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BACKGROUND & AIMS Portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT) has previously been demonstrated to correlate with poor prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma. Approximately 50-80% of HCC is accompanied by portal or hepatic vein invasion. The underlying mechanisms of PVTT development remain unclear. This study aimed to elucidate the role of miR-135a in PVTT(More)
Gene therapy and antibody approaches are crucial auxiliary strategies for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treatment. Previously, we established a survivin promoter-regulated oncolytic adenovirus that has inhibitory effect on HCC growth. The human sulfatase-1 (hSulf-1) gene can suppress the growth factor signaling pathways, then inhibit the proliferation of(More)
The human sulfatase 1 (hSulf-1) gene encodes an endosulfatase that functions to inhibit the heparin-binding growth factor signaling, including the basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF)-mediated pathway, by desulfating the cell surface heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPGs). bFGF could stimulate cell cycle progression and inhibit cell apoptosis, this(More)
High-speed countercurrent chromatography (HSCCC) was successfully applied to the isolation and purification of four flavonoids from Herba Salviae Plbeiae using stepwise and dual-mode elution with a pair of two-phase solvent systems. The systems composed of n-hexane-chloroform-methanol-water (0.5 : 4 : 3 : 2, v/v/v/v) and chloroform-methanol-water (4 : 3 :(More)
α-fetoprotein (AFP), a tumor-associated antigen for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), is an established biomarker for HCC. In this study, we created a lentivirus expressing the AFP antigen and investigated the anti-tumor activity of AFP-specific CD8+ T cells, with and without CD4+ T cells, which were activated by either AFP peptide-pulsed or(More)
AIM   The human sulfatase-1 (hSulf-1) gene regulates the sulfation of heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPG) and suppresses tumorigenesis and angiogenesis by inhibiting several growth factor signaling pathways. Because the serine-threonine protein kinase (AKT) and extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) signaling pathways are critical in cell survival,(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treatment remains lack of effective chemotherapeutic drugs, therefore, discovering novel anti-HCC drugs is a very attractive and urgent task. In this study, we reported VOSL (volatile oil from Saussurea lappa root) exhibits potent therapeutic effect on SMMC-7721 xenografts without obvious side effects. In the in vitro(More)
BACKGROUND Liver damage in hepatic surgery from warm ischemia and reperfusion (I/R), especially in patients with underlying chronic liver disease, is still challenging. We propose a new method of perfusion of the liver by catheterizing the umbilical vein in the period of hepatic inflow occlusion, and evaluate the influence of transfusion of normal saline(More)
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