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2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is a potent endocrine disruptor compound and induces multiple organ dysfunctions. The effect of TCDD exposure both in adults and in utero has been well established. However, little is known about the effects of TCDD acquired through mother's milk on the development of the male reproductive system. The aim of this(More)
The purpose of the present study was to increase the knowledge of angiomyofibroblastoma (AMF)‐like tumors in males by describing the second case of this rare lesion in the Chinese population with a long period of follow‐up and by reviewing the literature. AMF‐like tumor is a rare, circumscribed, slow-growing mesenchymal tumor that occurs predominantly in(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the feasibility and significance of lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in patients with gastric cancer. METHODS From August 1999 to January 2002, 27 gastric cancer patients underwent lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node biopsy using isosulfan blue dye. RESULTS The success rate of SLNB was 96.3% (26 of(More)
The bone morphogenetic protein receptor IB (BMPR-IB) was studied as a candidate gene for the prolificacy of sheep. Nine pairs of primers (P1–P9) were designed to detect single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of exons 1–4 and 6–10 of the BMPR-IB gene in both high (Small Tail Han and Hu sheep) and low prolificacy breeds (Texel and Chinese Merino sheep) by(More)
Graphene quantum dots (GQDs) have been developed as promising optical probes for bioimaging due to their excellent photoluminescent properties. Additionally, the fluorescence spectrum and quantum yield of GQDs are highly dependent on the surface functional groups on the carbon sheets. However, the distribution and cytotoxicity of GQDs functionalized with(More)
BACKGROUND The flowers of Inula japonica (Inulae Flos) have long been used in traditional medicine for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. In the present study, we investigated the anti-inflammatory properties of Inulae Flos Extract (IFE). METHODS The anti-inflammatory effects of IFE against nitric oxide (NO), PGE(2), TNF-α, and IL-6 release, as well(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES To identify clinicopathologic variables that could predict pathologic tumor response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy for patients with locally advanced gastric cancer. METHODS The study enrolled 108 patients who underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by surgery between July 2004 and December 2010. Tumor responses to neoadjuvant(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the location of interstitial cells of Cajal-like cells and the ureteral aspect using histopathologic studies of obstructive and refluxing megaureters to reveal the different pathogenesis of megaureters in the human urinary tract. The underlying pathophysiology of obstructive megaureter and refluxing megaureter is poorly understood. (More)
2,3,7,8-Tedtrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is one of the most toxic endocrine disruptors and has been reported to induce oxidative stress in the reproductive organs. However, the mechanism by which TCDD induces oxidative stress is unclear. The aim of this study is to examine the role of the general cytokine, TGF-beta1, in TCDD-induced oxidative stress in(More)
This study was purposed to analyze the relation of N-myc gene copy number with clinical staging, pathological types and tumor biological factors in children with neuroblastoma (NB), and to investigate the influence of chemotherapy on N-myc gene expression and explore the relationship of N-myc gene copies with prognosis of NB children. The newly diagnosed(More)