1. Purification of six lignans from the stems of Schisandra chinensis by using high-speed counter-current chromatography combined with preparative high-performance liquid chromatography.

    Food Chemistry 186:146 (2015) PMID 25976804

    A method for the preparative purification of lignans from Schisandra chinensis was established using a combination of high-speed counter-current chromatography (HSCCC) and preparative high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The crude extracts obtained from S. chinensis by using 70% ethano...
  2. Effects of Slit3 silencing on the invasive ability of lung carcinoma A549 cells.

    Oncology Reports 34(2):952 (2015) PMID 26045181

    Slit proteins function as chemorepellents in axon guidance and neuronal migration by binding to cognate Robo receptors. The Slit/Robo signaling pathway is also involved in the regulation of tumor cell metastasis. However, whether the Slit/Robo signaling pathway exerts prometastatic or antimetast...
  3. Self-esteem and its association with depression among Chinese, Italian, and Costa Rican adolescents: A cross-cultural study

    Personality and Individual Differences 82:20 (2015)

    • Cultural differences in self-esteem were examined. • The Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale was found to be invariant across Chinese, Italian, and Costa Rican adolescen...
  4. Effects of β-catenin on differentially expressed genes in multiple myeloma.

    Journal of Huazhong University of Science and T... 35(4):546 (2015) PMID 26223925

    This study aimed to identify the differentially expressed genes after silencing of β-catenin in multiple myeloma transduced with β-catenin shRNA. The DNA microarray dataset GSE17385 was downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus, including 3 samples of MM1.S (human multiple myeloma cell lines) cell...
  5. Identifying site-dependent effects of an extra Co atom on electronic states of single Co-phthalocyanine molecule.

    Journal of Chemical Physics 143(3):034701 (2015) PMID 26203036

    We investigate the modification of electronic properties of single cobalt phthalocyanine (CoPc) molecule by an extra Co atom co-adsorbed on Au (111) surface using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), joint with density functional theory (DFT) calculations. By manipulating CoPc molecules using th...
  6. Radical Compatibility with Nonaqueous Electrolytes and Its Impact on an All-Organic Redox Flow Battery.

    Angewandte Chemie. International edition in Eng... 54(30):8684 (2015) PMID 25891480

    Nonaqueous redox flow batteries hold the promise of achieving higher energy density because of the broader voltage window than aqueous systems, but their current performance is limited by low redox material concentration, cell efficiency, cycling stability, and current density. We report a new n...
  7. Rhodium(iii)-catalyzed cascade oxidative annulation reactions of aryl imidazolium salts with alkynes involving multiple C-H bond activation.

    Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 13(28):7695 (2015) PMID 26083396

    The cascade oxidative annulation reactions of aryl imidazolium salts with alkynes proceed efficiently in the presence of [Cp*RhCl2]2 and Cu(OAc)2·H2O to give substituted imidazo[1,2-a]-quinolinium salts and benzo[ij]imidazo[2,1,5-de]quinolizinium salts. The reactions were through the normal and ...
  8. Synthesis and Characterization of Heterobimetallic Al-O-Cu Complexes toward Models for Heterogeneous Catalysts on Metal Oxide Surfaces.

    Inorganic Chemistry 54(13):6641 (2015) PMID 26087414

    The β-diketiminato aluminum-monohydroxide and -dihydroxide were reacted with tetrameric (CuMes)4 (Mes = 2,4,6-Me3C6H2) to prepare Cu(I) complexes bearing the Al-O-Cu moiety. All complexes are characterized by elemental analysis, nuclear magnetic resonance, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. T...
  9. Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry for the quantification of flurbiprofen in human plasma and its application in a study of bioequivalence.

    Journal of Chromatography B 993-994:69 (2015) PMID 25988430

    A simple, quick and accurate LC-MS/MS method for the quantification of flurbiprofen in human plasma with indomethacin as internal standard (IS) was developed and validated. Samples were treated with methanol to precipitate proteins, then separated on a Ultimate C18 column (5μm, 2.1×50mm) with a ...
  10. Rare SNP rs12731181 in the miR-590-3p Target Site of the Prostaglandin F2α Receptor Gene Confers Risk for Essential Hypertension in the Han Chinese Population.

    Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology 35(7):1687 (2015) PMID 25977569

    To investigate whether rs12731181 (A→G) interrupted miR-590-3p-mediated suppression of the prostaglandin F2α receptor (FP) and whether it is associated with essential hypertension in the Chinese population. We found that miR-590-3p regulates human FP gene expression by binding to its 3'-untransl...
  11. MAS-based solution to energy management strategy of distributed generation system

    International Journal of Electrical Power & Ene... 69:354 (2015)

    • A MAS based decentralized coordinated control scheme for DGS is constructed. • The multi-mode behaviors of the DER units are modeled by using PN. ...
  12. A new flavonoid from Cudrania cochinchinensis.

    Natural Product Research 29(13):1217 (2015) PMID 25571958

    Chemical investigation of the ethanol extract of the roots of Cudrania cochinchinensis led to the isolation of a new flavonoid, (6S,12S,13R)-1-methoxy cyanomaclurin (1), together with seven known compounds, 1,3,5-trihydroxy-4-(3'-hydroxy-3'-methylbutyl)xanthone (2), 1,3,6-trihydroxy-4-prenylxant...
  13. Caterpillar-Inspired Design and Fabrication of A Self-Walking Actuator with Anisotropy, Gradient, and Instant Response.

    Small 11(28):3494 (2015) PMID 25787120

    A caterpillar-mimetic bilayer actuator is reported, based on a wrinkled polydimethylsiloxane elastomer decorated with a hydroresponsive polyelectrolyte brush. The actuator can fold ultrafast into complex three-dimensional structures upon a change in relative humidity of the surrounding air. The ...
  14. Enhancement of innate immune system in monocot rice by transferring the dicotyledonous elongation factor Tu receptor EFR.

    Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 57(7):641 (2015) PMID 25358295

    The elongation factor Tu (EF-Tu) receptor (EFR) in cruciferous plants specifically recognizes the N-terminal acetylated elf18 region of bacterial EF-Tu and thereby activates plant immunity. It has been demonstrated that Arabidopsis EFR confers broad-spectrum bacterial resistance in the EFR trans...
  15. Meta-analysis of pancreaticogastrostomy versus pancreaticojejunostomy on occurrences of postoperative pancreatic fistula after pancreaticoduodenectomy.

    Asian Journal of Surgery 38(3):155 (2015) PMID 25913732

    Pancreatic fistula (PF) is the most common and challenging complication after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the impact of pancreaticogastrostomy (PG) versus pancreaticojejunostomy (PJ) on occurrences of postoperative PF. A systematic literature search in the ...
  16. Apoptosis and anergy of T cell induced by pancreatic stellate cells-derived galectin-1 in pancreatic cancer.

    Tumor Biology 36(7):5617 (2015) PMID 25725585

    Galectin-1, a β-galactoside-binding protein implicated in cancer cell immune privilege, was highly expressed in activated pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs). This study was designed to investigate the relationship between PSC-derived galectin-1 and tumor immunity in pancreatic cancer. Isolated PSC...
  17. Intranasal immunization with an epitope-based vaccine results in earlier protection, but not better protective efficacy, against Helicobacter pylori compared to subcutaneous immunization.

    Immunologic Research 62(3):368 (2015) PMID 26044541

    The route of vaccination plays an important role in the generation of protective immunity against pathogens. In one of our previous studies, subcutaneous (SC) immunization with Epivac had been shown to induce a local and systemic Th1-biased response but failed to provide complete protection. In ...
  18. Deubiquitinating enzyme CYLD mediates pressure overload-induced cardiac maladaptive remodeling and dysfunction via downregulating Nrf2.

    Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology 84:143 (2015) PMID 25935309

    Ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS) consists of ubiquitin, ubiquitin-activating enzymes (E1s), ubiquitin-conjugating enzymes (E2s), ubiquitin ligases (E3s), proteasomes, and deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs). Ubiquitin, E1s, several E2s, E3s, and proteasomes play an important role in the regulation ...
  19. miR-494-3p Regulates Cellular Proliferation, Invasion, Migration, and Apoptosis by PTEN/AKT Signaling in Human Glioblastoma Cells.

    Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology 35(5):679 (2015) PMID 25662849 PMCID PMC4477718

    Malignant gliomas are the most common primary brain tumors, and the molecular mechanisms involving their progression and recurrence are still largely unclear. Substantial data indicate that the oncogene miR-494-3p is significantly elevated in gliomas, but the molecular functions of miR-494-3p in...
  20. MAS-based solution to energy management strategy of distributed generation system

    International Journal of Electrical Power & Ene... 69:354 (2015)

    • A MAS based decentralized coordinated control scheme for DGS is constructed. • The multi-mode behaviors of the DER units are modeled by using PN. ...