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Food Chem ; 308: 125666, 2020 Mar 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31655481

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Nine new compounds, argutinosides A-I (1-9) together with 20 known compounds (10-29), were isolated from the fruits of Actinidia arguta. Using spectral analysis, the structures of the isolated compounds were identified as 10 succinic acid derivatives, 11 quinic acid derivatives, two shikimic acid derivatives and six citric acid derivatives. The NF-κB transcriptional inhibitory activity of the compounds was evaluated using RAW 264.7 macrophages cells induced by lipopolysaccharide. Among four groups of different organic acid derivatives, the quinic acid derivatives inhibited NF-κB transcriptional activity with an IC50 value of 4.0 µM. Fruit is rich in organic acid and secondary metabolites, which differ depending on the type of fruit. Our present study showed the presence of various organic acids conjugates including nine new 2-methylsuccinic acid phenolic conjugates in kiwiberry and compared their biological activities. This will contribute to application of kiwiberry and also the diversity of different fruits.

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Chemosphere ; 239: 124751, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31518922

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Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical monomer widely used in the production of hard plastics for food containers and personal items. Through improper industrial control and disposal, BPA has become a pervasive environmental contaminant, and toxicological studies have shown potent xenobiotic endocrine disruptor activity. Prenatal exposure in particular can lead to infertility and nervous system disorders characterized by behavioral aggression, depression, and cognitive impairment, thus necessitating careful hazard assessment. In this study, we evaluated BPA accumulation rate, blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability, lethality, cardiotoxicity, behavioral effects, and impacts on multiple neurochemical pathways in zebrafish larvae. The bioconcentration factor (BCF) ranged from 1.95 to 10.0, resulting in a high rate of accumulation in the larval body. Also, high BBB permeability allowed BPA to accumulate at similar rates in both zebrafish and adult mouse (blood to brain concentration ratios of 3.2-6.7 and 1.8 to 5.5, respectively). In addition, BPA-exposed zebrafish larvae exhibited developmental deformities, reduced heart rate, and impaired behavioral patterns, including decreased total distance traveled, slower movement velocity, and altered color-preference. These impairments were associated with inhibition of the phenylalanine to dopamine synthesis pathway and an imbalance between excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitter systems. Our results suggest that behavioral alteration in BPA-exposed zebrafish result from high accumulation and ensuing dysregulation of serotonergic, kynurenergic, dopaminergic, cholinergic, and GABAergic neurotransmitter systems. In conclusion, similarities in toxic responses to mammalian models highlight the utility of the zebrafish larva as a convenient model for screening environmental toxins.

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J Pharm Biomed Anal ; : 112936, 2019 Oct 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31672581

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The combination of notoginseng total saponins (NS) and safflower total flavonoids (SF), namely CNS, presents a synergistic protection effect on the myocardial ischemia rats. The aim of this study was to find the clues for their synergistic actions by comparing the biliary metabolism and excretion profiles after oral administration of CNS and its individual extracts. An ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled with hybrid triple quadrupole-linear ion trap mass spectrometer (UPLC-QTRAP-MS/MS) platform was used to identify and quantify the CNS-derived components in bile. The neutral losses, precursor ions, and predictive multiple reaction monitoring (pMRM) scans were firstly used to detect the CNS-derived ingredients in vivo. A total of 43 components, including 38 flavonoids and 5 ginsenosides were tentatively identified according to the previously established chemical and metabolic profiles of NS and SF. Afterwards, the primary circulating and biological components, hydroxysafflor yellow A (HSYA), ginsenosides Rg1 (GRg1), Re (GRe), and Rd (GRd) were chosen to compare the bile excretion between CNS and its individual extract groups, by using a validated LC-MRM-MS/MS method. The approach was proved to be well satisfied the related requirements from the guidelines of FDA (specificity, calibration curve, sensitivity, precision, accuracy, matrix effect, recovery, and stability). Comparing with the SF and NS groups, the combination group did not affect the metabolic pathways of the CNS-related components, however, it decreased the cumulative excretion ratios of HSYA, GRg1, GRe, and GRd. In conclusion, the compatibility of SF and NS could reduce the bile excretion of the CNS-derived compounds, which may be one of the reasons for the enhancement of anti-myocardial ischemia after combination.

