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Pyruvate kinase type M2 (PKM2) has been reported to be involved in aerobic glycolysis and cell growth in various tumors. However, the expression pattern of PKM2 in colorectal cancer (CRC) and the correlation between PKM2 expression and CRC remains unclear. The aim of this study is to investigate PKM2 expression and its possible role in CRC. We found that(More)
Luteolin, a common dietary flavonoid, has been found to have antitumor properties and therefore poses special interest for the development of preventive and/or therapeutic agent for cancers. E-cadherin, a marker of epithelial cells, mediates cell-cell adhesion. Decreased expression of E-cadherin results in a loss of cell-cell adhesion and an increased cell(More)
Most tumor cells show different metabolic pathways than normal cells. Even under the conditions of sufficient oxygen, they produce energy by a high rate of glycolysis followed by lactic acid fermentation in the cytosol, which is known as aerobic glycolysis or the Warburg effect. Lung cancer is a malignant tumor with one of the highest incidence and(More)
Ca2+ signaling regulation plays an important role in triggering and/or maintaining atrial fibrillation (AF). Little is known about the relationship of the inositol-1,4,5-triphosphate receptors (InsP3Rs) and ryanodine receptors (RyRs) in left atrium to chronic AF. In this study, we investigated the expression and function of InsP3R1, InsP3R2 and RyR2 in a(More)
Paired box (PAX) 2, a transcription factor, plays a critical role in embryogenesis. When aberrantly expressed in adult tissues, it generally exhibits oncogenic properties. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. We reported previously that the expression of PAX2 was up-regulated in human colon cancers. However, the role of PAX2 in colon cancer(More)
TNF receptor (TNFR)–associated factor TRAF6 is a key activator of NF-kB, playing a critical role in the regulation of innate immune responses and their connection to adaptive immune responses. TRAF6 interactions determine receptor-induced cell death versus survival. TRAF6 has been implicated in cancer but its contributions have not been investigated deeply.(More)
pVHL, the product of von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) tumor suppressor gene, functions as the substrate recognition component of an E3-ubiquitin ligase complex that targets hypoxia inducible factor α (HIF-α) for ubiquitination and degradation. Besides HIF-α, pVHL also interacts with other proteins and has multiple functions. Here, we report that pVHL inhibits(More)
EAR2 is a member of the chick ovalbumin upstream promoter-transcription factors (COUP-TFs). COUP-TFs belong to orphan nuclear receptors and regulate many biological processes. Little is known regarding EAR2 in cancer, though much progress has been made in understanding the function of other COUP-TF members. The aim of this study is to investigate the(More)
TNF receptor (TNFR)-associated factor TRAF6 is a key activator of NF-κB, playing a critical role in the regulation of innate immune responses and their connection to adaptive immune responses. TRAF6 interactions determine receptor-induced cell death versus survival. TRAF6 has been implicated in cancer but its contributions have not been investigated deeply.(More)