Xia-Xing Deng

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Cholangiocarcinoma, also known as bile duct cancer, is the second most common primary hepatic carcinoma with a median survival of less than 2 years. The molecular mechanisms underlying the development of this disease are not clear. To survey activated tyrosine kinases signaling in cholangiocarcinoma, we employed immunoaffinity profiling coupled to mass(More)
Recent studies have revealed that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play important roles in cancer biology and that lncRNA gas5 (growth arrest-specific 5) regulates breast cancer cell growth. However, the role of gas5 in pancreatic cancer progression remains largely unknown. In the current study, we assay the expression level of gas5 in pancreatic cancer(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related mortality worldwide. Despite progress in diagnostics and treatment of HCC, its prognosis remains poor because the molecular mechanisms underlying hepatocarcinogenesis are not well understood. In the study, we focused on identifying the role of miRNAs in HCC progression. miRNA(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical significance of reversion-inducing-cysteine-rich protein with Kazal motifs (RECK) promoter methylation in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA). Methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction was used to examine the promoter methylation status of RECK in 60 pairs of PDA tissue samples and adjacent(More)
BACKGROUND The functional polymorphism rs4938723 in the promoter region of pri-miR-34b/c is potentially associated with susceptibility to several cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma, colorectal cancer, and breast cancer. Here we conducted a comprehensive meta-analysis to investigate the association between rs4938723 and cancer risk. MATERIAL AND(More)
The nucleophosmin (NPM1) activates cancer development and progression in many malignant tumors. However, the regulatory role and underlying mechanisms of NPM1 in pancreatic cancer are unknown. In this study, we showed that NPM1 was up-regulated in PDAC, which indicated a poor prognosis. We also identified NPM1 could stimulate aerobic glycolysis and repress(More)
Polycomb group (PcG) proteins Ring1B and EZH2, which have been characterized as catalyzing the two epigenetic modifications H2AK119 monoubiquitination (H2AK119Ub1) and H3K27 trimethylation (H3K27Me3), are well-known epigenetic silencers implicated in embryonic development and tumorigenesis. However, the status of polycomb-associated histone modifications(More)
BACKGROUND Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is becoming a common fatal hepatic tumor. Early detection of CCA is hampered by the absence of a sufficiently accurate and noninvasive diagnostic test. Proteomic analysis would be a powerful tool to identify potential biomarkers of this cancer. AIMS This study aims to identify new protein markers that are specific for(More)
Solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas (SPTP) is a class of low-grade malignant tumors that carry a favorable prognosis after surgery. Our group has reported that dysfunctions in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) protein processing pathway may play a role in tumor development. However, alterations of this pathway in other pancreatic tumors had not been(More)
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal malignancies worldwide. To illustrate the pathogenic mechanism(s), we looked into the expression and function of miR-329 associated with pancreatic cancer development. It was found that miR-329 expression was downregulated in the pancreatic cancer patients who demonstrated significantly shorter overall survival(More)