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BACKGROUND Expression patterns of microRNAs in serum are involved in potentially non-invasive biomarkers for various diseases. The purpose of this study is to examine the expression of miR-21 in serum of patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and to validate the significance of miR-21 in early diagnosis, genotyping, treatment options as well as(More)
Various studies have reported that Huaier possesses anti-tumor effects. However, the mechanisms are not completely elucidated. Here, we found 66 differentially expressed miRNAs in Huaier-treated pulmonary adenocarcinoma A549 cells, with upregulation of miR-26b-5p. Transfection of A549 cells with miR-26b-5p mimic inhibited proliferation and induced(More)
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the major cause of cancer death worldwide. Increasing evidence shows that microRNAs (miRNAs), evolutionally conserved non-coding RNAs, are widely involved in the development and progression of NSCLC. Aberrant alteration of miRNAs expression has been implicated in NSCLC initiation and progression. Herein, we studied the(More)
Telomeres are the end structures of chromosomes in mammalian cells; they play a pivotal role in maintaining the stability of the chromosome and become shorter with each cell division. However, several types of tumor cells express telomerase in very high levels to overcome this crisis and achieve the ability to proliferate endlessly. The telomerase(More)
To determine the role of miR-25 in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), we first detected miR-25 expression in clinical specimens and lung cancer cell lines by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction. The levels of miR-25 were elevated in the plasma of NSCLC patients and NSCLC cell lines. Transfection of A549 and 95-D cells with a miR-25 inhibitor(More)
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in humans. Exploration of the mechanisms underlying the self-renewal and stemness maintenance of cancer stem-like cells (CSLCs) will open new avenues in lung cancer diagnosis and therapy. Here, we isolated and identified a subpopulation of lung cancer stem-like cells (LCSLCs) from non-small cell(More)
BACKGROUND Primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common malignancies in the world. However, the molecular pathogenesis of HCC is not well-understood, and the prognosis for patients with HCC remains very poor. METHODS To disclose detailed genetic mechanisms in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with a view toward development of novel(More)
Allogynogenetic crucian carp Carassius auratus gibelio (female) x Cyprinus carpio var. singuonensis (male) is one of the main freshwater aquaculture species in China. In recent years, epidermal papillomas have been observed on the scales, fins and opercula of adult fish in many fish farms in the Chongming county of Shanghai, China. The disease appears in(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between-1304T/G polymorphism in the promoter of MKK4 gene and the susceptibility in sporadic nasopharyngeal carcinoma. METHOD MKK4-1304T/G genotypes were determined by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) in 90 NPC cases and 30 healthy controls. RESULT The number of(More)
Outbreaks of cyprinid herpesvirus 2 (CyHV-2) disease, also known as herpesviral hematopoietic necrosis, among cultured Prussian Carp Carassius gibelio has occurred each year in Jiangsu province, China, since 2009. In autumn 2014, hematological, blood biochemical, and histological changes in naturally infected moribund Prussian Carp were investigated after(More)