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BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation can induce a distinct inflammatory reaction with marked infiltration of lymphocytes after direct tumor destruction. In this study, we investigated the status of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) after HIFU ablation of human breast cancer and explored mechanisms(More)
T cell-mediated immune responses represent the main cellular antitumor immunity in cancer patients. Recent studies have shown that that both surgical procedure and radiation therapy could cause the functional suppression of lymphocyte-mediated cellular immunity. The purpose of current study is to evaluate whether high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)(More)
Previous studies have shown that high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation can trigger activation of host antitumor responses after direct tumor destruction. The goal of this study was to investigate the status and functions of tumor-infiltrating antigen presenting cells (APCs) after HIFU ablation of human breast cancer, and to explore the(More)
Immunosuppression in a patient with malignant tumor is a major obstacle in cancer treatment. In this study, we investigated changes in the circulating level of all measured immunosuppressive cytokines in patients with malignancy before and after high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment. Fifteen patients with solid malignancy were enrolled in this(More)
BACKGROUND The effects of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) on arteriosclerosis (AS) after kidney transplantation and the molecular mechanisms involved remain unclear. METHODS Samples were collected from 30 healthy volunteers and 30 renal transplant recipients (RTRs) to determine the levels of AGEs and to observe both histological changes and(More)
To derive a precise estimation of the associations between the cytochrome P450 1B1 (CYP1B1) 4326C/G variants and prostate cancer (PCa) risk or aggressiveness, a meta-analysis was performed using all eligible published studies. Odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were estimated to assess the association in seven literature studies with 2788(More)
To determine the risk, malignant degree and clinical progression of prostate cancer (PCa) associated with mouse double-minute 2 protein (MDM2) T309G variants, a meta-analysis was performed on all eligible published studies. Odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were estimated to assess these associations in seven studies that included 5151(More)
Molecular chirality is introduced at liquid-solid interfaces. A ring-like aggregation of amyloid Aβ(1-40) on N-isobutyryl-L-cysteine (L-NIBC)-modified gold substrate occurs at low Aβ(1-40) concentration, while D-NIBC modification only results in rod-like aggregation. Utilizing atomic force microscope controlled tip-enhanced Raman scattering, we directly(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE Oxaliplatin, an active agent used widely in treating digestive tract tumors, displays a frequent dose-limiting neurotoxicity. This study was to assess the clinical efficacy of amifostine in preventing neurotoxicity induced by oxaliplatin. METHODS A total of 92 patients with colorectal cancer or gastric cancer were enrolled, and(More)
Osteopontin (OPN) is highly correlated with cyclosporine A (CsA) nephrotoxicity. As epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of renal tubular epithelial cells plays an important role in CsA nephropathy, we investigated whether OPN mediated EMT of renal tubular epithelial cells upon CsA stimulation. OPN knockdown suppresses CsA induced EMT on NRK52E cells,(More)