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Leg Med (Tokyo) ; 42: 101646, 2019 Nov 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31751793

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The nose is a valuable facial feature for facial recognition and approximation. We propose the use of regression functions to predict nasal profiles comprising the structures around the piriform aperture using CT-based 3D models. We examined craniofacial reconstruction models acquired from computed tomographic images of Korean adults (188 males and 201 females). Eighteen measurements using 16 craniometric landmarks were measured on 3D craniofacial models. We conducted a descriptive analysis with comparisons according to sex, and simple linear regression analyses to obtain regression functions. Using multiple regression analyses with sex and age as independent variables, multiple regression equations were developed with coefficient of determination R2 ranging from 0.314 to 0.724, meaning that the equations for known sex and age were better for the prediction of nasal profiles than equations that assumed only known sex. These equations are useful and practical for reconstructing nasal profiles in forensic analyses.

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Sci Rep ; 9(1): 16719, 2019 Nov 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31723229

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Low vitamin D status is associated with an increased risk of renal cell carcinoma (RCC). This study investigated the association of vitamin D status with serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and adhesion molecules among RCC patients. Fifty newly diagnosed RCC patients and 100 age- and sex-matched controls were recruited. As expected, serum 25(OH)D level was lower in RCC patients than in controls. By contrast, serum levels of CRP, an inflammatory molecule, and ICAM, LAMA4 and EpCAM, three adhesion molecules, were higher in RCC patients than in controls. All RCC patients were divided into two groups: H-VitD (>20 ng/ml) or L-VitD (<20 ng/ml). Interestingly, the levels of serum CRP and all adhesion molecules were higher in RCC patients with L-VitD than those with H-VitD. Nuclear vitamin D receptor (VDR) was downregulated and nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) was activated in cancerous tissues. The in vitro experiments found that VitD3 suppressed NF-κB activation and adhesion molecules in RCC cells. Moreover, VitD3 suppressed NF-κB through reinforcing physical interaction between VDR and NF-κB p65 subunit in RCC cells. These results provide a mechanistic explanation for the association among low vitamin D status, local inflammation and increased expression of adhesion molecules among RCC patients.

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Front Immunol ; 10: 2465, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31681335

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Background: Treg cells represent important viral reservoirs during chronic HIV infection. CD39 is closely involved in Treg-mediated immunosuppressive effects. However, CD39 expression on nTregs and mTregs and a relationship with HIV DNA levels during HIV infection is still unclear. In this study, we analyzed the distribution of HIV DNA in Treg subsets and the association between HIV DNA and CD39 expression on Treg subsets. Methods: Sixty-two HIV-infected patients with different HIV stages and 14 uninfected individuals were enrolled. nTregs (CD4+CD25+CD127lowCD45RO-) and mTregs (CD4+CD25+CD127lowCD45RO+) were isolated by magnetic selection and flow cytometric sorting. HIV DNA was quantified by real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR). CD39 expression on nTregs and mTregs was analyzed by flow cytometry. Results: Higher levels of HIV DNA were detected in mTregs than those in nTregs during chronic HIV infection. The frequency of CD39+ nTregs and HIV DNA levels in nTregs were increased in patients with advanced HIV infection. Furthermore, HIV DNA levels in nTregs correlated positively with CD39+ nTreg frequency. CD39+ nTreg frequency was also increased in immune non-responders. Conclusions: mTregs and nTregs are both important reservoirs of virus during chronic HIV infection and HIV DNA levels increase in nTregs in patients with advanced HIV infection. We observed increased frequency of CD39+ nTregs and HIV DNA levels in nTregs in patients with advanced HIV infection. HIV DNA levels in nTregs correlated positively with CD39+ nTreg frequency.

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Infect Chemother ; 2019 Oct 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31668027

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In Korea, hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) was first reported in a United Nations soldier stationed in the central front, also known as the "Iron Triangle". In 1976, professor Ho Wang Lee discovered an antigen in the lung and kidney tissues of Apodemus agrarius. In 1980, this novel virus was named Hantaan virus after the Hantaan river. The Old World Hantaviruses, which are usually found in East Asia and Europe, are generally transmitted to humans via the respiratory pathway during dry seasons, usually in late spring and fall. Currently, 300-600 cases per year are reported in Korea with a mortality rate of 1-2%. The typical clinical course of HFRS is classified into five phases: febrile, hypotensive, oliguric, diuretic, and convalescent. And treatment for HFRS is mostly conservative. A vaccine for the Hantaan virus was developed in 1988 and marketed in 1990. Because HFRS outbreaks mostly occur in regions near the truce line in Korea, vaccination is virtually the only protection against the virus among military personnel working in such regions and local residents. Therefore, proving the effectiveness of the HFRS vaccine and devising efficient vaccination plans have been considered a major task for Korea's health authorities.

