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J Cardiovasc Dev Dis ; 9(9)2022 Sep 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-36135455

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Background: Current guideline-based implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implants fail to meet the demands for precision medicine. Machine learning (ML) designed for survival analysis might facilitate personalized risk stratification. We aimed to develop explainable ML models predicting mortality and the first appropriate shock and compare these to standard Cox proportional hazards (CPH) regression in ICD recipients. Methods and Results: Forty-five routine clinical variables were collected. Four fine-tuned ML approaches (elastic net Cox regression, random survival forests, survival support vector machine, and XGBoost) were applied and compared with the CPH model on the test set using Harrell's C-index. Of 887 adult patients enrolled, 199 patients died (5.0 per 100 person-years) and 265 first appropriate shocks occurred (12.4 per 100 person-years) during the follow-up. Patients were randomly split into training (75%) and test (25%) sets. Among ML models predicting death, XGBoost achieved the highest accuracy and outperformed the CPH model (C-index: 0.794 vs. 0.760, p < 0.001). For appropriate shock, survival support vector machine showed the highest accuracy, although not statistically different from the CPH model (0.621 vs. 0.611, p = 0.243). The feature contribution of ML models assessed by SHAP values at individual and overall levels was in accordance with established knowledge. Accordingly, a bi-dimensional risk matrix integrating death and shock risk was built. This risk stratification framework further classified patients with different likelihoods of benefiting from ICD implant. Conclusions: Explainable ML models offer a promising tool to identify different risk scenarios in ICD-eligible patients and aid clinical decision making. Further evaluation is needed.

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Virulence ; 13(1): 1650-1665, 2022 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-36152028

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Protozoan predation has been demonstrated to be a strong driving force for bacterial defence strategies in the environment. Our previous study demonstrated that Aeromonas hydrophila NJ-35, which evolved small-colony variants (SCVs), displayed various adaptive traits in response to Tetrahymena thermophila predation, such as enhanced phage resistance. However, the evolutionary mechanisms are largely unknown. In this study, we performed a genome- and transcriptome-wide analysis of the SCV1, representing one strain of the SCVs, for identification of the genes of mutation and altered expression underlying this phage resistance phenotype. Our study demonstrated that phage resistance caused by T. thermophila predation was due to the downregulation of a flagellar biosynthesis regulator, flhF, in SCV1. Interestingly, we confirmed that phage resistance in SCV1 was not straightforwardly attributable to the absence of flagella but to FlhF-mediated secretion of extracellular protein that hinders phage adsorption. This finding improves our understanding of the mechanisms by which A. hydrophila lowers the susceptibility to phage infection under predation pressure, and highlights an important contribution of bacterium-protozoan interactions in driving the adaptive evolution of pathogens in complex environments.

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Water Res ; 224: 119051, 2022 Sep 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-36113234

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Anoxic ammonium oxidation (anammox) is an energy-efficient nitrogen removal process for wastewater treatment. However, the unstable nitrite supply and residual nitrate in the anammox process have limited its wide application. Recent studies have proven coupling of sulfur-based denitrification with anammox (SDA) can achieve an effective nitrogen removal, owing to stable provision of substrate nitrite from the sulfur-based denitrification, thus making its process control more efficient in comparison with that of partial nitrification and anammox process. Meanwhile, the anammox-produced nitrate can be eliminated through sulfur-based denitrification, thereby enhancing SDA's overall nitrogen removal efficiency. Nonetheless, this process is governed by a complex microbial system that involves both complicated sulfur and nitrogen metabolisms as well as multiple interactions among sulfur-oxidising bacteria and anammox bacteria. A comprehensive understanding of the principles of the SDA process is the key to facilitating the development and application of this novel process. Hence, this review is conducted to systematically summarise various findings on the SDA process, including its associated biochemistry, biokinetic reactions, reactor performance, and application. The dominant functional bacteria and microbial interactions in the SDA process are further discussed. Finally, the advantages, challenges, and future research perspectives of SDA are outlined. Overall, this work gives an in-depth insight into the coupling mechanism of SDA and its potential application in biological nitrogen removal.

