Learn More
BACKGROUND Remote ischaemic pre-conditioning and cardiac ischaemic post-conditioning provide myocardial protection in cardiac surgery. However, these two endogenous strategies have not been directly compared in a clinical setting. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of remote ischaemic pre-conditioning and post-conditioning in providing(More)
In this study, we explored miR-203's role in the chemoresistance of colon cancer. We found that overexpression of miR-203 significantly decreased cell proliferation and survival, and induced cell apoptosis in the p53-mutated colon cancer cells. Importantly, miR-203 overexpression increased the cytotoxic role of paclitaxel in the p53-mutated colon cancer(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the modified surgical technique and report the long-term outcomes of modified transurethral incision for the treatment of primary bladder neck obstruction in women. METHODS A total of 30 women were diagnosed with primary bladder neck obstruction from the videourodynamic study findings according to the Blaivas-Groutz nomogram for(More)
Glycochenodeoxycholate (GCDA) is one of the major human bile salts. Bile salts stimulate cell survival and proliferation through the mitogen-activated protein kinase, but the downstream signaling mechanism(s) remains enigmatic. Mcl-1 is an antiapoptotic molecule of the Bcl2 family that is extensively overexpressed in tumor tissues of patients with(More)
In the clinic, predicting metastasis and chemoresistance takes high priority, but has not been well established. This study seeks to investigate whether dynamically monitoring serum microRNAs (miRNAs) can help predict metastasis, chemoresistance, and prognosis of colorectal cancer. Serum miR-155, miR-200c, and miR-210 levels in 15 patients with colon cancer(More)
We have synthesized novel cationic poly(butyl) cyanoacrylate (PBCA) nanoparticles coated with chitosan, formulation of curcumin nanoparticles. The size and zeta potential of prepared curcumin nanoparticles were about 200 nm and +29.11 mV, respectively with 90.04% encapsulation efficiency. The transmission electron microscopy (TEM) study revealed the(More)
In this study, we examined the acute toxicity, immunotoxicity, and cytotoxicity of bacterial magnetosomes (BMs). LD(50) of BMs injected into the sublingual vein of SD rats was 62.7 mg/kg. Further studies with injection of 40 mg/kg BMs showed no significant difference between BM-treated and control rats in terms of routine blood exam results, liver and(More)
Tumor-targeting therapy can be an efficacious way to cure a malignant tumor in clinical trials. Phage display is a molecular diversity technology that allows the presentation of a large number of peptides or proteins on the surface of filamentous phage for various applications. In this study, we report on using phage display to generate peptide libraries(More)
The cationic polylactic acid (PLA) nanoparticle has emerged as a promising non-viral vector for gene delivery because of its biocompatibility and biodegradability. However, they are not capable of prolonging gene transfer and high transfection efficiency. In order to achieve prolonged delivery of cationic PLA/DNA complexes and higher transfection(More)
AIM To investigate the expression of erythropoietin-producing hepatocellular (Eph)A2 receptor, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9, and angiogenesis in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), in order to reveal their expression correlations with tumor invasion, metastasis, and prognosis. METHODS From January 2000 to June 2003, 129 specimens of resected tumors from(More)