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Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi ; 24(7): 759-764, 2022 Jul 15.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35894190

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OBJECTIVES: To study the early clinical efficacy of combined therapy of stage 4 neuroblastoma. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on the medical data and follow-up data of 14 children with stage 4 neuroblastoma who were diagnosed in Hong Kong University-Shenzhen Hospital from January 2016 to June 2021. RESULTS: The median age of onset was 3 years and 7.5 months in these 14 children. Among these children, 9 had positive results of bone marrow biopsy, 4 had N-Myc gene amplification, 13 had an increase in neuron-specific enolase, and 7 had an increase in vanilmandelic acid in urine. Based on the results of pathological examination, differentiated type was observed in 6 children, undifferentiated type in one child, mixed type, in one child and poorly differentiated type in 6 children. Of all the children, 10 received chemotherapy with the N7 regimen (including 2 children receiving arsenic trioxide in addition) and 4 received chemotherapy with the Rapid COJEC regimen. Thirteen children underwent surgery, 14 received hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and 10 received radiotherapy. A total of 8 children received Ch14.18/CHO immunotherapy, among whom 1 child discontinued due to anaphylactic shock during immunotherapy, and the other 7 children completed Ch14.18/CHO treatment without serious adverse events, among whom 1 child was treated with Lu177 Dotatate 3 times after recurrence and is still undergoing chemotherapy at present. The median follow-up time was 45 months for all the 14 children. Four children experienced recurrence within 2 years, and the 2-year overall survival rate was 100%; 4 children experienced recurrence within 3 years, and 7 achieved disease-free survival within 3 years. CONCLUSIONS: Multidisciplinary combined therapy is recommended for children with stage 4 neuroblastoma and can help them achieve better survival and prognosis.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica , Neuroblastoma , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Terapia Combinada , Humanos , Lactente , Neuroblastoma/tratamento farmacológico , Tomografia por Emissão de Pósitrons , Cintilografia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Resultado do Tratamento
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BMC Infect Dis ; 22(1): 332, 2022 Apr 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35379167

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BACKGROUND: The current surveillance system only focuses on notifiable infectious diseases in China. The arrival of the big-data era provides us a chance to elaborate on the full spectrum of infectious diseases. METHODS: In this population-based observational study, we used multiple health-related data extracted from the Shandong Multi-Center Healthcare Big Data Platform from January 2013 to June 2017 to estimate the incidence density and describe the epidemiological characteristics and dynamics of various infectious diseases in a population of 3,987,573 individuals in Shandong province, China. RESULTS: In total, 106,289 cases of 130 infectious diseases were diagnosed among the population, with an incidence density (ID) of 694.86 per 100,000 person-years. Besides 73,801 cases of 35 notifiable infectious diseases, 32,488 cases of 95 non-notifiable infectious diseases were identified. The overall ID continuously increased from 364.81 per 100,000 person-years in 2013 to 1071.80 per 100,000 person-years in 2017 (χ2 test for trend, P < 0.0001). Urban areas had a significantly higher ID than rural areas, with a relative risk of 1.25 (95% CI 1.23-1.27). Adolescents aged 10-19 years had the highest ID of varicella, women aged 20-39 years had significantly higher IDs of syphilis and trichomoniasis, and people aged ≥ 60 years had significantly higher IDs of zoster and viral conjunctivitis (all P < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: Infectious diseases remain a substantial public health problem, and non-notifiable diseases should not be neglected. Multi-source-based big data are beneficial to better understand the profile and dynamics of infectious diseases.


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Doenças Transmissíveis , Sífilis , Adolescente , Adulto , Big Data , Criança , China/epidemiologia , Doenças Transmissíveis/epidemiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Incidência , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Adulto Jovem
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Food Funct ; 13(6): 3318-3328, 2022 Mar 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35257124

