Wenlong Zhai

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BACKGROUND The best reconstruction method for the pancreatic remnant after pancreaticoduodenectomy remains debatable. We aimed to investigate the perioperative outcomes of 2 popular reconstruction methods: pancreaticogastrostomy and pancreaticojejunostomy. DATA SOURCES Randomized controlled trials comparing pancreaticogastrostomy versus(More)
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)
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)
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)
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)
  • Meng Wang, Jiansheng Li, +17 authors Yi Zhang
  • International journal of clinical and…
  • 2015
Cancer testis antigens (CTAs) are selectively expressed in malignant cells and can serve as ideal targets for immunotherapy. We investigated the expressions of MAGE-A3, MAGE-A4, MAGE-C2 and NY-ESO-1 to determine if combinatorial expressions of CTAs might be as potential prognostic markers for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In tumor tissues of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Accumulating evidence has identified transcriptional silencing by aberrant methylation of CpG islands as a potential mechanism for the inactivation of tumor suppressor genes. The role of aberrant methylation of the GPX3 promoter in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is not yet clear. We investigated the association of the status of GPX3 promoter(More)
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)
BACKGROUND Severe stress response induced by brain death leads to a marked increase in the expression of inflammatory cytokines regulated by nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB). N-acetylcysteine may inhibit activation of the NF-kappaB pathway. This study examined the expression of NF-kappaB in the hearts of brain-dead Ba-Ma miniature pigs and the protection(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)