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In order to evaluate the toxicity of TiO(2) particles, the acute toxicity of nano-sized TiO(2) particles (25 and 80nm) on adult mice was investigated compared with fine TiO(2) particles (155nm). Due to the low toxicity, a fixed large dose of 5g/kg body weight of TiO(2) suspensions was administrated by a single oral gavage according to the OECD procedure. In(More)
DNA methylation is extensively reprogrammed during the early phases of mammalian development, yet genomic targets of this process are largely unknown. We optimized methylated DNA immunoprecipitation for low numbers of cells and profiled DNA methylation during early development of the mouse embryonic lineage in vivo. We observed a major epigenetic switch(More)
Nanoscale titanium dioxide (TiO(2)) is massively produced and widely used in living environment, which hence make the potential risk to human health. Central nervous system (CNS) is the potential susceptible target of inhaled nanoparticles, but the studies on this aspect are limited so far. We report the accumulation and toxicity results in vivo of two(More)
Nanoparticles can be administered via nasal, oral, intraocular, intratracheal (pulmonary toxicity), tail vein and other routes. Here, we focus on the time-dependent translocation and potential damage of TiO(2) nanoparticles on central nervous system (CNS) through intranasal instillation. Size and structural properties are important to assess biological(More)
Herds of pigs in the Mid-Eastern region of China have experienced recent outbreaks of a severe form of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) characterised by high fever and morbidity and mortality in animals of different ages. Eighty-one herds were diagnosed with PRRS virus (PRRSV) infection from June to December 2006 on the basis of clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between serum P levels on the day of hCG administration and pregnancy outcomes in different responders undergoing IVF. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Teaching hospital. PATIENT(S) A total of 11,055 women who underwent their first IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles and a subgroup of 4,021 women(More)
The genomic sequence of a strain of duck enteritis virus (DEV) was determined and analyzed in this study. The size of its genome is 158,091 bp in length and the genome is predicted to encode 78 putative proteins and resembles the members of the Alphaherpesvirinae in genomic organization and gene composition. The genome of the virus is composed of a unique(More)
We have observed that Au nanorods (NRs) have distinct effects on cell viability via killing cancer cells while posing negligible impact on normal cells and mesenchymal stem cells. Obvious differences in cellular uptake, intracellular trafficking, and susceptibility of lysosome to Au NRs by different types of cells resulted in selective accumulation of Au(More)
PURPOSE Circulating tumor cells (CTC) are prognostic in metastatic breast cancer (MBC). We tested whether EpCAM-based capture system (CellSearch) is effective in patients with triple-negative (TN) MBC, and whether CTC apoptosis and clustering enhances the prognostic role of CTC. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN CTC enumeration and apoptosis were determined using the(More)
This work reported the systematic influence of titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) with a diameter of 3 nm on mice. Mice were repeated intratracheally instilled with TiO2 NPs, once per-week for 4 consecutive weeks, at total dose of 13.2 mg/kg. At 28 days post-instillation, the biochemical parameters in broncboalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) and brain(More)