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The Akt/NF-κB pathways are involved in numerous anti-apoptotic and drug-resistance events that occur in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In the present study, the role of 7,8-dihydroxycoumarin in the regulation of the anti-apoptotic Akt and NF-κBp65 signaling pathways was explored. A549 human lung adenocarcinoma cells were exposed to(More)
miRNAs are a class of endogenous non-coding RNA, which can regulate downstream target genes through binding to the 3'UTR of those genes. Numerous studies have indicated that abnormal expression of miRNAs is implicated in tumor development. Aberrant expression of miR-31 has been found in various cancers, including(More)
Growing evidence suggests that microRNA plays an essential role in the development and metastasis of many tumors, including gastric cancer. Aberrant miR-224 expression has been indicated in tumor growth, the mechanism of miR-224 promoting the proliferation and metastatic ability for gastric cancer remains unclear. Accumulating evidence reports that mTOR(More)
AIM To investigate HER2 expression and its correlation with clinicopathological variables between proximal and distal gastric cancers (GC) in the Chinese population. METHODS Immunostaining of HER2 was performed and scored on a scale of 0-3 in 957 consecutive GC cases, according to the revised scoring criteria of HercepTest(TM) as used in the ToGA trial.(More)
The characteristics of host-guest complexation between cucurbit[n]uril (CB[n], n=5, 6, 7, 8) and sanguinarine (SA) were investigated by spectrofluorimetry. The result showed that CB[n] (n=5, 6, 7, 8) reacted with SA to form an inclusion complex. At the optimum reaction conditions, the rectilinear calibration graphs were obtained in the range from 0.1 to(More)
The aim of this study was to construct an expression vector carrying the hypoxia/radiation dual‑sensitive chimeric hypoxia response element (HRE)/early growth response 1 (Egr‑1) promoter in order to overexpress the therapeutic second mitochondria‑derived activator of caspases (Smac). Using this expression vector, the present study aimed to explore the(More)
The competitive reaction between ethambutol and two fluorescent probes (i.e., berberine and palmatine) for occupancy of the cucurbit[7]uril (CB[7]) cavity was studied by spectrofluorometry. The CB[7] reacts with these probes to form stable complexes, and the fluorescence intensity of the complexes is greatly enhanced. In addition, the excitation and(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have emerged as important regulators of cancer-cell biological processes. Previous studies have shown that miR-766 plays an important role in a variety of biological processes in various human cancers. However, the underlying mechanism of miR-766 in colorectal cancer (CRC) cells remains unclear. In this study, we investigated miR-766's(More)
Palladium-catalyzed ring-opening thiocarbonylation of vinylcyclopropanes (VCPs) with thiols and carbon monoxide affords the corresponding unsaturated thioesters in moderate to excellent yields. This reaction provides a general method for the ring-opening thiocarbonylation of VCPs. It further demonstrates the utility of transition metal catalysts for the(More)