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OBJECTIVE Individuals with Fanconi anemia (FA) are predisposed to develop ovarian cancer than those without FA, this is largely contributed to promoter methylation of the FANCF gene and subsequent disruption of the FA-BRCA pathway. In an attempt to understand more molecular genetic bases of ovarian cancer, we examined the expression of the FANCF and the(More)
Enhancer of Zeste Homologue 2 (EZH2), a specific histone 3 lysine 27 (H3K27) methyltransferase, plays a critical role in tumorigenesis and cancer progression through epigenetic gene silencing and chromatin remodeling. However, the role of EZH2 in chemotherapy resistance is unknown. In this study, we found that EZH2 was overexpressed in cisplatin-resistant(More)
Androgen signaling through androgen receptor (AR) is critical for prostate tumorigenesis. Given that AR-mediated gene regulation is enhanced by AR coregulators, inactivation of those coregulators is emerging as a promising therapy for prostate cancer (PCa). Here, we show that the N-acetyltransferase arrest-defect 1 protein (ARD1) functions as a unique AR(More)
To identify new genetic risk factors for cervical cancer, we conducted a genome-wide association study in the Han Chinese population. The initial discovery set included 1,364 individuals with cervical cancer (cases) and 3,028 female controls, and we selected a 'stringently matched samples' subset (829 cases and 990 controls) from the discovery set on the(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the distribution characteristics and risk factors of cervical cancer lymph node metastasis (LNM). DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Affiliated Hospital to Zunyi Medical College. POPULATION 404 women(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of miR-130b in the development of multidrug-resistant ovarian cancer. METHODS The expression of miR-130b was assessed in ovarian tissues and cell lines by qRT-PCR. In vitro, miR-130b level was manipulated by transfection with mimics or inhibitors. Methylation level of miR-130b was evaluated(More)
Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) are thought to play an essential role in cancer initiation and development. However, little research has been done to evaluate the role of CAFs in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) development. To address this issue, ninety-one specimens were immunostained with α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) and fibroblast activation(More)
Omentum metastasis is a common occurrence in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC), which is often accompanied by ascites that facilitates the spread of EOC cells. A subpopulation of fibroblasts-the cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) are important promoters of tumor progression. We have shown previously that CAFs exist not only in omentum with EOC metastasis(More)
OBJECTIVE MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are non-coding, single-stranded small RNAs that regulate gene expression negatively, which is involved in fundamental cellular processes and the initiation, development and progression of human cancer. In this study, we investigated the role of miR-27a in the development of drug resistance in ovarian cancer cells. METHODS(More)
Japanese encephalitis (JE) is prevalent throughout eastern and southern Asia and the Pacific Rim. It is caused by the JE virus (JEV), which belongs to the family Flaviviridae. Despite the importance of JE, little is known about its pathogenesis. The role of oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of viral infections has led to increased interest in its role in(More)