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Junctional adhesion molecule-A (JAM-A) is preferentially concentrated at tight junctions and influences epithelial cell morphology and migration. Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is the conversion process of epithelial cells into mesenchymal cells, and it plays an important role in the invasiveness and metastasis of various cancers. However, the(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate preoperative radiological staging of biliary cancers remains difficult. Despite the improvement in imaging techniques, a number of patients with biliary cancers who undergo laparotomy are ultimately found to have unresectable diseases. The goals of staging laparoscopy (SL) are to rule out metastatic and locally advanced unresectable(More)
Mammosphere culture of cancer cell lines is an important approach used for enrichment of stem-like cancer cells (SLCs), but over-subcultured cell lines have been experimentally shown to change properties over time. It remains unclear if mammosphere cells (MSs) derived from high-passage cancer cell lines retain the tumorigenicity and radioresistance seen in(More)
Although radiotherapy technology has progressed rapidly in the past decade, the inefficiency of radiation and cancer cell resistance mean that the 5-year survival rate of patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is low. Radioactive (125)I seed implantation has received increasing attention as a clinical treatment for cancers. Vascular endothelial growth(More)
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common primary central nervous system neoplasm in adults. Radioactive 125I seed implantation has been widely applied in the treatment of cancers. Moreover, previous clinical trials have confirmed that 125I seeds treatment was an effective therapy in GBM. We sought to investigate the effect of 125I seed on GBM cell(More)
Aspirin has been reported to regulate lipid metabolism. However, the mechanism underlying the regulation is not clear. We presently investigated aspirin's promotion of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) pathway activation in human hepatoma HepG2 cells by examining AMPK expression, the promotion of AMPK activation. Then we investigated the influence of(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a new class of endogenous regulators of a broad range of physiological processes, which act by regulating gene expression post-transcriptionally. The brassica vegetable, broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica), is very popular with a wide range of consumers, but environmental stresses such as salinity are a problem worldwide in(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To systematically determine the effect of omental flap in pancreaticoduodenectomy against postoperative complication through metaanalysis of published studies. METHODOLOGY Thorough literature search in Ovid-MEDLINE and EMBASE databases was conducted to identify studies whether the use of Omental Flap to prevent postoperative complications.(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been documented as having an important role in the development of cancer. Broccoli is very popular in large groups of the population and has anticancer properties. Junctional adhesion molecule A (JAMA) is preferentially concentrated at tight junctions and influences cell morphology and migration. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition(More)
Purpose: To evaluate and improve the 7th edition International Union against Cancer/American Joint Committee on Cancer staging system for nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Methods: A retrospective review of the data from 905 patients with biopsy-proven non-disseminated nasopharyngeal carcinoma was performed. All the patients were examined by magnetic resonance(More)