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The estrogenic activities of eight phthalate esters (i.e., di-2-ethylhexyl, di-n-butyl (DBP), butylbenzyl (BBP), di-hexyl (DHP), diiso-heptyl, di-n-octyl, diiso-nonyl, diiso-decyl) were investigated in vitro using estrogen receptor (ER) competitive ligand-binding and mammalian- and yeast-based gene expression assays. In vivo, their effects on uterine wet(More)
UNLABELLED This study systematically reviews prospective cohort studies evaluating the relationship between C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations and subsequent fracture risk. The positive association cannot completely explain the existing evidence, and further studies are needed to demonstrate the shape of the association. INTRODUCTION We aimed to(More)
As a kind of E3 ligase, the product of FBXL4 gene belongs to a member of FBLs which is the biggest eukaryotic subfamily of F-BOX proteins, it can recognize some substrate through particular protein-protein interaction domains. To investigate its functions, the polymorphism and association analysis was analyzed. The partial cDNA of porcine FBXL4 with 2384 bp(More)
Inflammatory breast cancer is a rapidly growing, distinct form of locally advanced breast cancer that carries a guarded prognosis. To identify the genes that contribute to this aggressive phenotype, we compared under- and overexpressed sequences in an inflammatory breast tumor cell line with those of actively replicating normal human mammary epithelial cell(More)
Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is the most aggressive form of breast cancer and is phenotypically distinct from other forms of locally advanced breast cancer. In a previous study, we identified specific genetic alterations of IBC that could account for a highly invasive phenotype. RhoC GTPase was overexpressed in 90% of IBC archival tumor samples, but not(More)
2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) exhibits a broad spectrum of antiestrogenic activities in rodents and mammalian cells in culture. The effects of TCDD on 17 beta-estradiol (E2)-induction of pS2, a prognostic marker for breast cancer, were investigated in MCF-7, ZR-75, HeLa, and Hepa 1c1c7 wild-type and mutant cells. These effects were compared to(More)
Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a distinct and aggressive form of locally advanced breast cancer. IBC is highly angiogenic, invasive, and metastatic at its inception. Previously, we identified specific genetic alterations of IBC that contribute to this highly invasive phenotype. RhoC GTPase was overexpressed in 90% of archival IBC tumor samples, but not(More)
2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) and related compounds modulate several endocrine systems by altering hormone synthesis, enhancing ligand metabolism, and down-regulating receptor levels/binding activity. Previous studies have demonstrated that TCDD inhibits the 17beta-estradiol (E2)-induction of pS2, a human breast cancer prognostic marker. This(More)
BACKGROUND The prognosis of patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is currently unsatisfactory. The aims of this study were to identify prognostic factors after curative ICC resection, and to evaluate the effects of postoperative transcatheter arterial chemoembolisation (TACE). METHODS A retrospective analysis was conducted of 114 ICC(More)