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PURPOSE To determine the safety and efficacy of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) combined with sorafenib (hereafter, TACE-sorafenib) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT). MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was approved by the institutional review board, and the requirement for informed consent was(More)
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic, progressive, and highly lethal fibrotic lung disease with poor treatment and unknown etiology. Emerging evidence suggests that epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) has an important role in repair and scar formation following epithelial injury during pulmonary fibrosis. Although some miRNAs have been shown(More)
TIPE1 (tumor necrosis factor-α-induced protein 8-like 1 or TNFAIP8L1) is a newly identified member of the TIPE (TNFAIP8) family, which play roles in regulating cell death. However, the biologic functions of TIPE1 in physiologic and pathologic conditions are largely unknown. Here, we report the roles of TIPE1 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Evaluated by(More)
Knowledge on genes related to plant responses to adverse growth conditions and development is essential for germplasm improvement. In this study, a chrysanthemum R2R3-MYB transcription factor gene, designated CmMYB2 (GenBank accession No. JF795918), was cloned and functionally characterized. Expression of CmMYB2 in chrysanthemum leaves was up-regulated in(More)
AIM To evaluate long-term effect of ethanol embolization for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with severe hepatic arterioportal shunt (APS), compared with Gelfoam embolization. METHODS Sixty-four patients (ethanol group) and 33 patients (Gelfoam group) with HCC and APS were respectively treated with ethanol and Gelfoam for APS before the(More)
Quantitative real-time PCR (RT-qPCR) is a reliable method for assessing gene expression, provided that suitable reference genes are included to normalize the data. The stability of expression of eight potential reference genes, namely, tubulin (alpha-2,4 tubulin), actin, EF1 α (elongation factor 1 α), UBC (ubiquitin C), GAPDH (glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate(More)
To investigate the survival benefit of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) plus Iodine125 seed implantation (TACE-Iodine125) in hepatitis B-related HCC patients with portal vein tumour thrombus (PVTT) and the underlying prognostic factors. A retrospective matched cohort study was performed on consecutive HCC patients with PVTT from January 2011 to June(More)
ICE (Inducer of CBF Expression) family genes play an important role in the regulation of cold tolerance pathways. In an earlier study, we isolated the gene CdICE1 from Chrysanthemum dichrum and demonstrated that freezing tolerance was enhanced by CdICE1 overexpression. Therefore, we sought to determine the mechanism by which ICE1 family genes participate in(More)
Positron emission tomography (PET) is a powerful technique for imaging biological pathways in vivo, particularly those that are key targets in disease processes. In contrast, fluorescence imaging has demonstrated to be a superior method for image-guided surgery, such as tumor removal. Although the integration of PET and optical imaging could provide an(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and complications of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) with or without transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) for management of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS A retrospective analysis was conducted for 62 small HCC cases undergoing RFA with or without TACE, and in each case, the tumors were not more than 3(More)