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Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is one of the most common malignancies in the world. Numerous studies have linked the activation of AKT to the progression of PDAC. Phosphatidylethanolamine-binding protein 4 (PEBP4) has been reported to be upregulated in various cancer types. However, its expression pattern and biological functions in PDAC are(More)
A photoluminescence (PL)-based oxygen and glucose sensor utilizing inorganic or organic light emitting diode as the light source, and polythiophene: fullerene type bulk-heterojunction devices as photodetectors, for both intensity and decay-time based monitoring of the sensing element's PL. The sensing element is based on the oxygen-sensitive dye(More)
TRAIL is a tumor-selective apoptosis-inducing cytokine playing a vital role in the surveillance and elimination of some tumor cells. However, some tumors are resistant to TRAIL treatment. Proteasome inhibitor MG132 exhibits anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic properties in many tumors. In this study, we demonstrated that proteasome inhibitor MG132 in vitro(More)
This paper describes the development of a compact platform for simultaneous photoluminescence (PL)-based sensing of multiple bioanalytes using a lab-on-CD. The platform is based on microfluidic features generated on foamed polypropylene (PP) surfaces by ultrasonic micro-embossing, sub-micron thick organic light-emitting diode (OLED) pixels that serve as the(More)
Members of the Kruppel-like factor (KLF) family have been considered as the tumor suppressors for their inhibitory effects on cell proliferation. Dysregulation of KLF2, a member of KLF family, has been observed in various cancer types. However, its expression pattern and functions in the pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) are unknown. In this study, we(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To study the pharmacokinetics of carbon nanoparticle-paclitaxel suspension (CNPS) in intraperitoneal chemotherapy. METHODOLOGY Thirty-three Wistar rats were randomly assigned to an experimental group (A) and a control group (B), to which intraperitoneal injections of CNPS and paclitaxel were administered, respectively. At time points(More)
The present study explored the inhibitory effect of hyperthermic CO2 pneumoperitoneum on the proliferation and migration of colon cancer cells, and its mechanism. Colon cancer cell line SW-480 was sealed into a urine collection bag to simulate pneumoperitoneum with 100% CO2 under a pressure of 14 mmHg. The growth and morphology of cells were observed under(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To investigate the clinicopathological parameters influencing assessment of FDG SPECT in gastric cancer. METHODOLOGY The frames of FDG SPECT and clinical data of 105 patients with gastric cancer were collected. The univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to assess the relationship between the visual assessment, SUV(max) and(More)
The effect of hyperthermic carbon dioxide (CO2) pneumoperitoneum in combination with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) on the proliferation and invasion of colon cancer was explored. Colon cancer cell line SW-480 was sealed into the urine collection bag to simulate pneumoperitoneum with 100% CO2 under a pressure of 12 mmHg. The cells were divided into group A, CO2 at(More)
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