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OBJECTIVE To understand the association between two single-nucleotide polymorphism (HLA-DQ rs28567185 and rs9275572) and different outcomes of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. METHODS A total of 825 HBV infection related cases were enrolled, and peripheral blood samples were collected from them for DNA extraction. The single-nucleotide polymorphism in(More)
MicroRNA-1 (miR-1) has been found in cardiac and skeletal tissues. It is overexpressed in ischemic cardiac tissues. Down-regulation of miR-1 could relieve arrhythmogenesis by the anti-miR-1 antisense oligonucleotides (AMO-1). To increase the therapeutic efficiency and inhibit off-target effects of AMO-1, here we explored anti-cardiac troponin I (cTnI)(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the paired box gene 6 (PAX6) in three patients from southern China presenting with classic aniridia: two patients from two successive generations of one family and one sporadic patient. METHODS All the available members from two successive generations of one family and one sporadic patient underwent complete physical and ophthalmic(More)
To demonstrate in vivo tumor growth inhibition, the liver cancer cell lines HepG2, BEL7402, and SMMC7721 were independently inoculated into the livers of 45 6-week-old nude mice. After 24 h, mice were randomly divided into celecoxib (intragastric celecoxib suspension, 300 mg/kg), negative control (equal volume intragastric saline), and positive control(More)
The objective of the present study was to explore the molecular mechanism with which a single nucleotide polymorphism (rs61764370) interferes with the interaction between the 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR) of Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog (KRAS) and let-7a, and its association with the metastasis of osteosarcoma (OS). In this study, we(More)
Nociceptin/orphanin FQ (N/OFQ) is an endogenous opioid-like heptadecapeptide involved in many neurocognitive functions, including learning and memory. Our previous report showed that N/OFQ inhibits the delayed rectifier potassium current (I(K)), and this effect is associated with protein kinase C (PKC) activation. Therefore, we wanted to determine if(More)
Increasing evidence suggests that the three homologous members of steroid receptor co-activator (SRC) family (SRC-1, SRC-2, and SRC-3) play key roles in enhancing cell proliferation in various human cancers, such as breast, prostate, and hepatocellular carcinoma. However, the function of SRC-3 in osteosarcoma remains largely unexplored. In the current(More)
MicroRNAs have crucial roles in development and progression of human cancers, including osteosarcoma. Recent studies have shown that miR-124 was down-regulated in many cancers; however, the role of miR-124 in osteosarcoma development is unknown. In this study, we demonstrate that expression of miR-124 is significantly downregulated in osteosarcoma tissues(More)
Sonodynamic therapy (SDT) is an innovative modality for cancer treatment. But the biological effect of SDT on oral squamous cell carcinoma has not been studied. Our previous study has shown that endo-Protoporphyrin IX based SDT (ALA-SDT) could induce apoptosis in human tongue squamous carcinoma SAS cells through mitochondrial pathway. Herein, we(More)
The treatment of osteoporosis typically inhibits the activity of osteoclasts, which subsequently results in the suppression of bone formation and maintenance, however the underlying mechanism remains to be elucidated. The receptor activator of nuclear factor κ‑B ligand (RANKL)‑receptor activator of nuclear factor κ‑B (RANK) signaling axis is important in(More)