Xuemin Liu

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Adriamycin and docetaxel are two agents commonly used in treatment of breast cancer, but their efficacy is often limited by the emergence of chemoresistance. Recent studies indicate that exosomes act as vehicles for exchange of genetic cargo between heterogeneous populations of tumor cells, engendering a transmitted drug resistance for cancer development(More)
Comprehensive bibliographies are useful for conducting reviews of the literature, and for assessing the progress within a field. These bibliographies may be broad and inclusive, or focused and precise in their inclusion criteria. In either case, the task of maintaining a complete bibliography within a particular area of research is made difficult by the(More)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb.) strains differ in the number and locations of a transposon-like insertion sequence known as IS6110. Accurate detection of this sequence can be used as a fingerprint for individual strains, but can be difficult because of noisy data. In this paper, we propose a non-parametric discriminant analysis method for predicting the(More)
The mycobacterial insertion sequence IS6110 has been exploited extensively as a clonal marker in molecular epidemiologic studies of tuberculosis. In addition, it has been hypothesized that this element is an important driving force behind genotypic variability that may have phenotypic consequences. We present here a novel, DNA microarray-based methodology,(More)
Primary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of liver is rare, and its prognosis is extremely poor. This study aims at reviewing the clinical data of all pathologically diagnosed liver cancer in our institute, and discussing the clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of our cases of SCC and the literatures reported previously. All the patients(More)
'" "" :('amad~_, Abstract In this paper, we present an inference mechanism called the integrated parsing engine which provides a uniform abductive inference mechanism for natu~al language understmlding. It can (1) make phmsibh, assmnptiox~s, (2) rea~. son with mlfltiple alternatives, (3) switch the search process to the maximally plausible alter.., native,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Cigarette smoking is a potential risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) initiation, partially through interaction with hepatitis B virus (HBV). We examined the hypothesis that cigarette smoking might be associated with HBV-related HCC recurrence and patient survival after curative surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data of 302(More)
Whether an additional Braun enteroenterostomy is necessary in reducing delayed gastric emptying (DGE) after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) has not yet been well investigated. Herein, in this retrospective study, 395 consecutive cases of patients undergoing classic PD from 2009 to 2013 were reviewed. Patients with and without Braun enteroenterostomy were(More)
To investigate the effect of HIF-1α ODD polypeptides on the expression of HIF-1α and VEGF in primary rat cortical neuron in hypoxia. Primary cultured neurons were exposed to hypoxia for 2, 4, and 8 h. Tat-ODD fusion polypeptide was added before hypoxia in the experimental groups. The expression of HIF-1α and VEGF was detected by Western blot and real time(More)