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Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) participate in cancer cell tumorigenesis, cell cycle control, migration, proliferation, apoptosis, metastasis and drug resistance. The BRAF-activated non-coding RNA (BANCR) functions as both an oncogene and a tumor suppressor. Here, we investigated BANCR's role in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) by assessing BANCR levels in(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin D and its metabolites play an important role in calcium homeostasis, bone remodelling, hormone secretion, cell proliferation and differentiation. Recent studies also suggest a beneficial role of vitamin D in slowing the progression of tissue fibrosis. However, their effects on dermal fibrosis and keloids are unknown. Objectives  To(More)
n engl j med 365;2 nejm.org july 14, 2011 178 predicts hepatitis C treatment-induced viral clearance. Nature 2009;461:399-401. 4. Poordad F, Bronowicki J-P, Gordon S, et al. IL28B polymorphism predicts virologic response in patients with hepatitis C genotype 1 treated with boceprevir (Boc) combination therapy. Presented at Digestive Disease Week, Chicago,(More)
BACKGROUND A growing body of evidence has shown that microRNA-29 (miR-29) plays a central role in the progression of fibrosis. However, the mechanisms underlying the role of miR-29 in keloid fibrogenesis remain unknown. AIM To investigate the roles of miR-29 in dermal fibroblasts in the pathogenesis of keloids. METHODS Primary fibroblasts from 9(More)
OBJECTIVE Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is a known thyroid growth factor, but the pathogenic role of TSH in thyroid tumorigenesis is controversial. The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between preoperative TSH and differentiated thyroid microcarcinoma (DTMC). DATA SOURCES We searched PubMed, EMBASE, Ovid, Web of Science, and the(More)
To explore cancer stem cell susceptibility to a host’s cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL)-mediated immune response. We compared the susceptibility of putative CSC generated from cancer cell lines to immunologic recognition and killing by alloantigen-specific CD8+ CTL. CSC-enriched spheroid culture-derived cells (SDC) exhibited higher expression of ALDH, ICAM1 and(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have suggested that caveolin-1 (cav-1) plays an important role in the regulation of transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 signalling and participates in the pathogenesis of tissue fibrosis. However, its effects on dermal fibrosis keloids are unknown. OBJECTIVES To investigate the effect of cav-1 in the pathogenesis of tissue(More)
Previous studies have revealed that marital status influences the prognosis of patients with various types of cancer. We evaluated the influence of marriage on the survival outcomes in differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). The Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database between 2002 and 2012 was used to compare cancer-specific mortality in(More)
Yes-associated protein 1 (YAP1) stimulates cell proliferation, epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition, invasion and metastasis in several cancers. Here, we investigated the involvement of YAP1 in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) by assessing YAP1 mRNA and protein levels in PTC tissues and matched normal thyroid epithelial tissues from 50 patients. YAP1 mRNA(More)
854 www.thelancet.com Vol 385 March 7, 2015 Another survey was done in 960 students from four medical colleges and four non-medical colleges in Beijing. The response rate was 91·9%. 97·3% of students knew about organ trans plantation. 75·2% of medical college students thought that advertisement about organ transplantation was necessary, compared with only(More)