1. Facile synthesis of S, N co-doped carbon dots and investigation of their photoluminescence properties.

    Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 17(31):20154 (2015) PMID 26177698

    A facile one-pot approach to prepare photoluminescent carbon dots (CDs) was developed through hydrothermal treatment of cysteine and citric acid. The obtained CDs show stable and bright blue emission with a quantum yield of 54% and an average lifetime of 11.61 ns. Moreover, the two-photon induce...
  2. Colorimetric magnetic microspheres as chemosensor for Cu(2+) prepared from adamantane-modified rhodamine and β-cyclodextrin-modified Fe3O4@SiO2 via host-guest interaction.

    Talanta 141:33 (2015) PMID 25966377

    Adamantane-modified salicylrhodamine B and β-cyclodextrin-modified Fe3O4@SiO2 were assemblied by host-guest interactions which induced novel inclusion complex magnetic nanoparticles (SFIC MNPs) colorimetric sensitive for Cu(2+) being prepared. The MNPs exhibit a clear color change from colorless...
  3. Alteration of enteric monoamines with monoamine receptors and colonic dysmotility in 6-hydroxydopamine-induced Parkinson's disease rats.

    Translational Research 166(2):152 (2015) PMID 25766133

    Constipation is common in Parkinson's disease (PD), in which monoamines (dopamine [DA], norepinephrine [NE], and 5-hydroxytryptamine [5-HT]) play an important role. Rats microinjected with 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) into the bilateral substantia nigra (SN) exhibit constipation, but the role of m...
  4. Association of erythropoietin gene polymorphisms with retinopathy in a Chinese cohort with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

    Australian Journal of Opthalmology 43(6):544 (2015) PMID 25675872

    This study was performed to investigate the correlation of erythropoietin gene polymorphisms with diabetic retinopathy (DR) in a Chinese cohort with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Case-control study held in Qilu hospital of Shandong University, China. 792 T2DM individuals were involved, classi...
  5. MicroRNA-9 Regulates the Differentiation and Function of Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells via Targeting Runx1.

    Journal of Immunology 195(3):1301 (2015) PMID 26091714

    Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) play a critical role in tumor-associated immunosuppression, thus affecting effective immunotherapies for cancers. However, the molecular mechanisms involved in regulating the differentiation and function of MDSCs remain largely unclear. In this study, we ...
  6. A Flexible, Stretchable and Shape-Adaptive Approach for Versatile Energy Conversion and Self-Powered Biomedical Monitoring.

    Advanced Materials (FRG) 27(25):3817 (2015) PMID 25981405

    A flexible triboelectric nanogenerator (FTENG) based on wavy-structured Kapton film and a serpentine electrode on stretchable substrates is presented. The as-fabricated FTENG is capable of harvesting ambient mechanical energy via both compressive and stretching modes. Moreover, the FTENG can be ...
  7. Cartilage-specific deletion of mTOR upregulates autophagy and protects mice from osteoarthritis.

    Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 74(7):1432 (2015) PMID 24651621

    Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) (a serine/threonine protein kinase) is a major repressor of autophagy, a cell survival mechanism. The specific in vivo mechanism of mTOR signalling in OA pathophysiology is not fully characterised. We determined the expression of mTOR and known autophagy gene...
  8. Novel fabrication of a 2D ring array for real-time volumetric endoscopic ultrasound imaging.

    Ultrasonics 60:6 (2015) PMID 25771298

    The work presents the development of a forward-looking 2D ring array for real-time volumetric endoscopic ultrasonic imaging using a novel rotary-dicing method. The completed array has an inner diameter of 3.5 mm, outer diameter of 5 mm, and 50 equal-area elements distributed concentrically. With...
  9. Aggregation of cationic p-phenylene ethynylenes on Laponite clay in aqueous dispersions and solid films.

    Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 449:347 (2015) PMID 25554086

    Previous studies of cationic p-phenylene ethynylenes oligomers (OPEs) have revealed strong antimicrobial activity and strong photophysical changes upon their aggregation that can be utilized for sensing various chemicals and biomolecules. In this article, the adsorption of two types of OPEs with...
  10. Development of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and immunoaffinity chromatography for glycyrrhizic acid using an anti-glycyrrhizic acid monoclonal antibody.

    Journal of Separation Science 38(13):2363 (2015) PMID 25914291

    In this work, a new monoclonal antibody specific for glycyrrhizic acid was prepared and characterized. A hybridoma secreting an anti-glycyrrhizic acid monoclonal antibody was produced by fusing splenocytes from a mouse immunized against a glycyrrhizic acid-bovine serum albumin conjugate with the...
  11. Charge Transfer Plasmons: Optical Frequency Conductances and Tunable Infrared Resonances.

