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Increasing evidence has indicated that dysregulation of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) can contribute to the progression and metastasis of human cancer, including HCC. Previous studies have shown that the lncRNA AFAP1-AS1 plays a critical role in cancer. However, the roles of AFAP1-AS1 in HCC remain to be determined. In the present study, AFAP1-AS1 was(More)
Benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) is one of the strongest carcinogens in cigarette smoke, which is an established human carcinogen. Twist, a transcription factor of the basic helix–loop–helix class, is reported to regulate lung cancer metastasis. Evidence has shown that BaP could induce Twist mRNA expression in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell line A549 and(More)
  • Yadong Wang, Haiyu Wang, +4 authors Congke Zhang
  • 2015
The purpose of this study was to explore the expression of TG-interacting factor (TGIF) in lung carcinogenesis. Malignant transformation of human bronchial epithelial (16HBE) cell was established by benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) treatment. Soft agar assay and tumor formation assay in nude mice were applied. Tumorigenesis experiment in vivo was done by BaP treatment.(More)
The reported association of the leptin receptor (LEPR) protein with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) carcinogenesis prompted us to evaluate whether genetic polymorphisms of the LEPR gene affect susceptibility to HCC and its clinicopathologic characteristics. A total of 417 subjects who were diagnosed with HCC and 551 age- and sex-matched subjects without HCC(More)
Intrahepatic cholangiocellular carcinoma (ICC) is the second most common type of primary liver cancer. However, its etiology and molecular pathogenesis remain largely unknown. The present study aimed to investigate the association between adrenomedullin (ADM) and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in ICC and to elucidate the underlying signaling(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most frequent cancers in the world. Calreticulin(CRT) is aberrantly overexpressed in many human cancer cells. The function of CRT in HCC cells remains unclear. We attempted to investigate the effects and the underlying mechanisms of CRT down-regulation on HCC cell growth, apoptosis, cell cycle(More)
OBJECTIVES Vascular calcification is one the major characteristics in patients with various types of chronic inflammatory disorders. MiRNAs have been shown to be involved in many normal biological functions as well as diseases; however, their role in vascular calcification has not received much attention. MATERIALS AND METHODS In the current study, we(More)
We read with great interest the paper titled “X-ray repair cross-complementing group 1 codon 399 polymorphism and lung cancer risk: an updated meta-analysis” published by Wang et al in Tumor Biology, 2014, 35:411–418. Their results suggest that codon 399 polymorphism of XRCC1 gene might contribute to individual’s susceptibility to lung cancer in Asian(More)
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