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BACKGROUND Melanoma is one of the fastest-rising types of cancer in North American. Accumulating evidence suggests that anti-tumor immune tolerance plays a critical role in tumor development. METHODS B16 melanoma cells were injected into wild type and miR-17 overexpressing transgenic mice. Tumor growth was monitored and tumor bearing mice were sacrificed(More)
Delayed or impaired wound healing is a major public health issue worldwide, especially in patients with diabetes mellitus and vascular atherosclerosis. MicroRNAs have been identified as key regulators of wound healing. Here, we show that miR-Pirate378a transgenic mice (and thus have inhibited miR-378a-5p function) display enhanced wound healing. Expression(More)
Steatosis is a pivotal event in the initiation and progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) which can be driven by peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α (PPAR-α) dysregulation. Through examining the effect of PPAR-α on fatty liver development, we found that PPAR-α is a target of miR-17-5p. Transgenic mice expressing miR-17 developed(More)
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