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Perfluoroalkyl surfactants (PASs) have attracted increasing concerns in recent years due to their global distribution, persistence, bioaccumulation and potential toxicity. Since sludge was a significant source of PASs to environment, the sorption of short (C2-C6) and long-chain (C7-C15) PASs on different sewage sludge was investigated in this study. The(More)
NO reacts spontaneously with superoxide to produce the potent oxidant peroxynitrite. Studies were designed to examine the role of NO-derived oxidants and peroxynitrite on the regulation of Na(+),K(+)-ATPase activity by angiotensin II (ANG II) freshly isolated rat proximal tubules. At picomolar concentrations ANG II stimulates Na(+),K(+)-ATPase activity, but(More)
An efficient approach based on differential flatness and spline theory for the aircraft trajectory generation in the target area is proposed. It is well known that the traditional feedback control approach frequently fails for a large class of nonlinear mechanical systems with constraints. The aircraft dynamics system is a nonlinear system restrained by the(More)
—A new method based on discrete event It is widely used in the field of language and system is proposed for fault diagnosis of a certain automata theory, supervisory control, Petri net theory, kind of circuit, such as a relay control circuit. The Markov chains and queuing theory, discrete-event original algorithm to obtain a minimal test set is simulation,(More)
Zebrafish (Danio rerio) has been extensively studied and well described for environmental toxicity studies. Molecular biology and genetics have recently been used to elucidate the underlying mechanisms of toxicity in zebrafish and to predict effects in mammals. The versatile zebrafish is now incorporated in many areas of toxicological programs for assessing(More)
Laboratory-scale batch experiments were conducted to investigate the sorption and degradation of bisphenol A (BPA) at microg/L range in an aerobic activated sludge system. The sorption isotherms and thermodynamics indicated that the sorption of BPA on sludge was mainly a physical process in which partitioning played a dominating role. The values of sorption(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the outcome of patients with luminal A, luminal B, human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER-2) positive, and triple negative molecular subtypes of inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) using a retrospective analysis. METHODS This study was conducted between February 2004 and February 2010 in 3 different hospitals in China. The(More)
ANG II exerts a biphasic effect on Na+ transport in the kidney through its effects on Na+-K+-ATPase activity. Beginning at 10(-13) M, ANG II increased Na+-K+-ATPase in freshly isolated rat proximal tubules to a maximum stimulation at 10(-11) M of 1.43 +/- 0.08-fold above control. Stimulation decreased progressively at concentrations >10(-10) M to a value of(More)
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced renal oxidant injury and the role of nitric oxide (NO) were evaluated using the inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) inhibitor L-iminoethyl-lysine (L-NIL). One group of male rats received LPS (Salmonella minnesota; 2 mg/kg, i.v.). A second group received LPS plus L-NIL (3 mg/kg, i.p.). A third group received saline i.v. At(More)
Angiotensin II receptors are present along the rat inner medullary collecting duct (IMCD), although their physiological role is unknown. Because urea is one of the major solutes transported across the terminal IMCD, we measured angiotensin II's effect on urea permeability. In the perfused rat terminal IMCD, angiotensin II had no effect on basal urea(More)