Shiying Liu

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Breast carcinoma is the most common malignancy in women. The progression of tumor is associated with overexpression of inhibitors of apoptosis proteins (IAPs) such as survivin and multidrug resistant P-glycoprotein (P-gp). PI3K/Akt pathway is involved in cell cycle progression, apoptosis and neoplastic transformation. PI3K/Akt has been shown to regulate(More)
Pokemon is an important proto-oncogene that plays a critical role in cellular oncogenic transformation and tumorigenesis. Anoikis, which is regulated by Bim-mediated apoptosis, is critical to cancer cell invasion and metastasis. We investigated the role of Pokemon in anoikis, and our results show that Pokemon renders liver cells resistant to anoikis via(More)
Thymidylate synthase (TS) is a critical enzyme for DNA biosynthesis and many nonclassical lipophilic antifolates targeting this enzyme are quite efficient and encouraging as antitumor drug. In this paper, the binding model of 14 antifolates of 4(3H)-quinazolinone derivatives with dithiocarbamate side chains was examined using molecular simulation(More)
Much of the difficulty in elucidating the precise function of S100 protein family has been attributed to functional redundancy and compensation by its conserved family members. In this study, we showed that seven S100 family members were almost totally undetectable in HepG2.2.15 cells, while all of them were highly expressed in its parental HepG2 cells.(More)
Cleft lip with or without palate (CL/P) is a common congenital anomaly in humans and is thought to be caused by genetic and environmental factors. However, the epigenetic mechanisms underlying orofacial clefts are not fully understood. Here, we investigate how the overdose of retinoic acid (RA), which can induce cleft palate in mice and humans, regulates(More)
An improved understanding of the pluripotency maintenance of embryonic stem (ES) cells is important for investigations of early embryo development and for cell replacement therapy, but the mechanism behind pluripotency is still incompletely understood. Recent findings show that zinc, an essential trace element in humans, is critically involved in regulating(More)
High levels of S100A6 have been associated with poor outcome in some types of human cancers, but the role of S100A6 in the molecular pathogenesis of these cancers is largely unknown. This study was performed to explore the expression and functional roles of S100A6 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The expression level of S100A6 in HCC tumor and(More)
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