Effect of Oxidation Condition on Growth of N: ZnO Prepared by Oxidizing Sputtering Zn-N Film.
Nanoscale Research Letters 11(1):274 (2016)
Nitrogen-doped zinc oxide (N: ZnO) films have been prepared by oxidizing reactive RF magnetron-sputtering zinc nitride (Zn-N) films. The effect of oxidation temperature and oxidation time on the growth, transmittance, and electrical properties of the film has been explored. The results show that...
Role of Myeloma-Derived MIF in Myeloma Cell Adhesion to Bone Marrow and Chemotherapy Response.
JNCI Journal of the National Cancer Institute 108(11) (2016)
Multiple myeloma (MM) remains an incurable cancer characterized by accumulation of malignant plasma cells in the bone marrow (BM). The mechanism underlying MM homing to BM is poorly elucidated.
The clinical significance of migration inhibitory factor (MIF) expression was examined by analyzing si...
Antimicrobial Cu-bearing stainless steel scaffolds.
Materials Science and Engineering: C 68:519 (2016)
Copper-bearing stainless steel scaffolds with two different structures (Body Centered Cubic and Gyroid labyrinth) at two solid fractions (25% and 40%) were fabricated from both 316L powder and a mixture of 316L and elemental Cu powder using selective laser melting, and relative 316L scaffolds we...
The effect of biochar and crop straws on heavy metal bioavailability and plant accumulation in a Cd and Pb polluted soil.
Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 132:94 (2016)
Biochar derived from various materials has been investigated with regard to its ability to decrease the bioavailability of heavy metals in contaminated soils, and thus reduce their potential to enter the food chain. However, little attention has been given to the adsorption capacity of untreated...
Clinical staging of ketamine-associated urinary dysfunction: a strategy for assessment and treatment.
World Journal of Urology 34(9):1329 (2016)
To describe a clinical staging method linked to stepwise treatment indications for ketamine-associated urinary dysfunction (KAUD) based on review of our experience in management of KAUD patients and analysis of their clinical features.
The eighty-one KAUD patients hospitalized from January 2008 ...
3,3'-Diindolylmethane induces anti-human gastric cancer cells by the miR-30e-ATG5 modulating autophagy.
Biochemical Pharmacology 115:77 (2016)
3,3'-Diindolylmethane (DIM), a class of relatively non-toxic indole derivatives from cruciferous vegetables, has been reported as a promising anticancer phytochemical, but the underlying molecular mechanism is not completely elucidated. In the present study we report a novel regulation of autoph...
Analysis of silver and gold nanoparticles in environmental water using single particle-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry.
Science of The Total Environment 563-564:996 (2016)
The production and use of engineering nanomaterials (ENMs) leads to the release of manufactured or engineered nanoparticles into environment. The quantification and characterization of ENMs are crucial for the assessment of their environmental fate, transport behavior and health risks to humans....
Small molecule-assisted fabrication of black phosphorus quantum dots with a broadband nonlinear optical response.
Nanoscale 8(33):15132 (2016)
Ultrathin BP QDs with a uniform size of ∼3.4 nm were prepared via small molecule-assisted liquid phase exfoliation and they exhibited superior broadband nonlinear saturable absorption promising for nonlinear optical applications. Laser photolysis measurement implied that the nonlinear response o...
Soluble Metal-Nanoparticle-Decorated Porous Coordination Polymers for the Homogenization of Heterogeneous Catalysis.
Journal of the American Chemical Society 138(32):10104 (2016)
Ultrasmall metal nanoparticles (MNPs) were decorated on soluble porous coordination polymers (PCPs) with high metal loadings. The solubility of the composite and the size of the MNPs can be controlled by varying the ratio of the precursors to the supports. The soluble PCPs can serve as a platfor...
Prolonged Three-Dimensional Co-Delivery of Yamanaka Factors for Cell Reprogramming.
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8(31):19916 (2016)
Reprogramming somatic cells into a pluripotent state has been widely investigated in two-dimensional (2D) systems but not described in the more biologically faithful three-dimensional (3D) scaffolds. Here, we devise a 3D porous tissue engineering scaffold that could achieve successful and effici...
