Zhan-Quan Shi

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BACKGROUND Environmental toxicants, whose actions are often mediated through the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) pathway, pose risks to the health and well-being of exposed species, including humans. Of particular concern are exposures during the earliest stages of development that while failing to abrogate embryogenesis, may have long term effects on(More)
To investigate the physiological roles of nerve growth factor (NGF) in the oviduct of golden hamsters during the estrous cycle, the localization of NGF and its receptors, trkA and p75, were determined by immunohistochemistry. Positive staining of NGF, trkA, and p75 was present in epithelial cells and muscle cells of the infundibulum, ampulla, and isthmus in(More)
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy-based metabonomics is of growing importance for discovery of human disease biomarkers. Identification and validation of disease biomarkers using statistical significance analysis (SSA) is critical for translation to clinical practice. SSA is performed by assessing a null hypothesis test using a derivative of the(More)
The detachment of epithelial cells, but not cancer cells, causes anoikis due to reduced energy production. Invasive tumor cells generate three splice variants of the metastasis gene osteopontin, the shortest of which (osteopontin-c) supports anchorage-independence. Osteopontin-c signaling upregulates three interdependent pathways of the energy metabolism.(More)
Maternal exposure to the environmental toxicant 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) induces a variety of defects in compaction-stage embryos, including monopolar spindle formation, errors in chromosome segregation, and fragmentation resulting from aberrant cytokinesis. In this study, we investigated the possibility that a failure in centrosome(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonists on restraint-induced release of prolactin (PRL) in male Wistar rats of different ages. DESIGN Rats were implanted with a brain ventricular for icv injection, and with a jugular vein cannula for iv injection. Competitive NMDA receptor antagonist AP-5 and noncompetitive(More)
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