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Medical School: Other - 1982
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3D-QSAR based pharmacophore modeling and virtual screening for identification of novel G protein-coupled receptor40 agonists. - Current computer-aided drug design
Pharmacophore models of G protein-coupled receptor40 (GPR40) agonists were developed using Discovery Studio V2.1. Including one hydrogen bond acceptor and three hydrophobic features, Hypo 1 which was the best hypothesis had a correlation co-efficient of 0.971, cost difference of 73.041, and RMSD 0.680. This model was validated by test set, Fischer randomization test and decoy set. Subsequently Hypo 1 was employed as a 3D query to identify potent molecules from chembridge database. 21 compounds were identified with estimated EC50 less than 500 nM. Seven top-scored hit compounds were chosen for further evaluation in FLIPR assay and two compounds were discovered as potent GPR40 agonists.
Cluster and constraint analysis in tetrahedron packings. - Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
The disordered packings of tetrahedra often show no obvious macroscopic orientational or positional order for a wide range of packing densities, and it has been found that the local order in particle clusters is the main order form of tetrahedron packings. Therefore, a cluster analysis is carried out to investigate the local structures and properties of tetrahedron packings in this work. We obtain a cluster distribution of differently sized clusters, and peaks are observed at two special clusters, i.e., dimer and wagon wheel. We then calculate the amounts of dimers and wagon wheels, which are observed to have linear or approximate linear correlations with packing density. Following our previous work, the amount of particles participating in dimers is used as an order metric to evaluate the order degree of the hierarchical packing structure of tetrahedra, and an order map is consequently depicted. Furthermore, a constraint analysis is performed to determine the isostatic or hyperstatic region in the order map. We employ a Monte Carlo algorithm to test jamming and then suggest a new maximally random jammed packing of hard tetrahedra from the order map with a packing density of 0.6337.
Significance of serum microRNA-21 in diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC): clinical analyses of patients and an HCC rat model. - International journal of clinical and experimental pathology
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are associated with human carcinogenesis and tumor development. Moreover, serum miRNAs can reflect the level of tissue miRNAs and be potential tumor markers. Serum microRNA-21 (miR-21) is overexpressed in many human cancers including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, how serum miR-21 changes during the HCC formation and whether miR-21 plays a regulatory role in this whole process are unknown. The current study evaluated the prognostic and diagnostic potential of serum miR-21 in HCC patients. Next, we established a HCC rat model and collected the blood and liver tissues at regular time points. AFP from the serum, RNA from the serum and liver tissues were collected and quantified separately. The results revealed that tissue and serum miR-21 was upregulated significantly in the groups of cirrhosis, early and advanced HCC compared with normal and fibrosis groups. The AFP levels were increased in early and advanced HCC compared with other groups. Then, the changes of miR-21 downstream proteins (i.e., programmed cell death 4 [PDCD4] and phosphatase and tensin homolog [PTEN]) in the liver tissues were measured. PDCD4 and PTEN expression was decreased gradually after tumor induction and negatively correlated with miR-21 expression. All these results suggested that serum miR-21 was associated with the prognosis of HCC; the changes in serum miR-21 were earlier and more accurately reflected the pathogenesis of HCC than AFP; therefore, it could be used as an early diagnostic marker for HCC. Our in vivo experiments further confirmed that miR-21 plays an important role in promoting the occurrence and development of HCC by regulating PDCD4 and PTEN.
Fbxw7 regulates hepatocellular carcinoma migration and invasion via Notch1 signaling pathway. - International journal of oncology
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common human malignancies and also the leading cause of cancer-related death in the world. The mechanisms underlying the progression and metastasis of HCC remain unclear. The E3 ubiquitin ligase F-box and WD repeat domain-containingÂ 7 (Fbxw7) is broadly considered as a tumor suppressor gene. However, the role of Fbxw7 in HCC is not clear. To investigate the expression and biological functions of Fbxw7 in HCC, we examined Fbxw7 expression level using HCC tissue microarray and immunohistochemistry. Our data showed that Fbxw7 expression is significantly reduced in HCC compared with non-cancerous tissues (P<0.05). Fbxw7 levels were significantly associated with tumor differentiation (P=0.013), the incidence of portal or hepatic venous invasion (P=0.031), metastasis (P=0.027) and AJCC cancer stage (P=0.047). Then, we observed a strong correlation between low Fbxw7 expression and a worse 5-year survival of HCC patients (P<0.001). Furthermore, multivariate Cox regression analyses demonstrated that the Fbxw7 expression (P<0.001) was an independent factor for the prediction of the overall survival of HCC patients. We also found that both Fbxw7 mRNA and protein levels were significantly reduced in HCC cell lines compared with human liver non-tumor cell line. Moreover, our inÂ vitro experiments showed a remarkable increase of cell migration and invasion in Fbxw7-knockdown cells and a decrease in Fbxw7-overexpress cells. In addition, the present study demonstrated that Fbxw7 is involved in the migration and invasion of HCC cells via regulating Notch1 and the downstream molecules of Notch1. Taken together, our findings indicate that Fbxw7 can be used as a prognostic marker; it has an important role in HCC progression and inhibits HCC cell migration and invasion through the Notch1 signaling pathway.
