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Alkaloids constituents from the roots of Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud. with their cytotoxic activities

Ying Chen, Li Li, Li-Rui Jiang, Jia-Yin Tan, Li-Na Guo, Xiao-Li Wang, Wei Dong, Wen-Bao Wang, Ji-Kai Sun & Bo Song
Two new alkaloids, phranisines A–B (1–2), along with two known compounds, N-p-Coumaroyl serotonin (3) and N-p-coumaroyl-tryptamine (4), were isolated from the roots of Phragmites australis. The structures of 1–4 were established on the basis of extensive spectroscopic. The absolute configuration of compounds 1–2 were identified through quantum-chemical electronic circular dichroism (ECD) calculation compared with their experimental CD. All the isolated compounds were tested for their cytotoxic activities against HeLa and MCF-7 human cancer cell lines,...

Complete mitogenome of Treron sphenurus (Aves, Columbiformes): the first representative from the genus Treron, genomic comparisons and phylogenetic analysis of Columbidae

Yun-Xia Chen, Cheng-He Sun, Yao-Kai Li, Yi-Ling Fei, Xiao-Ming Xue, Sen-Lin Hou, Yong-Wu Zhou, Jing Jiang & Hai-Tao Guo
The wedge-tailed green pigeon (Treron sphenurus) has a protective value in the evolution of the family Columbidae. In this study, the complete mitogenome of T. sphenurus from Baise City, China, which represents the first sequenced species of the genus Treron in Tribe Treronini, is reported. This was accomplished using PCR-based methods and a primer-walking sequencing strategy with genus-specific primers. The mitogenome was found to be 18,919 bp in length comprising 37 genes, including 13 protein-coding...

Weighted gene co-expression network analysis (WGCNA) to explore genes responsive to Streptococcus oralis biofilm and immune infiltration analysis in human gingival fibroblasts cells

Xia Chen & Jianfeng Ma
The correlation between oral bacteria and dental implants failure has been reported. However, the effect and mechanism of bacteria during dental implants is unclear. In this study, we explored key genes and candidate gene clusters in human gingival fibroblasts (HGF) cells in response to Streptococcus oralis biofilm through weighted gene co-expression network analysis (WGCNA) and differential genes analysis using gene expression matrix, GSE134481, downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database. We obtained 325 genes...

Long non-coding RNA DUXAP8 promotes the cell proliferation, migration, and invasion of papillary thyroid carcinoma via miR-223-3p mediated regulation of CXCR4

Yan Liu, Hejia Zhang, Hui Wang, Jiarui Du, Peng Dong, Meihan Liu & Yuanqiang Lin
Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is a differentiated type of thyroid malignancy with a high incidence. Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) DUXAP8 has been reported to participate in the proliferation, migration, and invasion of several cancer types. However, its association with PTC has not yet been reported. The current study aimed to investigate the role of DUXAP8 in PTC and revealed the underlying mechanisms. The expression of DUXAP8 was knocked down in two PTC cell lines and...

The synergistic antitumor activity of 3-(2-nitrophenyl) propionic acid-paclitaxel nanoparticles (NPPA-PTX NPs) and anti-PD-L1 antibody inducing immunogenic cell death

Xiao-Chuan Duan, Li-Yuan Peng, Xin Yao, Mei-Qi Xu, Hui Li, Shuai-Qiang Zhang, Zhuo-Yue Li, Jing-Ru Wang, Zhen-Han Feng, Guang-Xue Wang, Ai Liao, Ying Chen & Xuan Zhang
Cancer immunotherapy is a strategy that is moving to the frontier of cancer treatment in the current decade. In this study, we show evidence that 3-(2-nitrophenyl) propionic acid-paclitaxel nanoparticles (NPPA-PTX NPs), act as immunogenic cell death (ICD) inducers, stimulating an antitumor response which results in synergistic antitumor activity by combining anti-PD-L1 antibody (aPD-L1) in vivo. To investigate the antitumor immunity induced by NPPA-PTX NPs, the expression of both ICD marker calreticulin (CRT) and high mobility...

Complete genome sequence of the Clostridium difficile LCL126

Jianfeng Wang, Chu Yang, Chao Zhang, Xiaoyan Mao & An Lizhe
Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a kind of obligate anaerobic gram-positive Bacillus related with intestinal diseases and antibiotic treatment. In present study, the C. difficile genome was studied employing met genomic technology. Genome sequencing identified C. difficile LCL126 has total size of 4,301,949 bp with a 27.97% of GC content. Specifically, 4119 predicted coding genes, 188 repeat sequences, 13 prophages and 8 gene islands were detected. Additionally, gene function analysis aspect of the function annotation,...