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Orthop Surg ; 2022 Sep 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-36102214

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OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of sagittal pelvic tilt is significant for hip surgeons. However, the accurate measurement of pelvic sagittal inclination (PSI) is still a challenge. The objective of this study is to propose a new method for measurement of PSI from pelvic anteroposterior radiograph based on the inverse cosine function obtained from individualized pelvic model. METHODS: Collecting the imaging data of 30 patients with both pelvic CT and full-length spine radiographs. Establishing pelvic model by customized 3D reconstruction software. The length of three groups of longitudinal and transverse line segments (A'p and B') were measured from full-length spine anteroposterior radiographs. The corresponding anatomical parameters, including A, B, b, ∠α, ∠γ, were measured and calculated on the same patient's pelvic model. The estimated PSI (ePSI) based on three groups of anatomical landmarks, including ePSI-1, ePSI-2, and ePSI-3, were calculated by equation, ePSI = arccos A ' p b * B ' - ∠ α $$ \mathrm{ePSI}=\operatorname{arccos}\ \left(\frac{{\mathrm{A}}^{\prime}\mathrm{p}}{\left[\mathrm{b}\ast {\mathrm{B}}^{\prime}\right]}\right)-\angle \alpha $$ , and compared with the actual PSI (aPSI) measured by Surgamap software. For the reliability and validation evaluation, three observers measured these parameters in two rounds. Intra-class correlation and inter-class correlation were both calculated. Bland-Altman method was used to evaluate the consistency between the estimated PSI (ePSI) and the actual PSI (aPSI). RESULTS: ePSI-1 and ePSI-2 showed excellent intra-observer reliability (0.921-0.997, p < 0.001) and inter-observer reliability (0.801-0.977, p < 0.001). ePSI-3 had a fair inter-observer reliability (0.239-0.823, p < 0.001). ePSI-1 showed the strongest correlation with aPSI (r = 0.917, p < 0.001). Mean (maximum) absolute difference of ePSI-1, ePSI-2, and ePSI-3 is 2.62° (7.42°), 4.23° (13.78°), and 7.74° (31.47°), respectively. The proportion of cases with absolute difference less than 5° in three groups were 86.7% (ePSI-1), 66.7% (ePSI-2), 56.7% (ePSI-3). CONCLUSION: This new method based on inverse cosine function has good reliability and validity when used in the evaluation of PSI on pelvic anteroposterior radiographs.

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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-36103287

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Background: Infection is a common complication after tissue expander placement. Previously, we have demonstrated that a single dose of peri-operative antibiotic agents is sufficient to achieve an adequately low infection rate for implant exchange procedures. In this follow-up study, we evaluate the efficacy of a similar course of antibiotic prophylaxis regimen for tissue expander placement procedures. Patients and Methods: This is a retrospective study of patients who underwent mastectomy and immediate tissue expander-based reconstruction from July 2011 to April 2021. The primary outcome was breast infection. Student t-test and χ2 tests were used to compare cohorts and complication rates. Multivariable regression analysis was used to identify risk factors for infection. Results: In a 10-year-period, 307 patients (529 breasts) underwent immediate tissue expander reconstruction. Infection occurred in 80 breasts (15.1%). There was no difference in infection rates across pre-pectoral, dual plane, or total submuscular approaches (p = 0.705). Once infection occurred, patients in the dual-plane cohort were more likely to be admitted for intravenous antibiotic treatment (p = 0.007). On multivariable regression analysis, mastectomy skin flap necrosis (p = 0.002), post-operative radiation therapy (p = 0.007), and active smoking (p = 0.007) were significant risk factors for subsequent infection. Conclusions: A short course of peri-operative antibiotic prophylaxis is sufficient for an adequately low infection rate. Mastectomy skin flap necrosis, post-operative radiation therapy, and active smoking placed patients at higher risk for infection. Our results advocate for the conservative use of antibiotic agents while achieving an adequate low infection rate.

