wen-Yuan Mao
Phytochemical investigation of Melodinus fusiformis led to a new aspidosperma-aspidosperma bisindole alkaloid (BIA), bis-19β-hydroxyvenalstonidine (1), together with three known BIAs (2–4). The structures were established by extensive analysis of their HRESIMS, NMR data, and comparing with the reported data. BIA 1 is an almost symmetrical structure, linked by C3–C14’ bond, while BIAs 2–4 are reported for the first time from the plant. The cytotoxic, immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory activities of BIAs 1–4 were evaluated in vitro....

Acute kidney injury in idiopathic membranous nephropathy with nephrotic syndrome

Tianxin Chen, Ying Zhou, Xinxin Chen, Bo Chen & Jingye Pan
The impact of acute kidney injury (AKI) on the progression of renal function in idiopathic membranous nephropathy (iMN) with nephrotic syndrome (NS) patients have not yet been reported, we sought to investigate the incidence, clinical features and prognosis of AKI in iMN with NS patients and determine clinical predictors for progression from AKI to advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage. We analyzed clinical and pathological data of iMN with NS patients retrospectively collected from Jan...

Risk of Ophthalmic Adverse Events in Patients Treated with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Regimens: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Yan-Li Hou, Di-Ya Wang, Jie-Xuan Hu, Ru-Yue Tian, Wei Wang, Qiang Su, Hongyang Li & Yan-Ling Wang
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) -induced adverse events (AEs) have been reported affecting almost all human organs. However, studies about ocular AEs are few. A meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the risks of ICI-related ophthalmic AEs compare to chemotherapy. Methods: Eligible studies were selected from phase II/III randomized controlled trials investigating ICIs. The data were analyzed by R software and Stata. Odds ratio of treatment-related AE (trAEs) and nonspecific ophthalmic trAEs (NS-trAEs) were lower for PD-1/PD-L1...

Upregulated HMGB1 levels in maternal–fetal interface of patients with unexplained recurrent spontaneous abortion from different sources

Jing Wang, Damin Zhu, Jiaqian Yin, Cong Ma, Xiaoqing Peng, Huijuan Zou, Yunxia Cao & Xiaofeng Xu
To investigate the expression and sources of high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) protein in the maternal–fetal interface of patients with unexplained recurrent spontaneous abortion (URSA), and further to verify the role of HMGB1 in the etiology of URSA. 55 women at early pregnancy with URSA and 55 women undergoing selective termination of normal early pregnancy as control were included. The abortion tissues including villi and decidua were collected. The expression of HMGB1, CD45, CK7,...

The safety and tolerability of alkaloids from Alstonia scholaris leaves in healthy Chinese volunteers: a single-centre, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase I clinical trial

Zhong-Ping Gou, Yun-Li Zhao, Lin-Ling Zou, Ying Wang, Shi-Qing Shu, Xiao-Hong Zhu, Li Zheng, Qi Shen, Zhu Luo, Jia Miao, Yong-Sheng Wang, Xiao-Dong Luo & Ping Feng
Capsule of alkaloids from the leaf of Alstonia scholaris (L.) R.Br. (Apocynaceae) (CALAS) is a new investigational botanical drug (No. 2011L01436) for bronchitis, post-infectious cough and asthma. To observe the clinical safety and tolerability of CALAS. Subjects were assigned to eight cohorts, and each received randomly CALAS or placebo in one of single ascending dose (SAD) of 8, 40, 120, 240, 360, 480, or in one of multiple ascending dose (MAD) of 40 or 120...

Synergy of alanine and gentamicin to reduce nitric oxide for elevating killing efficacy to antibiotic-resistant Vibrio alginolyticus

Su-fang Kuang, Yue-tao Chen, Jia-jie Chen, Xuan-xian Peng, Zhuang-gui Chen & Hui Li
The present study explored the cooperative effect of both alanine (Ala) and gentamicin (Gent) on metabolic mechanisms by which exogenous Ala potentiates Gent to kill antibiotic-resistant Vibrio alginolyticus. To test this, GC-MS-based metabolomics was used to characterize Ala-, Gent- and both-induced metabolic profiles, identifying nitric oxide (NO) production pathway as the most key clue to understand metabolic mechanisms. Gent, Ala and both led to low, lower and lowest activity of total nitric oxide synthase (tNOS)...

Genomics-guided isolation and identification of active secondary metabolites of Bacillus velezensis BA-26

Buqing Wang, Chao Liu, Xuemiao Yang, Yana Wang, Feiyan Zhang, Huicai Cheng, Liping Zhang & Hongwei Liu
Here we report the discovery and identification of antibacterial substances from the secondary metabolites of a new strain Bacillus velezensis BA-26. The whole genome of B. velezensis BA-26 was sequenced. Its genome data were annotated, and four potentially unknown gene clusters and nine known secondary metabolite synthetic gene clusters were analyzed and excavated by antiSMASH software. Based on the predicted secondary metabolites from the genome of strain BA-26, the material identification of isolated and purified...

sj-pdf-1-prx-10.1177_00332941211029621 - Supplemental material for Working College Students’ Time Pressure and Work-School Conflict: Do Boundary Permeability and Dispositional Mindfulness Matter?

