1. Effects of dietary supplementation of fermented Ginkgo biloba L. residues on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, serum biochemical parameters and immune function in weaned piglets.

    Animal Science Journal 86(8):790 (2015) PMID 25827443

    This study evaluated the effects of fermented Ginkgo biloba L. residues (FGBLR) on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, serum biochemical parameters and immune function in weaned piglets. Pigs were allotted to five dietary treatments, including negative control (NC: antibiotic free basal ...
  2. Pyrroloquinoline Quinone Slows Down the Progression of Osteoarthritis by Inhibiting Nitric Oxide Production and Metalloproteinase Synthesis.

    Inflammation 38(4):1546 (2015) PMID 25687637

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common arthritis and also one of the major causes of joint pain in elderly people. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) on degenerated-related changes in osteoarthritis (OA). SW1353 cells were stimulated with IL-1β...
  3. Self-management and self-efficacy status in liver recipients.

    Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International 14(3):253 (2015) PMID 26063025

    Liver transplantation (LT) is a viable treatment for patients with end-stage chronic liver diseases. The main aim of LT is to prolong life and improve life quality. However, although survival after LT continues to improve, some aspects of recipient's health-related quality of life such as self-m...
  4. A single cis-2 regioisomer of ethylene-tethered indene dimer-fullerene adduct as an electron-acceptor in polymer solar cells.

    Chemical Communications 51(39):8233 (2015) PMID 25807230

    A pure cis-2 isomer of indene dimer-based fullerene bis-adduct has been synthesized, isolated and applied to bulk heterojunction solar cells for the first time. The device based on the cis-2 isomer and poly(3-hexylthiophene) exhibited a power conversion efficiency of 2.8%, which is higher than t...
  5. Increased frequency of circulating follicular helper T cells in lupus patients is associated with autoantibody production in a CD40L-dependent manner.

    Cellular Immunology 295(1):46 (2015) PMID 25748125

    This study was to determine the frequency of circulating follicular helper T (Tfh) cells in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and investigate the relationship between Tfh cells and autoantibody production. An increased frequency of circulating Tfh cells was found in SLE patients, ...
  6. Toxicity and bioactivity of cobalt nanoparticles on the monocytes.

    Orthopaedic Surgery 7(2):168 (2015) PMID 26033999

    To explore the toxicity and biological activity of cobalt nanoparticles on the osteoclasts. Analyze the relationship between cobalt nanoparticles and osteolysis. Monocyte-macrophages (RAW 264.7) was cultured in vitro, osteoclast-like cells were induced by lipopolysaccharides (LPS). After RAW 264...
  7. Increased frequency of circulating follicular helper T cells in lupus patients is associated with autoantibody production in a CD40L-dependent manner

    Cellular Immunology 295(1):46 (2015)

    • High frequency of circulating Tfh cells in SLE patients. • Tfh cells positively correlated to autoantibodies titer. ...
  8. Rapid and sensitive identification of glycoprotein h genotypes in clinical human cytomegalovirus samples.

    Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases 68(2):135 (2015) PMID 25420646

    Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a common pathogen that causes persistent infections in immune deficient patients and results in significant morbidity and mortality, particularly among transplant recipients and children. Different HCMV glycoprotein H (gH) genotypes may cause different diseases an...
    PDF not found
  9. High serum uric acid level in adolescent depressive patients

    Journal of Affective Disorders 174:464 (2015) PMID 25553407

    Background Depression disorder is a mental illness of high recurrence rate and its pathological mechanism is still unclear. 5-HT is the most widely studied neurotransmitter and high level of serum uric acid (SUA) can result from the increased oxygenolysis of nucleic acid. Aim...
  10. A Comparison of US- Versus MR-Based 3-D Prostate Shapes Using Radial Basis Function Interpolation and Statistical Shape Models.

    Biomedical and Health Informatics, IEEE Journal of 19(2):623 (2015) PMID 24860042

    This paper presents a comparison of three-dimensional (3-D) segmentations of the prostate, based on two-dimensional (2-D) manually segmented contours, obtained using ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging data collected from 40 patients diagnosed with localized prostate cancer and s...
  11. A Comparison of US- Versus MR-Based 3-D Prostate Shapes Using Radial Basis Function Interpolation and Statistical Shape Models.

