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An essential aspect of tooth tissue engineering is the identification of suitable scaffolding materials to support cell growth and tissue regeneration. Treated dentin matrix (TDM) from a rat has recently been shown to be a suitable scaffold for rat dentin regeneration. However, due to species-specific differences, it remains unclear whether a similar(More)
To investigate the effects of sodium fluoride (NaF) on apoptosis, c-Fos mRNA and protein expression levels, and methylation status as well as Dnmt1, Dnmt3a, and Dnmt3b mRNA expression levels in human embryo hepatocyte (L-02) which were exposed to different concentrations of NaF (0, 20, 40, and 80 mg/l) for 24 h in vitro. Results showed that the percentage(More)
OBJECTIVE MicroRNA-21 (miR-21) has been shown to be a key regulator of carcinogenesis. There were few reports about the comparison of serum miR-21 with conventional tumor markers. This study aimed to explore the diagnostic value of circulating miR-21 as a tumor marker in breast cancer (BC) and compare it with CA153 and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA). (More)
BACKGROUND The risk of VTE before anticancer therapy in patients with lung cancer is not well defined. METHODS A total of 673 hospitalized patients with newly diagnosed lung cancer were examined for VTE within 1 week after admission at five hospitals between January 2009 and January 2011. Additionally, VTE diagnoses within the last 3 months were reviewed.(More)
We studied the relationship between 2,2,4,4-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (PBDE-47) and oxidative DNA damage as well as the mode of interaction between PBDE-47 and 2,2,4,4,5,5-hexachlorobiphenyl (PCB153) by incubating SH-SY5Y cells in four doses of PBDE-47 (0, 1, 5, 10 microM) and/or 5 microM PCB153 and 100 microM NAC (N-acetylcysteine) for 24 h. Results showed(More)
The mechanisms underlying the neurotoxicology of endemic fluorosis still remain obscure. To explore lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) leakage, intracellular Ca²⁺ concentration ([Ca²⁺]i ) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production induced by fluoride, human neuroblastoma (SH-SY5Y) cells were incubated with sodium fluoride (NaF, 20, 40, 80 mg/L) for 24 h, with 40(More)
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are widespread environmental contaminants. There are potential interactive effects between PBDEs and PCBs, as these compounds share similar structures. The developmental neurotoxicity of 2, 2', 4, 4'-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (PBDE-47) and the interaction of PBDE-47 with 2, 2', 4,(More)
Classical tooth development theory suggests that dental papilla cells (DPCs) are the precursor cells of odontoblasts, which are responsible for dentin development. However, our previous studies have indicated that dental follicle cells (DFCs) can differentiate into odontoblasts. To further our understanding of tooth development, and the differences in(More)
To demonstrate the resistance of antibiotics and disinfectants to Escherichia coli isolates, 255 E. coli strains were isolated from 328 retail meat samples in this study. Susceptibility testing results showed that 85.5% isolates were resistant to at least one antibiotic drug. The E. coli isolates showed the highest resistance to sulfamethoxazole (61.6%),(More)
PURPOSE We examined the application of individual digital design and rapid prototyping in the reconstruction of orbital wall defects for different stages of orbital volume (OV) changes. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with unilateral post-traumatic orbital defects underwent individual digital design and rapid prototyping to manufacture specific titanium(More)