Yuanwei Zang

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Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most lethal of all genitourinary malignancies. Distant metastasis represents the major cause of death in patients with RCC. Recent studies have implicated the AAA+ ATPase pontin in many cellular activities that are highly relevant to carcinogenesis. In this study, we demonstrate for the first time that pontin was(More)
INTRODUCTION Hydrogen sulfide (H(2) S) is generated in mammalian cells mainly by one of the two pyridoxal-5'-phosphate-dependent enzymes, cystathione-γ-lyase (CSE), and cystathione-β-synthase (CBS) using L-cysteine as the main substrate. In previous studies, we found that CBS and CSE were functionally expressed in vas deferens (VD) and H(2) S-mediated VD(More)
Major histocompatibility complex class I-related chains A (MICA), a ligand of Natural killer group 2, member D (NKG2D) receptor, is broadly upregulated in epithelial originated tumor cells. MICA plays a critical role in the immune surveillance against tumor cells and is associated with the prognosis of several malignancies. The aim of this study is to(More)
Eukaryotic translation initiation factors (eIFs) constitute a new class of therapeutic cancer targets. EIF3b is the major scaffold protein of eIF3 (the largest core of eIFs). We sought to define the role played by and the mechanism of action of eIF3b in patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). We found that high-level eIF3b expression in(More)
To evaluate the role of Cystatin C (Cys-C) in tumorigenesis and progression of prostate cancer (PCa), we retrospectively collected the clinical information from the records of 492 benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), 48 prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN), and 173 PCa patients, whose disease was newly diagnosed and histologically confirmed.(More)
The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical significance of hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) expression in esophageal squamous cell cancer (ESCC) and clarify the effects of PX-478, a selective HIF-1α inhibitor, on ESCC both in vitro and in vivo. HIF-1α, cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) were markedly overexpressed(More)
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