Chao-liu Dai

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Cancer metastasis consists of a sequential series of events, and the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET) are recognized as critical events for metastasis of carcinomas. A current area of focus is the histopathological similarity between primary and metastatic tumors, and MET at sites of metastases has been(More)
Runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2) and osterix are osteoblast-specific transcription factors essential for the development of osteoblastic cells and bone formation. PTH given intermittently has anabolic effects on bone; however, the exact role remains to be understood completely. The purpose of this study was both to investigate whether PTH(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy of sorafenib in the treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains controversial. Therefore, we conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of sorafenib for treating patients with advanced HCC. METHODS The PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science databases were searched. Eligible studies were randomized(More)
Previous studies have shown that some microRNAs (miRs) are intensively involved in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma. We analyzed the prognostic role of serum microRNA (miR-122) levels in hepatocellular carcinoma patients using a retrospective design. MiR-122 levels in 122 hepatocellular carcinoma patients were measured, and Cox regression(More)
We report a case of undifferentiated (embryonal) sarcoma of the liver (UESL), which showed cystic formation in a 20-year-old man with no prior history of any hepatitis or liver cirrhosis. He was admitted with abdominal pain and a palpable epigastric mass. The physical examination findings were unremarkable except for a tenderness mass and the results of(More)
At present, the relationship between Nanog expression and the biological behavior and prognosis of colorectal cancer is still unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the expression and regulatory effects of Nanog in colorectal cancer and the correlation between Nanog protein expression and the prognosis of patients with colorectal cancer. The(More)
Mesenchymal–epithelial transition (MET) is now suggested to participate in the process of metastatic tumor formation. However, in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) the process is still not well revealed. Paraffin-embedded tissue samples were obtained from 13 patients with HCC in Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University. The expression of E-cadherin,(More)
AIM To investigate the protective effect and mechanism of alanyl-glutamine dipeptide (Ala-Gln) against hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury in rats. METHODS Rats were divided into group C as normal control Group (n=16) and group G as alanyl-glutamine pretreatment (n=16). Rats were intravenously infused with 0.9% saline solution in group C and Ala-Gln(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to examine the hepatocyte apoptosis in a hepatic blood inflow occlusion rat model without hemi-hepatic arterial control and its association with the expressions of the apoptosis-regulating genes bcl-2 and bax. MATERIALS AND METHODS Wistar rats were equally and randomly assigned to undergo sham operation (control group, n = 8),(More)
BACKGROUND Primary liver cancer (PLC) is one of the most frequently seen tumors in China. Thirty years ago, patients with PLC were often detected at relatively late stage, with a palpable mass or marked clinical symptoms and poor prognosis. In the past 30 years, the diagnosis and treatment of PLC have been greatly improved with better prognosis. METHODS(More)