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Gankyrin, a small and highly conserved protein which is identical to the p28 gene product, was found to be related with the malignant phenotypes in liver and esophageal carcinoma. However, the roles of gankyrin in colorectal carcinoma (CRC) are still unknown. In the present study, the gankyrin mRNA and protein expression in human CRC cell lines and clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Studies have been shown that miR-125a plays an important role in carcinogenesis, however, the role of miR-125a in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains elusive. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL Real time-PCR (qRT-PCR) was performed to test the significance of miR-125a in HCC. Ectopic expression of miR-125a was used to test the influences of miR-125a on(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) regulate tumor progression and invasion via direct interaction with target messenger RNAs (mRNAs). We defined miRNAs involved in cancer metastasis (metastamirs) using an established in vitro colorectal cancer (CRC) model of minimally metastatic cells (SW480 line) from a colon adenocarcinoma primary lesion and highly metastatic cells(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) can negatively regulate gene expression and also induce or inhibit viral replication. In the present study, we found 10 miRNAs were differentially expressed in a stable HBV-producing cell line (HepG2.2.15) compared with its control cell line (HepG2) by miRNA array analysis. miR-501 was significantly up-regulated in HepG2 cells and tissues(More)
Loss-of-function mutations in the filaggrin gene are associated with ichthyosis vulgaris and atopic dermatitis. To investigate the impact of filaggrin deficiency on the skin barrier, filaggrin expression was knocked down by small interfering RNA (siRNA) technology in an organotypic skin model in vitro. Three different siRNAs each efficiently suppressed the(More)
Previous studies in our laboratory have suggested that gankyrin expression is correlated with a malignant phenotype in colorectal cancer. Here, we investigated the possible role of gankyrin in pancreatic carcinogenesis. Gankyrin expression was significantly increased in pancreatic cancer compared to non-cancerous tissues. This expression significantly(More)
Three-dimensional Under-Water Acoustic Sensor Networks (UWASN) are supposed to be deployed for many applications. However, a protocol for sensors’ self-localization and time-synchronization in UWASN remains a challenge problem. In this paper, we developed a multilateration algorithm which could reliably localize and synchronize underwater sensor networks by(More)
A growing amount of evidence indicates that miRNAs are important regulators of multiple cellular processes and, when expressed aberrantly in different types of cancer such as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), play significant roles in tumorigenesis and progression. Aberrant expression of miR-199a-5p (also called miR-199a) was found to contribute to(More)
BACKGROUND Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a systemic disease, and skin is often one of the target organs. An atopic dermatitis (AD)-like presentation has never to our knowledge been reported. OBJECTIVE We sought to describe an AD-like presentation of cutaneous GVHD. METHODS Data on 11 patients with an AD-like presentation of GVHD were collected.(More)
Metastasis, the capability of tumor cells to spread and grow at distant sites, is the primary factor in cancer mortality. Because metastasis in sentinel lymph nodes suggests the original spread of tumors from a primary site, the detection of lymph node involvement with cancer serves as an important prognostic and treatment parameter. Here we have developed(More)