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Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal ; 25(3), 2023.
Article in English | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-20235394

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Objective: To build a quality evaluation system for emergency pre-test and triage under a normal COVID-19 epidemic, based on the Servqual model, and to improve the effect of emergency epidemic prevention and control and the quality of emergency pre-testing and triage under the normalization of COVID-19 epidemics. Methods: Based on the Servqual model, a quality evaluation system of emergency pre-examination and triage under the normalization of COVID-19 epidemic was developed. Two rounds of expert consultation were conducted by the Delphi method, involving 15 experts. Results: The recovery rates for the two rounds of expert consultation were 100%, the expert authority coefficient was 0.954, and the Kendall coordination coefficients were 0.273 and 0.182 . The coefficients of variation of the three-level indicators of the two rounds of expert consultation were 0.003-0.275 and 0.052-0.125, respectively. An evaluation system including 5 first-level indicators, 14 second-level indicators and 42 third-level indicators of 5 dimensions (feasibility, reliability, responsiveness, security, empathy) of the Servqual model was established. Conclusion: Based on the Servqual model, a quality evaluation system for emergency pre-examination and triage under the normalization of the COVID-19 epidemic situation was completed. It reflects the medical services, triage and epidemic prevention and control required to provide the requisite quality of emergency pre-examination and triage under the normalization of the COVID-19 epidemic situation. It provides a reference for the quality supervision of emergency pre-examination and triage under the normalization of the COVID-19 epidemic situation.

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PLoS One ; 18(6): e0286558, 2023.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20245413

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Epidemics, such as COVID-19, have caused significant harm to human society worldwide. A better understanding of epidemic transmission dynamics can contribute to more efficient prevention and control measures. Compartmental models, which assume homogeneous mixing of the population, have been widely used in the study of epidemic transmission dynamics, while agent-based models rely on a network definition for individuals. In this study, we developed a real-scale contact-dependent dynamic (CDD) model and combined it with the traditional susceptible-exposed-infectious-recovered (SEIR) compartment model. By considering individual random movement and disease spread, our simulations using the CDD-SEIR model reveal that the distribution of agent types in the community exhibits spatial heterogeneity. The estimated basic reproduction number R0 depends on group mobility, increasing logarithmically in strongly heterogeneous cases and saturating in weakly heterogeneous conditions. Notably, R0 is approximately independent of virus virulence when group mobility is low. We also show that transmission through small amounts of long-term contact is possible due to short-term contact patterns. The dependence of R0 on environment and individual movement patterns implies that reduced contact time and vaccination policies can significantly reduce the virus transmission capacity in situations where the virus is highly transmissible (i.e., R0 is relatively large). This work provides new insights into how individual movement patterns affect virus spreading and how to protect people more efficiently.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Epidemics , Humans , Epidemiological Models , COVID-19/epidemiology , Basic Reproduction Number , Movement
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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi ; 48(8): 2126-2143, 2023 Apr.
Article in Chinese | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20245305

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Sanhan Huashi formula(SHF) is the intermediate of a newly approved traditional Chinese medicine(TCM) Sanhan Huashi Granules for the treatment of COVID-19 infection. The chemical composition of SHF is complex since it contains 20 single herbal medicines. In this study, UHPLC-Orbitrap Exploris 240 was used to identify the chemical components in SHF and in rat plasma, lung and feces after oral administration of SHF, and heat map was plotted for characterizing the distribution of the chemical components. Chromatographic separation was conducted on a Waters ACQUITY UPLC BEH C_(18)(2.1 mm×100 mm, 1.7 µm) using 0.1% formic acid(A)-acetonitrile(B) as mobile phases in a gradient elution. Electrospray ionization(ESI) source was used to acquire data in positive and negative mode. By reference to quasi-molecular ions and MS/MS fragment ions and in combination with MS spectra of reference substances and compound information in literature reports, 80 components were identified in SHF, including 14 flavonoids, 13 coumarins, 5 lignans, 12 amino-compounds, 6 terpenes and 30 other compounds; 40 chemical components were identified in rat plasma, 27 in lung and 56 in feces. Component identification and characterization of SHF in vitro and in vivo lay foundations for disclosure of its pharmacodynamic substances and elucidation of the scientific connotation.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Drugs, Chinese Herbal , Lignans , Rats , Animals , Tandem Mass Spectrometry , Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid/methods , Drugs, Chinese Herbal/chemistry
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Environ Health Prev Med ; 28: 34, 2023.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20244907

