The complete mitochondrial genome of Pimephales promelas (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae).
Mitochondrial DNA Part A 27(5):3711 (2016)
The fathead minnow, Pimephales promelas, is an ecological important fish distributed across North America. In this study, we firstly assembled the complete mitochondrial genome of P. promelas. The mitogenome is 16 709 bp in length, including 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), 22 transfer RNA (tRNA)...
Renoprotective effects of berberine and its potential effect on the expression of β-arrestins and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 in streptozocin-diabetic nephropathy rats.
Journal Of Diabetes 8(5):693 (2016)
Berberine has been shown to exert protective effects against diabetic nephropathy (DN), but the mechanisms involved have not been fully characterized. The aim of the present study was to explore the effects of berberine on the expression of β-arrestins, intercellular cell adhesion molecule-1 (IC...
Optical Bloch oscillations and Zener tunneling of Airy beams in ionic-type photonic lattices.
Optics Express 24(16):18332 (2016)
We report on the existence of optical Bloch oscillations (OBOs) and Zener tunneling (ZT) of Airy beams in ionic-type photonic lattices with a refractive index ramp. Different from their counterparts in uniform lattices, Airy beams undergoing OBOs show an alternatively switched concave and convex...
Transarterial embolization in the management of intractable epistaxis: the angiographic findings and results based on etiologies.
Acta Oto-Laryngologica 136(8):864 (2016)
Transarterial embolization (TAE) appears to be a safe and effective treatment for patients with intractable epistaxis, despite different etiologies or angiography findings. Idiopathic epistaxis is prone to present with negative angiographic findings.
To retrospectively evaluate the safety and ef...
Long-term outcomes of cruroplasty reinforcement with composite versus biologic mesh for gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Surgical Endoscopy 30(7):2865 (2016)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the issue of improvement of disadvantages of different type meshes.
A retrospective analysis was performed on 101 gastroesophageal reflux disease patients who underwent reinforcement of crura with or without prosthetic mesh. Three types of mesh, 4-ply biolog...
Luminous efficacy enhancement of ultraviolet-excited white light-emitting diodes through multilayered phosphor-in-glass.
Applied Optics 55(18):4933 (2016)
To enhance the luminous efficacy of ultraviolet-excited white light-emitting diodes (WLEDs), a novel packaging structure that is based on a multilayered red, green, and blue (RGB) phosphor-in-glass (PiG) was proposed. The RGB PiG was prepared by screenprinting and low temperature sintering, and ...
Facile and environmentally friendly synthesis of ultrathin nickel hydroxide nanosheets with excellent supercapacitor performances.
Nanoscale 8(23):11797 (2016)
In this article, we report a facile and environmentally friendly glutamic acid-assisted hydrothermal strategy for the preparation of ultrathin two-dimensional (2D) β-Ni(OH)2 nanosheets with a thickness of about 2 nm, which exhibit a maximum specific capacitance of 2537.4 F g(-1) at a current den...
Single objective light-sheet microscopy for high-speed whole-cell 3D super-resolution.
Biomedical Optics Express 7(6):2219 (2016)
We have developed a method for performing light-sheet microscopy with a single high numerical aperture lens by integrating reflective side walls into a microfluidic chip. These 45° side walls generate light-sheet illumination by reflecting a vertical light-sheet into the focal plane of the objec...
A miniature shoe-mounted orientation determination system for accurate indoor heading and trajectory tracking.
Review of Scientific Instrument 87(6):065008 (2016)
Tracking the position of pedestrian is urgently demanded when the most commonly used GPS (Global Position System) is unavailable. Benefited from the small size, low-power consumption, and relatively high reliability, micro-electro-mechanical system sensors are well suited for GPS-denied indoor p...
A genome-wide association study reveals novel elite allelic variations in seed oil content of Brassica napus.
Theoretical and Applied Genetics 129(6):1203 (2016)
A set of additive loci for seed oil content were identified using association mapping and one of the novel loci on the chromosome A5 was validated by linkage mapping. Increasing seed oil content is one of the most important goals in the breeding of oilseed crops including Brassica napus, yet the...
