1. Correlation between polymorphisms in DNA mismatch repair genes and the risk of primary hepatocellular carcinoma for the Han population in northern China.

    Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology 50(11):1404 (2015) PMID 26027715

    This study investigated correlations between polymorphisms in DNA mismatch repair (MMR) genes and the risk of primary hepatocellular carcinoma (PHC). Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the DNA MMR genes MLH3 (rs175080), PMS1 (rs5742933), PMS2 (rs1059060), MSH3 (rs26279), MSH5 (rs1150793, ...
  2. Nitrogen removal characteristics of a heterotrophic nitrifier Acinetobacter junii YB and its potential application for the treatment of high-strength nitrogenous wastewater.

    Bioresource Technology 193:227 (2015) PMID 26141282

    Acinetobacter junii YB was found to exhibit efficient heterotrophic nitrification and aerobic denitrification ability, with the maximum ammonium, nitrite and nitrate removal rate of 8.82, 8.45 and 7.98mg/L/h, respectively. Meanwhile, ammonium was found to be removed preferentially in the process...
  3. Icariside II-induced mitochondrion and lysosome mediated apoptosis is counterbalanced by an autophagic salvage response in hepatoblastoma.

    Cancer Letters 366(1):19 (2015) PMID 26118776

    In this study, the anti-cancer effect of Icariside II (IS), a natural plant flavonoid, against hepatoblastoma cells and the underlying mechanisms were investigated. The in vitro and in vivo studies show that IS decreased the viability of human hepatoblastoma HepG2 cells in a concentration- and t...
  4. Zoledronic acid inhibits the pentose phosphate pathway through attenuating the Ras‑TAp73‑G6PD axis in bladder cancer cells.

    Molecular Medicine Reports 12(3):4620 (2015) PMID 26126921

    Zoledronic acid (ZA) is the current standard of care for the therapy of patients with bone metastasis or osteoporosis. ZA inhibits the prenylation of small guanosine‑5'-triphosphate (GTP)‑binding proteins, such as Ras, and thus inhibit Ras signaling. The present study demonstrated that ZA inhibi...
  5. Obesity‑associated microRNA‑26b regulates the proliferation of human preadipocytes via arrest of the G1/S transition.

    Molecular Medicine Reports 12(3):3648 (2015) PMID 26016996

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short, 20‑24 nucleotide non‑coding RNAs, which are involved in multiple biological processes, including obesity. Our previous investigation revealed that miRNA (miR)‑26b is differentially expressed in preadipocytes and mature adipocytes in humans. However, its role in the ...
  6. Effects of neuritin on the migration, senescence and proliferation of human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells.

    Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 20(3):466 (2015) PMID 26208391

    Neuritin is a neurotrophic factor associated with neuroplasticity. Most studies on neuritin focus on the nervous system; however, there has been no comprehensive evaluation of neuritin in non-neuronal cells. In this study, we screened 11 cell lines and found that neuritin was not expressed in bo...
  7. Epigenetic inactivation of DLX4 is associated with disease progression in chronic myeloid leukemia.

    Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communicat... 463(4):1250 (2015) PMID 26086097

    Aberrant DNA methylation of various genes has been identified to be associated with disease progression in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Our study was intended to investigate DLX4 methylation pattern in different clinical stages of CML and further determine its role in regulating DLX4 expressi...
  8. Co-prevalance of PMQR and 16S rRNA methylase genes in clinical Escherichia coli isolates with high diversity of CTX-M from diseased farmed pigeons.

    Veterinary Microbiology 178(3-4):238 (2015) PMID 26013416

    In the present study, we determined the molecular epidemiology of extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) in Escherichia coli isolated from diseased farmed pigeons in China. A total of 71 E. coli isolates were collected from three pigeon farms from 2011 to 2012 and screened for the presence of th...
  9. PCB1254 exposure contributes to the abnormalities of optomotor responses and influence of the photoreceptor cell development in zebrafish larvae.

    Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 118:133 (2015) PMID 25938693

    Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), a group of highly toxic environmental pollutants, have been report to influence the visual system development in children. However, the underlying mechanism is unclear. The study was aim to investigate the effects of continuous PCBs exposure on optomotor respons...
  10. Identification, expression pattern and potential role of variable lymphocyte receptor Aj-VLRA from Apostichopus japonicus in response to bacterial challenge.

