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Changes characterized by focal loss of Purkinje neurons (Fig. 1-A3). NDEA exposure, with or without chronic HFD feeding, resulted in loss of Purkinje cells (Figs. 1-A2, 1-A4) and variable thinning of the granule cell layer. Immunohistochemical staining demonstrated similar levels and distributions of GFAP immunoreactivity in cells distributed in the granule layer of control (Fig 1-B1) and HFD-fed
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On-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and AD [7-13]. The concept that chronic injury caused by exposure to alkylating agents could result in malignancy and/or tissue degeneration is not far-fetched given the facts that: 1) chronic exposures to tobacco nitrosamines cause both lung cancer and emphysema; and 2) treatment with streptozotocin (STZ), a nitrosamine-related compound, causes hepatocellular
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Xidative stress and neurodegeneration. Cerebellar protein homogenates were used to measure (A) GSK-3b; (B) phospho (p)-GSK-3b; (C) GFAP; (D) GAPDH; (E) HNE; (F) malondialdehyde, MDA; (G) Nitrotyrosine, N-TYR; or (H) b-Actin; by direct binding ELISA. Immunoreactivity was detected with HRP-conjugated secondary antibody and Amplex Red soluble fluorophor. Fluorescence light units (FLU) were measured (
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Ld lower than the cumulative doses needed to produce cancer in experimental animals [93-96], and beginning in early adolescence, we pair-fed the rats with either high (60 ) or low (5 ) fat containing diets. The NDEA doses were selected to be far below those needed for carcinogenesis and were based on empirical studies demonstrating absence of acute toxic effects in the rats.Longer durations of NDE
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F HNE were similar in the HFD+VEH and HFD+NDEA groups, and both were significantly higher than in the LFD+VEH and LFD +NDEA groups (P
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F HNE were similar in the HFD+VEH and HFD+NDEA groups, and both were significantly higher than in the LFD+VEH and LFD +NDEA groups (P
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F vehicle or NDEA (N = 12/group) on alternate days beginning on P3. From P21 (weaning), rats were fed with high fat (60 of calories) or low fat (5 of calories) diets for 8 weeks, after which they were sacrificed to harvest cerebella for histopathological and immunohistochemical staining studies. Cerebella were preserved in Histofix and paraffin-embedded sections (8 microns) were stained with (A1
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S performed using the ABC method, and revealed with DAB (brown precipitate)-see Experimental Procedures. Sections were lightly counterstained with Hematoxylin (blue) to help reveal the tissue architecture. Cerebellar layers: ml = molecular layer; pc = Purkinje cell layer; gc = granule cell layer; wm = white matter. Note focal pc loss in A2, and large zones of pc loss in A3 and A4. (Original Magnif