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The association of lead toxicity with delta -aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (ALAD) and vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms was examined in 216 workers occupationally exposed to lead. Urinary N-acetyl- beta-glucosaminidase (UNAG) activity and albumin concentration, adjusted by creatinine, were measured as biomarkers of nephrotoxicity. Genotyping was(More)
Aggressive natural killer cell leukemia (ANKL) is a rare Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated fulminating disease that is widely disseminated at diagnosis. Because of its typically extranodal presentation, differing degrees of NK cell involvement, and varying bone marrow pathology, ANKL can be confused with a reactive process. These features, coupled with a(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the roles of COX-2, TNF-α, IL-6 in the pathogenesis of autoimmune-type recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA). METHODS RT-PCR was used to detect the mRNA of COX-2, TNF-α, IL-6 in the trophoblast cells of murine RSA and normal pregnant models. The COX-2, TNF-α, IL-6 protein expressions were determined by using immunohistochemisry(More)
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the one of most common gynecological malignant tumor with highest mortality, meanwhile, series of lncRNAs have been validated to play vital role in EOC tumorigenesis. Colon cancer-associated transcript 2 (CCAT2) has been verified as oncogenic lncRNA in multiple tumors, however, the role of CCAT2 in EOC genesis is still(More)
Albumin-conjugated multilayered nanoemulsion (albumin-MNE) of methyl prednisolone (MP) was developed to ensure the specificity of the drug at the spinal cord injury (SCI) site. MNE was prepared by emulsification followed by ionic deposition of oppositely charged polymer followed by albumin conjugation using N-hydroxysuccinimide. Prepared nanoemulsion was(More)
This study investigated the mechanisms responsible for the neuroprotective effect of sildenafil citrate (SFC) on ischemia-reperfusion spinal cord (SC) injuries. Balloon occlusion of the thoracic aorta was used to induce SC ischemia. The animals (n=30) were separated into three groups: sham, SC injury with saline, and SC injury with 5mg/kg i.p. SFC treatment(More)
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