Two new sesquiterpenoid lactone derivatives from Lindera aggregata

Song-Song Wen, Yan Wang, Jia-Ping Xu, Qi Liu, Lei Zhang, Jing Zheng, Lin Li, Na Zhang, Xin Liu, Yu-Wen Xu & Zhen-Liang Sun
Two new sesquiterpenoid lactone derivatives, linderin A (1) and linderin B (2) comprising a sesquiterpenoid lactone and a methyl geranylhomogentisate moiety together with six known compounds were isolated from the roots of Lindera aggregata. Their chemical structures were elucidated using extensive spectroscopic analysis including 1 D, 2 D NMR, and HR-ESI-MS data and compared with previously reported data. The absolute configurations of 1 and 2 were assigned based on the electronic circular dichroism calculation. Compound...

The effects of different parity and delivery mode on wheezing disorders in the children—a retrospective cohort study in Fujian, China

Haiyan Gao, Chong Miao, Haibo Li, Meng Bai, Huijie Zhang, Zhengqin Wu, Wei Li, Wenjuan Liu, Libo Xu, Guanghua Liu & Yibing Zhu
The relationship between childbirth delivery methods and the risk of wheezing in children remains controversial. Few studies have explored it under different maternal conditions. To explore the influence of childbirth delivery method on the onset of wheezing in children of different parity. A total of 21716 patients were included in this retrospective observational study. Multivariable logistic regression was used to analyze the relationship between childbirth delivery method and wheezing in children under 18 years of...

Efficacy and safety of pembrolizumab for treating advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a meta-analysis of phase II and III randomized controlled trials

Tianyao Gong, Lei Liu, Yufei Liu, Ke Liu, Yang Yang, Liuying Li & Chuantao Zhang
We conducted a meta-analysis to systematically review the efficacy and safety of pembrolizumab for advanced NSCLC. Databases were searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) treated with pembrolizumab till July 2021. Seven RCTs and 3988 patients were included. Our analysis suggests that pembrolizumab was more effective at improving PFS (HR, 0.59; 95% CI: 0.43–0.79; p = 0.0005), OS (HR, 0.65; 95% CI: 0.55–0.76; p < 0.00001) and ORR (RR, 1.85; 95% CI: 1.64–2.09; p < 0.00001)...

M. tuberculosis CRISPR/Cas proteins are secreted virulence factors that trigger cellular immune responses

Jianjian Jiao, Nan Zheng, Wenjing Wei, Joy Fleming, Xingyun Wang, Zihui Li, Lili Zhang, Yi Liu, Zongde Zhang, Adong Shen, Li Chuanyou, Lijun Bi & Hongtai Zhang
The role of prokaryotic CRISPR/Cas system proteins as a defensive shield against invasive nucleic acids has been studied extensively. Non-canonical roles in pathogenesis involving intracellular targeting of certain virulence-associated endogenous mRNA have also been reported for some Type I and Type II CRISPR/Cas proteins, but no such roles have yet been established for Type III system proteins. Here, we demonstrate that M. tuberculosis (Type III-A system) CRISPR/Cas proteins Csm1, Csm3, Csm5, Csm6, and Cas6 are...

sj-pdf-1-jfi-10.1177_0192513X211041992 – Supplemental Material for Loneliness Among Chinese Older Adults: The Role of Grandparenthood and Grandparental Childcare by Gender

Jing Zhang, Tineke Fokkema & Bruno Arpino
Supplemental Material, sj-pdf-1-jfi-10.1177_0192513X211041992 for Loneliness Among Chinese Older Adults: The Role of Grandparenthood and Grandparental Childcare by Gender by Jing Zhang, Tineke Fokkema and Bruno Arpino in Journal of Family Issues

Yiguanjian decoction inhibits macrophage M1 polarization and attenuates hepatic fibrosis induced by CCl4/2-AAF

Ying Xu, Wen Xu, Wei Liu, Gaofeng Chen, Shili Jiang, Jiamei Chen, Xun Jian, Hua Zhang, Ping Liu & Yongping Mu
Our previous studies indicated that Yiguanjian decoction (YGJ) has an anti-hepatic-fibrosis effect and could regulate macrophage status. To elucidate the mechanism of YGJ in regulating macrophages. Liver cirrhosis was induced by CCl4 for 12 weeks combined with 2-acetylaminofluorene (2-AAF) for the last 4 weeks in male Wistar rats. YGJ (3.56 mg/kg) orally administered in the last 4 weeks, and SORA (1 mg/kg) as control. In vitro, RAW264.7 cells were treated with lipopolysaccharides (LPSs) to induce...

