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OBJECTIVES To investigate telomerase activity in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and its preneoplasia lesions, and to study the relationships between telomerase activity and cancer differentiation, cancer invasiveness, and lymphatic metastasis. METHODS Telomerase activity in esophageal SCC tissues, adjacent dysplasia tissues and normal epithelia(More)
Remineralization of enamel plays a crucial role in the progression of carious process and the management of early caries lesion. Based on the influence of phosphorylated proteins in biomineralization, the objective of this study was to synthesize nano-complexes of phosphorylated chitosan and amorphous calcium phosphate (Pchi-ACP), and evaluate their ability(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND It is known that arsenic trioxide (As2O3) can induce clinical remission in patients suffering from acute promyelocytic leukemia. It has been suggested that the agent might also be effective against other malignancies. This study was done to explore the efficacy of As2O3 in the treatment of human nasopharyngeal cancer xenografts in SCID(More)
An in vitro screening model using resonance light scattering (RLS) technique with 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide (MTT) reagent as the reactive probe to target cancer cell was firstly developed. In this model, MTT was reduced by viable cancer cells to produce a purple formazan. Cell viability was proportional to the number of(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to prepare a novel asymmetric chitosan guided bone regeneration (GBR) membrane, which is composed of a dense layer isolating the bone defect from the invasion of surrounding connective fibrous tissue and a loose layer which can improve cell adhesion and stabilize blood clots, thus guided bone regeneration. (More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship among nuclear DNA content, nuclear morphology, clinical response, and radiosensitivity in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and the suitability of image cytometric analysis of DNA content and nuclear morphology for predicting radiosensitivity of NPC prior to radiotherapy. STUDY DESIGN Nuclear DNA content and(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND It was documented that nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and that EBV-encoded latent membrane protein-1 expression (LMP1) plays an important role in the pathogenesis of NPC. In preclinical studies, arsenic trioxide (As2O3) has been identified as a promising anticancer agent for treatment of NPC.(More)
BACKGROUND Arsenic trioxide (As2O3) induced apoptosis and differentiation of acute promyelocytic leukaemia. A few in vivo experimental investigations of its efficacy in solid tumours have been done. This study was designed to explore the differentiation-inducing effect, and the possible mechanisms involved, of As2O3 on human nasopharyngeal carcinoma CSNE-1(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the expression of p15, p16, Rb, p27,p53 and PCNA gene proteins in different clinical stage, different position and different histological types of laryngeal carcinomas and their significance. METHOD p15, p16, Rb, p27, p53 and PCNA gene proteins were examined with immunohistochemical SP method in the paraffin-embedded specimens of(More)