Min (Maggie) Wan, Li Feng, Xiao Meng, Muxin Zhai & Robert Konopaske
Supplemental material, sj-pdf-1-prx-10.1177_00332941211029621 for Working College Students’ Time Pressure and Work-School Conflict: Do Boundary Permeability and Dispositional Mindfulness Matter? by Min (Maggie) Wan, Li Feng, Xiao Meng, Muxin Zhai and Robert Konopaske in Psychological Reports

Association of soft drink and 100% fruit juice consumption with all-cause mortality, cardiovascular diseases mortality, and cancer mortality: A systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies

Bei Pan, Long Ge, Honghao Lai, Qi Wang, Qian Zhang, Min Yin, Sheng Li, Jinhui Tian, Kehu Yang & Jiancheng Wang
Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), artificially sweetened beverages (ASBs), and 100% fruit juices are frequently consumed and have been documented that they could lead to serious disease burden. However, inconsistent evidence on the association between SSBs, ASBs, and 100% fruit juices consumption and mortality have been presented. PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and PsycINFO were systematically searched. We conducted a random-effects meta-analysis and dose-response meta-analysis to assess the association and calculated...

Value Function Guided Subgroup Identification via Gradient Tree Boosting: a Framework to Handle Multiple Outcomes for Optimal Treatment Recommendation

Pingye Zhang, Peng Liu, Junshui Ma & Yue Shentu
In randomized clinical trials, there has been an increasing interest in identifying subgroups with heterogeneous responses to study treatment based on baseline patient characteristics. Even though the benefit risk assessment of any patient population or subgroups is almost always a multi-facet consideration, the statistical literature of subgroup identification has largely been limited to a single clinical outcome. In the paper, we propose a nonparametric method that searches for subgroup membership scores by maximizing a value...

Aspirin relieves the calcification of aortic smooth muscle cells by enhancing the heat shock response

Quanquan Shen, Qian Chen, Yang Liu, Xiang Xue, Xiaogang Shen, Qiang He, Guokun Wang & Fei Han
Vascular calcification is a major complication of chronic renal failure, which has been identified as an active process partly driven by osteogenic transition of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). Aspirin could prevent cardiomyocyte damage by inducing heat shock response. This study investigates the effect of aspirin on alleviating VSMC calcification. An in vitro VSMC calcification model was established by 10-day calcification induction in osteogenic medium. VSMCs were grouped as following: control group (normal medium), calcified...

Additional file 2 of Transcriptional dynamics of transposable elements when converting fibroblast cells of Macaca mulatta to neuroepithelial stem cells

Dahai Liu, Li Liu, Kui Duan, Junqiang Guo, Shipeng Li, Zhigang Zhao, Xiaotuo Zhang, Nan Zhou & Yun Zheng
Additional file 2 Supplementary Figure S1. The expression levels of LTRs in the Cluster L4 of Figure 3A. Supplementary Figure S2. The primers used to validate the expressions of 13 MacERV3 LTRs. (A) The alignment of the forward primer MacERV3_LTR2_34_F and the 13 MacERV3 LTRs. (B) The alignment of the reverse primer MacERV3_LTR2_34_R and the 13 MacERV3 LTRs. (C) The precise loci of the two primers in one of the selected MacERV3 LTRs, MacERV3_LTR2_34. Supplementary...

sj-pdf-1-prf-10.1177_02676591211031468 – Supplemental material for Establishment of a venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in a rat model of acute respiratory distress syndrome

Yongnan Li, Jian Huang, Rongzhi Zhang, Shixiong Wang, Xingdong Cheng, Pengbin Zhang, Kerong Zhai, Wei Wang, Debin Liu & Bingren Gao
Supplemental material, sj-pdf-1-prf-10.1177_02676591211031468 for Establishment of a venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in a rat model of acute respiratory distress syndrome by Yongnan Li, Jian Huang, Rongzhi Zhang, Shixiong Wang, Xingdong Cheng, Pengbin Zhang, Kerong Zhai, Wei Wang, Debin Liu and Bingren Gao in Perfusion

sj-pdf-1-prf-10.1177_02676591211031468 – Supplemental material for Establishment of a venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in a rat model of acute respiratory distress syndrome

Yongnan Li, Jian Huang, Rongzhi Zhang, Shixiong Wang, Xingdong Cheng, Pengbin Zhang, Kerong Zhai, Wei Wang, Debin Liu & Bingren Gao
Supplemental material, sj-pdf-1-prf-10.1177_02676591211031468 for Establishment of a venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in a rat model of acute respiratory distress syndrome by Yongnan Li, Jian Huang, Rongzhi Zhang, Shixiong Wang, Xingdong Cheng, Pengbin Zhang, Kerong Zhai, Wei Wang, Debin Liu and Bingren Gao in Perfusion

A single mutation attenuates both the transcription termination and RNA-dependent RNA polymerase activity of T7 RNA polymerase

Hui Wu, Ting Wei, Bingbing Yu, Rui Cheng, Fengtao Huang, Xuelin Lu, Yan Yan, Xionglue Wang, Chenli Liu & Bin Zhu
Transcription termination is one of the least understood processes of gene expression. As the prototype model for transcription studies, the single-subunit T7 RNA polymerase (RNAP) is known to respond to two types of termination signals, but the mechanism underlying such termination, especially the specific elements of the polymerase involved, is still unclear, due to a lack of knowledge with respect to the structure of the termination complex. Here we applied phage-assisted continuous evolution to obtain...