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Bile salt hydrolases (BSHs), a group of cysteine-hydrolases produced by gut microbes, play a crucial role in the hydrolysis of glycine- or taurine-conjugated bile acids and have been validated as key targets to modulate bile acid metabolism. This study aims to discover one or more efficacious inhibitors against a BSH produced by Lactobacillus salivarius (lsBSH) from natural products and to characterize the mechanism of the newly identified BSH inhibitor(s). Following screening of the inhibition potentials of more than 100 natural compounds against lsBSH, amentoflavone (AMF), a naturally occurring biflavone isolated from various medicinal plants, was discovered to be an efficacious BSH inhibitor (IC50 = 0.34 µM). Further investigation showed that AMF could strongly inhibit the lsBSH-catalyzed hydrolytic reaction in living gut microbes. Inhibition kinetic analyses demonstrated that AMF reversibly inhibited the lsBSH-catalyzed hydrolytic reaction in a mixed-inhibition manner, with an apparent Ki value of 0.65 µM. Fluorescence quenching assays suggested that AMF could quench the fluorescence of lsBSH via a static quenching procedure. Docking simulations suggested that AMF could be fitted into lsBSH at two distinct ligand-binding sites, mainly via hydrophobic interactions and hydrogen bonding, which explained well the mixed inhibition mode of this agent. Animal tests showed that the hydrolytic activities of BSHs in mice feces could be significantly blocked by AMF. In summary, this study reports that AMF is a strong, naturally occurring inhibitor of lsBSH, which offers a promising lead compound to develop novel agents for modulating bile acid metabolism in the host via targeting BSHs.


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Amidoidrolases/antagonistas & inibidores , Biflavonoides/farmacologia , Inibidores Enzimáticos/farmacologia , Lactobacillus salivarius/enzimologia , Amidoidrolases/química , Amidoidrolases/metabolismo , Animais , Biflavonoides/química , Biflavonoides/metabolismo , Domínio Catalítico , Avaliação Pré-Clínica de Medicamentos , Inibidores Enzimáticos/química , Inibidores Enzimáticos/metabolismo , Fezes/enzimologia , Cinética , Camundongos , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular
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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi ; 47(3): 611-627, 2022 Feb.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35178943

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A total of 33 pesticides have been banned from Chinese medicinal materials and decoction pieces(plants) according to Chinese Pharmacopoeia(2020 edition). According to the chemical structures, they are mainly divided into seven categories: organophosphorus compounds, organochlorines, carbamates, amidines, sulfonylureas, phenylpyrazoles, and ethers. These banned pesticides exhibit neurotoxicity, reproductive toxicity, immune system toxicity, teratogenicity, carcinogenesis, and mutagenesis, seriously damaging human and animal health. They affect not only the quality and safety of traditional Chinese medicines and resulting products, but also their competitiveness in the international market. Due to the numerous varieties of traditional Chinese medicines and their complex substrates, it is necessary to establish a universal and highly sensitive method for pesticide residue detection. This review systematically summarized the residual status, toxicity, and analytical methods of banned pesticides in traditional Chinese medicines, and forecasted the prospects of different analytical techniques, so as to provide reference for further safety and risk assessment of banned pesticide residues in traditional Chinese medicines, thus ensuring the safe production of traditional Chinese medicines.


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Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas , Resíduos de Praguicidas , Praguicidas , China , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/análise , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/toxicidade , Humanos , Medicina Tradicional Chinesa , Compostos Organofosforados , Resíduos de Praguicidas/análise , Resíduos de Praguicidas/toxicidade , Praguicidas/análise
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Sensors (Basel) ; 21(24)2021 Dec 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34960569

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Human activity recognition without equipment plays a vital role in smart home applications, freeing humans from the shackles of wearable devices. In this paper, by using the channel state information (CSI) of the WiFi signal, semi-supervised transfer learning with dynamic associate domain adaptation is proposed for human activity recognition. In order to improve the CSI quality and denoising of CSI, we carried out missing packet filling, burst noise removal, background estimation, feature extraction, feature enhancement, and data augmentation in the data pre-processing stage. This paper considers the problem of environment-independent human activity recognition, also known as domain adaptation. The pre-trained model is trained from the source domain by collecting a complete labeled dataset of all of the CSI of human activity patterns. Then, the pre-trained model is transferred to the target environment through the semi-supervised transfer learning stage. Therefore, when humans move to different target domains, a partial labeled dataset of the target domain is required for fine-tuning. In this paper, we propose a dynamic associate domain adaptation called DADA. By modifying the existing associate domain adaptation algorithm, the target domain can provide a dynamic ratio of labeled dataset/unlabeled dataset, while the existing associate domain adaptation algorithm only allows target domains with the unlabeled dataset. The advantage of DADA is that it provides a dynamic strategy to eliminate different effects on different environments. In addition, we further designed an attention-based DenseNet model, or AD, as our training network, which is modified by an existing DenseNet by adding the attention function. The solution we proposed was simplified to DADA-AD throughout the paper. The experimental results show that for domain adaptation in different domains, the accuracy of human activity recognition of the DADA-AD scheme is 97.4%. It also shows that DADA-AD has advantages over existing semi-supervised learning schemes.


