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Lack of sufficient molecular markers hinders current genetic research in peanuts (Arachis hypogaea L.). It is necessary to develop more molecular markers for potential use in peanut genetic research. With the development of peanut EST projects, a vast amount of available EST sequence data has been generated. These data offered an opportunity to identify SSR(More)
BACKGROUND Using a newly reported regional homogeneity (ReHo) approach, we were to explore the features of brain activity of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) in resting state, and further to examine the relationship between abnormal brain activity of depressed patients and specific symptom clusters derived from ratings on the Hamilton Rating(More)
Metastasis is a major contributing factor to poor prognosis in cancer. Reliable and sensitive biomarkers that indicate the development of metastasis of primary tumors would be of great clinical use. In this study, we show that the neuronal protein synuclein-gamma (SNCG) is abnormally expressed in a high percentage (67.5%) of tumor tissues of diversified(More)
A process for the effective extraction and fractionation of phlorotannins from Fucus vesiculosus with high antioxidant potentials was investigated. The antioxidant activity of F. vesiculosus extract/fractions was assessed by 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging, reducing power, and ferrous ion-chelating assays. Among the crude extract and(More)
BACKGROUND Astrocyte elevated gene-1 (AEG-1) was originally characterized as a HIV-1-inducible gene in primary human fetal astrocyte. Recent studies highlight a potential role of AEG-1 in promoting tumor progression and metastasis. The aim of this study was to investigate if AEG-1 serves as a potential therapeutic target of human neuroblastoma. METHODS We(More)
O-GlcNAc is a monosaccharide attached to serine or threonine hydroxyl moieties on numerous nuclear and cytoplasmic proteins; O-GlcNAcylation is dynamically regulated by O-GlcNAc transferase (OGT) and O-GlcNAcase (OGA). Although recent studies have shown that O-GlcNAcylation plays essential roles in breast cancer progression, it is also necessary to know(More)
Distinction of liver metastases from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) may present a diagnostic challenge. Arginase-1 (Arg-1) is a marker for HCC recently described in some literature. Immunohistochemical evaluation of Arg-1, hepatocyte paraffin-1 (HepPar-1), and glypican-3 expression was performed on 1,240 surgical specimens and 62 liver fine-needle(More)
GATA3 expression has been reported in urothelial and breast carcinomas; however, the published data on GATA3 expression in tumors from other organs are limited. Immunohistochemical evaluation of GATA3 expression in 1,110 carcinomas and 310 cases of normal tissue using tissue microarray sections, 48 breast and bladder biopsy specimens, and 53 breast(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most common malignancy caused by environmental and genetic factors. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of short non-coding RNAs with posttranscriptional regulatory functions. They participate in diverse biological pathways and function as gene regulators. Genetic polymorphisms in 3' untranslated regions (3' UTRs)(More)
Protective cell-mediated immune responses in cancer are critically dependent on T-helper type 1 (T(H)1) cytokines such as interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma). We have previously shown that the combination of CD40 stimulation and interleukin-2 (IL-2) leads to synergistic antitumor responses in several models of advanced metastatic disease. We now report that after(More)