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microRNAs are thought to regulate tumor progression and invasion via direct interaction with target genes within cells. Here the microRNA17/20 cluster is shown to govern cellular migration and invasion of nearby cells via heterotypic secreted signals. microRNA17/20 abundance is reduced in highly invasive breast cancer cell lines and node-positive breast(More)
Over the recent years, intestinal absorption has been recognized as a critical factor affecting the bioavailability of oral drugs. Intestinal absorption is affected by many factors including the physicochemical property of the drug, the absorption mechanisms, and the need for absorption enhancers. Ex vivo and in situ methods have been used extensively to(More)
BACKGROUND Children's health and health behaviour are essential for their development and it is important to obtain abundant and accurate information to understand young people's health and health behaviour. The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study is among the first large-scale international surveys on adolescent health through self-report(More)
Perfluorododecanoic acid (PFDoA), a perfluorinated carboxylic acid (PFCA) with twelve carbon atoms, has broad industrial applications and is widely distributed in both wildlife and the environment. Unlike other PFCAs with short carbon chain, however, limited studies have been performed to date on the toxic effects of PFDoA on animals. To determine the(More)
MicroRNA-9 (miR-9) is emerging as a critical regulator of organ development and neurogenesis. It is also deregulated in several types of solid tumors; however, its role in hematopoiesis and leukemogenesis is not yet known. Here we show that miR-9 is detected in hematopoietic stem cells and hematopoietic progenitor cells, and that its expression increases(More)
Double-stranded (ds)RNA in the infected cells is a trait shared by most if not all viruses. While humans have developed variable immune responses, viruses have also developed countermeasures to defeat dsRNA-induced antiviral strategies. Thus, we proposed a broad antiviral strategy to antagonize the countermeasures of viruses and bypass the dsRNA-induced(More)
The CCND1 gene, which is frequently overexpressed in cancers, encodes the regulatory subunit of a holoenzyme that phosphorylates the retinoblastoma protein. Although it is known that cyclin D1 regulates estrogen receptor (ER)α transactivation using heterologous reporter systems, the in vivo biological significance of cyclin D1 to estrogen-dependent(More)
Quercetin, one of the most common natural flavonoids, has been reported to possess significant anti-tumor activities both in vitro and in vivo. The present study was to investigate the effects of quercetin on growth and apoptosis in human salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC). The result from MTT assay showed that quercetin decreased cell viability of(More)
HIF-1alpha plays an indispensable role in tumor formation and histogenesis. Target genes involved in glucose transport are acutely transactivated by HIF-1alpha. GLUT-3 protein is the rate-limiting factor related to glucose transport, which is classified as brain-type glucose transporter. This study was the initial one aiming to probe into the co-expression(More)
OBJECTIVE Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation is beneficial for patients with acute respiratory failure. However, its possible benefit for patients with acute lung injury (200 mm Hg < PaO(2)/FIO(2) ≤300 mm Hg) remains unclear. Our aim was to assess the safety and efficacy of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation for patients with acute lung injury(More)