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Life Sci ; 268: 119009, 2021 Jan 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33412210

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AIMS: Salivary gland dysfunction is a common complication of diabetes mellitus (DM). Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) is evidenced to involve in the functional regulation of salivary gland, however, its role in DM-impaired gland is unknown. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the expression profiles and functional networks of lncRNA in the parotid glands (PGs) of DM mice. MAIN METHODS: Microarray was used to detect lncRNA and messenger RNA (mRNA) expression profiles in the PGs from db/db and db/m mice. Eleven differently expressed (DE) lncRNAs validated by qRT-PCR were selected for coding-non-coding gene co-expression (CNC) and competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA) network analysis, as well as the following Gene Ontology (GO) and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) analysis. Pearson's coefficient correlation analysis was used to analyze the correlations between DE lncRNAs expression and DM pathology. KEY FINDINGS: By using a 2-fold change and P < 0.05 as the cutoff criteria, 1650 DE lncRNAs (758 upregulated and 892 downregulated) and 1073 mRNAs (563 upregulated and 510 downregulated) were identified in the PGs of db/db mice compared to db/m mice. GO and KEGG analysis of DE mRNA suggested that activated inflammation response and downregulated ion transport might count for the dysfunction of diabetic PG. CNC and ceRNA networks analysis of 11 DE lncRNAs showed that the inflammation process and its related signaling pathways including advanced glycation end product (AGE)-receptor for AGE (RAGE) signaling pathway in diabetic complications, cytokine-cytokine receptor interaction, chemokine signaling pathway, apoptosis, and cell adhesion molecules were significantly enriched. The alterations of lncRNAs were closely correlated with higher blood glucose and serum insulin levels in mice. SIGNIFICANCE: We identified multiple lncRNAs/mRNAs and several signaling pathways that may involve in the pathogenesis of diabetic salivary injury, providing new insight into potential target of diabetic hyposalivation.

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BMC Plant Biol ; 21(1): 45, 2021 Jan 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33451287

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BACKGROUND: 'Regal Splendour' (Hosta variety) is famous for its multi-color leaves, which are useful resources for exploring chloroplast development and color changes. The expressions of chlorophyll biosynthesis-related genes (HrHEMA, HrPOR and HrCAO) in Hosta have been demonstrated to be associated with leaf color. Herein, we isolated, sequenced, and analyzed HrHEMA, HrPOR and HrCAO genes. Subcellular localization was also performed to determine the location of the corresponding enzymes. After plasmid construction, virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) was carried out to reduce the expressions of those genes. In addition, HrHEMA-, HrPOR- and HrCAO-overexpressing tobacco plants were made to verify the genes function. Changes of transgenic tobacco were recorded under 2000 lx, 6000 lx and 10,000 lx light intensity. Additionally, the contents of enzyme 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA), porphobilinogen (PBG), chlorophyll a and b (Chla and Chlb), carotenoid (Cxc), superoxide dismutase (SOD), peroxidase (POD), malondialdehyde (MDA), proline (Pro) and catalase (CAT) under different light intensities were evaluated. RESULTS: The silencing of HrHEMA, HrPOR and HrCAO genes can induce leaf yellowing and chloroplast structure changes in Hosta. Specifically, leaves of Hosta with HrCAO silencing were the most affected, while those with HrPOR silencing were the least affected. Moreover, all three genes in tobacco were highly expressed, whereas no expression was detected in wild-type (WT). However, the sensitivities of the three genes to different light intensities were different. The highest expression level of HrHEMA and HrPOR was detected under 10,000 lx of illumination, while HrCAO showed the highest expression level under 6000 lx. Lastly, the 5-ALA, Chla, Cxc, SOD, POD, MDA, Pro and CAT contents in different transgenic tobaccos changed significantly under different light intensities. CONCLUSION: The overexpression of these three genes in tobacco enhanced photosynthesis by accumulating chlorophyll content, but the influential level varied under different light intensities. Furthermore, HrHEMA-, HrPOR- and HrCAO- overexpressing in tobacco can enhance the antioxidant capacity of plants to cope with stress under higher light intensity. However, under lower light intensity, the antioxidant capacity was declined in HrHEMA-, HrPOR- and HrCAO- overexpressing tobaccos.

