Wen-ming Cao

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Surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (SELDI-TOF MS) was used to screen serum samples to identify protein markers for early breast cancer relapse. We collected 67 serum samples from patients with breast cancer (24 preoperative; 23 postoperative without breast cancer relapse; 20 postoperative with breast cancer(More)
The ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1) regulates lipid efflux from peripheral cells to High-density lipoprotein. The platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) is a potent mitogen that enables vascular smooth muscle cells to participate in atherosclerosis. In this report, we showed that PDGF suppressed endogenous expression of ABCA1 in cultured vascular(More)
High-density lipoprotein mediates a normal physiological process called reverse cholesterol transport. In this process, a scavenger receptor of the B class (SR-BI)/human homologue of SR-BI, CD36, and LIMPII analogous-1 (hSR-BI/CLA-1) facilitates the cellular uptake of cholesterol from high-density lipoprotein. In endothelial cells, high-density lipoprotein(More)
The aim of this study is to investigate protective effects of sesaminol on the human bronchial epithelial (BEAS-2B) cell line against oxidative damage of cigarette smoke extract (CSE). BEAS-2B cells were pre-incubated with sesaminol for 12 h and then treated with various concentrations of CSE for 24 h. After that proliferation ability, levels of reactive(More)
Germline mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes greatly increase a woman’s risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer. The prevalence and distribution of such mutations differ across races/ethnicities. Several studies have investigated Chinese women with high-risk breast cancer, but the full spectrum of the mutations in these two genes remains unclear.(More)
We read with interest the study by Teng and colleagues reporting a high frequency (11.4 %) of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-activating mutations in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) in a Singapore cohort [1]. In a separate study, EGFR-activating mutations were detected in 7.7 % (1 out of 13) of Chinese basal-like breast cancers [2].(More)
Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide. However, no specific biomarker has been found in diagnosis and evaluation of therapeutic efficacy for lung cancer. The human lung-specific X protein gene (LUNX) was recently identified with a feature of lung tissue specificity. We applied the fluorescent quantitative polymerase chain reaction method to(More)
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