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High frequency of loss of heterozygosity (LOH) was found at D7S486 in primary gastric cancer (GC). And we found a high frequency of LOH region on 7q31 in primary GC from China, and identified D7S486 to be the most frequent LOH locus. This study was aimed to determine what genes were affected by the LOH and served as tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) in this(More)
To identify tumour suppressor genes (TSGs) associated with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) on chromosome 4q using a high-throughput single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array, we first scanned for loss of heterozygosity (LOH) of 40 SNPs on chromosome 4q and discovered 2 hot regions: 4q24-26 and 4q34.3-35. We then further scanned for LOH of 338 SNPs in genes(More)
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are used as a frontline therapy for BCR-ABL(+) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). However, resistance to TKI therapy arises rapidly, and its underlying molecular mechanisms are poorly understood. In this study, we identified a novel cascade of events initiated by TKIs and traversing through mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to(More)
FIa, a factor X activator, was isolated from the venom of Daboia russellii siamensis (Myanmar) after a series of chromatographic separations. FIa displayed procoagulant activity by shortening plasma recalcification time and converted human factor X (FX) to activated human factor X (FXa) by cleaving the heavy FX chain, possibly at the Arg51-Ile52 peptide.(More)
Pancreatic cancer (PaCa) is an aggressive malignancy with a high mortality rate and a poor prognosis. To evaluate treatment outcomes of patients with pancreatic cancer over the past three decades, data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) registries were used to assess the survival of patients with PaCa. A total of 63,530 patients(More)
The transcription factor Sox4 plays an indispensable role in the development of early progenitor B cells from hematopoietic stem cells. However, its role in B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a malignant counterpart of normal progenitor B cells, is not fully understood. Here we show that SOX4 is highly expressed in human acute lymphoblastic leukemia(More)
Human BATF2, a basic leucine zipper protein, was recently detected in several normal immortalized cell lines but not in transformed cell lines. In addition, the expression of BATF2 also slowed the growth rate of malignant tumor cells injected into athymic nude mice. In this study, to study the role of BATF2 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), we examined(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurs frequently after minimally invasive therapy. Adoptive immunotherapy is considered helpful in lowering recurrence and metastasis rates of malignant tumors. In this study, we report the combination of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and autologous RetroNectin activated killer (RAK) cells in the treatment of HCC patients(More)
To evaluate treatment outcomes in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) over the past 3 decades, we assessed the survival of children with ALL in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. Among 12,096 patients from 18 SEER sites diagnosed from 1981 to 2010, survival rates improved each decade from 74.8% to 84.5% to 88.6% at(More)
Commitment of hematopoietic stem cells to B lineage precursors and subsequent development of B lineage precursors into mature B cells is stringently controlled by stage-specific transcription factors. In this study, we used integrated genetic approaches and systematically determined the role of Sry-related high mobility group box (Sox) 4 and the underlying(More)