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We synthesised the evidence of microRNAs as prognostic biomarkers in lung cancer. Studies were identified by searching PubMed, Embase and Web of Science until March 2012. Descriptive characteristics for studies were described and an additional meta-analysis for two specific microRNAs (miR-21 and miR-155) which were studied extensively was performed. Pooled(More)
Currently, the cloud computing is hot research both in scholars and enterprise, because of its good features such as low investment, easy maintenance, Flexibility and fast deployment, reliable service. But to truly implement cloud computing, we need to gradually improve it in academic, legal and institutional. Especially, the issue of trust is one of the(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs), as a class of naturally occurring small non-coding RNAs, play profound and pervasive roles in cancer initiation and progression. Extensive decrease in miRNA levels are frequently observed in human cancers, indicating that miRNAs may function intrinsically in tumor suppression. However, the underlying mechanisms of miRNA interactions with(More)
The mTOR pathway is aberrantly stimulated in many cancer cells, including pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), and thus it is a potential target for therapy. However, the mTORC1/S6K axis also mediates negative feedback loops that attenuate signaling via insulin/IGF receptor and other tyrosine kinase receptors. Suppression of these feed-back loops(More)
Fibroblast activation protein-α (FAP-α), which is a serine protease specially expressed on the surface of the cancer stromal cells, plays an important role in the progression and prognosis in diverse malignancies. However, the role of FAP-α in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is still unknown. We enrolled 59 NSCLC patients who received complete resection.(More)
The association of the two ERCC polymorphisms, Asp312Asn and Lys751Gln, with lung cancer risk remains controversial and inconclusive. To better evaluate the potential role of the two polymorphisms and interaction with tobacco smoking in lung cancer susceptibility presented in diverse populations, we have conducted a meta-analysis based on 26 studies from 24(More)
Pulmonary function tests had prospective implications for postoperative pneumonia, which occurred frequently after esophagectomy. Understanding factors that were associated with pulmonary infection may help in patient selection and postoperative management. We performed a retrospective review of 2 independent cohorts including 216 patients who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Over the last few decades intensive studies have been carried out on the molecular targets mediating general anesthesia as well as the effects of general anesthetics. The γ-aminobutyric acid type A receptor (GABAAR) has been indicated as the primary target of general anaesthetics such as propofol, etomidate and isoflurane, and sedating drugs(More)
Esophageal cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide with a poor prognosis. MicroRNAs(miRNAs) are a class of naturally occurring small noncoding RNAs and play an important role in cancer initiation and development. In this study, we demonstrate that the expression levels of miR-143 and miR-145 were significantly decreased in ESCC tissues in(More)
We examined whether class IIa histone deacetylases (HDACs) play a role in mitogenic signaling mediated by protein kinase D1 (PKD1) in IEC-18 intestinal epithelial cells. Our results show that class IIa HDAC4, HDAC5, and HDAC7 are prominently expressed in these cells. Stimulation with ANG II, a potent mitogen for IEC-18 cells, induced a striking increase in(More)