A 16S rRNA gene sequencing based study of oral microbiota in migraine patients in China

Weiqing Jiang, Tingting Wang, Chen Liu, Mingzhu Deng, Xiao Ren, Fei Wang, Yaqing Zhang, Xueying Yu, Lingling Yao & Yonggang Wang
Migraine is a primary headache characterized by moderate or severe headache attacks, accompanied with reversible neurological and systemic symptoms. There are rare biomarkers for the disease. While emerging evidence has indicated the connection between gut microbiota and migraine, the relation between oral microbiota and migraine is barely known. Thus, the objective of the current study was to explore a possible correlation between oral microbiota and migraine. We compared the oral microbiota communities of migraine patients...

Novel mutation in TSPAN12 associated with familial exudative vitreoretinopathy in a Chinese pedigree

Zhen Song, Mo Li, Chang Wang, Yu Wang, Lihua Zhang, Na Li, Ruifang Yang & Ping Sun
Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) is a rare retinal disorder characterised by incomplete retinal vascular development. Symptoms vary widely from none to blindness even within the same family. Multiple genes related to the Wnt pathway have been found to be associated with FEVR. Recent studies identified tetraspanin 12 (TSPAN12) as a cause of the autosomal dominant inheritance form of FEVR. Here, we describe a novel TSPAN12 mutation in a Chinese family with FEVR. Targeted next-generation sequencing...

Considering lightness: how the lightness of app icon backgrounds affects consumers’ download intention through risk perception

Ming Chen, Shih-Heng Yu & Yu Gao
The number of mobile apps has rapidly increased in recent years, but the distribution of app downloads is uneven. As the first and only visual image of apps before downloading, app icons are vital tools through which app publishers promote their apps. Thus, identifying the elements of app icons that can increase consumers’ download intention is crucial. This research examines how the distribution of the lightness of yellow colour in app icon backgrounds influences consumers’...

Considering lightness: how the lightness of app icon backgrounds affects consumers’ download intention through risk perception

Ming Chen, Shih-Heng Yu & Yu Gao
The number of mobile apps has rapidly increased in recent years, but the distribution of app downloads is uneven. As the first and only visual image of apps before downloading, app icons are vital tools through which app publishers promote their apps. Thus, identifying the elements of app icons that can increase consumers’ download intention is crucial. This research examines how the distribution of the lightness of yellow colour in app icon backgrounds influences consumers’...

Taberdines L and M, two new alkaloids from Tabernaemontana divaricata

Lingling Han, Kepu Huang, Chen Chen, Wentao Zhu, Yehan Ma, Xiaojiang Hao, Hongping He & Yu Zhang
Two new alkaloids, taberdines L (1) and M (2), together with six known alkaloids, were isolated from the twigs and leaves of Tabernaemontana divaricata. Taberdine L (1) represents the first optically active natural member of the allo iboga class of alkaloids with the ethyl side chain in a bridgehead position. Their structures including absolute configuration were elucidated by a combination of MS, NMR, and ECD calculation. The in vitro cytotoxic activities of 1 and 2...

Trypanosoma evansi evades host innate immunity by releasing extracellular vesicles to activate TLR2-AKT signaling pathway

Ran Wei, Xin Li, Xiaocen Wang, Nan Zhang, Yuru Wang, Xichen Zhang, Pengtao Gong & Jianhua Li
Surra, one of the most important animal diseases with economic consequences in Asia and South America, is caused by Trypanosoma evansi. However, the mechanism of immune evasion by T. evansi has not been extensively studied. In the present study, T. evansi extracellular vesicles (TeEVs) were characterized and the role of TeEVs in T. evansi infection were examined. The results showed that T. evansi and TeEVs could activate TLR2-AKT pathway to inhibit the secretions of IL-12p40,...

Orientin mediates protection against MRSA-induced pneumonia by inhibiting Sortase A

Li Wang, Shisong Jing, Han Qu, Kai Wang, Yajing Jin, Ying Ding, Lin Yang, Hangqian Yu, Yan Shi, Qianxue Li & Dacheng Wang
Drug-resistant pathogenic Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) has severely threatened human health and arouses widespread concern. Sortase A (SrtA) is an essential virulence factor of S. aureus, which is responsible for the covalent anchoring of a variety of virulence-related proteins to the cell wall. SrtA has always been regarded as an ideal pharmacological target against S. aureus infections. In this research, we have determined that orientin, a natural compound isolated from various medicinal plants, can effectively...

Optimization, reconstruction and heterologous expression of the gene cluster encoding toluene/o-xylene monooxygenase from Pseudomonas stutzeri in Escherichia coli and its successive hydroxylation of toluene and benzene

Bo Wang, Feng Gao, Jing Xu, Jianjie Gao, Zhenjun Li, Lijuan Wang, Fujian Zhang, Yu Wang, Yongsheng Tian, Rihe Peng & Quanhong Yao
Biological treatment is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly technique for treating toluene. However, this process is limited by the type and quantity of toluene degraders that can be applied to different environments and methods. It is a feasible solution to constructing new genetic engineering organisms for toluene degradation through biotechnology. To facilitate genetic manipulation and improve gene expression, the toluene/o-xylene monooxygenase locus from Pseudomonas stutzeri was reconstructed and artificially synthesized. All six genes were optimized...

