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Overexpression of extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer (EMMPRIN or CD147), a member of the immunoglobulin family and a glycoprotein enriched on the surface of tumor cells, promotes invasion, metastasis, growth and survival of malignant cells, and confers resistance to some chemotherapeutic drugs. Here, we used a human U6 promoter-driven DNA(More)
BACKGROUND Mucoceles resulting from cystadenomas of the ovary are uncommon. Although rare, rupture of the mucoceles can occur without causing any abdominal issue. This report concerns an unusual and interesting case of the right ovary associated with liver, spleen and kidney cysts. CASE PRESENTATION A case of ruptured mucocele resulting from cystadenoma(More)
Clusterin (CLU) is a multivalent glycoprotein with ubiquitous tissue distribution. To address the possible differential functional roles assumed by different isoforms of CLU in the progression of human ovarian cancer, we constructed 2 human ovarian cancer cell models that represent examples of contradistinctive CLU expression levels. One is constitutively(More)
Cytoplasmic localization of apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease 1 (APE1) correlates with different tumorigenic processes and poor prognosis in several cancer types. However, rare investigation into the prognosis value of cytoplasmic localization of APE1 was provided in ovarian cancer. The present study examined for the first time the cytoplasmic localization(More)
OBJECTIVE The CASP8 gene plays a central role in the apoptotic pathway and is therefore a plausible cancer susceptibility gene. However, the precise role of the CASP8 gene in epithelial ovarian cancer carcinogenesis is unclear. Therefore, we analyzed the correlation between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and haplotypes in CASP8 and the risk and(More)
NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a key transcription regulator for cellular response to oxidative stress in normal cells. In cancer cells, development of chemoresistance is associated with the constitutive activation of the Nrf2-mediated antioxidant defense system. Here, we investigated the role of Nrf2 in terms of cervical cancer cell proliferation and(More)
Anti-tumor drug resistance and cancer metastasis are always clinically coincidental, which are conducted by different molecules such as P-glycoprotein (P-gp) and CD147, respectively. P-gp and CD147/CD98hc complex are both found highly expressed on cisplatin resistant ovarian cancer cell line SKOV3/DDP but only slightly expressed on its parent cell SKOV3.(More)
Breast cancer 1, early onset (BRCA1)-interacting protein 1 (BRIP1), a DNA-dependent adenosine triphospha-tase and DNA helicase, is required for BRCA-associated DNA damage repair functions, and may be associated with the tumorigenesis and aggressiveness of various cancers. The present study investigated the expression of BRIP1 in normal cervix tissues and(More)
Caveolin-1 (Cav-1), a family of ubiquitously expressed oligomeric structural proteins in many mammalian cells, has been shown to be an effective regulator of tumorigenesis. Recent studies have indicated that Cav-1 can promote resistance to chemotherapy in a variety of tumors. However, the regulation of Cav-1 on chemoresistance in ovarian cancer is still(More)