Hongcheng Sun

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Hyperactivation of transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signaling pathway is a common feature of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) progression. However, the driver factors leading to enhanced TGF-β activity are not well characterized. Here, we explore the mechanisms that loss of Krüppel-like factor 4 (KLF4) exacerbates oncogenic TGF-β signaling in human HCC.(More)
PURPOSE Tumor differentiation is a behavioral index for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and a prognostic factor for patients with HCC who undergo orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). However, the molecular basis for HCC differentiation and prognostic value of the underlying molecules that regulate HCC differentiation are unclear. In this study, we defined(More)
Molecular biomarker has been proposed to improve patient selection and post-transplant prognostication, but rare achievement has been made. In the present study, Forkhead box M1 (FOXM1) expression and its prognostic role have been investigated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated by orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). We found that the notably(More)
Conventional high-recurrence risk factors are not sufficient to predict post-operative risk of tumor recurrence or sensitivity to 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)-based chemotherapy for stage II colon cancer. DDA1, an evolutionarily conserved gene located at 19p13.11, may be involved in the activation of nuclear factor kappaB (NFκB). This study aimed to investigate(More)
Despite advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer (CRC), many patients die because of tumor metastasis or recurrence. Therefore, identifying new prognostic markers and elucidating the mechanisms of CRC metastasis and recurrence will help to improve the prognosis of the disease. As dysregulation of microRNAs is strongly related to(More)
AIM The effect of SLC28A3 on tacrolimus disposition and new-onset hypertension (NOHP) after liver transplantation (LT) remains unclear. Methodology & results: A total of 169 patients in two cohorts from the China Liver Transplant Registry database were included. Rs7853758 in recipients'SLC28A3 could predict tacrolimus pharmacokinetics in two sets. The model(More)
AIM The purpose of the current study was to investigate individualized therapy of tacrolimus (Tac), as well as complications after liver transplantation (LT) with the known genetic determinants and clinical factors. METHODS In this retrospective study, two cohorts (n=170) from the China Liver Transplant Registry (CLTR) database from July 2007 to March(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this research was to investigate the impact of post-transplantation adjuvant chemotherapy in the prevention of tumor recurrence and metastasis for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) exceeding Milan criteria after liver transplantation. METHODS A total of 117 patients with HCC exceeding the Milan criteria who had undergone orthotopic(More)
Post-transplantation infection causes high mortality and remains a significant challenge. High clinical risk factors for bacterial infection in recipients are often found in critically ill patients. However, for some recipients, bacterial infections are inevitable. It is conceivable that this susceptibility may be related to the genetics of the donor and(More)
Purpose: Tumor differentiation is a behavioral index for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and a prognostic factor for patients with HCC who undergo orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). However, the molecular basis for HCC differentiation and prognostic value of the underlying molecules that regulate HCC differentiation are unclear. In this study, we(More)