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PURPOSE AND EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Glutathione S-transferases, enzymes that defend cells against damage mediated by oxidant and electrophilic carcinogens, may be critical determinants of cancer pathogenesis. In this report, we assess the role of epigenetic silencing of the GSTP1 gene, a gene encoding the pi-class glutathione S-transferase, in the pathogenesis(More)
To estimate the distribution of lymphoid neoplasms in China, we conducted a comprehensive analysis, based on subtype, age, sex, and lesion, of primary and resected biopsy specimens of 4,638 lymphoid neoplasms diagnosed from 2004 to 2008 at 5 large hospitals. Of the 4,638 patients, mature B-cell neoplasms accounted for 64.3% of all lymphoid neoplasms, mature(More)
The effect of depleting intracellular Ca2+ stores on flow-induced vascular dilatation and the mechanism responsible for the vasodilatation were examined in rat isolated small mesenteric arteries. The arteries were pressurized to 50 mmHg and preconstricted with phenylephrine. Intraluminal flow reversed the effect of phenylephrine, resulting in(More)
Bradykinin is a potent vasoactive nonapeptide. It elicits a rise in cytosolic Ca(2+) (Ca(2+))(i) in endothelial cells, resulting in Ca(2+)-dependent synthesis and release of endothelial vasodilators. In the present study, we investigated the mechanism of bradykinin-induced Ca(2+) influx in primary cultured rat aortic endothelial cells and in a mouse heart(More)
Systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma is a category of T-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma which can be further subdivided into two distinct entities (ALK(+) and ALK(-)) based on the presence or absence of ALK gene rearrangements. Among several pathways triggered by ALK signaling, constitutive activation of STAT3 is strictly required for ALK-mediated(More)
We studied the global microRNA (miRNA) expression in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL; n = 79), Burkitt lymphoma (BL; n = 36), primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma (PMBL; n = 12), B-cell lines (n = 11), and normal subsets of naïve B cells, centroblasts (CBs), and peripheral blood B cells along with their corresponding gene expression profiles (GEPs). The(More)
The TT virus (TTV), a member of a family of human viruses related to the circoviridae viruses, was associated initially with acute and chronic liver diseases. TTV consists of a single-stranded, circular DNA genome of 3.8 kilobases (kb) and at least three open reading frames (ORFs). The objective of the present study was to determine whether or not TTV(More)
Insulin enhancer binding protein-1 (ISL-1), a LIM-homeodomain transcription factor, is essential for the heart, motor neuron and pancreas development. Recently, ISL-1 has been found in some types of human cancers. However, how ISL-1 exerts the role in tumor development is not clear. The expression of ISL-1 was assessed in 211 human lymphoma samples and 23(More)
ATP can be released from endothelial cells, and this release is increased by intraluminal flow in blood vessels. In the present study, the effect of extracellular ATP (1 microM) on flow-induced vasodilatation was investigated in isolated and pressurized rat small mesenteric arteries. In the absence of extracellular ATP, only 46% of arteries developed(More)
STUDY DESIGN Case report. OBJECTIVE We present a giant cervical chordoma without typical vertebral bony destruction in an 11-year-old girl. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Chordomas are rare malignant bone tumors that arise at both the cranial and the caudal ends of the axial skeleton, characteristically destroying the bone. Cervical chordomas comprise only(More)