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MOTIVATION The first step for clinical diagnostics, prognostics and targeted therapeutics of cancer is to comprehensively understand its molecular mechanisms. Large-scale cancer genomics projects are providing a large volume of data about genomic, epigenomic and gene expression aberrations in multiple cancer types. One of the remaining challenges is to(More)
Tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) are a major type of gatekeeper genes in the cell growth. A knowledgebase with the systematic collection and curation of TSGs in multiple cancer types is critically important for further studying their biological functions as well as for developing therapeutic strategies. Since its development in 2012, the Tumor Suppressor Gene(More)
In this report we introduce the concept of common community structure in time-varying networks. We propose a novel optimization algorithm to rapidly detect common community structure in such networks. Both theoretical and numerical results show that the proposed method not only can resolve detailed common communities, but also can effectively identify the(More)
Cancer is often driven by the accumulation of genetic alterations, including single nucleotide variants, small insertions or deletions, gene fusions, copy-number variations, and large chromosomal rearrangements. Recent advances in next-generation sequencing technologies have helped investigators generate massive amounts of cancer genomic data and catalog(More)
PIK3CA mutations are associated with resistance to HER2-targeted therapies. We previously showed that HER2+/PIK3CAH1047R transgenic mammary tumors are resistant to the HER2 antibodies trastuzumab and pertuzumab but respond to PI3K inhibitor buparlisib (TPB). In this study, we identified mechanisms of resistance to combined inhibition of HER2 and PI3K.(More)
The allosteric regulation triggering the protein's functional activity via conformational changes is an intrinsic function of protein under many physiological and pathological conditions, including cancer. Identification of the biological effects of specific somatic variants on allosteric proteins and the phenotypes that they alter during tumor initiation(More)
BACKGROUND The association between the HLA-B-associated transcript 3 polymorphisms and lung cancer risk is a subject of debate. We conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate the association between these polymorphisms and lung cancer susceptibility. MATERIAL/METHODS A systematic search of electronic databases (PubMed, EMBASE, Wanfang, and China National(More)
Systemic inflammatory responses can severely injure lungs, prompting efforts to explore how to attenuate such injury. Here we explored whether platelets can help attenuate lung injury in mice resulting from extracorporeal circulation (ECC)-induced systemic inflammatory responses. Mice were subjected to ECC for 30 min, then treated with phosphate-buffered(More)
summary Surface-initiated atom-transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) was employed to tailor the functionality of silk fibroin (SF) film surface in a well-controlled manner. Functional polymer brushes of N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAAm) and 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) were prepared via surface-initiated ATRP from the SF films. Surface cultures of the(More)
Protein-protein interactions are important events in cellular and biochemical processes within a cell. Several researchers have undertaken the task of analyzing protein-protein interactions covering all genes of an organism by using yeast two-hybrid assays. Protein-protein interactions involve physical interactions between protein domains. Therefore,(More)