Publications by authors named "Bo-Cheng Chen"

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Nesfatin-1 facilitates IL-1β production in osteoarthritis synovial fibroblasts by suppressing miR-204-5p synthesis through the AP-1 and NF-κB pathways.

Aging (Albany NY) 2021 Sep 24;13(18):22490-22501. Epub 2021 Sep 24.

Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan.

The progression of osteoarthritis (OA) is mediated by adipokines, one of which is nesfatin-1, which is responsible for the production of inflammatory cytokines. However, how this molecule may affect the synthesis of the proinflammatory cytokine interleukin 1 beta (IL-1β) in OA is unclear. Our analyses of records from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) dataset and clinical specimens of synovial tissue revealed higher levels of nesfatin-1 and IL-1β in OA samples compared with normal healthy tissue. We found that nesfatin-1 facilitates IL-1β synthesis in human OA synovial fibroblasts (OASFs) and suppresses the generation of micro-RNA (miR)-204-5p, as the miR-204-5p levels in OA patients were lower than those in healthy controls. Nesfatin-1-induced stimulation of IL-1β in human OASFs occurred via the suppression of miR-204-5p synthesis by the PI3K, Akt, AP-1 and NF-κB pathways. We suggest that nesfatin-1 is worth targeting in OA treatment.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.18632/aging.203559DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8507299PMC
September 2021

Transplantation of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells Alleviates Striatal Degeneration in a Transgenic Mouse Model for Multiple System Atrophy.

Cell Transplant 2020 Jan-Dec;29:963689720960185

Department of Life Science and Graduate Institute of Biotechnology, 63373National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Patients with multiple system atrophy (MSA), a progressive neurodegenerative disorder of adult onset, were found less than 9 years of life expectancy after onset. The disorders include bradykinesia and rigidity commonly seen in Parkinsonism disease and additional signs such as autonomic dysfunction, ataxia, or dementia. In clinical treatments, MSA poorly responds to levodopa, the drug used to remedy Parkinsonism disease. The exact cause of MSA is still unknown, and exploring a therapeutic solution to MSA remains critical. A transgenic mouse model was established to study the feasibility of human adipose-derived stem cell (ADSC) therapy in vivo. The human ADSCs were transplanted into the striatum of transgenic mice via intracerebral injection. As compared with sham control, we reported significantly enhanced rotarod performance of transgenic mice treated with ADSC at an effective dose, 2 × 10 ADSCs/mouse. Our ex vivo feasibility study supported that intracerebral transplantation of ADSC might alleviate striatal degeneration in MSA transgenic mouse model by improving the nigrostriatal pathway for dopamine, activating autophagy for α-synuclein clearance, decreasing inflammatory signal, and further cell apoptosis, improving myelination and cell survival at caudate-putamen.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0963689720960185DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7784590PMC
August 2021

Hydrosalpinx with Adnexa Torsion Treated with a Salpingostomy in a Virgin Woman.

Gynecol Minim Invasive Ther 2018 Jul-Sep;7(3):136-138. Epub 2018 Aug 23.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan.

Hydrosalpinx in reproductive-age women without sexual experience is uncommon and may be asymptomatic. Hydrosalpinx-induced torsion of the adnexa is a rare situation and requires prompt and accurate management. This report describes a 21-year-old female without history of sexual intercourse presented with right lower abdominal pain. Ultrasonography revealed right ovary about 4.2 cm × 3.6 cm in size with a well-defined, round cystic mass measuring 6.3 cm × 4.1 cm without septations. Diagnostic laparoscopic surgery showed a darkish right ovary and round-shaped cystic right hydrosalpinx that twisted at the infundibulopelvic ligament. Laparoscopic detorsion and salpingostomy were performed successfully. This case is a rare gynecologic situation with hydrosalpinx induced adnexa torsion, making it a rare presentation. Early diagnosis is important for preventing ovarian gangrene. Laparoscopy is a useful tool for diagnosing and treating tubal and ovarian torsion. It brings good prognosis if detorsion was performed within 24 h.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/GMIT.GMIT_33_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6135158PMC
August 2018

Aptamer-functionalized Fe O magnetic nanoparticles as a solid-phase extraction adsorbent for the selective extraction of berberine from Cortex phellodendri.

J Sep Sci 2017 Jul 22;40(14):2933-2940. Epub 2017 Jun 22.

Guangxi Scientific Research Centre of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine, Nanning, PR China.

