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Targeted drug delivery vehicles with low immunogenicity and toxicity are needed for cancer therapy. Here we show that exosomes, endogenous nano-sized membrane vesicles secreted by most cell types, can deliver chemotherapeutics such as doxorubicin (Dox) to tumor tissue in BALB/c nude mice. To reduce immunogenicity and toxicity, mouse immature dendritic cells(More)
NF-κB/p65 is retained in the cytoplasm until it is activated in response to stress. Nuclear import of p65 is regulated by importin α in a nuclear localization signal (NLS)-dependent manner. However, the role of importin β family members in the nuclear translocation of p65 is largely unclear. In this study, using high-content siRNA screening, we identified(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship of alcohol dehydrogenase-2 (ADH2) and aldehyde dehydrogenase-2 (ALDH2) genotypes as well as alcohol drinking to the susceptibility of primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS A case-control study including 208 cases of HCC and 208 controls matched with sex, age and residential area was carried out in(More)
PC-1/PrLZ gene overexpression has been identified to be associated with prostate cancer progression. Previous studies have revealed that PC-1 possesses transforming activity and confers malignant phenotypes to mouse NIH3T3 cells. However, the functional relevance of PC-1 expression changes during prostate cancer development and progression remains to be(More)
OBJECTIVE In order to study the relation between polymorphisms of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase C677T (MTHFR) and susceptibility of stomach cancer (SC). METHODS We conducted a case-control study with 107 cases of SC and 200 population-based controls in Huaian city of Jiangsu province, China. The epidemiological data were collected, and DNA of(More)
Calmodulin (CaM) antagonists induce apoptosis in various tumor models and inhibit tumor cell invasion and metastasis, thus some of which have been extensively used as anti-cancer agents. In platelets, CaM has been found to bind directly to the cytoplasmic domains of several platelet receptors. Incubation of platelets with CaM antagonists impairs the(More)
Many serious thrombotic and haemorrhagic diseases or fatalities have been documented in human being exposed to microgravity or hypergravity environments, such as crewmen in space, roller coaster riders, and aircrew subjected to high-G training. Some possible related organs have been examined to explore the mechanisms underlying these gravity change-related(More)
INTRODUCTION Previous studies of the association of the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) Val66Met polymorphism with antidepressant efficacy are inconsistent. Thus, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS We searched MEDLINE, PubMed, EMBASE, and Chinese Databases (Biomedical Literature Database, National Knowledge(More)
Three-dimensional N-doped hierarchically porous carbon (3D NHPC) was synthesized successfully without using any surfactant or etching agent. This simple and effective synthesis method was accomplished by solvothermal synthesis followed by pyrolysis. The physical morphology and chemical composition of 3D NHPC were verified by scanning electron microscopy,(More)
We designed to understand the effects of the T1151A gene polymorphism in the hMLH1 gene on the pathogenesis of familial gastric cancer. Peripheral blood DNA from 113 patients with familial gastric cancer or suspected familial gastric cancer that were newly identified in the same year, along with 180 healthy subjects, was subjected to polymerase chain(More)