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BACKGROUND Breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) is a common complication after the treatment of breast cancer. The objective of this study was to determine whether the use of an intermittent pneumatic pump (IPC) could manage lymphedema effectively. METHODS We searched PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library for related trials to compare the percent of(More)
Inhibitor of differentiation 4 (Id4) plays an important role in tumorigenesis, but its role in cancer chemoresistance remains unclear. Our study showed that Id4 expression in cisplatin-resistant A549/DDP cells was higher than that in parental A549 cells. Moreover, overexpression of Id4 in A549 cells results in cisplatin resistance and apoptosis inhibition,(More)
: In contrast to cardiomyocytes, autophagy in cardiac microvascular endothelial cells (CMECs) during ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury has not been fully investigated. Tongxinluo (TXL), a traditional Chinese medicine, was shown to be vascular protective. We aimed to elucidate the role of autophagy and its regulatory mechanisms by TXL in CMECs subjected to(More)
OBJECTIVE Tongxinluo (TXL) has been shown to decrease myocardial necrosis after ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) by simulating ischemia preconditioning (IPC). However, the core mechanism of TXL remains unclear. This study was designed to investigate the key targets of TXL against I/R injury (IRI) among the cardiac structure-function network. MATERIALS AND(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Cisplatin is the first-line drug for the chemotherapy of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but the acquired chemoresistance restricted the effect of its treatment. The aim of this study is to validate the miRNAs related to the Cisplatin resistance in lung cancer and elucidate the molecular mechanisms. METHODS We performed miRNA(More)
BACKGROUND Cisplatin-based chemotherapy is the standard first-line treatment for non-small-cell lung cancers (NSCLCs); however, the long-term therapeutic effect is reduced by chemoresistance. Brain and reproductive organ-expressed (BRE) proteins are overexpressed in several cancers and have an anti-apoptotic function. However, their biological role in the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Poor viability of transplanted mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) within the ischemic heart limits their therapeutic potential for cardiac repair. Globular adiponectin (gAPN) exerts anti-apoptotic effects on several types of stem cells. Herein, we investigated the effect of gAPN on the MSCs against apoptosis induced by hypoxia and serum(More)
Cardiac microvascular endothelial cells (CMECs) extensively secrete cytokines during myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury (MIRI). Tongxinluo (TXL) has been demonstrated to preserve the function of the endothelium and myocardium against MIRI. This study was designed to identify alterations in the paracrine function of CMECs under hypoxia/reoxygenation(More)
The antibody response of patients was used to characterize the autoantigens in human colorectal carcinoma. Twenty-seven primary and 13 metastatic carcinomas with paired normal tissues were extracted and transferred onto nitrocellulose membranes by the Western transfer technique. After the transfers were incubated with the serum of the patient from whom the(More)