Jianfang Liang

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Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the most common cancers worldwide and the fourth most lethal cancer in China. However, although genomic studies have identified some mutations associated with ESCC, we know little of the mutational processes responsible. To identify genome-wide mutational signatures, we performed either whole-genome(More)
Comprehensive identification of somatic structural variations (SVs) and understanding their mutational mechanisms in cancer might contribute to understanding biological differences and help to identify new therapeutic targets. Unfortunately, characterization of complex SVs across the whole genome and the mutational mechanisms underlying esophageal squamous(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrent genetic abnormalities that correlate with clinical features could be used to determine patients' prognosis, select treatments and predict responses to therapy. Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) contains genomic alterations of undefined clinical significance. We aimed to identify mutually exclusive mutations that are frequently(More)
BACKGROUND Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is the sixth most lethal cancer worldwide and the fourth most lethal cancer in China. Genomic characterization of tumors, particularly those of different stages, is likely to reveal additional oncogenic mechanisms. Although copy number alterations and somatic point mutations associated with the(More)
It can sometimes be difficult to distinguish between the 2 main types of uterine mesenchymal neoplasms; uterine smooth muscle tumors (SMTs) and endometrial stromal sarcomas (ESSs), particularly when the ESSs show smooth muscle differentiation or the SMTs are highly cellular. The aim of this study was to investigate myocardin expression in normal uterus(More)
OBJECTIVE Yes-associated protein (YAP) was defined as a candidate oncogene in multiple cancers. Yet, the role of YAP in cervical cancer is largely unknown. The aim of this study was to determine whether YAP could be used as a predictive biomarker in cervical precancerous lesions. METHODS Immunohistochemical analysis of YAP expression was performed in 10(More)
The present study aimed to clarify the association between ezrin-radixin-moesin-binding phosphoprotein-50 (EBP50) expression level and the tumor phenotype and clinicopathological features of extrahepatic bile duct carcinoma. Tissue samples from patients with extrahepatic bile duct carcinoma (54 cases) and patients with normal bile duct epithelia from(More)
Multidrug resistance (MDR) is an important issue in current cancer treatments. In human cancer, drug resistance is primarily associated with the overexpression of multidrug resistance gene 1 (MDR1). Therefore, the human MDR1 gene promoter may be a target for anti‑MDR drug screening. Numerous methods to prevent MDR have been investigated. However, they have(More)
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