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Cytostatic drugs are used in cancer therapy. They can enter hospital wastewater due to excretion by patients undergoing chemotherapy. Little attention has been paid to these drugs in China even though their usage is high. The effluents of 21 hospitals of different size in Beijing, China, were investigated on 1-7 different days. Nine cytostatic compounds(More)
The use of bisphenol A (BPA) has been restricted in many countries because of its potential health effects. As a result of these restrictions, a group of bisphenol analogues that are structurally similar to BPA have been developed as the alternatives for industrial applications. However, latest researches indicated that these chemicals have similar(More)
The present study aimed to investigate the association between the content and distribution of fat in the pancreas and liver in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). A total of 70 patients newly diagnosed with T2DM (T2DM group) and 30 healthy volunteers (normal control group) were enrolled in the present study. Dual-echo magnetic resonance (MR)(More)
Bisphenol AF (BPAF), an endocrine disrupting chemical, can induce estrogenic activity through binding to estrogen receptor (ER). However, the metabolism of BPAF in vivo and the estrogenic activity of its metabolites remain unknown. In the present study, we identified four metabolites including BPAF diglucuronide, BPAF glucuronide (BPAF-G), BPAF glucuronide(More)
Insulin-like growth factor 2 mRNA-binding protein 3 (IMP3) is reported to be re-expressed in malignant tumors and can regulate the expression of multiple genes related to tumor invasion. CD44 standard isoform (CD44s) has been reported to play an important role in facilitating tumor invasion. In this text, we investigate the regulatory function of IMP3 on(More)
OBJECTIVE Numerous epidemiological studies have linked diabetes mellitus (DM) with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, whether or not diabetic encephalopathy shows AD-like pathology remains unclear. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Forebrain and hippocampal volumes were measured using stereology in serial coronal sections of the(More)
Accumulating evidence has suggested that the gap junction plays an important role in the determination of cerebral ischemia, but the underlying mechanisms remain to be elucidated. In this study, we assessed the effect of a gap-junction blocker, carbenoxolone (CBX), on ischemia/reperfusion-induced brain injury and the possible mechanisms. By using the(More)
A trace analytical procedure was developed to assay the anticancer drugs methotrexate, azathioprine, doxorubicin, doxorubicinol, vincristine, ifosfamide, cyclophosphamide, etoposide, and procarbazine in water samples from sewage treatment plants. After concentration and purification using Oasis HLB solid-phase extraction cartridges and Oasis WAX cartridges,(More)
A method using high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS) was developed to screen and confirm residues of multi-class veterinary drugs in animal tissues (porcine kidney, liver, muscle; bovine muscle). Thirty target drugs (19 beta-blockers, 11 sedatives) were determined simultaneously in a single run.(More)
Recent studies have shown that a class of small, functional RNAs, named microRNAs, may regulate multidrug resistance-associated protein 1 (ABCC1). Since ABCC1 is an important efflux transporter responsible for cellular drug disposition, the discovery of microRNAs (miRNA) brings an idea that there may be some other unknown multidrug resistance (MDR)(More)