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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-877646

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OBJECTIVE@#To observe the clinical effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on aged insomnia, and explore its possible mechanism.@*METHODS@#A total of 60 patients with aged insomnia were randomly divided into an EA group (30 cases) and a sham EA group (30 cases, 1 case dropped off). The patients in the EA group were treated with acupuncture at Baihui (GV 20), Yintang (GV 29), Shenmen (HT 7), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Xinshu (BL 15) and Shenshu (BL 23), and EA was used at Baihui (GV 20) and Yintang (GV 29), with intermittent wave, 2 Hz in frequency. In the sham EA group, the acupoints and the EA connection acupoints were the same as those in the EA group, 2-3 mm in depth, but no current was connected. The intervention was given 30 min each time, once every other day, 3 times a week for 4 weeks in the both groups. Before and after treatment, the Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) and Montreal cognitive assessment (MoCA) scale were used to assess sleep quality and cognitive function, and serum melatonin (MT) and dopamine (DA) levels were detected.@*RESULTS@#After treatment, the total score and sub-item scores of PSQI in the EA group were lower than those before treatment (@*CONCLUSION@#Electroacupuncture can improve sleep quality and cognitive function in aged insomnia patients, and its mechanism may be related to regulating serum MT and DA levels.


Subject(s)
Acupuncture Points , Aged , Dopamine , Electroacupuncture , Humans , Melatonin , Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders/therapy
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Acta Physiologica Sinica ; (6): 651-659, 2020.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-878210

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The study aims to investigate the effects of cardiac fibroblast (CF) paracrine factors on murine embryonic stem cells (ESCs). Conditioned mediums from either neonatal cardiac fibroblasts (ConM-NCF) or adult cardiac fibroblasts (ConM-ACF) were diluted by 1:50 and 1:5, respectively, to investigate whether these conditioned mediums impact murine ESCs distinctly with RT-real time PCR techniques, cell proliferation essay, ELISA and by counting percentage of beating embryoid bodies (EBs) during ESCs differentiation. The data showed that the paracrine ability of CFs changed dramatically during development, in which interleukin 6 (IL6) increased with maturation. ConM-NCF 1:50 and ConM-NCF 1:5 had opposite effects on the pluripotent markers, although they both reduced mouse ESC proliferation. ConM-ACF 1:50 promoted ESCs pluripotent markers and proliferation, while ConM-ACF 1:5 exerted negative effects. All CF-derived conditioned mediums inhibited cardiac differentiation, but with distinguishable features: ConM-NCF 1:50 slightly decreased the early cardiac differentiation without altering the maturation tendency or cardiac specific markers in EBs at differentiation of day 17; ConM-ACF 1:50 had more significant inhibitory effects on early cardiac differentiation than ConM-NCF 1:50 and impeded cardiac maturation with upregulation of cardiac specific markers. In addition, IL6 neutralization antibody attenuated positive effect of ConM-ACF 1:50 on ESCs proliferation, but had no effects on ConM-NCF 1:50. Long-term IL6 neutralization reduced the percentage of beating EBs at early developmental stage, but did not alter the late cardiac differentiation. Taken together, both the quality and quantity of factors and cytokines secreted by CFs are critical for the ESC fate. IL6 could be a favorable cytokine for ESC pluripotency and the early cardiac differentiation.


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Animals , Embryonic Stem Cells , Fibroblasts , Heart , Mice , Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells , Paracrine Communication
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Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion ; (12): 1149-1153, 2020.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-877577

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OBJECTIVE@#To compare the clinical therapeutic effect and safety on insomnia among three acupuncture combinations, named @*METHODS@#A total of 90 patients with insomnia were randomized into a Tongdu Tiaowei group (30 cases, 1 case dropped off ), a Tongdu Yangxin group (30 cases, 2 cases dropped off ) and a Tongdu Tiaozang group (30 cases, 1 case dropped off ). Besides electroacupuncture (EA) applied to Baihui (GV 20) and Yintang (GV 29) in all of the three groups, acupuncture was added at Shenmai (BL 62) and Zhaohai (KI 6), Shenmen (HT 7) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6) as well as back-@*RESULTS@#After treatment, the score of each of 6 factors, named sleep quality, sleep latency, sleep time, sleep efficiency, sleep disturbance and daytime dysfunction, as well as the total score of PSQI scale were all reduced as compared with the scores before treatment in the patients of each group (@*CONCLUSION@#All of the three acupuncture combinations, named