Optimization, reconstruction and heterologous expression of the gene cluster encoding toluene/o-xylene monooxygenase from Pseudomonas stutzeri in Escherichia coli and its successive hydroxylation of toluene and benzene

Bo Wang, Feng Gao, Jing Xu, Jianjie Gao, Zhenjun Li, Lijuan Wang, Fujian Zhang, Yu Wang, Yongsheng Tian, Rihe Peng & Quanhong Yao
Biological treatment is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly technique for treating toluene. However, this process is limited by the type and quantity of toluene degraders that can be applied to different environments and methods. It is a feasible solution to constructing new genetic engineering organisms for toluene degradation through biotechnology. To facilitate genetic manipulation and improve gene expression, the toluene/o-xylene monooxygenase locus from Pseudomonas stutzeri was reconstructed and artificially synthesized. All six genes were optimized...

sj-docx-1-prf-10.1177_02676591211052160 – Supplemental material for Sedation and analgesia requirements during venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in acute respiratory distress syndrome patients

Xingshu Ren, Yuhang Ai, Lina Zhang, Chunguang Zhao, Li Li & Xinhua Ma
Supplemental material, sj-docx-1-prf-10.1177_02676591211052160 for Sedation and analgesia requirements during venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in acute respiratory distress syndrome patients by Xingshu Ren, Yuhang Ai, Lina Zhang, Chunguang Zhao, Li Li and Xinhua Ma in Perfusion

Long non-coding RNA DUXAP8 promotes the cell proliferation, migration, and invasion of papillary thyroid carcinoma via miR-223-3p mediated regulation of CXCR4

Yan Liu, Hejia Zhang, Hui Wang, Jiarui Du, Peng Dong, Meihan Liu & Yuanqiang Lin
Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is a differentiated type of thyroid malignancy with a high incidence. Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) DUXAP8 has been reported to participate in the proliferation, migration, and invasion of several cancer types. However, its association with PTC has not yet been reported. The current study aimed to investigate the role of DUXAP8 in PTC and revealed the underlying mechanisms. The expression of DUXAP8 was knocked down in two PTC cell lines and...

Alkaloids constituents from the roots of Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud. with their cytotoxic activities

Ying Chen, Li Li, Li-Rui Jiang, Jia-Yin Tan, Li-Na Guo, Xiao-Li Wang, Wei Dong, Wen-Bao Wang, Ji-Kai Sun & Bo Song
Two new alkaloids, phranisines A–B (1–2), along with two known compounds, N-p-Coumaroyl serotonin (3) and N-p-coumaroyl-tryptamine (4), were isolated from the roots of Phragmites australis. The structures of 1–4 were established on the basis of extensive spectroscopic. The absolute configuration of compounds 1–2 were identified through quantum-chemical electronic circular dichroism (ECD) calculation compared with their experimental CD. All the isolated compounds were tested for their cytotoxic activities against HeLa and MCF-7 human cancer cell lines,...

Synthesis and anti-proliferative activities of 5,6,7-trimethoxyflavones and their derivatives

Liang Su, Wei Li, Kexiong Liu & Qiuan Wang
A series of 5,6,7-trimethoxyflavones 1a-1g and their derivatives 2a-2g, 3a-3d, 4 and 5, including the natural products 5,6,7-trimethoxy-4’-hydroxyflavone (1a), 5,6,7,3’,4’ -pentamethoxyflavone (sinensetin, 1 b), 5,6,7-trimethoxy-3’,4’-methyl enedioxy flavone (1c), 5,6,7,3’-tetramethoxy-4,5’-methylenedioxyflavone (1e), 5,6,7, 3’,4’,5’-hextamethoxyflavone (1 g), 5-hydroxy-3,4,2’,3’,4’-pentamethoxy chal-cone (2 b), 5,4’-dihydroxy-6,7-dimethoxy flavone (cirsimaritin, 3a) and 5-hydroxy-6,7,3’, 4’-tetramethoxyflavone (5-demethylsinensetin, 3 b), 3,5,6,7,3’,4’-hexamethoxyflavone (3-methoxysinensetin, 4) and 5’-hydroxy-3,6,7,3’,4’-pentamethoxyflavone (5) were synthesized. Their anti-proliferative activity in vitro was evaluated against a panel of four human cancer cell lines (Aspc-1, HCT-116, HepG-2...

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