Haiquan Qiao

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Arsenic trioxide (As2O3) is a potent antitumor agent used to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) and, more recently, solid tumors. However, the dose of As2O3 required to suppress human xenographs in mice is markedly higher than that used to treat APL in humans. Paradoxically, low doses of As2O3 stimulate angiogenesis, which might be expected to promote(More)
The interleukin-6 (IL-6)/Janus kinase 2 (JAK2)/signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) pathway mediates cell proliferation and migration. S-phase kinase-associated protein-2 (Skp2) catalyzes the ubiquitylation of p27 and p21. Here we investigated that the cross-talk of the two pathways regulates motility and invasion of gastric cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S) displays vasodilative, anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory and cytoprotective activities. Impaired production of H(2)S contributes to the increased intrahepatic resistance in cirrhotic livers. The study aimed to investigate the roles of H(2)S in carbon tetrachloride (CCl(4))-induced hepatotoxicity, cirrhosis and portal(More)
B7-H4 is one of the most recently identified members of B7 superfamily of costimulatory molecules serving as an inhibitory modulator of T-cell response. B7-H4 is broadly expressed in human peripheral tissues and inducibly expressed in immune cells. The expression of B7-H4 has been observed in various types of human cancer tissues, and its soluble form has(More)
The traditional k-means algorithm has sensitivity to the initial start center. To solve this problem, this paper proposed a new method to find the initial center and improve the sensitivity to the initial centers of k-means algorithm. The algorithm first computes the density of the area where the data object belongs to; then it finds k data objects, which(More)
BACKGROUND Liver ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) results in the release of destructive proinflammatory cytokines and oxygen-derived radicals, which in turn cause injury to liver and other organs such as kidney, lung, and intestine. Splenectomy protects organs from intestinal I/R injury. Therefore, the present study aims to investigate whether splenectomy could(More)
Sorafenib, the first-line systemic drug for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), has demonstrated limited benefits with very low response rates. Thus it is essential to investigate the underlying mechanisms for the resistance to sorafenib and seek potential strategy to enhance its efficacy. Hypoxic cells inside solid tumors are extremely resistant to(More)
The hypoxic microenvironment inside solid tumors, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), is a major cause of tumor resistance to chemotherapy. The recently identified hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-2 executes the hypoxia response. Its expression feature and transcriptional targets indicate a possible dominance of HIF-2 in regulating genes in HCC. The aim(More)
Hepatic ischemia/reperfusion (HIR) injury is an unavoidable consequence of major liver surgery, during which endotoxemia often takes place. This study aimed to investigate whether matrine has a protective effect against HIR-induced liver injury aggravated by endotoxin. Wistar rats were subjected to 30 min of HIR followed by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) (0.5(More)
The success of surgery to remove primary tumors can be compromised by the subsequent outgrowth of metastases. It is recognized that primary tumors secrete antiangiogenic factors that suppress the outgrowth of their daughter metastases. In accord we show here that surgical removal of primary EL-4 lymphomas led to a marked decrease in the levels of(More)