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Chemically extracted acellular nerve allografts loaded with brain-derived neurotrophic factor-transfected or ciliary neurotrophic factor-transfected bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells have been shown to repair sciatic nerve injury better than chemically extracted acellular nerve allografts alone, or chemically extracted acellular nerve allografts loaded(More)
Our previous studies have showed that metastasis-associated protein 3 (MTA 3) is overexpressed in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tissue, and increased MTA3 mRNA levels is a risk factor of lymph node metastasis. Using bioinformatics analyses, we found that MTA3 was a potential target of miR-495. However, the pathophysiological role of miR-495 and its(More)
Lung cancer is a major cause of cancer death worldwide. Programmed cell death 4 (PDCD4), an important tumor suppressor, influences transcription and translation of multiple genes and modulates different signal transduction pathways. However, the upstream regulation of this gene is largely unknown. In our study, we found that microRNA-182 (miR-182) was(More)
Human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs) are multipotent cells that can differentiate into a variety of cell types. Elevated expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPARγ) promotes the adipogenic differentiation of hBMSCs, and reduces their osteogenic differentiation. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been shown to play important roles in(More)
Our previous studies have revealed that miR-148a is downregulated in pancreatic cancer. Bioinformatics analysis has shown cholecystokinin-B receptor (CCKBR) and B cell lymphoma (Bcl-2) to be potential targets of miR-148a. But the pathophysiologic role of miR-148a and its relevance to the growth and development of pancreatic cancer are yet to be(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) may act as oncogenes or tumor suppressor genes and, as such, they may play a role in cancer development. We investigated miR-429 expression levels in a cohort of esophageal carcinomas (EC) to assess its impact on EC cell growth, apoptosis and invasion. qRT-PCR assays were used to quantify miR-429 expression levels in 32 paired EC samples(More)
MicroRNAs are small non-coding RNAs that may also function as oncogenes and tumor-suppressor genes, as the abnormal expression of microRNAs is associated with various human tumors. However, the effect of miR-335 on the lung cancer cells remains unclear. The aim of the paper was to study the expression of miR335 in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and(More)
Notch has recently been shown to promote epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) by involving in the EMT process that occurs during tumor progression and converts polarized epithelial cells into motile, invasive cells. However, it is still unclear whether the Notch signaling pathway is associated with the regulation of EMT in esophageal carcinoma. The(More)
OBJECTIVE Myricetin, a common dietary flavonoid is widely distributed in fruits and vegetables, and is used as a health food supplement based on its immune function, anti-oxidation, anti-tumor, and anti-inflammatory properties. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of myricetin on combination with radiotherapy enhance radiosensitivity of lung(More)
Myricetin, a common dietary flavonoid, is widely distributed in fruits and vegetables and is used as a health food supplement based on its anti-tumor properties. However, the effect and mechanisms of myricetin in esophageal carcinoma are not fully understood. Here, we demonstrated the effect of myricetin on the proliferation, apoptosis, and invasion of the(More)