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Dendritic cells (DC) have important functions in T cell immunity and T cell tolerance. Previous studies suggest that immature dendritic cells (imDCs) might be involved in the induction of peripheral T cell tolerance. While interleukin-10 (IL-10) functions at different levels of the immune response, transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-beta 1) is(More)
Galectin-4 is a multifunctional lectin found at both intracellular and extracellular sites. It could serve as a tumor suppressor intracellularly and promote tumor metastases extracellularly during colorectal cancer development. However, galectin-4 expression and its prognostic value for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have not been well(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the effect of different hepatic vascular exclusions for massive hemorrhage in hepatectomy. METHODS The clinical data of 2238 cases with hepatectomy treated from January 1995 to August 2009 was analyzed retrospectively in the cause of massive hemorrhage (blood loss ≥ 1000 ml), blood loss during liver resection and massive hemorrhage(More)
PURPOSE To define mitochondrial protein markers related to liver cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Mitochondrial subproteomes of 20 patient-derived liver carcinoma and tumor-free control tissues were performed by 2DE coupled with MALDI-TOF/TOF. The altered patterns of three identified proteins were validated by Western blot and immunohistochemistry. RESULTS(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common cancers in China. Recent research suggested that activated Cdc42-associated kinase 1 (Ack1) played an important role in facilitating tumorigenesis, tumor invasion and metastasis. However, the role of Ack1 in HCC is not clear. Herein, the expression level of Ack1 mRNA in 30 fresh HCC specimens(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS This study was to evaluate and compare the clinical and pathological characteristics and patient outcomes after hepatic resection for different stages of HCC according to the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) classification system. METHODOLOGY Three hundred and sixteen primary hepatectomies for HCC were divided into stage 0-c, according(More)
The vasoconstriction induced by hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers (HBOCs), mainly a result of nitric oxide (NO) scavenging, until now has limited the application of HBOCs as resuscitation fluids. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that the new modified recombinant-hemoglobin solution rHb2.0, with a 20 to 30 times lesser NO-scavenging rate, would(More)
The nuclear receptor farnesoid X receptor (FXR) acts as a liver protector by regulating normal liver homeostasis. Spontaneously developed liver tumors have been found in FXR-null mice. However, the role of FXR in the tumorigenesis of human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is still poorly understood. In this study, we measured the expression of FXR and its(More)
BACKGROUND Liver resection is an effective treatment in select patients with huge hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC, diameter ≥10 cm). This study aimed to develop nomograms for pre- and postoperative predictions of overall survival (OS) for these patients. STUDY DESIGN There were 464 consecutive patients who underwent liver resection for huge HCC at the(More)