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Acupuncture Points , Acupuncture Therapy , Humans , Sleep , Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders/therapy , Treatment Outcome
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-862659

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Objective::To investigate the protective effect of Longxue Tongluo capsule (LTC) on H2O2-induced injury of PC12 cells and its potential mechanism. Method::An in vitro injury model in PC12 cells was established with 500 μmol·L-1 H2O2.The experiment was divided into control group, injury model group (H2O2 500 μmol·L-1), and Longxuetongluo capsule group (LTC, 1, 2, 4 mg·L-1). Cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8) assay, intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS), mitochondrial membrane potential, apoptosis of PC12 cells, and Western blot were used to evaluate the protective effect of LTC on PC12 cells induced by H2O2. Result::Compared with the control group, the cell viability was significantly decreased in the injury model group (P<0.01), intracellular ROS level was significantly increased (P<0.01), mitochondrial membrane potential was decreased, while apoptosis of PC12 cells was significantly increased (P<0.01), and the expression of cleaved poly adenosine diphospho ribose polymerase (PARP) was also increased significantly (P<0.01). Compared with the injury model group, pretreatment with LTC at the concentrations of 2 and 4 mg·L for 6 h significantly increased cell viability in PC12 cells exposed to H2O2 (P<0.01). Moreover, pretreatment with LTC reduced intracellular ROS level (P<0.05), maintained mitochondrial membrane potential, and inhibited apoptosis of PC12 cells induced by H2O2 in a dose-dependent manner (P<0.01). The results of western blotting showed that pretreatment with LTC significantly reduced the expression of cleaved PARP (P<0.01). Conclusion::LTC exerts a significant protective effect against H2O2-induced PC12 cells injury through inhibition of neuronal apoptosis by suppressing intracellular oxidative stress, maintaining mitochondrial function, and promoting DNA repair.

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Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica ; (12): 2035-2042, 2020.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-825735

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In scientific research, it is often needed to knock in, knock out, knock down, or overexpress a specific gene in model organisms or specific types of cells to achieve precise regulation of experimental independent variables. In this case, various transgenic mice are required. The cyclization recombinase (Cre) can directly interact with different loxP (locus X over P1) DNA sequences without any cofactors to perform specific gene knock-in or knock-out at specific targets. Because of its advantages of simple action principles, high spatial specificity, and high reorganization efficiency, the Cre-loxP system is widely used in scientific research. Furthermore, the CreERT2 system (mutant of the fusion protein of Cre and estrogen receptor ligand binding domain) and the tetracycline (Tet)-on/off system, derived from the Cre-loxP system, have made the recombination of the target gene occur in temporal-specificity on the basis of spatial-specificity. This dual specificity of time and space is indispensable for research in specific directions such as fear memory and engram cells on the basis of reducing the impacts on experimental animals. Therefore, these derived systems have broad application prospects.

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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-818981

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Objective To observe the morphological characteristics of live Carpoglyphus lactis at different stages of life cycle and its ultrastructure. Methods The live C. lactis specimens were isolated from longan pulp, and firstly rinsed with double distilled water under a light microscope to make slide preparation by the conventional manner, and then were made into scanning electron microscope (SEM) specimens. The specimens were observed under SEM for the ultrastructure characteristics at different developmental stages including egg, larva, nymph and adult (male and female) . Results The SEM photographs showed that the egg was oval and milky. The larva had three pairs of legs, without genital setae, preanal seta and coxal rod, and there was no trace of genital growth. The nymph had four pairs of legs, genital seta and preanal seta, whereas the genital area was looked still under-developed. The male adult had a conical gnathosoma and a pair of external verticals which were longest setae at the dorsal idiosoma, whereas the other dorsal setae were all short rhabdoid. At the ventral idiosoma, there was an aedoeagus which was like a bent cube, and the top was straight forward. The external sacral setae and post anal were longest setae. The female adult’s genital plates were a composite of plastron and cutex inner root, covering the genital tract, and a hole of anus and a pair of anal setae were located at posterior of idiosoma. Conclusion The morphological characteristics and ultra-structure of C. lactis at different stages of life cycle can be vividly observed under SEM, which provides the morphological bases for further study of the relation between parasitism and disease.

