Xin Dai

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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most common forms of chronic liver disease, and its incidence is increasing year by year. Many efforts have been made to investigate the pathogenesis of this disease. Since 1998 when Marshall proposed the conception of "gut-liver axis," more and more researchers have paid close attention to the role of(More)
The plant secondary metabolite 6-methoxybenzoxazolinone (6-MBOA) can stimulate and enhance animal reproduction. This compound has been successfully detected in Leymus chinensis, which is the main diet of Brandt’s voles. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of different 6-MBOA doses on the reproductive physiology of male Brandt’s voles under a(More)
Gut microorganisms are thought to play a role in the degradation of plant secondary metabolites in herbivores. Here, we examined the presence of tannin–degrading microorganisms in the gut of two herbivores, plateau pikas (Ochotona curzoniae) and root voles (Microtus oeconomus). Tannase activity in the feces of wild plateau pikas and root voles increased(More)
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