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Toxicol Mech Methods ; : 1-31, 2021 Jan 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33467949

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Smokeless tobacco products provide an alternative to cigarettes; however, smokeless tobacco is carcinogenic and harmful to human health. This study evaluated the toxicological effects of snus extracts and cigarette smoke total particulate matter (TPM) on human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). Treated cells were examined for cell viability, reactive oxygen species (ROS), apoptosis, and inflammatory cytokines. Moreover, we explored the mechanism of programmed cell death induced by snus. The results showed that snus extracts significantly inhibited cell viability in a dose-dependent manner. ROS was significantly increased in treatment groups, and anti-oxidant treatment could not prevent snus extract-induced cell death. Snus extracts induced apoptosis, DNA damage, activation and cleavage of caspase-3 and caspase-8, pathway-related gene change, and interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-8 release in HUVECs. Snus extracts exposure may induce cytotoxicity, ROS generation, inflammatory cytokines release, and apoptosis or DNA damage through intrinsic and extrinsic pathways in HUVECs.

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Bioresour Technol ; 321: 124496, 2021 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33302013

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In this review investigate the apple orchard waste (AOW) is potential organic resources to produce multi-product and there sustainable interventions with biorefineries approaches to assesses the apple farm industrial bioeconomy. The thermochemical and biological processes like anaerobic digestion, composting and , etc., that generate distinctive products like bio-chemicals, biofuels, biofertilizers, animal feed and biomaterial, etc can be employed for AOW valorization. Integrating these processes can enhanced the yield and resource recovery sustainably. Thus, employing biorefinery approaches with allied different methods can link to the progression of circular bioeconomy. This review article mainly focused on the different biological processes and thermochemical that can be occupied for the production of waste to-energy and multi-bio-product in a series of reaction based on sustainability. Therefore, the biorefinery for AOW move towards identification of the serious of the reaction with each individual thermochemical and biological processes for the conversion of one-dimensional providences to circular bioeconomy.


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Compostagem , Malus , Animais , Biocombustíveis , Indústrias
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J Mol Endocrinol ; 66(1): 45-57, 2021 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33151904

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The aberrant histone methylation patterns contribute to the pathogenesis of endometriosis (EM). Mixed lineage leukemia 1 (MLL1), a histone methyltransferase, is crucial for gene expression by catalyzing the trimethylation of histone 3 lysine 4 (H3K4me3) in gene promoter. This study aimed to explore whether MLL1 is involved in EM-related infertility. The expressions of MLL1 and H3K4me3 were analyzed in the eutopic endometria from EM women with infertility (n = 22) and the normal endometria from EM-free women (n = 22). Mouse EM model was established. The MLL1 and H3K4me3 expression patterns in mice endometria of early pregnancy were also investigated. Immortalized human endometrial stromal cells (iESCs) were cultured and underwent in vitro decidualization. The chromatin immunoprecipitation followed by deep sequencing (ChIP-seq) was performed to find the target gene of MLL1 during decidual process. Results showed that both MLL1 and H3K4me3 decreased in the eutopic endometrium from EM patients compared to that in the normal endometrium. During early pregnancy and the decidual process, MLL1 and H3K4me3 were significantly upregulated in stromal cells. ChIP-seq and ChIP-qPCR found that the cytochrome c oxidase subunit 4I 2 (COX4I2) was directly targeted by MLL1. The dominance of COX4I2-containing enzyme induced the expression of hypoxia-inducible factor-2α (HIF-2α), whose expression in the peri-implantation endometrium is essential for embryo implantation. Further results showed that MLL1 was directly regulated by progesterone (P4) - P4 receptors (PRs). Our study proved that MLL1 was involved in EM-related infertility, which may provide a novel approach to treat the nonreceptive endometrium in EM patients.

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J Cell Mol Med ; 25(1): 297-308, 2021 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33201593

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Studies have reported that non-receptive endometrium or abnormal decidualization was closely related to recurrent implantation failure (RIF). MLL1 is a histone H3 lysine 4 trimethylation (H3K4me3) transferase that regulates the transcriptional activation of target genes. The role of MLL1 has been underexplored during decidualization. In our research, we found the expression of MLL1 was closely related to endometrial receptivity, and it was responsible to hormone stimulation. Inhibiting the function of MLL1 by MM102 reduced the transformation of HESCs. Furthermore, down-regulation of MLL1 by siRNA transfection significantly decreased PGR and its target genes expression. MLL1 act as a co-activator of ERα, and both of them were recruited to PGR regulatory regions, thus promote PGR transcription. Our study showed that MLL1 plays a key role in promoting progesterone signalling transmission.

