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Klotho is an anti-aging protein predominantly expressed in renal tubular epithelial cells. Although Klotho was recently identified as a tumor suppressor gene in a variety of cancers, the potential role and molecular events for Klotho in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) remain obscure. In the present study, immunohistochemical staining in tissue microarrays(More)
Klotho was originally characterized as an aging suppressor gene that predisposed Klotho-deficient mice to premature aging-like syndrome. Although Klotho was recently reported to exhibit tumor suppressive properties during various malignant transformations, the functional role and molecular mechanism of Klotho in hepatocarcinogenesis remains poorly(More)
Aberrant chemokine (C-X-C motif) receptor CXCR4 expressions in malignant tissues have been reported, but its role in gastric cancer prognosis remains unknown. Our studies were designed to investigate the expression and prognostic significance of CXCR4 in patients with gastric cancer. CXCR4 expression was retrospectively analyzed by immunohistochemistry in(More)
OBJECTIVE A common clinicopathological factor except for T stage that could significantly influence the clinical outcome of advanced node-negative gastric cancer patients following radical gastrectomy was unknown. This study was designed to investigate the clinicopathological characteristics of these patients, and to evaluate the outcome indicators and(More)
A high incidence of tumor recurrence and metastasis has been reported in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Although the pathological relevance and significance of hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) in HBV-associated hepatocarcinogenesis attracted much attention in recent years, the role and molecular(More)
Enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) is a mammalian histone methyltransferase that contributes to the epigenetic silencing of target genes that regulate cancer cell growth and survival. It is overexpressed in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with a clinical significance that remains obscure. Sorafenib, a multikinase inhibitor, has been used as a first-line(More)
Aberrant β1, 6-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase V (MGAT5) expression in malignant tissues has been reported to be involved in the development of various cancers and their progression, through altering N-glycan branching. We aimed to investigate the clinical and prognostic values of MGAT5 and improve the risk stratification in patients with gastric cancer.(More)
The present study investigated the clinical significance of Snail, a zinc-finger transcription factor, in the development and progression of gastric cancer. To elucidate the relationship between Snail expression and dedifferentiation status with cancer stem cell phenotype in gastric cancer cells, we used western blot analysis, RT-PCR, quantitative real-time(More)
BACKGROUND Interleukin-13 receptor α2 (IL-13Rα2) plays a vital role in the invasion and metastasis of various types of cancer, but its role in prognosis of patients with gastric cancer remains unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of IL-13Rα2 expression on the prognostic value in gastric cancer patients after surgery. RESULTS(More)
Aberrant chemokine stromal cell-derived factor 1 (SDF-1) expression has been shown to be involved in the development and progression of various malignancies. Our present study aims to investigate the clinical and prognostic value of SDF-1 expression and improve risk stratification in patients with gastric cancer. Peritumoral and intratumoral SDF-1 levels(More)