Sequential and timely transfection of hepatocyte growth factor and monocyte chemotactic protein-1 ameliorates hyperkinetic pulmonary artery hypertension in rabbits. - The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
To investigate the effect of sequential and timely transfection of the recombinant human hepatocyte growth factor (hHGF) gene and human monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (hMCP-1) gene on hyperkinetic pulmonary artery hypertension in a rabbit model.The rabbits with pulmonary artery hypertension were randomly separated into 5 groups: control; hHGF; hMCP-1; hHGF/hMCP-1 simultaneous transfection; and hHGF/hMCP-1 sequential, timely transfection. Two weeks after the transfection, real-time polymerase chain reaction and immunohistochemistry examination were used to detect the expression of hHGF and hMCP-1. FourÂ weeks later, the hemodynamic parameters were measured, and immunohistochemical and immunofluorescence staining were performed, to investigate microvascular density and arterialization.The final adenovirus coding with enhanced green fluorescent protein-hMCP-1 virus was 3Â Ã—Â 10(10) plaque-forming units/mL, and the purity of adenovirus coding with hHGF was 1.31. Three days after the transfection, enhance green fluorescent protein hMCP-1 green fluorescence was detected in the lung tissues and increased to its peak point in 1Â week. Two weeks later, hHGF and hMCP-1 were expressed in all transfection groups. By the end of 4Â weeks, the mean pulmonary artery pressure in the hHGF/hMCP-1 sequential and timely transfection group was lower than that in the other groups. Confirmed by immunohistochemical and immunofluorescence staining, the microvascular and arteriolar density in the lung tissues of the sequential and timely hHGF/hMCP-1 transfection group were higher than that in the other groups.Expression of hHGF and hMCP-1 were found in rabbit lung after gene transfection via an airway approach. By increasing the pulmonary microvascular density and promoting arterializations, sequential and timely hHGF/hMCP-1 transfection ameliorates the shunt flow-induced pulmonary artery hypertension.Copyright Â© 2015 The American Association for Thoracic Surgery. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
A modularity-based method reveals mixed modules from chemical-gene heterogeneous network. - PloS one
For a multicomponent therapy, molecular network is essential to uncover its specific mode of action from a holistic perspective. The molecular system of a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) formula can be represented by a 2-class heterogeneous network (2-HN), which typically includes chemical similarities, chemical-target interactions and gene interactions. An important premise of uncovering the molecular mechanism is to identify mixed modules from complex chemical-gene heterogeneous network of a TCM formula. We thus proposed a novel method (MixMod) based on mixed modularity to detect accurate mixed modules from 2-HNs. At first, we compared MixMod with Clauset-Newman-Moore algorithm (CNM), Markov Cluster algorithm (MCL), Infomap and Louvain on benchmark 2-HNs with known module structure. Results showed that MixMod was superior to other methods when 2-HNs had promiscuous module structure. Then these methods were tested on a real drug-target network, in which 88 disease clusters were regarded as real modules. MixMod could identify the most accurate mixed modules from the drug-target 2-HN (normalized mutual information 0.62 and classification accuracy 0.4524). In the end, MixMod was applied to the 2-HN of Buchang naoxintong capsule (BNC) and detected 49 mixed modules. By using enrichment analysis, we investigated five mixed modules that contained primary constituents of BNC intestinal absorption liquid. As a matter of fact, the findings of in vitro experiments using BNC intestinal absorption liquid were found to highly accord with previous analysis. Therefore, MixMod is an effective method to detect accurate mixed modules from chemical-gene heterogeneous networks and further uncover the molecular mechanism of multicomponent therapies, especially TCM formulae.
