Xing-Wei Wang

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) have recently been shown to be involved in the genesis and progression of a wide variety of carcinomas. The present study was undertaken to estimate the effect of BMP-4 on squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) in tissue and cell levels. METHODS In this study, immunohistochemistry,(More)
Waardenburg syndrome type IV (WS4) is a rare genetic disorder, characterized by auditory-pigmentary abnormalities and Hirschsprung disease. Mutations of the EDNRB gene, EDN3 gene, or SOX10 gene are responsible for WS4. In the present study, we reported a case of a Chinese patient with clinical features of WS4. In addition, the three genes mentioned above(More)
PURPOSE To investigate osteopontin (OPN) expression in human nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and evaluate its clinical significance in the disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS The expression of OPN mRNA in 44 frozen NPC tissue and 15 normal nasopharyngeal epithelium tissue (NNET) samples was examined by semi-quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain(More)
Bartter syndrome type IV, characterized by salt-losing nephropathies and sensorineural deafness, is caused by mutations of BSND or simultaneous mutations of both CLCNKA and CLCNKB. GJB2 is the primary causative gene for non-syndromic sensorineural deafness and associated with several syndromic sensorineural deafness. Owing to the rarity of Bartter syndrome,(More)
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