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J Orthop Surg Res ; 17(1): 418, 2022 Sep 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-36104705

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: As an important mediator of intercellular interaction and formation of extracellular bone matrix, porous scaffolds are widely used for bone regeneration. Accumulating evidences demonstrate that microRNA are involved in the regulation of scaffolds-induced bone regeneration. Recently, we revealed that miR-210-3p was highly expressed during osteogenesis induced by HAG. In present study, we further explored the molecular mechanism underlying the effect of miR-210-3p on osteogenic differentiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, miR-210-3p mimics and inhibitors were synthesized and transfected into MC3T3-E1 cells to explore their effects on osteogenic differentiation. The expression of osteogenic marker (Alp and Runx2) were detected by real-time quantitative PCR (qRT-PCR) and western blotting. After osteogenesis induction for 7 days, Alp staining were used to detected osteoblast differentiation of MC3T3-E1 cells. CCK8 and Transwell assays were performed to detected cell proliferation and migration. Then, top ranking list of target genes of miR-210-3p obtained from TargetScan and the expression of BDNF were detected by qRT-PCR and ELISA. The relationship between miR-210-3p and BDNF was verified by luciferase report assay. Furthermore, the effect of BDNF on osteoblast differentiation was verified by transfecting siRNA or adding BDNF to the culture medium. RESULTS: MiR-210-3p mimics markedly suppress osteogenic differentiation, cell migration and cell proliferation of MC3T3-E; nevertheless, silencing of miR-210-3p dramatically enhanced MC3T3-E1 osteogenesis, cell migration and proliferation. Furthermore, luciferase reporter assay verified that brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a directly target of miR-210-3p. Moreover, BDNF siRNA significantly decreased the expression levels of ALP and cell migration. The addition of BDNF partially rescued the inhibition of osteogenesis by miR-210-3p. CONCLUSION: miR-210-3p inhibited the osteogenic differentiation via targeting BDNF. Our Results provide a promising target for regulating osteogenic differentiation.


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MicroRNAs , Osteogênese , Fator Neurotrófico Derivado do Encéfalo/genética , Diferenciação Celular/genética , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Osteogênese/genética , RNA Interferente Pequeno
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Nanotechnology ; 33(49)2022 Sep 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-36067729

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The number of MXene layers plays a crucial role in their performance when they are used as anode materials for sodium-ion batteries. Herein, Ti-based nitride MXenes with different layers, TixNx-1O2MXene (x= 2, 3, 4) structures, were constructed to calculate the structural stability of their precursor, electronic properties after etching, and sodium storage behavior compared with the common Ti2CO2and Ti3C2O2MXene. First-principles calculations indicate that nitride MXenes possess a better rate capability than carbide MXenes of the same thickness. Moreover, the barrier for Na diffusion on the Ti2NO2MXene surface (0.114 eV) is lowest. Meanwhile, comparing the properties of three nitride MXenes with different thicknesses, Ti2NO2MXene performs relatively well with a high theoretical capacity with 756 mAh g-1and a lower open circuit voltage of 1.1 V. In conclusion, the performance improvement of nitride MXene is not linear with thickness, because that of Ti3N2O2MXene is relatively weaker. This work lays the foundation for the feasibility of Ti3N2Txexperimental preparation and provides corresponding evidence on the choice of MXene thickness. More attention should be paid to the etching method for Ti2NTxMXene.