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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-818944

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Objective To investigate the Blomia tropicalis breeding status in the ground dust rice collected in Haikou City. Methods Totally 17 samples of ground dust rice were collected from 10 sampling sites in Haikou City. Then 10 g of dust rice was taken from each individual sample for isolation of the mites that were made of slide specimen, and the mites were identified and classified under a microscope. Results B. tropicalis mites were found in all the 17 samples with the detection rate of 100%. A total of 1 176 heads of B. tropicalis were isolated, with an average breeding density of 6.91 heads/g. Conclusion B. tropicalis breeding status is severe in Haikou City. The effective measures should be taken to prevent and control the harm associated with B. tropicalis contamination.

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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-817670

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@#【Objective】To evaluate the role of serum antimullerian hormone (AMH) concentration in predicting clinical outcomes in controlled ovarian stimulation and intrauterine insemination (IUI). 【Methods】 A retrospective analysis of IUI data from patients with polycystic ovary syndrome and infertility in our reproductive center from January 2014 to August 2017. According to the clinical outcomes,data was divided into three groups:clinical pregnancy group,non-pregnant group,and cancellation cycle group due to multiple follicular or no dominant follicular develop. The ovarian function evaluation indexes were compared such as serum AMH,basal FSH and basal sinus follicle(AFC). The cutoff values of the AMH to predict multi- follicular development or no dominant follicular development which IUI cycles were cancelled,and to predict obtain cumulative clinical pregnancy outcomes were calculated according to the ROC curve to cancel the cycle. 【Results】 The clinical pregnancy rates of PCOS patients were from 15.9% to 17.1% ,while the cumulative clinical pregnancy rate increased in repeat cycles (≤3 cycles) was 21.6% ,significantly higher than the average clinical pregnancy rate(16.7%)during the first cycle. AMH levels in the cancelled cycle group were significantly higher than those in the non-cancelled cycle group[(14.1±6.5)vs(10.3±4.3)ng/mL,(14.1±6.5)vs(9.3±4.3)ng/mL, P<0.025]. Compared with the clinical pregnancy group,cancel cycle group and non- pregnant group,the mean AFC of the former two groups were significantly higher[(34.5±11.4)vs(30.7±11.3),(7.8±10.8)vs(30.7±11.3),P<0.025]. In addition,we found that women′ s age,baseline FSH were negatively correlated with the cumulative pregnancy rate of repeated IUI cycles,and women′s baseline BMI,baseline LH,AFC,and AMH were positively correlated with cumulative pregnancy rates. The number of mature follicles on the HCG triggering day,as well as the value of AMH,may be the influencing factor of IUI cumulative clinical pregnancy. By ROC curve analysis,we assume that AMH is more suitable than the AFC to predict IUI cycle cancellation rate and the cumulative pregnancy rate.【Conclusion】Repeated IUI cycles can be improved cumulative pregnancy rate of PCOS infertile couples. AMH,as an important index to measure ovarian reserve function,can be used to predict the the IUI cumulative clinical pregnancy outcomes and cancelled cycle rates:as AMH increased to more than 6.56 ng/mL,the pregnancy rate increased;but when AMH ≥14.72 ng/mL,the risk of cancelled IUI cycles was increased,becasues of multi-follicular developing and absence of dominant follicle development.

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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-776235

