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miRNAs are a class of small-noncoding RNAs capable of negatively regulating gene expression. Here, we found that miR-195 is down-regulated in human bladder cancer tissue versus normal adjacent tissue. To better characterize the role of miR-195 in bladder cancer, we conducted gain of function analysis by transfecting bladder cancer cell line T24 with(More)
It is well known that the garlic-derived organosulfur compounds (OSCs) are effective to inhibit a variety of human cancers such as prostate, breast, colon, skin, lung, and bladder cancers. Herein, the pro-apoptotic effects of diallyl trisulfide (DATS), one of garlic-derived OSCs, on T24 bladder cancer cells were investigated. The results demonstrated that(More)
Very recent studies have reported that chemically synthesized small duplex RNAs complementary to the promoters of target genes can activate gene expression in different cancer cell lines. Such dsRNA have been referred to as saRNA for small activating RNA. The present study was conducted to evaluate the potential of p21(WAF1/Cip1) (p21) induction by small(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the associations of prostate enlargement with obesity and hypertension in Chinese men. METHODS A total of 649 men from Zhejiang, China were invited to the Family Planning Station of Wenlin to undergo prostate volume measurement with transrectal ultrasonography. Benign prostatic enlargement (BPE) has been defined as a prostate(More)
Increasing evidence has suggested that dysregulation of certain microRNAs (miRNAs) may contribute to human disease including carcinogenesis and tumor metastasis in human. miR-124-3p is down-regulated in various cancers, and modulates proliferation and aggressiveness of cancer cells. However, the roles of miR-124-3p in human bladder cancer are elusive. Thus,(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous studies on the association between tea consumption and bladder cancer risk have only illustrated contradictory results. The role of tea in bladder carcinogenesis still remains conflicting. In order to illustrate the potential relationship between tea consumption and bladder cancer, a meta-analysis of case-control and cohort studies was(More)
Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1), belonging to the urokinase plasminogen activation (uPA) system, is involved in cancer development and progression. The PAI-1 promoter 4G/5G polymorphism was shown to contribute to genetic susceptibility to cancer, although the results were inconsistent. To assess this relationship more precisely, a meta-analysis(More)
Prostatic abscess involving the seminal vesicle is a rare disease due to the widespread use of broad-spectrum antibiotics in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms. With the elevated risk of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA), a great emphasis on its pathogenicity in prostatic abscesses is required. To the best of(More)
Epidemiologic studies have reported conflicting results relating alcohol intake to bladder cancer risk. A meta-analysis of cohort and case–control studies was conducted to pool the risk estimates of the association between alcohol intake and bladder cancer. Eligible studies were retrieved via both computer searches and review of references. We analyzed(More)
Resveratrol, a naturally occurring polyphenolic antioxidant compound present in grapes and red wine, has been reported to hold various biochemical responses. In this preliminary study, we evaluate the chemopreventive potential of resveratrol against bladder cancer and its mechanism of action. Treatment of bladder cancer cells with resveratrol resulted in a(More)