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Identification of aberrant microRNA (miRNA) expression during chemical carcinogen-induced cell transformation will lead to a better understanding of the substantial role of miRNAs in cancer development. To explore whether aberrant miRNAs expression can be used as biomarkers of chemical exposure in risk assessment of chemical carcinogenesis, we analyzed(More)
Deer antlers are unique mammalian appendages in that each year they are cast and fully regenerate from permanent bony protuberances, called pedicles. In a previous study, we found that there is a difference in the degree of association between pedicle bone and its enveloping skin: tight at the distal third and loose at the proximal two thirds of a pedicle(More)
BACKGROUND Sufficient epidemiologic evidence shows an etiologic link between polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) exposure and lung cancer risk. While the genetic modifications have been found in PAH-exposed population, it is unclear whether gene-specific methylation involves in the process of PAH-associated biologic consequence. METHODS Sixty-nine(More)
The authors wish to retract the above online paper. After it was brought to our attention by Journal of Cell Science, we identified that the data presented in Fig. 1C, Fig. 2D and Fig. 4A in the manuscript were inappropriately modified with cells and/or nuclei primarily moved within the presented fields, accompanied by trimming of the edges of cells. These(More)
To determine the differential proteomic expressions in human L-02 liver cells induced by varying concentrations of trichloroethylene (TCE), comparative proteomic analysis was performed on human L-02 liver cells which were treated with varying concentrations of TCE. According to the result of MTT test, we designed four different groups, in which the cells(More)
A 4 × 2 factorial experiment with four supplemental levels of copper (0, 20, 40, or 60 mg copper per kg dry matter) from copper sulfate and two supplemental levels of zinc (40 or 200 mg zinc per kg dry matter) from zinc sulfate was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary copper and zinc supplementation on growth performance, tissue mineral(More)
Although many studies indicated that trichloroethylene (TCE) could induce autoimmune diseases and some protein adducts were detected, the proteins were not identified and mechanisms remain unknown. To screen and identify autoantigens which might be involved in TCE-induced autoimmune diseases, three groups of sera were collected from healthy donors (I),(More)
Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) is a well-known human hepatotoxicant and genotoxicant. Recent studies demonstrated that aberrant miRNA expression patterns were correlated with the cellular and genetic lesions induced by chemicals. To explore the role of miRNAs in AFB1-induced hepatotoxicity and genotoxicity, we examined alterations in miRNA expression patterns in F334(More)
A novel class of acetylhydrazone derivatives (5a-x) containing 2-(phenylthiomethyl)-1H-benzo-[d]-imidazole moieties are synthesizer, and their antitumor activities against A549, HCT116, HepG2, PC-9, and A375 were determined by the MTT assay. Among them are N-(2,4-dihydroxybenzylidene)-2-(2-(phenylthiomethyl)-1H-benzo[d]-imidazol-1-yl)acetohydrazide (5a) and(More)
To further refine the classification and phylogeny of sika deer subspecies, the well-annotated sequences of the complete mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control region of 13 sika deer subspecies from GenBank were downloaded, aligned and analyzed in this study. By reconstructing the phylogenetic tree with an extended sample set, the results revealed a split(More)