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The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of meta-iodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) on the invasive properties of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells and examine whether these effects are due to the ability of MIBG to inhibit arginine-specific mono-ADP-ribosylation. Samples from patients with HCC were divided into 2 groups, a metastatic group(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of rhein on the development of hepatic fibrosis. METHODS The animal models were made with carbon tetrachloride (CCl(4)) mixed with vegetable oil (3/2, v/v), which was injected subcutaneously twice a week for 6 weeks, and with 5% ethanol for free drinking water. At the same time, Rhein was administrated at the dose of 25(More)
Insect communities depend on both their local environment and features of the surrounding habitats. Diverse plant communities may enhance the abundance and species diversity of local natural enemies, which is possible due to a higher abundance and species diversity in complex landscapes. This hypothesis was tested using cereal aphid parasitoids and(More)
To investigate the effects and possible mechanisms of resistin on hepatic fibrosis in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, this review used an in vivo model utilizing Wistar rats with a high fat diet. Recombinant resistin was selected to play role in hepatic stellate cells in the HSC-T6 cell line. We observed the degrees of hepatic fibrosis, measured the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the potential regulatory role played by the hormone resistin in lipid metabolism and expression of nuclear factor (NF)-kB and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-a during hepatic steatosis. METHODS A non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) cell model was established by treating the normal human hepatic cell line, L02, with palmitic(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate clinical effect, liver pathohistological changes (including pathology, HBV markers in liver tissue) in patients with chronic hepatitis B. METHODS 70 patients of chronic hepatitis B were administered 100 mg Lamivudine orally daily for 1 year. The serum HBV-DNA, HBeAg/anti-HBe, hepatic chemistry and the hepatic fibrosis markers were(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of tea polyphenols (TP) on expression of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kB) in rats with alcoholic liver diseases and in cells treated with alcohol. METHODS 22 female Wistar rats were randomly divided into three groups: a control group, an alcohol model group and a TP plus alcohol group. All treatments were injected into(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE Ezrin is a member of the ERM family, which acts as links between the plasma membrane and the actin cytoskeleton. It affects differentiation, invasion, and metastasis of cancers by modulating adhesion molecules on the surface of the cell membrane. The purpose of the experiment is to examine the expressions of Ezrin and two cellular(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of augmenter of liver regeneration (ALR) on the proliferation of hepatocytes and hepatic tumor cells and the expression of ALR in herpatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS Primary rat hepatocytes, QGY and HepG2 cells were cultured separately with ALR from different species. Cell proliferation was detected by their(More)