Qinxian Zhang

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Pleiomorphic adenoma gene-like 1 (PLAGL1, also known as LOT1 and ZAC) is a zinc-finger nuclear transcription factor, which possesses antiproliferative effects and is frequently epigenetically silenced during tumorigenesis. PLAGL1 gene is located on 6q24-25, a chromosomal region that is frequently deleted in various kinds of cancers.(More)
Whelming evidence has demonstrated that WW domain containing E3 ubiquitin protein ligase 1 (WWP1) participates in a wide variety of biological processes and is tightly related to the initiation and progression of many tumors. Currently, although mounting evidence supports a role of WWP1 in tumor promotion and tumorigenesis, the potential roles of WWP1 and(More)
To determine the expression of nucleostemin (NS), epidermal growth factor (EGF) and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mRNA in human esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) tissues and their association in a human ESCC cell line. The expression of NS, EGF and EGFR mRNA was determined in paired normal esophageal and ESCC tissues of 62 patients using(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence and the diversity of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) among Escherichia coli isolates in Zhengzhou, China. METHODS Clinical isolates were collected and investigated from the first affiliated hospital of Zhengzhou University and its associated health-care facilities in Zhengzhou, China, during the period from(More)
This study examined the role of lymphotoxin (LT)-alpha in host defense against airborne infection with Francisella tularensis, a gram-negative facultative intracellular bacterium and the causative agent of tularemia. Following a low-dose aerosol infection with the highly virulent type A strain of F. tularensis, mice deficient in LTalpha (LTalpha-/-)(More)
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), caused by various mutations in a spectrum of cancer driver genes, may have distinct pathological characteristics and drug responses. Extensive genetic screening and pathological characterization is required for the design of customized therapies to improve patient outcomes. Notably, NSCLC in never-smokers exhibits(More)
Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with echinoderm microtubule-associated protein-like 4-anaplastic lymphoma kinase (EML4-ALK) translocation is resistant to epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), including gefitinib and erlotinib, but responds to the ALK-TKI crizotinib. Characterization of EML4-ALK translocation may(More)
RNA interference (RNAi), an evolutionarily conserved process of gene silencing, is now a common tool in gene functional studies. However, potential "off-target effects" is one of major concerns in RNAi experiment associated with false positive results. Apart from continuing improvement in small interfering RNA (siRNA) designs, there is no method available(More)
Cellulose is the most abundant polymer on Earth and in recent years, renewed interest has developed in its use for the production of biofuels and other value added products. Cellulose is degraded to glucose by the concerted action of cellulolytic enzymes that include cellulases, cellobiohydrolases, and beta-glucosidases. In many cases, these enzymes are(More)
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is characterized by a diminished platelet count, an autoimmune condition with antibodies against platelets and an increased tendency to bleed. The association between ITP and solid tumors is uncommon. Cytokine-induced killer (CIK) cell therapy is a well tolerated and promising cancer treatment with minimal toxicity.(More)
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