1. Preclinical modeling and multimodality imaging of chronic myocardial infarction in minipigs induced by novel interventional embolization technique.

    EJNMMI Research 6(1):59 (2016) PMID 27393423 PMCID PMC4938836

    This study was designed to establish a chronic myocardial infarction (MI) model in minipigs with a novel coronary sequential balloons-sponge embolism technique. Eighteen healthy minipigs (25-30 kg) were randomly divided into three groups for left anterior descending artery (LAD) occlusion: conve...
  2. Development and applications of molecularly imprinted polymers based on hydrophobic CdSe/ZnS quantum dots for optosensing of N(ε)-carboxymethyllysine in foods.

    Food Chemistry 211:34 (2016) PMID 27283604

    A novel molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) based on hydrophobic CdSe/ZnS quantum dots (HBQDs) was synthesized via an approach that combines MIPs for the selectivity and sensitivity with semiconductor HBQDs as optosensing material (HBQDs@MIP). Here, using a one-pot water-in-oil reverse microemul...
  3. Improved bioactivity of selective laser melting titanium: Surface modification with micro-/nano-textured hierarchical topography and bone regeneration performance evaluation.

    Materials Science and Engineering: C 68:229 (2016) PMID 27524017

    Selective laser melting (SLM) titanium requires surface modification to improve its bioactivity. The microrough surface of it can be utilized as the micro primary substrate to create a micro-/nano-textured topography for improved bone regeneration. In this study, the microrough SLM titanium subs...
  4. Isolation and prebiotic activity of water-soluble polysaccharides fractions from the bamboo shoots (Phyllostachys praecox).

    Carbohydrate polymers 151:295 (2016) PMID 27474570

    The water-soluble polysaccharides from bamboo shoots (Phyllostachys praecox) (WBP) were isolated, and the characterizations as well as prebiotic activities were investigated. The yield of WBP was 7.58±0.31% under optimal hot-water extraction conditions. Two fractions, i.e., WBP-1 and WBP-2 with ...
  5. Low molecular weight fucoidan modulates P-selectin and alleviates diabetic nephropathy.

    International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 91:233 (2016) PMID 27234491

    Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a serious microvascular complication that can lead to chronic and end-stage renal failure. It is understood that inflammation is associated with the onset and process of DN. Low molecular weight fucoidan (LMWF) isolated from Saccharina japonica has anti-inflammatory ...
  6. Purification and biochemical characterization of novel acidic chitinase from Paenicibacillus barengoltzii.

    International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 91:973 (2016) PMID 27320843

    The novel chitinase (PbChi67) from the marine bacterium Paenicibacillus barengoltzii CAU904 was purified and biochemically characterized. PbChi67 was purified to apparent homogeneity with 10.2 fold purification and 8.0% recovery yield. The molecular mass of the enzyme was 67.0kDa by SDS-PAGE and...
  7. Sensitive imaging and effective capture of Cu(2+): Towards highly efficient theranostics of Alzheimer's disease.

    Biomaterials 104:158 (2016) PMID 27454062

    As a distinct feature of Alzheimer's disease (AD), the presence of excess metal ions in the brain is most probably one of the main causative factors for the aggregation of β-Amyloid (Aβ) proteins. The design of nanoprobes for detection and control of ion concentrations will be of great importanc...
  8. The role of adrenergic activation on murine luteal cell viability and progesterone production.

    Theriogenology 86(5):1182 (2016) PMID 27173955

    Sympathetic innervations exist in mammalian CL. The action of catecholaminergic system on luteal cells has been the focus of a variety of studies. Norepinephrine (NE) increased progesterone secretion of cattle luteal cells by activating β-adrenoceptors. In this study, murine luteal cells were tr...
  9. Investigation of the anti‑asthmatic activity of Oridonin on a mouse model of asthma.

    Molecular Medicine Reports 14(3):2000 (2016) PMID 27431862

    Oridonin is an extract obtained from a traditional Chinese medicinal herb, Xihuangcao. Previous studies have demonstrated that Oridonin exerts various pharmaceutical effects, such as anti‑tumor and immunosuppressive effects, as well as modulating cytokine balance. The present study identified th...
  10. Isoalantolactone inhibits the migration and invasion of human breast cancer MDA-MB-231 cells via suppression of the p38 MAPK/NF-κB signaling pathway.

    Oncology Reports 36(3):1269 (2016) PMID 27461575

    Isoalantolactone is a bioactive sesquiterpene lactone isolated from the flowering plant Inula helenium L. This study was conducted to assess the anti-migratory and anti-invasive activities of isoalantolactone in MDA-MB-231 cells, and to explore the underlying mechanisms. Wound-healing and Transw...
  11. Transverse diameter of subglottis or cricoid: Which one should be used to choose the endotracheal tube?

