Ling-Fei Wu

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AIM To evaluate the value of miniprobe sonography (MPS), spiral CT and MR imaging (MRI) in the tumor and regional lymph node staging of esophageal cancer. METHODS Eight-six patients (56 men and 30 women; age range of 39-73 years, mean 62 years) with esophageal carcinoma were staged preoperatively with imaging modalities. Of them, 81 (94 %) had squamous(More)
AIM To investigate effects of adenosine on cell proliferation and apoptosis in human HepG2 cells. METHODS HepG2 cells were incubated in the presence of adenosine (0.1-5 mmol/L) for 12-48 h, and the effect of adenosine on cell proliferation was evaluated by using 3-(4,5-dimethyl-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl-2H-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay. Hoechst 33342(More)
Long non-coding RNA MEG3 is suggested to function as a tumor suppressor. However, the activation mechanism of MEG3 is still not well understood and data are not available on its role under adenosine-induced apoptosis. In this study, HepG2 cells were treated with adenosine or 5-Aza‑cdR. Methylation status of MEG3 promoter was detected by methylation specific(More)
Adenosine can exhibit cytotoxic activity in vivo and in vitro, though its mechanisms are still uncertain. In this study, we investigated the adenosine-mediated apoptotic signaling pathway and the role of NF-kappaB in human hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2 cells. HepG2 cells were treated with different concentrations of adenosine for 12-48 h, and the effect of(More)
Apoptosis plays a critical role in the development and homeostasis of multicellular organisms, and endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) is one of the intrinsic apoptosis pathways. Previous studies have shown that adenosine induces apoptosis in several cancer cell lines. However, the molecular mechanism remains poorly(More)
Endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS)-mediated cell apoptosis has been implicated in the development of multiple diseases such as cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and ischemic reperfusion damage. Previous studies have demonstrated the adenosine-induced apoptosis in several tumor cell lines. However, the role of ERS in adenosine-induced human hepatoma HepG2(More)
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play important roles in diverse biological processes. Although downregulation of lncRNA maternally expressed gene 3 (MEG3) has been identified in several types of cancers, little is known concerning its biological role and regulatory mechanism in hepatoma. Our previous studies demonstrated that MEG3 induces apoptosis in a(More)
Our previous studies show that adenosine-induced apoptosis is involved in endoplasmic reticulum stress in HepG2 cells. In this study, we have investigated whether knockdown of GRP78 by short hairpin RNA (shRNA) increases the cytotoxic effects of adenosine in HepG2 cells. The adenovirus vector-delivered shRNA targeting GRP78 (Ad-shGRP78) was constructed and(More)
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play important roles in diverse biological processes, such as cell growth, apoptosis and migration. Although downregulation of lncRNA MEG3 has been identified in several cancers, little is known about its role in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The aim of the present study was to detect MEG3 expression in clinical(More)
AIM To determine the expression of c-fos in gastric myenteric plexus and spinal cord of rats with cervical spondylosis and its clinical significance. METHODS A cervical spondylosis model was established in rats by destroying the stability of cervical posterior column, and the cord segments C(4-6) and gastric antrum were collected 3, 4 and 5 mo after the(More)
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