Lihua Yu

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Acrylamide (ACR) is known to produce central-peripheral distal axonopathy, which is characterized by distal swellings and secondary degeneration both in experimental animals and human. Ultrastructurally, excessive accumulation of neurofilaments (NFs) in the distal swollen axon is a major pathological hallmark. However, the mechanisms of ACR axonopathy(More)
Occupational exposure and experimental intoxication with acrylamide (ACR) produce neuropathy characterized by nerve degeneration. To investigate the mechanism of ACR-induced neuropathy, male adult Wistar rats were given ACR (20, 40 mg/kg i.p. 3 days/week) for 8 weeks. Sciatic nerves were Triton-extracted and centrifuged at a high speed (100,000 x g) to(More)
Acrylamide (ACR) is a known industrial neurotoxic chemical that can induce neurodegeneration. Cytoskeletal protein aggregation is a pathological hallmark of neurodegenerative disorders. This study was an initial exploration on cytoskeletal proteins in plasma as potential biomarkers of ACR neurotoxicity. Low and high ACR groups received 20 mg/kg and 40 mg/kg(More)
Estrogen has been reported to affect pain perception, although the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. In this investigation, pain behavior testing, patch clamp recording, and immunohistochemistry were used on rats and transgenic mice to determine which estrogen receptors (ERs) and the related signaling pathway are involved in the rapid modulation of(More)
Occupational exposure and experimental intoxication with n-hexane or its metabolite 2,5-hexanedione (HD) produce a central-peripheral neuropathy. However, the mechanism remains unknown. We hypothesized that HD affected the expression of Bcl-2, Bax and Caspase-3 in the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS). Male adult Wistar(More)
Target of rapamycin (TOR) acts as a master regulator to control cell growth by integrating nutrient, energy, and growth factors in all eukaryotic species. TOR plays an evolutionarily conserved role in regulating the transcription of genes associated with anabolic and catabolic processes in Arabidopsis, but little is known about the functions of TOR in(More)
Target of rapamycin (TOR), a master sensor for growth factors and nutrition availability in eukaryotic species, is a specific target protein of rapamycin. Rapamycin inhibits TOR kinase activity viaFK506 binding protein 12 kDa (FKBP12) in all examined heterotrophic eukaryotic organisms. In Arabidopsis, several independent studies have shown that AtFKBP12 is(More)
Various literatures have demonstrated that overexpression of Metadherin (MTDH) is correlated with tumor metastasis and it can predict poor survival outcomes in female reproduction malignancies. In order to enhance the statistical power and reach a recognized conclusion, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to thoroughly investigate the(More)
In this study, sugar beets (Beta vulgaris L.) were grown at different K+/Na+ concentrations: mmol/L, 3/0 (control); 0.03/2.97 (K–Na replacement group; Trep); 0.03/0 (K deficiency group; Tdef) in order to investigate the effects of K+ deficiency and replacement of K+ by Na+ on plant proteomics, and to explore the physiological processes influenced by Na+ to(More)
To investigate the mechanisms of the axonopathy induced by 2,5-hexanedione (2,5-HD), male Wistar rats were administered at a dosage of 400 mg/kg/day 2,5-HD (five times per week). The rats produced a slightly, moderately, or severely abnormal neurological changes, respectively, after 2, 4, or 8 weeks of treatment. The cerebrums were Triton-extracted and(More)