    Fish & Shellfish Immunology 45(2):221 (2015) PMID 25896798

    The variable lymphocyte receptors (VLRs) are found in jawless vertebrates (agnathans), and specifically recognize bacteria and viruses via their leucine-rich repeats (LRRs). VLRs are believed to be adaptive immune response molecules. Echinoderms do not have adaptive immune systems; however, in t...
  11. MicroRNA-214 Is Upregulated in Heart Failure Patients and Suppresses XBP1-Mediated Endothelial Cells Angiogenesis.

    Journal Of Cellular Physiology 230(8):1964 (2015) PMID 25656649

    More and more miRNAs have been shown to regulate gene expression in the heart and dysregulation of their expression has been linked to cardiovascular diseases including the miR-199a/214 cluster. However, the signature of circulating miR-214 expression and its possible roles during the developmen...
  12. Duplicated copy of CHRNA7 increases risk and worsens prognosis of COPD and lung cancer.

    European Journal of Human Genetics 23(8):1019 (2015) PMID 25407004

    Recent genome-wide association studies implicated that the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) are common susceptible genes of two contextual diseases: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer. We aimed to test whether the copy number variations (CNVs) in nAChRs have h...
  13. Oxidative stress and antioxidant status in women with gestational diabetes mellitus diagnosed by IADPSG criteria.

    Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 109(2):404 (2015) PMID 26025697

    The relationship between oxidative stress and the International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG) criteria diagnosed gestational diabetes mellitus GDM isn't well known. Our aim is to evaluate the oxidative stress in women diagnosed by the IADPSG criteria versus the Amer...
  14. [Prognostic value of syndecan binding protein in colorectal carcinoma].

    Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Sout... 35(7):1003 (2015) PMID 26198950

    To analyze the clinical significance of syndecan binding protein (SDCBP) expression in human colorectal carcinoma (CRC) and its value in predicting the postoperative survival of the patients. The follow-up data for 10 years were collected from 109 primary CRC patients with immunohistochemical da...
  15. Polymorphism in mature microRNA-608 sequence is associated with an increased risk of nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

    Gene 565(2):180 (2015) PMID 25861865

    Accumulative evidences indicated that microRNAs (miRNAs) can function as tumor suppressors and oncogenes, in which genetic variations are implicated in various cancer susceptibilities. However, it remains unclear whether single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in mature miRNA sequence alter nasop...
  16. The repeated introduction of the H3N2 virus from human to swine during 1979-1993 in China.

    Infection, Genetics and Evolution 33:20 (2015) PMID 25858119

    Limited data are available regarding the swine influenza viruses (SIVs) that circulated in Mainland China prior to the 1990s. Eleven H3N2 virus strains were isolated from swine populations from 1979 to 1992. To determine the origin and tendency of these SIVs, the phylogenetic and antigenic prope...
  17. Mechanical properties and corrosion behavior of Mg-Gd-Ca-Zr alloys for medical applications.

    Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedica... 47:38 (2015) PMID 25837343

    Magnesium alloys are promising candidates for biomedical applications. In this work, influences of composition and heat treatment on the microstructure, the mechanical properties and the corrosion behavior of Mg-Gd-Ca-Zr alloys as potential biomedical implant candidates were investigated. Mg5Gd ...
  18. Identification and expression patterns of extracellular matrix-associated genes fibropellin-ia and tenascin involved in regeneration of sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus.

    Gene 565(1):96 (2015) PMID 25841990

    Sea cucumbers have a strong regenerative capacity. Many important genes involved in the molecular mechanism of regeneration and associated with intercellular signaling pathways of regeneration have been identified. The product of the fibropellin-ia gene forms a layer known as the apical lamina t...
  19. Single-Crystal Atomic-Layered Molybdenum Disulfide Nanobelts with High Surface Activity.

    ACS Nano 9(6):6478 (2015) PMID 26030397

    Nanostructured molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) has emerged as a promising catalytic alternative to the widely used Pt in the hydrogen evolution reaction from water because it is inexpensive and earth-abundant. The central prerequisite in realizing its potential is to enhance the surface activities b...
  20. Ferrocene-containing thixotropic molecular gels: Creation and a novel strategy for water purification

    Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 448:374 (2015)

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