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Establishing clinically relevant animal models of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) remains a challenge, and many commonly used cell line-based models do not recapitulate the invasive growth patterns of patient GBMs. Previously, we have reported the formation of highly invasive tumour xenografts in nude rats from human GBMs. However, implementing tumour models(More)
To study the clinical characteristics of tuberculum sellae meningiomas, we retrospectively analyzed 43 patients and reviewed the literature with regard to the incidence, clinical manifestations, imaging features, microsurgical anatomy, and postoperative outcomes of tuberculum sellae meningiomas, and the technical aspects of their treatment. CT or MRI(More)
LATS1 and LATS2 are tumor suppressor genes implicated in the regulation of cell cycle, but their methylation statuses are still unknown in human astrocytoma. Here, we found that the promoter hypermethylation frequencies of LATS1 and LATS1 were 63.66% (56/88) and 71.5% (63/88) in 88 astrocytomas by methylation-specific PCR. But no methylation of LATS1 and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of the endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach (EETA) for nonfunctioning pituitary adenoma (NFPA) in the elderly population. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of operative cases over a 7-year period, in which 158 elderly patients (age 65 years and older) who underwent a pure EETA to remove a(More)
OBJECTIVE Several studies indicated that genetic polymorphisms in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene were associated with glioma risk. However, the relationship between EGFR genetic polymorphisms and glioma remains unclear in the Chinese population. METHODS We designed a case-control study by selecting 300 histologically confirmed adult(More)
Sour jujube or wild jujube (Ziziphus acidojujuba), considered as the ancestor of cultivated jujube, is an economically and ecologically important species. However, little is known about the population genetics of this species across China. In this study, we detected genetic variation among 874 individuals from 31 natural populations covering the most(More)
Astrocytes have important physiological roles in CNS homeostasis and serve as a bridge between the CNS and immune system. IL-17 and IL-6 are important in many CNS disorders characterized by neuroinflammation. We examined the role of IL-17 on the IL-6 signaling cascade in primary astrocytes. IL-17 functioned in a synergistic manner with IL-6 to induce IL-6(More)
In order to study the clinical characteristics of intraventricular meningiomas, we analyzed retrospectively 25 patients and reviewed the literature with regard to incidence, clinical manifestation, imaging features, preoperative diagnosis, surgical findings, and histopathological results. Intraventricular meningiomas are quite rare, but they represent an(More)
Parkinson's disease (PD), a progressive neurodegenerative movement disorder, is known to be caused by diverse pathological conditions resulting from dysfunction of the ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS), mitochondria, and oxidative stress leading to preferential nigral dopamine (DA) neuron degeneration in the substantia nigra. In the present study, we(More)
Pramipexole (PPX), a dopamine (DA) receptor D3 preferring agonist, has been used as monotherapy or adjunct therapy to treat Parkinson’s disease (PD) for many years. Several in vitro and in vivo studies in neurotoxin-induced DA neuron injury models have reported that PPX may possess neuroprotective properties. The present study is to evaluate the(More)