    International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolary... 88:239 (2016) PMID 27426922

  12. Tracking the effect of microspheres size on the drug release from a microsphere/sucrose acetate isobutyrate (SAIB) hybrid depot in vitro and in vivo.

    Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy 42(9):1455 (2016) PMID 26790718

    The effects of particle size of microspheres on the drug release from a microsphere/sucrose acetate isobutyrate (SAIB) hybrid depot (m-SAIB) was investigated to develop a long-term sustained release drug delivery system with low burst release both in vitro and in vivo. A model drug, risperidone,...
  13. Extra carbohydrate binding module contributes to the processivity and catalytic activity of a non-modular hydrolase family 5 endoglucanase from Fomitiporia mediterranea MF3/22.

    Enzyme and Microbial Technology 91:42 (2016) PMID 27444328

    FmEG from Fomitiporia mediterranea is a non-modular endoglucanase composed of a 24-amino acids extension and 13-amino acids linker-like peptide at the N-terminus and a 312-amino acids GH5 catalytic domain (CD) at the C-terminus. In this study, six FmEG derivatives with deletion of N-terminal fra...
  14. Slit2‑Robo1 signaling promotes the adhesion, invasion and migration of tongue carcinoma cells via upregulating matrix metalloproteinases 2 and 9, and downregulating E‑cadherin.

    Molecular Medicine Reports 14(3):1901 (2016) PMID 27431199

    Whether Slit homologue 2 (Slit2) inhibits or promotes tumor cell migration remains controversial, and the role of Slit2‑Roundabout 1 (Robo1) signaling in oral cancer remains to be fully elucidated. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of Slit2‑Robo1 signaling in the adhesion,...
  15. TPGS-modified liposomes for the delivery of ginsenoside compound K against non-small cell lung cancer: formulation design and its evaluation in vitro and in vivo.

    Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology 68(9):1109 (2016) PMID 27368109

    This work aimed at preparing ginsenoside compound K (GCK)-loaded liposomes modified with TPGS (GCKT-liposomes) to enhance solubility and targeting capability of GCK, as well as inhibit the efflux of GCK from tumour cells. GCKT-liposomes were prepared by the thin-film hydration method and charact...
  16. Synthesis and evaluation of Cy5.5-Rit tracer for specific near-infrared fluorescence imaging of sentinel lymph node.

    Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters 26(17):4233 (2016) PMID 27497982

    Sentinel lymph nodes biopsy (SLNB) is a critically important technique to determine the metastatic status of primary breast cancer. Here we reported the new use of a conjugate, Cy5.5-Rituximab (Cy5.5-Rit), which is specific toward the CD20 receptor, as an imaging agent for non-invasive near-infr...
  17. Topotactic Consolidation of Monocrystalline CoZn Hydroxides for Advanced Oxygen Evolution Electrodes.

    Angewandte Chemie. International edition in Eng... 55(35):10326 (2016) PMID 27416988

    We present a room temperature topotactic consolidation of cobalt and zinc constituents into monocrystalline CoZn hydroxide nanosheets, by a localized corrosion of zinc foils with cobalt precursors. By virtue of similar lattice orientation and structure coordination, the hybrid hydroxides amalgam...
  18. Modeling the Biodegradation of Bacterial Community Assembly Linked Antibiotics in River Sediment Using a Deterministic-Stochastic Combined Model.

    Environmental Science & Technology 50(16):8788 (2016) PMID 27428250

    To understand the interaction between bacterial community assembly and the assembly linked antibiotics biodegradation, a unique model framework containing a Monod kinetic, a logistic kinetic, and a stochastic item was established to describe the biodegradation of bacterial community assembly lin...
  19. The effects of poly(zwitterions)s versus poly(ethylene glycol) surface coatings on the biodistribution of protein nanoparticles.

    Biomaterials Science 4(9):1351 (2016) PMID 27426309

    Zwitterionic poly(carboxybetaine) (PCB), poly(2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine) (PMPC) and non-ionic poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG), which have similar degrees of polymerization, were grafted to branched polyethyleneimine (PEI) to generate PCB-grafted PEI (PEI-PCB), PMPC-grafted PEI (PEI-PM...
  20. Turn-on near-infrared electrochemiluminescence sensing of thrombin based on resonance energy transfer between CdTe/CdS coresmall/shellthick quantum dots and gold nanorods.

    Biosensors and Bioelectronics 82:26 (2016) PMID 27031188

    Here we designed a near-infrared electrochemiluminescence (NECL) aptasensor for turn-on ultrasensitive determination of thrombin. It was based on the ECL resonance energy transfer (ECL-RET) of CdTe/CdS coresmall/shellthick quantum dots (QDs) to gold nanorods (AuNRs). AuNRs which functioned as EC...