Yufeng Cheng

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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNA molecules, which act as post-transcriptional regulators of gene expression and have been implicated in initiation, progression and treatment outcome of diverse cancers. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), as the most common type of genetic variation, also exist in miRNA genes and can lead to alteration in(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a recently discovered category of small RNA molecules that regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level. Accumulating evidence indicated that miRNAs are aberrantly expressed in a variety of human cancers and crucial to tumorigenesis. We herein provide a brief review of miRNA biogenesis, function, deregulation and their(More)
The transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signaling pathway plays an important role in tumorigenesis by exerting either a tumor-suppressing or tumor-promoting effect. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), a newly discovered class of non-coding RNAs, have been widely studied in recent years and identified as crucial regulators of various biological processes,(More)
PURPOSE Human papillomavirus (HPV) as a risk factor for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) has previously been studied, but importance of HPV status in ESCC for prognosis is less clear. METHODS A total of 105 specimens with ESCC were tested by in situ hybridization for HPV 16/18 and immunohistochemistry for p16 expression. The 5-year overall(More)
Male sterility induced by a chemical hybridization agent (CHA) is an important tool for utilizing crop heterosis. Monosulphuron ester sodium (MES), a new acetolactate synthase-inhibitor herbicide belonging to the sulphonylurea family, has been developed as an effective CHA to induce male sterility in rapeseed (Brassica napus L.). To understand MES-induced(More)
The prognostic value of the HPV status in ESCC is much controversial, this study aimed to determine the prognostic importance of high-risk HPV and p16 in patients with ESCC. A total of 105 consecutive patients who underwent esophagectomy in 2008 were included in this study. All specimens with ESCC were tested by in situ hybridization for HPV16/18 and(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with malignant disease frequently present with activated coagulation pathways, which are potentially associated with tumor progression and prognosis. The aims of the study were to investigate the clinical significance of preoperative plasma fibrinogen level and platelet count in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) treated by(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the protective effects of berberine on radiation-induced lung injury (RILI) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients treated with radiotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this randomised, double-blind study, 90 patients with NSCLC were divided into two groups. The trial group received radiation therapy plus berberine, and the(More)
OBJECTIVE Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs; α-SMA positivity), as a representative of the tumor microenvironment, play an important role in influencing the proliferation, invasion and metastasis of cancer cells. The objective is to investigate the prognostic value of CAFs density in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) after surgery. METHOD A(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have investigated the relationship between anemia, smoking, drinking and survival in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) with primary radiotherapy. This study had the aim of evaluating the prognostic value of anemia, smoking and drinking in patients receiving primary radiotherapy for ESCC. METHODS A total of 79 patients who(More)