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Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common cancers worldwide. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been shown to play important regulatory roles in cancer biology, and functional lncRNAs can be used for cancer diagnosis and prognosis. One lncRNA that has attracted significant attention is urothelial carcinoma-associated 1 (UCA1), which is(More)
PURPOSE The aim of our study is firstly to evaluate the prevalence and prognostic value of nutrition risk in gastric cancer patients and secondly to explore whether the nutrition support can prolong the survival of advanced gastric cancer patients. METHODS It contained two study periods. In the first period, we prospectively evaluated the nutritional risk(More)
Cell-wall invertase plays an important role in sucrose partitioning between source and sink organs in higher plants. To investigate the role of cell-wall invertases for seed development in rice (Oryza sativa L.), cDNAs of three putative cell-wall invertase genes OsCIN1, OsCIN2 and OsCIN3 were isolated. Semi-quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase(More)
Heterosis is a biological phenomenon whereby the offspring from two parents show improved and superior performance than either inbred parental lines. Hybrid rice is one of the most successful apotheoses in crops utilizing heterosis. Transcriptional profiling of F(1) super-hybrid rice Liangyou-2186 and its parents by serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE)(More)
Plenty of studies have demonstrated the prognostic value of various inflammation-based indexes in cancer. This study was designed to investigate the prognostic value of the C-reactive protein/albumin (CRP/Alb) ratio in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. A retrospective study of 423 cases with newly diagnosed esophageal squamous cell carcinoma was(More)
BACKGROUND A high neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a strong predictor of poor survival in patients with colorectal, breast, pancreatic and lung cancers, while the prognostic value of NLR in gastric cancer is still controversial. The aim of our study was to determine the prognostic value of pretreatment NLR in a Chinese population of patients with(More)
The monoclonal antibody trastuzumab has brought survival benefit to patients with advanced gastric cancer (AGC) that have human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) over expression or amplification. This study was designed to compare the clinical outcomes of HER2-negative and HER2-positive AGC patients with or without trastuzumab treatment. There were(More)
Dihydroartemisinin (DHA) has recently been shown anti-tumor activity in various cancer cells. However, its effect on esophageal cancer remains unclear. In this study, for the first time, we demonstrated that DHA reduced viability of esophageal cancer cells in a dose-dependent manner. The mechanism was at least partially due to DHA induced apoptosis by(More)
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is involved in the proliferation of human tumors and is an effective target for the treatment of cancer. In the present study, a novel quinolone-indolone conjugate, QIC1 [9-Fluoro-3,7-dihydro-3-methyl-10-(4-methyl -1-piperazinyl) -6-(2-oxo-1,2-dihydro-indol-3-ylidenemethyl) -7-oxo-2H-(1,4)(More)
BACKGROUND Although general agreement exists on palliative surgery with intent of symptom palliation in advanced gastric cancer (AGC), the role of non-curative surgery for incurable, asymptomatic AGC is hotly debated. We aim to clarify the role of non-curative surgery in patients with incurable, asymptomatic AGC under the first-line chemotherapy. METHODS(More)