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We evaluated the relationship among the leptin receptor (LEPR) gene Gln223Arg polymorphism, body mass index (BMI), waist and hip circumference ratio (WHR), dietary structure, lifestyle, and other biomarkers with breast cancer and determined whether they could be effective for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. The Gln223Arg polymorphisms in the(More)
A somatostatin analog, vapreotide (VAP), can be used as a ligand for targeting drug delivery based on its high affinity to somatostatin receptors (SSTRs), which is overexpressed in many tumor cells. RNA interference plays an important role on downregulation of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), which is important for tumor growth, progression and(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are potential and optimal stem cells in clinical cell therapy, and fetal bovine serum (FBS) is widely used for expansion of MSCs, despite the risks of infectious disease transmission and immunological reaction of the xenogenic origin. This study was designed to compare human four blood group cord blood serum (CBS) with FBS in(More)
Diphenyl phosphine oxide-1 (DPO-1) is a potent Kv1.5 channel inhibitor that has therapeutic potential for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Many other Kv1.5 channel blockers also potently inhibit the Kv1.3 channel, but whether DPO-1 blocks Kv1.3 channels has not been investigated. The Kv1.3 channel is highly expressed in activated T cells, which is(More)
Post-operative atrial fibrillation (AF) remains a common cause of morbidity. Increasing evidence indicates that inflammation and atrial fibrosis contribute to the pathogenesis of this condition. Interleukin (IL)-17A, a potent pro-inflammatory cytokine, has been implicated in the development of a number of cardiovascular diseases. However, its role in(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the association of the changes of serum insulin, insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1), insulin-like growth factor binding proteins(IGFBPs), body mass index (BMI), waist and hip circumference ratio(WHR) with the genesis of colorectal cancer. METHODS Sera from 244 colorectal cancer patients before operation, 371 patients after operation and(More)
A cascade reaction combining the enzymatic hydrolysis of Penicillin G potassium salt (PGK) with the kinetically controlled enzymatic coupling of in situ formed 6-aminopenicillanic acid (6-APA) with p-hydroxyphenylglycine methyl ester (D-HPGM) to give amoxicillin as the final product by using a single enzyme has been demonstrated successfully. Ethylene(More)
A plasmid expressing the soluble tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-related apoptosis-inducing ligand, sTRAIL (amino acids 114-281 of TRAIL), driven by rat progression-elevated gene-3 (rPEG) promoter was constructed and evaluated. Transfection of embryonal carcinoma (EC) cells with the plasmid resulted in significant cellular apoptosis and elevated expression of(More)
Increased expression of transcriptional coactivator p300 has been observed in a variety of human cancers. However, the expression status of p300 protein/mRNA in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) tissues and its clinicopathologic/prognostic implication are poorly understood. In our study, mRNA and protein expression levels of p300 was explored by reverse(More)