Xinggang Mao

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AIM Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-14 and MMP-19 have been demonstrated to play an important role in the development of human gliomas. However, their prognostic values are not clear. The aim of this study was to investigate whether co-expression of MMP-14 and MMP-19 has prognostic relevance in human gliomas. METHODS Immunohistochemistry and western blot(More)
FRAT1 was originally characterized as a protein frequently rearranged in advanced T cell lymphoma, which inhibits GSK-3-mediated phosphorylation of beta-catenin and positively regulates the Wnt signaling pathway. FRAT1 has been identified as a proto-oncogene involved in tumorigenesis. Previous studies have shown that FRAT1 is strikingly overexpressed in(More)
FAT10, as a small ubiquitin-like modifier, plays an important role in various cellular processes, including mitosis, immune response, and apoptosis, the dys-regulation of which may arise tumorigenesis. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the expression of FAT10 at gene and protein levels in glioma samples with different WHO grades and its(More)
FRAT1 was originally characterized as a protein frequently rearranged in advanced T-cell lymphoma, which inhibits GSK-3-mediated phosphorylation of β-catenin and positively regulates the Wnt signaling pathway. FRAT1 has recently been identified as a proto-oncogene involved in tumorigenesis, as elevated expression of FRAT1 was detected in several types of(More)
It is widely accepted that mechanical injury to spinal cord can cause nervous system dysfunction, which leads to the loss of movement and sensation. However, the exact molecular mechanism is currently unclear. In this study, contused rat spinal cords were collected at 8h, 1 day, 3, and 5 days after injury and the expression patterns of the proteins were(More)
SOX9 belongs to the SOX (Sry-related high-mobility group box) family and acts as a transcription factor that plays a central role in the development and differentiation of multiple cell lineages. Recent studies have demonstrated that SOX9 is required for the carcinogenesis in several cancer types. The aim of this study was to investigate the(More)
AIM To examine the expression of N-methylpurine-DNA glycosylase (MPG) gene and protein in glioma samples with different WHO grades and its association with patients' survival. METHODS Immunohistochemistry assay, quantitative real-time PCR and Western blot analysis were carried out to investigate the expression of MPG gene and protein in 128 glioma and 10(More)
Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) is an alternative treatment modality for patients with glioma. The aim of this study was to determine whether induction of apoptosis contributes to the main therapeutic efficacy of BNCT and to compare the relative biological effect (RBE) of BNCT, γ-ray and reactor neutron irradiation. The neutron beam was obtained from(More)
BACKGROUND FRAT1 positively regulates the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway by inhibiting GSK-3-mediated phosphorylation of β-catenin. It was originally characterized as a protein frequently rearranged in advanced T cell lymphoma, but has recently also been identified as a proto-oncogene involved in tumorigenesis. Our previous studies showed that FRAT1 was(More)
Molecular and clinical heterogeneity critically hinders better treatment outcome for glioblastomas (GBMs); integrative analysis of genomic and epigenomic data may provide useful information for improving personalized medicine. By applying training-validation approach, we identified a novel hypomethylation signature comprising of three CpGs at non-CpG island(More)