1. Transglutaminase 3 protein modulates human esophageal cancer cell growth by targeting the NF-κB signaling pathway.

    Oncology Reports 36(3):1723 (2016) PMID 27430245

    It has recently been found that the expression of the transglutaminase 3 (TGM3) is significantly reduced in esophageal cancer (EC). However, the potential of TGM3 as a useful biomarker or as a molecular target for EC diagnosis and treatment is unclear. The aim of the present study was to explore...
  2. The chemical toxicity of cesium in Indian mustard (Brassica juncea L.) seedlings.

    Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 160:93 (2016) PMID 27156168

    To distinguish between the radiological and chemical effects of radiocesium, we study the chemical toxicity of cesium in the seedlings of Indian mustard (Brassica juncea L.). In this study, the experiment was designed in two factors and five levels random block design to investigate the interact...
  3. Expression profile of SIX family members correlates with clinic-pathological features and prognosis of breast cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

    Medicine (Baltimore) 95(27):e4085 (2016) PMID 27399099

    Sineoculis homeobox homolog (SIX) family proteins, including SIX1, SIX2, SIX3, SIX4, SIX5, and SIX6, have been implicated in the initiation and progression of breast cancer, but the role of each member in breast tumor is not fully understood. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to...
  4. The in vivo effects of a fraction from Dioscorea spongiosa on glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis.

    Journal of Ethnopharmacology 185:53 (2016) PMID 26979338

    In traditional Chinese medicines, osteoporosis was considered to be induced by the deficiency of kidney's function. The Rhizoma of Dioscorea spongiosa was one of the kidney tonifying and bone strengthening agent in the traditional usage and previous study had shown that its 90% ethanol fraction ...
  5. CuWO4 Nanoflake Array-Based Single-Junction and Heterojunction Photoanodes for Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation.

    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8(14):9211 (2016) PMID 27011376

    Over recent years, tremendous efforts have been invested in the search and development of active and durable semiconductor materials for photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting, particularly for photoanodes operating under a highly oxidizing environment. CuWO4 is an emerging candidate with su...
  6. Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery in a Cataractous Eye With Implantable Collamer Lens In Situ.

    Journal of Refractive Surgery 32(4):270 (2016) PMID 27070235

    To describe a 43-year-old man who presented with a nuclear cataract in the right eye after a previous collamer lens (Visian Implantable Collamer Lens [ICL]; STAAR Surgical, Monrovia, CA) implantation procedure. Case report. Before the ICL was removed, femtosecond-laser-assisted capsulotomy, crys...
  7. The antibacterial activity of syringopicroside, its metabolites and natural analogues from Syringae Folium.

    Fitoterapia 110:20 (2016) PMID 26912454

    In the present study, the in vitro antibacterial activity of an effective fraction (ESF) from Syringae Folium (SF) on Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was evaluated and then its in vivo activity was evaluated by using the MRSA-infected mouse peritonitis model. The ESF showed a ...
  8. Characterizations of bio-accumulations, subcellular distribution and chemical forms of cesium in Brassica juncea, and Vicia faba.

    Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 154:52 (2016) PMID 26854554

    We aim to investigate the tolerance and enrichment mechanism of cesium (Cs) in hyperaccumulation plants. In this study, Brassica juncea and Vicia faba were subjected to varying doses of Cs for 21 days to investigate the differences in bio-accumulations, subcellular distribution and chemical form...
  9. Mesoporous Hybrid Shells of Carbonized Polyaniline/Mn2O3 as Non-Precious Efficient Oxygen Reduction Reaction Catalyst.

    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8(9):6040 (2016) PMID 26881985

    Mesoporous hybrid shells of carbonized polyaniline (CPANI)/Mn2O3 with well-controlled diameter and high surface area have been synthesized through surface protected calcination processes. Originating from polystyrene template, PANI, MnO2, and SiO2 were sequentially loaded, followed by template r...
  10. The DACH/EYA/SIX gene network and its role in tumor initiation and progression.

    International Journal of Cancer 138(5):1067 (2016) PMID 26096807

    The functional abnormality of developmental genes is a common phenomenon in cancer initiation and progression. The retinal determination gene network (RDGN) is a key signal in Drosophila eye specification, and this conservative pathway is also required for the development of multiple organs in m...
  11. MicroRNA let-7i regulates dendritic cells maturation targeting interleukin-10 via the Janus kinase 1-signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 signal pathway subsequently induces prolonged cardiac allograft survival in rats.

