Effects of UV-C treatment and cold storage on ergosterol and vitamin D2 contents in different parts of white and brown mushroom (Agaricus bisporus).
Food Chemistry 210:129 (2016)
Effects of ultraviolet-C (UV-C) treatment (0.5, 1.0 and 2.0kJ/m(2)) and cold storage on ergosterol and vitamin D2 content in different parts of white and brown button mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus) were investigated. UV-C treatment did not significantly affect ergosterol content in the caps and s...
Role of NOM molecular size on iodo-trihalomethane formation during chlorination and chloramination.
Water Research 102:533 (2016)
Natural organic matter (NOM) is the major precursor for the generation of disinfection byproducts (DBPs) during disinfection, but the role of the NOM molecular size on the formation of iodinated DBPs (I-DBPs) is still unclear. The objective of this study was to evaluate the function of the NOM m...
Facile synthesis of flower-like platinum nanostructures as an efficient electrocatalyst for methanol electro-oxidation.
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 479:64 (2016)
This paper presents a facile approach for the synthesis of a novel Pt/graphene-nickel foam (Pt/GNF) electrode composed of flower-like Pt nanoparticles (NPs) and 3D graphene. The fabrication process involved the chemical vapor deposition of graphene onto Ni foam as a substrate and the subsequent ...
E3 ubiquitin ligase CHIP interacts with C-type lectin-like receptor CLEC-2 and promotes its ubiquitin-proteasome degradation.
Cellular Signalling 28(10):1530 (2016)
C-type lectin-like receptor 2 (CLEC-2) was originally identified as a member of non-classical C-type lectin-like receptors in platelets and immune cells. Activation of CLEC-2 is involved in thrombus formation, lymphatic/blood vessel separation, platelet-mediated tumor metastasis and immune respo...
Effects of end products on fermentation profiles in Clostridium carboxidivorans P7 for syngas fermentation.
Bioresource Technology 218:1055 (2016)
Clostridium carboxidivorans P7 is a strict anaerobic bacterium capable of converting syngas to biofuels. However, its fermentation profiles is poorly understood. Here, various end-products, including acetic acid, butyric acid, hexanoic acid, ethanol and butanol were supplemented to evaluate thei...
Indicators for technological, environmental and economic sustainability of ozone contactors.
Water Research 101:606 (2016)
Various studies have attempted to improve disinfection efficiency as a way to improve the sustainability of ozone disinfection which is a critical unit process for water treatment. Baffling factor, CT10, and log-inactivation are commonly used indicators for quantifying disinfection credits. Howe...
Iron encapsulated in boron and nitrogen codoped carbon nanotubes as synergistic catalysts for Fenton-like reaction.
Water Research 101:281 (2016)
Iron nanoparticles (NPs) encapsulated in B, N-codoped carbon nanotubes (Fe@C-BN) as heterogeneous Fenton-like catalysts were obtained by a simple and scalable pyrolysis method, and their performances were examined in the oxidative degradation of various organics in the presence of the different ...
Optimized hydraulic retention time for phosphorus and COD removal from synthetic domestic sewage with granules in a continuous-flow reactor.
Bioresource Technology 216:1083 (2016)
In continuous-flow reactor (CFR), suboptimal hydraulic retention time (HRT) can affect the substrate loading, anaerobic time and aerobic time and further affect the performance and characteristics of granules, thus different HRTs (7.5, 6.0, 4.5 and 5.2h) were tested to improve the phosphorus (P)...
Mitochondrial genome of Acrossocheilus parallens (Osteichthyes: Cyprinidae).
Mitochondrial DNA Part A 27(5):3124 (2016)
Genus Acorssocheilus includes approximately 24 valid species, 19 of which are endemic to China. The complete mitogenome of A. parallens is 16,588 bp long and includes 13 protein-coding genes, 22 tRNA genes (ranging from 67 bp in tRNA(Cys) to 76 bp in tRNA(Leu) and tRNA(Lys)), 2 rRNA genes (955 b...
Prognostic and predictive value of the novel classification of lung adenocarcinoma in patients with stage IB.
Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology 142(9):2031 (2016)
Controversy remains exist for the effect of adjuvant chemotherapy (ACT) among stage IB lung adenocarcinoma patients. This study aimed to investigate the predictive value of the current lung adenocarcinoma classification system on benefit of ACT among patients with stage IB lung adenocarcinoma.