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Anticancer Drugs ; 32(1): 82-87, 2021 Jan 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33105152

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This study was performed to investigate pneumothorax characteristics and association with clinical outcomes in patients with osteosarcoma treated with apatinib. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of osteosarcoma patients treated with apatinib between January 2016 and April 2020 at three institutions. We evaluated the prevalence, healing time, recurrence, severity, clinical management, and prognosis of pneumothorax in these patients. A total of 54 osteosarcoma patients who received apatinib treatment were enrolled in this study. Among them, 14 patients had pneumothorax. There were significant differences between the patients with and without pneumothorax with regard to the cavitating rate of lung metastases (92.86 vs. 32.50%, respectively, P < 0.001), objective response rate (42.86 vs. 10.00%, P = 0.013), disease control rate (85.71 vs. 42.50%, P = 0.006), 4-month progression-free survival (PFS) rate (57.10 vs. 20.00%, P < 0.001), and median PFS (5.65 vs. 2.90 months, P = 0.011). Compared with pneumothorax patients treated with chest tube drainage only [non-staphylococcal enterotoxin C (SEC) group], those treated with chest tube drainage and SEC thoracic perfusion in parallel (SEC group) had a shorter pneumothorax healing time (12.00 ± 4.50 days vs. 24.00 ± 14.63 days for SEC group and non-SEC group, respectively, P = 0.103), a lower recurrence rate of pneumothorax (25.00% vs. 66.67%, P = 0.277), and a longer median PFS (5.9 months vs. 4.75 months, P = 0.964). however, these numerical differences for the SEC/non-SEC data did not reach statistical significance. Pneumothorax and cavitation in lung metastases may be effective prognostic markers for patients with osteosarcoma treated with apatinib. SEC may be effective for treatment of such pneumothorax patients, warranting further study.

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Immunol Lett ; 229: 8-17, 2021 Jan.
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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Mol Med Rep ; 23(1)2021 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33200797

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MicroRNA (miR)­140­5p is associated with the growth and metastasis of various tumor cell types, yet its role in multiple myeloma (MM) remains unclear. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the regulatory effect of miR­140­5p on MM. Reverse transcription­quantitative PCR analysis demonstrated that miR­140­5p was downregulated in MM cell lines, particularly in U266 and RPMI 8226 cells. A Cell Counting Kit­8, wound healing and Transwell assays, as well as flow cytometry indicated that a miR­140­5p mimic could suppress cell viability, migration and invasion. In addition, the mimic promoted apoptosis of U266 and RPMI 8226 cells. Western blot data demonstrated that transfection with miR­140­5p mimic significantly reduced the expression levels of Ki­67, cyclin D1, vimentin, Snail, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)­2 and MMP­3. Moreover, as predicted by TargetScan7.2 and verified by luciferase activity assay, it was demonstrated that vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) was targeted by miR­140­5p. Further experiments indicated that VEGFA overexpression promoted cell viability, migration and invasion and suppressed apoptosis of MM cells, and that the miR­140­5p mimic partially reversed the effects of VEGFA overexpression. Therefore, miR­140­5p suppressed MM progression by targeting VEGFA. The present findings provide insight into potential therapeutic strategies for the treatment of MM.

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J Plant Physiol ; 257: 153328, 2020 Nov 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33373828

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Anthocyanidins are important pigments that cause plant tissues to develop colors. They have attracted much attention due to their crucial regulatory roles in plant growth as well as their health benefits. In order to reveal the molecular mechanism of anthocyanidin synthesis and regulation in purple corn (Zea mays L.) in this study, purple corn 963 was used to compare differences in gene expression during three stages of grain development by transcriptome analysis. A total of 17,168 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) (7564 up-regulated and 9604 down-regulated DGEs) were identified. The DEGs were significantly enriched in "Phenylpropanoid biosynthesis", "Biosynthesis of secondary metabolites", and "Plant hormone signal transduction". In addition, 72 % of the structural genes that regulate anthocyanidin synthesis were up-regulated, and the transcription factors related to the accumulation of anthocyanidins were enriched during grain development. Moreover, the differential expression of phytohormone genes might also be an important factor in anthocyanidin accumulation. Transcriptomic analysis presents a molecular basis for the study of grain color changes in the three stages of grain development, and provides information for further research on the mechanism of anthocyanidin synthesis.

