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Within the family of RTKs (receptor tyrosine kinases), PDGFR (platelet-derived growth factor receptor) has been implicated in carcinogenesis and tumour development. miRNAs (microRNAs), which can target the mRNAs (messenger RNAs) of cancer-associated genes, are abnormally expressed in various cancers. In this study, our aim was to identify the miRNAs that(More)
NRP1 as multifunctional non-tyrosine-kinase receptors play critical roles in tumor progression. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are an important class of pervasive genes that are involved in a variety of biological functions, particularly cancer. It remains unclear whether miRNAs can regulate the expression of NRP1. The goal of this study was to identify miRNAs that(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated circulation levels of chemokines (CCL2, CCL5, CXCL8, CXCL9, CXCL10) in autoimmune hepatitis(AIH) patients and evaluated the correlation between these chemokines and liver function indicators. METHODS A total of 5 chemokines (CCL2, CCL5, CXCL8, CXCL9, CXCL10) were measured simultaneously by cytokine beads assay(CBA) in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the clinical significance of the immunological characteristics in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). METHODS 3000 patients with abnormal liver functions were examined for anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA), anti-mitochondrial antibodies (AMA), anti-smooth muscle antibodies (SMA) and anti-liver kidney microsomal antibody (LKM)(More)
BACKGROUND The last case of infection with wild-type poliovirus indigenous to China was reported in 1994, and China was certified as a poliomyelitis-free region in 2000. In 2011, an outbreak of infection with imported wild-type poliovirus occurred in the province of Xinjiang. METHODS We conducted an investigation to guide the response to the outbreak,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinical significance of liver function and autoantibodies in patients with acute or chronic drug-induced liver injury. METHODS 51 patients with drug-induced liver injury were divided into acute drug induced liver injury group and chronic drug induced liver injury group, liver function and autoantibodies were compared between(More)
Epithelial‑to‑mesenchymal transition (EMT) is believed to be associated with cancer cell malignancy, and also to cause cancer invasion and metastasis. Recent evidence indicates that small non‑protein coding RNA [microRNAs (miRNAs/miRs)] may act as powerful regu‑ lators of EMT. The present study aimed to systematically delineate miR‑503 expression in gastric(More)
Two transgenic rice lines (T2A-1 and T1C-19b) expressing cry2A and cry1C genes, respectively, were developed in China, targeting lepidopteran pests including Chilo suppressalis (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). The seasonal expression of Cry proteins in different tissues of the rice lines and their resistance to C. suppressalis were assessed in comparison(More)
Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is a relatively uncommon liver disease, and information on the prognosis and survival of PBC patients in mainland China is lacking. We therefore conducted a retrospective study to investigate the prognostic factors and survival in Chinese PBC patients. Between October 2001 and May 2009, patients registered at Beijing You’an(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is an aggressive disease with a poor outcome due to the high incidence of metastasis. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) have been identified to be responsible for tumor progression and may be generated by epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) characteristics. CD133 is a specific surface marker for liver cancer stem cells (LCSCs),(More)