Dahai Liu

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Curcumin, a spice component as well as a traditional Asian medicine, has been reported to inhibit proliferation of a variety of cancer cells but is limited in application due to its low potency and bioavailability. Here, we have assessed the therapeutic effects of a novel and water soluble curcumin analog,(More)
Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) can be maintained in culture indefinitely while retaining the capacity to generate any type of cell in the body, and therefore not only hold great promise for tissue repair and regeneration, but also provide a powerful tool for modeling human disease and understanding biological development. In order to fulfill the full potential(More)
Cell-cell adhesion molecule cadherin-11(CDH11) is preferentially expressed in basal-like breast cancer cells and facilitates breast cancer cell migration by promoting small GTPase Rac activity. However, how the expression of CDH11 is regulated in breast cancer cells is not understood. Here, we show that CDH11 is transcriptionally controlled by homeobox C8(More)
Numerous genetic targets and some individual pathways associated with aging have been identified using the worm model. However, less is known about the genetic mechanisms of aging in genome wide, particularly at the level of multiple pathways as well as the regulatory networks during aging. Here, we employed the gene expression datasets of three time points(More)
Ischemic stroke is a common neurological disorder and the burden in the world is growing. This study aims to explore the effect of sex and age difference on ischemic stroke using integrated microarray datasets. The results showed a dramatic difference in whole gene expression profiles and influenced pathways between males and females, and also in the old(More)
Stromal microenvironment increases tumor cell survival, proliferation and migration, and promotes angiogenesis. In order to provide comprehensive information on the stromal heterogeneity of diverse tumors, here we employed the microarray datasets of human invasive breast and prostate cancer-associated stromals and applied Gene Set Enrichment Analysis (GSEA)(More)
The mutation of somitogenesis protein Mesogenin 1 (Msgn1) has been widely used to study the direct link between somitogenesis and the development of an embryo. Several studies have used gene expression profiling of somitogenesis to identify the key genes in the process, but few have focused on the pathways involved and the coexpression patterns of(More)
Abnormal expression of high-mobility group box-1 (HMGB1) protein occurs in many tumors and is closely associated with tumor invasion and metastasis. However, a role for HMGB1 in epithelial–mesenchymal transition (EMT) in hypopharyngeal carcinoma has not been previously reported. We cultured cells of the hypopharyngeal carcinoma cell line FaDu in vitro and(More)
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) on colorectal cancer (CRC) have identified dozens of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in more than 19 independent loci associated with CRC. Due to the heterogeneity of the studied subjects and the contrary results, it is challenging to verify the certainty of the association between these loci and CRC.We(More)
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a serious microvascular complication of diabetes, which causes visual disability and blindness. Several studies have used gene expression profiling of DR to identify the key genes involved in this process; however, few studies have focused on the associated pathways and transcription factors (TFs), or on the co-expression(More)