Chun-xiao Xu

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Both diabetes mellitus and cancer are prevalent diseases worldwide. It is evident that there is a substantial increase in cancer incidence in diabetic patients. Epidemiologic studies have indicated that diabetic patients are at significantly higher risk of common cancers including pancreatic, liver, breast, colorectal, urinary tract, gastric and female(More)
BACKGROUND Whether cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption are associated with the risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS) remains controversial. This study investigated the associations of cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption with MetS in a male population in China. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study. A questionnaire was used to collect data(More)
Spermidine/spermine N(1)-acetyltransferase (SSAT) is the rate-limiting step in polyamine catabolism. In a previous study, we constructed a recombinant adenovirus, Ad-SSAT, which can express human SSAT. In the present study, we investigated the effect of upregulated and downregulated SSAT on gastric cancer cells. We found that upregulated SSAT could inhibit(More)
Ornithine decarboxylase (ODC), the first rate-limiting enzyme of polyamine biosynthesis, was found to be associated with cell growth, proliferation and transformation. ODC gene expression in gastric cancer was increased and its level was positively correlated with the degree of malignity of gastric mucosa and development of gastric lesions. In order to(More)
The expression of Ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) which is the first key enzyme of polyamine biosynthesis is increased in cancer cells. We had blocked the polyamine synthesis pathway using the adenoviral-mediated antisense ODC in some cancer cells such as prostate cancers and colorectal cancers. These researches demonstrated that ODC antisense expression(More)
Tumstatin is the 28 kDa NC1 domain of the α3 chain of type IV collagen that inhibits pathological angiogenesis and suppresses endothelial cell proliferation and tumor growth. In the present paper, we expressed and purified recombinant human tumstatin protein and then prepared the anti-tumstatin polyclonal antibody. To investigate the expression of tumstatin(More)
Spermidine/spermine N1-acetyltransferase (SSAT) is a key enzyme of polyamine catabolism. In a previous study, we constructed a recombinant adenovirus, Ad-SSAT, which can express human SSAT. In the present study, we investigated the effect of Ad-SSAT on the growth and cell cycle of colorectal cancer cells. We found that Ad-SSAT increased the expression of(More)
BACKGROUND Tumstatin is a novel endogenous angiogenesis inhibitor which is widely studied using purified protein. The current study evaluates the antiangiogenic effects of tumstatin-overexpression plasmid in vitro, reveals the mechanism underlying the vascular endothelial cell growth inhibition and searches for a novel method administering tumstatin(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE Suicidal gene therapy is one of promising gene therapies. In order to assess the value of suicidal gene therapy on human prostate carcinoma, the authors studied the toxic effects of HSV-TK gene and CD-TK fusion gene systems on prostate carcinoma cell line PC-3m. METHODS HSV-TK gene and CD-TK fusion gene were separately transfected(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effect of gene expression of mouse uroplakin II (UPII) promoter on human bladder cell cancer cell line. METHODS The mRNA expression of different cell lines was quantified by RT-PCR. Green fluorescent protein (GFP) and luciferase (Luc) were used as reporter genes. The plasmids carrying UPII or GFP were constructed and transfected(More)