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OBJECTIVE To investigate the radiosensitizing effects of dihydroartemisinin (DHA) and its underlying mechanisms in cervical cancer cells. METHODS This experimental study was conducted between May 2009 and August 2012 in the School of Radiation Medicine and Protection, Soochow University, Suzhou, China. HeLa and Siha cells were assigned as the control(More)
BACKGROUND The p53 tumour suppressor protein is a transcription factor that prevents oncogenic progression by activating the expression of apoptosis and cell-cycle arrest genes in stressed cells. The stability of p53 is tightly regulated by ubiquitin-dependent degradation, driven mainly by its negative regulators ubiquitin ligase MDM2. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS(More)
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the deadliest malignancies worldwide. Ying Yang 1 (YY1), a ubiquitously expressed GLI-Krüppel zinc finger transcription factor, plays a regulatory role in a variety of fundamental biological processes, such as embryonic development, growth, apoptosis, differentiation and oncogenic transformation. The(More)
OBJECTIVE Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the deadliest cancers worldwide. Yin Yang 1 (YY1) is a ubiquitous and multifunctional zinc-finger transcription factor that plays important biological functions in cell homeostasis and tumorigenesis. The purpose of this study was to investigate the expression of YY1 in different ESCC tissues and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Brain metastases (BMs) are typically associated with poor patient prognosis. Radiation therapy remains the primary treatment for BMs, and patient's prognosis is affected by many factors. The aim of this study was to identify prognostic factors and to compare prognostic index scores in patients with BMs who received whole-brain(More)
Ca(2+)-binding protein of 45 kDa (Cab45), a CREC family member, is reported to be associated with Ca(2+)-dependent secretory pathways and involved in multiple diseases including cancers. Cab45-G, a Cab45 isoform protein, plays an important role in protein sorting and secretion at Golgi complex. However, its role in cancer cell migration remains elusive. In(More)
The English items of Gambling Related Cognitions Scale (GRCS) were first developed and validated by community-based population in 2004. The scale is now becoming a validated and reliable instrument to assess gambling related cognitions in the gambling literature of the West. The present study recruited 730 general adult Chinese individuals to validate the(More)
The volume change of tumor during radiotherapy processes indirectly reflects the short-term efficacy and the quality of radiotherapy planning. We analyzed clinical data of radiotherapy using a mathematical model in our study. First, we selected eight esophageal carcinoma patients with only using 3DRT and conventional dose fractionation schemes. And then we(More)
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