Transgenic overexpression of transient receptor potential vanilloid subtype 1 attenuates isoproterenol-induced myocardial fibrosis in mice.
International Journal of Molecular Medicine 38(2):601 (2016)
Transient receptor potential vanilloid subtype 1 (TRPV1) is a non-selective cation channel with high permeability to Ca2+. Intracellular Ca2+ signaling is an essential regulator of endothelial nitric oxide (NO) synthase (eNOS) that plays a beneficial role in myocardial fibrosis. The aim of the p...
Extended Septal Myectomy for Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy in Children and Adolescents.
Pediatric Cardiology 37(6):1091 (2016)
Extended septal myectomy for children and adolescents with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) is a challenging procedure, and related data are currently limited. Our study objective was to assess the early outcomes in children and adolescents with HOCM after extended septal myectomy....
Outcome comparison of two methods of pharyngeal cavity reconstruction in uvulopalatopharyngoplasty.
Acta Oto-Laryngologica 136(8):847 (2016)
The efficacy of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) can be achieved without application of an apposition suture of the palatopharyngeal arch and the palatoglossal arch.
To compare the outcomes of two different methods of pharyngeal cavity reconstruction in UPPP.
Forty-eight patients with obstructiv...
The network of causal interactions for beta oscillations in the pedunculopontine nucleus, primary motor cortex, and subthalamic nucleus of walking parkinsonian rats.
Experimental Neurology 282:27 (2016)
Oscillatory activity has been well-studied in many structures within cortico-basal ganglia circuits, but it is not well understood within the pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN), which was recently introduced as a potential target for the treatment of gait and postural impairments in advanced stages ...
Tracing Donor-MHC Class II Reactive B cells in Mouse Cardiac Transplantation: Delayed CTLA4-Ig Treatment Prevents Memory Alloreactive B-Cell Generation.
Transplantation 100(8):1683 (2016)
The dual role of B cells as drivers and suppressors of the immune responses have underscored the need to trace the fate of B cells recognizing donor major histocompatibility complex class I and class II after allograft transplantation.
In this study, we used donor class II tetramers to trace the...
Activation of bile acid signaling improves metabolic phenotypes in high-fat diet-induced obese mice.
American Journal of Physiology - Gastrointestin... 311(2):G286 (2016)
The metabolic benefits induced by gastric bypass, currently the most effective treatment for morbid obesity, are associated with bile acid (BA) delivery to the distal intestine. However, mechanistic insights into BA signaling in the mediation of metabolic benefits remain an area of study. The bi...
Calcitonin gene-related peptide in aerobic exercise induces collateral circulation development in rat ischemia myocardium.
Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy 82:561 (2016)
Aerobic exercise may offer favorable effects for coronary perfusion in the myocardial ischemia area, although the underlying molecular mechanisms remain unclear. This study was designed to investigate the effect of aerobic exercise on the collateral circulation in the ischemia myocardium and to ...
Segetoside I, a plant-derived bisdesmosidic saponin, induces apoptosis in human hepatoma cells in vitro and inhibits tumor growth in vivo.
Pharmacological Research 110:101 (2016)
Segetoside I is a plant-derived bisdesmosidic saponin from Vaccaria segetalis (Neck) with reported anticancer activities. This development has raised an interest in the therapeutic potential of segetoside I. Here, we report the in vitro and in vivo antitumor activities of segetoside I against so...
RpoE promotes invasion and intracellular survival by regulating SPI-1 and SPI-2 in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi.
Future Microbiology 11:1011 (2016)
To demonstrate the role of RpoE during the later stage of hyperosmotic stress in Salmonella.
Expressions of SPI-1 and SPI-2 under hyperosmotic stress for 120 min were investigated by a microarray, and the invasion and intracellular survival of wild-type and ΔrpoE strains were compared. The globa...
Hepatitis B virus enhances cisplatin-induced hepatotoxicity via a mechanism involving suppression of glucose-regulated protein of 78 Kda.
Chemico-Biological Interactions 254:45 (2016)
Cisplatin is a classical platinum-based chemotherapeutic drug used in the treatment of many cancer types, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The application of cisplatin is significantly limited by its toxicity, which may be affected by various biological factors. Persistence of Hepatitis...