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BACKGROUND: Due to the continuous spread of the epidemic, some colleges and universities have implemented a campus lockdown management policy in China. In the context of the campus lockdown, this study aimed to explore whether anxiety mediated the association between interpersonal sensitivity and depression, and investigate whether psychological capital moderated the indirect or direct effect of mediation model. METHODS: A total of 12945 undergrad students were recruited in China from April 10 to 19, 2022. These participants were asked to complete the online questionnaires measuring interpersonal sensitivity, anxiety, psychological capital, and depression. A moderated mediation model was examined by using PROCESS macro for SPSS 25.0, in which anxiety was a mediating variable, and psychological capital was a moderating variable. RESULTS: Interpersonal sensitivity was positively associated with depression among Chinese college students (r = 0.47, P < 0.001). Anxiety partially mediated the association between interpersonal sensitivity and depression (indirect effect = 2.31, 95%CI [2.18, 2.44], accounting for 70% of the total effect). Moreover, the interaction effect of interpersonal sensitivity and psychological capital on anxiety (ß = -0.04, t = -17.36, P < 0.001) and the interaction effect of anxiety and psychological capital on depression (ß = 0.002, t = 1.99, P < 0.05) were statistically significant. CONCLUSIONS: The current study explained the mediation role of anxiety and the moderation role of psychological capital in the relation between interpersonal sensitivity and depression. The findings suggested that strict monitoring anxiety and promoting psychological capital may decrease the risk of depression among Chinese college students during the campus lockdown.


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COVID-19 , Depression , Humans , Depression/epidemiology , Depression/psychology , COVID-19/epidemiology , Communicable Disease Control , Anxiety/epidemiology , Students/psychology
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J Infect Dis ; 2023 Jun 06.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20244485

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We compared neutralizing antibody responses to BA.4/5, BQ.1.1, XBB, and XBB.1.5 Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variants after a bivalent or ancestral COVID-19 mRNA booster vaccine or post-vaccination infection. We found that the bivalent booster elicited moderately high antibody titers against BA.4/5 that were approximately two-fold higher against all Omicron variants than titers elicited by the monovalent booster. The bivalent booster elicited low but similar titers against both XBB and XBB.1.5 variants. These findings inform risk assessments for future COVID-19 vaccine recommendations and suggest that updated COVID-19 vaccines containing matched vaccine antigens to circulating divergent variants may be needed.

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J Mol Graph Model ; 124: 108540, 2023 Jun 09.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20244484

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The Omicron variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has raised concerns worldwide due to its enhanced transmissibility and immune escapability. The first dominant Omicron BA.1 subvariant harbors more than 30 mutations in the spike protein from the prototype virus, of which 15 mutations are located at the receptor binding domain (RBD). These mutations in the RBD region attracted significant attention, which potentially enhance the binding of the receptor human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (hACE2) and decrease the potency of neutralizing antibodies/nanobodies. This study applied the molecular dynamics simulations combined with the molecular mechanics-generalized Born surface area (MMGBSA) method, to investigate the molecular mechanism behind the impact of the mutations acquired by Omicron on the binding affinity between RBD and hACE2. Our results indicate that five key mutations, i.e., N440K, T478K, E484A, Q493R, and G496S, contributed significantly to the enhancement of the binding affinity by increasing the electrostatic interactions of the RBD-hACE2 complex. Moreover, fourteen neutralizing antibodies/nanobodies complexed with RBD were used to explore the effects of the mutations in Omicron RBD on their binding affinities. The calculation results indicate that the key mutations E484A and Y505H reduce the binding affinities to RBD for most of the studied neutralizing antibodies/nanobodies, mainly attributed to the elimination of the original favorable gas-phase electrostatic and hydrophobic interactions between them, respectively. Our results provide valuable information for developing effective vaccines and antibody/nanobody drugs.

