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Malignant triton tumors (MTTs) are a rare subtype of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) showing rhabdomyoblastic differentiation, which have no treatment consensus and a poor prognosis. This case report presented the case of a 42-year-old male patient with a large MTT located in the anterior mediastinum. The patient underwent palliative(More)
The object of the study is to identify N-glycan profiling changes associated with gastric cancer and explore the impact of core-fucosylation on biological behaviors of human gastric cancer cells. A total of 244 subjects including gastric cancer, gastric ulcer and healthy control were recruited. N-glycan profiling from serum and total proteins in gastric(More)
Despite the improvement of strategies against cancer therapy, the multidrug resistance (MDR)is the critical problem for successful cancer therapy. Recurrent cancers after initial treatment with chemotherapy are generally refractory to second treatments with these anticancer therapies. Therefore, it is necessary to elucidate the therapy-resistant mechanism(More)
While electro-acupuncture (EA) has been well known to contribute towards neuroplasticity occurring in both the central and the peripheral nervous system after injury, the underlying mechanism remains largely unknown. This study evaluated the effects and the possible mechanism of EA on neuronal apoptosis in the spinal cords of cats subjected to the removal(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the potential protective effects of extracts from Fructus rhodomyrti (FR) against oxidative DNA damage using a cellular system and the antioxidant ability on potassium bromate- (KBrO3-) mediated oxidative stress in rats. METHODS The effects of FR on DNA damage induced by hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) were evaluated by comet assay in(More)
AluScan combines inter-Alu PCR using multiple Alu-based primers with opposite orientations and next-generation sequencing to capture a huge number of Alu-proximal genomic sequences for investigation. Its requirement of only sub-microgram quantities of DNA facilitates the examination of large numbers of samples. However, the special features of AluScan data(More)
AIM To evaluate the biochemical features and activities of a glyco-engineered form of the anti-human epidermal growth factor receptor monoclonal antibody (EGFR mAb) cetuximab in vitro. METHODS The genes encoding the Chinese hamster bisecting glycosylation enzyme (GnTIII) and anti-human EGFR mAb were cloned and coexpressed in CHO DG44 cells. The(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to identify the incidence and the predictors of recurrence after curative resection and the clinical significance of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and stem cell-like phenotypes in gastric cancer. METHODS In a total of 1,463 patients that underwent curative resection for gastric cancer between January 2001 and(More)
This study aimed to determine whether umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (UCMSC) regulate Cadherin-11 (CDH11) expression by fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). FLS were isolated from the synovium of RA and osteoarthritis (OA) patients. FLS from RA patients were cocultured with UCMSC in a transwell system. CDH11 mRNA(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the effect of acupuncture, endogenous c-Fos and c-Jun on the regeneration of neuronal dendrite of spared dorsal root ganglion (DRG) in vitro following partial ganglionectomy. METHODS Five adult male cats were used in this experiment. Their bilateral L1-L5, L7-S2 DRG were removed, and L6 DRG were spared. Then unilaterally, two sets of(More)