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Englerin A is a structurally unique natural product reported to selectively inhibit growth of renal cell carcinoma cell lines. A large scale phenotypic cell profiling experiment (CLiP) of englerin A on ¬over 500 well characterized cancer cell lines showed that englerin A inhibits growth of a subset of tumor cell lines from many lineages, not just renal cell(More)
Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is an autosomal dominantly inherited neoplastic disorder characterized by marked phenotypic variability and age-dependent penetrance. This disease is caused by germline mutations in the VHL tumor suppressor gene. Systematic physical examinations, imaging assessments and molecular genetic tests for the VHL gene were performed(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the imaging and clinical prognostic indicators for early hematoma enlargement after spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). METHODS In 126 patients, spontaneous ICH was diagnosed by computed tomography (CT) within 4 hours of disease onset. Repeat CT was performed after 24 hours to detect the development of hematoma enlargement. A(More)
BACKGROUND Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) application to the dorsal root ganglia can reduce neuropathic pain (NP) in animal models, but the effect of PRF on damaged peripheral nerves has not been examined. We investigated the effect of PRF to the rat sciatic nerve (SN) on pain-related behavior and SN ultrastructure following chronic constriction injury (CCI).(More)
Knowledge about the normal human cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) proteome serves as a baseline reference for CSF biomarker discovery and provides insight into CSF physiology. In this study, high-pH reverse-phase liquid chromatography (hp-RPLC) was first integrated with a TripleTOF 5600 mass spectrometer to comprehensively profile the normal CSF proteome. A total(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the rate of acute hydrocephalus in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) and evaluate its clinical prognosis and treatment options. We recruited 152 patients who had ruptured cerebral aneurysms between 2006 and 2010. Sequential CT scans were performed 24-72 hours after haemorrhage to examine the(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the antiprostate cancer effects of Celastrol on prostate cancer cells' proliferation, apoptosis, and cell cycle distribution, as well as the correlation to the regulation of hERG. METHODS DU145 cells were treated with various concentrations of Celastrol (0.25-16.0 μmol/L) for 0-72 hours. MTT assay was used to evaluate the inhibition(More)
Integrin αvβ3 is overexpressed in both neovasculature and glioma cells. We aimed to evaluate (68)gallium-BNOTA-PRGD2 ((68)Ga-PRGD2) as a new reagent for noninvasive integrin αvβ3 imaging in glioma patients. With informed consent, 12 patients with suspicious brain glioma, as diagnosed by enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning, were enrolled to(More)
BACKGROUND This randomized, open-label, multicenter, phase II clinical trial was conducted to assess the anti-tumor efficacy and safety of replication-deficient adenovirus mutant thymidine kinase (ADV-TK) in combination with ganciclovir administration in patients with recurrent high-grade glioma (HGG). PATIENTS AND METHODS 53 patients with recurrent HGG(More)
Pseudoprogression disease (PsPD) is commonly observed during glioblastoma (GBM) follow-up after adjuvant therapy. Because it is difficult to differentiate PsPD from true early progression of GBM, we have used a quantitative proteomics strategy to identify molecular signatures and develop predictive markers of PsPD. An initial screening of three PsPD and(More)