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BACKGROUND To explore the reported association of SNP marker rs10993994 with prostate cancer identified by two independent in two genome-wide association studies (GWAS) further, we performed a case-control study in southern Chinese Han population. Consequently, we detected the serum levels of MSMB expression with different genotypes in the cases and(More)
MicroRNAs have been implicated in regulating diverse cellular pathways. Emerging evidence indicates that miR-143 plays causal roles in cancer tumorigenesis as a tumor suppress gene; however, its role in prostate cancer tumorigenesis remains largely unknown. The aims of this study were to verify the effect of miR-143 on proliferation and migration abilities(More)
With the capability of high speed flying, a more reliable and cost efficient way to access space isprovided by hypersonic flight vehicles. Controller design, as key technology to make hypersonic flight feasibleand efficient, has numerous challenges stemming from large flight envelope with extreme range of operationconditions, strong interactions between(More)
Extracellular matrix molecule chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs) are highly upregulated in scar tissues and form a potent chemical barrier for CNS axon regeneration. Recent studies support that the receptor protein tyrosine phosphatase σ (PTPσ) and its subfamily member leukocyte common antigen related phosphatase (LAR) act as transmembrane receptors(More)
The actin cross-linking protein filamin A (FLNa) functions as a scaffolding protein and couples cell cytoskeleton to extracellular matrix and integrin receptor signaling. In this study, we report that FLNa suppresses invasion of breast cancer cells and regulates focal adhesion (FA) turnover. Two large progression tissue microarrays from breast cancer(More)
BACKGROUND The large individual variability for anticancer drugs in both outcome and toxicity risk makes the identification of pharmacogenetic markers that can be used to screen patients before therapy selection an attractive prospect. AIMS This work aimed to evaluate the importance of genetic polymorphisms involved in drug detoxification to predict(More)
Fasudil is believed to be at least equally effective as nimodipine for the prevention of cerebral vasospasm and subsequent ischemic injury in patients undergoing surgery for subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). We report the final results of a randomized, open trial to compare the efficacy and safety of fasudil with nimodipine. A total of 63 patients undergoing(More)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains a significant clinical problem and contributes to one-third of all injury-related deaths. Activated microglia-mediated inflammatory response is a distinct characteristic underlying pathophysiology of TBI. Here, we evaluated the effect and possible mechanisms of the selective Sigma-1 receptor agonist(More)
Knockout studies suggest that PTEN limits the regenerative capacities of CNS axons as a dominant antagonist of PI3 kinase, but the transgenic approach is not feasible for treating patients. Although application of bisperoxovanadium may block PTEN function, it is a general inhibitor of phosphotyrosine phosphatases and may target enzymes other than PTEN,(More)
This study discovered that Id-1 expression in androgen-dependent prostate cancer decreased immediately after androgen deprivation but increased after longer androgen deprivation both in vivo and in vitro. Id-1 expression in androgen-independent LNCaP cells was about 6 fold as that in their parental cells. As was the case with LNCaP cells, when androgen(More)