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Aprendizado de Máquina Supervisionado , Dispositivos Eletrônicos Vestíveis , Aclimatação , Algoritmos , Atividades Humanas , Humanos
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J Med Genet ; 2021 Sep 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34544842

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BACKGROUND: A large number of new causative and risk genes for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) have been identified mostly in patients of European ancestry. In contrast, we know relatively little regarding the genetics of ALS in other ethnic populations. This study aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of the genetics of ALS in an unprecedented large cohort of Chinese mainland population and correlate with the clinical features of rare variants carriers. METHODS: A total of 1587 patients, including 64 familial ALS (FALS) and 1523 sporadic ALS (SALS), and 1866 in-house controls were analysed by whole-exome sequencing and/or testing for G4C2 repeats in C9orf72. Forty-one ALS-associated genes were analysed. FINDINGS: 155 patients, including 26 (40.6%) FALS and 129 (8.5%) SALS, carrying rare pathogenic/likely pathogenic (P/LP) variants of ALS causative genes were identified. SOD1 was the most common mutated gene, followed by C9orf72, FUS, NEK1, TARDBP and TBK1. By burden analysis, rare variants in SOD1, FUS and TARDBP contributed to the collective risk for ALS (p<2.5e-6) at the gene level, but at the allelic level TARDBP p.Gly294Val and FUS p.Arg521Cys and p.Arg521His were the most important single variants causing ALS. Clinically, P/LP variants in TARDBP and C9orf72 were associated with poor prognosis, in FUS linked with younger age of onset, and C9orf72 repeats tended to affect cognition. CONCLUSIONS: Our data provide essential information for understanding the genetic and clinical features of ALS in China and for optimal design of genetic testing and evaluation of disease prognosis.

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Zhen Ci Yan Jiu ; 46(7): 549-54, 2021 Jul 25.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34369673

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OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of electroacupuncture(EA) at "Zusanli"(ST36), "Yinlingquan" (SP9) or "Yingu"(KI10) on the expression of 5-hydroxytryptamine type 7 receptor (5-HT7R) in the gastric antrum and colon tissues in functional diarrhea (FD) model rats, so as to explore its mechanisms underlying improving FD. METHODS: Forty male SD rats were randomly divided into control, model, ST36, SP9 and KI10 groups,with 8 rats in each group. The FD model was established by combined administration of restriction (four-limbs' banding) + abdominal cold stimulation + feeding every other day, for 14 days. EA (2 Hz, 0.5 mA) was applied to bilateral ST36 or bilateral SP9 or bilateral KI10 in the 3 corresponding groups for 30 min, once a day for 7 days after successful modeling. Rats of the control group received restriction only. The fecal water content was calculated and the stool form score was given according to the Bristol's methods. The gastric residual rate (GRR) and small intestine propulsion rate (SIPR) were determined to assess the motility of the gastrointestinal tract. Immunohistochemical and real-time fluorescent quantitative PCR were used to detect the expression of 5-HT7R protein and mRNA of the gastric antrum and colon tissues, respectively. RESULTS: Compared with the control group, the fecal water content, the stool form score, the SIPR and the expression levels of 5-HT7R protein and 5-HT7R mRNA were significantly increased (P<0.01,P<0.05) and the GRR was considerably decreased in the model group (P<0.01). The fecal water content, stool form score and SIPR, and expression level of 5-HT7R protein and mRNA in the gastric antrum and colon were significantly lower in both the ST36 and SP9 groups (not in the KI10 group) than in the model group (P<0.01, P<0.05), but the GRR was significantly higher in the ST36 and SP9 groups (not in the KI10 group) than in the model group (P<0.01). The effects of both ST36 and SP9 were significantly superior to those of KI10 in improving all the indexes mentioned above (except SIPR and the mRNA level of 5-HT7R in the colon in SP9 group)(P<0.01, P<0.05). No significant differences were found between the ST36 and SP9 groups in lowering the levels of fecal water content, stool form score, SIPR, and the expression of 5-HT7R protein and mRNA, as well as in up-regulating GRR (P>0.05). CONCLUSION: EA of ST36 and SP9 can improve the motility of gastrointestinal tract in FD rats, which may be related to its functions in down-regulating the expression of 5-HT7R protein and mRNA in gastric antrum and colon tissues. The effects of ST36 and SP9 were obviously better than those of KI10 in ameliorating the gastric and intestinal motility (except GRR) and in lowering the expression of 5-HT7R protein and mRNA.


