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Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a highly invasive cancer with a poor prognosis. Although microRNA (miRNA) transcripts have a crucial role in carcinogenesis and development, little information is known regarding the aberrant DNA methylation of miRNAs in PDAC. Using methylated DNA immunoprecipitation-chip analysis, we found that miR-615-5p was(More)
Marek's disease virus (MDV) is one of the most oncogenic herpesviruses and induces T lymphomas in chickens within weeks after infection. Only a limited number of viral transcripts are detected in MDV tumor samples and cell lines. One of the major transcripts encodes MEQ, a 339-amino-acid bZIP protein which is homologous to the Jun/Fos family of(More)
Computer predictions identified similarities to a 14-base G-rich element in numerous mRNAs at a variety of locations. A Northwestern screening strategy was used to obtain a cDNA clone from a HeLa cell library using the G-rich RNA element as a probe. A cellular protein (called GRSF-1), which was encoded by this cDNA, binds RNAs containing the G-rich element.(More)
BACKGROUND Gastric cancer (GC) is a leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Since the approval of trastuzumab, targeted therapies are emerging as promising treatment options for the disease. This study aimed to explore the molecular segmentation of several known therapeutics targets, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), MET and fibroblast(More)
ERK7, a member of the mitogen-activated protein kinase family, has a carboxyl-terminal tail that is required for ERK7 activation, cellular localization, and its ability to inhibit DNA synthesis. To identify proteins that interact with ERK7, we utilized a yeast two-hybrid screen with the COOH-terminal tail of ERK7 as bait and isolated the cDNA for a novel(More)
Neuronal Toll-like receptors (TLRs)-2 and -4 have been shown to play a pivotal role in ischemic brain injury, and the interleukin-1 receptor associated kinases (IRAKs) are considered to be the key signaling molecules involved downstream of TLRs. Here, we investigated the expression levels of IRAK-1 and -4 and the effects of IRAK-1/4 inhibition on brain(More)
PURPOSE A high-speed mechanical clot macerator was tested in vitro, and the distributions and sizes of residual particles produced by this device were determined. MATERIALS AND METHODS Human thrombi aged for 4 days and 10 days were macerated using a recirculation-type Amplatz thrombectomy device with an 8-F, high-speed screw propeller. The device was(More)
BACKGROUND Expression of ABCG2 is normally absent or low in the pancreas, but high in human pancreatic cancer cells. The mechanism by which ABCG2 is altered in human cancers remains unknown. METHODS We investigated ABCG2 expression in four pancreatic cancer cell lines, and used three microRNA (miRNA) target prediction programmes, and information from the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Recently, a swine model of a cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) has been developed that closely resembles a human AVM of the brain. The creation of such a model requires sophisticated neurointerventional techniques. The purpose of this study was to develop a simple and cost-effective AVM animal model that does not require(More)