    ACS Nano 9(6):6428 (2015) PMID 25986388

    A charge transfer plasmon (CTP) appears when an optical-frequency conductive pathway between two metallic nanoparticles is established, enabling the transfer of charge between nanoparticles when the plasmon is excited. Here we investigate the properties of the CTP in a nanowire-bridged dimer geo...
  12. Testin on Atherosclerosis in Rabbits.

    Chinese Medical Journal 128(12):1662 (2015) PMID 26063370

    The expression of TES, a novel tumor suppressor gene, is found to be down-regulated in the left anterior descending aorta of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) compared with non-CAD subjects. This study aimed to investigate the expression of TES during the development of atherosclerosis...
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  13. [Methodology of Establishing and Identifying NCI-H2228/Crizotinib-resistant Cell Lines In Vitro].

    Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer 18(6):330 (2015) PMID 26104888

    The mechanisms of small molecule targeting drug resistance and ways to overcome resistance are now both urgent need to improve the clinical efficacy. This study aimed to investigate the feasibility of using different methods to establish the crizotinib-resistant non-small cell lung cancer NCI-H2...
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  14. Impaired natriuretic response to high-NaCl diet plus aldosterone infusion in mice overexpressing human CD39, an ectonucleotidase (NTPDase1).

    American Journal of Physiology: Renal, Fluid & ... 308(12):F1398 (2015) PMID 25877509 PMCID PMC4469885

    Extracellular nucleotides acting through P2 receptors facilitate natriuresis. To define how purinergic mechanisms are involved in sodium homeostasis, we used transgenic (TG) mice that globally overexpress human CD39 (hCD39, NTPDase1), an ectonucleotidase that hydrolyzes extracellular ATP/ADP to ...
  15. Influence of internal carotid artery stenosis, blood pressure, glycated hemoglobin, and hemoglobin level on fMRI signals of stroke patients.

    Neurological Research 37(6):502 (2015) PMID 25591421

    To identify the effect of internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis, blood pressure (BP), glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), and hemoglobin level on blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) signals in stroke patients. A total of 18 stroke patients with acute c...
  16. Decreased expression of microRNA-125a-3p upregulates interleukin-23 receptor in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

    Immunologic Research 62(2):129 (2015) PMID 25863684

    Interleukin IL-23 receptor (IL-23R) is increasingly recognized as a key checkpoint in autoimmune diseases, including Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT). However, the molecular mechanisms regulating IL-23R expression are still unknown. MicroRNAs have emerged as key regulators of various biological even...
  17. Enzymatic lactic acid sensing by In-doped ZnO nanowires functionalized AlGaAs/GaAs high electron mobility transistor

    Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 212:41 (2015)

    Indium (In) doped zinc oxide (ZnO) nanowires-gated AlGaAs/GaAs high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) was demonstrated for the detection of lactic acid. The In-doped ZnO nanowires were synthesized via chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method. Such In-doped ZnO nanowires offered an effe...
  18. A Sensitive and Specific Indirect Competitive Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay for Detection of Paeoniflorin and Its Application in Pharmacokinetic Interactions between Paeoniflorin and Glycyrrhizinic Acid.

    Planta Medica 81(9):765 (2015) PMID 25856441

    This study aimed to develop an indirect competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay based on monoclonal antibodies against paeoniflorin to study the effects of different doses of glycyrrhizinic acid on the pharmacokinetics of paeoniflorin in mice. An anti-paeoniflorin monoclonal antibody was p...
  19. Genotype shift in human coronavirus OC43 and emergence of a novel genotype by natural recombination.

    Journal of Infection 70(6):641 (2015) PMID 25530469

    Human coronavirus (HCoV) OC43 is the most prevalent HCoV in respiratory tract infections. Its molecular epidemiological characterization, particularly the genotyping, was poorly addressed. The full-length spike (S), RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp), and nucleocapsid (N) genes were amplified f...
  20. Magnetoelectric effect of CoFe2O4/Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 composite ceramics sintered via spark plasma sintering technology

    Ceramics International 41(5):6676 (2015)

    Magnetoelectric (ME) ceramic composites of CoFe2O4 (CFO) and Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 (PZT) with varied composition ratios were sintered using a spark plasma sintering (SPS) method. The characterization of the ceramic compositions and morphologies revealed an even distribution of the CFO and PZT ph...