Rapid and facile ratiometric detection of an anthrax biomarker by regulating energy transfer process in bio-metal-organic framework.
Biosensors and Bioelectronics 85:287 (2016)
A ratiometric fluorescent sensor based on luminescent bio-metal-organic framework was prepared by exchanging both Tb(3+) and Eu(3+) cations into anionic bio-MOF-1. Due to a highly efficient energy transfer from Tb(3+) to Eu(3+) (>89%), emission color of Tb/Eu@bio-MOF-1 was orange-red even though...
Synthesis, characterization, and antibacterial activity of chitosan/TiO2 nanocomposite against Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae.
Carbohydrate polymers 152:825 (2016)
This present study deals with synthesis, characterization and antibacterial activity of chitosan/TiO2 nanocomposites. Results indicated that chitosan/TiO2 nanocomposite at the ratio of 1:5 showed the strongest inhibition in growth of rice bacterial pathogen Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo). F...
Properties of nanocellulose isolated from corncob residue using sulfuric acid, formic acid, oxidative and mechanical methods.
Carbohydrate polymers 151:716 (2016)
In this work, nanocellulose was extracted from bleached corncob residue (CCR), an underutilized lignocellulose waste from furfural industry, using four different methods (i.e. sulfuric acid hydrolysis, formic acid (FA) hydrolysis, 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl (TEMPO)-mediated oxidation, ...
Nanogels fabricated from bovine serum albumin and chitosan via self-assembly for delivery of anticancer drug.
Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 146:107 (2016)
In this study, bovine serum albumin (BSA) and chitosan (CS) were used to prepare BSA-CS nanogels by a simple green self-assembly technique. Then the nanogels were successfully used to entrap doxorubicin hydrochloride (DOX) with an entrapment ratio of 46.3%, aiming to realize the slow-release eff...
Papillary meningioma: an aggressive variant meningioma with clinical features and treatment: a retrospective study of 10 cases.
International Journal of Neuroscience 126(10):878 (2016)
Papillary meningioma is a rare subtype of malignant meningiomas. The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the clinical, radiological, histopathological features and prognosis for papillary meningioma at our institutions.
Ten patients with clinically, radiologically and histopatholo...
CTRP9 induces mitochondrial biogenesis and protects high glucose-induced endothelial oxidative damage via AdipoR1 -SIRT1- PGC-1α activation.
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communicat... 477(4):685 (2016)
Vascular lesions caused by endothelial dysfunction are the most common and serious complication of diabetes. The vasoactive potency of CTRP9 has been reported in our previous study via nitric oxide (NO) production. However, the effect of CTRP9 on vascular endothelial cells remains unknown. This ...
Antimicrobial application of nanofibrous mats self-assembled with chitosan and epigallocatechin gallate.
Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 145:643 (2016)
Cellulose electrospun nanofibrous mats coated with bilayers of chitosan (CS) and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) or with bilayers of CS-rectorite (REC) composite (CS-REC) and EGCG were fabricated via layer-by-layer (LBL) self-assembly technique. LBL-structured cellulose nanofibers still maintain...
Effects of ghrelin on the apoptosis of human neutrophils in vitro.
International Journal of Molecular Medicine 38(3):794 (2016)
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is characterized by lung inflammation and the diffuse infiltration of neutrophils into the alveolar space. Neutrophils are abundant, short-lived leukocytes that play a key role in immune defense against microbial infections. These cells die via apoptosi...
Curcumin attenuates quinocetone induced apoptosis and inflammation via the opposite modulation of Nrf2/HO-1 and NF-kB pathway in human hepatocyte L02 cells.
Food and Chemical Toxicology 95:52 (2016)
The potential toxicity of quinocetone (QCT) has raised widely concern, but its mechanism is still unclear. This study aimed to investigate the protective effect of curcumin on QCT induced apoptosis and the underlying mechanism in human hepatocyte L02 cells. The results showed that QCT treatment ...
Serum uric acid and mortality in chronic kidney disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Metabolism 65(9):1326 (2016)
Studies have shown inconsistent results about the association between serum uric acid levels and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
A systematic literature search in MEDLINE, Web of Science and bibliographies of retrieved articles was performed to identify studies investiga...
Resveratrol inhibits phosphorylation within the signal transduction and activator of transcription 3 signaling pathway by activating sirtuin 1 in SW1353 chondrosarcoma cells.
