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Nrf2/ARE pathway plays an important role in adapt to oxidative stress caused by pro-oxidants and electrophiles through up-regulating phase II detoxifying enzymes. Our previous study has demonstrated that PCB quinone exposure causes severe cellular oxidative stress (Toxicology In Vitro 26 (2012) 841-848). There are no reports describing the ability of PCB(More)
The protective roles of lipoic acid (LA)/vitamin C (VC) and mesna on preventing cyclophosphamide (CYP)-induced haemorrhagic cystitis (HC) were investigated. Swiss mice were divided into five groups randomly. HC was induced by a single dose of CYP injection (150-mg kg(-1) bodyweight). Group I was injected with saline (four times in total) throughout as(More)
A novel surface-modification strategy has been developed for the construction of a photocontrolled silicon wafer surface with switchable wettability based on host-guest inclusion complexation. The silicon wafer was first modified by guest molecule azobenzene (Azo) via a silanization reaction. Subsequently, a series of polymers with different polarities were(More)
Parent polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have been shown to induce cellular oxidative stress. However, the effects of PCB active metabolites have not been extensively investigated. Parent PCBs are first converted to hydroquinone metabolites via cytochrome P-450-catalyzed hydroxylation, and the hydroquinone metabolites are then further oxidized into the(More)
Research on the effects of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) toxicity tends to focus on commercial PCB congeners and parent PCBs themselves. However, studies have suggested that PCB metabolites may be more interesting than the parent compounds because of their high reactivity. As a key metabolic enzyme, glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) are responsible for(More)
A novel nanohybrid of hyaluronic acid (HA)-decorated graphene oxide (GO) was fabricated as a targeted and pH-responsive drug delivery system for controlling the release of anticancer drug doxorubicin (DOX) for tumor therapy. For the preparation, DOX was first loaded onto GO nanocarriers via π-π stacking and hydrogen-bonding interactions, and then it was(More)
Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) quinones are known to cause toxic effects, but their mechanisms are quite unclear. In this study, we examined whether 2,3,5-trichloro-6-phenyl-[1,4]benzoquinone, PCB29-pQ, induces cell death via apoptosis pathway. Our result showed PCB29-pQ exposure decreased HepG2 cell viability in a time-dependent manner. Lactate(More)
Huwentoxin-IV (HWTX-IV), a peptide with 35 amino acid residues, was discovered in the venom of spider Ornithoctonus huwena. The peptide had an inhibitory effect on a tetrodotoxin-sensitive (TTX-S) sodium channel with highly sensitive to Nav1.7, an attractive target for pain release therapy. In this study we further demonstrated the analgesic effects of(More)
A supramolecular photosensitizer delivery system has been established through the self-assembly of supramolecular amphiphiles constructed by the host-guest interaction between poly(ethylene glycol)-β-cyclodextrin (PEG-β-CD) and adamantane-terminated porphyrin derivatives bearing a disulfide bond (TPPC6-SS-Ada). TPPC6-SS-Ada/PEG-β-CD supramolecular(More)
Ligand-targeted cancer therapeutics has been developed to minimize non-specific cytotoxicity via ligand-drug conjugates during the past few decades. We present here the design and synthesis of a GSH-activated amphiphilic photosensitizer conjugated with galactose (TPP-S-S-Gal) for targeted photodynamic therapy. Furthermore, the galactoside photosensitizer as(More)