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Transient Protection from Heat-Stress Induced Apoptotic Stimulation by Metastasis-Associated Protein 1 in Pachytene Spermatocytes
Background Deregulated thermal factors have been frequently implicated in the pathogenesis of male infertility, but the molecular basis through which certain responses are directed remain largelyExpand
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Expression analysis of the NDRG2 gene in mouse embryonic and adult tissues
N-myc downstream-regulated gene 2 (NDRG2) is believed to be involved in cell growth events. However, its exact function is still unknown. To elucidate the role of this gene, we used an anti-Ndrg2Expand
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Histone deacetylase inhibitor trichostatin A induced caspase-independent apoptosis in human gastric cancer cell.
BACKGROUND Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACIs) have been reported to induce apoptosis in cancer cells. The effects of trichostatin A (TSA) on gastric cancer cells have not been wellExpand
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Expression and localization of Smad1, Smad2 and Smad4 proteins in rat testis during postnatal development.
AIM To study the expression and regulation of Smad1, Smad2 and Smad4 proteins (intracellular signaling molecules of transforming growth factor-b family) in rat testis during postnatal development. Expand
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IL-17 mediates inflammatory reactions via p38/c-Fos and JNK/c-Jun activation in an AP-1-dependent manner in human nucleus pulposus cells
BackgroundLow back pain and sciatica caused by intervertebral disc (IVD) disease are associated with inflammatory responses. The cytokine interleukin 17 (IL-17) is elevated in herniated andExpand
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Localization and Androgen Regulation of Metastasis-Associated Protein 1 in Mouse Epididymis
Background Metastasis-associated protein 1 (MTA1), the founding member of the MTA family of genes, can modulate transcription by influencing the status of chromatin remodeling. Despite its strongExpand
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Immunolocalization assessment of metastasis-associated protein 1 in human and mouse mature testes and its association with spermatogenesis.
AIM To investigate the stage-specific localization of metastasis-associated protein 1 (MTA1) during spermatogenesis in adult human and mouse testis. METHODS The immunolocalization of MTA1 wasExpand
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Genetic Variation in the EGFR Gene and the Risk of Glioma in a Chinese Han Population
Previous studies have shown that regulation of the epidermal growth factor gene (EGFR) pathway plays a role in glioma progression. Certain genotypes of the EGFR gene may be related to increasedExpand
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Regulated upon activation normal T-cell expressed and secreted originating from the epididymis differentially associates with viable and defective spermatozoa.
OBJECTIVE To investigate the expression and cellular distribution of regulated upon activation normal T-cell expressed and secreted (RANTES) in the male reproductive system. DESIGN Basic research.Expand
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Localization of neurokinin B receptor in mouse gastrointestinal tract.
AIM To observe the location of neurokinin receptor (NK3r) in the mouse gastrointestinal tract. METHODS The abdomens of 8 male Kunming mice were opened under anaesthesia with sodium pentobarbital.Expand
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