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Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) is a member of a class of nuclear hormone receptors intimately involved in the regulation of expression of myriad genes that regulate energy metabolism, cell differentiation, apoptosis, and inflammation. Although originally discovered as a pivotal regulator of adipocyte differentiation, the roles that(More)
In this study, we sought to determine whether the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) is involved in Cyclosporin A (CsA)-induced cardiomyocyte apoptosis and identify its signal transduction pathway. Forty Wistar rats were randomly divided into four groups: the control group, the CsA group (CsA 15 mg/kg/day intraperitoneally, i.p.), the GdCl3 group (GdCI3 10(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to investigate the expression of NLK in ovarian cancer tissue and whether the proposed apoptosis induced by NLK was involved in ovarian cancer cells sensitive to cisplatin. METHODS Immunohistochemical analysis was performed on formalin-fixed paraffin sections of 60 cases of ovarian carcinoma. Mantel-Haenzel test or Fisher exact(More)
Scattering forces in focused light beams push away metallic particles. Thus, trapping metallic particles with conventional optical tweezers, especially those of Mie particle size, is difficult. Here we investigate a mechanism by which metallic particles are attracted and trapped by plasmonic tweezers when surface plasmons are excited and focused by a(More)
HOXA10 is an important gene for endometrial receptivity and plays a regulatory role in the adult female reproductive tract. It is regulated by epigenetic modulation in the CpG clusters of promoter in some cases. The aim of this study was to investigate HOXA10 expression and the epigenetic regulation in the eutopic endometrium of fertile women with(More)
The cancer testis antigen, melanoma-associated antigen A9 (MAGE-A9), is expressed in many kinds of different human cancers, and is an important target for immunotherapy. However, the clinicopathologic significance of MAGE-A9 in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is unknown. In this study, real-time PCR (12 carcinomas of high FIGO stage, 12 carcinomas of low(More)
We investigated the expression of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) and its effects on vasculogenic mimicry (VM) formation in ovarian cancer cells under normoxic and hypoxic conditions in three-dimensional matrices preconditioned by an endothelial-trophoblast cell co-culture system. The co-culture model was established using human umbilical vein(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of systematic lymphadenectomy in epithelial ovarian cancer by comparing 5-year overall survival rates between systematic and unsystematic lymphadenectomies. METHODS A literature search of the Pubmed, Embase and Cochrane Library databases was performed up to 2014. Two authors independently determined the eligibility of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of mesenchymal stem cells isolated from Wharton jelly of umbilical cord (WJ-MSCs) on ameliorating damaged human endometrial stromal cells (ESCs). DESIGN Experimental study. SETTING University-affiliated hospital. PATIENT(S) Sixteen endometrial tissues were obtained from women undergoing hysterectomy. Eight umbilical(More)
Hybridization in the narrow gaps between the surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) along a metal surface and the localized surface plasmons on metallic nano-objects strongly enhance the electromagnetic field. Here, we employ plasmonic hybridization to achieve dynamic trapping and manipulation of a single metallic nanowire on a flat metal surface. We reveal that(More)