1. Atomic layer deposition of Co3O4 on carbon nanotubes/carbon cloth for high-capacitance and ultrastable supercapacitor electrode.

    Nanotechnology 26(9):094001 (2015) PMID 25665549

    Co3O4 nanolayers have been successfully deposited on a flexible carbon nanotubes/carbon cloth (CC) substrate by atomic layer deposition. Much improved capacitance and ultra-long cycling life are achieved when the CNTs@Co3O4/CC is tested as a supercapacitor electrode. The improvement can be from ...
  2. Atomic layer deposition of Co3O4 on carbon nanotubes/carbon cloth for high-capacitance and ultrastable supercapacitor electrode.

    Nanotechnology 26(9):094001 (2015) PMID 25665549

    Co3O4 nanolayers have been successfully deposited on a flexible carbon nanotubes/carbon cloth (CC) substrate by atomic layer deposition. Much improved capacitance and ultra-long cycling life are achieved when the CNTs@Co3O4/CC is tested as a supercapacitor electrode. The improvement can be from ...
  3. Characterization of fluorescent-dissolved organic matter and identification of specific fluorophores in textile effluents.

    Environmental Science and Pollution Research In... 22(6):4183 (2015) PMID 25277708

    This study focused on the characterization of fluorescent-dissolved organic matter and identification of specific fluorophores in textile effluents. Samples from different textile wastewater treatment plants were characterized by high-performance liquid chromatography and size exclusion chromato...
  4. Reliability and validity of a physical activity scale among urban pregnant women in eastern China.

    Asia-Pacific journal of public health / Asia-Pa... 27(2):NP1208 (2015) PMID 22593216

    This study aimed to determine the reliability and validity of the physical activity scale adapted from a Danish scale for assessing physical activity among urban pregnant women in eastern China. Participants recruited in an urban setting of eastern China were asked to complete the physical activ...
  5. Molecular packing and n-channel thin film transistors of chlorinated cyclobuta[1,2-b:3,4-b']diquinoxalines.

    Chemical Communications 51(20):4275 (2015) PMID 25672495

    Novel chlorinated cyclobuta[1,2-b:3,4-b']diquinoxalines were synthesized and investigated in the solid state. It is found that their molecular packing can be tuned by varying the number and position of chlorine substituents, and 2,8-dichloro-cyclobuta[1,2-b:3,4-b']diquinoxaline either in pure fo...
  6. Plasma Big Endothelin-1 Level and the Severity of New-onset Stable Coronary Artery Disease.

    Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis 22(2):126 (2015) PMID 25195814

    To investigate the usefulness of the plasma big endothelin-1 (big ET-1) level in predicting the severity of new-onset stable angiography-proven coronary artery disease (CAD). A total of 963 consecutive stable CAD patients with more than 50% stenosis in at least one main vessel were enrolled. The...
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  7. Urinary enterolactone is associated with obesity and metabolic alteration in men in the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001-10.

    British Journal of Nutrition 113(4):683 (2015) PMID 25634494

    Phyto-oestrogens are a family of plant-derived xeno-oestrogens that have been shown to prevent cancer in some studies. Whether phyto-oestrogen intake affects obesity status in a population is still unclear. In the present cross-sectional study, we examined the association of urinary phyto-oestro...
  8. CRL4DCAF1 is required in activated oocytes for follicle maintenance and ovulation.

    Molecular Human Reproduction 21(2):195 (2015) PMID 25371539

    In mammals, oocytes within the primordial follicles require a number of essential factors to maintain their survival. However, the survival factors for activated oocytes have been poorly characterized. Recently we reported that damaged DNA binding protein-1 (DDB1), the linker subunit of the cull...
  9. Protein Kinase A Rescues Microtubule Affinity-regulating Kinase 2-induced Microtubule Instability and Neurite Disruption by Phosphorylating Serine 409.

    Journal of Biological Chemistry 290(5):3149 (2015) PMID 25512381

    Microtubule affinity-regulating kinase 2 (MARK2)/PAR-1b and protein kinase A (PKA) are both involved in the regulation of microtubule stability and neurite outgrowth, but whether a direct cross-talk exists between them remains unclear. Here, we found the disruption of microtubule and neurite out...
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  10. Protein Kinase A Rescues Microtubule Affinity-regulating Kinase 2-induced Microtubule Instability and Neurite Disruption by Phosphorylating Serine 409.

