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The objectives of this study are to investigate the expressions of matrix metalloproteinase inducing factor (CD147), matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2), matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) in laryngeal tumor tissues and its significant correlation with tumor infiltration, metastasis and prognosis. Laryngeal tumor tissue from 48 laryngeal cancer patients with(More)
The generation and progress of tumors are accompanied with a marked suppression of human immune system. To explore the mechanisms by which tumors escape from immune recognition, we studied the influences of tumor microenvironment on differentiation of dendritic cells (DCs), which play an important role in tumor immunology, by biophysical and immunological(More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) are potent antigen-presenting cells and induce antigen-specific immune responses in the organism. The dysfunction of DCs has been implicated in tumor-bearing host. In order to elucidate the effects of tumor microenvironment on the functions of DCs from interdisciplinary aspects, we characterized the biophysical properties of DCs(More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) are potent and specialized antigen-presenting cells that play a crucial role in initiating and amplifying both the innate and adaptive immune responses. Tumor cells can escape from immune attack by secreting suppressive cytokines which solely or cooperatively impair the immune function and microrheological properties of DCs. However,(More)
BACKGROUND Dendritic cells are potent and specialized antigen presenting cells, which play a crucial role in initiating and amplifying both the innate and adaptive immune responses. The dendritic cell-based vaccination against cancer has been clinically achieved promising successes. But there are still many challenges in its clinical application, especially(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the short-term efficacy and observe the tolerability and safety of recombinant human endostatin combined with induction chemotherapy followed by chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma. METHODS Fifty-three patients with locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma, who received recombinant human endostatin(More)
Interlukin-10 (IL-10) is an immunomodulatory cytokine which predominantly induces immune-tolerance. It has been also identified as a major cytokine in the tumor microenvironment that markedly mediates tumor immune escape. Previous studies on the roles of IL-10 in tumor immunosuppression mainly focus on its biochemical effects. But the effects of IL-10 on(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the therapeutic effects, toxic side effects and influence on the immune function in patients treated with TPF [docetaxel (DOC) + cisplatin (DDP) + 5-fluorouracil (5-Fu)] induction chronochemotherapy and conventional chemotherapy for locally advanced nasopharyngeal (NPC). METHODS Seventy patients with locally advanced nasopharyngeal(More)
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