1. Simulation Analysis on Photoelectric Conversion Characteristics of Silicon Nanowire Array Photoelectrodes.

    Nanoscale Research Letters 10(1):985 (2015) PMID 26123274 PMCID PMC4485660

    Semiconductor nanowire photoelectrochemical cells have attracted extensive attention in the light-conversion field owing to the low-cost preparation, excellent optical absorption, and short distance of carrier collection. Although there are numbers of experimental investigations to improve the d...
  2. Bioactivity-guided isolation of anti-hepatitis B virus active sesquiterpenoids from the traditional Chinese medicine: Rhizomes of Cyperus rotundus.

    Journal of Ethnopharmacology 171:131 (2015) PMID 26051832

    The rhizome of Cyperus rotundus (C. rotundus) is a well-known traditional Chinese medicine to cure hepatitis in many formulae, but the active components responsible for hepatitis have not been elucidated. According to our bioassay on HepG2.2.15 cell line in vitro, the ethanol extract of C. rotun...
  3. Quantifying viable Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Listeria monocytogenes simultaneously in raw shrimp.

    Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 99(15):6451 (2015) PMID 26048473

    A novel TaqMan-based multiplex real-time PCR method combined with propidium monoazide (PMA) treatment was firstly developed for the simultaneous quantification of viable Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Listeria monocytogenes in raw shrimp. The optimization of PMA concentration showed that 100 μM was...
  4. Expression and characterization of a lytic polysaccharide monooxygenase from Bacillus thuringiensis.

    International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 79:72 (2015) PMID 25936286

    Lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) are recently discovered oxidative enzymes that are capable of oxidative cleavage of recalcitrant polysaccharides such as chitin or cellulose. Despite the importance of LPMOs in biomass conversion and the large number of lpmo genes in microorganisms, on...
  5. The APSES family proteins in fungi: Characterizations, evolution and functions.

    Fungal Genetics and Biology 81:271 (2015) PMID 25534868

    The APSES protein family belongs to transcriptional factors of the basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) class, the originally described members (APSES: Asm1p, Phd1p, Sok2p, Efg1p and StuAp) are used to designate this group of proteins, and they have been identified as key regulators of fungal developme...
  6. Pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine derivatives as potent Bruton's tyrosine kinase inhibitors.

    Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry 23(15):4344 (2015) PMID 26169764

    A series of pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-based derivatives were designed as potent Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitors by using a scaffold-hopping strategy. Structure-activity relationship studies identified five compounds (3n, 3p, 3q, 3r, and 3s) with IC50 of less than 10nM in BTK enzyme assay ...
  7. PCF taper-based Mach–Zehnder interferometer for refractive index sensing in a PDMS detection cell

    Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 213:1 (2015)

    A compact and robust refractive index (RI) sensor based on a tapered photonic crystal fiber (PCF) Mach–Zehnder interferometer (MZI) was proposed. It consists of a section of tapered PCF which is spliced between two single-mode fibers (SMF). A strong evanescent field was formed near the...
  8. PCF taper-based Mach–Zehnder interferometer for refractive index sensing in a PDMS detection cell

    Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 213:1 (2015)

    A compact and robust refractive index (RI) sensor based on a tapered photonic crystal fiber (PCF) Mach–Zehnder interferometer (MZI) was proposed. It consists of a section of tapered PCF which is spliced between two single-mode fibers (SMF). A strong evanescent field was formed near the...
  9. An analytical representation of conformal mapping for genus-zero implicit surfaces and its application to surface shape similarity assessment

    Computer-Aided Design 64:9 (2015)

    This paper develops an analytical representation of conformal mapping for genus-zero implicit surfaces based on algebraic polynomial functions, and its application to surface shape similarity assessment. Generally, the conformal mapping often works as a tool of planar or spherical para...
  10. An analytical representation of conformal mapping for genus-zero implicit surfaces and its application to surface shape similarity assessment

    Computer-Aided Design 64:9 (2015)

    This paper develops an analytical representation of conformal mapping for genus-zero implicit surfaces based on algebraic polynomial functions, and its application to surface shape similarity assessment. Generally, the conformal mapping often works as a tool of planar or spherical para...
  11. Existence and stability of periodic solution of impulsive neural systems with complex deviating arguments.