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Front Pharmacol ; 14: 1185004, 2023.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20243147

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Background: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoVs) have emerged as a global health threat, which had caused a high rate of mortality. There is an urgent need to find effective drugs against these viruses. Objective: This study aims to predict the activity of unsymmetrical aromatic disulfides by constructing a QSAR model, and to design new compounds according to the structural and physicochemical attributes responsible for higher activity towards SARS-CoVs main protease. Methods: All molecules were constructed in ChemOffice software and molecular descriptors were calculated by CODESSA software. A regression-based linear heuristic method was established by changing descriptors datasets and calculating predicted IC50 values of compounds. Then, some new compounds were designed according to molecular descriptors from the heuristic method model. The compounds with predicted values smaller than a set point were constantly screened out. Finally, the properties analysis and molecular docking were conducted to further understand the structure-activity relationships of these finalized compounds. Results: The heuristic method explored the various descriptors responsible for bioactivity and gained the best linear model with R2 0.87. The success of the model fully passed the testing set validation, proving that the model has both high statistical significance and excellent predictive ability. A total of 5 compounds with ideal predicted IC50 were found from the 96 newly designed derivatives and their properties analyze was carried out. Molecular docking experiments were conducted for the optimal compound 31a, which has the best compound activity with good target protein binding capability. Conclusion: The heuristic method was quite reliable for predicting IC50 values of unsymmetrical aromatic disulfides. The present research provides meaningful guidance for further exploration of the highly active inhibitors for SARS-CoVs.

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J Med Virol ; 95(5): e28767, 2023 05.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2327255

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This study aimed to evaluate the effects of different vaccine regimens on mild and asymptomatic infections with SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.2 variant in Shanghai. All asymptomatic patients and those with mild symptoms of Omicron infections were recruited from three major Fangcang shelter hospitals between March 26, 2022 and May 20, 2022. Nucleic acid for SARS-CoV-2 by real-time reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction methods in nasopharyngeal swabs was assessed every day during the hospitalization. The value of cycle threshold lower than 35 was considered as positive result of SARS-CoV-2. A total of 214 592 cases were included in this study. The proportion of the asymptomatic patients was 76.90% and 23.10% of the recruited patients had mild symptoms. The median (interquartile range [IQR]: 25-75) duration of viral shedding (DVS) was 7 (5-10) days among all participants. The DVS varied greatly among different age groups. Children and the elderly had longer DVS compared with the adults. The booster shot of inactivated vaccine contributed to the shorter DVS in patients aged ≥70 years compared with the unvaccinated patients (8 [6-11] vs. 9 [6-12] days, p = 0.002]. Full inactivated vaccine regimen contributed to the shorter DVS in patients aged 3-6 years (7 [5-9] vs. 8 [5-10] days, p = 0.001]. In conclusion, the full inactivated vaccine regimen on children aged 3-6 years and booster inactivated vaccine regimen on the elderly aged ≥70 years appeared to be effective in reducing DVS. The booster vaccine regimen should be rigorously promoted and implemented.


Subject(s)
Asymptomatic Infections , COVID-19 , Adult , Child , Aged , Humans , Asymptomatic Infections/epidemiology , COVID-19/epidemiology , COVID-19/prevention & control , SARS-CoV-2/genetics , China/epidemiology , Vaccination
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Educ Inf Technol (Dordr) ; 28(6): 7509-7541, 2023.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2326990

