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Hypoxia is an essential feature of retinoblastoma and contributes to poor prognosis and resistance to conventional therapy. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs involved in a wide variety of biological processes, including cell differentiation, proliferation, death and metabolism. However, the relationship between hypoxia and the expression of(More)
The human WWOX gene, known as WW domain-containing oxidoreductase, is located on 16q23.3-24.1, a chromosome region that spans the common fragile site, FRA16D. Abnormal transcripts or even loss of expression are frequently found in a number of cancer cell types, including breast, ovarian, prostate and lung cancer cells.(More)
B7-H1, a recently described B7 family member, has been reported to negatively regulate T-cell function in most cancer cells. In this study, we sought to investigate B7-H1 expression in four uveal melanoma (UM) cells (OCM1, SP6.5, OM431 and VUP) to determine the functional significance of B7-H1 expression in T-cell immune response. Using flow cytometry(More)
Melanoma is an extremely aggressive disease with rapid progression, high metastatic potential and recurrence. Simultaneous correction of multiple tumor-specific gene abnormalities has become an attractive approach for developing therapeutics to treat melanoma. To potentiate anti-melanoma activity, we tested a "domino effect-like" therapeutic approach by(More)
Most of the patients who undergo double-eyelid blepharoplasty report satisfactory cosmetic results. However, it remains some complications such as the failure to create double-eyelid skin creases and the outcome of higher skin creases and asymmetrical upper eyelids. These complications may happen even when the surgery proceeded successfully and the septum(More)
Gemcitabine (GEM), a new cytotoxic agent, was shown to be effective against uveal melanoma (UM) which is noted for its resistance to chemotherapy. In this study, we found the different sensitivities to GEM in UM cell lines and identified apoptotic cell death as the cause of GEM cytotoxicity. Both UM cell lines showed an increase in Bax protein levels and(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to illustrate the effectiveness of the combination of the transorbital and the endoscopic transnasal approach in the repair of medial wall and floor orbital fractures in Chinese patients. METHODS A retrospective study was carried out on 25 Chinese patients (18 men and 7 women) with orbital medial wall and floor fractures. All(More)
IMPORTANCE Low-flow orbital or periorbital venous malformation (OVM) is the most common periorbital vascular lesion that may produce an appearance defect, visual dysfunction, internal hemorrhage, and thrombosis. Intralesional injection of pingyangmycin as a minimally invasive, gentle intervention may have better outcomes in treating low-flow OVMs compared(More)
PURPOSE To determine the therapeutic effect of oncolytic adenovirus H101 on retinoblastoma in vitro and in vivo. METHODS The expression of coxsackievirus-adenovirus receptor (CAR) in human retinoblastoma cell line HXO-RB(44) was determined by RT-PCR, Western blot, immunofluorescence, and immunocytochemistry staining. Appropriate multiplicity of infection(More)
Uveal melanoma is the most common primary intraocular malignancy in adults; however, current therapeutic modalities, including chemotherapy, have not been successful. Oncolytic viruses serve as an emerging gene therapy tool for cancer treatment because they specifically kill tumor cells while sparing normal cells. The oncolytic virus H101 has been approved(More)