1. Development and applications of molecularly imprinted polymers based on hydrophobic CdSe/ZnS quantum dots for optosensing of N(ε)-carboxymethyllysine in foods.

    Food Chemistry 211:34 (2016) PMID 27283604

    A novel molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) based on hydrophobic CdSe/ZnS quantum dots (HBQDs) was synthesized via an approach that combines MIPs for the selectivity and sensitivity with semiconductor HBQDs as optosensing material (HBQDs@MIP). Here, using a one-pot water-in-oil reverse microemul...
  2. Deliberate self-harm among Chinese medical students: A population-based study.

    Journal of Affective Disorders 202:137 (2016) PMID 27262635

    The phenomenon of deliberate self-harm (DSH) among college students has received increased attention in recent decades. Adopting a psychosocial perspective, this study aims to describe self-reported DSH among Chinese medical college students, assess respective associations between uncertainty st...
  3. Theoretical study on photooxidation mechanism of ruthenium complex [Ru(II)-(bpy)2 (TMBiimH2 )](2+) with molecular oxygen.

    Journal Of Computational Chemistry 37(24):2212 (2016) PMID 27384925

    Photoinduced reactions of ruthenium complexes with molecular oxygen have attracted a lot of experimental attention; however, the reaction mechanism remains elusive. In this work, we have used the density functional theory method to scrutinize the visible-light induced photooxidation mechanism of...
  4. Permeation of sumatriptan succinate across human skin using multiple types of self-dissolving microneedle arrays fabricated from sodium hyaluronate.

    Journal of Drug Targeting 24(8):752 (2016) PMID 26878569

    Available formulations of sumatriptan succinate (SS) have low bioavailability or are associated with site reactions. We developed various types of self-dissolving microneedle arrays (MNs) fabricated from sodium hyaluronate as a new delivery system for SS and evaluated their skin permeation and i...
  5. Mutations of short tandem repeat loci in cases of paternity testing in Chinese.

    International Journal of Legal Medicine 130(5):1203 (2016) PMID 26223683

    In order to find out the characteristics of genetic mutations in 15 short tandem repeat (STR) loci, 3734 parentage cases were analyzed using AmpFlSTR Sinofiler kit. The allele source, mutation rate, and mutation rule of the STR loci were determined. Seventy mutations were observed in all cases f...
  6. Facile fabrication of an electrochemical aptasensor based on magnetic electrode by using streptavidin modified magnetic beads for sensitive and specific detection of Hg(2.).

    Biosensors and Bioelectronics 82:9 (2016) PMID 27031185

    In this work, a novel electrochemical aptasensor was developed for sensitive and specific detection of Hg(2+) based on thymine-Hg(2+)-thymine (T-Hg(2+)-T) structure via application of thionine (Th) as indicator signal. For the fabrication of the aptasensor, streptavidin modified magnetic beads (...
  7. Excited-State Intramolecular Proton Transfer in a Blue Fluorescence Chromophore Induces Dual Emission.

    ChemPhysChem 17(15):2340 (2016) PMID 27128380

    Compared with green fluorescence protein (GFP) chromophores, the recently synthesized blue fluorescence protein (BFP) chromophore variant presents intriguing photochemical properties, for example, dual fluorescence emission, enhanced fluorescence quantum yield, and ultra-slow excited-state intra...
  8. One-Step Modification of Electrode Surface for Ultrasensitive and Highly Selective Detection of Nucleic Acids with Practical Applications.

    Analytical chemistry 88(15):7583 (2016) PMID 27374134

    Electrochemistry-based nucleic acid sensors have long been plagued by the limited accessibility of target molecules to the capture probes immobilized on heterogeneous surfaces, which largely hinders their practical application. In this work, we find that dual-thiolated hairpin DNA immobilized on...
  9. Somatosensory neuron types identified by high-coverage single-cell RNA-sequencing and functional heterogeneity.

    Cell Research 26(8):967 (2016) PMID 27481604 PMCID PMC4973338

  10. Genetic control and regulatory mechanisms of succinoglycan and curdlan biosynthesis in genus Agrobacterium.

    Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 100(14):6183 (2016) PMID 27255488

    Agrobacterium is a genus of gram-negative bacteria that can produce several typical exopolysaccharides with commercial uses in the food and pharmaceutical fields. In particular, succinoglycan and curdlan, due to their good quality in high yield, have been employed on an industrial scale comparat...
  11. The Addition of N-Hexanoyl-Homoserine Lactone to Improve the Microbial Flocculant Production of Agrobacterium tumefaciens Strain F2, an Exopolysaccharide Bioflocculant-Producing Bacterium.

    Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 179(5):728 (2016) PMID 26922725

    In this study, N-hexanoyl-homoserine lactone (C6-HSL), a member of the N-acyl-homoserine lactone class of microbial quorum sensing (QS) signaling molecules, was used to improve microbial flocculant production. After exogenous C6-HSL was added, exopolysaccharide concentration of microbial floccul...
  12. Nasolacrimal recanalization as an alternative to external dacryocystorhinostomy for treating failed nasolacrimal duct intubation.

    Medicine (Baltimore) 95(30):e4350 (2016) PMID 27472722

    To compare the surgical duration and clinical outcomes of nasolacrimal recanalization versus external dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) in the treatment of failed nasolacrimal duct intubation.This is a retrospective, comparative, and interventional study. We evaluated the outcomes of 66 consecutive pa...
  13. Electrochemical detection of DNA 3'-phosphatases based on surface-extended DNA nanotail strategy.

    Analytica Chimica Acta 924:29 (2016) PMID 27181641

    Determination of DNA dephosphorylation is of great value due to its vital role in many cellular processes. Here we report a surface-extended DNA nanotail strategy for simple and ultrasensitive detection of DNA 3'-phosphatases by terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (TdT) mediated signal amplifi...
  14. N-Phenyl indole derivatives as AT1 antagonists with anti-hypertension activities: Design, synthesis and biological evaluation.

    European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 115:161 (2016) PMID 27017546

    The design, synthesis, in vitro and in vivo evaluation of 6-substituted benzimidazole with 1, 4-disubsituted or 1, 5-disubsituted indole derivatives as novel angiotensin II receptor antagonists are outlined. Radioligand binding assays showed that several 6-substituted benzimidazole derivatives d...
  15. Design, synthesis, cytotoxic activity and molecular docking studies of new 20(S)-sulfonylamidine camptothecin derivatives.

    European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 115:109 (2016) PMID 26994847 PMCID PMC4834258

    In an ongoing investigation of 20-sulfonylamidine derivatives (9, YQL-9a) of camptothecin (1) as potential anticancer agents directly and selectively inhibiting topoisomerase (Topo) I, the sulfonylamidine pharmacophore was held constant, and a camptothecin derivatives with various substitution p...
  16. Polarized emission from CsPbX3 perovskite quantum dots.

    Nanoscale 8(22):11565 (2016) PMID 27211018

    Compared to organic/inorganic hybrid perovskites, full inorganic perovskite quantum dots (QDs) exhibit higher stability. In this study, full inorganic CsPbX3 (X = Br, I and mixed halide systems Br/I) perovskite QDs have been synthesized and interestingly, these QDs showed highly polarized photol...
  17. Violent injuries and regional correlates among women in China: results from 21 cities study in China.

    European Journal of Public Health 26(3):513 (2016) PMID 26490510

    Ecological models depict violent injuries against women being influenced by both individual and environmental characteristics. However, only few studies examined the association between regional variables and the likelihood of violent injuries. Our study is a preliminary assessment of the impact...
  18. Influence of blood pressure variability on early carotid atherosclerosis in hypertension with and without diabetes.

    Medicine (Baltimore) 95(24):e3864 (2016) PMID 27310970

    Carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) has been one widely used index of early carotid atherosclerosis. We speculated that the influence of blood pressure variability (BPV) on early carotid atherosclerosis may be varied by the location of the carotid artery and diabetes history. Thus, the goal of ...
  19. EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) harboring uncommon EGFR mutations: A real-world study in China.

    Lung Cancer 96:87 (2016) PMID 27133756

    There are a number of uncommon EGFR mutations whose associations with TKIs are not well clarified. Here, we summarize the clinical data of patients with multiple uncommon EGFR mutations and their sensitivity to EGFR TKIs. Between January 2009 and September 2014, we retrospectively examined stage...
  20. Efficacy of EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors for non-adenocarcinoma lung cancer patients harboring EGFR-sensitizing mutations in China.

    Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology 142(6):1325 (2016) PMID 26942444

    EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have been established as standard therapy for EGFR-mutated adenocarcinomas; for non-adenocarcinoma non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients, this therapy remains debatable. Stage IIIB/IV patients with non-adenocarcinoma NSCLC who underwent EGFR testing w...