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The polycomb group protein B lymphoma Mo-MLV insertion region 1 homolog (Bmi-1) is dysregulated in various cancers, and its upregulation strongly correlates with an invasive phenotype and poor prognosis in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinomas. However, the underlying mechanism of Bmi-1-mediated invasiveness remains unknown. In the current study, we found(More)
The biosynthesis and metabolism of RNA play important roles in regulating gene expression. On the other hand, it has been shown that RNA expression profiling is differentially distinct between cancer and normal cells, suggesting the possibility that aberrant regulation of RNA metabolism might be associated with the development and progression of cancer. In(More)
The Bmi-1 oncoprotein regulates proliferation and oncogenesis in human cells. Its overexpression leads to senescence bypass in human fibroblasts and immortalization of human mammary epithelial cells. In this study, we report that compared with normal nasopharyngeal epithelial cells (NPEC), Bmi-1 is overexpressed in nasopharyngeal carcinoma cell lines.(More)
PURPOSE Lipid rafts, specialized domains in cell membranes, function as physical platforms for various molecules to coordinate a variety of signal transduction processes. Flotinllin-1 (FLOT1), a marker of lipid rafts, is involved in the progression of cancer, but the precise mechanism remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to examine the role of(More)
PURPOSE The present study was aimed at clarifying the expression of astrocyte elevated gene-1 (AEG-1), one of the target genes of oncogenic Ha-ras, in breast cancer and its correlation with clinicopathologic features, including the survival of patients with breast cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN The expression of AEG-1 in normal breast epithelial cells,(More)
FOXO transcription factors are key tumor suppressors in mammalian cells. Until now, suppression of FOXOs in cancer cells was thought to be mainly due to activation of multiple onco-kinases by a phosphorylation-ubiquitylation-mediated cascade. Therefore, it was speculated that inhibition of FOXO proteins would naturally occur through a multiple step(More)
PURPOSE Golgi phosphoprotein 3 (GOLPH3) has been reported to be involved in various biologic processes. The clinical significance and biologic role of GOLPH3 in breast cancer, however, remains unknown. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Expression of GOLPH3 in normal breast cells, breast cancer cells, and 6-paired breast cancer and adjacent noncancerous tissues were(More)
Glutaminase (GLS), which converts glutamine to glutamate, plays a key role in cancer cell metabolism, growth, and proliferation. GLS is being explored as a cancer therapeutic target, but whether GLS inhibitors affect cancer cell-autonomous growth or the host microenvironment or have off-target effects is unknown. Here, we report that loss of one copy of Gls(More)
To date, the only entire Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) genomic sequence available in the database is the prototype B95.8, which was derived from an individual with infectious mononucleosis. A causative link between EBV and nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), a disease with a distinctly high incidence in southern China, has been widely investigated. However, no(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The Bmi-1 gene is a transcriptional repressor involved in oncogenesis in various human cancers. Here, we examine Bmi-1 expression in gastric carcinoma (GC) and investigates whether its expression correlates with patient prognosis. METHODS Immunohistochemistry was performed using an anti-Bmi-1 antibody on primary tumor samples of(More)