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BACKGROUND This study aimed to further investigate the role of circulating TGF-beta1 during radiation therapy (RT) in predicting radiation-induced lung toxicity (RILT). METHODS AND MATERIALS Patients with stages I-III non-small cell lung cancer treated with RT based therapy were included in this study. Platelet poor plasma was obtained pre-RT, at 2 and 4(More)
The effects of zinc chloride (ZnCl2), disodium zinc ethylenediamine tetraacetate (Zn-EDTA), and zinc gluconate (Zn-GLU) on the antioxidant enzyme activities and levels of interleukins (ILs) in psoriasis-induced mice were studied. One hundred twenty female mice were randomly divided into six groups with 20 mice in each group: the control, positive control(More)
Objective: To investigate the alterations of mTOR signaling pathway and autophagy in the development of type 2 diabetes and early diabetic cardiomyopathy and to study their roles in pathogenesis of diabetic myocardium. Methods: A type 2 diabetes rat model was established by injection of streptozocin after five-week of high fat diet. The rats were randomly(More)
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