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Purpose: P-selectin expression is significantly increased in tumor microvasculature following exposure to ionizing radiation. The purpose of this study was to image radiation-induced P-selectin expression in vivo using optical imaging and gamma camera imaging in a heterotopic lung cancer model by using ScFv antibodies to P-selectin. Procedures: In vitro(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective was to investigate the protective effects of rhein on renal histology change and the effects of rhein on renal tissue toll-like receptor (TLR) 4, TLR9, transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) expression in immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS Bovine serum albumin-lipopolysaccharide-carbon tetrachloride 4(More)
OBJECTIVE To understand the effects of γ-ray irradiation (IR) on the proliferation of gastric mucosal cells and to investigate the possible mechanisms that affect gastric mucosal cell proliferation. STUDY DESIGN C57BL/6J mice were exposed to IR at various doses (4, 8, and 15 Gy). We measured the changes of gastric mucosal BrdU-positive cells and the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Airborne pollen is an important source of allergens in a number of allergic diseases. Data on the concentrations of pollen at different heights in the air are scarce. The aim of the present study was to investigate different types and numbers of airborne pollen and their seasonal variation at different heights in the urban area of(More)
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