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The first-pass metabolism of acetaminophen was examined in rats after the administration of 15, 30, 150, and 300 mg kg-1 doses by intra-arterial, intravenous, portal vein, and oral routes. Plasma concentrations of acetaminophen and its two major metabolites, acetaminophen glucuronide and acetaminophen sulfate, were measured for about 5 h after drug(More)
Glycogen synthase kinase-3beta (GSK3beta) is a major negative modulator of cardiac hypertrophy. Here we report that GSK3beta physically and functionally interacts with Smad3. The interaction between GSK3beta and Smad3 may participate in the negative regulation of transforming growth factor beta1 (TGF-beta1) and Angiotensin II-induced transcription and(More)
Multi-target drugs, such as the cocktail therapy used for treating AIDS, often show stronger efficacy than single-target drugs in treating complicated diseases. This review will focus on clausenamide (clau), a small molecule compound originally isolated from the traditional Chinese herbal medicine, Clausenalansium. The finding of four chiral centers in clau(More)
A study on the incidence and high risk factors of hypothermia in the newborn was carried out in a period of four months (Nov. 1988-Feb. 1989) in 6 counties of 3 provinces. Totally 14,809 newborns were studied, in whom 100 cases were found to be ill with sclerema, having an incidence of 6.7%. Gestational age, body weight, low room temperature, improper(More)
One strategy to combat nitrate (NO3-N) contamination in rivers is to understand its sources. NO3-N sources in the East Tiaoxi River of the Yangtze Delta Region were investigated by applying a (15)N-(18)O dual isotope approach. Water samples were collected from the main channel and from the tributaries. Results show that high total N and NO3-N are present in(More)
This is a project report from the Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC). PSERC is a multi-university Center conducting research on challenges facing a restructuring electric power industry and educating the next generation of power engineers. More information about PSERC can be found at the Center's website: Notice Concerning Copyright Material(More)
This discussion paper is/has been under review for the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP). Please refer to the corresponding final paper in ACP if available. Abstract Anthropogenic atmospheric emissions of typical toxic heavy metals have received worldwide concerns due to their adverse effects on human health and the ecosystem. By determining(More)