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Quercetin, a dietary antioxidant present in fruits and vegetables, is a promising cancer chemopreventive agent that inhibits tumor promotion by inducing cell cycle arrest and promoting apoptotic cell death. In this study, we examined the biological activities of quercetin against gastric cancer. Our studies demonstrated that exposure of gastric cancer cells(More)
Angiogenesis is important for the growth of solid tumors. The breaking of the immune tolerance against the molecule associated with angiogenesis should be a useful approach for cancer therapy. However, the immunity to self-molecules is difficult to elicit by a vaccine based on autologous or syngeneic molecules due to immune tolerance. Basic fibroblast(More)
Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved mechanism for intracellular substance degradation, responsible for the recycling of metabolic substances and the maintenance of intracellular stability. It has early been demonstrated to play a significant role in tumorigenesis, but whether it acts as a promoter or a suppressor during tumorigenesis seems to be(More)
miR-15 (microRNA 15) and miR-16 are frequently deleted or down-regulated in many cancer cell lines and various tumour tissues, suggesting that miR-15a/16-1 plays important roles in tumour progression and might be a method for cancer treatment. We have developed a vector-based plasmid to explore the anti-tumour efficacy of miR-15a/16-1 in colon cancer in(More)
BACKGROUND Absorption of antigens onto chitosan microparticles via electrostatic interaction is a common and relatively mild process suitable for mucosal vaccine. In order to increase the stability of antigens and prevent an immediate desorption of antigens from chitosan carriers in gastrointestinal tract, coating onto BSA loaded chitosan microparticles(More)
Metastatic breast cancers are hard to treat and almost always fatal. Chloroquine diphosphate, a derivative of quinine, has long been used as a potent and commonly used medicine against different human diseases. We therefore investigated the effects of chloroquine diphosphate on a highly metastatic mouse mammary carcinoma cell line. In vitro treatment of 4T1(More)
The potential antidiabetic activity of ethyl acetate extract of the leaves of Lagerstroemia speciosa (LSL) was investigated by alpha-amylase and alpha-glucosidase inhibition assay. Six pentacyclic triterpenes (oleanolic acid, arjunolic acid, asiatic acid, maslinic acid, corosolic acid and 23-hydroxyursolic acid) were isolated from LSL. Their structures were(More)
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is overexpressed in a variety of human malignancies, including pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. Overexpression of EGFR is a predictive marker of therapeutic response and several lines of evidence suggest that EGFR is an excellent target for tumor therapy. However, the(More)
The breaking of immune tolerance against self epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFr) should be a useful approach for the treatment of receptor-positive tumors with active immunization. To test this concept, we constructed a plasmid DNA encoding extracellular domain of xenogeneic (human) EGFr (hEe-p) or corresponding control mouse EGFr (mEe-p) and empty(More)
In order to study the characterization of a new tumor-relative FAM92A1-289 protein, we first constructed plasmid FAM92A1-pQE30 for fusion expression in Escherichia coli. The recombinant protein FAM92A1-289 was affinity-purified by Ni2+-charged resin and separated by HPLC chromatography with high purity, and it was further identified by electrospray(More)