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Abnormal microRNA (miRNA) expression has been linked to the development and progression of several human cancers, and such dysregulation can result from aberrant DNA methylation. While a small number of miRNAs is known to be regulated by DNA methylation, we postulated that such epigenetic regulation is more prevalent. By combining MBD-isolated Genome(More)
Genistein, an isoflavone isolated from soybean, has been found to be a potent antitumor agent. However, both the effect of genistein on human uveal melanoma cells and the precise mechanism by which genistein suppresses tumorigenesis remain unclear. In the present study, we explored the possible activity of genistein to inhibit human uveal melanoma cell(More)
UNLABELLED Early-onset hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) accounts for 15%-20% of total HCC cases in Asia, and the incidence is increasing. The low frequency of cirrhosis and poor prognosis of early-onset HCC suggests that its mechanisms may differ from late-onset HCC. Although hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is epidemiologically associated with HCC, the role(More)
Introduction The C-31G polymorphism in the survivin promoter could de-represse the cell-cycle-dependent transcription of the human survivin gene, resulting in overexpression of survivin. This survivin mutation has only been studied on cervical carcinoma. However, no study has ever been conducted to evaluate the effect of the polymorphism on other cancers,(More)
This study aimed to investigate the expression levels of urothelial carcinoma associated 1 (UCA1) in cancer tissues and plasma of colon cancer patients, and evaluate its clinical significance. Quantitative real-time PCR was used to determine the expression levels of UCA1 in 80 pairs of colon cancer and adjacent normal tissues, plasma samples from 20 healthy(More)
In the present study, we investigated the antiosteoporotic effect of geraniin on osteoporosis induced by OVX in rats. The analysis of biochemical parameters showed that geraniin could significantly increase serum calcium, estradiol and calcitonin levels, and decrease serum ALP, tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase, serum crosslinked C-terminal telopeptide of(More)
A novel annexin gene was isolated from the Taenia solium cDNA library by degenerate PCR. The purified protein was generated by hydrolysis with thrombin in glutathione S-transferase (GST) affinity chromatography following expression in GST tagged pGEX-5T vector. It shares the common structural features of the annexin family and specially possesses two unique(More)
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises huge potential economic benefits. However, current IoT applications are in their infancy and the full potential of possible business opportunities is yet to be discovered. To help realize these economic benefits, workable business models are required that show where opportunities exist. In this article we describe the(More)
Chromatin is a highly organized and dynamic structure in eukaryotic cells. The change of chromatin structure is essential in many cellular processes, such as gene transcription, DNA damage repair and others. Anti-silencing function 1 (ASF1) is a histone chaperone that participates in chromatin higher-order organization and is required for appropriate(More)
Neuraminidase (NA) is one of the surface glycoproteins of influenza virus. The immune response induced by NA DNA in the mouse model has been proved, in our previous study, to be able to provide an adequate protection against the challenge with a homologous virus and a crossprotection against the challenge with a heterologous virus of the same subtype. In(More)