A single mutation attenuates both the transcription termination and RNA-dependent RNA polymerase activity of T7 RNA polymerase

Hui Wu, Ting Wei, Bingbing Yu, Rui Cheng, Fengtao Huang, Xuelin Lu, Yan Yan, Xionglue Wang, Chenli Liu & Bin Zhu
Transcription termination is one of the least understood processes of gene expression. As the prototype model for transcription studies, the single-subunit T7 RNA polymerase (RNAP) is known to respond to two types of termination signals, but the mechanism underlying such termination, especially the specific elements of the polymerase involved, is still unclear, due to a lack of knowledge with respect to the structure of the termination complex. Here we applied phage-assisted continuous evolution to obtain...

Ephedrine alleviates middle cerebral artery occlusion-induced neurological deficits and hippocampal neuronal damage in rats by activating PI3K/AKT signaling pathway

Lixian Huang, Bo Zhao, Qunxian Li, Jing Wu, Hui Jiang & Qingbin Li
Inflammation and oxidative stress are crucial in ischemic stroke. Ephedrine (EPH) has been proven to have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative stress effects. The present study analyzes whether EPH possessed neuroprotective effects and explored the underlying mechanisms of EPH based on an experimental model of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). We found that intraperitoneal injection with EPH attenuated the neurological deficit, cerebral infarction, and cerebral edema induced by MCAO in rats. Besides, EPH treatment alleviated MCAO-induced brain...

Identification of the structural features of quinazoline derivatives as EGFR inhibitors using 3D-QSAR modeling, molecular docking, molecular dynamics simulations and free energy calculations

Fangfang Wang, Wei Yang, Hongping Liu & Bo Zhou
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a promising target for the treatment of different types of malignant tumors. Therefore, a combined molecular modeling study was performed on a series of quinazoline derivatives as EGFR inhibitors. The optimum ligand-based CoMFA and CoMSIA models showed reliable and satisfactory predictability (with R2cv=0.681, R2ncv=0.844, R2pred=0.8702 and R2cv=0.643, R2ncv=0.874, R2pred=0.6423). The derived contour maps provide structural features to improve inhibitory activity. Furthermore, the contour maps, molecular docking, and molecular dynamics...

Curcumin mediates autophagy and apoptosis in granulosa cells: a study of integrated network pharmacology and molecular docking to elucidate toxicological mechanisms

Zhen Lin, Huazhong Liu, Chunyan Yang, Haiying Zheng, Yu Zhang, Weiming Su & Jianghua Shang
Curcumin (Cur) is a flavonoid derived from Curcuma longa L. that has been shown to have a variety of biological activities, but some previous studies have described its non-negligible negative effects on female reproduction and embryo development. To further explore the toxic stress effect, this study investigated apoptosis and autophagy of healthy buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) derived granulosa cells (GCs) exposed to Cur and/or autophagy inhibitors. Results showed that Cur declined viability of GCs in a...

Network analysis of COVID-19-related PTSD symptoms in China: the similarities and differences between the general population and PTSD sub-population

Fan Yang, Mingqi Fu, Ning Huang, Farooq Ahmed, Muhammad Shahid, Bo Zhang, Jing Guo & Paul Lodder
Background and Objectives: Prevalent Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) negatively affected individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using network analyses, this study explored the construct of PTSD symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic in China to identify similarities and differences in PTSD symptom network connectivity between the general Chinese population and individuals reporting PTSD. Methods: We conducted an online survey recruiting 2858 Chinese adults. PTSD symptoms were measured using the PCL-5 and PTSD was determined according to the...

Low-temperature operating adhesive films capable of in-situ use of moisture with outstanding water-resistant capacity

Mengmeng Liu, Dan Wang, Xin Ji, Ziwei Fu, Ahmed Olalekan Omoniyi, Jianfu Zhang & Yang Zhou
Adhesives with properties of low-temperature and water-resistance are important in manufacturing. In this work, dopamine hydrochloride (DA), containing catechol groups, was introduced into the polymer by covalent grafting to obtain water-resistant films. Films with low-temperature and water-resistance properties were obtained through layer-by-layer assembly of branched polyethyleneimine (bPEI) and chemically cross-linked hyaluronate (HA)-DA (denoted HA-D). The film surfaces were wetted with moisture generated from low-temperature pretreatment, and the resulting films, named as bPEI/HA-D multilayer films, could...

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