    Journal of Biological Chemistry 290(5):3149 (2015) PMID 25512381 PMCID PMC4317040

    Microtubule affinity-regulating kinase 2 (MARK2)/PAR-1b and protein kinase A (PKA) are both involved in the regulation of microtubule stability and neurite outgrowth, but whether a direct cross-talk exists between them remains unclear. Here, we found the disruption of microtubule and neurite out...
  11. The synthesis of multi-structured SnS nanocrystals toward enhanced performance for photovoltaic devices.

    Nanoscale 7(3):867 (2015) PMID 25341192

    The synthesis of multi-scale SnS nanostructures with favorable fluorescence is facilely accomplished via a well-excogitated gentle process, involving simple precursors, stabilized chemical medium and primitive ligand exchange. The fabricated SnS nanocrystals can be adopted as hole transporting m...
  12. Use of pulmonary artery catheter in coronary artery bypass graft. Costs and long-term outcomes.

    PLoS ONE 10(2):e0117610 (2015) PMID 25689312 PMCID PMC4331497

    Pulmonary artery catheters (PAC) are used widely to monitor hemodynamics in patients undergoing coronary bypass graft (CABG) surgery. However, recent studies have raised concerns regarding both the effectiveness and safety of PAC. Therefore, our aim was to determine the effects of the use of PAC...
  13. Taxane-cisplatin-fluorouracil as induction chemotherapy for advanced head and neck cancer: a meta-analysis of the 5-year efficacy and safety.

    SpringerPlus 4:208 (2015) PMID 25977896 PMCID PMC4422827

    The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of taxane (docetaxel or paclitaxel), cisplatin, and fluorouracil (Tax-PF) with cisplatin plus fluorouracil (PF) regimen by a meta-analysis of data retrieved from the literature. Seven randomized clinical trials were identified, w...
  14. Effects of preconception counseling on maternal health care of migrant women in China: a community-based, cross-sectional survey.

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 15(1):55 (2015) PMID 25880393 PMCID PMC4353459

    Migrants have long been a disadvantaged group in China's health care system, especially in terms of maternal health care. Many studies have explored the factors associated with a lack of maternal health care and found many determinants, including social, economic, behavioral, and environmental f...
  15. The association of adiponectin gene promoter variations with non-small cell lung cancer in a Han Chinese population.

    PLoS ONE 10(5):e0127751 (2015) PMID 26018909 PMCID PMC4446305

    Recently, in vitro studies have demonstrated that adiponectin has antiangiogenic and tumor growth-limiting properties. Additionally, serum adiponectin levels have been associated with the risk of several cancers; specifically, serum adiponectin was significantly lower in lung cancer patients wit...
  16. Use of pulmonary artery catheter in coronary artery bypass graft. Costs and long-term outcomes.

    PLoS ONE 10(2):e0117610 (2015) PMID 25689312 PMCID PMC4331497

    Pulmonary artery catheters (PAC) are used widely to monitor hemodynamics in patients undergoing coronary bypass graft (CABG) surgery. However, recent studies have raised concerns regarding both the effectiveness and safety of PAC. Therefore, our aim was to determine the effects of the use of PAC...
  17. Use of pulmonary artery catheter in coronary artery bypass graft. Costs and long-term outcomes.

    PLoS ONE 10(2):e0117610 (2015) PMID 25689312

    Pulmonary artery catheters (PAC) are used widely to monitor hemodynamics in patients undergoing coronary bypass graft (CABG) surgery. However, recent studies have raised concerns regarding both the effectiveness and safety of PAC. Therefore, our aim was to determine the effects of the use of PAC...
  18. Excellent resistive switching properties of atomic layer-deposited Al2O3/HfO2/Al2O3 trilayer structures for non-volatile memory applications.

    Nanoscale Research Letters 10:135 (2015) PMID 25852426 PMCID PMC4385330

    We have demonstrated a flexible resistive random access memory unit with trilayer structure by atomic layer deposition (ALD). The device unit is composed of Al2O3/HfO2/Al2O3-based functional stacks on TiN-coated Si substrate. The cross-sectional HRTEM image and XPS depth profile of Al2O3/HfO2/Al...
  19. Plasma insulin-like growth factor 1 is associated with cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease.

    Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders 93(5-6):251 (2015) PMID 25661865

    The aim of this study was to test plasma insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) change in Parkinson's disease (PD) and essential tremor (ET), and assess the association of plasma IGF-1 level with motor and nonmotor symptoms in PD and ET. Plasma IGF-1 was measured in 100 PD patients, 40 ET patients...
  20. Naturally occurring arbutin derivatives and their bioactivities.

    Chemistry & Biodiversity 12(1):54 (2015) PMID 25641837