Generation of perfect vectorial vortex beams.
Optics Letters 41(10):2205 (2016)
We propose the concept of perfect vectorial vortex beams (VVBs), which not merely have intensity profile independent of the polarization order and the topological charge of spiral phase, but also have stable intensity profile and state of polarization (SoP) upon propagation. Utilizing a Sagnac i...
Design, synthesis, molecular docking studies and anti-HBV activity of phenylpropanoid derivatives.
Chemico-Biological Interactions 251:1 (2016)
In this work, a series of phenylpropanoid derivatives were synthesized, and their anti-hepatitis B virus (HBV) activity was evaluated. Most of the synthesized derivatives showed effective anti-HBV activity. And compound 4d-3 showed the most effective anti-HBV activity, performing strong potent i...
Flexible nanofiber-coupled hybrid plasmonic Bragg grating.
Optics Express 24(9):9316 (2016)
We report a hybrid plasmonic Bragg grating composed of a nanofiber coupled with orthogonally oriented metal strips. Numerical simulations are performed to study the transmission and reflection spectra of the grating. It shows that the TM polarization has much stronger Bragg reflection due to the...
Stimulated Brillouin laser and frequency comb generation in high-Q microbubble resonators.
Optics Letters 41(8):1736 (2016)
We report on the stimulated Brillouin laser (SBL) and over-dense frequency comb generation in high-Q microbubble resonators (MBRs). Both first-order and cascaded SBL are achieved due to the rich high-order axial modes in the MBRs, although the free spectral range (FSR) of azimuthal mode of the M...
In vitro effects of nicotine on the non-small-cell lung cancer line A549.
JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Assoc... 66(4):368 (2016)
To investigate in vitro effects of nicotine on the non-small-cell lung cancer line A549.
The case-control study was conducted at the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University from 1st January to 30th June, 2014 and comprised A549 cells which were treated with a series of concentrations of...
Evidence for a Causal Contribution of Macaque Vestibular, But Not Intraparietal, Cortex to Heading Perception.
Journal of Neuroscience 36(13):3789 (2016)
Multisensory convergence of visual and vestibular signals has been observed within a network of cortical areas involved in representing heading. Vestibular-dominant heading tuning has been found in the macaque parietoinsular vestibular cortex (PIVC) and the adjacent visual posterior sylvian (VPS...
Intrinsic polarization control in rectangular GaN nanowire lasers.
Nanoscale 8(10):5682 (2016)
We demonstrate intrinsic, linearly polarized lasing from single GaN nanowires using cross-sectional shape control. A two-step top-down fabrication approach was employed to create straight nanowires with controllable rectangular cross-sections. A clear lasing threshold of 444 kW cm(-2) and a narr...
Microwave Ablation: The Differences Between Biliary Cirrhosis and Normal Porcine Liver Using a Cooled-tip Electrode.
Anticancer Research 36(3):1221 (2016)
To elucidate the difference in both in vivo and ex vivo microwave ablation in a biliary cirrhotic porcine liver model using a cooled-tip electrode.
Microwave ablation with cooled-tip electrode was conducted under laparotomy. Morphological and pathological characteristics of the ablated areas wer...
[Association between IL1R1 gene polymorphisms and childhood asthma].
Zhongguo dang dai er ke za zhi = Chinese journa... 18(3):243 (2016)
To investigate the association of two single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in IL1R1 gene (rs1558641 and rs949963) with the susceptibility to asthma in children from Central China.
A case-control study was performed in the asthma group and the control group, consisting of 208 children with asth...
SOT1, a pentatricopeptide repeat protein with a small MutS-related domain, is required for correct processing of plastid 23S-4.5S rRNA precursors in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Plant Journal 85(5):607 (2016)
Ribosomal RNA processing is essential for plastid ribosome biogenesis, but is still poorly understood in higher plants. Here, we show that SUPPRESSOR OF THYLAKOID FORMATION1 (SOT1), a plastid-localized pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) protein with a small MutS-related domain, is required for matur...