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Sci Rep ; 9(1): 16631, 2019 Nov 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31719616

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Orthohantaviruses, negative-sense single-strand tripartite RNA viruses, are a global public health threat. In humans, orthohantavirus infection causes hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome or hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome. Whole-genome sequencing of the virus helps in identification and characterization of emerging or re-emerging viruses. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is a potent method to sequence the viral genome, using molecular enrichment methods, from clinical specimens containing low virus titers. Hence, a comparative study on the target enrichment NGS methods is required for whole-genome sequencing of orthohantavirus in clinical samples. In this study, we used the sequence-independent, single-primer amplification, target capture, and amplicon NGS for whole-genome sequencing of Hantaan orthohantavirus (HTNV) from rodent specimens. We analyzed the coverage of the HTNV genome based on the viral RNA copy number, which is quantified by real-time quantitative PCR. Target capture and amplicon NGS demonstrated a high coverage rate of HTNV in Apodemus agrarius lung tissues containing up to 103-104 copies/µL of HTNV RNA. Furthermore, the amplicon NGS showed a 10-fold (102 copies/µL) higher sensitivity than the target capture NGS. This report provides useful insights into target enrichment NGS for whole-genome sequencing of orthohantaviruses without cultivating the viruses.

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Bioorg Med Chem Lett ; : 126787, 2019 Nov 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31759849

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The 11ß-hydroxysteroiddehydrogenase type 1(11ß-HSD1), acortisolregenerating enzyme that amplifies tissue glucocorticoidlevels, plays an important role in diabetes, obesity, and glaucoma and is recognized as a potential therapeutic target for various disease conditions. Moreover, a recent study demonstrated that selective 11ß-HSD1 inhibitor can attenuate ischemic brain injury. This prompted us to optimize cyclic sulfamide derivative for aiming to treat ischemic brain injury. Among the synthesized compounds, 6e has an excellent in vitro activivity with an IC50 value of 1 nM toward human and mouse 11ß-HSD1 and showed good 11ß-HSD1 inhibition in ex vivo study using brain tissue isolated from mice. Furthermore, in the transient middle cerebral artery occlusion model in mice, 6e treatment significantly attenuated infarct volume and neurological deficit following cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury. Additionally, binding modes of 6e for human and mouse 11ß-HSD1 were suggested.

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Cancer Sci ; 2019 Nov 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31729097

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Low vitamin D status is associated with progression in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC). This study found that vimentin, a mesenchymal marker, was accordingly upregulated, and E-cadherin, an epithelial marker, was downregulated in RCC patients with low vitamin D status. Thus, we investigated the effects of calcitriol, an active vitamin D3, on epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in RCC cells. RCC cells were treated by two models: model 1, ACHN, 786-O and CAKI-2 cells, three RCC cells, were incubated with either LPS (2.0 µg/ml) or TGF-ß1 (10 ng/ml) in the presence or absence of calcitriol (200 nM); model 2, ACHN and CAKI-2 cells, two RCC cells, were incubated only with calcitriol (200 nM). Calcitriol inhibited migration and invasion not only in TGF-ß1-stimulated but also TGF-ß1-unstimulated RCC cells. Moreover, calcitriol suppressed E-cadherin downregulation and vimentin upregulation not only in TGF-ß1-stimulated but also in TGF-ß1-unstimulated ACHN and CAKI-2 cells. Calcitriol attenuated LPS-induced upregulation of MMP-2, MMP-7, MMP-9, MMP-26 and u-PA in ACHN cells. In addition, calcitriol blocked TGF-ß1-induced nuclear translocation of ZEB1, Snail and Twist1 in ACHN and CAKI-2 cells. Mechanistically, calcitriol suppressed EMT through different signaling pathways: (1) calcitriol suppressed Smad2/3 phosphorylation through reinforcing physical interaction between vitamin D receptor (VDR) and Smad3 in TGF-ß1-stimulated RCC cells; (2) calcitriol inhibited STAT3 activation in LPS-stimulated RCC cells; (3) calcitriol inhibited ß-catenin/TCF-4 activation through promoting integration of VDR with ß-catenin in TGF-ß1-unstimulated RCC cells. Taken together, calcitriol inhibits migration and invasion of RCC cells partially through suppressing Smad2/3-, STAT3- and ß-catenin- mediated EMT.

