Runzhou Ni

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To investigate the potential role of small glutamine-rich TPR-containing protein A (SGTA) in hepatocarcinogenesis, immunohistochemistry and Western blot were performed to detect the expression of SGTA in clinical Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) samples, adjacent nontumorous liver tissues and HCC cell lines. In addition, expression of SGTA was correlated with(More)
SYF2, also known as p29/NTC31/CBPIN, encodes a nuclear protein that interacts with Cyclin D-type binding-protein 1. SYF2 has been reported to be involved in pre-mRNA splicing and cell cycle regulation. In the present study, we observed that SYF2 was obviously upregulated in HCC tumor tissues and cell lines, and its level was positively correlated with the(More)
Vacuolar protein sorting 4B (VPS4B) is a member of ATPase family proteins that have been shown to play important roles in the formation of MVBs, virus budding and abscission of cytokinesis. In this study, we investigated the prognostic role of VPS4B in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and its effect on the growth of HCC cells. Western blot and(More)
NF45 (also known as ILF2), as one subunit of NF-AT (nuclear factor of activated T cells), repairs DNA breaks, inhibits viral replication, and also functions as a negative regulator in the microRNA processing pathway in combination with NF90. Recently, it was found that implicated in the mitotic control of HeLa cells and deletion of endogenous NF45 decreases(More)
Bcl-2-associated athanogene-1 (BAG-1) is a multifunctional anti-apoptotic protein which regulates an array of cellular processes, including apoptosis, signaling, proliferation, transcription, and cell motility and has been reported to be over-expressed in a number of human malignancies. To investigate the possible involvement of BAG-1 in tumorigenesis of(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths worldwide. It is important to understand molecular mechanisms of HCC progression and to develop clinically useful biomarkers for the disease. AIM We aimed to investigate the possible involvement of α-tubulin1b (TUBA1B) in HCC pathology. METHODS Tissue specimens were(More)
SYF2, also known as CCNDBP1-interactor or p29, is reported in pre-mRNA splicing and cell cycle progression. However, the role of SYF2 in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) development remains elusive. In the present study, Western blot and immunohistochemistry assays demonstrated that SYF2 was overexpressed in ESCC tumor tissues and cell lines. In(More)
CtBP2, as a transcriptional corepressor of epithelial-specific genes, has been reported to promote tumor due to upregulating epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in cancer cells. CtBP2 was also demonstrated to contribute to the proliferation of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) cells through a negative transcriptional regulation of p16INK4A. In(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to investigate the potential role and prognostic significance of mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphatase 4 (MKP-4) in the pathology of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS Western blot analysis and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction were performed to detect MKP-4 expression in HCC tissues, pericarcinomatous(More)
Vacuolar protein sorting 4B (VPS4B), a member of ATPase family proteins, plays a crucial role in lysosome-dependent degradation. Recently, it was found that VPS4B could negatively regulate breast cancer progression through promoting lysosomal-dependent degradation for EGFR. Nevertheless, other studies found that VPS4B was also essential for cell division(More)