1. The effects of acupuncture treatment on the right frontoparietal network in migraine without aura patients.

    The Journal of Headache and Pain 16(1):518 (2015) PMID 25916336 PMCID PMC4411327

    Functional and structural abnormalities in resting-state brain networks in migraine patients have been confirmed by previous functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies. However, few studies focusing on the neural responses of therapeutic treatment on migraine have been conducted. In th...
  2. One-step green synthesis of non-hazardous dicarboxyl cellulose flocculant and its flocculation activity evaluation.

    Journal of Hazardous Materials 296:1 (2015) PMID 25897798

    The waste management of used flocculants is a thorny issue in the field of wastewater treatment. To natural cellulose based flocculants, utilization of hazardous cellulose solvent and simplification of synthetic procedure are the two urgent problems needing to be further improved. In this work, ...
  3. Sustained release of hydrophobic drugs by the microfluidic assembly of multistage microgel/poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) nanoparticle composites.

    Biomicrofluidics 9(5):052601 (2015) PMID 25825623 PMCID PMC4376756

    The poor solubility of many newly discovered drugs has resulted in numerous challenges for the time-controlled release of therapeutics. In this study, an advanced drug delivery platform to encapsulate and deliver hydrophobic drugs, consisting of poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticle...
  4. Transgenic cattle produced by nuclear transfer of fetal fibroblasts carrying Ipr1 gene at a specific locus.

    Theriogenology 84(4):608 (2015) PMID 25998271

    This study aimed to assess the effects of the intracellular pathogen resistance 1 (Ipr1) transgene on preventing infection of Mycobacterium bovis in cattle. A specific expression vector for the Ipr1 gene was constructed and inserted in the genome between surfactant protein A and methionine adeno...
  5. Hepatoprotective effect of juglone on dimethylnitrosamine‑induced liver fibrosis and its effect on hepatic antioxidant defence and the expression levels of α‑SMA and collagen III.

    Molecular Medicine Reports 12(3):4095 (2015) PMID 26126609

    The present study aimed to investigate the antifibrotic effects of juglone on dimethylnitrosamine (DMN)‑induced fibrosis in rats. Juglone, which is a quinone, significantly decreased DMN‑induced rat hepatic fibrosis, which was associated with increased superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity, decrea...
  6. Efficacy of coenzyme Q10 in mitigating spinal cord injury‑induced osteoporosis.

    Molecular Medicine Reports 12(3):3909 (2015) PMID 26016719

    Spinal cord injury (SCI)‑induced osteoporosis may cause mild trauma to bone and increase the risk of bone fracture. The present study aimed to investigate the efficacy of coenzyme Q (CoQ10) on SCI‑induced osteoporosis in rats. SCI was induced by surgical transection of the cord at the T10‑12 lev...
  7. On the divisibility of the truncated hypergeometric function [formula omitted]

    Journal of Number Theory 153:346 (2015)

    Suppose that p is an odd prime and α,β are prime to p. We prove that p2 divides the truncated hypergeometric functionF23[αβ1−α−β11|1]p provided 〈α〉p+〈β〉p≤p, where 〈α〉p denotes the least non-negative residue of α modulo p.
  8. Neuroglia and their roles in central respiratory control; an overview.

    Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A:... 186:83 (2015) PMID 25634606

    While once viewed as mere housekeepers, providing structural and metabolic support for neurons, it is now clear that neuroglia do much more. Phylogenetically, they have undergone enormous proliferation and diversification as central nervous systems grew in their complexity. In addition, they: i)...
  9. In vitro and in vivo characterization of a new recombinant antimicrobial peptide, MP1102, against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

    Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 99(15):6255 (2015) PMID 25620367

    Currently, more antimicrobial drug candidates are urgently needed to combat the rise in drug-resistance among pathogenic microbes. A new antimicrobial peptide, MP1102, a variant of NZ2114, was designed, evaluated, and overexpressed in Pichia pastoris. The total secreted protein in cultures reach...
  10. Chronic Supplementation of Curcumin Enhances the Efficacy of Antidepressants in Major Depressive Disorder: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study.

    Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology 35(4):406 (2015) PMID 26066335

    Major depressive disorder is a devastating mental illness leading to a lifetime prevalence of higher than 16% on individuals. The treatment delay and inevitable adverse effects are major limitations of current depression interventions. Emerging evidence indicates that curcumin produced significa...
  11. The complete mitochondrial genome of the Trachinotus ovatus (Teleostei, Carangidae).

