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A Highly Sensitive Oligonucleotide Hybridization Assay for Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase with the Probes on a Gold Nanoparticles Modified Glassy Carbon Electrode. - Journal of AOAC International
To develop a new electrochemical DNA biosensor for determination of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase, a highly sensitive and selective electrochemical biosensor for DNA detection was constructed based on a glassy carbon electrode (GCE) modified with gold nanoparticles (Au-nano). The Au-nano/GCE was characterized by scanning electromicroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The hybridization detection was measured by differential pulse voltammetry using methylene blue as the hybridization indicator. The dynamic range of detection of the sensor for the target DNA sequences was from 1 Ã— 10(-11) to 1 Ã— 10(-8) M, with an LOD of 1 Ã— 10(-12) M. The DNA biosensor had excellent specificity for distinguishing complementary DNA sequence in the presence of non-complementary and mismatched DNA sequence. The Au-nano/GCE showed significant improvement in electrochemical characteristics, and this biosensor was successfully applied for determination of K. pneumoniae.
Correction: Hypoxia Preconditioned Mesenchymal Stem Cells Prevent Cardiac Fibroblast Activation and Collagen Production via Leptin. - PloS one
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Angiopoietin-like protein 3 is an indicator of prognosis in esophageal cancer patients. - International journal of clinical and experimental medicine
Angiopoietin-like protein 3 (ANGPTL3) plays an important role in angiogenesis. This study aimed to examine the protein expression of ANGPTL3, and to evaluate its clinical significance in esophageal cancer. ANGPTL3 expression was detected using immunohistochemistry in 98 pairs of esophageal cancer and adjacent non-cancerous tissues. The expression levels of ANGPTL3 in esophageal cancer tissues were significantly higher than those in adjacent noncancerous tissues (P < 0.05). No association was observed between ANGPTL3 expression and clinical features (P > 0.05). Although ANGPTL3-negative patients had longer survival time than ANGPTL3-positive patients, the difference did not reach statistical significance (P = 0.090). Stratified analysis of ANGPTL3 expression according to clinical features revealed that there was significant association between ANGPTL3 expression and overall survival among patients aged 65 years or younger, female, or with lymph node metastasis (P < 0.05). When after adjusted for clinical features, the association remained significant only in patients aged 65 years or younger (P = 0.021).Taken together, our findings provide preliminary evidence of association of ANGPTL3 expression with the prognosis of subgroups of patients with esophageal cancer.
Evaluation of tumor metastasis-associated markers for molecular classification in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. - International journal of clinical and experimental medicine
This study aims to ascertain the relationship of tumor metastasis-associated markers cyclin D1, connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) with the clinicopathologic features and prognosis of patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), and to investigate their value in ESCC molecular classification. The expression of cyclin D1, CTGF and VEGF in 100 specimens from patients and 20 from normal esophageal mucosa were detected by immunohistochemistry. The relationship of their expression with prognosis of the patients with ESCC was evaluated by Cox regression model and Kaplan-Meier survival curve analysis. High levels of expression of cyclin D1, CTGF, and VEGF were observed in 61 (61%), 53 (53%), 49 (49%) cases, respectively. Univariate survival analysis indicated that the levels of expression of cyclin D1, CTGF and VEGF were associated with survival (all P-value < 0.05). Multivariate analysis indicated that cyclin D1 and VEGF were independent prognostic factors affecting the three-year survival rate of patients (P = 0.001, 0.017, respectively). Furthermore, high level expression of cyclin D1, CTGF and VEGF in stage I patients was found associated with poor three-year survival rate (all P-value < 0.05). The prognosis probably was favorable for patients with low expression of cyclin D1 even in stage III, or VEGF even in stage IV. Tumor metastasis-associated markers such as cyclin D1 and VEGF may be independent prognostic factors affecting survival rate of postoperative ESCC patients. It is possible to judge prognosis better and tailor treatments to each individual patient when these markers were applied to ESCC molecular classification.
Gastric heterotopic pancreas masquerading as a stromal tumor: A case report. - Oncology letters
Heterotopic pancreas (HP), a rare condition that is generally asymptomatic, is an aberration in the developmental profile of the pancreas. While it can occur in any location in the gastrointestinal tract, it is most typically found in the antrum of the stomach and is usually wrongly considered to be a submucosal tumor (SMT). Despite advances in diagnostic modalities, a HP still poses a diagnostic dilemma to clinicians. Invasive surgery or endoscopic resection have often been inappropriately applied in cases of an ectopic pancreas due to the difficulty in distinguishing it from neoplastic SMTs, such as gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). The present study reports the unusual case of a middle-aged female with an SMT at the lesser curve of the mid-body of the stomach, which was initially diagnosed as a GIST through endoscopic ultrasonography and computed tomography. However, following removal by endoscopic submucosal dissection, this lesion was finally histopathologically confirmed as an HP. Therefore, although it is rare, the possibility of an HP should always be considered when diagnosing an extramucosal gastric mass. The precise pre-operative diagnosis of this entity may avoid unnecessary extensive treatment intervention.
