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The aim of this study was to investigate whether miR-181a could modulate the sensitivity of the leukemia drug-resistant cell line K562/A02 to the chemotherapeutic agent daunorubicin (DNR), and explore the mechanism of miR-181a on the DNR sensitivity of K562/A02 cells. MicroRNA microarray and stem-loop reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction were(More)
EMX2 and PAX6 are expressed by cortical progenitors and specify area patterning. We used representational difference analysis (RDA) to compare expressed RNAs from wild type and Emx2-/- cortex and identified 41 unique clones. Using secondary screening by in situ hybridization, we selected five genes for further analysis, Cdk4, Cofilin1, Crmp1, ME2, and Odz4,(More)
The imbalance of Th17/Treg cell populations has been suggested to be involved in the regulation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pathogenesis; however, the mechanism behind this phenomenon remains unclear. Recent studies have shown how microRNAs (miRNAs) are important regulators of immune responses and are involved in the development of a variety of(More)
Increasing evidence suggests that hsa-miR-126 (miR-126) is down-regulated in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines and the restoration of miR-126 impairs tumor cell proliferation, migration, invasion, and survival by targeting specific molecules. Here, we reported for the first time that miR-126 was involved in regulating the response of NSCLC cells(More)
microRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) are a cluster of short non-protein coding RNAs that negatively regulate gene expression, which is involved in fundamental cellular processes, including the response of tumor cells to chemotherapeutic agents. The present study investigated the role of miR-106a in the development of drug resistance in ovarian cancer cells. The(More)
CONTEXT Multidrug-resistance is a serious obstacle encountered in leukemia treatment. Recent studies have shown microRNA-21 (miR-21) is overexpressed in several types of cancer and contributes to tumor resistance to chemotherapy. In our previous studies, we found triptolide (TPL) could enhance adriamycin-induced cytotoxicity and apoptosis in K562/A02 cells.(More)
Recent studies have shown that microRNA-106a (miR-106a) is overexpressed in gastric cancer and contributes to tumor growth. In this study, we investigated whether miR-106a mediated resistance of the gastric cancer cell line SGC7901 to the chemotherapeutic agent cisplatin (DDP). MiR-106a expression was up-regulated in the DDP resistant cell line SGC7901/DDP(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNA) have emerged as key players in carcinogenesis. Here, we investigated the role of miR-137 in the pathogenesis of lung cancer. The downregulation of miR-137 in lung cancer cells could be rescued following inhibition of DNA methylation. Ectopic expression of miR-137 in lung cancer cells significantly downregulated Cdc42, Cdk6 and induced G1(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine human embryos at various stages of preimplantation development for simultaneous expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases (TIMPs). DESIGN mRNAs of specific MMPs and TIMPs were examined in single human embryos, at different stages of preimplantation development, by reverse(More)
BACKGROUND Berberine, a well-known component of the Chinese herbal medicine Huanglian, has wide range of biochemical and pharmacological effects, including antineoplastic effect, but the exact mechanisms remain unclear. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the potential chemo-sensitization effect of berberine in ovarian cancer cell line A2780. (More)