Yingtao Hao

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OBJECTIVES This paper aimed to study the feasibility, the surgical methodology, and technique for reconstruction using allogeneic sternal graft after sternum tumor resection. MATERIALS AND METHODS Three patients (2 men and 1 woman, aged 19, 44, and 52) with primary sternum malignant tumor were admitted from January 2008 to December 2010 to the Second(More)
BACKGROUND Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-targeted therapy has shown a favorable efficacy in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Conversely, K-RAS mutations were reported to have an adverse effect on the survival of patients with NSCLC. These studies suggest that the tumor biology of patients with EGFR or K-RAS mutations is different(More)
BACKGROUND A series of structurally unique second mitochondria-derived activators of caspase (Smac) that act as antagonists of inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAPs) directly have been discovered and have been shown to promote chemotherapy-induced apoptosis. In this study, we investigate the role of Smac in Taxol-induced apoptosis of lung cancer cell in(More)
BACKGROUND The response to cytotoxic chemotherapy varies greatly in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and molecular markers may be useful in determining a preferable therapeutic approach for individual patients. This retrospective study was performed to evaluate the predictive value of ribonucleotide reductase regulatory subunit M1(More)
A series of structurally unique second mitochondria-derived activator of caspases (Smacs) that act as antagonists of the inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAPs) directly have been discovered. They play crucial roles in mitochondrial apoptosis pathways and promote chemotherapy-induced apoptosis. In this study, we constructed a eukaryotic expression vector(More)
The protein tyrosine kinases (PTKs) are a group of enzyme proteins that can phosphorylate substrate protein tyrosine residues, and are involved in many signal transduction pathways. They also play an important role in the control of cell differentiation, proliferation, and spreading. A recent study has found that Syk, as a tumor suppressor of PTKs, is(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was to investigate inhibiting effect of structurally unique Second mitochondria-derived activator of caspase (Smac) in combination with cisplatin on esophageal cancer cell line ECA109. METHODS PcDNA3.1-Smac (ECA109/Smac group), pcDNA3.1 (ECA109/neo group) and PBS (ECA109 or control group) were transfected into ECA109 cells(More)
Background Thoracoscopic-laparoscopic procedures have been used more in the operations of esophagus cancer; in most times we call it minimally invasive esophagectomy, which is becoming mature. However, the efficacy of minimally invasive esophagectomy is still unclear, especially about the dissection of lymph nodes and survival. Methods A retrospective(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Lung cancer has become one of the most dangerous malignant tumors in the world nowadays, whose pathogenesis is complex involving multi-genes and multi-elements. This study aims to investigate the values of spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk) and vascular endothelial growth factor-C (VEGF-C) in lymphangiogenesis and metastasis of lung(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical treatment of extensive tracheal lesions remains a major challenge because of lack of an ideal airway substitute that is well vascularized, rigid, and autologous. We describe a novel surgical technique of tracheal reconstruction using a combination of a polypropylene mesh material and anterior cervical myocutaneous flap in a dog model. (More)
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