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PURPOSE HAb18G/CD147 is a hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)-associated antigen. We developed iodine (131I) metuximab injection (Licartin), a novel 131I-labeled HAb18G/CD147-specific monoclonal antibody Fab'2 fragment, and evaluated its safety, pharmacokinetics, and clinical efficacy on HCC in Phase I/II trials. METHODS AND MATERIALS In a Phase I trial, 28(More)
MicroRNAs are a group of small non-coding RNAs that modulate gene expression. The de-regulation of microRNA expression has been found in several types of cancer. To study the role of microRNAs in gastric cancer (GC), we analyzed the expression profile of 847 microRNAs in GC from Chinese patients. Total RNA was used for hybridization on the miRCURY LNA Array(More)
Mammalian cells grow in three-dimensions (3-D) in vivo. Commonly used two-dimensional (2-D) cell cultures are inadequate to recreate the biological microenvironment of tumor cells. The potentially different outcomes from 2-D and 3-D culture systems may have a significant impact on the relevance of experimental findings. The purpose of this study was to(More)
Amphibians have been found to be a source of agents with anticancer properties. Bufalin, for example, is an anticancer agent that may induce apoptosis by its interaction with other genes and cellular components. Certain peptides with anticancer activities have been found in amphibian skin; they include magainins, aureins, citropin 1.1 and gaegurins. These(More)
Hypoxia is known to promote malignant progression and to induce chemoresistance in cancer. However, the exact mechanisms driving hypoxia induced malignance remain elusive. We found that with exposure to hypoxic condition, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells experienced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), with(More)
OBJECTIVES This study investigated the connection among the oxidative stress, depression and expression of specific genes involved in DNA-damage signaling pathways in patients with colorectal carcinoma (CRC). METHODS A unique Dukes'C subset of patients with newly diagnosed colorectal adenocarcinoma were assessed using the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a typical hypervascular tumor, and increased levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) are associated with progression of HCC. Tumor suppression gene PTEN (phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome 10), an important antagonist of the phosphoinositide-3-kinase (PI3K)/adenosine triphosphate-dependent(More)
Recent data from several studies suggest that oxidative stress is involved in the biochemical mechanisms that underlie neuropsychiatric disorders. The present study was designed to investigate oxidative stress status in depressive patients with gastric adenocarcinoma (GA) at TNM stage III. Oxidative stress, depression and expression of specific genes were(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common malignant tumors. Most patients with HCC die within one year after diagnosis largely because of frequent tumor recurrence and metastasis. The tumor suppressor gene PTEN (phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome 10) is one of the most commonly lost or mutated genes in a variety of human(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the expression levels and clinical significance of cyclin D1 and estrogen receptor (ER) in breast cancer. METHODS Immunohistochemical staining was performed to detect the expression levels of cyclin D1 and ER in 102 breast cancers and 60 normal breast tissue specimens. Referring to clinicopathological parameters and 5-year follow-up(More)