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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33371367

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Local warming induced by rapid urbanization has been threatening residents' health, raising significant concerns among urban planners. Local climate zone (LCZ), a widely accepted approach to reclassify the urban area, which is helpful to propose planning strategies for mitigating local warming, has been well documented in recent years. Based on the LCZ framework, many scholars have carried out diversified extensions in urban zoning research in recent years, in which urban functional zone (UFZ) is a typical perspective because it directly takes into account the impacts of human activities. UFZs, widely used in urban planning and management, were chosen as the basic unit of this study to explore the spatial heterogeneity in the relationship between landscape composition, urban morphology, urban functions, and land surface temperature (LST). Global regression including ordinary least square regression (OLS) and random forest regression (RF) were used to model the landscape-LST correlations to screen indicators to participate in following spatial regression. The spatial regression including semi-parametric geographically weighted regression (SGWR) and multiscale geographically weighted regression (MGWR) were applied to investigate the spatial heterogeneity in landscape-LST among different types of UFZ and within each UFZ. Urban two-dimensional (2D) morphology indicators including building density (BD); three-dimensional (3D) morphology indicators including building height (BH), building volume density (BVD), and sky view factor (SVF); and other indicators including albedo and normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) and impervious surface fraction (ISF) were used as potential landscape drivers for LST. The results show significant spatial heterogeneity in the Landscape-LST relationship across UFZs, but the spatial heterogeneity is not obvious within specific UFZs. The significant impact of urban morphology on LST was observed in six types of UFZs representing urban built up areas including Residential (R), Urban village (UV), Administration and Public Services (APS), Commercial and Business Facilities (CBF), Industrial and Manufacturing (IM), and Logistics and Warehouse (LW). Specifically, a significant correlation between urban 3D morphology indicators and LST in CBF was discovered. Based on the results, we propose different planning strategies to settle the local warming problems for each UFZ. In general, this research reveals UFZs to be an appropriate operational scale for analyzing LST on an urban scale.

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Environ Res ; 193: 110584, 2020 Dec 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33285157

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Heat waves (HWs) and urban heat islands (UHIs) can potentially interact. The mechanisms behind their synergy are not fully disclosed. Starting from the localized UHI phenomenon, this study aims i) to reveal their associated impacts on human thermal comfort through three different definitions of HW events, based on air temperature (airT), wet-bulb globe temperature (WBGT) and human-perceived temperature (AppT) respectively, and ii) to understand the role of air moisture and wind. The analysis was conducted in four districts (NH, JD, MH and XJH) with different urban development patterns and geographic conditions, in the megacity of Shanghai with a subtropical humid climate. Results evidenced the localized interplay between HWs and UHIs. The results indicate that less urbanized districts were generally more sensitive to the synergies. JD district recorded the highest urban heat island intensity (UHII) amplification, regardless of the specific HW definition. Notably, during AppT-HWs, the increment was observed in terms of maximum (1.3 °C), daily average (0.8 °C), diurnal (0.4 °C) and nocturnal UHII (1.0 °C). Nevertheless, localized synergies between HWs and UHIs at different stations also exhibited some commonalities. Under airT-HW, the UHII was amplified throughout the day at all stations. Under WBGT-HW, diurnal UHII (especially at 11:00-17:00 LST) was consistently amplified at all stations. Under AppT-HW conditions, the nocturnal UHII was slightly amplified at all stations. Air moisture and wind alleviated the synergistic heat exacerbation to the benefit of thermal comfort. The extent depended on geographic condition, diurnal and nocturnal scenarios, temperature type and HW/normal conditions. Stronger HW-UHI synergies indicate the necessity to develop specific urban heat emergency response plans, able to capture and intervene on the underlying mechanisms. This study paves to way to their identification.

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Dis Markers ; 2020: 8814841, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33381244

