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Title : Ent-Pimaranes isolated from Flickingeria fimbriata and their acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activities - Zhang_2023_Fitoterapia__105687
Author(s) : Zhang X , Zheng R , Hu S , Cao W , Tan J , Yang W , Chen J
Ref : Fitoterapia , :105687 , 2023
Abstract : Two new and six known ent-pimaranes were isolated from Flickingeria fimbriata. One of them possesses a rare carbon skeleton. It is the first time such a compound with this specific carbon skeleton has been isolated from a natural source. The structure and absolute configuration were determined by NMR, MS, and X-ray diffraction analysis. The biosynthetic pathway of the rare skeleton was proposed and suggested a new pathway for these nor-ent-pimarane analogues. All isolated compounds were screened for inhibitory activity against acetylcholinesterase (AChE). The compound 4 exhibits potent inhibitory effect on AChE with the 50% inhibitory concentration (IC(50)) being 5.8 microM, which is close to that of the positive control (Huperzine A). This is the first report about inhibitory activity on AChE of ent-pimaranes.
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PubMedID: 37769998

Title : Study on pathological and clinical characteristics of chronic HBV infected patients with HBsAg positive, HBV DNA negative, HBeAg negative - Zeng_2022_Front.Immunol_13_1113070
Author(s) : Zeng Z , Liu R , Cao W , Yang L , Lin Y , Bi X , Jiang T , Deng W , Wang S , Lu H , Sun F , Shen G , Chang M , Lu Y , Wu S , Hao H , Xu M , Chen X , Hu L , Zhang L , Wan G , Xie Y , Li M
Ref : Front Immunol , 13 :1113070 , 2022
Abstract : AIMS: Study of clinical characteristics of hepatitis B virus deoxyribonucleic acid (HBV DNA)-negative, hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive, hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg)-negative patients based on liver histopathology. METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled patients with chronic HBV infection diagnosis at Beijing Ditan Hospital from May 2008 to November 2020. To study the differences between patients with significant hepatic histopathology and those without significant hepatic histopathology. And to study the independent factors of significant hepatic histopathology. RESULTS: 85 HBV DNA-negative and HBeAg-negative patients were 37.90 +/- 10.30 years old, 23.50% of patients with grade of inflammation (G) >1, 35.30% of patients with liver fibrosis stage (S) >1, 44.70% patients were diagnosed with significant hepatic histopathology. Compared to the no significant hepatic histopathology group, another group had older age (41.70 +/- 10.70 vs 34.80 +/- 8.87 years, t=-3.28, P=0.002), higher total bilirubin (TBIL) [14.9(10.3, 22.4) vs 11(8.9, 14.4) micromol/L, z=-2.26, P=0.024], lower cholinesterase (CHE) (t=-2.86, P=0.005, 7388.00 +/- 2156.00 vs 8988.00 +/- 2823.00 U/L) and lower platelet (PLT) (t=2.75, P=0.007, 157.00 +/- 61.40 vs 194.00 +/- 61.00 10^9/L). Abnormal ALT patients are more likely to have significant hepatic histopathology (z=5.44, P=0.020, 66.70% vs 337.50%). G had significant correlation with CHE (P=0.008, r=-0.23), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (P=0.041, r=0.18), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) (P=0.001, r=0.29). S had significant correlation with TBIL (P = 0.008, r = 0.23), age (P < 0.001, r = 0.32), international normalized ratio (INR) (P = 0.04, r = 0.23), CHE (P < 0.001, r = -0.30), PLT (P < 0.001, r = -0.40) and prothrombin time activity (PTA) (P = 0.046, r = -0.22). Multivariate logistic analysis indicated only age (95%CI=1.014~1.130, OR=1.069, P=0.013) was an impact factor for significant hepatic histopathology. The cutoff point of age was 34.30 years. CONCLUSIONS: A large proportion of chronic HBV infection patients with HBeAg-negative and HBV DNA-negative still have chronic hepatitis. Age is an independent factor for significant hepatic histopathology.
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PubMedID: 36685494

Title : NMDA receptor hypofunction underlies deficits in parvalbumin interneurons and social behavior in neuroligin 3 R451C knockin mice - Cao_2022_Cell.Rep_41_111771
Author(s) : Cao W , Li JH , Lin S , Xia QQ , Du YL , Yang Q , Ye YZ , Zeng LH , Li XY , Xu J , Luo JH
Ref : Cell Rep , 41 :111771 , 2022
Abstract : Neuroligins (NLs), a family of postsynaptic cell-adhesion molecules, have been associated with autism spectrum disorder. We have reported that dysfunction of the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) leads to social deficits in an NL3 R451C knockin (KI) mouse model of autism. However, the underlying molecular mechanism remains unclear. Here, we find that N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) function and parvalbumin-positive (PV+) interneuron number and expression are reduced in the mPFC of the KI mice. Selective knockdown of NMDAR subunit GluN1 in the mPFC PV+ interneuron decreases its intrinsic excitability. Restoring NMDAR function by its partial agonist D-cycloserine rescues the PV+ interneuron dysfunction and social deficits in the KI mice. Interestingly, early D-cycloserine administration at adolescence prevents adult KI mice from social deficits. Together, our results suggest that NMDAR hypofunction and the resultant PV+ interneuron dysfunction in the mPFC may constitute a central node in the pathogenesis of social deficits in the KI mice.
