Sheng Ang Zhou

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Despite its well-defined role as a serum growth factor during fetal liver development and hepatic oncogenesis, the biological significance of cytoplasmic alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) remains incompletely understood. Here, we provide evidence to illustrate that cytoplasmic AFP may function as a regulator in the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT pathway in(More)
The interference of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) with the apoptosis induced by tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) in Bel 7402 cells was investigated in the current study. The results showed a moderate degree of drug-resistance of Bel 7402 cells to TRAIL. The caspase-3 cascade was the main pathway involved in TRAIL-induced apoptosis,(More)
Although there is increasing evidence that alpha fetoprotein (AFP) may function as regulatory factor in the growth of tumor cells, the precise mechanism is still unclear. In the current study, we investigated the role of the cytoplasmic AFP in caspase-3-mediated signaling of apoptosis. Our results showed that low doses of TNF-related apoptosis-inducing(More)
The role of AFP in the retinoic acid-RAR signaling pathway was investigated in human hepatoma Bel 7402 cells. The results showed that AFP and RAR-beta were co-localized and interacted in cytoplasm. AFP may inhibit translocation of RAR-beta into the nucleus via competitive binding to RAR-beta with ATRA, which was reversed by AFP-siRNA transfection. Our data(More)
Involvement of AFP against apoptosis of tumor cell has been implicated in its evasion of immune surveillance. However, the molecular events of immune escape mechanisms are still unknown. The major observations reported here relate to a possible mechanism by which heptoloma Bel 7402 cells escape immune surveillance in vitro. Western blotting and a(More)
The corneal thickness of the center and other 24 points were measured in 31 normal eyes and 246 myopic eyes. The results show that the mean central corneal thickness of the normal eye is 541 +/- 45.29 microns and that of the myopic eye, 544 +/- 35.01 microns. There are no significant differences in the central corneal thickness in comparisons between the(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in women is thought to be lower than that of men, with better outcomes in some Western studies. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to investigate the effect of gender on OHCA outcomes in the Pan-Asian population. METHODOLOGY This was a retrospective, secondary analysis of the Pan Asian(More)
The use of electric bicycles (EBs) in China is growing. In the present study, we aimed to characterize the pattern and outcomes of EB-related injuries presenting to a major general hospital in China.This was a retrospective review of EB-related injuries presenting to Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital from 2008 to 2011. Cases were identified from medical(More)
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