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BACKGROUND Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is a distinct subtype of B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. To the authors' knowledge, little is known regarding its incidence patterns and associated factors. The purpose of the current study was to examine the incidence of MCL over a period of 13 years and to identify the factors associated with the incidence patterns. (More)
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), a recently characterized class of non-coding RNAs, have been shown to have important regulatory roles and are de-regulated in a variety of tumors. However, the contributions of lncRNAs to gastric carcinoma and their functional mechanisms remain largely unknown. In this study, we found that lncRNA gastric carcinoma high(More)
Tobacco smoking is a risk factor for many diseases, and nicotine is a major component of tobacco. Our previous work revealed that nicotine can induce myocardial fibrosis. This study aimed to investigate whether nicotine can induce cardiomyocyte apoptosis and to explore the mechanisms involved. Cardiomyocytes were exposed to different nicotine concentrations(More)
Cytidine deaminase (CDA) is a crucial enzyme in gemcitabine inactivation. Mutations in CDA gene have been found to influence the activity of CDA enzyme, which might lead to altered pharmacokinetics profile and clinical outcome of gemcitabine. In this study, the screening for the presence of CDA 79A>C and CDA 208G>A was performed by allele-specific PCR and(More)
Sterol regulatory element-binding protein 1 (SREBP1) is a known transcription factor of lipogenic genes, which plays important roles in regulating de novo lipogenesis. Accumulating evidences indicate SREBP1 is involved in tumorigenesis, yet its role in pancreatic cancer remains unclear. Here, we explored the expression characteristic and function of SREBP1(More)
Matrine, a alkaloid of the root of Sophora flavescens, has multiple protective effects on the cardiovascular system including cardiac arrhythmias. However, the molecular and ionic mechanisms of matrine have not been well investigated. Our study aimed at to shed a light on the issue to investigate the antiarrhythmic effects of matrine by using ouabain to(More)
90-day subchronic toxicity study of aloe whole-leaf powder was conducted to observe the effect of aloe whole-leaf powder on health. 88 SD rats were divided randomly into 4 groups, and each group consisted of 11 males and 11 females. The animals in group 2-4 received aloe whole-leaf powder mixed in regular rodent diet at doses of 2, 4 and 8 g/kg BW (by rate(More)
The ubiquitin-proteasome pathway plays a critical role in the regulated degradation of proteins involved in cell cycle control and tumor growth. Bortezomib (Velcade, formerly known as PS-341) is a potent proteasome inhibitor. In preclinical studies, bortezomib has demonstrated activity against a variety of B-cell malignancies by inducing apoptosis and(More)
It is becoming evident that lncRNAs may be an important class of pervasive genes involved in carcinogenesis and metastasis. However, the biological and molecular mechanisms of lncRNAs in retroperitoneal liposarcoma have never been reported. In our study, we found a novel lncRNA PILRLS (Proliferation Interacting LncRNA in Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma), which(More)
Retinoic acid resistance results in refractory disease, and recovery in acute promyelocytic leukemia remains a challenge in clinical practice, with no ideal chemotherapeutic drug currently available. Here we report on the effect of an active compound of Sophora flavescens called matrine (0.1 mmol/L) combined with all-trans retinoic acid (1 µmol/L) in(More)