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Students are commonly in a high cognitive load state when they encounter sophisticated knowledge. Whether the novel augmented reality (AR) technology can be utilized in an online learning course to explain complicated scientific concepts in a more understandable manner to students during the COVID-19 period is an unaddressed issue. This study aims to investigate the influences of reducing the physical touch or face-to-face teaching/learning practices via using mobile augmented reality learning systems (MARLS) on students' perceived learning effectiveness. The information feedback viewpoint, flow theory, and cognitive load theory are integrated to examine the effects of the information feedback of MARLS on students' learning effectiveness. This study recruited 204 participants from ten universities to complete a learning task via a MARLS and fill out a questionnaire to collect data for the proposed research model. The empirical results revealed information feedback positively and significantly affected flow experience, perceived learning effectiveness, and continued intention. The improved learning performance of learners was positively related to their continued intention. Also, the extraneous cognitive load negatively and significantly moderated the relationship between information feedback and perceived learning effectiveness. This study proposes meaningful implications and suggestions for future research based on the findings of this experiment.

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Nucleic Acids Res ; 51(11): e65, 2023 Jun 23.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2322793

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Despite the need in various applications, accurate quantification of nucleic acids still remains a challenge. The widely-used qPCR has reduced accuracy at ultralow template concentration and is susceptible to nonspecific amplifications. The more recently developed dPCR is costly and cannot handle high-concentration samples. We combine the strengths of qPCR and dPCR by performing PCR in silicon-based microfluidic chips and demonstrate high quantification accuracy in a large concentration range. Importantly, at low template concentration, we observe on-site PCR (osPCR), where only certain sites of the channel show amplification. The sites have almost identical ct values, showing osPCR is a quasi-single molecule phenomenon. Using osPCR, we can measure both the ct values and the absolute concentration of templates in the same reaction. Additionally, osPCR enables identification of each template molecule, allowing removal of nonspecific amplification during quantification and greatly improving quantification accuracy. We develop sectioning algorithm that improves the signal amplitude and demonstrate improved detection of COVID in patient samples.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 Testing , Polymerase Chain Reaction , Humans , COVID-19 , DNA/genetics , Microfluidics
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Int J Soc Determinants Health Health Serv ; : 27551938231177845, 2023 May 22.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2321493

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During the initial COVID-19 vaccine rollout, supplies were scarce, necessitating rationing. Gulf countries, hosting millions of migrant workers, prioritized nationals over migrants for vaccination. As it turned out, many migrant workers found themselves waiting behind nationals to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Here, we discuss the public health ethical concerns surrounding this approach and call for fair and inclusive vaccine allocation policies. First, we examine global justice through the lens of statism, where distributive justice applies only to sovereign state members, and cosmopolitanism, advocating equal justice distribution for all humans. We propose a cooperativist perspective, suggesting that new justice obligations can arise between people beyond national ties. In cases of mutually beneficial cooperation, such as migrant workers contributing to a nation's economy, equal concern for all parties is required. Second, the principle of reciprocity further supports this stance, as migrants significantly contribute to host countries' societies and economies. Additional ethical principles-equity, utilitarianism, solidarity, and nondiscrimination-are essentially violated when excluding non-nationals in vaccine distribution. Finally, we argue that prioritizing nationals over migrants is not only ethically indefensible, but it also fails to ensure full protection for nationals and hampers efforts to curb COVID-19 community spread.

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Journal of Food Biochemistry. ; 46(10):Not Available, 2023.
Article in English | EuropePMC | ID: covidwho-2326991

