Xiaofang Che

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Growing evidence has revealed that microRNAs could regulate the proliferation of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) cells and predict the prognosis of PDAC. Here the comparative microRNA expression profiles of the good and poor prognosis groups were performed by microRNA microarray. MicroRNA-891b (miR-891b) was screened and validated to be a prognostic(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of non-protein-coding small RNAs with the capacity to regulate fundamental biological processes essential for cancer initiation and progression. In the present study, we analyzed miRNA expression levels between multidrug-resistant gastric carcinoma cell line SGC7901/ADR and its parent cell line SGC7901 using a miRNA(More)
Trastuzumab has recently been recommended for the treatment of epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2)-positive advanced gastric cancer in combination with the capecitabine/cisplatin (XP) versus continuous infusion of 5-fluorouracil/cisplatin (FP) regimen. However, it is unclear whether it is rational to combine trastuzumab with other chemotherapy(More)
Studies have shown that tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) selectively induces apoptosis in cancer cells. However, breast cancer cells are generally resistant to TRAIL. In the present study, we explored the effect of bufalin on TRAIL-induced breast cancer cell apoptosis. The results showed that bufalin enhanced TRAIL-induced(More)
The epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a well-known prerequisite for cancer cells to acquire the migratory and invasive capacity, and to subsequently metastasize. Bufalin is one of the major active components of the traditional Chinese medicine Chan Su, and accumulating evidence has shown its anticancer effect in multipe types of cancer. However,(More)
Bufalin, a cardiotonic steroid isolated from toad venom, has been shown to kill various types of tumor cells. Our previous study showed that triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cells were less sensitive to bufalin than other types of breast cancer cells, but the reason for this lower sensitivity remains unclear. In this study, we showed that bufalin(More)
BACKGROUND The role of apolipoprotein (apo) E in kidney disease is still unclear. Animal studies have been performed, but it is doubtful if the conclusions are applicable to human beings. The objective of this study was to determine how apo E acts on human kidneys using primary cultured normal human mesangial cells (NHMCs) rather than animals used in(More)
An intact mesothelium serves as a protective barrier to inhibit peritoneal carcinomatosis. Cancer-derived exosomes can mediate directional tumor metastasis; however, little is known about whether gastric cancer-derived exosomes will destroy the mesothelial barrier and promote peritoneal dissemination. Here, we demonstrate that gastric cancer-derived(More)
PURPOSE Good performance status is widely known as a superior prognostic predictor. However, some patients have large survival differences despite having good performance status that are influenced by certain prognostic factors. The purpose of this study was to explore baseline host- or tumor-related factors and to establish a prognostic model for(More)
Multiple drug resistance (MDR) and metastasis are two major factors that contribute to the failure of cancer treatment. However, the relationship between MDR and metastasis has not been characterized. Additionally, the role of the E3 ubiquitin ligase Cbl-b in metastasis of MDR gastric and breast cancer is not well known. In the present study, we found that(More)