    The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 35(3):378 (2016) PMID 26755202

    In this study, we investig1ated whether microRNA let-7i regulates dendric cell maturation targeting interleukin-10 (IL-10) via the Janus kinase 1-signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (JAK1-STAT3) signal pathway subsequently prolongs rat cardiac allograft survival. Quantitative real...
  12. Two Different Total Hip Arthroplasties for Hartofilakidis Type C1 Developmental Dysplasia of Hip in Adults.

    Chinese Medical Journal 129(3):289 (2016) PMID 26831230 PMCID PMC4799572

    Total hip arthroplasty (THA) in developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is more complex than the normal hip, with large replacement risks and many complications. Although nonosteotomy THA is convenient to perform, femoral osteotomy shortening can avoid blood vessel and nerve traction injuries. ...
  13. MiR-328 suppresses the survival of esophageal cancer cells by targeting PLCE1.

    Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communicat... 470(1):175 (2016) PMID 26773497

    Esophageal cancer (EC) is the sixth leading cause of death worldwide. Recent studies have highlighted the vital role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in EC development and diagnosis. In our study, qPCR analysis showed that miRNA-328 was expressed at significantly low levels in EC109 and EC9706 cells. The r...
  14. Collateral development and spinal motor reorganization after nerve injury and repair.

    American journal of translational research 8(7):2897 (2016) PMID 27508011 PMCID PMC4969427

    Functional recovery is often unsatisfactory after severe extended nerve defects or proximal nerve trunks injuries repaired by traditional repair methods, as the long regeneration distance for the regenerated axons to reinnervate their original target end-organs. The proximal nerve stump can rege...
  15. ANItools web: a web tool for fast genome comparison within multiple bacterial strains.

    Database 2016 (2016) PMID 27270714 PMCID PMC4911789

    Early classification of prokaryotes was based solely on phenotypic similarities, but modern prokaryote characterization has been strongly influenced by advances in genetic methods. With the fast development of the sequencing technology, the ever increasing number of genomic sequences per species...
  16. Incidence of venous thromboembolism and hemorrhage related safety studies of preoperative anticoagulation therapy in hip fracture patients undergoing surgical treatment: a case-control study.

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 17(1):76 (2016) PMID 26873584 PMCID PMC4752756

    Venous thromboembolism is a common postoperative complication following orthopedic surgeries, with morbid and potentially fatal consequences. Perioperative low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) therapy can reduce the incidence of venous thromboembolism, but may also increase the risk of bleeding c...
  17. Pre-exposure prophylaxis of HIV: A right way to go or a long way to go?

    Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology 44(1):201 (2016) PMID 25078629 PMCID PMC4312541

    Antiretroviral drugs are being tried as candidates for the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) against HIV for a considerable period, due to their potential for immediate inhibition of viral replication. Discrepancies in the findings called for a critical review of the relevant efforts and their out...
  18. Molecular Characterization of Two Fatty Acyl-CoA Reductase Genes From Phenacoccus solenopsis (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae).

    Journal of Insect Science (Tucson) 16(1) (2016) PMID 27271970 PMCID PMC4896463

    Fatty acyl-CoA reductases (FARs) are key enzymes involved in fatty alcohol synthesis. Here, we cloned and characterized full-length cDNAs of two FAR genes from the cotton mealybug, Phenacoccus solenopsis. The results showed PsFAR I and PsFAR II cDNAs were 1,584 bp and 1,515 bp in length respecti...
  19. 1p/19q codeletion and RET rearrangements in small-cell lung cancer.

    OncoTargets and Therapy 9:3571 (2016) PMID 27366094 PMCID PMC4913998

    The prognosis of small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) is poor despite reports suggesting modest improvement in survival. To date, chemotherapy remains the cornerstone treatment for SCLC patients, and many studies have focused on identifying the molecular characteristics of SCLC, which serve as the basi...
  20. Multiple liver focal fat sparing lesions with unexpectedly increased (18)F-FDG uptake mimicking metastases examined by ultrasound (18)F-FDG PET/CT and MRI.

    Hellenic journal of nuclear medicine 19(2):173 (2016) PMID 27331215

    Focal fatty liver disease is less common than the diffuse form and may be misdiagnosed as nodular liver lesions or even liver metastases. Here, we report a 19 years old male, asymptomatic with liver lesions detected by ultrasound on routine examination. Further examinations with computed tomogra...