Li-zhong Liang

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OBJECTIVE Submandibular gland obstruction caused by foreign body is relatively uncommon. We discuss the diagnosis and management of foreign body-induced submandibular sialadenitis by an illustrative case report and review of the literature. STUDY DESIGN We report a case of a patient who suffered from obstructive submandibular sialadenitis caused by an(More)
PURPOSE This study investigated the application of a computer-aided design and manufacturing technique of defining tumor resection, fibula cutting, and positioning by surgical templates in mandibular reconstructive surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS Four patients who required mandibulectomy and simultaneous reconstruction were enrolled in this study.(More)
The forkhead transcription factor, Foxp3, has been identified as a key player in CD4(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs) function and a definitive marker of Tregs. Recently, it was reported that Foxp3 could be expressed by tumor cells themselves. The present study was to investigate the expression of Foxp3 in tongue squamous cells carcinoma (TSCC)(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the roles of Notch signaling in the oncogenesis and cytodifferentiation of cemento-ossifying fibroma, the expressions of Notch receptors and ligands were detected in COF and normal jaw bones. MATERIALS AND METHODS The expressions of Notch1, Notch3, Jagged1, and Jagged2 were detected by reverse transcriptase(More)
Metastasis-associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1 (MALAT1), a long non-coding RNA (lncRNA), was the earliest discovered to be correlated with cancer and contributes to the initiation and development of several types of tumors. Dysregulation of MALAT1 expression is frequently observed in many types of cancer such as gastric cancer, esophageal squamous(More)
The forkhead transcription factor Foxp3 is essential for differentiation and activation of regulatory T cells (Tregs), and used to be regarded as specific transcription factor of Tregs. In recent years, Foxp3 expression in tumor cells (cancer cell-derived Foxp3) has gained great interest, but its function and molecular mechanisms remain incompletely(More)
BACKGROUND Although autophagy is universally involved in tumorigenesis and tumor progression, the roles of autophagy and autophagy-regulating genes in salivary gland adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) remain unknown. In this study, we investigated the expression of the autophagy-regulating genes Beclin-1, death-associated protein kinase-1, ultraviolet radiation(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between autophagy and chemotherapy in cancer has been studied a lot recent years. However, there is currently no study on the role of autophagy in chemotherapy of adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of human salivary glands. We hypothesized that autophagy plays a protective role for human salivary gland ACC cells during chemotherapy,(More)
BACKGROUND Previous genomic studies revealed phosphotidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt pathway mutation in human salivary gland adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC). No validation of its prognostic value has been reported. METHODS P-Akt, pan-Akt, phosphorylated-mammalian target of rapamycin (p-mTOR), PI3K, and insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor beta (IGF-1Rβ)(More)
BACKGROUND Involvement of Notch signaling in several tumors is well known, but its role in tongue squamous cell carcinoma remains poorly characterized. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the roles of Notch signaling in the oncogenesis of tongue carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Tumor specimens and adjacent non-neoplastic tongue tissues from 74(More)