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Eletroacupuntura , Pontos de Acupuntura , Animais , Colo , Diarreia/genética , Diarreia/terapia , Masculino , Antro Pilórico , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley
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J Asian Nat Prod Res ; 23(8): 724-730, 2021 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34253100

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Three new flavonoid glycosides, embeliaflavosides A-C (1-3), together with eight known flavonoid glycosides (4-11), were isolated from the fruits of Embelia ribes. Their structures were established based on the analyses of spectroscopic data. Compounds 1-11 were evaluated for antioxidant and α-glucosidase inhibitory activities. The results revealed that compounds 1-11 owned significant ABTS radical scavenging activity with IC50 values of 2.52-9.78 µM, and DPPH scavenging activity with IC50 values of 7.56-26.47 µM, respectively. However, α-glucosidase inhibition assay indicated that all the isolates were inactive.[Formula: see text].


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Embelia , Ribes , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Embelia/metabolismo , Flavonoides/farmacologia , Frutas , Inibidores de Glicosídeo Hidrolases/farmacologia , Glicosídeos/farmacologia , Estrutura Molecular , Extratos Vegetais , Ribes/metabolismo , alfa-Glucosidases/metabolismo
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Chin Med ; 16(1): 62, 2021 Jul 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34315516

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The worldwide prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is increasing, and this metabolic disorder has been recognized as a severe threat to human health. A variety of chemical drugs have been approved for treating NAFLD, however, they always has serious side effects. Chinese herbal medicines (CHMs) have been widely used for preventing and treating a range of metabolic diseases with satisfactory safety and effective performance in clinical treatment of NAFLD. Recent studies indicated that imbanlance of the intestinal microbiota was closely associated with the occurrence and development of NAFLD, thus, the intestinal microbiota has been recognized as a promising target for treatment of NAFLD. In recent decades, a variety of CHMs have been reported to effectively prevent or treat NAFLD by modulating intestinal microbiota to further interfer the gut-liver axis. In this review, recent advances in CHMs for the treatment of NAFLD via rebuilding the intestinal microecology were systematically reviewed. The key roles of CHMs in the regulation of gut microbiota and the gut-liver axis along with their mechanisms (such as modulating intestinal permeability, reducing the inflammatory response, protecting liver cells, improving lipid metabolism, and modulating nuclear receptors), were well summarized. All the knowledge and information presented here will be very helpful for researchers to better understand the applications and mechanisms of CHMs for treatment of NAFLD.