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Background: Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is a clinical syndrome characterized by acute deterioration of liver function and high short-term mortality. Clusterin, with biological functions similar to small heat shock proteins, can protect cells from apoptosis induced by various stressors. The aim of this study was to detect the level of serum clusterin in hepatitis B virus- (HBV-) related ACLF and to assess the predictive value of clusterin for the short-term prognosis of HBV-ACLF. Methods: We detected serum clusterin by ELISA in 108 HBV-ACLF patients, 63 HBV-non-ACLF patients, and 44 normal controls. Results: Serum clusterin was markedly lower in HBV-ACLF patients (median, 51.09 µg/mL) than in HBV-non-ACLF patients (median, 188.56 µg/mL) and normal controls (median, 213.45 µg/mL; all P < 0.05). Nonsurviving HBV-ACLF patients who died within 90 days had much lower clusterin levels than did surviving patients, especially those who died within 28 days (nonsurvival group vs. survival group: 39.82 ± 19.34 vs. 72.26 ± 43.52, P < 0.001; survival time ≤ 28 vs. survival time > 28: median 28.39 vs. 43.22, P = 0.013). The results showed that for identifying HBV-ACLF, the sensitivity of clusterin (93.7%) was similar to the sensitivities of the international normalized ratio (INR; 94.4%) and total bilirubin (TBIL; 94.8%), but its specificity (90.7%) was higher than that of prothrombin activity (PTA; 65.8%) and TBIL (69.8%) and was similar to INR (88.9%). As the concentration of clusterin increased, the mortality of HBV-ACLF patients decreased significantly from 59.3% to 7.0%. Clusterin had better ability for predicting the prognosis of HBV-ACLF patients than did the model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score and the chronic liver failure consortium (CLIF-C) ACLF score (MELD vs. clusterin: P = 0.012; CLIF-C ACLF vs. clusterin: P = 0.031). Conclusion: Serum clusterin is a potential biomarker for HBV-ACLF which can be used to assess clinical severity and the short-term prognosis of patients with this disease and may help clinicians identify HBV-ACLF with greater specificity and improved prognostic accuracy than existing prognostic markers.

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Gastroenterol Rep (Oxf) ; 8(5): 343-348, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33163188

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The Denonvilliers' fascia (DVF) plays an important role in rectal surgery because of its anatomic position and its relationship to the surrounding organs. It affects the surgical plane anterior to the rectum in the procedure of total mesorectal excision (TME). Anatomical and embryological studies have helped us to understand this structure to some extent, but many controversies remain. In terms of its embryonical origin, there are three mainstream hypotheses: peritoneal fusion of the embryonic cul-de-sac, condensation of embryonic mesenchyme, and mechanical pressure. Regarding its architecture, the DVF may be a single, two, or multiple layers, or a composite single-layer structure. In women, most authors deem that this structure does exist but they are willing to call it the rectovaginal septum rather than the DVF. Operating behind the DVF is supported by most surgeons. This article will review those mainstream studies and opinions on the DVF and combine them with what we have observed during surgery to discuss those controversies and consensuses mentioned above. We hope this review may help young colorectal surgeons to have a better understanding of the DVF and provide a platform from which to guide future scientific research.

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ACS Omega ; 5(43): 28212-28223, 2020 Nov 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33163804

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The CuO-La2O3/ZrO2 catalysts calcined at different temperatures from 500 to 800 °C were studied for the hydrogenation of oxalates to ethylene glycol (EG). Along with the increase of calcination temperatures, the BET surface area, pore volume, and Cu dispersion decreased, whereas the crystallite sizes of Cu species increased. Interestingly, the superior performance such as a 98% selectivity of EG in dimethyl oxalate hydrogenation or a 96.5% selectivity of EG in diethyl oxalate hydrogenation was obtained over the catalyst calcined at 700 °C. Essentially, the surface synergism between Cu species and monoclinic ZrO2 was enhanced by the higher calcination temperature, resulting in the remarkable surface adsorption and activation of H2. Besides, the increase of calcination temperature significantly reduced the surface acidity and basicity, which could effectively suppress the byproduct formation.

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Biol Trace Elem Res ; 2020 Nov 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33184740

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The objective of this study was to assess the contamination levels of arsenic (As), lead (Pb), chromium (Cr), and cadmium (Cd) in raw milk and the subsequent potential health risk to local consumers close to leather-processing plants in China. The As and Pb concentrations in milk from contaminated areas were 0.43 ± 0.21 and 2.86 ± 0.96 µg/L, respectively, which were significantly higher than in milk from unpolluted farm, with values of 0.20 ± 0.05 and 2.32 ± 0.78 µg/L, respectively. The Cr and Cd levels in milk from contaminated areas were 1.21 ± 1.57 and 0.15 ± 0.04 µg/L, respectively, which were slightly higher than in milk from unpolluted farm, with values of 0.87 ± 0.61 and 0.13 ± 0.04 µg/L, respectively, (P > 0.05). Target hazard quotient (THQ) and hazard index (HI) values for As, Pb, Cr, and Cd from milk consumption were calculated for individuals aged 3 to 69. The THQ followed a descending order of As > Pb > Cr > Cd, with values of 0.0066-0.0441, 0.0033-0.0220, 0.0019-0.0124, and 0.0007-0.0046, respectively. The HI values (0.0124-0.0832) were far below the threshold of 1.

