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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)
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. It contained two study periods. In the first period, we prospectively evaluated the nutritional risk of gastric(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)
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)
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)
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 present study was designed to examine the effect of agmatine, the decarboxylated product of L-arginine by L-arginine decarboxylase, on convulsion in the mouse maximal electroshock (MES) test and mouse glutamate-induced convulsant test. MES convulsion and glutamate convulsion were respectively induced by an electrical stimulation (110 V, 0.3 s, 8 Hz) and(More)
Our previous studies demonstrated the ability of exogenous agmatine to inhibit tolerance to and physical dependence on morphine in mice, rats and monkeys. The present study further evaluated the effect of agmatine on the psychological dependence induced by morphine in conditioned place preference assay. Agmatine (0.75-20 mg/kg, s.c.) co-administered with(More)
TREK-1 is a member of the two-pore domain potassium channel family that is known as a leak channel and plays a key role in many physiological and pathological processes. The conformational transition of the selectivity filter is considered as an effective strategy for potassium channels to control the course of potassium efflux. It is well known that TREK-1(More)
The effects of agmatine on morphine-induced locomotion sensitization and morphine-induced changes in extracellular striatal dopamine (DA) and DA metabolites were studied. The locomotor response to morphine challenge (3 mg/kg, s.c.) was enhanced in rats 3 days after repeated morphine administration, indicating development of locomotion sensitization. In vivo(More)