102 Works

Removal of ammonium and manganese from surface water using a MeOx filter system as a pretreatment process

Ruifeng Zhang, Tinglin Huang, Gang Wen, Xuan Tian & Zhangcheng Tang
Residual aluminium from the coagulation–sedimentation process in the treatment of surface water can decrease the catalytic activity of a manganese co-oxide filter film (MeOx) used for ammonium and manganese removal. To solve this problem, a MeOx filter was used as a pretreatment process to filtrate source water directly before the coagulation and sedimentation treatment. The removal performance and the mechanism of change in the activity of MeOx were investigated. The experimental results indicated that the...

Chitosan/lemon residues activated carbon efficiently removal of acid red 18 from aqueous solutions: batch study, isotherm and kinetics

Yongyao Xu, Wangqing Shen, Yin Liu & Jiafeng Wei
In this research, chitosan-decorated activated carbon (AC-CS) was proposed. The AC was cross-linked with glutaraldehyde to prepare an adsorbent (AC-CS). The AC-CS has a rough surface. Adding the AC-CS directly to the dye solution can achieve simple and convenient removal of anionic azo dyes acid red 18 (AR-18). In the dye solution, the AC-CS was used as an adsorbent. The effects of pH, contact time, temperature, initial concentration of AR-18 and the AC-CS dosage on...

Β-Cyclodextrin-graft-poly(amidoamine) dendrons as the nitric oxide deliver system for the chronic rhinosinusitis therapy

Tao Liu, Guowei Li, Xidong Wu, Shaohua Chen, Siyi Zhang, Hong Han, Hongbin Zhang, Xiaoning Luo, Xiang Cai & Dong Ma
Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a rather prevalent condition with a chronic inflammatory process, which is hard to cure. Herein, a new antibacterial drug, nitric oxide (NO), was used for the attempt on CRS therapy. To achieve this, a star copolymer (β-CD-PAMAM) consisting of the β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) core and seven PAMAM-G3 arms, which was designed as a low-cytotoxicity and high NO loading carrier, were synthesized and characterizied. The obtained β-CD-PAMAM/NONOate showed the effect in inhibiting and...

Molecular characterization and functional properties of avenin-like b gene TuALPb7As in Triticum urartu

Dong Cao, Fahui Ye, Caixia Zhao, Jicheng Shen, Ruijuan Liu, Bo Zhang, Yuhu Shen, Huaigang Zhang, Baolong Liu & Wenjie Chen
Avenin-like storage proteins affect the rheological properties and processing quality of common wheat. Triticum urartu, the A-genome donor of polyploid wheat, shows abundant variation in its glutenin subunits. In this study, the variability in avenin-like b genes was evaluated in 74 T. urartu accessions. High levels of polymorphism were demonstrated in the analyzed sequence, resulting in the discovery of 18 novel TuALPb7A alleles (TuALPb7A-A–TuALPb7A-R). There were nucleotide sequence differences in 18 locations, which, due to...

New polymerized sesquiterpene lactones from Ainsliaea yunnanensis and their activity evaluation

Na Zhou, Jin-Jie Li, Yong Wu, Ze-Yu Wang, Xin Wang, Zhi-Peng Yin, Xin-Peng Wang, Yi-Ran Liu & Xiao-Ya Shang
Two new dimeric and trimeric sesquiterpene lactones (1–2), and nine known sesquiterpene lactones (3–11) were isolated from the EtOAc phase of the ethanolic extract of Ainsliaea yunnanensis. Their structures were identified by NMR, IR and HR-ESIMS spectroscopic methods, and compound 1 was confirmed by single crystal X-ray diffraction experiment. All the compounds were tested for their cytotoxic, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory activities. Compounds 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 showed very significant selective cytotoxic...

