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In the female population in Asia, systematic investigation concerning alterations in cancer-related genes in breast carcinoma is rare, and the correlation among oncogene or suppressor gene expression with tumor cell apoptosis, cell cycle regulation and tumor cell autophagy remains to be clarified. In this study, a tissue microarray consisting of 360(More)
Snail functions as a key regulator in the induction of a phenotypic change called epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT). Aberrant expression of Snail prevails in the onset and development of tumor. Here, we have observed increased expression of Snail under the treatment of hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)). Investigation into the underlying mechanisms(More)
YKL-40 has been identified as a growth factor in connective tissue cells and also a migration factor in vascular smooth muscle cells. To a large extent, the increase of serum YKL-40 is attributed to liver fibrosis and asthma. However, the relationship of the expression and clinical/prognostic significance of YKL-40 to the splenomegaly of patients with(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) act as key regulators of multiple cancers. MicroRNA-506 (miR-506) functions as a tumor suppressor in various types of cancers. However, its role in esophageal cancer remains unclear. In our study, we found that miR-506 was significantly down-regulated in esophageal cancer tissues and cell lines. In vitro assay, our results showed that(More)
AIM To study the potential prognostic role of microRNA-382 (miR-382) in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). METHODS Forty six patients were divided into 2 groups according to postoperative survival time: the poor outcome group (28 patients), who showed early metastasis but no recurrence, and died within 1 year after surgery, 12 patients of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the protective effect of ischemic postconditioning on ischemic reperfusion injury of rat liver graft and to investigate the possible mechanism. METHODS Male Sprague Dawley rats were used as donors and recipients of orthotopic liver transplantation, and the period of cold preservation and anhepatic phase were 100 min and 18 min,(More)
BACKGROUND Many methods are used to treat liver cancer. Among them, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a hot topic because of its advantages. This study was designed to determine the significance of blood alpha-fetoprotein mRNA (AFPmRNA) changes in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated with RFA. METHODS The AFPmRNA content in blood samples(More)
BACKGROUND The traditional therapy for hepatic cysts has limited success because of recrudescence. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has become popular because of its advantages including little damage, therapeutic effect and reduced suffering. This report describes the effects and reliability of RFA in the treatment of 29 patients with hepatic cysts. METHODS(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the efficacy of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening with a three‐tier fecal occult blood test (FOBT) in the Chinese population. The study was performed between 1987 and 2008 at the Beijing Military General Hospital, in a cohort of army service males and females aged >50 years. Between 1987 and 2005, a three‐tier(More)
Cholangiocarcinoma refers to malignant tumors that develop in epithelial lining of biliary system, and it is divided into two categories according to tumor location, intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ECC). ICC occurs from the epithelial cells of the intrahepatic bile duct, its branches and interlobular biliary tree;(More)