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OBJECTIVE Bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) is normally expressed in the embryo promoting the development of several organs. Aberrant expression of BMP-2 occurs in various tumors. However, a correlation between BMP-2 expression in human gliomas and patients' prognosis has not been reported. To address this question, this study was to investigate the(More)
OBJECTIVE The ligand EphrinB2 and the corresponding receptor EphB4 are up-regulated and involved in tumour growth in various human cancers. However, little is known about how this receptor-ligand complex contributes to the progression of glioma. This prompted us to study the association between the expressions of EphrinB2 and EphB4, clinicopathological(More)
Combination therapy had become very popular currently for the diabetes mellitus and its complications, because of long term unreasonable drug use and adverse reaction to human body. In this study, a polysaccharide (ASP) from the roots of Acanthopanax senticosus was evaluated as an adjuvant with metformin for antidiabetic therapy in alloxan-induced diabetic(More)
JAK/STAT pathway transmits signals from the cell membrane to the nucleus in response to extracellular growth factors and cytokines. Activation of this pathway has been found in certain types of human tumors. The goal of this study was to investigate the correlation between the JAK/STAT pathway in human gliomas and patients' prognosis, which currently is(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the possible role of CD147 and vascular endothelial growth factor in progression and prognosis of acute myeloid leukemia. METHODS Immunohistochemical staining was performed to detect the expression of CD147 and vascular endothelial growth factor in paraffin-embedded sections from 62 bone marrow biopsies obtained from an equal(More)
The English version of the Caregiver Quality of Life Index-Cancer (CQOLC) was translated into simplified Chinese (CQOLC-C), following cultural translation, back-translation and pretest steps. Three hundred and sixty one cancer caregivers participated in this study. Cronbach's alpha was used to assess CQOLC-C reliability. Exploratory factor analyses (EFA)(More)
The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that paeoniflorin prevents the progression of diabetic nephropathy by modulating the inflammatory process. Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 5 groups: nondiabetic control rats; untreated diabetic model (DM) rats; and DM rats treated with 5, 10, or 20 mg/kg paeoniflorin in drinking water once daily. Rats(More)
OBJECTIVE Neuroepithelial-transforming protein 1 is a member of the guanine nucleotide exchange factor family, a group of proteins which are known to activate and thereby regulate Rho family members. Deregulation of neuroepithelial-transforming protein 1 expression has been found in certain types of human tumors. To investigate its prognostic value in human(More)
Our experiment investigated the mRNA expression of intestinal gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), proglucagon (PG), and glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor (GLP-1R) in the jejunum, ileum, and colon of rats fed with high-fat diet and Goto-Kakizaki (GK) rats and revealed the physiological role of intestinal GnRH. We found that the GnRH and PG mRNA levels in(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity has been demonstrated to be associated with increased serum uric acid (SUA); however, little is known regarding the relationship between maximum weight, or maximum weight fluctuation, and uric acid concentration. Through retrospective means, we determined the association of maximum weight with SUA risk. METHODS Data of 21,414(More)