Songbai Wang

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OBJECTIVE Serial circulating tumor cell (CTC) counts have demonstrated predictive and prognostic value in patients with metastatic breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer. In a phase III study of pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) with trabectedin vs. PLD for relapsed ovarian cancer, we evaluated the correlation, if any, between numbers of CTCs and(More)
BACKGROUND Janus kinase/signal transducers and activators of transcription (JAK/STAT) pathway plays an important role in sepsis, transducing a multitude of inflammatory signals. To date, knowledge of JAK/STAT pathway in sepsis is limited. This study was to investigate the potential role of JAK/STAT pathway in mediating multiple organ damage and mortality in(More)
UNLABELLED Study Type - Diagnostic (exploratory cohort) Level of Evidence 2b What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Hypermethylation of genes such as glutathione-S-transferase P1 (GSTP1) and adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) occurs with high frequency in prostate tumour tissue but is much less common in the benign prostate; however, the(More)
BACKGROUND An HIV-1 and HCV NAT blood screening assay (Procleix HIV-1/HCV, Gen-Probe, Inc.) simultaneously detecting HIV-1 and HCV RNA) has been implemented. Donor plasma samples reactive in the Procleix HIV-1/HCV assay are tested with the HIV-1 and HCV discriminatory assays to resolve whether HIV-1 RNA, HCV RNA, or both are present. STUDY DESIGN AND(More)
Even though the gold lateral flow test (GLFT) is low-cost and allows for point-of-care testing (POCT), its intrinsic limitations including low sensitivity and incapability of quantification significantly hinder the clinical application of GLFT for assaying disease biomarkers. To improve the performance of the GLFT without sacrificing its simplicity, we(More)
Echinomycin, a member of the quinoxaline family of antibiotics, is known to be a small-molecule inhibitor of hypoxia inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) DNA binding activity. Recently, it has been shown to suppress mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling and growth in leukemia cell lines. In this study, we investigated whether echinomycin interacts with the(More)
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