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PURPOSE The safety and efficacy of radical laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (LG) with D2 lymphadenectomy for the treatment of advanced gastric cancer (AGC) remain controversial. We conducted a randomized controlled trial to compare laparoscopic and conventional open distal gastrectomy with D2 lymph node dissections for AGC. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy (LAG) has been indicated to be safe, feasible, and oncologically efficacious for the treatment of early gastric cancer by both retrospective and prospective studies. Although some reports have demonstrated that LAG was also a safe and technically feasible procedure for advanced gastric cancer (AGC), its oncologic(More)
BACKGROUND Narciclasine (NCS) is an Amaryllidaceae alkaloid isolated from Narcissus tazetta bulbs. NCS has inhibitory effects on a broad range of biological activities and thus has various potential practical applications. Here we examine how NCS represses plant root growth. RESULTS Results showed that the inhibition of NCS on cell division in Arabidopsis(More)
Ethylene and light act through specific signal transduction mechanisms to coordinate the development of higher plants. Application of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC, an ethylene precursor) suppresses the hypocotyl elongation of Arabidopsis seedlings in dark, but stimulates it in light. However, the mechanisms of opposite effects of ethylene on(More)
Plant development displays an exceptional plasticity and adaptability that involves the dynamic, asymmetric distribution of the phytohormone auxin. Polar auxin flow, which requires transport facilitators of the PIN family, largely contributes to the establishment and maintenance of auxin gradients and mediates multiple developmental processes. Here, we(More)
The second messenger cyclic guanosine 3',5'-monophosphate (cGMP) plays an important role in plant development and responses to stress. Recent studies indicated that cGMP is a secondary signal generated in response to auxin stimulation. cGMP also mediates auxin-induced adventitious root formation in mung bean and gravitropic bending in soybean. Nonetheless,(More)
OBJECTIVE The prognoses of gastric cancer patients vary greatly among countries. Meanwhile, tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) staging system shows limited accuracy in predicting patient-specific survival for gastric cancer. The objective of this study was to create a simple, yet universally applicable survival prediction model for surgically treated gastric(More)
The plant hormone auxin plays a central role in the regulation of plant growth and development, as well as in responses to environmental stimuli. Narciclasine (NCS, an Amaryllidaceae alkaloid) isolated from Narcissus tazetta bulbs has a broad range of inhibitory effects on plants. In this study, the role of NCS in responses to auxin in Arabidopsis thaliana(More)
Two soybean cultivars showed markedly different drought tolerance. G6PDH plays a central role in the process of H 2 O 2 regulated GR, DHAR, and MDHAR activities to maintain GSH and Asc levels. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH) plays a pivotal role in plant resistance to environmental stresses. In this study, we investigated the role of G6PDH in(More)
Narciclasine (NCS) is an Amaryllidaceae alkaloid isolated from Narcissus tazetta bulbs. Its phytotoxic effects on plant growth were examined in lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) seedlings. Results showed that high concentrations (0.5–5 μM) of NCS restricted the growth of lettuce roots in a dose-dependent manner. In NCS-treated lettuce seedlings, the following(More)