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BMC Complement Med Ther ; 22(1): 244, 2022 Sep 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-36123737

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BACKGROUND: Traditional herbs played a crucial role in the health care of the Hakka people. However, studies to identify these traditional herbs are few. Here we document and assess the potential of these plants for treating microbial infections. Many herbs used by the Hakka people could potentially be a novel medicinal resource. METHODS: Local herb markets were surveyed via semi-structured interviews, complemented by direct observations to obtain information on herbal usage. For each herb selected for this study, extracts in four different solvents were prepared, and tested for activity against 20 microorganisms, as well as cancerous and noncancerous cells. All data were subjected to cluster analysis to discover relationships among herbs, plant types, administration forms, solvents, microorganisms, cells, etc., with the aim to discern promising herbs for medicine. RESULTS: Ninety-seven Hakka herbs in Ganzhou were documented from 93 plants in 62 families; most are used for bathing (97%), or as food, such as tea (32%), soup (12%), etc. Compared with the Chinese Pharmacopoeia and Chinese Materia Medica, 24 Hakka medicines use different plant parts, and 5 plants are recorded here for the first time as traditional medicines. The plant parts used were closely related with the life cycle: annual and perennial herbs were normally used as a whole plant, and woody plants as (tender) stem and leaf, indicating a trend to use the parts that are easily collected. Encouragingly, 311 extracts (94%) were active against one or more microorganisms. Most herbs were active against Gram-positive bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus (67%), Listeria innocua (64%), etc. Cytotoxicity was often observed against a tumor cell, but rarely against normal cells. Considering both antimicrobial activity and cytotoxicity, many herbs reported in this study show promise as medicine. CONCLUSION: Hakka people commonly use easily-collected plant parts (aerial parts or entire herb) as medicine. External use of decoctions dominated, and may help combating microbial infections. The results offer promising perspectives for further research since little phytopharmacology and phytochemistry has been published to date.


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Materia Medica , Plantas Medicinais , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Antifúngicos , China , Humanos , Medicina Tradicional/métodos , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Solventes , Chá
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Front Genet ; 13: 922807, 2022.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-36051689

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is the leading cause of blindness among the elderly in western societies, is majorly accompanied by retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) degeneration. Because of the irreversible RPE cell loss among oxidative stress, it is crucial to search for available drugs for atrophic (dry) AMD. RNA-Seq analysis revealed that genes related to aging and mitochondrial health were differentially expressed under Arbutin treatment, whereas compared to oxidative injury, our study demonstrated that Arbutin substantially abrogated oxidative stress-induced cell senescence and apoptosis linked to intracellular antioxidant enzyme system homeostasis maintenance, restored mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), and reduced the SA-ß-GAL accumulation in RPE. Furthermore, Arbutin alleviated oxidative stress-mediated cell apoptosis and senescence via activation of SIRT1, as evidenced by the increase of the downstream FoxO3a and PGC-1α/ß that are related to mitochondrial biogenesis, and the suppression of NF-κB p65 inflammasome, whereas rehabilitation of oxidative stress by SIRT1 inhibitor attenuated the protective effect of Arbutin. In conclusion, we validated the results in an in vivo model constructed by NAIO3-injured mice. OCT and HE staining showed that Arbutin sustained retinal integrity in the case of oxidative damage in vivo, and the disorder of RPE cytochrome was alleviated through fundus observation. In summary, our findings identified that oxidative stress-induced mitochondrial malfunction and the subsequent senescence acceleration in RPE cells, whereas Arbutin inhibited TBHP-induced RPE degeneration via regulating the SIRT1/Foxo3a/PGC-1α/ß signaling pathway. These findings suggested that Arbutin is a new agent with potential applications in the development of AMD diseases.

