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BACKGROUND Metaplastic breast carcinoma is a rare aggressive malignant neoplasm. The purposes of this study are to review the pathologic features and clinical outcomes of metaplastic breast carcinoma compared to invasive ductal carcinoma and to evaluate the prognosis of metaplastic breast carcinoma. METHODS The cases of 55 patients with metaplastic breast(More)
Ubiquitin-specific protease 22 (USP22), a novel deubiquitinating enzyme, has been associated with metastasis, therapy resistance, and cell-cycle progression. The purpose of this study was to investigate the expression level of USP22 in breast samples and to evaluate its clinical significance in breast cancer patients. Immunohistochemistry was used to(More)
A study was performed to determine the potential of two-liquid-phase (TLP) bioslurry reactors using silicon oil as solvent for degradation of residual contaminants in petroleum-contaminated soil. The residues were characterized by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and electrospray ionization Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry.(More)
Hyaluronan-binding protein 1 (HABP1) is a protein with high affinity for HA, and has been reported to be upregulated in cancer cells. In this study, we show that silencing HABP1 inhibits proliferation, and suppresses the migration and invasion ability of breast cancer cell lines. In addition, silencing HABP1 remarkably slows down tumor growth in mice. We(More)
ARID1A (AT-rich interactive domain 1A) has recently been identified as a tumor suppressor gene. Its mRNA expression is significantly low in many breast cancers; this is often associated with more aggressive phenotypes. However, the underlying molecular mechanism for its low expression has not been fully understood. This study was undertaken to evaluate the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Although there is growing evidence supporting the hypothesis that fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2) is one of the few candidate genes linked with breast cancer susceptibility, the precise role of FGFR2 protein expression in breast cancer is still unknown. Our study examines FGFR2 protein expression in breast cancer and(More)
The silkworm is an important economic insect. Poisoning of silkworms by organophosphate pesticides causes tremendous loss to the sericulture. In this study, Solexa sequencing technology was performed to profile the gene expression changes in the midgut of silkworms in response to 24h of phoxim exposure and the impact on detoxification, apoptosis and immune(More)
A biological pretreatment with new complex microbial agents was used to pretreat corn straw at ambient temperature (about 20°C) to improve its biodegradability and anaerobic biogas production. A complex microbial agent dose of 0.01% (w/w) and pretreatment time of 15 days were appropriate for biological pretreatment. These treatment conditions resulted in(More)
The pathogenesis and progression of alcoholic liver disease (ALD) are associated with free radical injury and oxidative stress, which could be partially attenuated by antioxidants and free radical scavengers. Quercetin, one of the most widely distributed flavonoids in plants, is a natural antioxidant. The hypothesis that quercetin could prevent the(More)
BACKGROUND ARID1A gene encodes BAF250a which is a member of the ARID family of DNA-binding proteins and a subunit of human SWI/SNF-related complexes. Low expression of ARID1A has been correlated with specific tumor cell lines or specific pathological types of cancer tissue. The purpose of this study was to investigate the expression of ARID1A in invasive(More)