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PubMedID: 36476879

Title : GPIHBP1 autoantibody is an independent risk factor for the recurrence of hypertriglyceridemia-induced acute pancreatitis - Zhang_2022_J.Clin.Lipidol__
Author(s) : Zhang G , Yang Q , Mao W , Hu Y , Pu N , Deng H , Yu X , Zhang J , Zhou J , Ye B , Li G , Li B , Ke L , Tong Z , Murakami M , Kimura T , Nakajima K , Cao W , Liu Y , Li W
Ref : J Clin Lipidol , : , 2022
Abstract : BACKGROUND: GPIHBP1, a glycolipid-anchored protein of capillary endothelial cells, is a crucial partner for lipoprotein lipase (LPL) in plasma triglyceride metabolism. GPIHBP1 autoantibodies block LPL binding to GPIHBP1 and lead to severe hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) and HTG-induced acute pancreatitis (HTG-AP). We sought to define the incidence of GPIHBP1 autoantibodies in patients with HTG-AP. OBJECTIVE: We determined the incidence of GPIHBP1 autoantibody in HTG-AP patients, and compared the clinical features and long-term outcomes between GPIHBP1 autoantibody-positive and negative groups. METHODS: An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was used to screen for GPIHBP1 autoantibody in 116 HTG-AP patients hospitalized from Jan 1, 2015 to Aug 31, 2019. All patients were followed up for 24 months. The primary outcome was the recurrence rate of HTG-AP during the two-year follow-up period. The incidence of recurrent episodes was analyzed by the Kaplan-Meier method and multivariable Cox regression was used to identify risk factors. RESULTS: GPIHBP1 autoantibodies were present in 17 of 116 study patients (14.66%). The 2-year recurrence rate of HTG-AP was much higher in the GPIHBP1 autoantibody-positive group (35%, 6 in 17) than in the negative group (4%, 4 in 99). The multivariable Cox regression analysis showed that GPIHBP1 autoantibody was an independent risk factor for HTG-AP recurrence in two years. CONCLUSIONS: The presence of GPIHBP1 autoantibody is common in patients with HTG-AP, and is an independent risk factor for two-year recurrence of HTG-AP.
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PubMedID: 36064883

Title : Bioactive Constituents of F. esculentum Bee Pollen and Quantitative Analysis of Samples Collected from Seven Areas by HPLC - Li_2019_Molecules_24_2705
Author(s) : Li F , Guo S , Zhang S , Peng S , Cao W , Ho CT , Bai N
Ref : Molecules , 24 :2705 , 2019
Abstract : Bee pollen contains all the essential amino acids needed by humans. China is the largest producer of bee pollen in the world. In the present study, we identified 11 fatty acids in F. esculentum bee pollen oil by GC-MS analysis, and 16 compounds were isolated from F. esculentum bee pollen by column chromatography and identified. A high-performance liquid chromatography-diode array detector (HPLC-DAD) method was established for the quality control of F. esculentum bee pollen. A validated HPLC-DAD method was successfully applied to the simultaneous characterization and quantification of nine main constituents in seven samples collected from seven different areas in China. The results showed that all standard calibration curves exhibited good linearity (R(2) > 0.999) in HPLC-DAD analysis with excellent precision, repeatability and stability. The total amount in the samples from the seven regions ranged from 23.50 to 46.05 mg/g. In addition, seven compounds were studied for their bioactivity using enzymic methods, whereby kaempferol (3) showed high alpha-glucosidase inhibitory activity (IC50: 80.35 mug/mL), ergosterol peroxide (8) showed high tyrosinase inhibitory activity (IC50: 202.37 mug/mL), and luteolin (1) had strong acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activity (IC50: 476.25 mug/mL). All results indicated that F. esculentum bee pollen could be a nutritious health food.
