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Matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) is an enzyme with proteolytic activity against matrix proteins, particularly basement membrane constituents. A single nucleotide polymorphism C-->T transition at -1306, which disrupts an Sp1-type promoter site (CCACC box), displayed a strikingly lower promoter activity with T allele. Our study investigated whether the(More)
PURPOSE Matrix metalloproteinase-1 and matrix metalloproteinase-3 are implicated in all steps of cancer initiation, invasion, and metastasis. Recently, several genetic studies have demonstrated that matrix metalloproteinase-1-1607 ins/delG (1G/2G) polymorphism and matrix metalloproteinase-3-1612 ins/delA (5A/6A) polymorphism modify each transcriptional(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the polymorphisms of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) and -9 (MMP-9) promoters contribute to the development and progression of colorectal cancer in Chinese population. METHODS the PCR-based denaturing high-performance liquid chromatography or PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism technique respectively was(More)
Optimistic fair exchange is a kind of protocols to solve the problem of fair exchange between two parties. Almost all the previous work on this topic are provably secure only in the random oracle model. In PKC 2007, Dodis et al. considered optimistic fair exchange in a multiuser setting, and showed that the security of an optimistic fair exchange in a(More)
Cadmium (Cd) is a common environmental pollutant, and urinary Cd (UCd) is generally used as a marker of exposure; however, our understanding on the related urinary metabolic changes caused by Cd exposure is still not clear. In this study, we applied a mass-spectrometry-based metabolomic approach to assess the urinary metabolic changes in human with(More)
Adenoma is the major precursor lesion of colorectal cancer, one of the most common cancers worldwide. The elucidation of the molecular mechanism underlying adenoma is essential for early detection, prevention, and intervention of colorectal cancer. Using a combination of two-dimensional gel electrophoresis and mass spectrometry, we identified 27(More)
Our purpose was to investigate the role of SOX9, a novel downstream molecule of beta-catenin, in colorectal cancer. Expression of SOX9 and beta-catenin was detected by immunostaining, quantitative real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (Q-PCR), and Western blot in colorectal cancer. The correlation between SOX9 or beta-catenin expression(More)
Lymph node metastasis is the major concern that causes death in colorectal cancers. However, biomarkers for cancer metastasis are still lacking. In this study, we applied an LC-MS/MS-based label-free quantitative proteomics approach to compare the differential secretome of a primary cell line SW480 and its lymph node metastatic cell line SW620 from the same(More)
PURPOSE Classification based on a combination of molecular and pathologic predictors had never been done using hierarchical cluster analysis. For this purpose, we identified prognostic classification based on molecular predictors, pathologic and molecular predictors, and compared their respective prognostic efficacy together with that of(More)