1. Chemical profiles of urban fugitive dust PM2.5 samples in Northern Chinese cities.

    Science of The Total Environment 569-570:619 (2016) PMID 27376917

    Urban fugitive dust PM2.5 samples were collected in 11 selected cities in North China, and 9 ions (SO4(2-), NO3(-), Cl(-), F(-), Na(+), NH4(+), K(+), Mg(2+), and Ca(2+)) and 22 elements (Si, Al, S, Cl, K, Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Br, Rb, Sr, Sn, Sb, Ba, and Pb) were determined to i...
  2. Ionic liquid based polymeric liposomes: A stable and biocompatible soft platform for bioelectrochemistry.

    Bioelectrochemistry 111:41 (2016) PMID 27196632

    Polymeric liposomes (denoted as ILs-polysomes) are a biocompatible and conductive nanomaterial, which was first utilised as the electrode material for immobilising and biosensing redox enzyme horseradish peroxide (HRP). The morphology and surface property of IL-polysomes was characterised and sy...
  3. Start-up of single-stage partial nitrification-anammox process treating low-strength swage and its restoration from nitrate accumulation.

    Bioresource Technology 218:771 (2016) PMID 27423544

    A single-stage partial nitrification-anammox (PN/A) reactor treating low-strength swage was operated for 288days to investigate the recovery of nitrogen removal from nitrate accumulation. The reactor was quickly started up by inoculating anammox sludge. However, nitrite oxidizing bacteria (NOB) ...
  4. Reply to Letter: Using novel risk stratification statistics to better understand the value of screening tests.

    International Journal of Cancer 139(7):1669 (2016) PMID 27184603

  5. Inhibition of the cancer-associated TASK 3 channels by magnetically induced thermal release of Tetrandrine from a polymeric drug carrier.

    Journal of Controlled Release 237:50 (2016) PMID 27374629

    Two-pore domain (K2P) potassium channels have recently attracted growing interest in the field of cancer research. These channels play an important role in cancer biology specifically for cancer progression, including proliferation, migration, and apoptosis, which makes them an attractive target...
  6. Decadal-scale export of nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment from the Susquehanna River basin, USA: Analysis and synthesis of temporal and spatial patterns.

    Science of The Total Environment 563-564:1016 (2016) PMID 27185349

    The export of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and suspended sediment (SS) is a long-standing management concern for the Chesapeake Bay watershed, USA. Here we present a comprehensive evaluation of nutrient and sediment loads over the last three decades at multiple locations in the Susquehanna Rive...
  7. The effectiveness of i.v. cefuroxime prophylaxis of surgical site infection after elective inguinal hernia repair with mesh: A retrospective observational study.

    European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 72(9):1033 (2016) PMID 27165663

    The efficacy of routine antibiotic prophylaxis for prevention of surgical site infection (SSI) after elective inguinal hernia repair with a mesh patch remains uncertain. The authors of a recent Cochrane meta-analysis based on 17 randomized trials were unable to draw a definitive conclusion on th...
  8. Pod removal responsive change in phytohormones and its impact on protein degradation and amino acid transport in source leaves of Brassica napus.

    Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 106:159 (2016) PMID 27161582

    To characterize the hormonal regulation of nitrogen remobilization from source to pod filling in Brassica napus, the hormonal level, proteolytic process, and amino acid transport were assessed in mature leaves of pod-removed or control at the early pod-filling stage. Pod (sink) removal decreased...
  9. Effects of diagnostic ultrasound-targeted microbubble destruction on the homing ability of bone marrow stromal cells to the kidney parenchyma.

    European Radiology 26(9):3006 (2016) PMID 26637447

    Bone marrow stromal cells (BMSC) transplantation proves successful in treating kidney disease and injury in many studies. However, their reparative capacity is limited by the poor homing ability in vivo, which is decided mainly by the local expression of chemoattractants. Our study explored the ...
  10. Charge transport through dicarboxylic-acid-terminated alkanes bound to graphene-gold nanogap electrodes.

    Nanoscale 8(30):14507 (2016) PMID 27412865

    Graphene-based electrodes are attractive for single-molecule electronics due to their high stability and conductivity and reduced screening compared with metals. In this paper, we use the STM-based matrix isolation I(s) method to measure the performance of graphene in single-molecule junctions w...
  11. Synergistic active targeting of dually integrin αvβ3/CD44-targeted nanoparticles to B16F10 tumors located at different sites of mouse bodies.

