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The American Joint Committee on Cancer/Union Internationale Contre le Cancer (AJCC/UICC) TNM staging system provides the most reliable guidelines for the routine prognostication and treatment of colorectal carcinoma. This traditional tumour staging summarizes data on tumour burden (T), the presence of cancer cells in draining and regional lymph nodes (N)(More)
Prediction of clinical outcome in cancer is usually achieved by histopathological evaluation of tissue samples obtained during surgical resection of the primary tumor. Traditional tumor staging (AJCC/UICC-TNM classification) summarizes data on tumor burden (T), presence of cancer cells in draining and regional lymph nodes (N) and evidence for metastases(More)
This study describes the development of a simple RT-PCR method to amplify the whole genome of the influenza A virus based on the amplification of full-length gene segments. Primers were designed based on the conserved regions of both the 5'-end and the 3'-end of each gene segment. After optimizing the duration and temperature of denaturing, annealing, and(More)
The fragile histidine triad (FHIT) gene plays an important role in anti-cancer and the abnormal methylation of FHIT gene is found in many carcinomas. The epigenetic changes of tumor suppressor genes (TSG) are now recognized as an abnormal mechanism contributing to the development of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). To clarify the role of FHIT in MDS, we(More)
We investigated the prognostic value of tumor budding in 160 cases of operable invasive ductal carcinoma, not otherwise specified (IDC-NOS). The number of buds was counted in H&E slides with a maximal invasive margin in a 0.950mm(2) field of vision (200×). According to a cut-off score selected by ROC analysis, the cohort was dichotomized into a low (0-7(More)
Adventitious shoots induced from maca calli on induction media without rare earth elements (REE) had higher water content and lower soluble protein concentration when compared with shoots sprouted from maca seeds. Due to lower activities of antioxidative enzymes, there were higher concentrations of H2O2 and malonyldialdehyde (MDA) in adventitious shoots(More)
OBJECTIVES It has been hypothesized that inherited cytokine gene polymorphisms could influence susceptibility to cervical cancer. This study evaluated the association between tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α)-308, transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-β1), interferon-gamma (IFN-γ)+874 and interleukin-10 (IL-10)-1082 gene polymorphisms and cervical(More)
In this study, a granular zirconium-iron oxide (GZI) was successfully prepared using the extrusion method, and its defluoridation performance was systematically evaluated. The GZI was composed of amorphous and nano-scale oxide particles. The Zr and Fe were evenly distributed on its surface, with a Zr/Fe molar ratio of ∼2.3. The granular adsorbent was porous(More)
In this study, a series of injectable thermoreversible and thermogelling PDLLA-PEG-PDLLA copolymers were developed and a systematic evaluation of the thermogelling system both in vitro and in vivo was performed. The aqueous PDLLA-PEG-PDLLA solutions above a critical gel concentration could transform into hydrogel spontaneously within 2 minutes around the(More)
The death-associated protein kinase 1 (DAPK1) gene is a candidate tumor suppressor (TSG) and the abnormal methylation of DAPK1 gene has been found in many carcinomas. The epigenetic changes of TSGs are now recognized as a mechanism contributing to the development of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). To clarify the role of DAPK1 in CML, we examined the(More)