Yu-rong Weng

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Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is a key enzyme in the metabolism of folate, whose role in gastric carcinogenesis is controversial. The authors performed a meta-analysis and individual data pooled analysis of case-control studies that examined the association between C677T and A1298C polymorphisms (the former being associated with low folate(More)
The structural proteins cytokeratin 18 (CK18) and its coexpressed complementary partner CK8 are expressed in a variety of adult epithelial organs and may play a role in carcinogenesis. In this study, we focused on the biological functions of CK18, which is thought to modulate intracellular signaling and operates in conjunction with various related proteins.(More)
Zinc finger protein X-linked (ZFX) is a zinc finger transcription factor encoded on the X chromosome. Here, we found that ZFX expression was significantly upregulated in gastric cancer (GC) cell lines and tissues. Knockdown of ZFX induced significant apoptosis and cell cycle arrest in SGC7901 and MGC803 cells. Moreover, we demonstrated for the first time(More)
C9orf140 is a newly identified and characterized gene which is associated with cell proliferation and tumorigenicity. Expression of C9orf140 is upregulated in human gastric cancer and colorectal cancer (CRC); however, little is known about its role in CRC progression. We have investigated the clinical significance, biological effects and mechanisms of(More)
BACKGROUND Accumulating evidence links colorectal cancer (CRC) with the intestinal microbiota. However, the disturbance of intestinal microbiota and the role of Fusobacterium nucleatum during the colorectal adenoma-carcinoma sequence have not yet been evaluated. METHODS 454 FLX pyrosequencing was used to evaluate the disturbance of intestinal microbiota(More)
AIM To evaluate whether folate levels in mucosal tissue and some common methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) variants are associated with the risk of gastric cancer through DNA methylation. METHODS Real-time PCR was used to study the expression of tumor related genes in 76 mucosal tissue samples from 38 patients with gastric cancer. Samples from(More)
The polycomb group protein enhancer of zeste homologue 2 (EZH2), which has histone methyltransferase (HMT) activity, is overexpressed in malignant tumours. However, the role of EZH2 in colorectal cancer (CRC) invasion is little known. Here we investigated the clinical significance, biological effects, and mechanisms of EZH2 signalling. Knockdown of EZH2(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of PKC-delta inhibitor Rottlerin on human colon cancer cells and its mechanism. METHODS Human colon cancer cell line SW1116 cells were treated with Rottlerin. The transcriptional level of DNA methyltransferase (Dnmt)1, Dnmt3a and Dnmt3b was detected by real-time RT-PCR. Cell cycle distribution was evaluated by flow(More)
The extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK), mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway is an important cell proliferation pathway. We previously reported that the transport protein particle complex 4 (TRAPPC4), ERK2 interaction may activate ERK1/2, modulate pERK2 nuclear localization and regulate proliferation and apoptosis in colorectal cancer(More)
The present study aimed to investigate the effect of knocking-down methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) on the survival of the human gastric cancer cell line MKN45. Antisense and small interfering RNA (siRNA) plasmids were used to target MTHFR in MKN45. Meanwhile, we also constructed a wild-type MTHFR plasmid to assess the effect of over-expression(More)