Yangde Zhang

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BACKGROUND MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs about 22 nt long that negatively regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level. Their key effects on various biological processes, e.g., embryonic development, cell division, differentiation and apoptosis, are widely recognized. Evidence suggests that aberrant expression of miRNAs may(More)
Angiogenesis plays an essential role in tumor growth and metastasis and is a promising target for cancer therapy. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a key regulator of angiogenesis. The present study was designed to determine the role of VEGF in tumor growth and metastasis using RNA interference (RNAi) technology. Four small interfering RNA(More)
Lung cancer has a strong etiologic association with cigarette smoking. Nicotine, a major component in tobacco smoke, functions as a survival agonist that inhibits apoptosis following various stresses. However, the mechanism of action remains elusive. Mcl-1, a major antiapoptotic protein of the Bcl2 family, is extensively expressed in both small cell and(More)
Many studies have investigated the association between Cyclin D1 (CCND1) G870A polymorphism and lung cancer risk, but the impact of CCND G870A polymorphism on lung cancer is unclear owing to the obvious inconsistence among those studies. This study aimed to quantify the strength of association between CCND1 G870A polymorphism and lung cancer risk. We(More)
BACKGROUND MicroRNAs (miRNAs) display aberrant expression patterns and functional abnormalities in many types of cancer. However, their roles in primary gallbladder carcinoma (PGC) have not been well documented. miR-335 has been demonstrated to be involved in tumorigenesis of several cancers in the digestive system. The aim of this study was to investigate(More)
Endostar, a novel recombinant human endostatin, which was approved by the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration in 2005, has a broad spectrum of activity against solid tumors. In this study, we aimed to determine whether the anticancer effect of Endostar is increased by using a nanocarrier system. It is expected that the prolonged circulation of(More)
Lung adenocarcinoma is the most frequently histologic subtype and the most histologically heterogeneous form of lung cancer. De-regulation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway is implicated in lung carcinogenesis. SOX7, as a member of high mobility group (HMG) transcription factor family, plays a role in the modulation of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway.(More)
Gastric cancer is the second leading cause of cancer mortality, but the molecular mechanisms underlying its progression and metastasis remain unclear. CCR7 and Dicer 1 protein expression in 80 gastric adenocarcinomas and 40 peritumoral tissues were measured by immunohistochemical staining. The expression of let-7a miRNA in serum, tumor tissues, and(More)
Drug targeting is an active area of research and nano-scaled drug delivery systems hold tremendous potential for the treatment of neoplasms. In this study, a novel cyclodextrin (CD)-based nanoparticle drug delivery system has been assembled and characterized for the therapy of folate receptor-positive [FR(+)] cancer. Water-soluble folic acid (FA)-conjugated(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects and molecular mechanisms of everolimus on Panc-1 human pancreatic cancer cells. Panc-1 human pancreatic cancer cells were treated with everolimus (10 µg/ml) at selected time points (6, 12 and 24 h). Cell proliferation and apoptosis were evaluated by MTT and flow cytometric analyses. The glycolytic activity(More)