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The present study examined the placental leptin (LEP) DNA methylation and mRNA levels in macrosomic infants from normal pregnancies. In total, 49 neonates with macrosomia, i.e., high birth weights of ≥ 4,000 g, and 52 neonates with normal birth weights between 2,500 g and 4,000 g were recruited from The Second Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical(More)
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 combination of immunotherapy and chemotherapy is regarded as a promising approach for the treatment of certain types of cancer. However, the underlying mechanisms need to be fully investigated to guide the design of more efficient protocols for cancer chemoimmunotherapy. It is well known that danger-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) can activate(More)
Trichloroethylene-induced hypersensitivity dermatitis is one of the serious occupational health events in China, however, little is known about the clinical features and possible mechanism of this disorder. The objective of the present study was to report some typical trichloroethylene-induced dermatitis patients and investigate their occupational exposure(More)
Although many studies indicated that trichloroethylene (TCE) could induce autoimmune diseases and some protein adducts were detected, the proteins were not identified and mechanisms remain unknown. To screen and identify autoantigens which might be involved in TCE-induced autoimmune diseases, three groups of sera were collected from healthy donors (I),(More)
There is evidence in experimental animals for the urolithiasis and carcinogenicity of melamine, but no evidence for melamine in humans. To evaluate any association between melamine-contaminated powdered formula (MCPF) feeding and urolithiasis, and further the MCPF feeding and oxidative damage to DNA in infants. A cross-sectional study was carried out to(More)
Dysfunction of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) is key in the pathogenesis of proliferative cardiovascular diseases, including atherosclerosis and post-angioplasty restenosis. However, to date, the molecular mechanisms of this pathological process have not been elucidated. Growing evidence indicates that microRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of novel gene(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)
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)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play a prominent role in gastric cancer (GC) initiation and progression. In this study, we found that miR-374a expression was up-regulated in human GC cell lines and tissues. Inhibition of miR-374a suppressed GC cell proliferation, migration and invasion in vitro and slowed tumor growth in vivo. SRC kinase signaling inhibitor 1 (SRCIN1)(More)