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Biological therapy with epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) have noted promising outcomes for patients with non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC), especially those with mutated EGFR. Tissue EGFR gene mutation testing can predict the benefit of taking a first-line EGFR-TKI, thus,(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play an essential role in breast malignant tumor development and progression. The development of clinically validated biomarkers for primary breast cancer (BC) has remained an insurmountable task despite other advances in the field of cancer molecular biology. The objective of this study is to investigate the differential expression of(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the function of interleukin-33 (IL-33) in the asthmatic airway remodeling and the relationship between IL-33 and asthma severity. METHODS IL-33 levels, sputum eosinophils percentage (EOS%), pulmonary function and total immunoglobulin (IgE) were measured for 45 patients with asthma and 40 non-allergic controls. Asthma severity was(More)
BACKGROUND Inability to control autoimmunity is the primary barrier to developing a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). Evidence that human cord blood-derived multipotent stem cells (CB-SCs) can control autoimmune responses by altering regulatory T cells (Tregs) and human islet β cell-specific T cell clones offers promise for a new approach to overcome the(More)
An N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase (GcnA) from Streptococcus gordonii FSS2 was cloned and sequenced. GcnA had a deduced molecular mass of 72,120 Da. The molecular weight after gel-filtration chromatography was 140,000 Da and by SDS-PAGE was 70,000 Da, indicating that the native protein was a homodimer. The deduced amino acid sequence had significant(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) is increasing worldwide and creating a significant burden on health systems, highlighting the need for the development of innovative therapeutic approaches to overcome immune dysfunction, which is likely a key factor in the development of insulin resistance in T2D. It suggests that immune modulation may be(More)
UbcH10 is the cancer-related E2 ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme, and its overexpression has been demonstrated in a variety of malignancies. The aim of this study is to investigate the association of UbcH10 gene expression with the carcinogenesis and tumor progression of colorectal cancer. The expression levels of UbcH10 in human malignant colorectal carcinoma(More)
Background: Inability to control autoimmunity is the primary barrier to developing a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). Evidence that human cord blood-derived multipotent stem cells (CB-SCs) can control autoimmune responses by altering regulatory T cells (Tregs) and human islet b cell-specific T cell clones offers promise for a new approach to overcome the(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to assess the diagnostic value of lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) in ovarian cancer. METHODS A systematic review of related studies was performed; sensitivity, specificity, and other measures about the accuracy of serum LPA in the diagnosis of ovarian cancer were pooled using random-effects models. Summary receiver operating(More)
Through investigating the effect of the angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) losartan on the number of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and blood flow-mediated endothelium-dependent function (FMD) in the peripheral blood of patients with coronary heart disease (CHD), we found that FMD was improved and the number of circulating EPCs increased in the ARB(More)