Wai Hing Cheng

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Selenium-dependent cellular glutathione peroxidase (GPX1) overexpressing [GPX1(+)] mice were derived by microinjecting a 5.3-kb cloned entire mouse GPX1 genomic DNA into fertilized eggs. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of GPX1 overexpression and dietary selenium on the expression of selenoperoxidases and the status of lipid(More)
Our objective was to determine whether high levels of dietary vitamin E replaced the protection of the Se-dependent cellular glutathione peroxidase (GPX1) against paraquat- or diquat-induced acute oxidative stress in mice. Two experiments were conducted using GPX1 knockout [GPX1(-/-)] mice and wild-type (WT) mice (n = 78/group). In Experiment 1, mice were(More)
Neuronal nitric oxide synthases (nNOS) is distributed throughout the central nervous system (CNS) and has been proposed to modulate neuronal activity in the nucleus tractus solitarii (NTS). Here, we investigated whether the activation of nNOS is involved in insulin-induced cardiovascular responses in the NTS. Insulin (100 IU/ml) was unilaterally(More)
The current dietary allowance for selenium (Se) for pigs does not consider Se requirements for expression of several newly discovered Se-dependent enzymes and has raised environmental concerns. Our objective was to determine dietary Se requirements of young pigs for the full expression of cellular (GPX1), plasma (GPX3) and phospholipid hydroperoxide (GPX4)(More)
The antioxidative role of Se-dependent cellular glutathione peroxidase (EC, GPX1) in vivo has not been established. Our objective was to determine the effects of GPX1 knockout or overexpression on the susceptibility of mice to paraquat toxicity and the contributions of GPX1, compared with other selenoproteins and vitamin E, to body defenses against(More)
Selenium-dependent cellular glutathione peroxidase (GPX1) knockout [GPX1(-)] mice were derived from 129/SVJ x C57BL/6 hybrid mice by microinjecting C57BL/6 blastocysts with recombinant embryonic stem cells carrying a target mutation in the GPX1 gene. Experiment 1 was conducted to determine the effects of the GPX1 knockout on the susceptibility of mice to(More)
Since our prior work indicated that Se-dependent cellular glutathione peroxidase (GPX1) was necessary for protection against paraquat lethality, the present studies were to elucidate the biochemical mechanisms related to that protection. Four groups of mice [Se-deficient or -adequate GPX1 knockout and wild-type (WT)] were injected (i.p.) with 50 mg(More)
Two experiments were conducted to determine the protection and the underlying mechanisms of cellular glutathione peroxidase (GPX1) against lethal, acute oxidative stress induced by an intraperitoneal injection of 24 mg diquat/kg body weight. In experiment 1, mortality and survival times were compared among selenium (Se)-adequate or deficient GPX1 knockout(More)
This study was to determine whether or not effects of the cellular glutathione peroxidase (GPX1) knockout on several Se-dependent parameters in mice were tissue, dietary Se concentration, and selenoprotein specific. A 2 x 3 factorial experiment was conducted with 18 GPX1 knockout mice [GPX1(-)] and 18 controls (3 weeks old, half males and females). These(More)
High iron consumption has been proposed to relate to an increase in the risk of colon cancer, whereas high levels of supplemental sodium phytate effectively reduce iron-induced oxidative injury and reverse iron-dependent augmentation of colorectal tumorigenesis. However, the protective role of intrinsic dietary phytate has not been determined. In this(More)