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miRNAs are small, non-coding RNAs that negatively regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional and translational levels. miRNA-451 was previously reported to be down-regulated in gastric and colorectal cancers. Here, we showed that miRNA-451 expression decreased in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tissues and that its expression was negatively(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the different miRNA expression profiles of postoperative radiotherapy sensitive and resistant patients of non-small cell lung cancer, explore their potential role and find some radio-sensitivity markers. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty non-small cell lung cancer patients who have been treated by postoperative radiotherapy were selected(More)
MicroRNAs are short regulatory RNAs that negatively modulate gene expression at the posttranscriptional level and are deeply involved in the pathogenesis of several types of cancer. The miRNA-130a has been shown to play a role in antagonizing the inhibitory effects of GAX on endothelial cell proliferation, migration and tube formation, and antagonizing the(More)
miRNA-22 was previously reported to be a tumor suppressor. The aim of this study was to explore the expression and function of miRNA-22 in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Expression of miRNA-22 in 100 ESCC tissues was examined by q-PCR. The correlation between miRNA-22 level and clinicopathological features was analyzed using SPSS16.0 statistical(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of D-methionine (D-met) on the hematopoietic system injury in irradiated mice. C57BL/6 mice were divided into control group, irradiated group, 300 mg/kg D-met plus irradiation group and 1000 mg/kg D-met plus irradiation group. The control mice received sham irradiation, and the mice in remainder groups(More)
Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) is a protease that cleaves the peptides with alanine, praline, or other selective amino acids at the N-terminal penultimate position. The substrates of DPP-4 include many chemokines, colony-stimulating factors, and interleukins. Recent research has shown that DPP-4 can affect the hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells and(More)
This study is to investigate the protective effects of the SB203580 against radiation induced mortality and intestinal injury of mice. A total of 67 male C57BL/6 mice (20.0-22.0 g) were matched according to body weight and randomly assigned to one of three groups: control, total body irradiation exposure (IR, 7.2 Gy) only, and IR (7.2 Gy) + SB203580 (15 mg(More)
The adverse effects of iron overload have raised more concerns as a growing number of studies reported its association with immune disorders. This study aimed to investigate alterations in the immune system by iron overload in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and an iron-overloaded mouse model. The peripheral blood from patients was harvested to(More)
BACKGROUND Exposure to cigarette may affect human health and increase risk of a wide range of diseases including pulmonary diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, lung fibrosis and lung cancer. However, the molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis induced by cigarettes still remain obscure even with extensive studies. With(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the complete blood count, morphological changes, follicular T helper (Tfh) cells and expression of PD-1 in bone marrow and spleen of mice with myelodysplastic syndrome(MDS) and to explore their significance in pathogenesis of MDS. METHODS The 10 male NUP98-HOXD13 transgenic mice and 10 male homologous wild-type C57BL/6J mice were(More)