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The subchronic inhalation toxicity of silver nanoparticles was studied in Sprague-Dawley rats. Eight-week-old rats, weighing approximately 253.2 g (males) and 162.6 g (females), were divided into four groups (10 rats in each group): fresh-air control, low dose (0.6 x 10(6) particle/cm(3), 49 microg/m(3)), middle dose (1.4 x 10(6) particle/cm(3), 133(More)
With the increased production and widespread use of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs), human and environmental exposure to MWCNTs is inevitably increasing. Therefore, this study monitored the possible exposure to MWCNT release in a carbon nanotube research laboratory. To estimate the potential exposure of researchers and evaluate the improvement of the(More)
The antibacterial effect of silver nanoparticles has resulted in their extensive application in health, electronic, and home products. Thus, the exposed population continues to increase as the applications expand. Although previous studies on silver dust, fumes, and silver compounds have revealed some insights, little is yet known about the toxicity of(More)
Galectin-9, a member of galectin family, plays multiple roles in a variety of cellular functions, including cell adhesion, aggregation, and apoptosis. Galectin-9 also has three isoforms (named galectin-9L, galectin-9M, and galectin-9S), but whether these isoforms differ in their functions remains poorly understood. In this study, we showed that transient(More)
We study the local convergence of a predictor-corrector algorithm for semideenite programming problems based on the Monteiro-Zhang uniied direction whose polynomial convergence was recently established by Monteiro. We prove that the suucient condition for superlinear convergence of Potra and Sheng applies to this algorithm and is independent of the scaling(More)
Gastric cancer is one of the most common malignancies in China. So far, there are few reliable serum biomarkers for diagnosis. The available biomarkers of CEA, CA19-9 and CA72-4 are not sufficiently sensitive and specific for gastric cancer. In this study, a high density antibody microarray was used for identifying new biomarkers from serum samples of(More)
Deregulation of E2F1 activity is characteristic of gastric tumorigenesis, which involves in complex molecular mechanisms. microRNA is one of the post-transcriptional regulators for gene expression. Here, we report a member of miR-331 family, miR-331-3p, which was decreased in some kinds of malignancies. However, the biological function of miR-331-3p on(More)
Seven CNT (carbon nanotube) handling workplaces were investigated for exposure assessment. Personal sampling, area sampling, and real-time monitoring using an SMPS (scanning mobility particle sizer), dust monitor, and aethalometer were performed to characterize the mass exposure, particle size distribution, and particle number exposure. No workplace was(More)
With the increased production and widespread use of nanomaterials, human and environmental exposure to nanomaterials is inevitably increasing. Therefore, this study monitored the possible exposure to nanoparticles at workplaces that manufacture nano-TiO(2) and nano-silver. To estimate the potential exposure of workers, personal sampling, area monitoring,(More)
The antimicrobial activity of silver nanoparticles has resulted in their widespread use in many consumer products. However, despite the continuing increase in the population exposed to silver nanoparticles, the effects of prolonged exposure to silver nanoparticles have not been thoroughly determined. Accordingly, this study attempted to investigate the(More)