Y-L Zhai

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The expression of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), tumor suppressor oncogene p53, and Ki-67 was compared in uterine smooth muscle tumors, including leiomyosarcoma (LMS), tumor of uncertain malignant potential (UMP), cellular leiomyoma (CL), bizarre leiomyoma (BL), and usual leiomyoma (UL). ER and PR were expressed in all ULs. PR was(More)
To assess the occurrence of high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and p53 alterations in minimal deviation adenocarcinoma (MDA) of the uterine cervix, paraffin sections were used to investigate the presence of HPVs 16 and 18 and p53 expression and mutation in six cases of MDA. By polymerase chain reaction, only one case was positive for HPV 16 and(More)
To determine the genetic differences between various smooth muscle tumors of the uterus, the expression of calponin h1 (cytoskeletal protein) was examined in normal myometrium and in smooth muscle tumors of the uterus (leiomyosarcoma, smooth muscle tumors of uncertain malignant potential, cellular leiomyoma, bizarre leiomyoma, and ordinary leiomyoma) using(More)
The present study was performed to investigate comparatively the toxic effects of inhalation exposure of 1-bromopropane, 2-bromopropane, and 1,2-dichloropropane on reproductive physiology, particularly on the estrous cycle and spontaneous ovulation in female F344 rats. The rats received inhalation exposure to different halogenated propanes, and were exposed(More)
Intermediate trophoblast (IT) rarely gives rise to a placental site trophoblastic tumor (PSTT) To examine the different growth mechanisms present in normal and neoplastic IT, the expression of cell cycle regulatory molecules was compared at normal implantation sites and in PSTTs. Normal implantation sites in early gestation (19 patients) and PSTTs (6(More)
Their monoclonal origin (as indicated by recent investigations) indicates the neoplastic nature of most endometriotic lesions. p53, a representative tumor suppressor, regulates cell proliferation, and genetic alterations in p53 are involved in carcinogenesis in a wide variety of human cancers. The aim of this study was to examine endometriotic lesions for(More)
We examined bcl-2 expression as well as p53 expression and mutation in human uterine smooth muscle tumours to determine the influence of bcl-2 expression on prognosis in patients with uterine leiomyosarcomas. bcl-2 protein was expressed in nearly all benign smooth muscle tumours but in only 57% of leiomyosarcomas. Benign smooth muscle tumours were usually(More)
Mast cells (MCs) are widely distributed in most human tissues. Those cells that contain only tryptase are designated as T-MCs, while those that also contain chymase are referred to as TC-MCs. This study uses immunohistochemical staining for tryptase and chymase to assess the distribution and heterogeneity of these two types of MCs in the human uterus. The(More)
BACKGROUND Abnormalities in G1 cell cycle regulation have been associated with the malignant transformation of cells. To obtain further information about the role of factors regulating the G1 cell cycle in the development of endometrial carcinoma, the authors analyzed the expression of cdk4 (cyclin-dependent kinase) and p16INK4 (an inhibitor of cdk4). (More)
Restenosis after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) occurs due to vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation and migration. Recently, tranilast, an anti-allergic drug, has been used for the prevention of restenosis after PTCA. To determine the molecular mechanism involved, the effect of tranilast on the proliferation of human coronary(More)