    Journal of Biological Dynamics 9 Suppl 1:291 (2015) PMID 25397685

    This paper discusses a class of impulsive neural networks with the variable delay and complex deviating arguments. By using Mawhin's continuation theorem of coincidence degree and the Halanay-type inequalities, several sufficient conditions for impulsive neural networks are established for the e...
  12. Sulfiredoxin-1 exerts anti-apoptotic and neuroprotective effects against oxidative stress-induced injury in rat cortical astrocytes following exposure to oxygen-glucose deprivation and hydrogen peroxide.

    International Journal of Molecular Medicine 36(1):43 (2015) PMID 25955519 PMCID PMC4494579

    Sulfiredoxin 1 (Srxn1), an endogenous antioxidant protein, plays an important neuroprotective role in cerebral ischemia. However, the exact mechanisms of action of Srxn1 in cerebral ischemia have not yet been fully elucidated. Therefore, in the present study, rat primary cortical astrocytes tran...
  13. Stochastic stability of sigma-point Unscented Predictive Filter.

    ISA Transactions 57:189 (2015) PMID 25744052

    In this paper, the Unscented Predictive Filter (UPF) is derived based on unscented transformation for nonlinear estimation, which breaks the confine of conventional sigma-point filters by employing Kalman filter as subject investigated merely. In order to facilitate the new method, the algorithm...
  14. Association of Romo1 gene genetic polymorphisms with risk of gastric cancer in northwestern Chinese population.

    Pathology and Oncology Research 21(3):581 (2015) PMID 25374412

    Increased expression of reactive oxygen species modulator 1 protein-triggered reactive oxygen species production was reported in the mitochondria of various cancer cell lines. To date there is no report on association between Romo1 gene polymorphisms and gastric cancer risk. To investigate the r...
  15. ING5 inhibits cancer aggressiveness via preventing EMT and is a potential prognostic biomarker for lung cancer.

    Oncotarget 6(18):16239 (2015) PMID 25938545

    The proteins of the Inhibitor of Growth (ING) candidate tumor suppressor family are involved in multiple cellular functions such as cell cycle regulation, apoptosis, and chromatin remodeling. ING5 is the new member of the family whose actual role in tumor suppression is not known. Here we show t...
  16. Growth of thick La2Zr2O7 buffer layers for coated conductors by polymer-assisted chemical solution deposition

    Physica C: Superconductivity 513:18 (2015)

    • We develops a low-cost and high-efficient technology of fabricating LZO buffer layers. • Sufficient thickness LZO buffer layers have been obtained on NiW (200) a...
  17. Preliminary mechanism of acidic electrolyzed water ice on improving the quality and safety of shrimp.

    Food Chemistry 176:333 (2015) PMID 25624241

    Preliminary mechanism of acidic electrolyzed water (AEW) ice on improving the quality and safety of shrimp was investigated by examining the physicochemical and microbiological changes, sarcoplasmic proteins and enzymatic activities. The results showed that compared with tap water (TW) ice, AEW ...
  18. Dielectrophoretic behavior of a single cell when manipulated by optoelectronic tweezers: A study based on COMSOL ALE simulations

    Journal of Electrostatics 75:72 (2015)

    Optoelectronic tweezers uses optically induced dielectrophoretic (DEP) force for manipulating cells in aqueous solution, which has shown potential applications in biology and tissue engineering among other possibilities. To effectively design the optoelectronic tweezers (OETs) chip, de...
  19. Preliminary mechanism of acidic electrolyzed water ice on improving the quality and safety of shrimp

    Food Chemistry 176:333 (2015) PMID 25624241

    • AEW ice reduced the diversity of bacterial flora and pH value in shrimp. • AEW ice displayed inhibitory activity toward cathepsin B and PPO in shrimp. ...
  20. Mir-23a induces telomere dysfunction and cellular senescence by inhibiting TRF2 expression.

    Aging Cell 14(3):391 (2015) PMID 25753893 PMCID PMC4406668

    Telomeric repeat binding factor 2 (TRF2) is essential for telomere maintenance and has been implicated in DNA damage response and aging. Telomere dysfunction induced by TRF2 inhibition can accelerate cellular senescence in human fibroblasts. While previous work has demonstrated that a variety of...