Complete Genome Sequence of Paenibacillus polymyxa CF05, a Strain of Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacterium with Elicitation of Induced Systemic Resistance. - Genome announcements
Paenibacillus polymyxa CF05 is a Gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium isolated from the interior of an ancient tree, Cryptomeria fortunei, in China. This bacterium displays potent biocontrol effects against certain soil-borne diseases and the elicitation of induced systemic resistance in tomatoes. Here, we report the complete genome sequence of P.Â polymyxa CF05.Copyright Â© 2015 Lei et al.
Intestinal Epithelial TLR-4 Activation Is Required for the Development of Acute Lung Injury after Trauma/Hemorrhagic Shock via the Release of HMGB1 from the Gut. - Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950)
The mechanisms that lead to the development of remote lung injury after trauma remain unknown, although a central role for the gut in the induction of lung injury has been postulated. We hypothesized that the development of remote lung injury after trauma/hemorrhagic shock requires activation of TLR4 in the intestinal epithelium, and we sought to determine the mechanisms involved. We show that trauma/hemorrhagic shock caused lung injury in wild-type mice, but not in mice that lack TLR4 in the intestinal epithelium, confirming the importance of intestinal TLR4 activation in the process. Activation of intestinal TLR4 after trauma led to increased endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, enterocyte apoptosis, and the release of circulating HMGB1, whereas inhibition of ER stress attenuated apoptosis, reduced circulating HMGB1, and decreased lung injury severity. Neutralization of circulating HMGB1 led to reduced severity of lung injury after trauma, and mice that lack HMGB1 in the intestinal epithelium were protected from the development of lung injury, confirming the importance of the intestine as the source of HMGB1, whose release of HMGB1 induced a rapid protein kinase C Î¶-mediated internalization of surface tight junctions in the pulmonary epithelium. Strikingly, the use of a novel small-molecule TLR4 inhibitor reduced intestinal ER stress, decreased circulating HMGB1, and preserved lung architecture after trauma. Thus, intestinal epithelial TLR4 activation leads to HMGB1 release from the gut and the development of lung injury, whereas strategies that block upstream TLR4 signaling may offer pulmonary protective strategies after trauma.Copyright Â© 2015 by The American Association of Immunologists, Inc.
A network-based approach to investigate the pattern of syndrome in depression. - Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM
In Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, syndrome is essential to diagnose diseases and treat patients, and symptom is the foundation of syndrome differentiation. Thus the combination and interaction between symptoms represent the pattern of syndrome at phenotypic level, which can be modeled and analyzed using complex network. At first, we collected inquiry information of 364 depression patients from 2007 to 2009. Next, we learned classification models for 7 syndromes in depression using naÃ¯ve Bayes, Bayes network, support vector machine (SVM), and C4.5. Among them, SVM achieves the highest accuracies larger than 0.9 except for Yin deficiency. Besides, Bayes network outperforms naÃ¯ve Bayes for all 7 syndromes. Then key symptoms for each syndrome were selected using Fisher's score. Based on these key symptoms, symptom networks for 7 syndromes as well as a global network for depression were constructed through weighted mutual information. Finally, we employed permutation test to discover dynamic symptom interactions, in order to investigate the difference between syndromes from the perspective of symptom network. As a result, significant dynamic interactions were quite different for 7 syndromes. Therefore, symptom networks could facilitate our understanding of the pattern of syndrome and further the improvement of syndrome differentiation in depression.
Expression of NEDD9 in hepatocellular carcinoma and its clinical significance. - Oncology reports
Neural precursor cell expressed, developmentally downregulated 9 (NEDD9) plays an integral role in natural and pathological cell biology. Overexpression of NEDD9 protein has been correlated with poor prognosis in various types of cancer. However, few available data address the precise function of the NEDD9 gene in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In the present study, we investigated NEDD9 expression in 40 primary human HCC tissues compared with matched adjacent non-tumor hepatic tissues using RT-qPCR and western blot analysis. Immunohistochemistry was performed to analyze the correlations between NEDD9 expression and clinicopathological factors. Statistical analyses were applied to derive prognostic values of NEDD9 in HCC. The results showed that the NEDD9 mRNA and protein expression levels in HCC tissues were significantly higher than those in matched adjacent non-tumor hepatic tissues. High NEDD9 expression was correlated with larger tumor size, advanced tumor grade, metastasis, intrahepatic venous invasion and high UICC TNM stages in HCC patients. Patients with high NEDD9 expression levels exhibited poorer recurrence-free and overall survival than those with a low NEDD9 expression. Additionally, NEDD9 expression status was an independent prognostic factor for survival. This correlation remained significant in patients with early-stage HCC or with normal serum AFP levels. The results of this study suggest that NEDD9 may be a valuable prognostic biomarker for HCC, including early-stage and AFP-normal patients.
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