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Reactive oxygen species (ROS)/reactive nitrogen species (RNS) and ROS/RNS-mediated oxidative stress have well-established roles in many physiological and pathological processes and are associated with the pathogenesis of many diseases, such as hypertension, ischemia/reperfusion injury, diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis, stroke, cancer, and(More)
Glutathione S-transferase M1 (GSTM1) might be involved in inactivation of procarcinogens that contribute to the genesis and progression of cancers. GSTM1 null status has been extensively studied as a risk factor in bladder cancer susceptibility. The aim of this study is to evaluate the role of GSTM1 null genotype in bladder cancer risk. All available(More)
DNA repair systems act to maintain genome integrity in the face of replication errors, environmental insults, and the cumulative effects of age. The mRNA expressions of 27 genes of the DNA repair system as well as their correlation with the clinical characteristics were studied in human astrocytoma. We applied TaqMan low-density array to investigate the(More)
In this study, gestational sows were fed control or betaine-supplemented diets (3 g/kg) throughout the pregnancy, and the newborn piglets were used to elucidate whether maternal dietary betaine affected offspring hepatic gluconeogenic genes through epigenetic mechanisms. Neonatal piglets born to betaine-supplemented sows had significantly higher serum and(More)
MTOR, a central regulator of autophagy, is involved in cancer and cardiovascular and neurological diseases. Modulating the MTOR signaling balance could be of great significance for numerous diseases. No chemical activators of MTOR have been found, and the urgent challenge is to find novel MTOR downstream components. In previous studies, we found a chemical(More)
To understand the molecular mechanisms of bacteria resistance to glycopeptides, we obtained proteomic profiles of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis V583 (reference strain) and V309 (clinical isolate) passaged with and without the drug. The specificity and reversibility of vancomycin resistance genes induced in V583 and V309 were further studied(More)
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has emerged as a common public health problem that can progress to end-stage liver disease. Although the function of aquaglyceroporin-9 (AQP9) as a glycerol channel has been proven, the mechanism of AQP9 in the development of NAFLD is poorly understood. To investigate the effect of hepatic glycerol uptake(More)
| Fossil fuels are renewable only over geological time scales. The oxidation, via combustion, of considerable amounts of carbonaceous fuels since the dawn of the industrial revolution has led to a rapid accumulation of CO2 in the atmosphere leading to an anthropogenic influence on the Earth’s climate. We highlight here that a versatile energy carrier can be(More)
Nano-Mg(OH)2 is efficiently used in pollutant adsorption and removal due to its high adsorption capability, low-cost, and recyclability. A recent research from our group showed that Mg(OH)2 nanoflakes are not evidently internalized by cancer cells and are not cytotoxic. But the biocompatibility and potential toxicity of nano-Mg(OH)2 in a normal biological(More)
Studies on polymorphisms of Xeroderma Pigmentosum Group D Protein (XPD) and breast cancer risk are inconclusive. To elucidate the role of XPD genotypes, all available studies were considered in this meta-analysis. The study provided 11,362/10,622 cases/controls for XPD K751Q and 9010/9873 cases/controls for XPD D312N, respectively. Overall, no apparent(More)