1. Magnetic solid phase extraction and gas chromatography-mass spectrometrical analysis of sixteen polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

    Journal of chromatography. A 1406:40 (2015) PMID 26122856

    Fluorenyl functionalized superparamagnetic core/shell magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs, Fe3O4@SiO2@Flu) were prepared and characterized by transmission electron microscope, X-ray diffraction and infrared spectroscopy. The MNPs having an average diameter of 200nm were then used as solid-phase extract...
  2. A Sterilizing Tuberculosis Treatment Regimen Is Associated with Faster Clearance of Bacteria in Cavitary Lesions in Marmosets.

    Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 59(7):4181 (2015) PMID 25941223 PMCID PMC4468655

    Shortening the lengthy treatment duration for tuberculosis patients is a major goal of current drug development efforts. The common marmoset develops human-like disease pathology and offers an attractive model to better understand the basis for relapse and test regimens for effective shorter dur...
  3. Increased Plasma S100A12 Levels Are Associated With Diabetic Retinopathy and Prognostic Biomarkers of Macrovascular Events in Type 2 Diabetic Patients.

    Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 56(8):4177 (2015) PMID 26132777

    To explore the association between plasma S100A12 levels and the presence of diabetic retinopathy (DR) and disease outcomes. Fasting venous blood samples were collected from 372 subjects (264 relatively healthy subjects with type 2 diabetes and 108 nondiabetic subjects). The plasma CRP, pentosid...
  4. Genotypic variation in the uptake, accumulation, and translocation of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate by twenty cultivars of rice (Oryza sativa L.)

    Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 116:50 (2015)

    Agricultural soil in China contains high levels of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), especially in paddy-field soil of Guangdong province of China, but the accumulation and translocation of DEHP by rice (Oryza sativa L.) remains unknown. In the present study, twenty rice cultivars we...
  5. A chemically triggered and thermally switched dielectric constant transition in a metal cyanide based crystal.

    Angewandte Chemie. International edition in Eng... 54(21):6206 (2015) PMID 25832506

    A dielectric constant transition is chemically triggered and thermally switched in (HPy)2[Na(H2O)Co(CN)6] (2, HPy=pyridinium cation) by single-crystal-to-single-crystal transformation and structural phase transition, respectively. Upon dehydration, (HPy)2[Na(H2O)2Co(CN)6] (1) transforms to its s...
  6. Alkyl side chain on the 1-methylimidazolium ring of countercation modulating thermal and magnetic properties of metal-dithiolene complexes

    Journal of Molecular Structure 1088:7 (2015)

    Multi-step solid to solid state phase transition was observed for 1 by DSC. 1 exhibits weak paramagnetism over the temperature range of 2–400K and 2 shows spin gap in the low-temperature phase. [Display omitted]
  7. Alkyl side chain on the 1-methylimidazolium ring of countercation modulating thermal and magnetic properties of metal-dithiolene complexes

    Journal of Molecular Structure 1088:7 (2015)

    Multi-step solid to solid state phase transition was observed for 1 by DSC. 1 exhibits weak paramagnetism over the temperature range of 2–400K and 2 shows spin gap in the low-temperature phase. [Display omitted]
  8. Alkyl side chain on the 1-methylimidazolium ring of countercation modulating thermal and magnetic properties of metal-dithiolene complexes

    Journal of Molecular Structure 1088:7 (2015)

    Multi-step solid to solid state phase transition was observed for 1 by DSC. 1 exhibits weak paramagnetism over the temperature range of 2–400K and 2 shows spin gap in the low-temperature phase. [Display omitted]
  9. Alkyl side chain on the 1-methylimidazolium ring of countercation modulating thermal and magnetic properties of metal-dithiolene complexes

    Journal of Molecular Structure 1088:7 (2015)

    Multi-step solid to solid state phase transition was observed for 1 by DSC. 1 exhibits weak paramagnetism over the temperature range of 2–400K and 2 shows spin gap in the low-temperature phase. [Display omitted]
  10. Macrophage dynamics are regulated by local macrophage proliferation and monocyte recruitment in injured pancreas.

    European Journal of Immunology 45(5):1482 (2015) PMID 25645754

    Pancreas injury by partial duct ligation (PDL) activates a healing response, encompassing β-cell neogenesis and proliferation. Macrophages (MΦs) were recently shown to promote β-cell proliferation after PDL, but they remain poorly characterized. We assessed myeloid cell diversity and the factors...
  11. Impact of alogliptin and pioglitazone on lipid metabolism in islets of prediabetic and diabetic Zucker Diabetic Fatty rats.

