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A consistent positive association between cigarette smoking and the human esophageal cancer has been confirmed all over the world. However, details in the association need to be more focused on and be identified. Recently, aberrantly expressed microRNAs (miRNAs) have been shown to be promising biomarkers for understanding the tumorigenesis of a wide array(More)
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the most common malignancies worldwide. Androgen receptor (AR) plays an important role in many kinds of cancers. However, the molecular mechanisms of AR in ESCC are poorly characterized. In the present study, Western blot analysis and real-time quantitative PCR were performed to identify differentially(More)
Aim. To explore whether Chinese traditional medicine, tongxinluo (TXL), exerts beneficial effects on endothelial dysfunction induced by homocysteine thiolactone (HTL) and to investigate the potential mechanisms. Methods and Results. Incubation of cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cells with HTL (1 mM) for 24 hours significantly reduced cell(More)
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