The extraction adsorbent was fabricated by immobilizing the highly specific recognition and binding of aptamer onto the surface of Fe O magnetic nanoparticles, which not only acted as recognition elements to recognize and capture the target molecule berberine from the extract of Cortex phellodendri, but also could favor the rapid separation and purification of the bound berberine by using an external magnet. The developed solid-phase extraction method in this work was useful for the selective extraction and determination of berberine in Cortex phellodendri extracts. Various conditions such as the amount of aptamer-functionalized Fe O magnetic nanoparticles, extraction time, temperature, pH value, Mg concentration, elution time and solvent were optimized for the solid-phase extraction of berberine. Under optimal conditions, the purity of berberine extracted from Cortex phellodendri was as high as 98.7% compared with that of 4.85% in the extract, indicating that aptamer-functionalized Fe O magnetic nanoparticles-based solid-phase extraction method was very effective for berberine enrichment and separation from a complex herb extract. The applicability and reliability of the developed solid-phase extraction method were demonstrated by separating berberine from nine different concentrations of one Cortex phellodendri extract. The relative recoveries of the spiked solutions of all the samples were between 95.4 and 111.3%, with relative standard deviations ranging between 0.57 and 1.85%.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jssc.201700103DOI Listing
July 2017

Detection of Aβ oligomers based on magnetic-field-assisted separation of aptamer-functionalized FeO magnetic nanoparticles and BaYF:Yb,Er nanoparticles as upconversion fluorescence labels.

Talanta 2017 Aug 14;170:350-357. Epub 2017 Apr 14.

Guangxi Scientific Research Centre of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine, Nanning 530200, PR China; Guangxi Key Laboratory of Chinese Medicine Foundation Research, Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine, Nanning 530200, PR China. Electronic address:

A sensitive and stable bioassay for the detection of Aβ oligomer (Aβo), a potentially promising candidate biomarker for Alzheimer's disease (AD) diagnosis, was developed using FeO magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) as the recognition and concentration elements and BaYF:Yb,Er upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) as highly sensitive labels, conjugated with the Aβo aptamer (DNA1) and the complementary oligonucleotide of the Aβo aptamer (DNA2), respectively. The DNA1 hybridized with DNA2 to form the duplex structure on the surface of the MNPs/UCNPs nanocomposites probe. When the target Aβo was introduced, the aptamer DNA1 preferentially bound with Aβo and caused the dissociation of some complementary DNA2, liberating some UCNP-labeled complementary DNA2 and leading to a decreased upconversion fluorescent intensity on the surface of MNPs. The decreased fluorescence intensity of UCNPs was related to the concentration of Aβo in the range of 0.2-15nM with a detection limit of 36 pM. The developed method then was successfully applied to measure Aβo in artificial cerebrospinal fluid. Benefiting from the magnetic separation and concentration effect of MNPs, the high sensitivity of UCNPs, as well as the selectivity and stability of the aptamer, the present strategy offered valuable information related to early diagnosis of AD process.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.talanta.2017.04.021DOI Listing
August 2017

[The causes of death and risk factors in patients of war wound and trauma of extremities by logistic regression model].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2008 Dec;88(47):3325-8

303rd Hospital of People's Liberation Army, Nanning 530021, China.

Objective: To explore the causes of death and risk factors in patients of war wound and trauma of extremities.

Methods: This retrospective study involved 352 patients of war wound and trauma of extremities admitted to 303rd Hospital of People's Liberation Army during the period between 1968 to 2002. All the data were reviewed and the causes of death of 15 patients were analyzed by autopsy, and a computer's logistic regression model analysis was performed to approach the risk factors of death.

Results: Fifteen of the three hundred and fifty-two patients were died (4.3 %). The causes of death included acute renal failure (ARF) (46.7%, 7/15), lung embolism (20.0%, 3/15), clostridial myonecrosis (20.0%, 3/15) and multiple organ system failure (MOSF) (13.3%, 2/15). In the univariate analysis, the risk of death increased by shock, time admitted to hospital, amputation, time of tourniquet, associated injury of head, thoracic region, abdomen or blood vessel (P < 0. 05). In the logistic regression model analysis, shock and amputation were the two factors most strongly associated with the death of patients of war wound and trauma. (P < 0. 05).

Conclusion: Acute renal failure (ARF) was the main cause of death of patients of war wound and trauma of extremities. Its should be helpful for minimize the mortality of patients of war wound and trauma to manage the shock in time and have a correct choice of amputation promptly.
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