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Phys Eng Sci Med ; 2022 Sep 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-36063347

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To establish and verify a nomogram based on computed tomography (CT) radiomics analysis to predict the histological types of gastric cancer preoperatively for patients with surgical indications. A sum of 171 patients with gastric cancer were included into this retrospective study. The least absolute shrinkage and selection operator (LASSO) was used for feature selection while the multivariate Logistic regression method was used for radiomics model and nomogram building. The area under curve (AUC) was used for performance evaluation in this study. The radiomics model got AUCs of 0.755 (95% CI 0.650-0.859), 0.71 (95% CI 0.543-0.875) and 0.712 (95% CI 0.500-0.923) for histological prediction in the training, the internal and external verification cohorts. The radiomics nomogram based on radiomics features and Carbohydrate antigen 125 (CA125) showed good discriminant performance in the training cohort (AUC: 0.777; 95% CI 0.679-0.875), the internal (AUC: 0.726; 95% CI 0.5591-0.8933) and external verification cohort (AUC: 0.720; 95% CI 0.5036-0.9358). The calibration curve of the radiomics nomogram also showed good results. The decision curve analysis (DCA) shows that the radiomics nomogram is clinically practical. The radiomics nomogram established and verified in this study showed good performance for the preoperative histological prediction of gastric cancer, which might contribute to the formulation of a better clinical treatment plan.

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Front Cell Dev Biol ; 10: 884590, 2022.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-36081907

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Background: Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is a common malignancy of the mucosal epithelium of the oral cavity, pharynx, and larynx. Laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) and oral squamous cell carcinoma are common HNSCC subtypes. Patients with metastatic HNSCC have a poor prognosis. Therefore, identifying molecular markers for the development and progression of HNSCC is essential for improving early diagnosis and predicting patient outcomes. Methods: Gene expression RNA-Seq data and patient clinical traits were obtained from The Cancer Genome Atlas-Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (TCGA-HNSC) and Gene Expression Omnibus databases. Differentially expressed gene (DEG) screening was performed using the TCGA-HNSC dataset. Intersection analysis between the DEGs and a list of core matrisome genes obtained from the Matrisome Project was used to identify differentially expressed matrisome genes. A prognostic model was established using univariate and multivariate Cox regression analyses, least absolute shrinkage, and selection operator (LASSO) regression analysis. Immune landscape analysis was performed based on the single-sample gene set enrichment analysis algorithm, Gene Ontology, Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes, prognostic value, receiver operating characteristic curve analysis, and gene mutation analyses. Immunohistochemical results regarding prognostic protein levels were obtained from the Human Protein Atlas. Single-gene RNA-sequencing data were obtained from GSE150321 and GSE172577 datasets. CCK-8 and Transwell assays were used to confirm cell proliferation and migration. Results: A total of 1,779 DEGs, including 939 upregulated and 840 downregulated genes, between tumor and normal samples were identified using the TCGA-HNSC microarray data. Intersection analysis revealed 52 differentially expressed matrisome-related genes. After performing univariate and multivariate Cox regression and LASSO analyses, a novel prognostic model based on six matrisome genes (FN1, LAMB4, LAMB3, DMP1, CHAD, and MMRN1) for HNSCC was established. This risk model can successfully predict HNSCC survival. The high-risk group had worse prognoses and higher enrichment of pathways related to cancer development than the low-risk group. Silencing LAMB4 in HNSCC cell lines promoted cell proliferation and migration. Conclusion: This study provides a novel prognostic model for HNSCC. Thus, FN1, LAMB4, LAMB3, DMP1, CHAD, and MMRN1 may be the promising biomarkers for clinical practice.

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Int J Mol Sci ; 23(18)2022 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-36142685

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Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease with an impairment of movement execution that is related to age and genetic and environmental factors. 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) is a neurotoxin widely used to induce PD models, but the effect of MPTP on the cells and genes of PD has not been fully elucidated. By single-nucleus RNA sequencing, we uncovered the PD-specific cells and revealed the changes in their cellular states, including astrocytosis and endothelial cells' absence, as well as a cluster of medium spiny neuron cells unique to PD. Furthermore, trajectory analysis of astrocyte and endothelial cell populations predicted candidate target gene sets that might be associated with PD. Notably, the detailed regulatory roles of astrocyte-specific transcription factors Dbx2 and Sox13 in PD were revealed in our work. Finally, we characterized the cell-cell communications of PD-specific cells and found that the overall communication strength was enhanced in PD compared with a matched control, especially the signaling pathways of NRXN and NEGR. Our work provides an overview of the changes in cellular states of the MPTP-induced mouse brain.

