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Protein coding genes account for only about 2% of the human genome, whereas the vast majority of transcripts are non-coding RNAs including long non-coding RNAs. A growing volume of literature has proposed that lncRNAs are important players in cancer. HOTAIR was previously shown to be an oncogene and negative prognostic factor in a variety of cancers.(More)
The identification of cancer-associated long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and the investigation of their molecular and biological functions are vital for understanding the molecular biology and progression of cancer. The lncRNA-LET, a newly identified lncRNA, was demonstrated to be down-regulated in hepatocellular cancer. However, little is known about its(More)
BACKGROUND The Notch-regulated ankyrin repeat protein (NRARP) is recently found to promote proliferation of breast cancer cells. The role of NRARP in carcinogenesis deserves extensive investigations. This study attempted to investigate the expression of NRARP in thyroid cancer tissues and assess the influence of NRARP on cell proliferation, apoptosis, cell(More)
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNA) are being implicated in the development of many cancers. Here, we report the discovery of a critical role for the lncRNA GCASPC in determining the progression of gallbladder cancer. Differentially expressed lncRNAs and mRNAs between gallbladder cancer specimens and paired adjacent nontumor tissues from five patients were(More)
The objective of our study was to examine the hepatic protective mechanism of Ginkgo biloba extract (GBE) in rats with obstructive jaundice (OJ). Twenty rats underwent bile duct ligation and received daily intraperitoneal injections of either control saline or Ginkgo biloba extract for 14 days. Ten sham-operated rats had their bile duct exposed but not(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the expression of tissue factor pathway inhibitor-2 (TFPI-2) in gallbladder cancer (GBC) and to investigate the anti-cancer activities of TFPI-2 against the growth of GBC. METHODS TFPI-2 expression in gallbladder normal tissues, gallbladder polyp (GBP) tissues and GBC tissues were examined by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the mechanism of increasing chemosensitivity of gallbladder carcinoma stimulated by somatostatin. METHODS GBC-SD cells were divided into four groups: SST-alone-treated group, Doxorubicin (DOX)-alone-treated group and co-treated group (co-treatment of SST and DOX). In the control group, the cells were cultivated by medium only. In(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the possible mechanisms by which Somatostatin (SST) enhances the anti-tumor effect of doxorubicin (DOX) on gallbladder cancer cells. METHODS GBC-SD cells were grouped into 4 groups: SST-treated group, DOX-treated group, SST+DOX co-treated group and control group. The concentrations of SST and DOX were 75 µg/ml and 5 µg/ml based on(More)
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