1. Toxicity assessment due to sub-chronic exposure to individual and mixtures of four toxic heavy metals.

    Journal of Hazardous Materials 294:109 (2015) PMID 25863025

    Humans are exposed to a cocktail of heavy metal toxicants in the environment. Though heavy metals are deleterious, there is a paucity of information on toxicity of low dose mixtures. In this study, lead (Pb) (0.01mg/L), mercury (Hg) (0.001mg/L), cadmium (Cd) (0.005mg/L) and arsenic (As) (0.01mg/...
  2. Low concentration toxic metal mixture interactions: Effects on essential and non-essential metals in brain, liver, and kidneys of mice on sub-chronic exposure.

    Chemosphere 132:79 (2015) PMID 25828250

    The deleterious effects of long term exposure to individual toxic metals in low doses are well documented. There is however, a paucity of information on interaction of low dose toxic metal mixtures with toxic and essential metals. This study reports on interactions between low dose mixtures of l...
  3. Effects of chromium malate on glycometabolism, glycometabolism-related enzyme levels and lipid metabolism in type 2 diabetic rats: A dose-response and curative effects study.

    Journal Of Diabetes Investigation 6(4):396 (2015) PMID 26221518 PMCID PMC4511299

    The present study was designed to evaluate the effect of chromium malate on glycometabolism, glycometabolism-related enzyme levels and lipid metabolism in type 2 diabetic rats, and dose-response and curative effects. The model of type 2 diabetes rats was developed, and daily treatment with chrom...
  4. Uterine carcinosarcoma and high-risk endometrial carcinomas: a clinicopathological comparison.

    International Journal of Gynecological Cancer 25(4):629 (2015) PMID 25633654

    This retrospective study aimed to evaluate the clinicopathological characteristics of carcinosarcoma, grade 3 endometrial endometrioid carcinoma (G3EEC), uterine serous carcinoma (USC), and uterine clear cell adenocarcinoma (CC) to determine whether carcinosarcoma exhibited the same characterist...
  5. Interaction of four low dose toxic metals with essential metals in brain, liver and kidneys of mice on sub-chronic exposure

    Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology 39(1):280 (2015) PMID 25531266

    • Low dose toxic metals were exposed to mice for 120 days. • Exposure to Pb increased brain Mg and Cu by 55.5% and 266% respectively. ...
  6. Type 2 diabetic rats on diet supplemented with chromium malate show improved glycometabolism, glycometabolism-related enzyme levels and lipid metabolism.

    PLoS ONE 10(5):e0125952 (2015) PMID 25942313 PMCID PMC4420285

    Our previous study showed that chromium malate improved the regulation of blood glucose in mice with alloxan-induced diabetes. The present study was designed to evaluate the effect of chromium malate on glycometabolism, glycometabolism-related enzymes and lipid metabolism in type 2 diabetic rats...
  7. Interaction of four low dose toxic metals with essential metals in brain, liver and kidneys of mice on sub-chronic exposure.

    Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology 39(1):280 (2015) PMID 25531266

    This study reports on interactions between low dose toxic and essential metals. Low dose Pb (0.01mg/L), Hg (0.001mg/L), Cd (0.005mg/L) and As (0.01mg/L) were administered singly to four groups of 3-week old mice for 120 days. Pb exposure increased brain Mg and Cu by 55.5% and 266%, respectively....
  8. Macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin resistance phenotypes and genotypes of coagulase-positive Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococcal isolates from bovine mastitis.

    BMC Veterinary Research 11:168 (2015) PMID 26209340 PMCID PMC4515024

    There are limited data available on macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin (MLS) resistance of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) from bovine milk in China. To address this knowledge gap, MLS resistance was determined in 121 S. aureus and 97 CoNS isolates....
  9. Estrogen stimulates the invasion of ovarian cancer cells via activation of the PI3K/AKT pathway and regulation of its downstream targets E‑cadherin and α‑actinin‑4.

    Molecular Medicine Reports 10(5):2433 (2014) PMID 25216292

    Previous studies by our group revealed that the phosphoinositide 3‑kinase (PI3K)/AKT pathway was involved in estrogen‑induced metastasis in ovarian cancer cells. In the present study, the role and mechanism of estrogen‑induced invasion was further explored using a stable short hairpin RNA (shRNA...
  10. Estrogen stimulates the invasion of ovarian cancer cells via activation of the PI3K/AKT pathway and regulation of its downstream targets E‑cadherin and α‑actinin‑4.