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Nanomaterials (Basel) ; 12(18)2022 Sep 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-36144879

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Magnetoelectric (ME) coupling is highly desirable for sensors and memory devices. Herein, the polarization (P) and magnetization (M) of the DyFeO3 single crystal were measured in pulsed magnetic fields, in which the ME behavior is modulated by multi-magnetic order parameters and has high magnetic-field sensitivity. Below the ordering temperature of the Dy3+-sublattice, when the magnetic field is along the c-axis, the P (corresponding to a large critical field of 3 T) is generated due to the exchange striction mechanism. Interestingly, when the magnetic field is in the ab-plane, ME coupling with smaller critical fields of 0.8 T (a-axis) and 0.5 T (b-axis) is triggered. We assume that the high magnetic-field sensitivity results from the combination of the magnetic anisotropy of the Dy3+ spin and the exchange striction between the Fe3+ and Dy3+ spins. This work may help to search for single-phase multiferroic materials with high magnetic-field sensitivity.

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Nanomaterials (Basel) ; 12(18)2022 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-36145022

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High-performance and low-power field-effect transistors (FETs) are the basis of integrated circuit fields, which undoubtedly require researchers to find better film channel layer materials and improve device structure technology. MoS2 has recently shown a special two-dimensional (2D) structure and superior photoelectric performance, and it has shown new potential for next-generation electronics. However, the natural atomic layer thickness and large specific surface area of MoS2 make the contact interface and dielectric interface have a great influence on the performance of MoS2 FET. Thus, we focus on its main performance improvement strategies, including optimizing the contact behavior, regulating the conductive channel, and rationalizing the dielectric layer. On this basis, we summarize the applications of 2D MoS2 FETs in key and emerging fields, specifically involving logic, RF circuits, optoelectronic devices, biosensors, piezoelectric devices, and synaptic transistors. As a whole, we discuss the state-of-the-art, key merits, and limitations of each of these 2D MoS2-based FET systems, and prospects in the future.

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Nat Cancer ; 2022 Sep 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-36138189

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Apart from the anti-GD2 antibody, immunotherapy for neuroblastoma has had limited success due to immune evasion mechanisms, coupled with an incomplete understanding of predictors of response. Here, from bulk and single-cell transcriptomic analyses, we identify a subset of neuroblastomas enriched for transcripts associated with immune activation and inhibition and show that these are predominantly characterized by gene expression signatures of the mesenchymal lineage state. By contrast, tumors expressing adrenergic lineage signatures are less immunogenic. The inherent presence or induction of the mesenchymal state through transcriptional reprogramming or therapy resistance is accompanied by innate and adaptive immune gene activation through epigenetic remodeling. Mesenchymal lineage cells promote T cell infiltration by secreting inflammatory cytokines, are efficiently targeted by cytotoxic T and natural killer cells and respond to immune checkpoint blockade. Together, we demonstrate that distinct immunogenic phenotypes define the divergent lineage states of neuroblastoma and highlight the immunogenic potential of the mesenchymal lineage.

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World J Surg Oncol ; 20(1): 283, 2022 Sep 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-36058919

