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Post-stroke hyperglycemia appears to be associated with poor outcome from stroke, greater mortality, and reduced functional recovery. Focal cerebral ischemia data support that neural stem cells (NSCs) play an important role in post-ischemic repair. Here we sought to evaluate the negative effects of hyperglycemia on the cellular biology of NSCs following(More)
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) has been recognized as a key element of cell migration, invasion, and drug resistance in several types of cancer. In this study, our aim was to clarify microRNAs (miRNAs)-related mechanisms underlying EMT followed by acquired resistance to chemotherapy in glioblastoma (GBM). We used multiple methods to achieve our(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) - short non-coding RNA molecules - post-transcriptionally regulate gene expressions and play crucial roles in diverse biological processes such as development, differentiation, apoptosis and proliferation. In order to investigate the possible role of miRNAs in the development of multi-drug resistance (MDR) in human glioblastoma, we first(More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) are potent antigen-presenting cells that play a critical role in priming tumor immune responses. We investigated the mechanisms of antitumor efficacy of DCs pulsed with argon-helium-cryotreated glioma cells. There was significant upregulation of maturation markers (CD80, CD86, MHC-I, and MHC-II) in argon-helium freeze-thawed(More)
OBJECTIVES This study is to investigate if polymerase I and transcript release factor (PTRF) acts as a modulator in glioblastoma (GBM) chemoresistance. METHODS Multidrug resistant (MDR) GBM cell line U251AR was established by exposing the U251 cell line to imatinib. The 2D-DIGE and MALDI-TOF/TOF-MS were performed on U251 and U251AR cell lines to screen(More)
OBJECTIVE This study is to investigate the in vivo apoptotic processes in glioma tissues following cryoablation and the effects of glioma tissue extracts on GL261 glioma cells in vitro. METHODS TUNEL and flow cytometry analysis were performed to detect the apoptotic processes in the glioma tissues following cryoablation and in the GL261 cells treated with(More)
Immune responsive gene 1 (IRG1) is highly expressed in mammalian macrophages during inflammation. However, the role of IRG1 in tumorigenesis remains unclear. In the present study, we aimed to clarify the epigenetic regulation and biological functions of IRG1 in glioma. We found that the expression level of IRG1 influenced the WHO stage in 140 glioma(More)