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The mechanism of ethanol, morphine, methamphetamine (MAP), and nicotine-induced ascorbic acid (AA) release in striatum, and nucleus accumbens (NAc) is not well understood. Our previous study showed that the glutamatergic system was involved in the addictive drug-induced AA release in NAc and striatum. Furthermore, frontal decortication eliminates(More)
Esophageal cancer (EC) is the eighth most common cancer worldwide and the sixth most common cause of cancer death. There are two main types of EC--squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) and adenocarcinoma (EAC). Although some advances in the exploration of its possible etiological mechanism were made recently including behaviors and environmental risk factors as(More)
BACKGROUND Dimethoxy curcumin (DMC) is a kind of lipophilic analog of curcumin with great improvement in chemical and metabolic stability. DMC has been studied in breast and renal cancer, but no research in colon cancer has been found yet. MATERIAL AND METHODS Two colon cancer cells (HT-29 and SW480) and one normal human colon mucosal epithelial cell(More)
Accumulated evidence suggests that miR-106b played a key role in the promotion of the metastases of cancer; however, little is known about miR-106b in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). To investigate expression level of miR-106b in ESCC tissues, quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was used to detect miR-106b expression in 35(More)
INTRODUCTION Cognitive and behavioral impairments are common in patients with abnormal thyroid function; these impairments cause a reduction in their quality of life. The current study investigates the decision making performance in patients with hyperthyroidism to explore the possible mechanism of their cognitive and behavioral impairments. METHODS(More)
P38β, p38γ, and p38δ have been sporadically and scarcely reported to be involved in the carcinogenesis of cancers, compared with p38α isoform. However, little has been known regarding their clinicopathological significance and biological roles in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Expression status of p38β, p38γ, and p38δ was assayed using(More)
Attention disorders are common symptoms in patients with untreated hyperthyroidism. Nevertheless, it is unknown whether they represent a global attention deficit or selective impairment of attention networks. Thirty-seven patients with hyperthyroidism were recruited and underwent the Attention Network Test (ANT), which provided measures of three independent(More)
Previous studies have shown that acute systemic administration of ethanol induced ascorbic acid (AA) release in mouse striatum and prefrontal cortex. Clozapine and olanzapine showed similar effects on ethanol-induced AA release in mouse striatum. However, their effects on ethanol-induced AA release in mouse prefrontal cortex have not been reported. Thus,(More)
Previous studies have shown that striatum and nucleus accumbens (NAc) are two different structures in mediating addictive drug-induced ascorbic acid (AA) release. In order to further characterize the different effects of drugs-induced AA release in the striatum and NAc, in the present study, we investigated the effect of ethanol, morphine, methamphetamine,(More)
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