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BACKGROUND/AIMS Diabetes mellitus (DM) is widely considered to be associated with risk of cancer, but studies investigating the association between DM and prostate cancer in Asian countries have reported inconsistent findings. We examined this association by conducting a detailed meta-analysis of studies published on the subject. METHODS Cohort or(More)
The toxicity and biodistribution in vivo of various morphologies of Au nanoparticles (AuNPs) were studied by using KM mice. The quantitative analysis of Au in each tissue of mice was done by using the Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS). Sphere-shaped AuNPs displayed the best biocompatibility, compared with rod- and cube-shaped of AuNPs,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate correlation of expressions of membrane-type 1, 2, and 3 matrix metalloproteinases (MT1, MT2, and MT3-MMP) to the invasion and metastases in laryngeal cancer. METHODS Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was used to examine the mRNA level of MT1, MT2, and MT3-MMP in 24 patients with laryngeal cancer. The(More)
MiRNAs are small, noncoding RNA molecules that act as posttranscriptional regulators of gene expression and function as important regulators in cancer-related processes. The miR-19a is overexpressed in various cancers and has been causally related to cellular proliferation and growth. To determine whether miR-19a plays a role in laryngeal squamous cell(More)
Photochromic biliproteins can be switched by light between two states, initiated by Z/E photoisomerization of the linear tetrapyrrole chromophore. The cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. PCC 7120 contains three genes coding for such biliproteins, two coding for phytochromes (aphA/B) and one for the alpha subunit of phycoerythrocyanin (pecA). (a) aphA was(More)
C1q, a subunit of the C1 complex, plays a key role in the recognition of immune complexes to initiate the classical complement pathway. In this study, we reported two C1q-like cDNAs from mandarin fish (Siniperca chuatsi), mC1q-like-1 (mC1qL1) and mC1q-like-2 (mC1qL2). The full-length cDNA of mC1qL1was 990bp, containing a 71bp 5'-untranslated region (UTR),(More)
OBJECTIVE The current study explored the expression of KAI1/CD82 and MRP1/CD9 and its significance in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC). METHODS The expression levels of KAI1/CD82 and MRP1/CD9 in 100 LSCC tissue specimens, as well as in 30 para-LSCC non-carcinomatous tissue specimens randomly taken from the patients, were assessed using the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the inhibitory effect of endostatin on tumor growth of human laryngeal squamous carcinoma in nude mice and to explore the possible mechanism of the inhibition and the possible way of biological therapy. METHODS Nude mice model bearing laryngocarcinoma was established by using human laryngeal squamous carcinoma cell line ( Hep-II).(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies confirmed that the intronic miRNAs participated in regulating host gene-primed biological processes. The coordinated roles of miR-28 with its host gene, LIM domain lipoma-preferred partner (LPP), remain unknown in atherosclerosis. METHODS In this study, we determined to assess circulating levels of miR-28-5p in unstable angina(More)
OBJECTIVE A case-control study to investigate the association of the 9p21 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) rs10757274 and rs10757278 (known to be associated with coronary artery disease [CAD] risk) with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), in a Han Chinese population. METHODS The rs10757274 and rs10757278 genotypes of patients with PAD, and age- and(More)