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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one the the most fatal cancers worldwide. The poor prognosis of HCC is mainly due to the developement of distance metastasis. To investigate the mechanism of metastasis in HCC, an orthotopic HCC metastasis animal model was established. Two sets of primary liver tumor cell lines and corresponding lung metastasis cell lines(More)
AIMS We previously demonstrated Proline rich tyrosine kinase 2 (Pyk2) plays important roles in regulating tumor progression, migration and invasion in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this study, we aimed to examine the role of proline rich tyrosine kinase 2 (Pyk2) on cisplatin resistance in HCC and to explore its underlying molecular mechanism. (More)
Functional studies to identify the potential role of a chromosome 3p14-21 gene, protein tyrosine phosphatase receptor type G (PTPRG), were performed. PTPRG was identified as a candidate tumor suppressor gene (TSG) in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) by differential gene profiling of tumorigenic and nontumorigenic NPC chromosome 3 microcell hybrids (MCH).(More)
Chromosome 3p plays an important role in tumorigenesis in many cancers, including nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). We have previously shown chromosome 3p can suppress tumor growth in vivo by using the monochromosome transfer approach, which indicated the chromosome 3p21.3 region was critical for tumor suppression. BLU/ZMYND10 is one of the candidate tumor(More)
Loss of chromosome 13q regions in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is a frequent event. Monochromosome transfer approaches provide direct functional evidence for tumor suppression by chromosome 13 in SLMT-1, an ESCC cell line, and identify critical regions at 13q12.3, 13q14.11, and 13q14.3. Differential gene expression profiles of three(More)
Natural anti-bacterial peptides cecropin B (CB) and its analogs cecropin B-1 (CB-1), cecropin B-2 (CB-2) and cecropin B-3 (CB-3) were prepared. The different characteristics of these peptides, with amphipathic/hydrophobic alpha-helices for CB, amphipathic/amphipathic alpha-helices for CB-1/CB-2, and hydrophobic/hydrophobic alpha-helices for CB-3, were used(More)
Despite the abundant evidence of high allelic loss of chromosome arm 14q in human cancers, tumor-suppressor genes mapped to this chromosome have yet to be identified. To narrow the search for candidate genes, we performed monochromosome transfer of chromosome 14 into an esophageal carcinoma cell line, SLMT-1 S1. Statistically significant suppression of the(More)
Previous studies transferring an intact chromosome 11 into HONE1 cells demonstrated the functional significance of chromosome regions, 11q13 and 11q22-23, in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) development. In our study the 11q22-23 region was comprehensively re-investigated by detailed microsatellite and single nucleotide polymorphism genotyping and by(More)
Common acute lymphoblastic leukaemia antigen (CALLA) was first characterised in lymphoid leukaemic cells. The antigen is present in different stages of lymphoid cell differentiation as well as in subsets of myeloid cells, and further studies have also shown its presence in non-lymphoid tissues. The recent cloning and sequencing of the gene permitted(More)
Peritoneal liver biopsy specimens from eight patients with hepatitis B associated cirrhosis, complicated by hepatocellular carcinoma, were studied for identification and localisation of myofibroblasts. The avidin-biotin peroxidase complex technique was used on paraffin wax sections, using monoclonal antibodies for actin and desmin, and ultrastructural(More)