Maosheng Yan

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To elucidate the mechanism underlying the testicular effects of 1,1-dichloro-2,2bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethylene (p,p'-DDE), the expressions of vimentin, neural cadherin and follicle-stimulating hormone receptor mRNA and proteins were measured in vivo and in vitro. Sprague-Dawley rats were dosed with p,p'-DDE at 0, 20, 60 and 100 mg/kg every other day by(More)
Bisphenol-A was examined for its effects on cultured Sertoli cells established from 18 to 22-day-old rat testes. Results indicated that exposure to BPA (0, 30, 50 and 70 μM) decreased the cell viability in a concentration-dependent manner and induced cell apoptosis. Apoptosis-caused cell death was observed in cells exposed to 50 and 70 μM BPA. The mRNA(More)
Hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) is a crucial transcription factor that plays an important role in the carcinogenesis and development of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. In this research, a novel biodegradable D-α-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate-b-poly(ε-caprolactone-ran-glycolide) (TPGS-b-(PCL-ran-PGA)) nanoparticle (NP) was prepared as a(More)
BACKGROUND Considerable controversy exists regarding the association between dietary calcium intake and risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease and all causes. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies to examine the controversy. METHODS We identified relevant studies by searching MEDLINE, Embase, and the Cochrane Library(More)
Bisphenol-A (BPA), one of endocrine-disrupting chemicals, is a male reproductive toxicant. Previous studies have revealed the direct cytotoxicity of BPA in many cultured cells, such as mitotic aneuploidy in embryonic cells and somatic cells, and apoptosis in neurons and testicular Sertoli cells. To understand the action of BPA and assess its risk, the(More)
PCBs, widespread and well-characterized endocrine disruptors, cause the disruption of thyroid hormone (TH) homeostasis in humans and animals. In order to verify the hypotheses that MAPK pathways would play roles in disturbance of TH levels caused by PCBs, and that TH-associated receptors could function in certain MAPK pathway, Sprague-Dawley rats were dosed(More)
Yuanmou County in Yunnan Province, China is situated in a dry hot valley where annual evaporation is almost six times the annual rainfall and thus the county suffers from chronic water shortages. Since the early 1980s the county has taken advantage of local warm climate and focused its economic development strategy on commercial vegetable plantations. This(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the assessed value of 64 slice spiral CT perfusion imaging (CTPI) in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma after chemotherapy and radiotherapy. METHOD Forty five patients diagnosed with local advanced laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma were selected. Conventional CT and CTPI were performed before treatment and at the time of radiation dose(More)
Reprogrammed energy metabolism as an emerging hallmark of cancer has recently drawn special attention since it facilitate cell growth and proliferation. Recently, long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been served as key regulators implicated in tumor development and progression by promoting proliferation, invasion and metastasis. However, the associations of(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the characteristics of nailfold capillaroscopy associated with hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). METHODS In total, 113 male gold miners were recruited: 35 workers who were chronically exposed to vibration and developed vibration-induced white finger were defined as the HAVS group, 39 workers who(More)
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