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Onco Targets Ther ; 14: 2227-2233, 2021.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33824593

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In adults, yolk sac tumors (YSTs) in the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses are very rare. To date, only six cases have been reported in the English literature. YSTs in adults are often accompanied by cancer, teratocarcinosarcoma, and other malignant components. Here, we have reported a case of nasal tumor in a 55-year-old man with nasal obstruction and epistaxis. Morphologically, the tumor showed histological characteristics of pure YST. Immunohistochemical staining showed diffuse expression of SALL4, CDX2, and GPC-3 accompanied by sporadic expression of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and CD117. After 20 and 40 days of operation, the serum AFP level was 220.30 and 43.60 ng/mL (normal, <7 ng/mL), respectively, which supported the pathological diagnosis of YST. However, we further performed immunohistochemical staining and fluorescence in situ hybridization using an INI-1 probe to detect the status of INI-1 in tumor cells. The results revealed that INI-1 was absent in tumor cells. Hence, we corrected the diagnosis to SMARCB1 (INI-1)-deficient carcinoma of the nasal cavity with YST differentiation. The patient underwent surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy in our hospital without evidence of recurrence or metastasis at the 6-month follow-up. The serum AFP level had also normalized. In conclusion, our case demonstrates that INI-1-deficient carcinoma may exhibit, a pure YST differentiation and immunophenotype, and elevated serum AFP levels. In adults, YST in the nasal cavity may represent INI-1-deficient carcinoma, which may be a potential diagnostic pitfall.

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Mol Neurobiol ; 58(7): 3435-3442, 2021 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33723766

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Functional and genetic studies have identified association between several Zinc finger (ZNF) proteins and Parkinson's disease (PD). However, most of them were still awaiting further replications, especially in the Asian population. Here, we systematically selected PD-relevant ZNF genes and analyzed the genetic associations between these ZNFs and PD in a large Chinese PD cohort. We identified rare variants (minor allele frequency < 0.01) in 743 unrelated patients with early-onset PD (EOPD, age at onset < 50 years) using whole exome sequencing and evaluated the association between rare variants and EOPD at both allele and gene levels. Totally 91 rare variants were identified in ZNF746, ZNF646, ZNF184, ZNF165, ZND219, and GLIS1. One variant p.R373H in ZNF219 and two variants p.G161D and p.R158H in ZNF746 were significantly associated with EOPD, and gene-based burden analysis showed enrichment of rare variants of ZNF746 in EOPD. Our findings build up the connection between ZNF746 and PD from a genetic perspective for the first time, supplement current understanding for the genetic role of ZNFs in EOPD, and broaden the mutation spectrum in PD.


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/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Testes Genéticos/métodos , Doença de Parkinson/genética , Proteínas Repressoras/genética , Adulto , Idade de Início , China/epidemiologia , Estudos de Coortes , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença/epidemiologia , Variação Genética/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Doença de Parkinson/diagnóstico , Doença de Parkinson/epidemiologia
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BMC Med ; 19(1): 27, 2021 02 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33541344

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BACKGROUND: Epidemiological and clinical studies have suggested comorbidity between amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and autoimmune disorders. However, little is known about their shared genetic architecture. METHODS: To examine the relation between ALS and 10 autoimmune diseases, including asthma, celiac disease (CeD), Crohn's disease (CD), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), multiple sclerosis (MS), psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), type 1 diabetes (T1D), and ulcerative colitis (UC), and identify shared risk loci, we first estimated the genetic correlation using summary statistics from genome-wide association studies, and then analyzed the genetic enrichment leveraging the conditional false discovery rate statistical method. RESULTS: We identified a significant positive genetic correlation between ALS and CeD, MS, RA, and SLE, as well as a significant negative genetic correlation between ALS and IBD, UC, and CD. Robust genetic enrichment was observed between ALS and CeD and MS, and moderate enrichment was found between ALS and UC and T1D. Thirteen shared genetic loci were identified, among which five were suggestively significant in another ALS GWAS, namely rs3828599 (GPX3), rs3849943 (C9orf72), rs7154847 (G2E3), rs6571361 (SCFD1), and rs9903355 (GGNBP2). By integrating cis-expression quantitative trait loci analyses in Braineac and GTEx, we further identified GGNBP2, ATXN3, and SLC9A8 as novel ALS risk genes. Functional enrichment analysis indicated that the shared risk genes were involved in four pathways including membrane trafficking, vesicle-mediated transport, ER to Golgi anterograde transport, and transport to the Golgi and subsequent modification. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings demonstrate a specific genetic correlation between ALS and autoimmune diseases and identify shared risk loci, including three novel ALS risk genes. These results provide a better understanding for the pleiotropy of ALS and have implications for future therapeutic trials.


