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BACKGROUND MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been shown to play pivotal roles in diverse biological processes. Altered expressions of miR-17-5p in several tumor types have been reported. However, the expression and clinical significance of serum miR-17-5p in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are unclear. METHODOLOGY The expression of miR-17-5p was(More)
There has been considerable work on user browsing models for search engine results, both organic and sponsored. The click-through rate (CTR) of a result is the product of the probability of examination (will the user look at the result) times the perceived relevance of the result (probability of a click given examination). Past papers have assumed that when(More)
G protein-coupled estrogen receptor 1 (GPER1) is widely expressed in human breast cancers correlating with increased tumor size and malignancy. Although estrogen signaling via GPER1 was extensively studied in recent years, the underlying molecular mechanism of GPER1-associated metastasis of breast cancer still remains unclear. In this study, the main aims(More)
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a growing public health problem. Due to long duration of therapy and concurrent use of multiple second-line drugs, adverse drug events (ADEs) are regarded as the most important clinical consideration in patients undergoing anti-MDR-TB treatment. To evaluate the frequency and type of treatment-related ADEs owing(More)
Numerous proteases are known to be necessary for cancer development and progression including matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), tissue serine proteases, and cathepsins. The goal of this research is to develop an Fe/Fe3O4 nanoparticle-based system for clinical diagnostics, which has the potential to measure the activity of cancer-associated proteases in(More)
This study aimed to examine HIF-2α, TWIST, and CXCR4 expression in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and assesses the association of their expression with clinicopathological indicators. HIF-2α, TWIST, and CXCR4 protein expression in 129 PTCs, 61 nodular hyperplasia, and 118 normal thyroid tissue specimens was analyzed using immunohistochemistry. The(More)
Hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) is upregulated by hypoxia, and involved in tumor growth and metastasis in many malignant tumors including papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). Metallothionein (MT) is a group of small molecular weight cysteine-rich proteins with a broad variety of functions. SLUG is a member of SNAIL superfamily of zinc finger(More)
Clinical and epidemiological studies have shown that estrogen may be involved in the development and progression of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). G protein-coupled estrogen receptor 1 (GPER1) is a novel seven-transmembrane estrogen receptor that functions alongside traditional nuclear estrogen receptors (ERs) to regulate the cellular responses to(More)
BACKGROUND Prehospital delay is still now the main barrier in receiving acute stroke therapy. Increase public awareness of stroke warning signs may help to activate emergency medical services and reduce prehospital delay. Our objectives were to survey the recognition of stroke warning signs among residents of Yuzhong District in Chongqing, China, and(More)
TGF-β1, SNAI1 and MMP-9 are implicated in tumor invasion and metastasis. The purpose of this study was to examine TGF-β1, SNAI1 and MMP-9 expression in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), and to assess association of TGF-β1, SNAI1 and MMP-9 expression with several clinicopathological indicators of PTC. TGF-β1, SNAI1 and MMP-9 protein expression in 83 PTCs(More)