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The transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signaling pathway is believed to contribute to carcinoma development by increasing cell invasiveness and metastasis and inducing the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Protein phosphatase PPM1A has been reported to dephosphorylate TGF-β-activated Smad2/3, thus inhibiting the TGF-β signaling pathway. In this(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether types I and II epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) differ in CT and MRI imaging features. METHODS For this retrospective study, we enrolled 65 patients with 68 ovarian lesions that have been pathologically proven to be EOC. Of these patients, 38 cases underwent MR examinations only, 15 cases underwent CT examinations only, and 12(More)
Anoctamin/TMEM16 family members have recently been identified as novel calcium-activated chloride channels, and dysregulation of many family members participates in tumorigenesis and progression. However, the exact role of anoctamin5 (ANO5), one member of this family, in thyroid cancer is still not clarified. In this study, we firstly found that the(More)
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