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AIM OF THE STUDY Platelet-derived growth factor B (PDGF-B), a vital growth factor which can induce angiogenesis and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), is important in the metastasis of many tumors. However, the roles of PDGF-B in gastric carcinoma are largely unknown. We investigated the correlation between PDGF-B, PDGFR-β and E-cadherin expression(More)
Oncogenic activation of VEGF is found in various malignancies, including ovarian cancer. In this study, we investigate the role of microRNA (miRNA) in the regulation of VEGF in ovarian cancer. We find that miR-718 is expressed at low levels and inversely correlates with VEGF expression in ovarian cancer specimens. MiR-718 also directly targets and represses(More)
High mobility group protein A2 (HMGA2) and octamer-binding transcription factor 4 (Oct4) are transcription factors that play major roles in the acquisition of cancer stemness phenotypes and tumorigenicity of malignant neoplasms. The aim of this study was to analyze the association between HMGA2 and Oct4 expression and various clinicopathologic features in(More)
High mobility group protein A2 (HMGA2) is an architectural transcription factor that plays an important role in development and progression of malignant neoplasias. Recently, some studies reported that HMGA2 is also implicated in epithelial–mesenchymal transitions (EMT) and cancer stem cells. But the underlying mechanisms of these conditions are poorly(More)
The high mobility group protein A2 (HMGA2) is an architectural transcription factor that plays an important role in the development and progression of many malignant neoplasms. High expression of HMGA2 in gastric cancer correlates with invasiveness of cancer and is an independent prognostic factor. The reason for this might be HMGA2 promoting(More)
Krüppel-like factor 4 (KLF4) is a zinc-finger protein that plays an important role in the progression of gastric carcinoma. The abnormal activation of β-catenin frequently occurs in gastric cancer and has been associated with the promotion of tumor growth, invasion and metastasis. However, the potential interaction between KLF4 and β-catenin during gastric(More)
Tuberculosis (TB), caused by infection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is a major challenge to global public health. The SP110 (Speckled 110) gene, which is considered as a host genetic susceptibility to TB, has been widely studied in recent years, yet the results were somewhat contradictory and indeterminate. We systematically searched published literatures(More)
OBJECTIVES Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein family verprolin-homologous protein 1 (WAVE1) has been shown to promote cancer invasion and metastasis. However, no evidence has been found to identify the role of WAVE1 in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). This study aims to determine the effect of WAVE1 expression and investigate a possible relationship between(More)
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a prevalent disease worldwide and during its conventional treatment, vascular complications remain unavoidable. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (GBP) is able to induce the remission of T2DM. However, studies of duodenal-jejunal bypass (DJB), a modified procedure of GBP, are being carried out to investigate its ability to induce(More)
AMFR, autocrine motility factor receptor, also called gp78, is a cell surface cytokine receptor which has a dual role as an E3 ubiquitin ligase in endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation. AMFR expression is associated with tumor malignancy. We here investigated the clinical significance of AMFR and its role in metastasis and prognosis in gastric(More)