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Sensors (Basel) ; 19(21)2019 Nov 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31684139

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This research proposes an algorithm that improves the position accuracy of indoor pedestrian dead reckoning, by compensating the position error with a magnetic field map-matching technique, using multiple magnetic sensors and an outlier mitigation technique based on roughness weighting factors. Since pedestrian dead reckoning using a zero velocity update (ZUPT) does not use position measurements but zero velocity measurements in a stance phase, the position error cannot be compensated, which results in the divergence of the position error. Therefore, more accurate pedestrian dead reckoning is achievable when the position measurements are used for position error compensation. Unfortunately, the position information cannot be easily obtained for indoor navigation, unlike in outdoor navigation cases. In this paper, we propose a method to determine the position based on the magnetic field map matching by using the importance sampling method and multiple magnetic sensors. The proposed method does not simply integrate multiple sensors but uses the normalization and roughness weighting method for outlier mitigation. To implement the indoor pedestrian navigation algorithm more accurately than in existing indoor pedestrian navigation, a 15th-order error model and an importance-sampling extended Kalman filter was utilized to correct the error of the map-matching-aided pedestrian dead reckoning (MAPDR). To verify the performance of the proposed indoor MAPDR algorithm, many experiments were conducted and compared with conventional pedestrian dead reckoning. The experimental results show that the proposed magnetic field MAPDR algorithm provides clear performance improvement in all indoor environments.

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World J Gastroenterol ; 25(39): 5936-5952, 2019 Oct 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31660031

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BACKGROUND: The use of methyl-tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) to dissolve gallstones has been limited due to concerns over its toxicity and the widespread recognition of the safety of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The adverse effects of MTBE are largely attributed to its low boiling point, resulting in a tendency to evaporate. Therefore, if there is a material with a higher boiling point and similar or higher dissolubility than MTBE, it is expected to be an attractive alternative to MTBE. AIM: To determine whether tert-amyl ethyl ether (TAEE), an MTBE analogue with a relatively higher boiling point (102 °C), could be used as an alternative to MTBE in terms of gallstone dissolubility and toxicity. METHODS: The in vitro dissolubility of MTBE and TAEE was determined by measuring the dry weights of human gallstones at predetermined time intervals after placing them in glass containers with either of the two solvents. The in vivo dissolubility was determined by comparing the weights of solvent-treated gallstones and control (dimethyl sulfoxide)-treated gallstones, after the direct infusion of each solvent into the gallbladder in both hamster models with cholesterol and pigmented gallstones. RESULTS: The in vitro results demonstrated a 24 h TAEE-dissolubility of 76.7%, 56.5% and 38.75% for cholesterol, mixed, and pigmented gallstones, respectively, which represented a 1.2-, 1.4-, and 1.3-fold increase in dissolubility compared to that of MTBE. In the in vitro experiment, the 24 h-dissolubility of TAEE was 71.7% and 63.0% for cholesterol and pigmented gallstones, respectively, which represented a 1.4- and 1.9-fold increase in dissolubility compared to that of MTBE. In addition, the results of the cell viability assay and western blot analysis indicated that TAEE had a lower toxicity towards gallbladder epithelial cells than MTBE. CONCLUSION: We demonstrated that TAEE has higher gallstone dissolubility properties and safety than those of MTBE. As such, TAEE could present an attractive alternative to MTBE if our findings regarding its efficacy and safety can be consistently reproduced in further subclinical and clinical studies.