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) is caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‐CoV‐2). Several vaccines against SARS‐CoV‐2 have been approved;however, variants of concern (VOCs) can evade vaccine protection. Therefore, developing small compound drugs that directly block the interaction between the viral spike glycoprotein and ACE2 is urgently needed to provide a complementary or alternative treatment for COVID‐19 patients. We developed a viral infection assay to screen a library of approximately 126 small molecules and showed that peimine inhibits VOCs viral infections. In addition, a fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) assay showed that peimine suppresses the interaction of spike and ACE2. Molecular docking analysis revealed that peimine exhibits a higher binding affinity for variant spike proteins and is able to form hydrogen bonds with N501Y in the spike protein. These results suggest that peimine, a compound isolated from Fritillaria, may be a potent inhibitor of SARS‐CoV‐2 variant infection. PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS: In this study, we identified a naturally derived compound of peimine, a major bioactive alkaloid extracted from Fritillaria, that could inhibit SARS‐CoV‐2 variants of concern (VOCs) viral infection in 293T/ACE2 and Calu‐3 lung cells. In addition, peimine blocks viral entry through interruption of spike and ACE2 interaction. Moreover, molecular docking analysis demonstrates that peimine has a higher binding affinity on N501Y in the spike protein. Furthermore, we found that Fritillaria significantly inhibits SARS‐CoV‐2 viral infection. These results suggested that peimine and Fritillaria could be a potential functional drug and food for COVID‐19 patients.

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J Clin Lab Anal ; 37(5): e24869, 2023 Mar.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2318617

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BACKGROUND: Leukemic presentation of follicular lymphoma (FL) is uncommon, with most cases reported in older adults. DESIGN: This report describes an unusual case of a young adult diagnosed with leukemic phase of FL. We reviewed the existing literature on this rare presentation of the disease and its potential impact on patient outcomes. RESULTS: Leukemic phase of FL in young adults can be mistaken for other high-grade hematologic malignancies. Morphology assessment and ancillary testing, such as flow cytometry and FISH analysis, can assist in achieving an accurate diagnosis of the leukemic phase of FL. Notably, our young patient responded well to therapy, which is different from what is typically observed in older patients who have a poorer prognosis. Further cases are needed to investigate the prognostic impact of the leukemic phase of FL in younger patients.


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Lymphoma, Follicular , Humans , Lymphoma, Follicular/diagnosis , Lymphoma, Follicular/drug therapy , Lymphoma, Follicular/pathology , Prognosis , In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2/genetics
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Nat Commun ; 14(1): 2678, 2023 05 09.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2316451

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Mucosal immunity plays a significant role in the first-line defense against viruses transmitted and infected through the respiratory system, such as SARS-CoV-2. However, the lack of effective and safe adjuvants currently limits the development of COVID-19 mucosal vaccines. In the current study, we prepare an intranasal vaccine containing cationic crosslinked carbon dots (CCD) and a SARS-CoV-2 antigen, RBD-HR with spontaneous antigen particlization. Intranasal immunization with CCD/RBD-HR induces high levels of antibodies with broad-spectrum neutralization against authentic viruses/pseudoviruses of Omicron-included variants and protects immunized female BALB/c mice from Omicron infection. Despite strong systemic cellular immune response stimulation, the intranasal CCD/RBD-HR vaccine also induces potent mucosal immunity as determined by the generation of tissue-resident T cells in the lungs and airway. Moreover, CCD/RBD-HR not only activates professional antigen-presenting cells (APCs), dendritic cells, but also effectively targets nasal epithelial cells, promotes antigen binding via sialic acid, and surprisingly provokes the antigen-presenting of nasal epithelial cells. We demonstrate that CCD is a promising intranasal vaccine adjuvant for provoking strong mucosal immunity and might be a candidate adjuvant for intranasal vaccine development for many types of infectious diseases, including COVID-19.


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COVID-19 , Vaccines , Female , Animals , Mice , Humans , SARS-CoV-2 , COVID-19/prevention & control , Adjuvants, Immunologic , COVID-19 Vaccines , Carbon , Cations
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JAMA ; 328(24): 2446-2447, 2022 12 27.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2315319

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This Guide to Statistics and Methods describes the use of target trial emulation to design an observational study so it preserves the advantages of a randomized clinical trial, points out the limitations of the method, and provides an example of its use.