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BACKGROUND: Methyltransferase-like 3 (METTL3) expression could be found in various normal and cancerous tissues. As of now, the clinical significance of METTL3 expression in human pancreatic cancer (PC) tissues still remains to be understood. Our present study aims to investigate the prognostic value and clinical implications of METTL3 expression in PC tissues. METHODS: The TCGA, GTEx, and GEO public databases were used to study the mRNA expression level of the m6A family members and its relationship among PC tissues and normal pancreatic tissue. The immunohistochemistry was used to analyze the difference of METTL3 expression between cancer tissues and adjacent normal tissues. The prognostic value was evaluated by using the Log-rank survival analysis and Cox model analysis. PAAD samples from TCGA and GEO databases were used to perform the immune infiltration analysis and gene set enrichment analysis based on the genes that were highly correlated with METTL3. RESULTS: Based on the analysis of TCGA, GTEx, and GEO public database, we found that the m6A family members showed a higher correlation in PC tissues compared to normal pancreatic tissues, and the mRNA expression level of the m6A family members showed a significant difference between PC tissues and adjacent normal tissues. Moreover, scRNA-seq data indicated that METTL3 showed a higher expression level in malignant epithelial cells. Our immunohistochemistry results also confirmed that the intensity of METTL3 immunostaining in PC tissues was significantly higher than that in adjacent normal tissues (P = 0.015). The overall survival (OS) of PC patients with high expression of METTL3 protein were significantly poorer than those with low expression of METTL3 protein (HR = 1.788, 95% CI 1.071-2.984, P = 0.026). Further analysis of PC data from the database showed that METTL3 expression was associated with a variety of tumor-infiltrating immune cells and was involved in m6A modification and metabolism in PC tissues. CONCLUSION: Increased METTL3 expression at the protein level could be found in PC tissues, suggesting that the METTL3 expression was involved in the progression of PC and could serve as an important marker for prognostic prediction of this malignancy.


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Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Neoplasias Pancreáticas , Humanos , Metiltransferases/genética , Metiltransferases/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/genética , RNA Mensageiro/genética
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Plant Mol Biol ; 2022 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-36109466

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KEY MESSAGE: Plant-deleterious microbial volatiles activate the transactivation of hypoxia, MAMPs and wound responsive genes in Arabidopsis thaliana. AtMKK1 and AtMKK3 are involved in the plant-deleterious microbial volatiles-induced defense responses. Microbial volatile compounds (mVCs) are a collection of volatile metabolites from microorganisms with biological effects on all living organisms. mVCs function as gaseous modulators of plant growth and plant health. In this study, the defense events induced by plant-deleterious mVCs were investigated. Enterobacter aerogenes VCs lead to growth inhibition and immune responses in Arabidopsis thaliana. E. aerogenes VCs negatively regulate auxin response and transport gene expression in the root tip, as evidenced by decreased expression of DR5::GFP, PIN3::PIN3-GFP and PIN4::PIN4-GFP. Data from transcriptional analysis suggests that E. aerogenes VCs trigger hypoxia response, innate immune responses and metabolic processes. In addition, the transcript levels of the genes involved in the synthetic pathways of antimicrobial metabolites camalexin and coumarin are increased after the E. aerogenes VCs exposure. Moreover, we demonstrate that MKK1 serves as a regulator of camalexin biosynthesis gene expression in response to E. aerogenes VCs, while MKK3 is the regulator of coumarin biosynthesis gene expression. Additionally, MKK1 and MKK3 mediate the E. aerogenes VCs-induced callose deposition. Collectively, these studies provide molecular insights into immune responses by plant-deleterious mVCs.

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Polymers (Basel) ; 14(17)2022 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-36080744

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Flexible electronic technology is one of the research hotspots, and numerous wearable devices have been widely used in our daily life. As an important part of wearable devices, flexible sensors can effectively detect various stimuli related to specific environments or biological species, having a very bright development prospect. Therefore, there has been lots of studies devoted to developing high-performance flexible pressure sensors. In addition to developing a variety of materials with excellent performances, the microstructure designs of materials can also effectively improve the performances of sensors, which has brought new ideas to scientists and attracted their attention increasingly. This paper will summarize the flexible pressure sensors based on material microstructure designs in recent years. The paper will mainly discuss the processing methods and characteristics of various sensors with different microstructures, and compare the advantages, disadvantages, and application scenarios of them. At the same time, the main application fields of flexible pressure sensors based on microstructure designs will be listed, and their future development and challenges will be discussed.

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