Shu-hui Zhang

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Adult hepatic progenitor (oval) cells are facultative stem cells in liver, which participate in a range of human liver diseases, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the molecular pathways regulating the expansion and differentiation of these cells are poorly understood. We show that active Wnt/beta-catenin signaling occurs preferentially(More)
AIM Metallothionein (MT) protein is related to different stages of development and progression of various tumors in humans. The aim of the present study was to investigate expression and localization of MT and their association with clinicopathological characteristics in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS Histological specimens of 400 HCC with(More)
Malignant angiomyolipoma (AML) of the liver is rare. We report a case of AML with malignant transformation and metastases. A 30-year-old man had developed giant hepatic masses. Microscopically, the periphery of the tumor showed components of classic hepatic AML, but the central region contained atypical epithelioid components with extremely pleomorphic and(More)
Accumulating evidence indicates that mitogen-activated protein 4 kinase 4 (MAP4K4) is frequently overexpressed in many types of human cancers, and plays important roles in transformation, invasiveness, adhesion, and cell migration. The aim of the present study was to explore the expression and prognostic significance of MAP4K4 in lung adenocarcinoma. The(More)
Multiple bile duct hamartomas (BDHs)/von Meyenburg complexes, are tumor-like lesions of the liver. Malignant transformation in BDHs has been previously reported in very rare instances, and the most common tumor arising in this clinical setting is cholangiocarcinoma. Herein, we report on clinicopathological findings in two cases of cholangiocarcinoma(More)
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is one of the most lethal types of human cancer worldwide. In the present study, we investigated the diagnostic and biological significance of microRNA-194 (miR-194) in PDAC. miRNA expression profiling of human PDACs and adjacent normal pancreatic tissues identified a total of 16 genes including miR-194 with(More)
BACKGROUND Centromere protein A (CENP-A), one of the fundamental components of the human active kinetochore, is frequently upregulated in many cancers and plays important roles in cell cycle regulation, cell survival, and genetic stability. The aim of the present study was to explore the expression and prognostic significance of CENP-A in lung(More)
Mitotic arrest defective protein 2 (MAD2) gene plays a central role in the mitotic checkpoint. Elevated MAD2 expression was observed in a number of human malignancies; its role in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma is still not understood and is controversial. The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinicopathologic significance of MAD2(More)
1. The present work was designed to observe the early structural changes in the aortic wall in Sprague-Dawley rats 1, 2 and 4 weeks after sinoaortic denervation (SAD). 2. Rats were examined 1, 2 and 4 weeks after SAD. Blood pressure (BP) was recorded in the conscious state. The thoracic aortas were taken for investigations, including: light microscopy,(More)
AIM To determine the features of microsatellite alterations and their association with clinicopathological characteristics of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS Loss of heterozygosity (LOH) and microsatellite instability (MSI) of 55 microsatellite loci were detected with PCR-based microsatellite polymorphism analyses in tumors and corresponding(More)