Yue Z Fan

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Overexpression of the proinflammatory cytokine IL-1β is associated with diverse diseases, including cancer. Alteration of microRNAs has been observed in cancer cells exposed to proinflammatory cytokines, yet their function in inflammation stress remains elusive. Here, we show that IL-1β induces the upregulation of miR-425, which negatively regulates(More)
BACKGROUND Vasculogenic mimicry (VM), as a new blood supply for tumor growth and hematogenous metastases, has been recently described in highly aggressive human melanoma cells, etc. We previously reported VM in human gallbladder carcinomas and its clinical significance. In this study, we further studied histomorphology and hemodynamic of VM in gallbladder(More)
Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs), including glutathione S-transferase M1 (GSTM1) and glutathione S-transferase T1 (GSTT1), are multifunctional enzymes which play vital roles in the detoxification of a variety of carcinogens. The genetic polymorphisms of GSTM1 and GSTT1 have been implicated in pancreatic cancer risk, but the results of published studies(More)
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a highly malignant carcinoma with an extremely high lethality. We recently reported that hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) targets quiescin sulfhydryl oxidase 1 to facilitate PDAC cell growth and invasion. Here, we analyzed the control of another HIF-1 target, stromal cell derived factor-1 (SDF-1), in PDAC cells.(More)
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