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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality all over the world. In recent years, pulmonary adenocarcinoma has surpassed squamous cell carcinoma in frequency and is the predominant form of lung cancer in many countries. Epidemiological investigations have shown an inverse relationship between garlic (Allium sativum) consumption and death(More)
Lysosome-associated protein transmembrane-4 beta (LAPTM4B) is a novel oncogene, which has been indicated to be dramatically overexpressed in various malignant tumors. The aims of this study were to detect LAPTM4B protein expression in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and then analyze the relationships of LAPTM4B protein with(More)
Studies have shown that genetic activation of TFIIB-related factor 2 (BRF2) represents a unique mechanism of tumorigenesis through the increase in Pol III-mediated transcription. Several studies have shown that BRF2 is overexpressed in several types of cancer and suggest the oncogenic role of BRF2. This study aimed to examine the expression of TFIIB-related(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to examine BRF2 expression in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and explore the relationship of BRF2 protein with clinicopathologic factors, tumor angiogenesis and prognosis. METHODS Both BRF2 protein and intratumoral microvessels were examined by immunohistochemical staining in 107 non-small cell lung(More)
Lysosome-associated protein transmembrane-4β (LAPTM4B) is a novel cancer-related gene that is upregulated in many tumors, and which plays important roles in carcinogenesis. It has two alleles, LAPTM4B 1 and LAPTM4B 2. LAPTM4B 1 contains only one copy of a 19-bp sequence in the first exon, whereas LAPTM4B 2 contains two tight tandem segments. Previous(More)
BACKGROUND Morgagni hernia is a kind of rare congenital diaphragmatic hernia. We reported a case of Morgagni hernia repaired successfully with artificial pericardium patch via the laparoscopic approach. METHODS The patient was admitted with a 3-month history of postprandial nausea and vomiting, and accompanied by epigastric pain. Computed tomography (CT)(More)
Regulator of G-protein signaling (RGS) family members are regulatory molecules which act as GTPase activating proteins (GAPs) for G alpha subunits of heterotrimeric G proteins. Emerging data indicated that RGS members were involved with tumorigenesis and metastasis. In the current study, we identified RGS4 as a novel tumor suppressor with prognostic(More)
Nowadays, some evidences demonstrate that human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) favor tumor growth; however, others show that hMSCs can suppress tumorigenesis and tumor growth. With the indeterminateness of the effect of hMSCs on tumors, we investigated the effect of hMSCs on lung cancer cell line A549 and esophageal cancer cell line Eca-109 in vitro and in(More)
Human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) are mostly studied for their potential clinical use. Recently, much attention in the field of cancer research has been paid to hMSCs. In this study, we investigated the influence of hMSCs on the proliferation of lung cancer cell lines SK-MES-1 and A549 in vitro and in vivo by using a co-culture system and the(More)
Metastasis-associated protein 1 (MTA1) high expression has been detected in a wide variety of human aggressive tumors and plays important roles in the malignant biological behaviors such as invasion, metastasis, and angiogenesis. However, the specific roles and mechanisms of MTA1 protein in regulating the malignant behaviors of non-small-cell lung cancer(More)