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PubMedID: 31349561

Title : Gamma Oscillation Dysfunction in mPFC Leads to Social Deficits in Neuroligin 3 R451C Knockin Mice - Cao_2018_Neuron_97_1253
Author(s) : Cao W , Lin S , Xia QQ , Du YL , Yang Q , Zhang MY , Lu YQ , Xu J , Duan SM , Xia J , Feng G , Luo JH
Ref : Neuron , 97 :1253 , 2018
Abstract : Neuroligins (NLs) are critical for synapse formation and function. NL3 R451C is an autism-associated mutation. NL3 R451C knockin (KI) mice exhibit autistic behavioral abnormalities, including social novelty deficits. However, neither the brain regions involved in social novelty nor the underlying mechanisms are clearly understood. Here, we found decreased excitability of fast-spiking interneurons and dysfunction of gamma oscillation in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), which contributed to the social novelty deficit in the KI mice. Neuronal firing rates and phase-coding abnormalities were also detected in the KI mice during social interactions. Interestingly, optogenetic stimulation of parvalbumin interneurons in the mPFC at 40 Hz nested at 8 Hz positively modulated the social behaviors of mice and rescued the social novelty deficit in the KI mice. Our findings suggest that gamma oscillation dysfunction in the mPFC leads to social deficits in autism, and manipulating mPFC PV interneurons may reverse the deficits in adulthood.
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PubMedID: 29503190
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Title : Biodegradation of phenanthrene by endophytic fungus Phomopsis liquidambari in vitro and in vivo - Fu_2018_Chemosphere_203_160
Author(s) : Fu W , Xu M , Sun K , Hu L , Cao W , Dai C , Jia Y
Ref : Chemosphere , 203 :160 , 2018
Abstract : Phenanthrene, as a widespread polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) contaminant in vitro and in vivo of plant, has the characteristics of carcinogenicity, teratogenicity and mutagenicity. This work aimed to explore the phenanthrene metabolic mechanism by Phomopsis liquidambari in vitro, as well as the bioremediation ability through P. liquidambari-rice combination. This strain was able to use phenanthrene as source of carbon and energy to grow, more than 77% of added 50mgL(-1) phenanthrene was removed after 10d in MSM. We identified the metabolic products via HPLC-MS and proposed two possible degradation pathways. Phenanthrene was firstly combined with oxygen to become phenanthrene 9,10-oxide, and then degraded to 9-phenanthrol, followed by oxidization to 9,10-dihydroxyphenanthrene. In addition, that epoxide (phenanthrene 9,10-oxide) was also hydrolyzed to phenanthrene trans-9,10-dihydrodiol, and then dehydrogenized to 9,10-dihydroxyphenanthrene, which was further degraded to 9,10-phenanthrenequinone; during this metabolic pathway, the changes of P450 monooxygenase, epoxide hydrolase, dehydrogenase and catechol 2,3-dioxygenase activities and their corresponding gene transcription levels were closely related. What's more, P. liquidambari could combine with rice to eliminate phenanthrene accumulated in vivo of rice seedlings, and the removal rate in inoculation treatment represented a significant difference (increased 25.68%) compared with uninoculation treatment after cultivation 30d. Therefore, we concluded that P. liquidambari could not only respond to phenanthrene pollution stress in vitro but also exert a mitigation effect on plants accumulated phenanthrene. This work provides a foundation for applying endophytic fungi to PAHs bioremediation in vitro and in vivo.
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PubMedID: 29614409

Title : Esterase D enhances type I interferon signal transduction to suppress foot-and-mouth disease virus replication - Li_2016_Mol.Immunol_75_112
Author(s) : Li W , Zhu Z , Cao W , Yang F , Zhang X , Li D , Zhang K , Li P , Mao R , Liu X , Zheng H
Ref : Mol Immunol , 75 :112 , 2016
Abstract : The enzymatic activities of esterase D (ESD) are involved in many human diseases. However, no antiviral property of ESD has been described to date. Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) is the etiological agent of foot-and-mouth disease. In this study, we showed that FMDV infection triggered ESD expression. Overexpression of ESD significantly suppressed FMDV replication and knockdown of ESD expression enhanced virus replication, showing an essential antiviral role of ESD. Furthermore, we found that Sendai-virus-induced interferon (IFN) signaling was enhanced by upregulation of ESD, and ESD promoted activation of the IFN-beta promoter simulated by IFN regulatory factor (IRF)3 or its upstream molecules (retinoic acid-inducible gene-I, melanoma differentiation-associated protein 5, virus-induced signaling adaptor and TANK binding kinase 1). Detailed analysis revealed that ESD protein enhanced IRF3 phosphorylation during FMDV infection. Overexpression of ESD also promoted the expression of various antiviral interferon-stimulated genes (ISGs) and knockdown of ESD impaired the expression of these antiviral genes during FMDV infection. Our findings demonstrate a new mechanism evolved by ESD to enhance type I IFN signal transduction and suppress viral replication during FMDV infection.