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OBJECTIVE@#To verify the efficacy of eye acupuncture combined with conventional acupuncture in the treatment of dry eye syndrome with deficiency of liver and kidney.@*METHODS@#A total of 90 patients with dry eye syndrome with deficiency of liver and kidney were randomly divided into an eye acupuncture combination with conventional acupuncture group (eye acupuncture combination group), a conventional acupuncture group and a western medication group, 30 cases in each group. In the western medication group, sodium hyaluronate eye drops were used 3 times a day, each time 1-2 drops, 10 days as one course for 3 courses; conventional acupuncture was applied at Jingming (BL 1), Cuanzhu (BL 2), Chengqi (ST 1), Fengchi (GB 20), Hegu (LI 4), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Zusanli (ST 36), Guangming (GB 37) in the conventional acupuncture group; on the basis of the treatment in the conventional acupuncture, eye acupuncture was added at Shangjiao, Gan (liver), Shen (kidney), Pi (spleen) in the eye acupuncture combination group. The treatment in the eye acupuncture combination group and the conventional acupuncture group were given once a day, 10 days as one course, and a total of 3 courses were needed. Subjective symptom score was performed before treatment and every 10 days during treatment. Ocular surface analyzer was used before and after treatment.@*RESULTS@#The subjective symptom scores in the three groups were lower than those before treatment (<0.05). Compared with the conventional acupuncture group and the western medication group, the subjective symptom score after 30 d of treatment in the eye acupuncture combination group was decreased (<0.05). After treatment, the tear film break up time (BUT) was prolonged and the tear meniscus height increased in the eye acupuncture combination group and the conventional acupuncture group (<0.05). Compared with the conventional acupuncture group and the western medication group, the tear film break up time was prolonged and the tear meniscus height increased in the eye acupuncture combination group (<0.05). Corneal staining were better in all three groups than that before treatment (<0.05). The total effective rate was 93.3% (28/30) in the eye acupuncture combination group, was better than 86.7% (26/30) in the conventional acupuncture group and 73.3% (21/30) in the western medication group (<0.05).@*CONCLUSION@#Eye acupuncture combined with conventional acupuncture can significantly improve the clinical symptoms of dry eye syndrome with deficiency of liver and kidney, increase the secretion of tears, prolong the break up time of tear film, and restore the integrity of corneal epithelium.


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Acupuncture Points , Acupuncture Therapy , Dry Eye Syndromes , Therapeutics , Humans , Liver , Yin Deficiency , Therapeutics
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Neuroscience Bulletin ; (6): 57-66, 2019.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-775452

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Metformin (MET), an antidiabetic agent, also has antioxidative effects in metabolic-related hypertension. This study was designed to determine whether MET has anti-hypertensive effects in salt-sensitive hypertensive rats by inhibiting oxidative stress in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN). Salt-sensitive rats received a high-salt (HS) diet to induce hypertension, or a normal-salt (NS) diet as control. At the same time, they received intracerebroventricular (ICV) infusion of MET or vehicle for 6 weeks. We found that HS rats had higher oxidative stress levels and mean arterial pressure (MAP) than NS rats. ICV infusion of MET attenuated MAP and reduced plasma norepinephrine levels in HS rats. It also decreased reactive oxygen species and the expression of subunits of NAD(P)H oxidase, improved the superoxide dismutase activity, reduced components of the renin-angiotensin system, and altered neurotransmitters in the PVN. Our findings suggest that central MET administration lowers MAP in salt-sensitive hypertension via attenuating oxidative stress, inhibiting the renin-angiotensin system, and restoring the balance between excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters in the PVN.


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Animals , Antioxidants , Therapeutic Uses , Arterial Pressure , Hypertension , Drug Therapy , Infusions, Intraventricular , Male , Metformin , Pharmacology , Neurotransmitter Agents , Metabolism , Oxidative Stress , Paraventricular Hypothalamic Nucleus , Rats , Reactive Oxygen Species , Metabolism , Sodium Chloride, Dietary , Pharmacology
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-774537

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The research of anti-hepatocellular carcinoma(HCC) drug has attracted more and more attention. Natural products are the important source of active compounds for cancer treatment. A biflavonoid HIS-4 was isolated from Resina draconis in our previous study. MTT assay, hoechst staining, and flow cytometry analysis were used to investigate the effects of HIS-4 on the proliferation and apoptosis of human hepatoma HepG2 and SK-HEP-1 cells. Moreover, the effects of HIS-4 on the migration and invasion ability of HepG2 and SK-HEP-1 cells were evaluated by wound healing assay and Transwell assay. In addition, MTT assay, flow cytometry analyses, Hoechst staining, wound healing assay, Transwell assay, and tube formation assay were used to explore the anti-angiogenic activity of HIS-4 in human umbilical vein endothelial cells(HUVECs). Mechanistically, the HIS-4 regulatory of signal pathways in H9 epG2 and SK-HEP-1 cells were analyzed by Western blot. This results showed that HIS-4 suppressed the proliferation of human hepatoma HepG2 and SK-HEP-1 cells. Moreover HIS-4 induced their apoptosis of HepG2 and SK-HEP-1 cells. HIS-4 inhibited the migration and invasion of HepG2 and SK-HEP-1 cells. Additionally, HIS-4 exhibited angiogenesis effects. Mechanistically, up-regulation of MAPK signaling pathway and down-regulation of mTOR signaling pathway may be responsible for anti-hepatoma activity of HIS-4. Therefore, HIS-4 may be a promising candidate drug for HCC treatment.


