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The present study aimed to identify the stem cell characteristics of side population (SP) cells sorted from the widely-used HeLa human cervical carcinoma cell line. The SP cells were sorted from the HeLa cell line using fluorescence-activating cell sorting (FACS). Stem cell characteristics of the SP cells, including proliferation, self-renewal,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical significance of fertility-preserving comprehensive staging surgery (CSS) in the treatment of malignant ovarian germ cell tumors (MOGCTs). METHODS A total of 92 cases of MOGCTs were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS Forty-six patients (50%) received CSS, which includes ipsilateral adnexectomy+omentectomy+retroperitoneal(More)
Superoxide dismutase (SOD, EC is an important antioxidant enzyme that protects organs from damage by reactive oxygen species (ROS). We cloned cDNA encoding SOD activated with copper/zinc (CuZn SOD) from the rotifer Brachionus calyciflorus Pallas. The full-length cDNA of CuZn SOD was 692bp and had a 465bp open reading frame encoding 154 amino(More)
The aim of this work is to evaluate the effect of environmental factors: temperature and photoperiod on the zooplankton predator–prey system. Rotifers, an important and cosmopolitan group of zooplankton in freshwater, were used in our study. We investigated the effect of temperature (20, 23, and 30°C) and of photoperiod (L:D = 12:0 and 0:12) on the(More)
The aim of this single-institutional 10-year retrospective study was to investigate the clinical pattern (incidence, type, timing, and location) of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in Chinese patients with gynecologic cancer. Cases were identified by searching institutional Electronic Discharge Database. A comprehensive review of medical documentation was then(More)
Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are molecular chaperones and have an important role in the refolding and degradation of misfolded proteins, and these functions are related to aging. Rotifer is a useful model organism in aging research, owing to small body size (0.1–1 mm), short lifespan (6–14 days), and senescence phenotypes that can be measured relatively(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore the genetic and molecular events that control subclones exhibiting distinct invasive/migratory capacities derived from human epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) cell line A2780 and SKOV3. METHODS Single-cell subclones were isolated and established that were derived from the SKOV3 and A2780 cell lines through limiting dilution(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to evaluate the accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the preoperative assessments of primary tumor size, parametrial invasion, and pelvic lymph node metastasis in patients with early-stage cervical cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cohort of 125 patients with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics(More)
Circulating coxsackievirus A16 (CA16) is a major cause of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in South-east Asia. At present, there is no vaccine against CA16. Pathogenic animal models that are sensitive to diverse circulating CA16 viruses would be desirable for vaccine development and evaluation. In this study, we isolated and characterized several(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze and compare the clinicopathological features and prognosis of ovarian clear cell carcinoma (CCC) with or without endometriosis in Chinese patients. DESIGN Comparative study based on a retrospective review of medical charts. SETTING A general university hospital. PATIENT(S) Two hundred ten patients diagnosed and treated with(More)