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Title : Self-assembly of amphiphilic janus particles into monolayer capsules for enhanced enzyme catalysis in organic media - Cao_2015_ACS.Appl.Mater.Interfaces_7_465
Author(s) : Cao W , Huang R , Qi W , Su R , He Z
Ref : ACS Appl Mater Interfaces , 7 :465 , 2015
Abstract : Encapsulation of enzymes during the creation of an emulsion is a simple and efficient route for enhancing enzyme catalysis in organic media. Herein, we report a capsule with a shell comprising a monolayer of silica Janus particles (JPs) (referred to as a monolayer capsule) and a Pickering emulsion for the encapsulation of enzyme molecules for catalysis purposes in organic media using amphiphilic silica JPs as building blocks. We demonstrate that the JP capsules had a monolayer shell consisting of closely packed silica JPs (270 nm). The capsules were on average 5-50 mum in diameter. The stability of the JP capsules (Pickering emulsion) was investigated with the use of homogeneous silica nanoparticles as a control. The results show that the emulsion stabilized via amphiphilic silica JPs presented no obvious changes in physical appearance after 15 days, indicating the high stability of the emulsions and JP capsules. Furthermore, the lipase from Candida sp. was chosen as a model enzyme for encapsulation within the JP capsules during their formation. The catalytic performance of lipase was evaluated according to the esterification of 1-hexanol with hexanoic acid. It was found that the specific activity of the encapsulated enzymes (28.7 U mL(-1)) was more than 5.6 times higher than that of free enzymes in a biphasic system (5.1 U mL(-1)). The enzyme activity was further increased by varying the volume ratio of water to oil and the JPs loadings. The enzyme-loaded capsule also exhibited high stability during the reaction process and good recyclability. In particular, the jellification of agarose in the JP capsules further enhanced their operating stability. We believe that the monolayer structure of the JP capsules, together with their high stability, rendered the capsules to be ideal enzyme carriers and microreactors for enzyme catalysis in organic media because they created a large interfacial area and had low mass transfer resistance through the monolayer shell.
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Title : [The association of S447X and Hind III polymorphism in the lipoprotein lipase gene with dyslipidemia of the metabolic syndrome in patients with essential hypertension] - Liu_2005_Zhonghua.Yi.Xue.Yi.Chuan.Xue.Za.Zhi_22_151
Author(s) : Liu A , Li L , Cao W , Shan S , Lu J , Guo X , Hu Y
Ref : Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue Za Zhi , 22 :151 , 2005
Abstract : OBJECTIVE: To assess the association of S447X mutation and Hind III polymorphism in the lipoprotein lipase gene with dyslipidemia of the metabolic syndrome in patients with essential hypertension.
METHODS: A total of 983 patients were randomly selected from those with hypertension (diagnosed in the Community-based Comprehensive Studies on Prevention and Control of Hypertension Project in China) and those not treated with anti-hypertensive medications for at least in 2 weeks immediately before blood collection. Among them were 389 subjects with dyslipidemia and 594 subjects without dyslipidemia. The definition of dyslipidemia in patients with hypertension was used only when triglyceride or HDL-cholesterol was at abnormal level. Polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) was used to determine Ser447stop mutation and Hind III polymorphism in LPL gene.
RESULTS: Linkage disequilibrium between the two sites was observed, with three major haplotypes identified: H+S, H-S, and H-X. The LPL gene S447X mutation and H-X haplotype were significantly associated with dyslipidemia (OR=0.547, 95%CI: 0.348-0.859 for S447X mutation; OR=0.537, 95%CI: 0.328-0.880 for H-X haplotype) in male, both by themselves and after adjustment for age, body mass index, smoking, alcohol intake, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, education and serum glucose. The LPL H- carriers and H-S haplotype were significantly associated with dyslipidemia (OR=0.575, 95%CI: 0.358-0.923) in female after multivariate adjustment. Moreover, compared with the H+S haplotype, the H-X haplotypes were associated with significantly lower TG and Log (TG/HDL-C) levels in both men and women, and with higher HDL-C levels in women; whereas no significant difference was observed between the H-S and H+S haplotype. Compared with the H-S haplotype, the H-X haplotypes had significant effect on the HDL-C levels in women. CONCLUSION: The LPL H-X haplotype was one of the protective factors of dyslipidemia of metabolic syndrome in hypertensive patients. It is significantly associated with low triglyceride, log triglyceride-to-HDL-cholesterol ratio and high HDL-cholesterol levels. S447X mutation does not explain all the effect associated with the Hind III polymorphism, although the effect on serum lipids associated with the H-X haplotype appeared to be mainly mediated by the S447X mutation. It is possible that some functional mutations in the LPL gene besides the S447X mutation are in linkage disequilibrium with the Hind III polymorphism.
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