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Lung cancer stem cells (CSCs) have recently been isolated from lung cancer patient samples and have been reported to be responsible for tumor initiation, treatment resistance and tumor recurrence. We have previously shown that oncolytic Newcastle disease virus (NDV), strain FMW (NDV/FMW) induces apoptosis in drug-resistant lung cancer cells. However, how(More)
Cell-based immunotherapy holds promise in the quest for the treatment of cancer, having potential synergy with surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. As a novel approach for adoptive cell-based immunotherapy, cytokine-induced killer (CIK) cells have moved from the 'bench to bedside'. CIK cells are a heterogeneous subset of ex-vitro expanded, polyclonal(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effect of Run Chang Tong Bian Granules (RCTBG) on stomach and intestine peristalsis in mice and rabbits. METHODS We conducted the intestine peristalsis test and gastric emptying test to observe the purgative action of RCTBG and the effect on isolated intestine of rabbits. RESULTS RCTBG could effectively expedite the advance speed(More)
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