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BACKGROUND Nuclear factor κB (NFκB) plays a key role in the regulation of apoptosis. The function of NFκB is inhibited by binding to NFκB inhibitor (IκB), and disruption of the balance of NFκB and IκB is related to the development of many diseases, including tumors. Therefore, we hypothesized that the NFκB1 (-94del/insATTG) and NFκBIA (2758 A>G)(More)
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) have been demonstrated to be able to differentiate into hepatocytes, but the precise mechanisms controlling this process are unclear. Our aim is try to explore the role of Wnt signaling on the differentiation of BMSCs into hepatocytes. Our study demonstrated that BMSCs could successfully differentiate into(More)
Long non-coding RNA, urothelial cancer associated 1 (UCA1), is reported to play a critical role in progression of carcinogenesis. In the present study, we identified differential expression of UCA1 in colorectal cancer (CRC) and paired peritumoral tissues using gene expression microarray analyses. qPCR analysis confirmed that UCA1 was upregulated in CRC(More)
OBJECTIVE Gene expression profiling provides an opportunity to develop robust prognostic markers of colorectal carcinoma (CRC). However, the markers have not been applied for clinical decision making. We aimed to develop an immunohistochemistry signature using microarray data for predicting CRC prognosis. DESIGN We evaluated 25 CRC gene signatures in(More)
Activation of MEK5 in many cancers is associated with carcinogenesis through aberrant cell proliferation. In this study, we determined the level of phosphorylated MEK5 (pMEK5) expression in human colorectal cancer (CRC) tissues and correlated it with clinicopathologic data. pMEK5 expression was examined by immunohistochemistry in a tissue microarray (TMA)(More)
PURPOSE Beclin-1 is an autophagy gene. It promotes the formation of the autophagic vesicle as well as plays an essential role in guarding the cells against chromosomal instability. Overexpression of Beclin-1 has been reported to predict a favorable survival in various cancers. However, little is known about its prognostic significance in colorectal cancer.(More)
BACKGROUND CCL18 has been shown to have an important role in the progression of gastric and breast cancers. However, the prognostic value of CCL18 in colorectal cancer (CRC) remains unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS We used immunohistochemistry to examine the expression of CCL18 in CRC patients. We applied both univariate and multivariate analysis to(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression dynamics of CCL21 and its prognostic significance in human stage III/IV colorectal cancer (CRC). CCL21 expression dynamics were detected with western blotting. The expression of CCL21 in CRC tissue microarrays was examined by immunohistochemistry. The optimal cut-point of CCL21 expression was(More)
Radiation enteritis (RE) has emerged as a significant complication that can progress to severe gastrointestinal disease and the mechanisms underlying its genesis remain poorly understood. The aim of this study was to identify temporal changes in protein expression potentially associated with acute inflammation and to elucidate the mechanism underlying(More)
A disintegrin and metalloprotease 8 (ADAM8) is involved in the tumorigenesis of several types of solid tumors. However, its exact role in gastric cancer (GC) remains unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical significance of ADAM8 in GC and to explore its biological effects on gastric carcinogenesis. In this study, quantitative reverse(More)