Phenoxychromone and 4-hydroxyisoflavans from the roots of Glycyrrhiza uralensis

Zulfiqar Ali, Mohammed Hawwal, Bharathi Avula, Amar G. Chittiboyina, Jing Li, Charles Wu & Ikhlas A. Khan
In an attempt to find species specific markers, a phenoxychromone (1) and eight isoflavonoids including six isoflavans (2-7) and two isoflavanones (8 and 9) were isolated from the root of Glycyrrhiza uralensis. Among the isolated phenolic compounds, glycyurelone (1), glycyurelvanins A and B (2 and 3) were found to be undescribed while others, (−)-vestitol (4), conferol A (5), glyasperin C (6), glyasperin D (7), (−)-licoisoflavanone (8), and (−)-3'-(γ,γ-dimethylallyl)kievitone (9) were previously reported. All compounds except...

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,...

Supplemental Material, sj-doc-1-gsj-10.1177_21925682211005732 - Clinicopathological and Prognostic Characteristics in Spinal Chondroblastomas: A Pooled Analysis of Individual Patient Data From a Single Institute and 27 Studies

Bo-Wen Zheng, Wei Huang, Fu-Sheng Liu, Tao-Lan Zhang, Xiao-Bin Wang, Jing Li, Guo-Hua Lv, Yi-Guo Yan & Ming-Xiang Zou
Supplemental Material, sj-doc-1-gsj-10.1177_21925682211005732 for Clinicopathological and Prognostic Characteristics in Spinal Chondroblastomas: A Pooled Analysis of Individual Patient Data From a Single Institute and 27 Studies by Bo-Wen Zheng, Wei Huang, Fu-Sheng Liu, Tao-Lan Zhang, Xiao-Bin Wang, Jing Li, Guo-Hua Lv, Yi-Guo Yan and Ming-Xiang Zou in Global Spine Journal

CUL3 (cullin 3)-mediated ubiquitination and degradation of BECN1 (beclin 1) inhibit autophagy and promote tumor progression

Xuan Li, Kai-Bin Yang, Wei Chen, Jia Mai, Xiao-Qi Wu, Ting Sun, Rui-Yan Wu, Lin Jiao, Dan-Dan Li, Jiao Ji, Hai-Liang Zhang, Yan Yu, Yu-Hong Chen, Gong-Kan Feng, Rong Deng, Jun-Dong Li & Xiao-Feng Zhu
Macroautophagy/autophagy plays an important role during the development of human cancer. BECN1 (beclin 1), a core player in autophagy regulation, is downregulated in many kinds of malignancy. The underlying mechanism, however, has not been fully illuminated. Here, we found that CUL3 (cullin 3), an E3 ubiquitin ligase, could interact with BECN1 and promote the K48-linked ubiquitination and degradation of this protein; In addition, CUL3 led to a decrease in autophagic activity through downregulating BECN1. We...

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...

Hepatitis B virus middle surface antigen loss promotes clinical variant persistence in mouse models

Junyu Lin, Jing Li, Peilin Xie, Yue Han, Demin Yu, Jia Chen & Xinxin Zhang
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) middle surface antigen (MHBs) mutation or deletion occurs in patients with chronic HBV infection. However, the functional role of MHBs in HBV infection is still an enigma. Here, we reported that 7.33% (11/150) isolates of CHB patients had MHBs start codon mutations compared with 0.00% (0/146) in acute hepatitis B (AHB) patients. Interestingly, MHBs loss accounted for 11.88% (126/1061) isolates from NCBI GenBank, compared with 0.09% (1/1061) and 0.00% (0/1061) for...

Inadequate response and treatment patterns in adults diagnosed with atopic dermatitis and treated with topical therapy

Magdaliz Gorritz, Natalie N. Boytsov, Orin M. Goldblum, William N. Malatestinic, Xin Wang & Rolin L. Wade
Treatment for atopic dermatitis (AD) is complex, particularly in patients with inadequate response to topical therapies. Currently, there is little clinical guidance for the treatment of these patients. A real-world retrospective study utilizing electronic medical records (EMR) and administrative claims data selected patients with AD between January 01 2016 and June 30 2018. Patients had a written prescription for a topical therapy (first observed script = index date) and no prior systemic treatment. Disease severity...

