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Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), a toxic metabolite produced by some fungi, exerts well-known hepatocarcinogenic and immunosuppressive effects, the latter can increase the apoptotic immune cells in vitro. However, it is largely unknown that which signaling pathways contribute to excessive apoptosis of immune cells which induced by AFB1. In this study, we investigated(More)
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the oxidative damage and apoptosis induced by aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) in spleen of broilers. A total of 200 one-day-old avian male broilers were randomly divided into 4 equal groups of 50 each and were fed for 21 days as follows: a control diet and three AFB1 diets containing 0.15, 0.3, and 0.6 mg AFB1/kg(More)
Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), especially inducing hepatocellular carcinoma and immunosuppression of animals, poses a serious healthy and economic hazard to both humans and livestock. Animal studies have demonstrated that selenium (Se) provides anticarcinogenic and antimutagenic effects against AFB1. However, the effects of Se against AFB1-induced immunosuppression(More)
RPL18A is a component of the 60S large ribosomal subunit encoded by RPL18A gene, which plays an important role in ribosome. To explore the structure characteristic of ribosomal protein L18 (RPL18A) gene of the Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) and the differences with other species reported,we have designed primers which based on the already-known(More)
Ribosomal protein L11 (rpL11) which is a component of the 60s large ribosomal subunit plays an important role in ribosome. To explore the structure characteristic of rpL11 gene of the Ailuropoda melanoleuca, we have designed primers based on the known nucleotide sequence of rpL11 gene. The RT-PCR and PCR strategy were employed to isolate cDNA and genome of(More)
The female giant panda Zhangxiang (pedigree number 826) was born on August 20, 2011 in Wolong Nature Reserve, China. On November 6, 2013, Zhangxiang was transported into the acclimatization enclosure in the Liziping Nature Reserve. Before Zhangxiang left the enclosure into the wild, we conducted the first study to compare microhabitats and foraging(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the metabolic response in giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) to the consumption of certain parts of bamboo above ground growth. Giant pandas were provisioned with three species of bamboo: Phyllostachys bissetii, of which they only consume the culm (culm group); Bashania fargesii, of which they only consume the(More)
Earthquakes not only result in a great loss of human life and property, but also have profound effects on the Earth's biodiversity. The Lushan earthquake occurred on 20 Apr 2013, with a magnitude of 7.0 and an intensity of 9.0 degrees. A distance of 17.0 km from its epicenter to the nearest distribution site of giant pandas recorded in the Third National(More)
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