    Biomedical and Health Informatics, IEEE Journal of 19(2):623 (2015) PMID 24860042

    This paper presents a comparison of three-dimensional (3-D) segmentations of the prostate, based on two-dimensional (2-D) manually segmented contours, obtained using ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging data collected from 40 patients diagnosed with localized prostate cancer and s...
  12. Role of liver in modulating the release of inflammatory cytokines involved in lung and multiple organ dysfunction in severe acute pancreatitis.

    Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics 71(2):765 (2015) PMID 25260395

    The objective of this study was to understand the role of liver in modulating remote organ dysfunction during severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). We used sodium taurocholate and endotoxin to induce SAP in the rats and confirmed the development of this condition by measuring serum and ascite levels ...
  13. Role of liver in modulating the release of inflammatory cytokines involved in lung and multiple organ dysfunction in severe acute pancreatitis.

    Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics 71(2):765 (2015) PMID 25260395

    The objective of this study was to understand the role of liver in modulating remote organ dysfunction during severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). We used sodium taurocholate and endotoxin to induce SAP in the rats and confirmed the development of this condition by measuring serum and ascite levels ...
  14. Expression of heat shock protein 47, transforming growth factor-beta 1, and connective tissue growth factor in liver tissue of patients with Schistosoma japonicum-induced hepatic fibrosis.

    Parasitology 142(2):341 (2015) PMID 25111595

    SUMMARY To detect the expression of pro-fibrotic molecules, such as heat shock protein 47 (Hsp47), transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-β1) and connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) in liver specimens, and analyse their correlations with the progression of schistosomal hepatic fibrosis, liver...
  15. The influence of chm-I knockout on ectopic cartilage regeneration and homeostasis maintenance.

    Tissue Engineering, Part A: Tissue Engineering 21(3-4):782 (2015) PMID 25251892

    Ectopic ossification of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) regenerated cartilage has greatly restricted its application in repairing subcutaneous cartilage defects (such as nasal or auricular). Different from MSCs, chondrocytes can maintain stable chondrogenic phenotype in ectopic microenvironment, whi...
  16. Expression of heat shock protein 47, transforming growth factor-beta 1, and connective tissue growth factor in liver tissue of patients with Schistosoma japonicum-induced hepatic fibrosis.

    Parasitology 142(2):341 (2015) PMID 25111595

    SUMMARY To detect the expression of pro-fibrotic molecules, such as heat shock protein 47 (Hsp47), transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-β1) and connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) in liver specimens, and analyse their correlations with the progression of schistosomal hepatic fibrosis, liver...
  17. The influence of chm-I knockout on ectopic cartilage regeneration and homeostasis maintenance.

    Tissue Engineering, Part A: Tissue Engineering 21(3-4):782 (2015) PMID 25251892

    Ectopic ossification of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) regenerated cartilage has greatly restricted its application in repairing subcutaneous cartilage defects (such as nasal or auricular). Different from MSCs, chondrocytes can maintain stable chondrogenic phenotype in ectopic microenvironment, whi...
  18. Pompe Disease Results in a Golgi-based Glycosylation Deficit in Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-derived Cardiomyocytes.

    Journal of Biological Chemistry 290(5):3121 (2015) PMID 25488666

    Infantile-onset Pompe disease is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by the complete loss of lysosomal glycogen-hydrolyzing enzyme acid α-glucosidase (GAA) activity, which results in lysosomal glycogen accumulation and prominent cardiac and skeletal muscle pathology. The mechanism by which lo...
    PDF not found
  19. Pompe disease results in a Golgi-based glycosylation deficit in human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes.

    Journal of Biological Chemistry 290(5):3121 (2015) PMID 25488666 PMCID PMC4317045

    Infantile-onset Pompe disease is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by the complete loss of lysosomal glycogen-hydrolyzing enzyme acid α-glucosidase (GAA) activity, which results in lysosomal glycogen accumulation and prominent cardiac and skeletal muscle pathology. The mechanism by which lo...
  20. Pompe Disease Results in a Golgi-based Glycosylation Deficit in Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-derived Cardiomyocytes.

    Journal of Biological Chemistry 290(5):3121 (2015) PMID 25488666

    Infantile-onset Pompe disease is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by the complete loss of lysosomal glycogen-hydrolyzing enzyme acid α-glucosidase (GAA) activity, which results in lysosomal glycogen accumulation and prominent cardiac and skeletal muscle pathology. The mechanism by which lo...
    PDF not found