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Esclerose Amiotrófica Lateral/genética , Doenças Autoimunes/genética , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Artrite Reumatoide/genética , Doença Celíaca/genética , Colite Ulcerativa/genética , Doença de Crohn/genética , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 1/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/genética , Esclerose Múltipla/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Psoríase/genética , Locos de Características Quantitativas
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Sci Rep ; 11(1): 3850, 2021 02 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33594167

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Fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) play a pathogenic role in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). STAT3 signaling is activated in FLS of RA patients (RA-FLS), which in turn causes RA-FLS hyperproliferation. RL is a traditional remedy for treating inflammatory diseases in China. It comprises Rosae Multiflorae Fructus and Lonicerae Japonicae Flos. A standardized ethanolic extract of RL (RLE) has been shown to exert anti-arthritic effects in collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) rats. Some constituents of RLE were reported to inhibit JAK2/STAT3 signaling in rat FLS. Here, we determined whether RLE inhibits FLS hyperproliferation, and explored the involvement of STAT3 signaling in this inhibition. In joints of CIA rats, RLE increased apoptotic FLS. In IL-6/sIL-6R-stimulated RA-FLS, RLE reduced cell viability and evoked cell apoptosis. In synovial tissues of CIA rats, RLE lowered the protein level of phospho-STAT3. In IL-6/sIL-6R-stimulated RA-FLS, RLE inhibited activation/phosphorylation of STAT3 and JAK2, decreased the nuclear localization of STAT3, and downregulated protein levels of Bcl-2 and Mcl-1. Over-activation of STAT3 diminished RLE's anti-proliferative effects in IL-6/sIL-6R-stimulated RA-FLS. In summary, RLE inhibits hyperproliferation of FLS in rat and cell models, and suppression of STAT3 signaling contributes to the underlying mechanisms. This study provides further pharmacological groundwork for developing RLE as a modern anti-arthritic drug.


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Artrite Reumatoide/tratamento farmacológico , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/uso terapêutico , Extratos Vegetais/uso terapêutico , Rosa , Sinoviócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Artrite Reumatoide/metabolismo , Avaliação Pré-Clínica de Medicamentos , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/farmacologia , Humanos , Interleucina-6 , Lonicera , Fitoterapia , Cultura Primária de Células , Ratos , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/metabolismo , Líquido Sinovial/metabolismo
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Ticks Tick Borne Dis ; 12(1): 101593, 2021 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33096512

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Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging lethal tick-borne disease that has been widely prevalent in East Asia in recent years, and raised an important public health problem in China. However, a comprehensive and thorough understanding of the current SFTS epidemic areas in Shandong Province is not available. Accordingly, a descriptive analysis was applied to explore the demographic and spatio-temporal features of SFTS cases in Shandong Province from 2010 to 2015. The division between epidemic areas and non-epidemic areas was given by maximum entropy niche model (MaxEnt) based on environmental factors such as temperature and precipitation. There were 1,786 SFTS cases between 2010 and 2015 in Shandong, mainly involving middle-aged and elderly individuals (age:40-80) and farmers (84.6 %). May-October was the high-incidence period and the SFTS cases were mostly clustered in the central and eastern regions of Shandong Province. In light of MaxEnt, 3 specific environmental features between dichotomous areas were identified, including 1) most epidemic areas are covered by acidic soils (Constituent ratio: 63.8 %) while 29.1 % coverage appears in non-epidemic areas, 2) compared with non-epidemic areas, the identical kinds of agricultural areas accounted for a higher constituent ratio (64.9 % vs. 42.7 %), and 3) lower level of annual temperature in epidemic areas compared to non-epidemic areas [Median: 13.2℃ vs. 14.2℃; (25th IQR, 75th IQR): (12.5, 13.7) vs. (13.6, 14.9)]. Our study suggests middle-aged and elderly farmers are high-risk population to be focused on in future prevention and acidic soils, agricultural activities as well lower temperature that may be related to increased SFTS incidence.