Inadequate response and treatment patterns in adults diagnosed with atopic dermatitis and treated with topical therapy

Magdaliz Gorritz, Natalie N. Boytsov, Orin M. Goldblum, William N. Malatestinic, Xin Wang & Rolin L. Wade
Treatment for atopic dermatitis (AD) is complex, particularly in patients with inadequate response to topical therapies. Currently, there is little clinical guidance for the treatment of these patients. A real-world retrospective study utilizing electronic medical records (EMR) and administrative claims data selected patients with AD between January 01 2016 and June 30 2018. Patients had a written prescription for a topical therapy (first observed script = index date) and no prior systemic treatment. Disease severity...

Isolation and structure elucidation of two new cassane derivatives from the seed kernels of Caesalpinia sinensis

Lian Lian, Ye Yang, Dan-Dan Guo, Yan-Fang Yan, Hui-Yuan Gao, Xian-Zhe Li & Miao Wang
Two new cassane-type derivatives (1–2), together with three known compounds (3–5), were isolated from the seed kernels of Caesalpinia sinensis. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of interpretation of comprehensive spectroscopic data, including HRESIMS and 1D/2D NMR spectroscopy, and the absolute configuration were established by means of ECD calculation. Compound 2, possessing a 16-degradative cassane skeleton, was rarely encountered in cassane diterpenoids isolated from the genus Caesalpinia. All compounds were evaluated for their anti-inflammatory...

Comprehensive Analysis of Monocarboxylate Transporter 4 (MCT4) expression in breast cancer prognosis and immune infiltration via integrated bioinformatics analysis

Chen Yuan, Jie Zhang, Jianjuan Lou, Siqi Wang, Yanni Jiang, Feiyun Wu & Shouju Wang
Lactate blunts the anticancer immune response in breast cancer (BC). However, little is known about the exact effect of lactate transporters such as monocarboxylate transporter 4 (MCT4) on immunotherapy. In this study, we investigated the expression status and prognostic value of MCT4 in BC through large-scale transcriptome data. Our results showed that MCT4 was overexpressed in BC, particularly in the basal-like molecular subtype. Overexpression of MCT4 was significantly correlated with high BC lesion grade and...

Prevalence and predictors of post-traumatic stress disorder in patients with cured coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) one month post-discharge

Yumeng Ju, Jin Liu, Roger M. K. Ng, Bangshan Liu, Mi Wang, Wentao Chen, Mei Huang, Aiping Yang, Kongliang Shu, Yun Zhou, Li Zhang, Mei Liao, Jiyang Liu & Yan Zhang
Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) can place an immense psychological strain on the infected patient. The psychological distress can linger after the initial recovery from the infection. Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and predictors of provisional post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in patients with cured COVID-2019. Methods: The baseline survey was conducted from 10 to 25 February 2020 in patients with COVID-19 in a designated hospital. Demographic and clinical characteristics were acquired, and...

Discovery of novel serum metabolic biomarkers in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome and premature ovarian failure

Jiying Chen, Qinger Zhou, Yonggang Zhang, Wenqing Tan, Hanchao Gao, Liying Zhou, Shuixiu Xiao, Jinhua Gao, Jing Li & Zhiying Zhu
Several widely recognized metabolites play a role in regulating the pathophysiological processes of various disorders. Nonetheless, the lack of effective biomarkers for the early diagnosis of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and premature ovarian failure (POF) has led to the discovery of serum-based metabolic biomarkers for these disorders. We aimed to identify various differentially expressed metabolites (DEMs) through serum-based metabolic profiling in patients with PCOS and POF and in healthy individuals by using liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry...

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...

Candidate gene (PHA-E) and phytohemagglutinin content in snap bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.): an association study

Xiaoxu Yang, Dajun Liu, Yanqiu Hu, Zhishan Yan, Chang Liu & Guojun Feng
Snap bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is low in fat and high in nutrients; however, it also contains toxigenic factors such as phytohemagglutinin (PHA), which is poisonous to humans. Here, we aimed to determine the distribution of PHA in natural populations of snap bean by analyzing a candidate gene (PHA-E) related to PHA content. Functional genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were then scanned to identify SNPs related to PHA content. A total of 150 snap bean...