    Molecular Medicine Reports 10(5):2433 (2014) PMID 25216292

    Previous studies by our group revealed that the phosphoinositide 3‑kinase (PI3K)/AKT pathway was involved in estrogen‑induced metastasis in ovarian cancer cells. In the present study, the role and mechanism of estrogen‑induced invasion was further explored using a stable short hairpin RNA (shRNA...
  11. Preparation, characterization, and anti-Helicobacter pylori activity of Bi3+-Hericium erinaceus polysaccharide complex.

    Carbohydrate polymers 110:231 (2014) PMID 24906751

    Two new Bi3+-Hericium erinaceus polysaccharide (BiHEP) complexes were prepared using Bi3+ and two purified polysaccharides from H. erinaceus (HEPs), respectively. The complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, FT-IR, CD, SEM, AFM, XRD, and TG. The anti-Helicobacter pylori (Hp) activitie...
  12. Preparation, characterization, and anti-Helicobacter pylori activity of Bi3+-Hericium erinaceus polysaccharide complex.

    Carbohydrate polymers 110:231 (2014) PMID 24906751

    Two new Bi3+-Hericium erinaceus polysaccharide (BiHEP) complexes were prepared using Bi3+ and two purified polysaccharides from H. erinaceus (HEPs), respectively. The complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, FT-IR, CD, SEM, AFM, XRD, and TG. The anti-Helicobacter pylori (Hp) activitie...
  13. Silybum marianumoil as a new potential non-edible feedstock for biodiesel: A comparison of its production using conventional and ultrasonic assisted method

    Fuel Processing Technology 123:19 (2014)

    Alkaline transesterification of Silybum marianum seed oil to biodiesel using methanol and ethanol was studied. The two methods used were conventional stirring (600rpm) and ultrasonication (40kHz). Oil was extracted from the seeds, followed by physico-chemical properties' determination ...
  14. Silybum marianumoil as a new potential non-edible feedstock for biodiesel: A comparison of its production using conventional and ultrasonic assisted method

    Fuel Processing Technology 123:19 (2014)

    Alkaline transesterification of Silybum marianum seed oil to biodiesel using methanol and ethanol was studied. The two methods used were conventional stirring (600rpm) and ultrasonication (40kHz). Oil was extracted from the seeds, followed by physico-chemical properties' determination ...
  15. Purification, characterization and immunomodulating activity of a polysaccharide from flowers of Abelmoschus esculentus.

    Carbohydrate polymers 106:335 (2014) PMID 24721087

    A water-soluble polysaccharide (OFPS11) was obtained from okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) flowers using aqueous extraction and purification with DEAE-52 cellulose and Sephacryl™ S-500 column. Its preliminary characterization and immunomodulating activity were investigated. Results showed that OFPS...
  16. Isolation, characterization and antioxidant activity of polysaccharide fromSchisandra sphenanthera

    Carbohydrate Polymers 105:26 (2014)

    • Characterization of SSPP11 was firstly elucidated by GC–MS, NMR, IR, HPLC, etc. • Backbone consisted with 1,6, 1,2 and 1,3,6 Man, 1,4 and 1,6Glu, 1,4 and 1,4,6Ga...
  17. Isolation, characterization and antioxidant activity of polysaccharide fromSchisandra sphenanthera

    Carbohydrate Polymers 105:26 (2014)

    • Characterization of SSPP11 was firstly elucidated by GC–MS, NMR, IR, HPLC, etc. • Backbone consisted with 1,6, 1,2 and 1,3,6 Man, 1,4 and 1,6Glu, 1,4 and 1,4,6Ga...
  18. Isolation, characterization and antioxidant activity of polysaccharide fromSchisandra sphenanthera

    Carbohydrate Polymers 105:26 (2014)

    • Characterization of SSPP11 was firstly elucidated by GC–MS, NMR, IR, HPLC, etc. • Backbone consisted with 1,6, 1,2 and 1,3,6 Man, 1,4 and 1,6Glu, 1,4 and 1,4,6Ga...
  19. Isolation, characterization and antioxidant activity of polysaccharide fromSchisandra sphenanthera

    Carbohydrate Polymers 105:26 (2014)

    • Characterization of SSPP11 was firstly elucidated by GC–MS, NMR, IR, HPLC, etc. • Backbone consisted with 1,6, 1,2 and 1,3,6 Man, 1,4 and 1,6Glu, 1,4 and 1,4,6Ga...
  20. Isolation, characterization and antioxidant activity of polysaccharide fromSchisandra sphenanthera

    Carbohydrate Polymers 105:26 (2014) PMID 24708948

    • Characterization of SSPP11 was firstly elucidated by GC–MS, NMR, IR, HPLC, etc. • Backbone consisted with 1,6, 1,2 and 1,3,6 Man, 1,4 and 1,6Glu, 1,4 and 1,4,6Ga...