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1. chinaXiv:202003.00057 [pdf]

Restoration of brain consciousness ex vivo after circulatory death in pigs

Guo,Zhiyong; Sun,Chengjun; Xu,Guixing; Yin,Meixian; Zhu,Caihui; Zheng,Donghua; Zhang,Yixi; Wang,Linhe; Xie,Rongxing; Zhang,Zhiheng; Gao,Ningxin; Huang,Shanzhou; Yu,Ping; He,Shujiao; Zhao,Qiang; He,Xiaoshun
Subjects: Biology >> Neurobiology

在临床实践中,大脑在心脏停跳数分钟后会出现不可逆的损伤,如果30分钟后患者仍未能成功复苏,将被宣布临床死亡。最新研究显示,在心脏停跳后数小时后,猪的大脑细胞功能仍可在体外得到恢复。然而,在离体状态下意识能否恢复尚不清楚。本研究中,我们建立了用于循环停止后大脑体外复苏的常温机械灌注技术。我们发现大脑单独灌注即能维持大脑循环、细胞结构、代谢活动和脑干功能,但不能恢复大脑意识。而在肝脏的支持下,大脑整体的电活动和意识得以恢复,大脑功能至少可以维持22小时。该技术能够使热缺血50分钟的大脑恢复意识。研究结果表明,肝脏辅助下的大脑常温机械灌注技术可以在循环停止较长时间内恢复和维持大脑的意识。

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2. chinaXiv:202003.00008 [pdf]

Germline Polymorphisms and Length of Survival of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: An Exome-Wide Association Study in Multiple Cohorts

Yun-Miao Guo; Jie-Rong Chen; Yan-Chun Feng; Chua, Melvin L. K. ; Zeng, Yanni ; Edwin Pun Hui; Allen K. C. Chan; Lin-Quan Tang; Lin Wang; Qian Cui; Hui-Qiong Han; Chun-Ling Luo; Guo-Wang Lin; Yan Liang; Yang Liu; Zhong-Lian He; Yu-Xiang Liu; Pan-Pan Wei; Chu-Jun Liu; Wan Peng
Subjects: Medicine, Pharmacy >> Clinical Medicine

Germline polymorphisms have been linked with differential survival outcomes in cancers but have not been well studied in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Here, two-phase association study is conducted to discover germline polymorphisms that are associated with the prognosis of NPC. The discovery phase includes two consecutive hospital cohorts of patients with NPC from Southern China. Exome-wide genotypes at 246,173 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are determined, followed by survival analysis for each SNP under Cox proportional hazards regression model. Candidate SNP is replicated in another two independent cohorts from Southern China and Singapore. Meta-analysis of all samples (n = 5,553) confirm that the presence of rs1131636-T, located in the 3′-UTR of RPA1, confers an inferior overall survival (HR = 1.33, 95% CI = 1.20-1.47, P = 6.31 × 10-8). Bioinformatics and biological assays show that rs1131636 has regulatory effects on upstream RPA1. Functional studies further demonstrate that RPA1 promoted the growth, invasion, migration, and radioresistance of NPC cells. Additionally, miR-1253 has been identified as a suppressor for RPA1 expression, likely through regulation of its binding affinity to rs1131636 locus. Collectively, these findings provide a promising biomarker aiding in stratifying patients with poor survival, as well as a potential drug target for NPC.

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3. chinaXiv:202002.00074 [pdf]

Molecular karyotypes of loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) aneuploids can be detected by using SSR markers combined with quantitative PCR irrespective of heterozygosity

Wen, Guo; Dang, Jiangbo; Xie, Zhongyi; Wang, Jinying; Jiang, Pengfei; Guo, Qigao; Liang, Guolu
Comment:This article has been published online in Plant Methods (https://plantmethods.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13007-020-00568-7)
Subjects: Biology >> Botany
Subjects: Agriculture, Forestry,Livestock & Aquatic Products Science >> Horticulture

Background: Aneuploidy, a condition caused by an imbalance between the relative dosages of chromosomes, generally produces a novel phenotype specific to the molecular karyotype. Fe