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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to present a novel medial collateral ligament (MCL) reconstruction technique and investigate the clinical outcomes of this surgical procedure. METHODS From July 2006 to June 2009, 56 patients with medial instability of the knee were treated with MCL reconstruction and followed up for 33 months on average. These(More)
Breast cancer remains the leading cause of cancer mortality in females, and about 70% of the primary breast cancer patients are diagnosed ERα-positive, which is the most common type of breast cancer. MicroRNA-34a (miR-34a) has been shown to be a master regulator of tumor suppression in many types of cancers including breast cancer. However, the role of(More)
Our study aims to fully evaluate clinicopathological and prognostic values of CYP24A1 in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. Tissue microarrays of formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded tumor samples and matched adjacent nontumor colorectal tissues from 99 CRC patients were studied for CYP24A1 protein expression by immunohistochemistry. Messenger RNA expression(More)
PURPOSE This study aims to determine the outcome of double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using an allograft in comparison with ACL reconstruction using a double-bundle autograft or a single-bundle allograft. METHODS A total of 424 patients who accepted primary ACL reconstructions were divided randomly into three groups:(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperammonaemia is a serious metabolic disorder commonly observed in patients with hepatic failure. However, it is unknown whether hyperammonaemia has a direct adverse effect on the hepatocytes and thereby serves as both a cause and effect of hepatic failure. AIMS The purposes were to determine whether hepatic injury can be caused by(More)
Senescence, an irreversible state of cell cycle arrest, maintains metabolic activity. Although being a barrier against tumor development, senescence could also promote tumor progression by influencing the microenvironment. Necrosis is a common feature of various malignant tumors, which also has two opposing effects: pro-tumor by chronic inflammation and(More)
RNA degradation is a major problem in tissue banking, and the effects of the ex vivo ischemia time, storage time, and transport conditions on RNA integrity and gene expression have not been well understood. A total of 100 fresh-frozen clear cell carcinoma tissues and matched normal tissues during five storage periods (≤6, 7–12, 13–18, 19–24, and 25–30(More)
A human microsatellite DNA-mimicking ODN (MS ODN) composed of CCT repeats, designated as SAT05f, has been studied for its capacity of negatively regulating innate immunity induced by TLR7/TLR9 agonists in vitro and in mice. The result showed that SAT05f could down-regulate TLR7/9-dependent IFN-alpha production in cultured human PBMC stimulated by(More)
OBJECTIVES The functions of hypoxia and subsequent hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) activation in vasculogenic mimicry (VM) are currently unclear. This study aimed to investigate the effects of hypoxia on VM formation in ovarian cancer, and explore the possible mechanism involved. METHODS The expression levels of HIF-1α, E-cadherin, vimentin, Twist1,(More)
A synthesized single-stranded oligodeoxynucleotide (ODN), designed as SAT05f with the sequence of human microsatellite DNA, has been studied for its capacity of alleviating the lupus nephritis in the chronic graft versus host disease (cGVHD) induced lupus-prone mice. In cGVHD model mice, both of continuous and discontinuous treatment with SAT05f was(More)