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BACKGROUND & AIMS Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is prevalent among Asian populations, with marked regional variations in incidence and mortality. Patients with ESCC have a very poor prognosis, but detection of ESCC at earlier stages could improve clinical outcome. Therefore, identification of epidemiologic factors that influence the development(More)
The mechanism by which the 8q24 MYC enhancer region, including cancer-associated variant rs6983267, increases cancer risk is unknown due to the lack of protein-coding genes at 8q24.21. Here we report the identification of long noncoding RNAs named cancer-associated region long noncoding RNAs (CARLos) in the 8q24 region. The expression of one of the long(More)
BACKGROUND Tenascin (Tn)-C is an extracellular matrix protein that is involved in tissue interactions during fetal development and oncogenesis. However, the role of serum Tn-C in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has not been clarified. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this study, we determined the serum levels of Tn-C among NSCLC patients who underwent surgery,(More)
BACKGROUND The functions of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been identified in several cancers, but the roles of lncRNAs in colorectal cancer (CRC) are less well understood. The transcription factor MYC is known to regulate lncRNAs and has been implicated in cancer cell proliferation and tumorigenesis. METHODS CRC cells and tissues were profiled to(More)
CD44s is a principle hyaluronate (HA) receptor and has been reported to play an important role in cancer cell invasion and metastasis. The aim of our study is to determine if the interaction between HA and CD44s influences in vitro chemosensitivity of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). NSCLC cell line, H322 cells, transfected with the CD44s gene(More)
PURPOSE We conducted genome-wide miRNA-sequencing (miRNA-seq) in primary cancer tissue from patients of lung adenocarcinoma to identify markers for the presence of lymph node metastasis. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Markers for lymph node metastasis identified by sequencing were validated in a separate cohort using quantitative PCR. After additional validation in(More)
Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is associated with advanced-stage lung cancer and is a poor prognostic sign for these patients. Osteopontin (OPN) is a multifunctional cytokine that is involved in the tumor progression and angiogenesis of lung cancer cells. The purpose of this study is to investigate and provide evidence for the role of OPN in the formation(More)
Quaking (QKI) is a tumor-suppressor gene encoding a conserved RNA-binding protein, whose expression is downregulated in several solid tumors. Here we report that QKI plays an important role in the immune response and suppression of leukemogenesis. We show that the expression of Qki is reduced in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-challenged macrophages, suggesting(More)
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is characterized by an intense inflammatory response in the lung parenchyma. Recent studies suggest that excessive nitric oxide (NO) production mediated by inducible NO synthase (iNOS) in macrophages is partially involved in mediating acute lung injury in ARDS. On the other hand, osteopontin (OPN) is a cytokine(More)
TRAIL (TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand) is a promising anticancer agent that can be potentially used as an alternative or complementary therapy because of its specific antitumor activity. However, TRAIL can also stimulate the proliferation of cancer cells through the activation of NF-κB, but the exact mechanism is still poorly understood. In this(More)