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The long noncoding RNA HOTAIR has been reported as a poor prognostic biomarker in patients with breast cancer. The aim of the present study is to examine the expression pattern of HOTAIR in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and its clinical significance as well as its biological role in tumor progression. We examined the expression of HOTAIR in 110 HCC samples(More)
Metastasis-associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1(MALAT1), a long non-coding RNA (lncRNA), is up-regulated in many solid tumors and associated with cancer metastasis and recurrence. However, its role in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains poorly understood. In the present study, we evaluated the expression of MALAT1 by quantitative real-time PCR in(More)
Plants under low temperature (LT) stress exhibit a C-repeat binding factor (CBF)-dependent responsive pathway. The transcription factors in the CBF family, existing in multiple plant species, are the key regulators of the cold-responsive (COR) genes. CBF1 and CBF3 are regulated in a different way from CBF2, and CBF4 is the only known CBF gene definitely(More)
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were quantified in 30 soil profiles from the Yangtze River Delta Region, in east China. Relative concentrations of PAH compounds with different benzene rings and ratios of fluoranthene to fluoranthene plus pyrene and benz(a)anthracene to benz(a)anthracene plus chrysene were used to identify the possible sources of(More)
The whole-animal content of the cortisol was measured in embryos and larvae of tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus), rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), ayu (Plecoglossus altivelis), milkfish (Chanos chanos), and yellowfin bream (Acanthropagrus latus) by radioimmunoassay following the validation of an extraction method. The total cortisol content in tilapia(More)
INTRODUCTION Liver transplantation (LT) has been the treatment of choice for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This study was designed to summarize our experience in LT for HCC patients and establish a new set of criteria for patient selection and prognosis prediction. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data of 195 patients with HCC were retrospectively(More)
The interaction between plants and plant-growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) is a complex, reciprocal process. On the one hand, plant compounds such as carbohydrates and amino acids serve as energy sources for PGPR. On the other hand, PGPR promote plant growth by synthesizing plant hormones and increasing mineral availability in the soil. Here, we(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the role of CD24 in tumor invasion and prognostic significance in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN CD24 expression was measured in stepwise metastatic HCC cell lines, tumor, peritumoral tissues, and normal liver tissues by quantitative real-time PCR and Western blot. The role of CD24 in HCC was investigated by(More)
Using a panel of 20 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines established from previously untreated patients, we investigated the relationships between intrinsic chemoresistance (to four agents used commonly in the therapy of NSCLC) and HER-2/neu gene expression (which encodes glycoprotein p185neu), p53 gene mutations, and cell proliferation(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have shown that high expression levels of class I histone deacetylases (HDACs) correlate with malignant phenotype and poor prognosis in some human tumors. However, the expression patterns and prognostic role of class I HDAC isoforms in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remain unclear. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS The expression(More)