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BACKGROUND MicroRNAs (miRNAs), endogenous small non-coding RNAs, are stably detected in human plasma. Early diagnosis of gastric cancer (GC) is very important to improve the therapy effect and prolong the survival of patients. We aimed to identify whether four miRNAs (miR-223, miR-21, miR-218 and miR-25) closely associated with the tumorigenesis or(More)
BACKGROUND Gastric cancer is one of the most common malignant diseases worldwide. Emerging evidence has shown that microRNAs (miRNAs) are associated with tumor development and progression. Our previous studies have revealed that H. pylori infection was able to induce the altered expression of miR-30b in gastric epithelial cells. However, little is known(More)
We hypothesized that the amount of sarcolemmal injury is directly related to the total tension time (TT(tot)), calculated as mean tension x total stimulation time. Diaphragm strips from Sprague-Dawley rats were superfused at optimal muscle length with Krebs containing procion orange to identify sarcolemmal injury. TT(tot) was induced by stimulation with 100(More)
MicroRNAs have been implicated as a central regulator of the immune system. We have previously reported that Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) was able to increase the expression of miR-146a, and miR-146a may negatively regulate H. pylori-induced inflammation, but the exact mechanism of how H. pylori contribute the induction of miR-146a is not clear. Here, we(More)
We investigated the effect of inspiratory resistive breathing (IRB) on the expression of the genes encoding fast and slow isoforms of myosin heavy chain (MyHC) in respiratory muscles. Eleven mongrel dogs were studied for baseline MyHC messenger RNA (mRNA) expression, seven of which were also used to study the effects of IRB. For this latter objective, awake(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) acts as an endogenous mediator in mature skeletal muscle. In this study, we investigated the regulation of the endothelial (eNOS) and neuronal (nNOS) isoforms of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) in skeletal-muscle development (rat diaphragm). Muscle NOS activity, nNOS and eNOS protein, and mRNA expressions were markedly increased during the(More)
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