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Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic , Pharmacology , Apoptosis , Biflavonoids , Pharmacology , Carcinoma, Hepatocellular , Drug Therapy , Pathology , Cell Movement , Cell Proliferation , Dracaena , Chemistry , Hep G2 Cells , Humans , Liver Neoplasms , Drug Therapy , Pathology , Phytochemicals , Pharmacology
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-818853

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Objective To investigate the breeding of Carpoglyphus lactis in stored jujube from Anhui Province, so as to provide the evidence for preventing the harm of C. lactis to stored jujube. Methods The jujube samples stored for more than 6 months were collected from dried fruit shops and/or Chinese herbal medicine warehouses, which were chosen as survey sites in Anhui Province. The mites were isolated and identified under a microscope. Results Totally 19 samples infested with C. lactis were obtained from 300 samples in 17 cities of Anhui Province, the breeding rate and breeding density of C. lactis were 6.33% and 6.52 per gram respectively. The constituent ratios of different developmental stages were adult 85.72%, larva 12.27%, dormancy body 0.56%, and egg 1.45%, respectively. Conclusion The breeding density of C. lactis in the stored jujube is high and the species diversity is rich, so the control of C. lactis and the prevention of human acariasis should be strengthened.

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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-818731

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Objective To investigate the breeding of Carpoglyphus lactis in stored jujube from Anhui Province, so as to provide the evidence for preventing the harm of C. lactis to stored jujube. Methods The jujube samples stored for more than 6 months were collected from dried fruit shops and/or Chinese herbal medicine warehouses, which were chosen as survey sites in Anhui Province. The mites were isolated and identified under a microscope. Results Totally 19 samples infested with C. lactis were obtained from 300 samples in 17 cities of Anhui Province, the breeding rate and breeding density of C. lactis were 6.33% and 6.52 per gram respectively. The constituent ratios of different developmental stages were adult 85.72%, larva 12.27%, dormancy body 0.56%, and egg 1.45%, respectively. Conclusion The breeding density of C. lactis in the stored jujube is high and the species diversity is rich, so the control of C. lactis and the prevention of human acariasis should be strengthened.

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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-818529

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Objective To observe the morphological characteristics of live Carpoglyphus lactis at different stages of life cycle and its ultrastructure. Methods The live C. lactis specimens were isolated from longan pulp, and firstly rinsed with double distilled water under a light microscope to make slide preparation by the conventional manner, and then were made into scanning electron microscope (SEM) specimens. The specimens were observed under SEM for the ultrastructure characteristics at different developmental stages including egg, larva, nymph and adult (male and female) . Results The SEM photographs showed that the egg was oval and milky. The larva had three pairs of legs, without genital setae, preanal seta and coxal rod, and there was no trace of genital growth. The nymph had four pairs of legs, genital seta and preanal seta, whereas the genital area was looked still under-developed. The male adult had a conical gnathosoma and a pair of external verticals which were longest setae at the dorsal idiosoma, whereas the other dorsal setae were all short rhabdoid. At the ventral idiosoma, there was an aedoeagus which was like a bent cube, and the top was straight forward. The external sacral setae and post anal were longest setae. The female adult’s genital plates were a composite of plastron and cutex inner root, covering the genital tract, and a hole of anus and a pair of anal setae were located at posterior of idiosoma. Conclusion The morphological characteristics and ultra-structure of C. lactis at different stages of life cycle can be vividly observed under SEM, which provides the morphological bases for further study of the relation between parasitism and disease.

