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PURPOSE We investigated the role of vascular endothelial growth factor C (VEGF-C) in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) by knocking down VEGF-C expression in the ESCC cell line EC9706. METHODS Immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization techniques were used to detect the expression of VEGF-C expression in ESCC tissues. We also investigated the(More)
Sunitinib, a multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor, has been widely used in the therapy of advanced renal cell cancer and imatinib-resistant gastrointestinal stromal tumors. However, little benefits could be obtained from sunitinib for patients with other types of solid tumors including colorectal cancer (CRC). Ethaselen (BBSKE), a specific thioredoxin(More)
The changes in cancer cell surface molecules and intracellular signaling pathways during tumorigenesis make delivery of adenovirus-based cancer therapies inefficient. Here we have identified carcinoembryonic antigen- related cell adhesion molecule 6 (CEACAM6) as a cellular protein that restricts the ability of adenoviral vectors to infect cancer cells. We(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the expression of nucleostemin (NS), epidermal growth factor (EGF) and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mRNA in human esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) tissues and their association in a human ESCC cell line. METHODS The expression of NS, EGF and EGFR mRNA was determined in paired normal esophageal and ESCC tissues of(More)
BACKGROUND The present study analyzed the neuroprotective effects of topiramate on 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-induced toxicity in primary dopaminergic mesencephalic neuronal cell cultures. MATERIAL/METHODS Through the use of tyrosine hydroxylase and microtubule-associated protein 2 immunocytochemistry, the morphology and development of dopaminergic(More)
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