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Graves' disease (GD) is a common organ-specific autoimmune disease with the prevalence between 0.5 and 2% in women. Several lines of evidence indicate that the shed A-subunit rather than the full-length thyrotropin receptor (TSHR) is the autoantigen that triggers autoimmunity and leads to hyperthyroidism. We have for the first time induced GD in female(More)
Field investigation on labour hygiene in two plants producing trinitrotoluene (TNT) in Henan Province showed most air TNT levels in the workplace exceeded national maximum allowable concentration (MAC 1 mg/m3) and the skin of the workers exposed to TNT was severely contaminated. Determinations of serum levels of sex hormones showed those of testosterone(More)
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