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Behavioral and brain development is influenced by both maternal and non-maternal aspects of the postnatal environment and the precise nature of their interaction is the topic of an ongoing debate. Here, we consider the joint influence of neonatal environmental novelty and maternal self-stress regulation on the development of acoustic startle reflex (ASR),(More)
Root resorption is a common side effect of orthodontic treatment. In the current study, lithium chloride (LiCl), a Wnt signaling activator, was examined to determine its effect on root resorption. In total, 10 Sprague Dawley rats were randomly allocated into the experimental group (EG) and control group (CG). Each group consisted of five subjects. By using(More)
The applications of silica-based nanomaterials in dental fields as multifunctional scaffolds and carriers have been widely documented in recent years. However, toxicity of this type of nanoparticles in dental cells has not been elucidated in detail. The aim of present study was to investigate the effects of naked and PEGylated silica nanoparticles on(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the short-term effect of fangchinoline, an antiinflammatory drug widely used in Asia, on root resorption that is associated with orthodontic tooth movement. METHODS Twenty-four Wistar rats were randomly divided into 6 groups. Mesial forces of 0, 50, or 100 g were applied to the maxillary first molar of the rats in each group for 14(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the expression of the von Hippel–Lindau (VHL) gene in tissues of human fallopian tube and tubal pregnancy. Twenty patients undergoing salpingectomy for tubal pregnancy were recruited into the study group. Tissues of tubal pregnancy were separated into both the implantation and non-implantation sites as the(More)
Tyrosine kinase receptor erythropoietin-producing hepatocellular receptor A2 (EphA2) and its predominant ligand EphrinA1 have been studied extensively for their roles of mediating cell adhesion in epithelial cells. However, EphA2 signaling in human fallopian tube epithelial cells is poorly understood. In this study, primary cultured fallopian tube(More)
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