1. The Magnetorheological Finishing (MRF) of Potassium Dihydrogen Phosphate (KDP) Crystal with Fe3O4 Nanoparticles.

    Nanoscale Research Letters 11(1):79 (2016) PMID 26858161 PMCID PMC4747954

    The cubic Fe3O4 nanoparticles with sharp horns that display the size distribution between 100 and 200 nm are utilized to substitute the magnetic sensitive medium (carbonyl iron powders, CIPs) and abrasives (CeO2/diamond) simultaneously which are widely employed in conventional magnetorheological...
  2. The linear structure of β-glucan from baker's yeast and its activation of macrophage-like RAW264.7 cells.

    Carbohydrate polymers 148:61 (2016) PMID 27185116

    Yeast β-glucan has many formulations with different chemical structures, water solubility and purity. In particular, the purity of β-glucan in these formulations is variable and relatively low, contributing to different data on its biological activity. In this study, the major polysaccharide com...
  3. Identification of citrullinated peptides in the synovial fluid of patients with rheumatoid arthritis using LC-MALDI-TOF/TOF.

    Clinical Rheumatology 35(9):2185 (2016) PMID 27060082

    The objective of the study is to investigate potential citrullinated autoantigens as targets of anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPAs) response in synovial fluids (SFs) of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). SFs from six RA patients and six osteoarthritis (OA) patients as controls we...
  4. Circulating Prolactin and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: A Prospective Study.

    American Journal of Epidemiology 184(4):295 (2016) PMID 27466075

    Prolactin plays an important role in maintaining a normal glucose homeostasis during pregnancy and beyond. Studies investigating the association between prolactin and type 2 diabetes beyond pregnancy are rare and none is prospective. We aimed to examine whether prolactin associates with type 2 d...
  5. Tough and Cell-Compatible Chitosan Physical Hydrogels for Mouse Bone Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Vitro.

    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8(30):19739 (2016) PMID 27410199

    Most hydrogels involve synthetic polymers and organic cross-linkers that cannot simultaneously fulfill the mechanical and cell-compatibility requirements of biomedical applications. We prepared a new type of chitosan physical hydrogel with various degrees of deacetylation (DDs) via the heterogen...
  6. Chemical constituents from Piper hainanense and their cytotoxicities.

    Journal of Asian Natural Products Research 18(8):730 (2016) PMID 26982483

    Two new compounds, (Z,R)-1-phenylethylcinnamate (1) and (1R,2R,3R,6S)-pipoxide (2) were isolated from the aerial part of Piper hainanense, along with 12 known compounds, including nine benzene derivatives (4-11), one isobutylamide (12), and two polyoxygenated cyclohexene derivatives (13-14). The...
  7. [ADAMTS13 Level in Prothrombotic Status and Its Related Factor Analysis].

    Zhongguo shi yan xue ye xue za zhi / Zhongguo b... 24(4):1125 (2016) PMID 27531787

    To detect the plasma activity of von Willebrand factor-cleaving protease (ADAMTS13) in the patients with prothrombotic status, and explore the effect and significance of ADAMTS13 in the prothrombotic status. The correlation of ADAMTS13 with von Willebrand factor (vWF), thrombospondin 1 (TSP1), C...
  8. Drug interaction study of natural steroids from herbs specifically toward human UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) 1A4 and their quantitative structure activity relationship (QSAR) analysis for prediction.

    Pharmacological Research 110:139 (2016) PMID 27208893

    The wide application of herbal medicines and foods containing steroids has resulted in the high risk of herb-drug interactions (HDIs). The present study aims to evaluate the inhibition potential of 43 natural steroids from herb medicines toward human UDP- glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs). A remar...
  9. De Novo Guanine Biosynthesis but Not the Riboswitch-Regulated Purine Salvage Pathway Is Required for Staphylococcus aureus Infection In Vivo.

    Journal of Bacteriology 198(14):2001 (2016) PMID 27161118 PMCID PMC4936099

    De novo guanine biosynthesis is an evolutionarily conserved pathway that creates sufficient nucleotides to support DNA replication, transcription, and translation. Bacteria can also salvage nutrients from the environment to supplement the de novo pathway, but the relative importance of either pa...
  10. Effects of Atorvastatin on Conservative and Surgical Treatments of Chronic Subdural Hematoma in Patients.

    World Neurosurgery 91:23 (2016) PMID 27044372

    To investigate effects of atorvastatin on conservative and surgical treatment of patients with chronic subdural hematoma. A retrospective analysis was performed of 109 patients (including 3 outpatients) with chronic subdural hematoma at Northern Jiangsu People's Hospital from April 2014 to Octob...
  11. Development of a normothermic extracorporeal liver perfusion system toward improving viability and function of human extended criteria donor livers.

