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Bladder cancer ranks the second most common genitourinary tract cancer, and muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) accounts for approximately 25 % of all bladder cancer cases with high mortality. In the current study, with a total of 202 treatment-naïve primary MIBC patients identified from The Cancer Genome Atlas dataset, we comprehensively analyzed the(More)
Replication-deficient adenovirus (Adv5)-based vectors containing either wild-type p53 or the beta-gal marker gene were introduced into cells of the T98G (p53 mutant) and U87MG (p53 wild-type) human glioma cell lines. The wild-type p53 gene was successfully expressed in each cell line as shown by flow cytometry and Western blotting. The presence of the(More)
Several years ago we showed that prostaglandins (PGs) are potent radioprotective agents. To investigate further the potential use of these compounds we employed quantitative measures of murine hair loss and regrowth to assess the effects of PG administration before multi-dose fractionated radiation exposures. We compared these results with findings(More)
The lymphoblastoid cell lines WI-L2-NS and TK6 were derived from a non-clonal pool of cells taken from a human spleen. Despite their common background they exhibit marked differences in radiosensitivities; D0 values of 93 and 67 cGy have been reported for WI-L2-NS and TK6 cells respectively. We show here that this differential radiosensitivity is due to a(More)
Our previous studies in mice demonstrated that systemic or topical 16,16 dm PGE2 protected against single dose radiation-induced hair loss. We have now investigated prostaglandin, or WR-2721, protection against murine alopecia produced by varying doses and schedules of fractionated radiation. On days one to eight after hair was plucked from the thighs of(More)
OBJECTIVE We conducted this meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to investigate whether remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) could improve graft functions in kidney transplantation. METHODS PubMed, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library were comprehensively searched to identify all eligible studies by October 5, 2016. The treatment effects(More)
Papillary renal cell carcinoma (pRCC) is the second most prevalent subtype of kidney cancers. In the current study, we analyzed the global microRNA (miRNA) expression profiles in pRCC, with the aim to evaluate the relationship of miRNA expression with the progression and prognosis of pRCC.A total of 163 treatment-naïve primary pRCC patients were identified(More)
The clinical development of radioprotectors, such as misoprostol, to protect normal tissue during cancer treatment must proceed with the assurance that tumors are not protected similarly or significantly. To provide data on this critical question, radiation-induced growth delay with or without the presence of misoprostol was measured in four murine tumors(More)
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