Zi Qiang Meng
Affiliation: Shanxi University
Meng Z, Zhang Q. Damage effects of dust storm PM2.5 on DNA in alveolar macrophages and lung cells of rats. Food Chem Toxicol. 2007;45:1368-74 pubmed
..5 whose airborne mass were much higher. Further studies are needed to determine the components of dust storm particles that may contribute to the particle toxicity. ..
Meng Z, Li J, Zhang Q, Bai W, Yang Z, Zhao Y, et al
. Vasodilator effect of gaseous sulfur dioxide and regulation of its level by Ach in rat vascular tissues. Inhal Toxicol. 2009;21:1223-8 pubmed publisher
..These findings also demonstrate that endogenous SO(2) level in vascular tissue may be regulated by Ach and NE. ..
Meng Z, Qin G, Zhang B, Bai J. DNA damaging effects of sulfur dioxide derivatives in cells from various organs of mice. Mutagenesis. 2004;19:465-8 pubmed
..Taken together, these results suggest that SO2 and its derivatives are systemic toxic agents. However, further studies need to be performed before a definitive conclusion can be drawn...
Meng Z, Liu Y. Cell morphological ultrastructural changes in various organs from mice exposed by inhalation to sulfur dioxide. Inhal Toxicol. 2007;19:543-51 pubmed
..Thus, inhalation of sulfur dioxide appears to be not only toxic to the respiratory system, but also a systemic toxin as well...
Meng Z, Zhang H. The vasodilator effect and its mechanism of sulfur dioxide-derivatives on isolated aortic rings of rats. Inhal Toxicol. 2007;19:979-86 pubmed
..The vasorelaxation was at partly related to the increase of prostacyclin (PGI(2)) induced by SO(2) derivatives...
Meng Z, Yang Z, Li J, Zhang Q. The vasorelaxant effect and its mechanisms of sodium bisulfite as a sulfur dioxide donor. Chemosphere. 2012;89:579-84 pubmed publisher
..These results led to the conclusion that bisulfite (HSO(3)(-)) might be a vasoactive factor and sodium bisulfite can be used as a SO(2) donor for the study of SO(2) biology...