Learn More
Precise roles of beta-catenin/TCF pathway involved in esophageal tumorigenesis remain elusive. Here we found STAT3 overexpression in esophageal cancer cells and tissues, and its overexpression in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) tissues correlated with beta-catenin cytoplasmic/nuclear accumulation. A functional TCF binding element was detected in(More)
Many studies have demonstrated the overexpression and amplification of the miR-17-92 cluster in malignant human cancers, including B-cell lymphomas and lung cancers. The purpose of this study was to investigate for the first time, the expression of the miR-17-92 cluster in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The miR-17-92 cluster was found to be(More)
Accumulation of beta-catenin in cytoplasm occurs frequently during the pathogenesis of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The mechanism leading to this alteration, however, is largely unknown. In the present study, immunohistochemistry was performed for beta-catenin, E-cadherin and Ser473 phosphorylated Akt (P-Akt) in 44 tissue samples of ESCC and(More)
Overexpression of ErbB2 is associated with poor prognosis in breast cancer. Targeting of ErbB2 is a very common therapeutic strategy in ErbB2-overexpressed breast cancer. Herceptin is the first approved and most widely used agent for ErbB2-targeting therapy in breast cancer. Even though the clinical application has been performed for more than 10 years, the(More)
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is an aggressive tumor with a poor prognosis. Although aberrant activation of beta-catenin/T-cell factor (TCF) pathway has been observed in ESCC, mechanisms underlying this phenomenon remain unknown. Frequently rearranged in advanced T-cell lymphomas-1 (FRAT1), overexpressed in some ESCC lines, is a positive(More)
Several plant lipid transfer proteins (LTPs) act positively in plant disease resistance. Here, we show that LTP3 (At5g59320), a pathogen and abscisic acid (ABA)-induced gene, negatively regulates plant immunity in Arabidopsis. The overexpression of LTP3 (LTP3-OX) led to an enhanced susceptibility to virulent bacteria and compromised resistance to avirulent(More)
Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women worldwide. Elevated expression of c-Myc is a frequent genetic abnormality seen in this malignancy. For a better understanding of its role in maintaining the malignant phenotype, we used RNA interference (RNAi) directed against c-Myc in our study. RNAi provides a new, reliable method to investigate(More)
Aurora-A/BTAK/STK15 gene which encodes a centrosome-associated kinase is located on chromosome 20q13.2, a highly amplified region in various human tumors. Recent studies have demonstrated the overexpression and amplification of Aurora-A in many malignant human cancers. The purpose of this study was to investigate the amplification and expression of Aurora-A(More)
BACKGROUND The overall survival of patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) remains poor. Prognostic predictions in ESCC are usually based on histological assessment of tumor invasion and lymph node metastasis, but a biomarker with better predictive accuracy could be more useful. Because overexpression of epidermal growth factor receptor(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most deadly tumors. Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is effective for unresectable HCC. In recent years, miRNAs have been proposed as novel diagnostic and prognostic tools for HCC. This study aimed to identify whether microRNAs (miRNAs) can serve as biomarkers to reliably predict outcome(More)