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Fucoidan, a sulfated polysaccharide extracted from various types of brown seaweed, possesses a wide range of pharmacological properties. We investigated the protective effect of fucoidan on dimethylnitrosamine-induced liver fibrogenesis in rats and its mechanism. Liver fibrosis was induced by injecting DMN (10 mg/kg, 3 times per week, I.P.) for 4 weeks, and(More)
Effects of ionizing radiation (0.1-500 Gy) on recombinant Escherichia coli cells containing the stress promoters recA, grpE, or katG, fused to luxCDABE, were characterized by monitoring transcriptional responses reflected by the bioluminescent output. The minimum dose of gamma-irradiation detected by E. coli DPD2794 (recA::luxCDABE) was about 1.5 Gy, while(More)
Long-range ordered cubic mesoporous TiO 2 films with 300 nm thickness were fabricated on fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO) substrate by evaporation-induced self-assembly (EISA) process using F127 as a structure-directing agent. The prepared mesoporous TiO 2 film (Meso-TiO 2) was applied as an interfacial layer between the nanocrystalline TiO 2 film (NC-TiO 2)(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate possible beneficial effects of morin on CCl(4)-induced acute hepatotoxicity in rats. Rats received a single dose of CCl(4) (150 microL/100 g 1:1 in corn oil). Morin treatment (20 mg/kg) was given at 48, 24, and 2 h before CCl(4) administration. CCl(4) challenge elevated serum alanine transaminase (ALT), aspartate(More)
We report the photothermal properties as well as the in vitro cell test results of titanium oxide nanotubes (TiO(2) NTs) as a potential therapeutic agent for cancer thermotherapy in combination with near-infrared (NIR) light. TiO(2) NTs are found to have a higher photothermal effect upon exposure to NIR laser than Au nanoparticles and single-wall carbon(More)
We report the in vitro cell test and in vivo animal test results of titanium oxide nanotubes (TiO2 NTs) as a potential therapeutic agent used for cancer thermotherapy in combination with near-infrared (NIR) laser. The in vitro cell test results show that both the cells exposed to NIR laser without TiO2 NTs treatment and the cells treated with TiO2 NTs but(More)
The in vitro cell tests and in vivo animal tests were performed to investigate the feasibility of the photothermal therapy based on porous silicon (PSi) in combination with near-infrared (NIR) laser. According to the Annexin V- fluorescein isothiocyanate Apoptosis assay test results, the untreated cells and the cells exposed to NIR laser without PSi(More)
SnO2-core/ZnO-shell nanowires were synthesized using a two-step process: the synthesis of SnO2 nanowires by the thermal evaporation of Sn powders followed by the atomic layer deposition of ZnO. The room temperature NO2 gas sensing properties of the nanowires under ultraviolet (UV) illumination were examined. The cores and shells of the nanowires were(More)
Polycrystalline ZnO nanowires with grain sizes ranging from 20 to 100 nm were synthesized using a newly designed two-step process: (first step) synthesis of ZnSe nanowires by vapor transportation of a mixture of ZnSe powders; and (second step) thermal oxidation of the ZnSe nanowires at 650 °C. Compared to the single-crystal ZnO nanowire gas sensors and(More)
In-vivo animal tests were performed to investigate the feasibility of photothermal therapy based on porous silicon nanoparticles (PSiNPs) in combination with a near-infrared (NIR) laser. The in-vivo animal test results showed that the murine colon carcinoma (CT-26) tumors were completely resorbed with minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissue within 5(More)