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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-704288

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Objective To investigate the breeding of acaroid mites in the stored grains in Wenchang area,Hainan Province,China.Methods The breeding mites from the samples were separated by a shake-sieve and microscope directly.The isolations were used for slide preparation based on previous literature,and then under a light microscope,the identification and counting of the acaroid mites were performed.Results Twelve species of mites were identified from 20 categories of grains.They be-longed to 10 genera of 4 families.Among the 12 grain samples,the breeding rates were higher of Blomia tropicalis and Tyropha-gus putrescentiae.Among the 20 samples collected,a total of 5 885 mites were found,with an average breeding density of 29.43/g.Conclusion The infestation of acaroid mites appears serious in the stored grains in Wenchang area,which should be taken measures to prevent and control.

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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-753862

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Objective The distribution of pathogenic bacteria and antibiotic resistance was studied in the People's Hospital of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region from January 2012 to December 2017 for rational antimicrobial therapy and control of bloodstream infections. Methods A retrospective analysis was conducted on the pathogenic strains of bloodstream infection. A total of 2 095 strains were collected and subjected to identification by Bact/ALERT 3D automatic blood culture instrument and VITEK 32 automatic microbiological analysis and susceptibility testing. The data were analyzed by using WHONET 5.6 software and SPSS 22.0 software. Results Of the 2 095 strains of pathogens, gram negative bacteria accounted for 50.1% and gram-positive bacteriaaccounted for 49.9%. Specifically, the top species included coagulase negative Staphylococcus (34.8%), Escherichia coli (27.8%), Klebsiella pneumoniae (9.1%), Staphylococcus aureus (6.9%), and Enterococcus (6.6%). These strains were mainly identified from ICU (22.5%) and general surgery department (9.3%). The prevalence of methicillin-resistant coagulase negative Staphylococcus (MRCNS) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was 82.3% and 44.8%, respectively. No gram-positive bacteria were resistant to vancomycin and linezolid. The E. faecium strains showed higher resistance rates to common antimicrobial agents than E. faecalis strains. Enterobacteriaceae species including E. coli, K. pneumoniae, and E. cloacae were highly resistant to ampicillin (>80%). The resistance rate of Enterobacteriaceae species to imipenem, meropenem, amikacin, and piperacillin-tazobactam was lower than 9.4%. In the non-fermentative bacteria, Acinetobacter baumannii strains were highly resistant to multiple antimicrobial agents except amikacin (22.2%). Conclusions The pathogenic bacteria of bloodstream infection are complex, consisting of similar proportion of gram-positive bacteria and gram-negative bacteria. The pathogens were mainly found in ICU. Antibiotic-resistant strains identified are highly resistant to multiple antimicrobial agents. Efforts should be made to strengthen antimicrobial resistance surveillance for rational antimicrobial therapy.

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Chinese Journal of Burns ; (6): 728-730, 2018.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-807521

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A Marfan syndrome child with contractural arachnodactyly deformity of both hands was admitted to our unit in June 2015. The left and right middle fingers and ring fingers of the child received the continuous " Z" skin flap and " V-Y" plasty to reduce the palmar tension on the skin and release the contracture. Due to the improper therapeutic strategy and the underestimation of effect of underlying lesions of Marfan syndrome on the therapeutic strategy, the right middle finger of child was with ischemic necrosis and amputated, and the finger tip was accompanied with distension and paroxysmal neuropathic pain at a specified future date. The skin flaps of the other three surgical fingers were with local necrosis and scar healing. The child was complicated by distal interphalangeal joints stiffness and some serious complications post-discharge. Combined with this case, the similar disorders are not recommended to carry out one-stage operation.

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Chinese Journal of Biotechnology ; (12): 694-702, 2018.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-687746

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To study the immunogenicity of EsxA protein of Staphylococcus aureus, the EsxA-pET-28a recombinant plasmid was constructed and the expression product was analyzed by SDS-PAGE and Western blotting after the positive recombinant plasmid was induced by IPTG. Mice were immunized with purified EsxA protein and then the IgG, IgG1 and IgG2a antibody were detected with indirect ELISA. Then the histopathological examination, bacteria loading and immune protection of immunized mice were studied after challenge with S. aureus. The recombinant protein EsxA was successfully induced and expressed. After immunization the EsxA specific antibody titer could reach 1:900. Bacteria loading and pathological damage of liver, spleen and kidney were reduced after immunization with EsxA in the immunized mice. The protection rate of immunized mice was 75%. In conclusion, EsxA protein has good immunogenicity.

