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Our previous studies have found that osteopontin (OPN) is a promoter for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) progression. However, the molecular mechanism by which OPN enhances HCC metastasis remains elusive. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of cancer cells plays a pivotal role in promoting metastatic process. In this study, we demonstrated that OPN(More)
Increasing evidence has indicated that dysregulation of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) can contribute to the progression and metastasis of human cancer, including HCC. Previous studies have shown that the lncRNA AFAP1-AS1 plays a critical role in cancer. However, the roles of AFAP1-AS1 in HCC remain to be determined. In the present study, AFAP1-AS1 was(More)
To investigate the prevalence of impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and total diabetes mellitus (DM) including known diabetes and newly diagnosed diabetes in working age men of North China. A cross-section study was conducted at health medical center of Ansteel Group Hospital in Anshan city of China. 37,345 males between 20-60 years of age were recruited in(More)
Intrahepatic cholangiocellular carcinoma (ICC) is the second most common type of primary liver cancer. However, its etiology and molecular pathogenesis remain largely unknown. The present study aimed to investigate the association between adrenomedullin (ADM) and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in ICC and to elucidate the underlying signaling(More)
The complexity of protein glycosylation makes it difficult to characterize glycosylation patterns on a proteomic scale. In this study, we developed an integrated strategy for comparatively analyzing N-glycosylation/glycoproteins quantitatively from complex biological samples in a high-throughput manner. This strategy entailed separating and enriching(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most frequent cancers in the world. Calreticulin(CRT) is aberrantly overexpressed in many human cancer cells. The function of CRT in HCC cells remains unclear. We attempted to investigate the effects and the underlying mechanisms of CRT down-regulation on HCC cell growth, apoptosis, cell cycle(More)
The coordination geometry about the Pd centre in the title compound, [Pd(C(40)H(42)N(5))Cl], is approximately square-planar. The CNC pincer-type N-heterocyclic carbene ligand binds to the Pd atom in a tridentate fashion by the amido N atom and the two carbene atoms and generates two six-membered chelate rings, completing the coordination.
In the title compound, C(19)H(22)N(3)O(+)·Br(-), the imidazole ring is approximately coplanar with the pyridine ring [dihedral angle = 0.88 (13)°] and nearly perpendicular to the benzene ring [dihedral angle = 81.70 (13)°]. O-H⋯Br and C-H⋯Br hydrogen bonding helps to stabilize the crystal structure.
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