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Twelve genes of the PIN family in rice were analyzed for gene and protein structures and an evolutionary relationship with reported AtPINs in Arabidopsis. Four members of PIN1 (designated as OsPIN1a-d), one gene paired with AtPIN2 (OsPIN2), three members of PIN5 (OsPIN5a-c), one gene paired with AtPIN8 (OsPIN8), and three monocot-specific PINs (OsPIN9,(More)
Huntingtin is a protein of unknown function that contains a polyglutamine tract, which is expanded in patients with Huntington's disease (HD). We investigated the localization and a potential function for huntingtin in the nucleus. In human fibroblasts from normal and HD patients, huntingtin localized diffusely in the nucleus and in subnuclear compartments(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the clinicopathologic features, differential diagnosis and prognosis of renal cell carcinoma associated with Xp11.2 translocations/TFE3 gene fusions. METHODS The histopathologic findings and immunophenotype of 11 cases of renal cell carcinoma associated with Xp11.2 translocations/TFE3 gene fusions were studied. Follow-up data (ranged(More)
BACKGROUND CD10 is a cell surface metalloproteinase expressed by a variety of normal cell types, including lymphoid precursor cells, germinal center B lymphocytes and some epithelial cells. Although accumulating data indicate that CD10 expression by stromal cells is involved in colorectal carcinogenesis and it is a novel prognostic factor in breast(More)
AIM To investigate HER2 expression and its correlation with clinicopathological variables between proximal and distal gastric cancers (GC) in the Chinese population. METHODS Immunostaining of HER2 was performed and scored on a scale of 0-3 in 957 consecutive GC cases, according to the revised scoring criteria of HercepTest(TM) as used in the ToGA trial.(More)
Recent studies display that Leucine-rich repeat-containing G-protein-coupled receptor 5 (Lgr5) appears to involve the initiation of colorectal cancer (CRC). However, its role in the progression of CRC is not clear at present. In the present study, the expression of Lgr5, HER2, VEGF, and Ki-67 was detected by immunohistochemistry in primary cancer tissue and(More)
An increasing number of TFE3 rearrangement-associated tumors, such as TFE3 rearrangement-associated perivascular epithelioid cell tumors (PEComas), melanotic Xp11 translocation renal cancers, and melanotic Xp11 neoplasms, have recently been reported. We examined 12 such cases, including 5 TFE3 rearrangement-associated PEComas located in the pancreas,(More)
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotyping plays an important role in the clinical management of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients. However, the current nucleic acid based techniques are expensive, time-consuming, and inconvenient. Here, we developed a novel DNA-independent HBV genotyping tool based on a one-step fluorescent lateral flow immunoassay (LFIA).(More)
Cardiotoxin (CTX) from Naja naja atra venom (NNAV) reportedly had analgesic effect in animal models but its role in inflammation and arthritis was unknown. In this study, we investigated the analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antiarthritic actions of orally administered CTX-IV isolated from NNAV on rodent models of inflammation and adjuvant arthritis. CTX(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the clinicopathologic features, prognostic indicators and possible etiology of primary non-Hodgkin lymphoma of bone (PNHLB). METHODS The clinicopathologic features of 17 cases of PNHLB were reviewed. In-situ hybridization for Epstein-Barr virus early RNA (EBER) and polymerase chain reaction for bcl-2/JH gene rearrangement were performed(More)