HRCT features distinguishing pre-invasive from invasive pulmonary adenocarcinomas appearing as ground-glass nodules.
European Radiology 26(9):2921 (2016)
To investigate the high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) features that distinguish lung adenocarcinomas in situ (AISs) and minimally invasive adenocarcinomas (MIAs) from invasive adenocarcinomas (IACs) appearing as ground-glass nodules (GGNs), and to select candidates for sublobar resection...
Glycoprotein screening in colorectal cancer based on differentially expressed Tn antigen.
Oncology Reports 36(3):1313 (2016)
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common cancers worldwide, and the identification of new biomarkers for CRC is valuable for its diagnosis and treatment. We aimed to screen differentially expressed glycoproteins (especially O-glycoproteins) and to identify diagnostic or therapeutic cand...
Long term operation of continuous-flow system with enhanced biological phosphorus removal granules at different COD loading.
Bioresource Technology 216:761 (2016)
In this study, a continuous-flow system with enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) granules was operated at different COD concentrations (200, 300 and 400mgL(-)(1)) to investigate the effect of COD loading on this system. The results showed that when the COD concentration in influent was...
A single nucleotide polymorphism in the 3'-untranslated region of the KRAS gene disrupts the interaction with let-7a and enhances the metastatic potential of osteosarcoma cells.
International Journal of Molecular Medicine 38(3):919 (2016)
The objective of the present study was to explore the molecular mechanism with which a single nucleotide polymorphism (rs61764370) interferes with the interaction between the 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR) of Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog (KRAS) and let-7a, and its association with...
Neuroprotection induced by post-conditioning following ischemia/reperfusion in mice is associated with altered microRNA expression.
Molecular Medicine Reports 14(3):2582 (2016)
Ischemic preconditioning and ischemic postconditioning (IPostC) represent promising strategies to reduce ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury and attenuate the lethal ischemic damage following stroke. However, the mechanism underlying this attenuation remains to be elucidated. It was hypothesized t...
Inherent properties not conserved in other tenuiviruses increase priming and realignment cycles during transcription of Rice stripe virus.
Virology 496:287 (2016)
Two tenuiviruses Rice stripe virus (RSV) and Rice grassy stunt virus (RGSV) were found to co-infect rice with the same reovirus Rice ragged stunt virus (RRSV). During the co-infection, both tenuiviruses recruited 10-21 nucleotides sized capped-RNA leaders from the RRSV. A total of 245 and 102 RR...
Mitochondrial genome of Boleophthalmus sp. nov. (Osteichthyes: Gobiidae).
Mitochondrial DNA Part A 27(5):3381 (2016)
Boleophthalmus is a genus that consists of six valid species and possesses a number of specializations in terms of amphibious life. The complete mtDNA sequence of Boleophthalmus sp. nov. (17,113 bp in length) has 13 protein-coding genes, 22 tRNA genes, two rRNA genes (12S and 16 S rRNA), and one...
A Pooling Genome-Wide Association Study Combining a Pathway Analysis for Typical Sporadic Parkinson's Disease in the Han Population of Chinese Mainland.
Molecular Neurobiology 53(7):4302 (2016)
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) on sporadic Parkinson's disease (sPD) are mainly conducted in European and American populations at present, and the Han populations of Chinese mainland (HPCM) almost have not been studied yet. Here, we conducted a pooling GWAS combining a pathway analysis w...
Multicenter Phase II Study of Whole-Body and Intracranial Activity With Ceritinib in Patients With ALK-Rearranged Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Previously Treated With Chemotherapy and Crizotinib: Results From ASCEND-2.
Journal of Clinical Oncology 34(24):2866 (2016)
Phase I data (ASCEND-1) showed ceritinib efficacy in patients with ALK-rearranged non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), regardless of brain metastases status and with or without prior therapy with an inhibitor of the ALK protein. Data are presented from a phase II trial (ASCEND-2) in which ceritin...
Enhanced Oxygen and Hydroxide Transport in a Cathode Interface by Efficient Antibacterial Property of a Silver Nanoparticle-Modified, Activated Carbon Cathode in Microbial Fuel Cells.
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8(32):20814 (2016)
A biofilm growing on an air cathode is responsible for the decreased performance of microbial fuel cells (MFCs). For the undesired biofilm to be minimized, silver nanoparticles were synthesized on activated carbon as the cathodic catalyst (Ag/AC) in MFCs. Ag/AC enhanced maximum power density by ...