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BACKGROUND Histone deacetylase (HDAC) plays an important role in the deacetylation of histone, which can alter gene expression patterns and affect cell behavior associated with malignant transformation. The aims of this study were to investigate the relationships between HDAC1, HDAC2, clinicopathologic characteristics, patient prognosis and apoptosis, to(More)
p120-catenin, a member of the Armadillo gene family, has emerged as both a master regulator of cadherin stability and an important modulator of small GTPase activities. Therefore, it plays novel roles in tumor malignant phenotype, such as invasion and metastasis. We have reported previously that abnormal expression of p120-catenin is associated with lymph(More)
Ezrin, one of the ezrin–radixin–moesin proteins, is involved in the formation of cell membrane processes such as lamellipodia and filopodia and acts as a membrane–cytoskeleton linker. Its aberrant expression correlates with development and progression of several human cancers. However, the expression of ezrin and its role in lung cancer are currently(More)
The Hippo signaling pathway is a critical regulator of organ size control during development, and its deregulation is associated with cancers. Acting downstream of this pathway, Yes-associated protein (YAP) was implicated in tumorigenesis. The present study aimed to explore the expression patterns and clinical significance of YAP in human colorectal cancer(More)
BACKGROUND We previously reported that overexpression of Axin downregulates T cell factor-4 (TCF-4) transcription. However, the mechanism(s) by which Axin downregulates the transcription and expression of TCF-4 is not clear. It has been reported that beta-catenin promotes and p53 inhibits TCF-4 transcription, respectively. The aim of this study was to(More)
Axin is an important negative regulator of Wnt pathway. We have reported that reduced expression of Axin could be detected in lung cancer tissues, but the mechanism is not clear. By analyzing the genomic sequence, we note that Axin gene promoter is rich in CpGs. Little is known about the methylation status of Axin gene in lung cancer. So, nested MSP and(More)
The interaction of connexin 43 and E-cadherin may play an important role in carcinogenesis and malignant behaviour of tumours. In this study, we examined the relationship between connexin 43 and E-cadherin in human non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC). Expression levels of connexin 43 and E-cadherin were examined in 107 NSCLC specimens by(More)
Thymomas of the same histological subtype sometimes manifest different biological behaviors. Metastasis Tumor Antigen-2 (MTA2) is targeted by the transcriptional repressor Kaiso, the distribution which is thought to be modulated by p120catenin (p120ctn). It is currently unclear if expression of p120ctn, Kaiso, and MTA2 relates to the biological behavior of(More)
UNLABELLED Low-grade cribriform cystadenocarcinoma (LGCCC) is a recently described rare tumor of salivary gland which exhibits clinically indolent behavior. This tumor predominantly consists of intraductal components and frequently exhibits papillary-cystic or cribriform proliferation pattern. Considering the histological features of LGCCC, it should be(More)
A disintegrin and metalloprotease 10 (ADAM10) is upregulated in several cancers and associates with malignant cancer progression. However, its expression pattern in bladder cancer remains unexplored. In the present study, we examined ADAM10 expression in 105 bladder cancer specimens using immunohistochemistry. We found ADAM10 overexpression in 51 of 105(More)