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OBJECTIVES To explore the applicability of the current prognostic models for nonmetastatic renal cell carcinoma in the Chinese population based on a single center experience. METHODS Clinical and pathological variables of 653 nonmetastatic renal cell carcinoma patients were retrospectively reviewed. Seven models were used to predict the prognosis,(More)
Eg5 is a member of the kinesin family of proteins, which associates with bipolar spindle formation in dividing tumor cells during mitosis. The aim of our study is to investigate the prognostic role of Eg5 expression in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC). RCC tissue specimens from 164 consecutively treated patients who underwent surgery between 2005(More)
BACKGROUND p27Kip1 plays a major role as a negative regulator of the cell cycle. The regulation of p27Kip1 degradation is mediated by its specific ubiquitin ligase subunits S-phase kinase protein (Skp) 2 and cyclin-dependent kinase subunit (Cks) 1. However, little is known regarding the prognostic utility of p27Kip1, Skp2 and Cks1 expression in renal cell(More)
Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-3 (TIMP-3) is one of a family of proteins inhibiting matrix metalloproteinases, which has also been identified as a mediator for checking inflammation. Meanwhile, it is well known that inflammation causes the activation of the immune response. However, it is not clear whether TIMP-3 plays a role in the immune system. In(More)
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is one of the most common malignancies in adults, and there is still no acknowledged biomarker for its diagnosis, prognosis, recurrence monitoring, and treatment stratification. Besides, little is known about the post-translational modification (PTM) of proteins in RCC. Here, we performed quantitative proteomic analysis on 12(More)
BACKGROUND The goal of this study was to investigate the roles of PIM-1 in prostate cancer (CaP) cell proliferation and apoptosis, and to assess the potential of PIM-1 as a target for CaP therapy. METHODS Using RNAi technology, we knocked down the expression of PIM-1 in PC-3 cell. After siRNA transfection, cell morphology, cell proliferation, cell cycle,(More)
Renal angiomyolipoma (AML) is a benign tumor. However, rare cases of renal AML demonstrate aggressive behaviors such as tumor thrombus extension into the inferior vena cava (IVC). We successfully treated a case of epithelioid AML in the right kidney involving the IVC. We also reviewed and analyzed 45 case reports of the common type of AML. Radiologists and(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical significance of CD4(+) T cells in non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) tissues in situ. METHODS Immunohistochemistry was used to examine the distribution of CD4(+) T cells in 131 NMIBC tissues. Kaplan-Meier analysis and Cox proportional hazards regression models were applied to estimate(More)
Prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the worldwide, it's important to find new prognostic factors and therapeutic targets. microRNAs play critical roles in the development and progression of prostate cancer. Here we revealed miR-1301 promoted prostate cancer progression. miR-1301 was upregulated in prostate cancer tissues and(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore molecular mechanisms of bladder cancer (BC), network strategy was used to find biomarkers for early detection and diagnosis. METHODS The differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between bladder carcinoma patients and normal subjects were screened using empirical Bayes method of the linear models for microarray data package.(More)