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Causality , Observational Studies as Topic , Research Design , Comparative Effectiveness Research
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Polymers (Basel) ; 15(9)2023 Apr 25.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2320329

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Polymers of higher olefin, obtained by Ziegler-type polymerization, have been used in some critical fields, e.g., as the membrane for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), which plays an important role in the treatment of patients with severe COVID-19. The polymer obtained by a single-site catalyst, e.g., metallocene catalysts, demonstrated a higher performance. The homo- and co-polymerization of allyltrimethylisilane (ATMS) and 4-methyl-1-pentene (4M1P) were conducted using syndiospecific (cat 1) and isospecific (cat 2) metallocene catalysts. Cat 1 showed low conversions and provided a polymer with a higher molecular weight, while cat 2 behaved oppositely. 13C-NMR spectra certified the stereotacticity of the resultant polymer, and the resonance of the carbon atom of CH2 (αα') between the two tertiary carbon atoms of the ATMS and 4M1P units were observed. This could be the evidence of the formation of a true copolymer. The crystallization of the polymer was explored using a differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) and wide angle X-ray diffraction (WAXD). All homopolymers and some of the copolymers showed high melting temperatures and low melting enthalpies. The WAXD patterns of the syndiotactic polymer and isotactic homopolymer or the ATMS-rich copolymer were consistent with the reported literature, but the isotactic 4M1P-rich copolymer provided the crystal form I, which is unusual for a 4M1P polymer without any pretreatment.

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J Clin Lab Anal ; 37(6): e24876, 2023 Mar.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2320328

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OBJECTIVES: We aimed at analyzing the serum levels of citrullinated histone H3 (CitH3) in patients with dermatomyositis (DM) and their association with disease activity. METHODS: Serum CitH3 levels were measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays in serum samples obtained from 93 DM patients and 56 healthy controls (HCs). Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis was performed to evaluate the discriminant capacity of CitH3 and other disease variables. The association between CitH3 and disease variables was analyzed using Pearson's rank correlation. RESULTS: Serum CitH3 level was significantly lower in DM patients than in HCs (p < 0.001). The ROC curve analysis revealed that CitH3 strongly discriminated DM patients from HCs (area under the curve [AUC], 0.86), and a combination of CitH3 and the ratio of neutrophil to lymphocyte counts (NLR) showed a greater diagnostic value (AUC, 0.92). Serum CitH3 levels were markedly lower in DM patients with normal muscle enzyme levels than in HCs (all p < 0.001), and when compared to an elevated group, the CitH3 levels were comparable (all p > 0.05). The CitH3 levels showed no difference between DM in active and remission groups. However, in a paired test with 18 hospitalized DM patients, the CitH3 levels were higher in remission state than in active state. Moreover, the CitH3 levels showed no correlation with disease variables that were associated with the disease activity of DM. CONCLUSIONS: Serum CitH3 level may serve as a useful biochemical marker for screening patients with DM from HCs, while its role in monitoring DM disease activity requires further research.


Subject(s)
Dermatomyositis , Histones , Humans , Neutrophils , Biomarkers , ROC Curve
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Front Microbiol ; 13: 1074513, 2022.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2311561

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Porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) cause diarrhea and dehydration in newborn piglets and has the potential for cross-species transmission. Rapid and early diagnosis is important for preventing and controlling infectious disease. In this study, two monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) were generated, which could specifically recognize recombinant PDCoV nucleocapsid (rPDCoV-N) protein. A colloidal gold immunochromatographic assay (GICA) strip using these mAbs was developed to detect PDCoV antigens within 15 min. Results showed that the detection limit of the GICA strip developed in this study was 103 TCID50/ml for the suspension of virus-infected cell culture and 0.125 µg/ml for rPDCoV-N protein, respectively. Besides, the GICA strip showed high specificity with no cross-reactivity with other porcine pathogenic viruses. Three hundred and twenty-five fecal samples were detected for PDCoV using the GICA strip and reverse transcription-quantitative real-time PCR (RT-qPCR). The coincidence rate of the GICA strip and RT-qPCR was 96.9%. The GICA strip had a diagnostic sensitivity of 88.9% and diagnostic specificity of 98.5%. The specific and efficient detection by the strip provides a convenient, rapid, easy to use and valuable diagnostic tool for PDCoV under laboratory and field conditions.

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