    Journal of Controlled Release 235:1 (2016) PMID 27235150

    Conventional enhanced permeation and retention (EPR) mediates the effects of many drugs, including the accumulation of nanocarriers at tumor sites, but its efficiency remains low. In this study, this limitation was overcome by developing a dual-targeting delivery system based on hyaluronan (HA, ...
  12. Tumor Exosomal RNAs Promote Lung Pre-metastatic Niche Formation by Activating Alveolar Epithelial TLR3 to Recruit Neutrophils.

    Cancer Cell 30(2):243 (2016) PMID 27505671

    The pre-metastatic niche educated by primary tumor-derived elements contributes to cancer metastasis. However, the role of host stromal cells in metastatic niche formation and organ-specific metastatic tropism is not clearly defined. Here, we demonstrate that lung epithelial cells are critical f...
  13. High immunoglobulin E values at admission predict mortality in ED patients with sepsis.

    The American Journal of Emergency Medicine 34(8):1589 (2016) PMID 27269955

    Gamma immunoglobulin E (IgE) is associated with allergic reactions but has not been described as being activated after sepsis. This study aimed at detecting the prognostic value of plasma IgE level in sepsis progression in the emergency department (ED). Plasma IgE and related cytokines levels we...
  14. Polyaddition of Azide-Containing Norbornene-Based Monomer through Strain-Promoted 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition Reaction.

    Macromolecular Rapid Communications 37(16):1311 (2016) PMID 27240093

    The azide-alkyne "click" reaction has been well known in the past decade, however, another kind of 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition, the azide-alkene reaction is not fully explored in polymer science to date. This contribution reports, for the first time, the discovery of a polyaddition of norbornene b...
  15. Evaluation of Small Molecules as Front Cell Donor Materials for High-Efficiency Tandem Solar Cells.

    Advanced Materials (FRG) 28(32):7008 (2016) PMID 27214707

    Three small molecules as front cell donors for tandem cells are thoroughly evaluated and a high power conversion efficiency of 11.47% is achieved, which demonstrates that the oligomer-like small molecules offer a good choice for high-performance tandem solar cells. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH ...
  16. Synthesis and characterization of shape-memory poly carbonate urethane microspheres for future vascular embolization.

    Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Editio... 27(12):1248 (2016) PMID 27193120

    Two types of shape memory poly carbonate urethanes (PCUs) microspheres were synthesized by pre-polymerization and suspension polymerization, based on Polycarbonate diol (PCDL) as the soft segment, Isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) and 1,6-hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) as the hard segments and 1,...
  17. Sevoflurane anesthesia induces neither contextual fear memory impairment nor alterations in local population connectivity of medial prefrontal cortex local field potentials networks in aged rats.

    Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology 30(4):338 (2016) PMID 26946081

    Sevoflurane has been found to increase apoptosis and pathologic markers associated with Alzheimer disease, provoking concern over their potential contribution to postoperative cognitive dysfunction. This study aimed to determine the effects of sevoflurane on contextual fear memory of aged rats a...
  18. Neddylation requires glycyl-tRNA synthetase to protect activated E2.

    Nature Structural & Molecular Biology 23(8):730 (2016) PMID 27348078 PMCID PMC4972647

    Neddylation is a post-translational modification that controls the cell cycle and proliferation by conjugating the ubiquitin-like protein NEDD8 to specific targets. Here we report that glycyl-tRNA synthetase (GlyRS), an essential enzyme in protein synthesis, also plays a critical role in neddyla...
  19. [The modulation of low-level laser on polarization of mouse bone marrow-derived macrophages].

    Xi bao yu fen zi mian yi xue za zhi = Chinese j... 32(8):1045 (2016) PMID 27412934

    Objective To investigate the influence of 810 nm low-level laser of different energy on the polarization of macrophages. Methods The macrophages were isolated from the bone borrow of BALB/c mice and cultured in macrophage colony stimulating factor (M-CSF) conditioned cultural medium. The express...
  20. Propionate induces the bovine cytosolic phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase promoter activity.

    Journal of Dairy Science 99(8):6654 (2016) PMID 27289145

    Cytosolic phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PCK1) is a critical enzyme within the metabolic networks for gluconeogenesis, hepatic energy metabolism, and tricarboxylic acid cycle function, and is controlled by several transcription factors including hepatic nuclear factor 4α (HNF4α). The primary...