    Liver Transplantation and Surgery 22(7):979 (2016) PMID 27027254

    Donor organ shortages have led to an increased interest in finding new approaches to recover organs from extended criteria donors (ECD). Normothermic extracorporeal liver perfusion (NELP) has been proposed as a superior preservation method to reduce ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI), preconditio...
  12. Effect of Lactobacillus Strains on Intestinal Microflora and Mucosa Immunity in Escherichia coli O157:H7-Induced Diarrhea in Mice.

    Current Microbiology 73(1):65 (2016) PMID 27025726

    This study investigated the effects of KLDS 1.8701 and AD1 administrations by gavage on intestinal microflora and mucosal immunity in diarrhea mice infected by Escherichia coli O157:H7 compared to normal mice. The levels of E. coli, Enterobacteria, and Enterococcus decreased significantly (P < 0...
  13. Forkhead box Q1: A key player in the pathogenesis of tumors (Review).

    International Journal of Oncology 49(1):51 (2016) PMID 27176124

    As a member of the Forkhead box protein family, Forkhead box Q1 (FOXQ1) is a transcription factor that functions to regulate cell differentiation. Recently, an increasing number of studies have demonstrated that FOXQ1 is significantly associated with the pathogenesis of tumors. This review aims ...
  14. Preclinical pharmacokinetics of MHAA4549A, a human monoclonal antibody to influenza A virus, and the prediction of its efficacious clinical dose for the treatment of patients hospitalized with influenza A.

    mAbs 8(5):991 (2016) PMID 27031797

    MHAA4549A is a human immunoglobulin G1 (IgG1) monoclonal antibody that binds to a highly conserved epitope on the stalk of influenza A hemagglutinin and blocks the hemagglutinin-mediated membrane fusion in the endosome, neutralizing all known human influenza A strains. Pharmacokinetics (PK) of M...
  15. A novel genetic score model of UGT1A1 and TGFB pathway as predictor of severe irinotecan-related diarrhea in metastatic colorectal cancer patients.

    Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology 142(7):1621 (2016) PMID 27160286

    UGT1A1*28/*6 as predictors of severe irinotecan-related diarrhea (SIRD) were duplicated by many studies. However, some patients of lower risk genotype (UGT1A1*1/*1) still suffered SIRD and the extremely low frequency of UGT1A1*6/*6 limited its clinical usage. Previous studies proved that the tra...
  16. Attenuation of Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury and Improvement of Survival in Recipients of Steatotic Rat Livers Using CD47 Monoclonal Antibody.

    Transplantation 100(7):1480 (2016) PMID 27331362

    Despite the efficacy of orthotopic liver transplantation in the treatment of end-stage liver diseases, its therapeutic utility is severely limited by the availability of donor organs. The ability to rehabilitate marginal organs, such as steatotic allografts, has the potential to address some of ...
  17. Identification and characterization of toll-like receptors (TLRs) in the Chinese tree shrew (Tupaia belangeri chinensis).

    Developmental & Comparative Immunology 60:127 (2016) PMID 26923770

    In mammals, the toll-like receptors (TLRs) play a major role in initiating innate immune responses against pathogens. Comparison of the TLRs in different mammals may help in understanding the TLR-mediated responses and developing of animal models and efficient therapeutic measures for infectious...
  18. Directed differentiation of basal forebrain cholinergic neurons from human pluripotent stem cells.

    Journal of Neuroscience Methods 266:42 (2016) PMID 27036311

    Basal forebrain cholinergic neurons (BFCNs) play critical roles in learning, memory and cognition. Dysfunction or degeneration of BFCNs may connect to neuropathology, such as Alzheimer's disease, Down's syndrome and dementia. Generation of functional BFCNs may contribute to the studies of cell-b...
  19. Molecular correlates and prognostic value of tmTNF-α expression in colorectal cancer of 5-Fluorouracil-Based Adjuvant Therapy.

    Cancer Biology & Therapy 17(6):684 (2016) PMID 27224726

    Transmembrane tumor necrosis factor-α (tmTNF-α) is known to induce the activation of NF-κB to protect tumor cells. Upregulation of tmTNF-α leads to resistance to apoptosis and induces drug resistance in breast cancer. However, the expression of tmTNF-α in colorectal cancer (CRC) and its associat...
  20. Structural insights into the regulatory mechanism of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa YfiBNR system.

    Protein & Cell 7(6):403 (2016) PMID 27113583 PMCID PMC4887326

    YfiBNR is a recently identified bis-(3'-5')-cyclic dimeric GMP (c-di-GMP) signaling system in opportunistic pathogens. It is a key regulator of biofilm formation, which is correlated with prolonged persistence of infection and antibiotic drug resistance. In response to cell stress, YfiB in the o...