Yan-wei Ye

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PURPOSE MicroRNAs (miRNA) have been documented playing a critical role in cancer development and progression. In this study, we investigate the role of miR-148a in gastric cancer metastasis. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We examined miR-148a levels in 90 gastric cancer samples by qRT-PCR and analyzed the clinicopathologic significance of miR-148a expression. The(More)
BACKGROUND Fibroblast growth factor receptor 4 (FGFR4) Gly388Arg polymorphism, located in the FGFR4 gene exon 9, was reported to be associated with malignant tumors prognosis; however, there has been no relevant research for gastric cancer. The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical significance of FGFR4 Gly388Arg polymorphism as well as the(More)
Sox17, a transcription factor, was considered as an antagonist to inhibit canonical Wnt/β-catenin signaling in several malignant tumors. Extremely little is known about Sox17 in gastric cancer. Therefore, the aim of this study was to elucidate the vital role of Sox17 in the tumorigenesis and progression of gastric cancer. Real time PCR was used to detect(More)
Our previous findings revealed that FGFR4 may be a novel therapeutic target for gastric cancer. The aim of the present study was to explore the effects of a combination of PD173074 (PD) and 5-fluorouracil (5-Fu) on the biological behavior of gastric cancer cell lines and the relevant mechanisms involved. MKN45, a gastric cancer cell line, was treated with(More)
BACKGROUND Fibroblast growth factor receptor 4 (FGFR4) was seldom investigated in gastric cancer (GC). The purpose of the study was to elucidate the expression of FGFR4 protein in GC and related clinical significance. METHODS Ninety-four paraffin-embedded tumor specimens were obtained from Cancer Hospital, Fudan University. The expression of FGFR4 as well(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was firstly to elucidate the prognosis of familial gastric cancer (FGC) in Chinese population. METHODS A total of 162 patients were recruited, including 81 patients with FGC and 81 patients with sporadic gastric cancer (SGC), who underwent gastrectomy between 1996 and 2007. Paraffin-embedded tumor specimens were obtained(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND Most gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) patients respond to KIT inhibition therapy of imatinib, but eventually become resistant with a median time to progression of 2 years. The mechanism of acquired resistance to imatinib and oncogenic KIT signal transduction in GISTs has not been well defined. We sought to investigate the spectrum(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous pathological processes that affect liver function in patients with liver failure have been identified. Among them, hyperammonia is one of the most common phenomena.The purpose of this study was to determine whether hyperammonia could induced specific liver injury. METHODS Hyperammonemic cells were established using NH4Cl. The cells(More)
Studies on HIF 1α C1772T (P582S) polymorphism revealed a genetic susceptibility to malignant tumors, however, the results were conflicting. We conducted a meta-analysis utilizing 29 eligible case-control studies to analyze the data concerning the association between the HIF-1α C1772T polymorphism and cancer risks. There was statistical association between(More)
To clarify the role of fibroblast growth factor receptor 4 (FGFR4) in gastric cancer (GC) and explore the therapeutic value of BGJ398 targeted to FGFR4. We constructed lentivirus vectors to stably knockdown FGFR4 expression in GC cells. Function assays in vitro and in vivo, treated with 5-fluorouracil (5-Fu) and BGJ398, were performed to study the change of(More)