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)
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)
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 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)
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)
Goenka's Vipassana meditation (GVM), a widely applied mindfulness training system rooted in Buddhism, is currently widely used. Although the two abilities cultivated in GVM, awareness and equanimity, exhibit certain similarities with the mindfulness cultivated in mindfulness-based psychotherapies (MBTs), they are not major concerns in MBTs. While many(More)
Goenka's 10-day Vipassana course is a widespread mindfulness course rooted in traditional Buddhism. Awareness and equanimity are two abilities cultivated in this course that are not featured in modern mindfulness-based psychotherapies and thereby not adequately measured by current mindfulness scales. The present article analyzed the Philadelphia Mindfulness(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)
As a negative modulator of the canonical Wnt signaling pathway, Naked1 (NKD1) is widely expressed in many normal tissues. However, the expression and clinicopathological significance of NKD1 in patients with breast cancer is still unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate NKD1 expression in breast cancer and to investigate the question of whether(More)