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Prostate cancer cell growth is modulated by adipocyte‐cancer cell interaction
To assess whether adipocytes (mesenchymal stromal cells thought to affect the proliferation and differentiation of epithelial cells) affect the behaviour of prostate cancer cells in vitro, asExpand
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CXCL12/CXCR4 activation by cancer‐associated fibroblasts promotes integrin β1 clustering and invasiveness in gastric cancer
Cancer‐associated fibroblasts (CAFs) are reportedly involved in invasion and metastasis in several types of cancer, including gastric cancer (GC), through the stimulation of CXCL12/CXCR4 signaling.Expand
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Small molecule agonists of PPAR-γ exert therapeutic effects in esophageal cancer.
The transcription factor PPAR-γ plays various roles in lipid metabolism, inflammation, cellular differentiation, and apoptosis. PPAR-γ agonists used to treat diabetes may have utility in cancerExpand
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Chronic inflammation with Helicobacter pylori infection is implicated in CD44 overexpression through miR-328 suppression in the gastric mucosa
BackgroundInfection with Helicobacter pylori is the main risk factor for development of gastric cancer. CD44 overexpression, especially that of variant 9 (CD44v9), has also been implicated in theExpand
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Cancer-associated fibroblast-derived CXCL12 causes tumor progression in adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction
Abstract Although cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) mainly produce CXCL12 and stimulate CXCL12/CXCR4 signaling in cancer cells, the significance of this interaction in adenocarcinoma of theExpand
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Case of mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis testis with characteristic findings on ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging
Abstract A case of mesothelioma of the right tunica vaginalis testis in a 32‐year‐old man is reported. Trans‐scrotal ultrasonography revealed hydrocele and multiple nodular masses measuring 1.0–4.5Expand
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Macrophage-derived reactive oxygen species suppress miR-328 targeting CD44 in cancer cells and promote redox adaptation.
CD44 is frequently overexpressed in a wide variety of epithelial malignancies including gastrointestinal cancer and causes resistance to currently available treatments. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) areExpand
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Effects of stromal fibroblasts and fat cells and an environmental factor air exposure on invasion of laryngeal carcinoma (HEp-2) cells in a collagen gel invasion assay system.
OBJECTIVE To clarify the invasion mechanism of laryngeal carcinoma (HEp-2) cells. DESIGN Human HEp-2 cells were cultured on a collagen gel containing fibroblasts and/or fat cells. The HEp-2 cellsExpand
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Identification of miR-30e* Regulation of Bmi1 Expression Mediated by Tumor-Associated Macrophages in Gastrointestinal Cancer
Bmi1 is overexpressed in a variety of human cancers including gastrointestinal cancer. The high expression level of Bmi1 protein is associated with poor prognosis of gastrointestinal cancer patients.Expand
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Interaction between gastric cancer stem cells and the tumor microenvironment
Gastric cancer (GC) remains a leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are selectively capable of tumor initiation and are implicated in tumor relapse andExpand
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