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AIM Esophageal cancer is the eighth most common cancer and sixth leading cause of cancer associated death worldwide. The 5 year survival rate for esophageal cancer patients is very poor and accounts for only 12.3%. Besides environmental risk factors, genetic factors might play an important role in the esophageal cancer carcinogenesis. METHODS We conducted(More)
AIM Apoptosis has been considered as a fundamental component in cancer pathogenesis, and related genetic factors might play an important role in gastric cardiac adenocarcinoma (GCA) genesis. METHODS We conducted a hospital based case-control study to evaluate the genetic effects of functional single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs): BCL2 rs17757541 C>G,(More)
Increased proliferation after low-level laser irradiation (LLLI) has been well demonstrated in many cell types including mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), but the exact molecular mechanisms involved remain poorly understood. The aim of this study was to investigate the change in mRNA expression in rat MSCs after LLLI and to reveal the associated molecular(More)
BACKGROUND It has been reported recently that PP2, a Src family kinase inhibitor, promotes selective cardiogenesis in embryonic stem cells. However, there is no other research proved pro-cardiogenic characteristic of PP2 so far. In this study, we explored the potential cardiogenic effect of PP2 on P19 cells differentiation. METHODS P19-αMHC-EGFP cell line(More)
Hck is the unique example among the Src PTKs to be expressed as two isoforms, which are generated by alternative translation. The two isoforms differs from each other by a 21 N-terminal amino acids sequence which supports myristoylation. Though it has been shown that these different acylation states govern the different subcellular localization of the(More)
BACKGROUND Gastric cardia adenocarcinoma (GCA) is a common malignant tumor of the digestive tract with a high incidence in China. Genetic factors such as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) may contribute to the carcinogenesis of GCA. METHODS We conducted a hospital-based case-control study to evaluate the genetic association of functional SNPs with(More)
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