Hong-wei Hua

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Deregulated microRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that are involved in the carcinogenesis of various cancers, including lung cancer. HIF1α has been suggested to be a master regulator of hypoxia-induced cell proliferation. The relationship between HIF1α expression and the progression of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is not fully understood, and(More)
The ATR-ATRIP protein kinase complex plays a crucial role in the cellular response to replication stress and DNA damage. Recent studies found that ATR could be activated in response to hypoxia and be involved in hypoxia-induced genetic instability in cancer cells. However, the underlying mechanisms for ATR activation in response to hypoxic stress are still(More)
Netrin-1 displays proto-oncogenic activity in several cancers, which is thought to result from the ability of netrin-1 secretions to stimulate survival when bound to associated receptors. The objective of this study was to determine the role of netrin-1 in pancreatic cancer cell proliferation in vitro. Our results revealed that netrin-1 overexpression(More)
Persistent activation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling plays crucial roles in the development of human cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Here, we performed a MicroRNA-based genetic screen, which revealed a novel diversion in β-catenin signaling triggered by MicroRNA-153 (miR-153). Overexpression of miR-153 was able to promote β-catenin(More)
Secreted protein, acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC), a calcium-binding matricellular glycoprotein, is implicated in the progression of many cancers. Currently, there is growing evidence for important functions of SPARC in a variety of cancers and its role in cancer depends on tumor types. In this study, we reported SPARC negatively regulated glucose(More)
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