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Involvement of autophagy in trypsinogen activation within the pancreatic acinar cells
Autophagy is mostly a nonselective bulk degradation system within cells. Recent reports indicate that autophagy can act both as a protector and killer of the cell depending on the stage of theExpand
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Applicability of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Parameters in the Assessment of the Severity of Acute Pancreatitis
Objectives: To evaluate the clinical applicability of the determination of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) parameters in acute pancreatitis. Methods: The subjects for this study were 139Expand
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Effect of LSKL peptide on thrombospondin 1-mediated transforming growth factor β signal activation and liver regeneration after hepatectomy in an experimental model
A strategy for accelerating liver regeneration after hepatectomy would offer great benefits in preventing postoperative liver failure and improving surgical outcomes. Transforming growth factor (TGF)Expand
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Autophagy is needed for the growth of pancreatic adenocarcinoma and has a cytoprotective effect against anticancer drugs.
BACKGROUND AND AIM Autophagy is a regulated process of degradation and recycling of cellular constituents. The role of autophagy in pancreatic cancer is still not clear. Some studies indicate that inExpand
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Pancreatic cancer in the remnant pancreas following primary pancreatic resection
AbstractPurposeTo clarify the clinical features of cancer in the pancreatic remnant.Methods We retrospectively reviewed the clinical and pathological findings of 10 patients who developed remnantExpand
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An Imbalance in TAZ and YAP Expression in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Confers Cancer Stem Cell-like Behaviors Contributing to Disease Progression.
Transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif (TAZ) and yes-associated protein (YAP) are equivalently placed downstream effectors of the Hippo pathway with oncogenic roles in human cancers.Expand
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Percentage of Future Liver Remnant Volume Before Portal Vein Embolization Influences the Degree of Liver Regeneration After Hepatectomy
BackgroundClinical determinants of liver regeneration induced by portal vein embolization (PVE) and hepatectomy remain unclear. The aims of this study were to investigate how liver regenerationExpand
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Tumour-infiltrating inflammatory and immune cells in patients with extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma
Background:Inflammation and immune characteristics of the tumour microenvironment have therapeutic significance. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical impact on disease progression inExpand
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Adult transmesenteric hernia: report of two cases
Transmesenteric hernia is a rare cause of bowel obstruction in adults. We herein describe two cases that occurred in adult women, ages 27 and 19. Both cases presented with abdominal pain withoutExpand
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Epithelial-mesenchymal transition in gastroenterological cancer
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) was fi rst reported as an essential process in embryonic cells and later showed that cancer cells, regardless of the context, exhibited a similar phenomenonExpand
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