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Arsenic is well established as a human carcinogen, but the molecular mechanisms leading to arsenic-induced carcinogenesis are complex and elusive. It is not been determined if the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) contributes to carcinogen-induced malignant transformation and subsequent tumor formation. We have found that, during the neoplastic(More)
Although microRNA (miRNA) enclosed in exosomes can mediate intercellular communication, the roles of exosomal miRNA and angiogenesis in lung cancer remain unclear. We investigated functions of STAT3-regulated exosomal miR-21 derived from cigarette smoke extract (CSE)-transformed human bronchial epithelial (HBE) cells in the angiogenesis of CSE-induced(More)
  • Xiaolin Lu
  • 2005 IEEE International Conference on Services…
  • 2005
The Web service is a main working pattern and a significant application model for next generation Internet application. The service-oriented architecture is a very promising architecture for practical implementation of the next generation geographical information systems. This paper investigated the service-oriented architecture for constructing a(More)
The incidence of lung diseases, including cancer, caused by cigarette smoke is increasing, but the molecular mechanisms of gene regulation induced by cigarette smoke remain unclear. This report describes a long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) that is induced by cigarette smoke extract (CSE) and experiments utilizing lncRNAs to integrate inflammation with the(More)
Glutamate carboxypeptidase II (GCPII) catalyzes the hydrolysis of N-acetylaspartylglutamate into N-acetylaspartate and glutamate in the brain. Animal experiments suggested that GCPII plays an essential role in early embryonic development. Previous studies provided conflicting results on the effect of the GCPII rs61886492 C>T (or 1561C>T) polymorphism on(More)
BACKGROUND Neural tube defects are severe, common birth defects that result from failure of neural tube closure. They are considered to be a multifactorial disorder, and our knowledge of causal mechanisms remains limited. We hypothesized that abnormal DNA methylation occurs in NTD-affected fetuses. The correlations of global DNA methylation levels with(More)
Neural tube defects (NTDs) are serious congenital malformation of fusion failure of the neural tube during early embryogenesis. DNA methylation disorders have been found in NTD-affected fetuses, and are correlated to the risk of NTDs. The insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2) gene, maternally imprinted, has a key role in fetal development. IGF2 transcription(More)
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide. A common interest in lung cancer research is the identification of biomarkers for early diagnosis and accurate prognosis. There is increasing evidence that microRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in lung cancer. To explore new biomarkers of chemical exposure in risk assessment of chemical(More)
Folate hydrolase 1 (FOLH1) gene encodes intestinal folate hydrolase, which regulates intestinal absorption of dietary folate. Previous studies on the association between polymorphisms rs202676 and rs61886492 and the risk of neural tube defects (NTDs) were inconclusive. A case–control study of women with NTD-affected pregnancies (n = 160) and controls (n =(More)
Abnormal expression of miRNAs has been implicated in the pathogenesis of human lung cancers, most of which are attributable to cigarette smoke. The mechanisms of action, however, remain obscure. Here, we report that there are decreased expression of miR-218 and increased expression of EZH2 and H3K27me3 during cigarette smoke extract (CSE)-induced(More)