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The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a clinical complication of severe acute lung injury (ALI) in humans, is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients. Despite decades of research, few therapeutic strategies for clinical ARDS have emerged. Here we carefully evaluated the effect of progranulin (PGRN) in treatment of(More)
Stress can either enhance or suppress immune functions depending on a variety of factors such as duration of stressful condition. Chronic stress has been demonstrated to exert a significant suppressive effect on immune function. However, the mechanisms responsible for this phenomenon remain to be elucidated. Here, male C57BL/6 mice were placed in a 50-ml(More)
Lung cancer, predominantly non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. There is a great need to identify critical effectors involved in metastasis of NSCLC that will facilitate the development of new therapeutic strategies. Here we evaluated the potential role of miR-125b in the metastasis of NSCLC cells. Human NSCLC(More)
Recent evidence shows that microRNAs (miRNAs) contribute to the biological effects of Toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling on various cells. Our previous data showed that TLR9 signaling could enhance the growth and metastatic potential of human lung cancer cells. However, the potential role of miRNAs in the effects of TLR9 signaling on tumor biology remains(More)
Accumulating data suggested that functional expression of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) in tumor cells was involved in tumor progression. Our previous study demonstrated that TLR9 signaling could enhance the tumor progression of human lung cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. We further showed that miR-574-5p was the mostly up-regulated miRNA in human lung(More)
Neovascularization is critical for the invasion and metastasis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, the molecular mechanism underlying the control of neovascularization of NSCLC is not completely understood. Both vascular endothelial growth factor B (VEGF-B) and matrix metalloproteinases 9 (MMP9) play essential roles in neovascularization of(More)