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Identifying predictive biomarkers for colorectal cancer would facilitate diagnosis and treatment of the disease. This study aimed to investigate the association of the serological biomarkers CEA, CA19–9, CA125, CYFRA21–1 and CA72–4 with patient characteristics and disease outcomes in colorectal cancer. Patients (N = 373) with colorectal cancer were(More)
AIM There is still no accepted conclusion regarding the clinical features and related risk factors of patients with fatty liver. The large-scale clinical studies have not carried out yet in Guangzhou area. The aim of the present study was to investigate the clinical features and related risk factors of patients with fatty liver in Guangzhou area. METHODS(More)
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma has a high rate of neural invasion (80 to 100%) and can be associated with moderate to severe pain in pancreatic cancer. Treatment of pain with celiac plexus blockage (CPB) combined with the three-step ladder utilization of pharmaceutical analgesics following WHO guidelines is used, but the evidence in randomized controlled(More)
Msi1 (Musashi 1) is regarded as a marker for neural and intestinal epithelial stem cells. However, it is still unclear whether Msi1-positive cells derived from mouse embryonic stem cells have the ability to differentiate into neural or intestinal epithelial cells. A pMsi1-GFP (green fluorescent protein) reporter plasmid was constructed in order to sort(More)
Proliferative change and intestinal barrier dysfunction in intestinal mucosa of diabetes have been described, but the differentiation characteristics of intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) and the mechanisms in the IECs development remain unclear. To explore the intestinal epithelial constitution patterns and barrier function, the diabetic mouse model was(More)
AIM To investigate the characteristics and short-term efficacy of sulfasalazine (SASP) in patients with mildly and moderately active ulcerative colitis (UC). METHODS Two hundred and twenty-eight patients with mildly and moderately active UC were recruited, 106 patients in 1993-1995, and 122 patients in 2000-2002, they were assigned as the 1990s group (n =(More)
Conditioned medium from mesenchymal stem cells (MSC-CM) may represent a promising alternative to MSCs transplantation, however, the low concentrations of growth factors in non-activated MSC-CM hamper its clinical application. Recent data indicated that the paracrine potential of MSCs could be enhanced by inflammatory factors. Herein, we pre-activated(More)
AIMS β-Catenin accumulation promotes proliferation. However, the correlation between proliferation of colorectal epithelium and β-catenin in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) patients remains unclear. METHODS Colorectal epithelium samples from distal ends of colorectal adenocarcinomas without histological aberrances were divided into two groups: DM patients(More)
In previous studies, we have reported the abnormal proliferation and differentiation of intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) in diabetes mellitus (DM) mice. The insulin receptor (IR) and its downstream mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase (MAPKK also known as MEK)/extracellular-regulated protein kinase (ERK) pathway is a classic pathway associated with(More)
OBJECTIVES Depression of the Notch/Hes1 pathway has been reported to play a role in abnormal differentiation of intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) in diabetes mellitus (DM). However, the mechanism by which this pathway influences IEC differentiation has remained unclear. In this study, we have investigated the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in regulating the(More)