    Mitochondrial DNA 26(4):644 (2015) PMID 24090004

    We present the complete mitochondrial genome of the Trachinotus ovatus in this study. The mitochondrial genome is 16,563 bp long and consists of 13 protein-coding genes, two rRNA genes, 22 tRNA genes and a control region. The gene order and composition of T. ovatus mitochondrial genome was simil...
  12. Minocycline attenuates pain by inhibiting spinal microglia activation in diabetic rats.

    Molecular Medicine Reports 12(2):2677 (2015) PMID 25955348

    The mechanisms associated with diabetes‑induced neuropathic pain are complex and poorly understood. In order to understand the involvement of spinal microglia activity in diabetic pain, the present study investigated whether minocycline treatment is able to attenuate diabetic pain using a rat mo...
  13. Discovery of a novel class anti-proliferative agents and potential inhibitors of EGFR tyrosine kinases based on 4-anilinotetrahydropyrido[4,3-d]pyrimidine scaffold: Design, synthesis and biological evaluations.

    Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry 23(15):4591 (2015) PMID 26122771

    A novel series of 4-arylamino-6/7-substituted-5,6,7,8-tetrahydropyrido[4,3-d]pyrimidines were designed, synthesized and their biological activities as the potential anti-proliferative agents and EGFR kinase inhibitors were evaluated. Both of N-acrylamide fragment in THPPs and 4-aniline groups wi...
  14. New Comparative Analysis Based on the Secondary Structure of SSU-rRNA Gene Reveals the Evolutionary Trend and the Family-Genus Characters of Mobilida (Ciliophora, Peritrichia).

    Current Microbiology 71(2):259 (2015) PMID 26037381

    In order to reveal the structural evolutionary trend of Mobilida ciliates, twenty-six SSU-rRNA sequences of mobilid species, including seven ones newly sequenced in the present work, were used for comparative phylogenic analysis based on the RNA secondary structure. The research results indicate...
  15. Inhibition of heat shock protein 90 suppresses squamous carcinogenic progression in a mouse model of esophageal cancer.

    Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology 141(8):1405 (2015) PMID 25563492

    Heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90), a potential therapeutic target, has been widely recognized in vitro and in vivo in immunodeficient mice. Here, we aimed to evaluate the role of Hsp90 in an immunocompetent mouse model of esophageal squamous cell cancer (ESCC). The carcinogen 4-nitroquinoline 1-oxid...
  16. Molecular cloning of the insulin-like growth factor 3 and difference in the expression of igf genes in orange-spotted grouper (Epinephelus coioides).

    Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B:... 186:68 (2015) PMID 25899860

    Insulin-like growth factor (Igf) is the key regulator for development, growth, and reproduction. In most vertebrate species, the Igf family has two forms: Igf1 and Igf2. A novel form of Igf, termed Igf3, was recently discovered in fish. In the present study, we isolated igf3 from the orange-spot...
  17. Dissecting Molecular Evolution in the Highly Diverse Plant Clade Caryophyllales Using Transcriptome Sequencing.

    Molecular Biology and Evolution 32(8):2001 (2015) PMID 25837578

    Many phylogenomic studies based on transcriptomes have been limited to "single-copy" genes due to methodological challenges in homology and orthology inferences. Only a relatively small number of studies have explored analyses beyond reconstructing species relationships. We sampled 69 transcript...
  18. In Situ Formation of ZnO in Graphene: A Facile Way To Produce a Smooth and Highly Conductive Electron Transport Layer for Polymer Solar Cells.

    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 7(29):16078 (2015) PMID 26143932

    A novel electron transport layer (ETL) based on zinc oxide@graphene:ethyl cellulose (ZnO@G:EC) nanocomposite is prepared by in situ formation of zinc oxide (ZnO) nanocrystals in a graphene matrix to improve the performance of polymer solar cells. Liquid ultrasound exfoliation by ethyl cellulose ...
  19. Erratum: The draft genome of the grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idellus) provides insights into its evolution and vegetarian adaptation.

    Nature Genetics 47(8):962 (2015) PMID 26220136

  20. CXCR4 Regulates Extra-Medullary Myeloma through Epithelial-Mesenchymal-Transition-like Transcriptional Activation.

    Cell Reports 12(4):622 (2015) PMID 26190113

    Extra-medullary disease (EMD) in multiple myeloma (MM) is associated with poor prognosis and resistance to chemotherapy. However, molecular alterations that lead to EMD have not been well defined. We developed bone marrow (BM)- and EMD-prone MM syngeneic cell lines; identified that epithelial-to...