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The preventive effect of dietary taurine supplementation on glial alterations in retina of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats was examined in this study. Blood glucose content, content of taurine, glutamate and <gamma>-amino butyric acid (GABA) and expression of glial fibrillary acid protein (GFAP), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), glutamate(More)
UNLABELLED Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is the current standard of treatment for unresectable intermediate-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Brivanib, a selective dual inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor and fibroblast growth factor signaling, may improve the effectiveness of TACE when given as an adjuvant to TACE. In this(More)
Recent decades have witnessed growing interests in exploring the population genetics and phylogeography of crop plants and their wild relatives because of their important value as genetic resources. In this study, sequence variation of the nuclear Adh1a gene was used to investigate the genetic diversity and phylogeographic pattern of the wild and cultivated(More)
Taurine, a ß-aminosulfonic acid, has been reported to reduce the risk of a number of diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and also perhaps to reduce neurodegeneration in the elderly. The transport of taurine is known to be mediated by taurine transporter (TauT). The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of taurine on glial cells(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether taurine ameliorate the diabetic retinopathy, and to further explore the underlying mechanisms. The Sprague-Dawley rats were injected with streptozotocin to establish experimental diabetic model, then fed without or with 1.2% taurine for additional 4-12 weeks. After that, the protective effects of dietary(More)
In this study, the effects of dietary fatty acids on the fatty acid compositions and lipid metabolic-related genes expression in N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU)-induced rat mammary carcinogenesis were evaluated. The 50-day-old female Sprague-Dawley rats were intervened by different dietary fats (15% wt/wt), including saturated fatty acid (SFA), monounsaturated(More)
It is widely accepted that stimulation of reverse cholesterol transport, the efflux of excess cholesterol from peripheral tissues and transferring it to the liver for biliary excretion, is becoming an important component in reducing excess cholesterol deposition in atherosclerotic plaques. The ATP-binding cassette transporter has been identified as a key(More)
To determine the species of the yeast-like symbionts (YLS) in the brown planthoppers (BPH), Nilaparvata lugens, YLS were first isolated and purified by ultracentrifugation from the fat bodies of BPH, and then 18S rDNA and internal transcribed spacer (ITS)-5.8S rDNA sequences of YLS were amplified with the different general primers for fungi. The results(More)
It is widely accepted that stimulation of reverse cholesterol transport , the efflux of excess cholesterol from peripheral tissues and transferring it to the liver for biliary excretion, is becoming an important component in reducing excess cholesterol deposition in atherosclerotic plaques. The ATP-binding cassette transporter has been identified as a key(More)
Ribosome recycling factor (RRF), a product of the frr gene, is responsible for the dissociation of ribosomes from messenger RNA after the termination of translation. In order to overexpress frr gene in the toyocamycin (TM) producer Streptomyces diastatochromogenes 1628, we cloned and placed the gene under the control of the constitutive promoter PermE*. The(More)