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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(40): e17390, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31577744

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Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is considered the initial treatment for lung cancer patients with small-sized and limited number of brain metastases. The objective of this study was to assess clinical outcomes of SRS treatment using CyberKnife (CK) for recursive partitioning analysis (RPA) class II/III patients with 1 to 3 brain metastases from lung cancer and identify which patients in the high RPA class could benefit from SRS.A total of 48 lung cancer patients who received CK-based SRS for their metastatic brain lesions from 2010 to 2017 were retrospectively analyzed. Radiographic response was evaluated during follow-up period. Overall survival (OS) and intracranial progression-free survival (IPFS) were calculated and prognostic variables associated with OS and IPFS were evaluated.Median follow-up time was 6.6 months. Local control rates at 6 months and 1-year following SRS were 98% and 92%, respectively. The median OS of all patients was 8 months. One-year and 2-year OS rates were 40.8% and 20.9%, respectively. In multivariate analysis, uncontrolled primary disease (P = .01) and Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 2 or 3 (P = .001) were independent prognostic factors for inferior OS. These 2 factors were also significantly associated with inferior IPFS. In subgroup analysis according to RPA class, primary disease status was the only prognostic factor, showing statistically significant OS differences in both RPA class II and III (controlled vs uncontrolled: 41.1 vs 12.3 months in RPA class II, P = .03; 26.9 vs 4.1 months in RPA class III, P = .01).Our results indicated that SRS could be an effective treatment option for RPA class II/III patients with brain metastases from lung cancer in the modern treatment era. SRS might be particularly considered for patients with controlled primary disease.


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Neoplasias Encefálicas/secundário , Neoplasias Encefálicas/cirurgia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Radiocirurgia/métodos , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Feminino , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Neoplasias Pulmonares/mortalidade , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Análise de Sobrevida
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AIDS ; 2019 Oct 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31634199

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OBJECTIVE: CD4CD19 conjugates play an important role in regulating antibody responses and follicular helper T cells development in animal models. However, little is known regarding the characteristic of CD4CD19 conjugates in humans with chronic HIV-1 infection. METHODS: The numbers of CD4CD19 conjugates were counted in 86 HIV-1-infected patients, including 66 typical progressors (TPs) and 20 complete responders (CRs). CD4CD19 conjugates were sorted by flow cytometry and dissociated into CD4 T singlets and CD19 B singlets. The phenotypes of these cells were analyzed in both TPs and CRs, and the levels of HIV-1 DNA in CD4CD19 conjugates were measured in 10 CRs. RESULTS: We identified CD4CD19 cells were one type of T-B conjugates in peripheral blood, and the numbers and percentages of CD4CD19 conjugates decreased with HIV-1 disease progression. Phenotypic analysis showed CD4CD19 conjugates expressed higher levels of surface CD32. mRNA analysis found that the mRNA levels for CD32b were significantly higher compared with CD32a in CD4CD19 conjugates. Further analysis found CD4CD19 conjugates expressed high levels of CCR7 and CXCR5 than CD4 T and CD19 B singlets. Virus infectivity assay showed CD4CD19 conjugates expressed higher levels of HIV-1-p24 than CD4CD19 cells. CD4CD19 conjugates in lymph node from TPs expressed higher levels of HIV-1-p24 than CD4CD19 conjugates in respective peripheral blood. Importantly, CD4CD19 conjugates from CRs contained higher levels of HIV-1 DNA than total CD4 T cells. CONCLUSION: Our study indicates that CD4CD19 conjugates actively participate in HIV-1 infection and latency, and may serve as a new cellular target to eliminate latency.

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Thorax ; 2019 Oct 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31611341

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In this retrospective study of a randomised trial of simtuzumab in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), prodromal decline in forced vital capacity (FVC) was significantly associated with increased risk of mortality, respiratory and all-cause hospitalisations, and categorical disease progression. Predictive modelling of progression-free survival event risk was used to assess the effect of population enrichment for patients at risk of rapid progression of IPF; C-index values were 0.64 (death), 0.69 (disease progression), and 0.72 (adjudicated respiratory hospitalisation) and 0.76 (all-cause hospitalisation). Predictive modelling may be a useful tool for improving efficiency of clinical trials with categorical end points.

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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 4514, 2019 Oct 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31586070

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Nano-ordered intermetallic compounds have generated great interest in fuel cell applications. However, the synthesis of non-preciousearly transition metal intermetallic nanoparticles remains a formidable challenge owing to the extremely oxyphilic nature and very negative reduction potentials. Here, we have successfully synthesized non-precious Co3Ta intermetallic nanoparticles, with uniform size of 5 nm. Atomic structural characterizations and X-ray absorption fine structure measurements confirm the atomically ordered intermetallic structure. As electrocatalysts for the hydrazine oxidation reaction, Co3Ta nanoparticles exhibit an onset potential of -0.086 V (vs. reversible hydrogen electrode) and two times higher specific activity relative to commercial Pt/C (+0.06 V), demonstrating the top-level performance among reported electrocatalysts. The Co-Ta bridge sites are identified as the location of the most active sites thanks to density functional theory calculations. The activation energy of the hydrogen dissociation step decreases significantly upon N2H4 adsorption on the Co-Ta bridge active sites, contributing to the significantly enhanced activity.