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Epidemias , Febre Grave com Síndrome de Trombocitopenia/epidemiologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Criança , Pré-Escolar , China/epidemiologia , Clima , Feminino , Humanos , Incidência , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Phlebovirus/fisiologia , Fatores de Risco , Febre Grave com Síndrome de Trombocitopenia/virologia , Adulto Jovem
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Immunol Lett ; 229: 8-17, 2021 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33186635

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In abnormal glycosylation, molecules of glucose or other carbohydrates in living organisms are inappropriately attached to proteins, which causes protein denaturation. Abnormal glycosylation modification is known to directly or indirectly affect the tumor escape process, but very few studies have been performed on whether protein glycosylation changes the structure and function of immune cells and immune molecules and thereby regulates the occurrence and development of tumor escape. Therefore, this article summarizes the effect of the immune system on tumor escape in association with the abnormal glycosylation process from an immunological perspective.


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Imunidade , Neoplasias/imunologia , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Processamento de Proteína Pós-Traducional , Animais , Antígenos de Neoplasias/imunologia , Biomarcadores , Membrana Celular/imunologia , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Citocinas/metabolismo , Células Dendríticas/imunologia , Células Dendríticas/metabolismo , Suscetibilidade a Doenças , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Glicosilação , Humanos , Imunomodulação , Ativação Linfocitária , Subpopulações de Linfócitos/imunologia , Subpopulações de Linfócitos/metabolismo , Neoplasias/patologia , Transdução de Sinais , Evasão Tumoral/imunologia
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Hepatol Res ; 51(4): 490-502, 2021 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33227168

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AIM: The aim of this study was to use a metabonomics approach to identify potential biomarkers of exhaled breath condensate (EBC) for predicting the prognosis of acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF). METHODS: Using liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, EBC metabolites of ACLF patients surviving without liver transplantation (n = 57) and those with worse outcomes (n = 45), and controls (n = 15) were profiled from a specialized liver disease center in Beijing. The metabolites were used to identify candidate biomarkers, and the predicted performance of potential biomarkers was tested. RESULTS: Forty-one metabolites, involving glycerophospholipid metabolism, sphingolipid metabolism, arachidonic acid metabolism, and amino acid metabolism, as candidate biomarkers for discriminating the different outcomes of ACLF were selected. A prognostic model was constructed by a panel of four metabolites including phosphatidylinositol [20:4(5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z)/13:0], phosphatidyl ethanolamine (12:0/22:0), L-metanephrine and ethylbenzene, which could predict the worse prognosis in ACLF patients with sensitivity (84.4%) and specificity (89.5%) (area under the receiver operating characteristic curve [AUC] = 0.859, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.787-0.931). Compared with Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score (AUC = 0.639, 95% CI = 0.526-0.753) and MELD-sodium (MELD-Na) score (AUC = 0.692, 95% CI = 0.582-0.803), EBC-associated metabolite signature model could better predict worse outcomes in patients with ACLF (p < 0.05). Using the MELD-Na score and EBC metabolite signatures, a decision tree model was built for predicting the prognosis of ACLF identified on logistic regression analyses (AUC = 0.906, 95% CI = 0.846-0.965). CONCLUSION: EBC metabolic signatures show promise as potential biomarkers for predicting worse prognosis of ACLF.

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Front Plant Sci ; 11: 600458, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33193556

RESUMO

Fumonisin toxins are produced by Fusarium fungal pathogens. Fumonisins are structural analogs of sphingosine and potent inhibitors of ceramide synthases (CerSs); they disrupt sphingolipid metabolism and cause disease in plants and animals. Over the past three decades, researchers have used fumonisin B1 (FB1), the most common fumonisin, as a probe to investigate sphingolipid metabolism in yeast and animals. Although the physiological effects of FB1 in plants have yet to be investigated in detail, forward and reverse genetic approaches have revealed many genes involved in these processes. In this review, we discuss the intricate network of signaling pathways affected by FB1, including changes in sphingolipid metabolism and the effects of these changes, with a focus on our current understanding of the multiple effects of FB1 on plant cell death and plant growth. We analyze the major findings that highlight the connections between sphingolipid metabolism and FB1-induced signaling, and we point out where additional research is needed to fill the gaps in our understanding of FB1-induced signaling pathways in plants.

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