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Integrin-linked kinase (ILK), a member of the serine/threonine kinases, has been implicated in oncogenesis and progression of human cancers. The aim of this study was to characterize the role of ILK in lung cancer aggressiveness and the underlying molecular mechanisms. ILK protein expression was assessed by immunohistochemistry in a cohort of non-small cell(More)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has seriously impacted the health of individuals and populations. In this study, proton nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H NMR)-based metabonomics combined with multivariate pattern recognition analysis was applied to investigate the metabolic signatures of patients with COPD. Serum and urine samples were collected(More)
Integrin-linked kinase (ILK) is a highly conserved serine-threonine protein kinase which has been implicated in the regulation of various cellular processes. Previously, we have demonstrated that overexpression of ILK correlates with malignant phenotype in non-small cell lung cancer. Furthermore, forced overexpression of ILK promotes lung cancer cell(More)
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