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Oxidative stress is considered as a possible molecular mechanism involved in lead toxicity. This study was carried out to investigate whether lead acetate could induce oxidative stress in mice, and the following damages as well. Lead acetate was given orally to mice for 4 weeks at doses of 0, 10, 50, 100mg/kg body weight every other day, respectively.… (More)
It has been reported that MC-LR could induce apoptosis in a variety of cell types. Although the induction of oxidative stress and mitochondrial alteration played critical role in MC-LR induced apoptosis, but the exact mechanisms of MC-LR induced apoptosis are still unknown. In spite of extensive studies on MC-LR mediated cell damages, there is little… (More)
Microcystins (MC), the potent inhibitor of protein phosphatase 1 and 2A, are hepatotoxins of increasing importance due to its high acute toxicity and potent tumor promoting activity. So far, the exact mechanisms of MC-induced hepatotoxicity and tumor promoting activity have not been fully elucidated. To better understand the mechanisms underlying… (More)
OBJECTIVE Microcystin is one of the monocyclic heptapeptides produced primarily by microcystis aeruginosa. Recent studies suggest that microcystin can induce cell apoptosis, as well as oxidative stress and mitochondrial alteration. Studies also indicate that Bcl-2 family and p53 may play an important role in the apoptosis induced by microcystin.
OBJECTIVE To observe the morphological changes of collagen fibrils during the formation of autogenous tendon induced by human hair keratin (HHK) artificial tendon. METHODS Rabbit models of injured tendon were established in which implantation of HHK artificial tendon was performed to observe the formation of autogenous tendon under light microscope and… (More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the in vivo degradation process of human hair keratin (HHK) scaffold after implantation in rabbits. METHODS Seven New Zealand rabbits were divided into 4 groups including a control group and 3 operation groups. HHK scaffold was implanted, after partial resection of the skeletal muscles, in rabbits of the 3 operation groups, followed… (More)