Chunli Luo

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BACKGROUND The hepaCAM gene encodes a new immunoglobulin-like cell adhesion molecule, and its expression is suppressed in a variety of human cancers. Additionally, hepaCAM possesses properties often observed in tumor suppressor genes. However, the expression and biological function of hepaCAM has not been investigated in bladder cancer. Therefore we sought(More)
Intravesical chemotherapy is an important part of the treatment for superficial bladder cancer. However, the response to it is limited and its side effects are extensive. Functional single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) have shown promise for tumor-targeted accumulation and low toxicity. In the present study, we performed in vivo and in vitro investigations(More)
BACKGROUND Epigenetic regulation such as aberrant hypermethylation of CpG islands in promoter plays a key role in tumorigenesis. 5-Aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-aza-CdR) which is a potent inhibitor of DNA methylation can reverse the abnormal hypermethylation of the silenced tumor suppressor genes (TSGs). It has been reported that hepatocyte cell adhesion molecule(More)
Hepatocyte cell adhesion molecule (HepaCAM) plays a crucial role in tumor progression and has been recognized as a novel tumor suppressor gene. The high protein expression level of protein kinase Cε (PKCε) has been discovered in many tumor types. In the present study, we determined HepaCAM and PKCε protein levels in human clear cell renal cell carcinoma(More)
The aim of this study was to explore the correlation between hepatocyte cell adhesion molecule (hepaCAM) and SMAD family member 2/3 (SMAD2/3) in bladder carcinoma, and the involvement of the SMAD2/3 pathway in hepaCAM-induced tumor apoptosis. Immunohistochemistry was used to measure hepaCAM and p-SMAD2/3 protein levels in bladder cancer tissues. Flow(More)
Novel therapeutic strategies to improve clinical efficacy in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) are required. The possibility of combination therapy with Lycium barbarum polysaccharides (LBP) and recombinant interferon (IFN)‑α2b remains to be elucidated in RCC. The present study investigated the putative synergistic immunotherapeutic roles of LBP and(More)
Phospholipase Cε (PLCε) is a multifunctional enzyme implicated in inflammatory functions. There are limited data, however, on how PLCε can alter inflammatory cytokine by affecting downstream pathways. Recent studies suggest that inflammation is likely to have an important role in transitional cell carcinoma of bladder (TCCB) and cancer disease progression.(More)
The oncogenic isoform of the p63 protein, delta Np63 (delta Np63), plays an important role in the pathogenesis of many epithelial carcinomas, and emerging evidences suggest that delta Np63 is a promising drug target. However, the functions of delta Np63 in transitional cell carcinoma of bladder (TCCB) are poorly defined. In this study, a delta Np63 shRNA(More)
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