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Significance of TWIST expression and its association with E-cadherin in bladder cancer.
Recently, TWIST, a basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor, has been reported to play a key role in the metastatic progression of several types of human cancer. The aim of this study was toExpand
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Immunohistochemical characterization of neuroendocrine cells in prostate cancer
Neuroendocrine (NE) cells increase in high grade/stage prostate cancer (PC) and may contribute to androgen‐independent cancer. Their immunohistochemical phenotype has not been studied in detail andExpand
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Autophagy protects LNCaP cells under androgen deprivation conditions
Androgen plays a critical role in the development and progression of prostate cancer. However, the regulatory role of androgen in the autophagic process and the function of the increasedExpand
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Prevalence, risk factors, and impact on health related quality of life of overactive bladder in China
To evaluate the prevalence, associated risk factors and the impact on health related quality of life (HRQoL) of overactive bladder (OAB) among men and women aged ≥18 years in China, using the 2002Expand
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Results of a randomized, double‐blind, parallel‐group, placebo‐ and active‐controlled, multicenter study of mirabegron, a β3‐adrenoceptor agonist, in patients with overactive bladder in Asia
To assess the efficacy and safety of mirabegron 50 mg once daily compared with placebo and the active control, tolterodine extended‐release (ER) 4 mg once daily, in patients with symptoms ofExpand
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Prevalence, risk factors and the bother of lower urinary tract symptoms in China: a population-based survey
Introduction and hypothesisLower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) consist of storage, voiding and postmicturition symptoms and cause discomfort in approximately 15.8 to 82.0 % of adults worldwide.Expand
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Implications of transcriptional factor, OCT-4, in human bladder malignancy and tumor recurrence
OCT-4, which is also known as POU5f1, is a key regulator of self-renewal in embryonic stem cells. The new cancer stem cell concept proposes that the expression of such genes is potentially correlatedExpand
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Multilocular cystic renal cell carcinoma: an experience of clinical management for 31 cases
In order to increase our knowledge and understanding about multilocular cystic renal cell carcinoma (MCRCC), including diagnosis, surgical management, pathologic and prognostic characteristics,Expand
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Function and molecular mechanisms of neuroendocrine cells in prostate cancer.
Benign prostate contains luminal epithelial cells, basal cells and a minor component of neuroendocrine cells whose function may be to regulate the growth, differentiation and secretory function ofExpand
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Protein tyrosine phosphatase PTP1B is involved in neuroendocrine differentiation of prostate cancer
Prostate cancer (PC) contains a minor component of neuroendocrine (NE) cells that may stimulate androgen‐independent growth of the tumor. The mechanism of neuroendocrine differentiation remainsExpand
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