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World Neurosurg ; 2019 Sep 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31568907

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BACKGROUND: Concomitant chemoradiation (CCRT) after surgical resection has been established as standard care for patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma (GBM). However, the optimal time interval from surgery to starting CCRT (IST) remains controversial. METHODS: The electronic medical records of 160 patients with newly diagnosed GBM treated at our institution between 2009 and 2016 were examined retrospectively. The eligibility criteria were newly diagnosed GBM, pathology confirmed by craniotomy or stereotactic biopsy, and CCRT performed in our institution. Patients who received CCRT within 28 days after surgery were defined as the early group, and those who received CCRT at >28 days after surgery were defined as the delayed group. RESULTS: We included 138 patients who met our eligibility criteria. The median IST was 26 days (range, 10-55 days). In a Kaplan-Meier analysis, overall survival (OS) did not differ between groups (15.5 month for the early group vs. 14.5 months for the delayed group; P = 0.707). In the gross total resection (GTR) subgroup, OS did not differ significantly (20.0 months for the early vs. 21.0 months for the delayed group; P = 0.854). In the non-GTR subgroup, however, the early group had better OS than the delayed group (11.0 months vs. 5.0 months; P = 0.029). CONCLUSIONS: Performing CCRT within versus after 28 days after surgery did not result in a statistically significant difference in OS. However, a subgroup analysis showed that delayed CCRT may be associated with worse OS in the non-GTR group.

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Nano Lett ; 19(10): 7164-7172, 2019 Oct 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31470692

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Silicon photonics enables scaling of quantum photonic systems by allowing the creation of extensive, low-loss, reconfigurable networks linking various functional on-chip elements. Inclusion of single quantum emitters onto photonic circuits, acting as on-demand sources of indistinguishable photons or single-photon nonlinearities, may enable large-scale chip-based quantum photonic circuits and networks. Toward this, we use low-temperature in situ electron-beam lithography to deterministically produce hybrid GaAs/Si3N4 photonic devices containing single InAs quantum dots precisely located inside nanophotonic structures, which act as efficient, Si3N4 waveguide-coupled on-chip, on-demand single-photon sources. The precise positioning afforded by our scalable fabrication method furthermore allows observation of postselected indistinguishable photons. This indicates a promising path toward significant scaling of chip-based quantum photonics, enabled by large fluxes of indistinguishable single-photons produced on-demand, directly on-chip.

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Sci Rep ; 9(1): 12875, 2019 Sep 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31492924

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Short-wave infrared (SWIR) detectors and emitters have a high potential value in several fields of applications, including the internet of things (IoT) and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), gas sensing. Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) photodetectors are widely used in the SWIR region of 1-3 µm; however, they only capture a part of the region due to a cut-off wavelength of 1.7 µm. This study presents an InAs p-i-n photodetector grown on a GaAs substrate (001) by inserting 730-nm thick InxAl1-xAs graded and AlAs buffer layers between the InAs layer and the GaAs substrate. At room temperature, the fabricated InAs photodetector operated in an infrared range of approximately 1.5-4 µm and its detectivity (D*) was 1.65 × 108 cm · Hz1/2 · W-1 at 3.3 µm. To demonstrate performance, the Sherlock Holmes mapping images were obtained using the photodetector at room temperature.

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Org Lett ; 21(19): 7897-7901, 2019 Oct 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31525932

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Highly enantioselective [4 + 2] cyclizations of azadienes with in situ generated ketenes were developed through sequential visible-light photoactivation/isothiourea catalysis, which offers a novel approach for the creation of all-carbon quaternary stereocenters through disubstituted C1-ammonium enolates. The visible-light-induced sustained release of reactive ketene species through Wolff rearrangement of α-diazoketones is crucial for achieving high levels of chemical efficiency and stereoinduction.

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