Hodgkin's lymphoma associated with myelofibrosis: A case report. - Oncology letters
In the present study, the case of a patient with nodular sclerosing Hodgkin's lymphoma (NSHL) presenting with diffuse fibrosis of the bone marrow (BM) was reported. A 30-year-old male complained of fever for 1 year, as well as lumbago, lymph node swelling and night sweats for 3 months. A biopsy of the lymph nodes established a diagnosis of NSHL. Aspiration of BM was a dry tap, and the BM biopsy demonstrated marked myelofibrosis with increased proliferation of reticulin fiber. Multiple skeletal lesions were detected in the patient's vertebra, pelvis, sternum and bilateral femur by magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography. Following numerous courses of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, remission of the lymphoma was achieved. Subsequently, the BM aspiration became possible, and BM biopsy demonstrated a reduction in fibrosis.
Blunt Dissection: A Solution to Prevent Bile Duct Injury in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. - Chinese medical journal
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has been a standard operation and replaced the open cholecystectomy (OC) rapidly because the technique resulted in less pain, smaller incision, and faster recovery. This study was to evaluate the value of blunt dissection in preventing bile duct injury (BDI) in laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC).From 2003 to 2015, LC was performed on 21,497 patients, 7470 males and 14,027 females, age 50.3 years (14-84 years). The Calot's triangle was bluntly dissected and each duct in Calot's triangle was identified before transecting the cystic duct.Two hundred and thirty-nine patients (1.1%) were converted to open procedures. The postoperative hospital stay was 2.1 (0-158) days, and cases (46%) had hospitalization days of 1 day or less, and 92.8% had hospitalization days of 3 days or less; BDI was occurred in 20 cases (0.09%) including 6 cases of common BDI, 2 cases of common hepatic duct injury, 1 case of right hepatic duct injury, 1 case of accessory right hepatic duct, 1 case of aberrant BDI 1 case of biliary stricture, 1 case of biliary duct perforation, 3 cases of hemobilia, and 4 cases of bile leakage.Exposing Calot's triangle by blunt dissection in laparoscopic cholecystectomy could prevent intraoperative BDI.
Inheritance and Variation of Genomic DNA Methylation in Diploid and Triploid Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas). - Marine biotechnology (New York, N.Y.)
DNA methylation is an important epigenetic mechanism that could be responsive to environmental changes indicating a potential role in natural selection and adaption. In order to evaluate an evolutionary role of DNA methylation, it is essential to first gain a better insight into inheritability. To address this question, this study investigated DNA methylation variation from parents to offspring in the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas using fluorescent-labeled methylation-sensitive amplified polymorphism (F-MSAP) analysis. Most of parental methylated loci were stably transmitted to offspring segregating following Medelian expectation. However, methylated loci deviated more often than non-methylated loci and offspring showed a few de novo methylated loci indicating DNA methylation changes from parents to offspring. Interestingly, some male-specific methylated loci were found in this study which might help to explore sex determination in oyster. Despite environmental stimuli, genomic stresses such as polyploidization also can induce methylation changes. This study also compared global DNA methylation level and individual methylated loci between diploid and triploid oysters. Results showed no difference in global methylation state but a few ploidy-specific loci were detected. DNA methylation variation during polyploidization was less than autonomous methylation variation from parents to offspring.
General Approach for MOF-Derived Porous Spinel AFe2O4 Hollow Structures and Their Superior Lithium Storage Properties. - ACS applied materials & interfaces
A general and simple approach for large-scale synthesis of porous hollow spinel AFe2O4 nanoarchitectures via metal organic framework self-sacrificial template strategy is proposed. By employing this method, we can successfully synthesize uniform NiFe2O4, ZnFe2O4, and CoFe2O4 hollow architectures that are hierarchically assembled by nanoparticles. When these hollow microcubes were tested as anode for lithium ion batteries, good rate capability and long-term cycling stability can be achieved. For example, high specific capacities of 636, 449, and 380 mA h g(-1) were depicted by NiFe2O4, ZnFe2O4, and CoFe2O4, respectively, at a high current density of 8.0 A g(-1). NiFe2O4 exhibits high specific capacities of 841 and 447 mA h g(-1) during the 100th cycle when it was tested at current densities of 1.0 and 5.0 A g(-1), respectively. Discharge capacities of 390 and 290 mA h g(-1) were delivered by the ZnFe2O4 and CoFe2O4, respectively, during the 100th cycle at 5.0 A g(-1).
Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Novel Bouchardatine Derivatives as Potential Adipogenesis/Lipogenesis Inhibitors for Antiobesity Treatment. - Journal of medicinal chemistry
Our recent study has shown that the natural product bouchardatine (1) can reduce the triglyceride (TG) content in 3T3-L1 adipocytes (EC50 â‰ˆ 25 Î¼M). Here, we synthesized two series of compounds by introducing amine side chains at the 5 or 8 position of 1 and evaluated the lipid-lowering activity of derivatives. It was found that some of the compounds had significant lipid-lowering effects, and the most active compound 3d showed better activity (EC50 = 0.017 Î¼M) than 2 (EC50 = 0.086 Î¼M), a compound reported by us. Further, the mechanism studies revealed that 3d blocked TG accumulation via activation of the LKB1-AMPK signaling pathway, efficiently down-regulating the expression of key regulators of adipogenesis/lipogenesis. Cell uptake assay and confocal imaging of 3d in cells indicated that compound 3d had favorable cell permeability. Our results suggest that 3d may be a promising agent for the treatment of obesity and related metabolic disorders.
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