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DEPDC1 is a recently identified novel tumor-related gene that is upregulated in several types of cancer and contributes to tumorigenesis. In this study, we have investigated the expression pattern and functional implications of DEPDC1 during cell cycle progression. Expression studies using synchronized cells demonstrated that DEPDC1 is highly expressed in(More)
Identification and functional analysis of novel potential cancer-associated genes is of great importance for developing diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic strategies for cancer treatment and management. In the present study, we isolated and identified a novel gene, proline-rich protein 11 (PRR11), implicated in both cell cycle progression and lung(More)
Esophageal cancer ranks among one of the most frequent causes of cancer death in the world. Polo-like kinase 1 (Plk1) is overexpressed in human tumors and has prognostic value in many cancers including esophageal cancer, indicating its potential as a therapeutic target. In this study, we investigated the therapeutic potential of Plk1 in esophageal cancer(More)
NFBD1/MDC1 is a large nuclear protein with an anti-apoptotic potential which participates in DNA damage response. Recently, we have demonstrated that NFBD1 has an inhibitory effect on pro-apoptotic p53 and DNA damage-induced transcriptional repression of NFBD1 plays an important role in p53-dependent apoptotic response. In this study, we have found that(More)
A large nuclear protein of 2089 amino acids, NFBD1/MDC1 has recently been implicated in tumorigenesis and tumor growth. In this study, we investigated its expression in cervical cancers and explored its function using gene knockdown approaches. We report here that NFBD1 expression is substantial increased in 24 of 39 cases (61.5%) of cervical cancer tissues(More)
NFBD1/MDC1 is a large nuclear protein mainly participating in DNA damage response, indicating its therapeutic potential as a radio-/chemosensitizer target in cancer field. Esophageal cancer ranks among one of the most frequent cause of cancer death in the world. In this study, we used three representative esophageal cancer cell lines to investigate the(More)
PURPOSE To compare the relative merits among robotic surgery, laparoscopy, and laparotomy for patients with endometrial cancer by conducting a meta-analysis. METHODS The MEDLINE, Embase, PubMed, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library databases were searched. Studies clearly documenting a comparison between robotic surgery and laparoscopy or between robotic(More)
NFBD1 functions in cell cycle checkpoint activation and DNA repair following ionizing radiation (IR). In this study, we defined the NFBD1 as a tractable molecular target to radiosensitize nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) cells. Silencing NFBD1 using lentivirus-mediated shRNA-sensitized NPC cells to radiation in a dose-dependent manner, increasing apoptotic(More)
This study was undertaken to determine the effects of Pyracantha fortuneana (Maxim.) Li polysaccharides (PFP) on antioxidant and immune functions in mice. Results from this study showed that PFP administration significantly increased thymus and spleen indices, promoted splenocyte proliferation and natural killer (NK) cell activity, and elevated CD4 T cell(More)
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most malignant glioma. In the current study, 149 astrocytoma gene expression datasets were classified by prediction analysis of microarray. Strikingly, disks large homolog 3 (DLG3), a membrane-associated guanylate kinase-family gene, had the highest score in the GBM subset. DLG3 mRNA expression is significantly(More)