Wencong Dai

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BACKGROUND Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), characterized as excessive lipid accumulation within hepatocytes, is growing in prevalence. The exploitation of effective drugs for NAFLD has been proven challenging. Herein, we aimed to establish a dietary model of hepatic steatosis using transparent zebrafish larvae in which high-throughput chemical(More)
Caffeine, the main component of coffee, has showed its protective effect on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in many studies. However, the hepatoprotection of caffeine and its mechanisms in zebrafish were unexplored. Thus, this study’s intentions are to establish a NAFLD model of zebrafish larvae and to examine the role of caffeine on fatty liver(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish a zebrafish model of liver fibrosis via diethylnitrosamine (DEN)-induced liver injury. METHODS A total of 120 wild-type 3-month-old zebrafish were randomly divided into DEN-treated group and control group. The survival rate and behavioral changes of each group were observed. After treatment with DEN for 2, 4, and 6 weeks, liver(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish a diet-induced obesity model in zebrafish larvae. METHODS At 7 days post-fertilization (dpf), 200 zebrafish larvae with normal development were randomly allocated to two groups with the feeding quantity of 30 mg per day (normal feeding group) or 180 mg per day (overfed group) for 20 days. The weight, length, BMI, triglyceride (TG)(More)
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