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Using microRNA (miRNA) expression array, we identified that miR-7 was deregulated in colorectal cancer (CRC). We studied the biological role and molecular target of miR-7 in CRC. miR-7 was downregulated in six out of seven colon cancer cell lines. Ectopic expression of miR-7 suppressed colon cancer cell proliferation (P<0.05), induced apoptosis (P<0.05) and(More)
MDC1 (NFBD1) and 53BP1 are critical mediators of the mammalian DNA damage response (DDR) at nuclear foci. Here we show by quantitative imaging assays that MDC1 and 53BP1 are similar in total copy number (~1200 copies per focus), but differ substantially in dynamics at both replication-associated nuclear bodies in normal cells and DNA repair foci in ionizing(More)
The adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) protein tumor suppressor is mutated in the majority of colon cancers. Most APC gene mutations cause deletion of the C terminus and disrupt APC regulation of beta-catenin turnover, microtubule dynamics, and chromosome segregation. Truncated APC mutant peptides may also gain unique properties, not exhibited by wild-type(More)
The breast cancer associated gene 1 (BRCA1)-A protein complex assembles at DNA damage-induced nuclear foci to facilitate repair of double-stranded breaks. Here, we describe the first systematic comparison of the dynamics, copy number and organization of its core components at foci. We show that the protein pools at individual foci generally comprise a small(More)
Epidural morphine is used for postcesarean analgesia, and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs are frequently administered to relieve uterine cramps after vaginal delivery. To assess the efficacy of a combination of low-dose epidural morphine and intramuscular diclofenac sodium in postcesarean analgesia, a double-blind, randomized study was conducted.(More)
Smad7 is a principal inhibitor of the TGFβ-Smad signalling pathway. We have investigated the functional significance of Smad7 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Smad7 knockout (KO) and wild-type (WT) mice were injected with diethylnitrosamine (DEN) to induce HCC. The effects of Smad7 on cellular features were examined in HCC cells, using a Smad7(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the adverse effect profile of tramadol by patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) with administration of the loading dose either intraoperatively or postoperatively. METHODS Sixty adult patients scheduled for elective abdominal surgery were enrolled into this prospective, randomized, double blind study. The patients were anesthetized in a(More)
UNLABELLED The combination intrathecal fentanyl (25 microg) and bupivacaine (2.5 mg) provides effective labor analgesia for approximately 90 minutes. The purpose of this prospective, randomized, double-blinded investigation was to determine if the addition of morphine (150 microg) to the intrathecal combination of fentanyl (25 microg) and bupivacaine (2.5(More)
Hemodynamic and O2 transport effects of ketamine anesthesia were evaluated in 22 critically ill patients. After placement of radial and pulmonary artery catheters, simultaneous measurement were made of cardiac output, intravascular pressures, arterial and mixed venous gases, saturations, pH, and Hct; cardiorespiratory values then were calculated for a(More)