Supplemental Material, sj-doc-1-gsj-10.1177_21925682211005732 - Clinicopathological and Prognostic Characteristics in Spinal Chondroblastomas: A Pooled Analysis of Individual Patient Data From a Single Institute and 27 Studies

Bo-Wen Zheng, Wei Huang, Fu-Sheng Liu, Tao-Lan Zhang, Xiao-Bin Wang, Jing Li, Guo-Hua Lv, Yi-Guo Yan & Ming-Xiang Zou
Supplemental Material, sj-doc-1-gsj-10.1177_21925682211005732 for Clinicopathological and Prognostic Characteristics in Spinal Chondroblastomas: A Pooled Analysis of Individual Patient Data From a Single Institute and 27 Studies by Bo-Wen Zheng, Wei Huang, Fu-Sheng Liu, Tao-Lan Zhang, Xiao-Bin Wang, Jing Li, Guo-Hua Lv, Yi-Guo Yan and Ming-Xiang Zou in Global Spine Journal

A new dihydroflavone and a new polyacetylene glucoside from Bidens parviflora

Fu-Jie Cai, Chuan-Hou Li, Xiao-Hui Sun, Lu Wang, Jin-Li Tian, Wei Zhao, De-Gang Kong, Qing Liu & Hong-Lei Zhou
A new dihydroflavone, 2(S)-isookanin-4′-methoxy-8-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (1), and a new polyacetylene glucoside, (10S)-tridecane-2E-ene-4,6,8-triyne-1-ol-10-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (2), along with seven known compounds (3–9), were isolated from the herb of Bidens parviflora Willd. The structures of all the extracted compounds were elucidated by HR-ESI-MS, 1 D and 2 D NMR spectra, as well as circular dichroism (CD).

Isolation and structure elucidation of two new cassane derivatives from the seed kernels of Caesalpinia sinensis

Lian Lian, Ye Yang, Dan-Dan Guo, Yan-Fang Yan, Hui-Yuan Gao, Xian-Zhe Li & Miao Wang
Two new cassane-type derivatives (1–2), together with three known compounds (3–5), were isolated from the seed kernels of Caesalpinia sinensis. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of interpretation of comprehensive spectroscopic data, including HRESIMS and 1D/2D NMR spectroscopy, and the absolute configuration were established by means of ECD calculation. Compound 2, possessing a 16-degradative cassane skeleton, was rarely encountered in cassane diterpenoids isolated from the genus Caesalpinia. All compounds were evaluated for their anti-inflammatory...

Comparison of different pretreatment methods on phosphorus release and recovery as struvite from excess sludge

Dexiu Hu, Cong Zhang & Yan Zhang
Recovering phosphorus (P) from excess sludge of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) has attracted considerable attention. An efficient P release method is undoubtedly critical for a satisfactory recovery performance. In this study, the effectiveness of three sludge pretreatment methods, i.e. anaerobic digestion (AD), EDTA-anaerobic digestion (EA) and ultrasound combined with EA (U-EA), on P release and struvite recovery from excess sludge was investigated. The results showed that different pretreatment methods resulted in the different characteristics of...

Comparison of different pretreatment methods on phosphorus release and recovery as struvite from excess sludge

Dexiu Hu, Cong Zhang & Yan Zhang
Recovering phosphorus (P) from excess sludge of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) has attracted considerable attention. An efficient P release method is undoubtedly critical for a satisfactory recovery performance. In this study, the effectiveness of three sludge pretreatment methods, i.e. anaerobic digestion (AD), EDTA-anaerobic digestion (EA) and ultrasound combined with EA (U-EA), on P release and struvite recovery from excess sludge was investigated. The results showed that different pretreatment methods resulted in the different characteristics of...

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