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Astrocyte elevated gene-1 (AEG-1), upregulated in various types of human cancers, has been reported to be associated with the carcinogenesis of human cancer. However, the functional significance of AEG-1 in human esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) remains unknown. In the present study, we showed the expression of AEG-1 was markedly upregulated in(More)
PURPOSE This retrospective study aimed to examine the expression and localization of SAM68 (Src-associated in mitosis, 68 kDa) in a larger cohort of surgical specimens of renal cell carcinoma and their correlation with the progression of human renal cell carcinoma. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN The protein and mRNA expression levels of SAM68 in normal renal tubular(More)
This paper describes the three TREC tasks we participated in this year, which are, Genomics track's categorization task and ad hoc task, and Enterprise track's known item search task. For the categorization task, we adopt a domain-specific terms extraction method and an ontology-based method for feature selection. A SVM classifier and a Rocchio based two(More)
One important aspect of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs)-mediated immunomodulation is the recruitment and induction of regulatory T (Treg) cells. However, we do not yet know whether MSCs have similar effects on the other subsets of Treg cells. Herein, we studied the effects of MSCs on CD8(+)CD28(-) Treg cells and found that the MSCs could not only increase(More)
SPHK1 expression is elevated in gastric cancer and is associated with shorter survival times for patients. However, the molecular mechanism of SPHK1 up-regulation in gastric cancer remains unclear. In the present study, we report that miR-124 down-regulated SPHK1 expression by directly targeting its 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR) and that miR-124(More)
Although mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) possess immunomodulatory properties and exhibit promising efficacy against chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD), little is known about the immune changes by which MSCs ameliorate cGVHD in vivo. Recent studies have suggested that B lymphocytes might play an important role in the pathogenesis of cGVHD. In this(More)
BACKGROUND Overexpression of sphingosine kinase-1 (SPHK1) has been demonstrated to be associated with the development and progression in various types of human cancers. The current study was to characterize the expression of SPHK1 in salivary gland carcinomas (SGC) and to investigate the association between SPHK1 expression and progression of SGC. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVES The present study was aimed at examining the role of physical exercise in the improvement of damaged neural function and the induction of angiogenesis. METHODS An infarction model was induced by ligating the left middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in a total of 66 adult Sprague-Dawley rats that were further randomly divided into three(More)
Physical exercise is beneficial to functional recovery after stroke. But its underling mechanism is still unknown. It is reported that neural stem cells (NSCs) proliferation, migration and differentiation play an important role in recovery following stroke, furthermore, stromal cell derived factor-1α (SDF-1α) and its chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4)(More)
Constitutive activation of the Wnt/β-catenin pathway promotes malignant proliferation and it is inversely correlated with the prognosis of patients with breast cancer. However, mutations in key regulators, such as APC, Axin and β-catenin, contribute to aberrant activation of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway in various cancers, but rarely found in breast(More)