Molecular Medicine Reports 14(3):2685 (2016)
The present study assessed the mechanism by which resveratrol (Res) inhibits the growth of SW1353 chondrosarcoma cells and examined whether sirtuin 1 (Sirt1) activation affects phosphorylation within the signal transduction and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) signaling pathway. The present ...
Co-evolution of Hormone Metabolism and Signaling Networks Expands Plant Adaptive Plasticity.
Cell 166(4):881 (2016)
Classically, hormones elicit specific cellular responses by activating dedicated receptors. Nevertheless, the biosynthesis and turnover of many of these hormone molecules also produce chemically related metabolites. These molecules may also possess hormonal activities; therefore, one or more may...
Nonplanar Monocyanines: Meso-Substituted Thiazole Orange with High Photostability and Their Synthetic Strategy as well as a Cell Association Study.
Journal of Organic Chemistry 81(15):6303 (2016)
A convenient approach for the direct synthesis of meso-substituted thiazole orange (meso-TO) analogues has been unprecedentedly developed through the AlCl3-catalyzed reaction of parent TO with benzyl alcohol derivatives. Single-crystal X-ray structures show that the prepared new meso-TO analogue...
One-Pot Cascade Reactions Leading to Pyrido[2',1':2,3]imidazo[4,5-c][1,2,3]triazolo[1,5-a]quinolines under Bimetallic Relay Catalysis with Air as the Oxidant.
Journal of Organic Chemistry 81(15):6357 (2016)
In this paper, we report an efficient one-pot synthesis of 1,2,3-triazole/quinoline-fused imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines starting from 2-(2-bromophenyl)imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines, alkynes, and sodium azide. This novel method involves a one-pot bimetallic relay-catalyzed cascade process combining azide-alk...
A Study of Different Doped Metal Cations on the Physicochemical Properties and Catalytic Activities of Ce20 M1 Ox (M=Zr, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Sn) Composite Oxides for Nitric Oxide Reduction by Carbon Monoxide.
Chemistry An Asian Journal 11(15):2144 (2016)
This work is mainly focused on investigating the effects of different doped metal cations on the formation of Ce20 M1 Ox (M=Zr, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Sn) composite oxides and their physicochemical and catalytic properties for NO reduction by CO as a model reaction. The obtained samples were characteri...
Comparative proteomic analysis reveals the positive effect of exogenous spermidine on photosynthesis and salinity tolerance in cucumber seedlings.
Plant Cell Reports 35(8):1769 (2016)
Our results based on proteomics data and physiological alterations proposed the putative mechanism of exogenous Spd enhanced salinity tolerance in cucumber seedlings. Current studies showed that exogenous spermidine (Spd) could alleviate harmful effects of salinity. It is important to increase o...
Multi-omics analysis of niche specificity provides new insights into ecological adaptation in bacteria.
ISME Journal 10(8):2072 (2016)
Different lifestyles, ranging from a saprophyte to a pathogen, have been reported in bacteria of one species. Here, we performed genome-wide survey of the ecological adaptation in four Burkholderia seminalis strains, distinguished by their origin as part of the saprophytic microbial community of...
Was an epidemic of gonorrhoea among heterosexuals attending an Adelaide sexual health services associated with variations in sex work policing policy?
Sexually Transmitted Infections 92(5):377 (2016)
A review of historical trends in gonococcal diagnoses made at the Adelaide Sexual Health Clinic (ASHC), South Australia, identified a substantial rise in diagnoses among heterosexuals between 2006 and 2010. Sex work is illegal in South Australia, regulated in Victoria and legal in New South Wale...
SCLERAL AND CHOROIDAL THICKNESS IN SECONDARY HIGH AXIAL MYOPIA.
Retina 36(8):1579 (2016)
To assess differences in scleral and choroidal thickness between eyes with secondary high axial myopia caused by congenital glaucoma, eyes with primary high axial myopia, and nonhighly myopic eyes.
The study consisted of 301 Chinese individuals with a mean age of 23.9 ± 22.6 years and mean axial...
Jia-Shen decoction-medicated serum inhibits angiotensin-II induced cardiac fibroblast proliferation via the TGF-β1/Smad signaling pathway.
Molecular Medicine Reports 14(2):1610 (2016)
Jia-Shen decoction (JSD) is a traditional Chinese medicine, which is used widely to treat chronic heart failure. However, the underlying mechanism remains to be elucidated. The present study aimed to investigate the mechanism underlying the effects of JSD on cardiac fibroblast (CF) proliferation...