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Accumulating evidence has highlighted the important roles of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) acting as competing endogenous RNAs (ceRNAs) in tumor biology. However, the roles of cancer specific lncRNAs in lncRNA-related ceRNA network of lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) are still unclear. In the present study, the 465 RNA sequencing profiles in LUAD patients were(More)
Emerging evidence indicates that 2,2',4,4'-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-47) induces liver injury through enhanced ROS production and lymphocytic infiltration, which may promote a liver inflammatory response. Antioxidants have been reported to attenuate the cellular toxicity associated with polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). In this study, we(More)
Proteasome dysfunction has been associated with the pathogeneses of a variety of diseases and with the neurotoxicities of environmental chemicals; however, whether proteasome dysfunction plays a role in the cellular toxicity of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) has not been investigated to date. Emerging evidence suggests that antioxidants exhibit(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Dimethyl fumarate (DMF) is a newly approved drug for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis and relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Here, we investigated the effects of DMF and its metabolites mono-methylfumarate (MMF and methanol) on different gastrointestinal cancer cell lines and the underlying molecular(More)
Nonylphenol (NP) is an endocrine disruptor, which has been reported to have adverse effects on reproductive and immune systems. However, the influence of NP on the central nervous system (CNS) has not been extensively explored. The present study was performed to investigate the effects of chronic administration of NP on the apoptosis-related protein(More)
The purpose of this study was to explore the neuroprotective effects of daidzein on the apoptotic pathway in the hippocampus and cortex of D-galactose treated mice. For this purpose we have examined the expression of bcl-2 mRNA, bax mRNA and caspase-3 in the hippocampus and cortex of D-galactose-treated mice after fed with 10 or 5 mg/kg of daidzein. The(More)
Nonylphenol (NP) is an ultimate degradation product of nonylphenol polyethoxylates (NPE) that is primarily used in cleaning and industrial processes. Its widespread use has led to the wide existence of NP in various environmental matrices, such as water, sediment, air and soil. NP can be decreased by biodegradation through the action of microorganisms under(More)
Our previous findings suggest that mitochondrial dysfunction is the mechanism underlying cognitive deficits induced by domoic acid (DA). Ursolic acid (UA), a natural triterpenoid compound, possesses many important biological functions. Evidence shows that UA can activate PI3K/Akt signaling and suppress Forkhead box protein O1 (FoxO1) activity. FoxO1 is an(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Oestrogen inhibits cardiac hypertrophy and bone morphogenetic protein-4 (BMP4) induces cardiac hypertrophy. Here we have studied the inhibition by oestrogen of BMP4 expression in cardiomyocytes. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH Cultures of neonatal rat cardiomyocytes were used in in vitro experiments. Bilatαl ovariectomy (OVX) was carried out(More)
Abnormal expression of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been shown to play an important role in tumor biology. The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) platform is a large sample sequencing database of lncRNAs, and further analysis of the associations between these data and patients' clinical related information can provide new approaches to find the functions of(More)