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BACKGROUND Hypoxia is a common feature of solid tumors, including HCC. And hypoxia has been reported to play an important role in HCC progression. However, the potential mechanism of miRNAs in hypoxia mediating HCC progression still remains unclear. METHODS The HCC cells were cultured in the atmosphere of 1 % oxygen to induce hypoxia. The microRNA(More)
PVT1, which maps to chromosome 8q24, is a copy number amplification-associated long non-coding RNA. Overexpression of PVT1 is a powerful predictor of tumor progression and patient survival in a diverse range of cancer types. However, the association between PVT1 and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to examine(More)
The deregulation of microRNAs has been reported to play a pivotal role in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MiR-126-3p has been reported to be associated with poor prognosis in HCC. However the underlying mechanism of miR-126-3p in HCC remains unclear. The expression levels of miR-126-3p in HCC tissues and cells were detected by RT-PCR. Transwell assay and(More)
Long non-coding RNA HOTAIR exerts regulatory functions in various biological processes in cancer cells, such as proliferation, apoptosis, mobility, and invasion. We previously found that HOX transcript antisense RNA (HOTAIR) is a negative prognostic factor and exhibits oncogenic activity in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this study, we aimed to(More)
Histone deacetylase 8 (HDAC8), a member of class I HDACs, has been reported to be involved in transcriptional regulation, cell cycle progression, and developmental events, and several studies have shown that HDAC8 plays a critical role in tumorigenesis. However, the expression level and the potential role of HDAC8 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remain(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most deadly cancers. Using mRNA microarray analysis, we found that H2AX decreased under hypoxic conditions. Hypoxia is an important physiological and pathological stress that induces H2AX phosphorylation (γ-H2AX), but the regulatory mechanism of γ-H2AX remains elusive in the progress of HCC. We report here that(More)
BACKGROUND eEF1A2 is a protein translation factor involved in protein synthesis, which possesses important function roles in cancer development. This study aims at investigating the expression pattern of eEF1A2 in prostate cancer and its potential role in prostate cancer development. METHODS We examined the expression level of eEF1A2 in 30 pairs of(More)
Bcl2-associated athanogene 3 (BAG3) protein is a co-chaperone of heat-shock protein (Hsp) 70 and may regulate major physiological and pathophysiological processes. However, few reports have examined the role of BAG3 in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this study, we show that BAG3 regulates epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and angiogenesis in(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective is to determine the effects of BAG3 and HIF-1 α expression on the prognosis of HCC patients after liver transplantation. METHODS Samples from 31 patients with HCC receiving liver transplantation were collected for this study. The immunohistochemistry was used to detect the expression of BAG3 and HIF-1 α of HCC samples. RESULTS(More)
BACKGROUND The stromal compartment in several organs seems to play an important role in the initiation, growth, and progression of certain neoplasms. The tumor-stroma ratio (TSR) has been found to be an independent factor for prognosis of several types of carcinomas, but the effect of the TSR on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has not been explored yet. The(More)