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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33161490

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Broad-spectrum antibodies can effectively recognize substances with similar structures and have broad application prospects in field rapid detection. In this study, broad-spectrum antibodies (Abs) against organophosphorus pesticides (OPs) were used as sensitive recognition elements, which could effectively recognize most OPs. Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have good biocompatibility. It combined with Abs to form a gold-labeled probe (AuNPs-Abs), which enhances the effective binding of antibodies to nanomaterials. Prussian blue (PB) was added to electrodeposition solution to enhance the conductivity, resulting in superior electrochemical performance. The AuNP-Abs-PB composite film was prepared by electrodeposition on the electrode surface to improve the anti-interference ability and stability of the immunosensor. Under the optimal experimental conditions, the immunosensor had a wide detection range (IC20-IC80: 1.82 × 10-3-3.29 × 104 ng/mL) and high sensitivity. Most importantly, it was simple to be prepared and could be used to detect multiple OPs.

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EuroIntervention ; 2020 Nov 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33164894

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AIMS: To test whether a non-stenting anti-thrombotic strategy was still effective at 4-year follow-up in patients enrolled in the EROSION study and to explore potential predictors of long-term prognosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: Out of 55 patients who completed 1-month follow-up, 52 patients finished 4-year follow-up. The median duration was 4.8 years (4.2 - 5.8 years). The majority of patients remained free from events, and all patients were free from hard endpoints (death, myocardial infarction, stroke, bypass surgery, or heart failure). Only 1 patient had gastrointestinal bleeding, and 11 patients underwent elective target lesion revascularization (TLR). Patients in the non-TLR group had more optical coherence tomography (OCT) thrombus reduction from baseline to 1 month; 95% patients in the non-TLR group versus 45% in the TLR group (p=0.001) met the primary endpoint (thrombus volume reduction >50%). Consistent with the OCT findings, angiographic results showed that the TLR group had less improvement in diameter stenosis (p=0.014) at 1 month compared with non-TLR group. CONCLUSIONS: Four-year follow-up findings reconfirmed the safety of an anti-thrombotic therapy without stenting for erosion-caused acute coronary syndrome. Patients with better response to anti-thrombotic therapy in the first month were less likely to require stent implantation during the next four years.

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Sensors (Basel) ; 20(21)2020 Oct 23.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33114036

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An accurate observation model and statistical model are critical in underwater integrated navigation. However, it is often the case that the statistical characteristics of noise are unknown through the ultra-short baseline (USBL) system/Doppler velocity log (DVL) integrated navigation in the deep-sea. Additionally, the velocity of underwater vehicles relative to the bottom of the sea or the currents is commonly provided by the DVL, and an adaptive filtering solution is needed to correctly estimate the velocity with unknown currents. This paper focuses on the estimation of unknown currents and measurement noise covariance for an underwater vehicle based on the USBL, DVL, and a pressure gauge (PG), and proposes a novel unbiased adaptive two-stage information filter (ATSIF) for the underwater vehicle (UV) with an unknown time-varying currents velocity. In the proposed algorithm, the adaptive filter is decomposed into a standard information filter and an unknown currents velocity information filter with interconnections, and the time-varying unknown ocean currents and measurement noise covariance are estimated. The simulation and experimental results illustrate that the proposed algorithm can make full use of high-precision observation information and has better robustness and navigation accuracy to deal with time-varying currents and measurement outliers than existing state-of-the-art algorithms.

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Front Pharmacol ; 11: 556885, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33013395

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Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pneumonia has become a major threat to worldwide public health, having rapidly spread to more than 180 countries and infecting over 1.6 billion people. Fever, cough, and fatigue are the most common initial symptoms of COVID-19, while some patients experience diarrhea rather than fever in the early stage. Many herbal medicine and Chinese patent medicine can significantly improve these symptoms, cure the patients experiencing a mild 22form of the illness, reduce the rate of transition from mild to severe disease, and reduce mortality. Therefore, this paper summarizes the physiopathological mechanisms of fever, cough, fatigue and diarrhea, and introduces Chinese herbal medicines (Ephedrae Herba, Gypsum Fibrosum, Glycyrrhizae Radix et Rhizoma, Asteris Radix et Rhizoma, Ginseng Radix et Rhizoma, Codonopsis Radix, Atractylodis Rhizoma, etc.) and Chinese patent medicines (Shuang-huang-lian, Ma-xing-gan-shi-tang, etc.) with their corresponding therapeutic effects. Emphasis was placed on their material basis, mechanism of action, and clinical research. Most of these medicines possess the pharmacological activities of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, and immunity-enhancement, and may be promising medicines for the treatment or adjuvant treatment of COVID-19 patients.

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