Zhiyong Gong

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Nε-(carboxymethyl)lysine (CML) as a novel potential noxious compound in various food products has aroused extensive concern in recent years. This study aimed to investigate the oral acute and subacute toxicity of CML in mice as per OECD 420 and 407 guidelines. Acute administration of 2000 and 5000 mg/kg CML did not induce any mortality within 14 days,(More)
Nanobiotechnology has been recently viewed as a promising strategy to improve therapy efficacy by promoting the accumulation of hydrophobic bioactive compounds in tissues. The aim of present study was to formulate a novel quercetin-loaded cationic nanostructured lipid carriers (QR-CNLC) and to evaluate its biodistribution in vivo after oral administration.(More)
Recently, a functional insertion/deletion polymorphism (-94 insertion/deletion ATTG) in the promoter of NFKB1 gene, which encodes the p50 subunit of nuclear factor-kappaB protein complex, was identified. The aim of this study was to explore the association between this polymorphism and bladder cancer in a Chinese population. The NFKB1 polymorphism was(More)
Heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) comprises proteins that have been reported to protect cells, tissues, and organisms against damage from a wide variety of stressful stimuli; however, little is known about whether Hsp70 protects against DNA damage. In this study, we investigated the relationship between Hsp70 expression and the levels of ultraviolet C(More)
Benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) is a ubiquitously distributed environmental pollutant known to cause DNA damage, which may be repaired through nucleotide excision repair (NER). However, little is known about dynamic changes in levels of DNA damage and their correlations with levels of NER proteins in cells exposed to BaP. In a series of experiments using the human(More)
A growing body of evidence has indicated that high-fat diet-induced nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is usually accompanied by oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) deposited in the liver. The current study aimed to investigate the effect of quercetin on high-fat diet-induced ox-LDL accumulation in the liver and to explore the potential underlying(More)
To assess whether polymorphisms of the interleukin-23 receptor (IL23R) gene are associated with bladder transitional cell carcinoma because chronic inflammation contributes to bladder cancer and the IL23R is known to be critically involved in the carcinogenesis of various malignant tumors. 226 patients with bladder cancer and 270 age-matched controls were(More)
The effects of n3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) on cardiovascular disease are controversial. We currently explored the effects of various ratios of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) on high-fat-induced atherosclerosis. In model apoE(-/-) mice, high-fat diets (HFD) were partially replaced with fish and algal oils (DHA/EPA 2:1,(More)
Zearalenone (ZEA), a mycotoxin produced by Fusarium fungi, is found in cereal crops. Although the toxic effects of ZEA have been well characterized, the mechanism is not clear, especially with respect to the oxidative damage. In this study, we determined superoxide dismutase (SOD) and malondialdehyde (MDA) levels as indexes of oxidative damage caused by ZEA(More)
In this study, a quinoline-thiourea conjugate (1-phenyl-3-(quinoline-8-yl) thiourea, PQT) was synthesized and used as a fluorescence sensor to detect mercury ion. The observation is coincident with the well-documented phenomenon that a thiocarbonyl-containing group on a fluorochrome quenches the fluorescence due to the heavy atom effect of the S atom. The(More)