Hong Shun Ma

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Podocytes are specialized cells that play an integral role in the renal glomerular filtration barrier via their foot processes. The foot processes form a highly organized structure, the disruption of which causes nephrotic syndrome. Interestingly, several similarities have been observed between mechanisms that govern podocyte organization and mechanisms(More)
Genetic polymorphism of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (NOS3) rs1799983 (Glu298Asp) has been implicated to alter the risk of prostate cancer, but the results are controversial. Two investigators independently searched the PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Embase electronic databases up to September 30, 2013. Summary odds ratios (OR) and 95 % confidence(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most aggressive malignancies in humans, and its prognosis is generally poor even after surgery. The zinc finger of the cerebellum (ZIC1) gene is a novel tumor suppressor gene that plays a crucial role in vertebrate development. Altered expression of ZIC1 is observed in various types of human cancers. The aims of(More)
Accumulating evidence has suggested that microRNAs (miRNAs) may play potential role as ideal diagnostic indicators of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). However, previous studies have met discrepant results. Thus, we conducted this meta-analysis to assess the potential diagnostic value of miRNAs for ESCC. A systematic literature search was conducted(More)
Pyeloduodenal fistula is a rare condition and its association with malignancy is even rarer. Herein we report the case of a 66-year-old man who was admitted to the hospital with a three-month history of intermittent melena and a more than 20-year history of right-side renal stones. Computed tomography showed a heterogeneous right renal mass with a staghorn(More)
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