    Biochemical Pharmacology 95(1):46 (2015) PMID 25801003

    Prolonged exposure of pancreatic beta (β) cells to elevated glucose and free fatty acids (FFA) as occurs in type 2 diabetes results in loss of β cell function and survival. In Zucker Diabetic Fatty (ZDF) rats, β cell failure is associated with increased triacylglyceride (TAG) synthesis and disru...
  12. miR-103/107 modulates multidrug resistance in human gastric carcinoma by downregulating Cav-1.

    Tumor Biology 36(4):2277 (2015) PMID 25407491

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of non-protein-coding small RNAs with the capacity to regulate fundamental biological processes essential for cancer initiation and progression. In the present study, we analyzed miRNA expression levels between multidrug-resistant gastric carcinoma cell line SGC790...
  13. Dynamics of a caged imidazolium cation-toward understanding the order-disorder phase transition and the switchable dielectric constant.

    Chemical Communications 51(22):4568 (2015) PMID 25579450

    A molecular compass-like behaviour is found in a perovskite-type cage compound (HIm)2[KCo(CN)6] (HIm = imidazolium cation). The dynamic changes in the HIm cation from the static to rotating state along with the rearrangement of the host cage result in switchable and anisotropic dielectric consta...
  14. [Epidemiological characteristics and risk factors for patients with catheter-related bloodstream infections in intensive care unit].

    Zhonghua Yixue Zazhi 95(9):654 (2015) PMID 25976044

    To explore the epidemiological characteristics, bacterial composition and risk factors for patients with catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) in intensive care unit (ICU). A prospective survey was conduced for 2 605 ICU patients during January 2010 to December 2013. The clinical data o...
  15. Dynamics of a caged imidazolium cation-toward understanding the order-disorder phase transition and the switchable dielectric constant.

    Chemical Communications 51(22):4568 (2015) PMID 25579450

    A molecular compass-like behaviour is found in a perovskite-type cage compound (HIm)2[KCo(CN)6] (HIm = imidazolium cation). The dynamic changes in the HIm cation from the static to rotating state along with the rearrangement of the host cage result in switchable and anisotropic dielectric consta...
  16. Biotransformation of tea catechins using Aspergillus niger tannase prepared by solid state fermentation on tea byproduct

    LWT - Food Science and Technology 60(2):1206 (2015)

    A tannase that was prepared from Aspergillus niger by a solid-state fermentation on tea byproducts was investigated to transform the catechins in tea infusion. The tannase could effectively hydrolyze epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), gallocatechin gallate (GCG) and epicatechin gallate (...
  17. Knockdown of tumor protein D52-like 2 induces cell growth inhibition and apoptosis in oral squamous cell carcinoma.

    Cell Biology International 39(3):264 (2015) PMID 25262828

    Tumor protein D52-like 2 (TPD52L2) and its family members form homo- and hetero-meric complexes essential for cell proliferation in multiple human cancers. TPD52L2 is involved in cell migration and attachment in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). To confirm the role of TPD52L2 in OSCC, we empl...
  18. Knockdown of tumor protein D52-like 2 induces cell growth inhibition and apoptosis in oral squamous cell carcinoma.

    Cell Biology International 39(3):264 (2015) PMID 25262828

    Tumor protein D52-like 2 (TPD52L2) and its family members form homo- and hetero-meric complexes essential for cell proliferation in multiple human cancers. TPD52L2 is involved in cell migration and attachment in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). To confirm the role of TPD52L2 in OSCC, we empl...
  19. Distinct regulation of Maf1 for lifespan extension by Protein kinase A and Sch9.

    Aging (Albany, NY. Online) 7(2):133 (2015) PMID 25720796 PMCID PMC4359695

    The Protein kinase A (PKA) and Sch9 regulates cell growth as well as lifespan in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Maf1 is a RNA polymerase III (PolIII) inhibitor that tailors 5S rRNA and tRNA production in response to various environmental cues. Both PKA and Sch9 have been shown to phosphorylate Maf1 i...
  20. Evaluation of normal fetal ductus venosus using B-flow imaging with spatiotemporal image correlation and traditional color Doppler echocardiography.

    Echocardiography 32(2):325 (2015) PMID 25323109

    To explore the feasibility of using four-dimensional echocardiography with B-flow and spatiotemporal image correlation (4DBF-STIC) imaging technology to detect fetal ductus venosus (DV), and establish the normal reference range for the ductus venosus diameter at 18-40 weeks gestation. This was a...