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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-771696

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of Huaier on autophagy of human hepatoma SK-HEP-1 cells and the effect of autophagy on the proliferation of SK-HEP-1 cells. CCK-8 assay was used to evaluate the effect of Huaier on the proliferation of SK-HEP-1 cells under different concentrations and different times. Acridine orange staining was used to measure the effect of Huaier on the autolysosome formation in SK-HEP-1 cells. Immunofluorescence assay was applied to examine the effect of Huaier on the expression and distribution of autophagy marker LC3 in SK-HEP-1 cells. In addition, LC3 expression was also checked by immunoblot analysis in the presence of Huaier. At last, the effects of Huaier in combination with autophagy inhibitor bafilomycin A1 on the proliferation of SK-HEP-1 cells was detected by CCK-8 assay. The results showed that Huaier aqueous extract significantly inhibited the proliferation of human hepatoma SK-HEP-1 cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner. Huaier aqueous extract dramatically promoted the formation of autolysosome in SK-HEP-1 cells. Moreover, Huaier markedly increased the number and intensity of intracellular LC3 fluorescent puncta and up-regulated LC3-Ⅱ expression. These data indicated that Huaier evidently activated autophagy of SK-HEP-1 cells. Additionally, autophagy inhibition significantly attenuated the sensitivity of SK-HEP-1 cells to Huaier treatment. Therefore, autophagy activation is involved in the inhibitory effects of Huaier on the proliferation of human hepatoma SK-HEP-1 cells.


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Apoptosis , Autophagy , Carcinoma, Hepatocellular , Drug Therapy , Pathology , Cell Line, Tumor , Cell Proliferation , Complex Mixtures , Pharmacology , Humans , Up-Regulation
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-285267

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Thymosin β4 (Tβ4) is a key factor in cardiac development, growth, disease, epicardial integrity, blood vessel formation and has cardio-protective properties. However, its role in murine embryonic stem cells (mESCs) proliferation and cardiovascular differentiation remains unclear. Thus we aimed to elucidate the influence of Tβ4 on mESCs. Target genes during mESCs proliferation and differentiation were detected by real-time PCR or Western blotting, and patch clamp was applied to characterize the mESCs-derived cardiomyocytes. It was found that Tβ4 decreased mESCs proliferation in a partial dose-dependent manner and the expression of cell cycle regulatory genes c-myc, c-fos and c-jun. However, mESCs self-renewal markers Oct4 and Nanog were elevated, indicating the maintenance of self-renewal ability in these mESCs. Phosphorylation of STAT3 and Akt was inhibited by Tβ4 while the expression of RAS and phosphorylation of ERK were enhanced. No significant difference was found in BMP2/BMP4 or their downstream protein smad. Wnt3 and Wnt11 were remarkably decreased by Tβ4 with upregulation of Tcf3 and constant β-catenin. Under mESCs differentiation, Tβ4 treatment did not change the expression of cardiovascular cell markers α-MHC, PECAM, and α-SMA. Neither the electrophysiological properties of mESCs-derived cardiomyocytes nor the hormonal regulation by Iso/Cch was affected by Tβ4. In conclusion, Tβ4 suppressed mESCs proliferation by affecting the activity of STAT3, Akt, ERK and Wnt pathways. However, Tβ4 did not influence the in vitro cardiovascular differentiation.


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Animals , Cell Cycle , Genetics , Cell Differentiation , Cell Movement , Cell Proliferation , Dose-Response Relationship, Drug , Extracellular Signal-Regulated MAP Kinases , Genetics , Metabolism , Gene Expression Regulation , JNK Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases , Genetics , Metabolism , Mice , Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells , Cell Biology , Metabolism , Myocytes, Cardiac , Cell Biology , Metabolism , Nanog Homeobox Protein , Genetics , Metabolism , Octamer Transcription Factor-3 , Genetics , Metabolism , Patch-Clamp Techniques , Primary Cell Culture , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-akt , Genetics , Metabolism , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-fos , Genetics , Metabolism , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-myc , Genetics , Metabolism , STAT3 Transcription Factor , Genetics , Metabolism , Signal Transduction , Thymosin , Pharmacology
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