Jieqiong Liu

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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is increasingly recognized as a disconnection syndrome, which leads to cognitive impairment due to the disruption of functional activity across large networks or systems of interconnected brain regions. We explored abnormal functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) resting-state dynamics, functional connectivity, and weighted(More)
Although the role of TGF-β in tumor progression has been studied extensively, its impact on drug delivery in tumors remains far from understood. In this study, we examined the effect of TGF-β blockade on the delivery and efficacy of conventional therapeutics and nanotherapeutics in orthotopic mammary carcinoma mouse models. We used both genetic(More)
  • Kai Mao, Jieqiong Liu, +6 authors Jie Wang
  • Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology
  • 2016
BACKGROUND AND AIM Lymph node metastasis is a major prognostic factor for perihilar cholangiocarcinoma (PHC). However, prognostic significance of extent of node dissection, lymph node ratio (LNR), and number and location of positive nodes remain unclear. We aimed to evaluate whether node status, LNR, or number or location of positive nodes are independent(More)
PURPOSE Unlike platelet-derived growth factor-B (PDGF-B), the role of PDGF-D in tumor progression or treatment is largely unknown. To this end, we determined the role of PDGF-D in breast cancer progression, metastasis, and response to chemotherapy. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We first examined PDGF-D expression in human breast carcinomas by immunohistochemical(More)
Altered functional characteristics have been reported in amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD); nonetheless, comprehensive analyses of the resting-state networks (RSNs) are rare. This study combined multiple imaging modalities to investigate the functional and structural changes within each RSN and between RSNs in aMCI/AD(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic infection with Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is the major risk factor of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC). This study is to explore the mechanism of sorafenib resistance and find an effective strategy to sensitize HBV-associated HCC to sorafenib. METHODS Cytotoxicity to sorafenib was evaluated in HBV-positive/negative HCC cell lines. Expression(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of breast cancer subtype on margin status after lumpectomy remains unclear. This study aims to determine whether approximated breast cancer subtype is associated with positive margins after lumpectomy, which could be used to determine if there is an increased risk of developing local recurrence (LR) following breast-conserving surgery.(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether estrogen receptor (ER)/progesterone receptor (PR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor type 2 (HER2) statuses between primary tumors and paired liver metastatic localizations of breast carcinoma were modified by treatment or during the natural metastatic process. ER, PR, and HER2 expressions were analyzed(More)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) agonists have shown benefit in treating diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis and cancer. However, widespread use of thiazolidinediones (TZDs), the clinically used synthetic PPARγ agonists, has been limited by adverse cardiovascular effects. Consequently, numerous novel non-TZD compounds were synthesized(More)