Lu Yun-tao

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BACKGROUND The arachnoid membrane in the suprasellar region may affect the growth pattern of sellar and suprasellar tumors however, the topographic relationships between the pituitary stalk and the surrounding arachnoid membranes remained unclear. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the anatomical and histological characteristics of the(More)
Glioma proliferation is a multistep process during which a sequence of genetic and epigenetic alterations randomly occur to affect the genes controlling cell proliferation, cell death and genetic stability. microRNAs are emerging as important epigenetic modulators of multiple target genes, leading to abnormal cellular signaling involving cellular(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the membranous layers of the human pituitary gland and their relationships with invasive adenomas. METHODS Histological and microdissection techniques were used to study 8 fetal and 10 adult human cadavers, respectively. The distribution of the membranous layers was observed, and their thickness was(More)
BACKGROUND The Arg399Gln polymorphism in the X-ray cross-complementing group 1 (XRCC1) had been implicated in cancer susceptibility. The previous published data on the association between XRCC1 Arg399Gln polymorphism and cancer risk remained controversial. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS To derive a more precise estimation of the association between the(More)
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