1. Improved renal ischemia tolerance in females influences kidney transplantation outcomes.

    Journal of Clinical Investigation 126(5):1968 (2016) PMID 27088798 PMCID PMC4855926

    Experimentally, females show an improved ability to recover from ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) compared with males; however, this sex-dependent response is less established in humans. Here, we developed a series of murine renal ischemia and transplant models to investigate sex-specific effec...
  2. Targeting Sirtuin-1 prolongs murine renal allograft survival and function.

    Kidney International 89(5):1016 (2016) PMID 27083279 PMCID PMC4834143

    Current immunosuppressive medications used after transplantation have significant toxicities. Foxp3(+) T-regulatory cells can prevent allograft rejection without compromising protective host immunity. Interestingly, inhibiting the class III histone/protein deacetylase Sirtuin-1 can augment Foxp3...
  3. Construction of a 3D rGO-collagen hybrid scaffold for enhancement of the neural differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells.

    Nanoscale 8(4):1897 (2016) PMID 26750302

    The cell-material interface is one of the most important considerations in designing a high-performance tissue engineering scaffold because the surface of the scaffold can determine the fate of stem cells. A conductive surface is required for a scaffold to direct stem cells toward neural differe...
  4. The population-based health effect of hand, foot and mouth disease in children in Shanghai.

    Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 33(5):448 (2014) PMID 24153009

    An effective enterovirus 71 (EV71) vaccine is needed to control the annual outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in China. Adequate epidemiologic data relating to HFMD are needed to make decisions about appropriate public health interventions and implementation of the new EV71 vaccine...
  5. Accumulation of intrahepatic islet amyloid in a nonhuman primate transplant model.

    Endocrinology 153(4):1673 (2012) PMID 22355065 PMCID PMC3320262

    Islet amyloid is hypothesized to play a role in nonimmunologic transplanted islet graft loss. We performed a quantitative histologic analysis of liver biopsies from intrahepatic islet grafts transplanted in streptozotocin-induced diabetic cynomolgus macaques. Seven animals treated with antithymo...
  6. In vitro biomimetic construction of hydroxyapatite-porcine acellular dermal matrix composite scaffold for MC3T3-E1 preosteoblast culture.

    Tissue Engineering, Part A: Tissue Engineering 17(5-6):765 (2011) PMID 20964580

    The application of porous hydroxyapatite-collagen (HAp-Collagen) as a bone tissue engineering scaffold is hindered by two main problems: its high cost and low initial strength. As a native 3-dimenssional collagen framework, purified porcine acellular dermal matrix (PADM) has been successfully us...
  7. Preparation and periodic emission of superlattice CdS/CdS:SnS2 microwires.

    Journal of the American Chemical Society 132(35):12174 (2010) PMID 20715829

    Semiconductor superlattice micro-/nanowires could greatly increase the versatility and power of modulating electronic (or excitonic, photonic) transport, optical properties. In this communication, we report growth of a semiconductor CdS/CdS:SnS(2) superlattice microwire through a coevaporation t...
  8. Electricity generation based on one-dimensional group-III nitride nanomaterials.

    Advanced Materials (FRG) 22(19):2155 (2010) PMID 20564252

  9. Friction and shear strength at the nanowire-substrate interfaces.

    Nanoscale Research Letters 5(2):291 (2009) PMID 20672129

    The friction and shear strength of nanowire (NW)-substrate interfaces critically influences the electrical/mechanical performance and life time of NW-based nanodevices. Yet, very few reports on this subject are available in the literature because of the experimental challenges involved and, mor...
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  10. B lymphocyte-directed immunotherapy promotes long-term islet allograft survival in nonhuman primates.

    Nature Medicine 13(11):1295 (2007) PMID 17965721

    We found that an induction immunotherapy regimen consisting of rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin (Thymoglobulin) and the monoclonal antibody to CD20 rituximab (Rituxan) promoted long-term islet allograft survival in cynomolgus macaques maintained on rapamycin monotherapy. B lymphocyte reconstitutio...
  11. A single electric relaxation time in Ba(1-x)Sr(x)TiO(3) nanoparticles at low temperatures.

    Nanotechnology 18(13):135707 (2007) PMID 21730392

    It is shown that the dielectric response of Ba(0.77)Sr(0.23)TiO(3) nanoparticles at temperatures below 200 K has a frequency and temperature dependence in agreement with the Debye theory with a single relaxation time, which exhibits the Arrhenius law. By contrast, at temperatures above 210 K the...
  12. Electric field drives the nonlinear resonance of a piezoelectric nanowire

    Solid State Communications 144(3):118 (2007)

    This paper studies the nonlinear vibration of a ZnO nanowire driven by an external electric field. The equation of motion for the nanowire with a nonlinear elastic deformation is formulated. The numerical computation results reveal the nonlinear vibration behaviors of the nanowire subject t...
  13. Color-tunable photoluminescence of alloyed CdS(x)Se(1-x) nanobelts.

    Journal of the American Chemical Society 127(45):15692 (2005) PMID 16277497

    High-quality CdSxSe1-x nanobelts of variable composition (0
  14. Efficient myocyte gene delivery with complete cardiac surgical isolation in situ.

    Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 130(5):1364 (2005) PMID 16256790

    Previously, we used cardiopulmonary bypass with incomplete cardiac isolation and antegrade administration of vector for global cardiac gene delivery. Here we present a translatable cardiac surgical procedure that allows for complete surgical isolation of the heart in situ with retrograde (throug...
  15. Uniform scale-independent gene transfer to striated muscle after transvenular extravasation of vector.

    Circulation 112(12):1780 (2005) PMID 16157771

    The muscular dystrophies exemplify a class of systemic disorders for which widespread protein replacement in situ is essential for treatment of the underlying genetic disorder. Somatic gene therapy will require efficient, scale-independent transport of DNA-containing macromolecular complexes too...
  16. Efficient myocyte gene delivery with complete cardiac surgical isolation in situ

    Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 130(5):1364.e1 (2005)

    Background Previously, we used cardiopulmonary bypass with incomplete cardiac isolation and antegrade administration of vector for global cardiac gene delivery. Here we present a translatable cardiac surgical procedure that allows for complete surgical isolation of the heart in situ wi...
  17. [Environmental quality assessment of regional agro-ecosystem in Loess Plateau].

    Ying yong sheng tai xue bao = The journal of ap... 15(3):425 (2004) PMID 15227992

    Based on the detection and analysis of the contamination status of agro-ecosystem with apple-crops intercropping as the dominant cropping model in Loess Plateau, the individual factor and comprehensive environmental quality were assessed by multilevel fuzzy synthetic evaluation model, analytical...
  18. Self-powered cleaning of air pollution by wind driven triboelectric nanogenerator

    Nano Energy (2002)

    Air pollution is one of the major challenges facing to human kind, but cleaning of air is a horrendous task and hugely expensive, because of its large scope and the cost of energy. Up to now, all of the air cleaning systems are generally driven by external power, making it rather expen...