Xiangping Liu

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Slug, a member of the Snail family of transcription factors, has a crucial role in the regulation of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) by suppressing several epithelial markers and adhesion molecules, including E-cadherin. A recent study demonstrated that no relationship exists between Slug and E-cadherin in pancreatic cancer. Another study showed(More)
BACKGROUND Slug, snail, and twist are transcription factors that regulate the expression of tumor suppressors such as E-cadherin. In this study, we aimed to examine the expression of these transcription factors in human bladder carcinoma. METHODS We first investigated expression of slug, snail, twist and E-cadherin in five bladder Carcinoma cell lines by(More)
Anabaena strains expressing the binary toxin genes of Bacillus sphaericus produce high larvicidal activity with living cells. Western blot analysis showed that the 51-kDa and 42-kDa toxin proteins were stable in Anabaena. When a DNA fragment upstream of the 51-kDa protein gene was deleted, the toxicity was reduced by over a hundred-fold, whereas deletions(More)
Enterovirus 71 (EV71) has caused many outbreaks of diseases among children worldwide since it was first reported in 1974, but its mechanism of pathogenesis remains unclear. This study was designed to investigate the possible association of the IL-4 -589C/T gene polymorphism with severity of EV71 infection in Chinese children. The IL-4 -589C/T gene(More)
Worldwide, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed life-threatening cancer in women and is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality among women. It is extremely rare but highly lethal in men. The deubiquitinating enzyme USP39 plays important roles in mRNA processing, and our previous data showed that high levels of USP39 are selectively present(More)
Since anoctamin 1 ANO1 (TMEM16A) was found to be a molecular component of Ca(2+) -activated Cl(-) channels, its role in tumorigenesis has gained attention at a fast pace. ANO1 overexpression frequently occurs in the cancer tissues along with 11q13 chromosome amplification. Poor prognosis of many types of cancers has been closely correlated with ANO1 gene(More)
Genetic polymorphism in the carnitine palmitoyl transferase 2 (CPT2) gene has been reported to be a susceptibility factor in a number of syndromes of acute encephalopathy with various infectious diseases, but evidence of its effect on enterovirus 71 (EV71) infection is lacking. The goal of this study was to examine the relationship between genetic(More)
BACKGROUND Ras homologous (Rho) family GTPases play a pivotal role in the regulation of numerous cellular functions associated with malignant transformation and metastasis. To evaluate the role of these GTPases in colorectal cancer, the mRNA expression levels in matched sets of tumor and non-tumor tissues from surgical specimens were analyzed. The(More)
The tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) is a promising candidate for cancer therapeutics that exhibits the ability to preferentially induce apoptosis in malignant cells. RGD peptides bind to the integrins, ανβ3 and ανβ5, which are selectively expressed in tumor neovasculature and at the surface(More)
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), characterized by distinct biological and clinicopathological features, has a poor prognosis due to lack of effective therapeutic targets. Our previous data revealed that high levels of USP39 were selectively present in TNBC samples compared with their normal breast tissue samples and USP39 was also expressed at(More)