Zengtao Wei

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Programmed cell death 4 (PDCD4) acts as a tumor suppressor gene, which suppresses tumor growth, infiltration and metastasis. Our previous studies demonstrated that PDCD4 had an important role in the development of ovarian cancer and glioma. Recent studies show that PDCD4 is also involved in various inflammatory diseases. However, its exact effect on(More)
BACKGROUND Programmed cell death 4 (PDCD4) is a newly discovered tumor suppressor. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression and prognostic significance of PDCD4 in epithelial ovarian cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS PDCD4 expression in 20 normal human ovaries and 69 serous ovarian tumors was examined by RT-PCR and immunohistochemistry. The(More)
Programmed cell death 5 (PDCD5) is a novel apoptosis-promoting protein. Although the decreased expression of PDCD5 has been recently found in a few types of human tumors, the status and significance of PDCD5 in ovarian cancer has not been evaluated. In the present study, we detected PDCD5 expression in 20 normal human ovaries and 26 serous cystadenomas and(More)
Interleukin-35 (IL-35) is a novel anti-inflammatory cytokine and has been shown to play an important role in maintaining immune homeostasis. However, the effect of IL-35 on human asthma remains unclear. The present study is to investigate the expression and significance of IL-35 in childhood asthma. Forty-one asthmatic children and forty-two healthy(More)
Intestinal endotoxemia-induced liver injury is a common clinical disease which leads to liver failure and death. Wortmannin, an inhibitor of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase, could be used for suppressing autophagy in vitro and in vivo. Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved and lysosome dependent protein degradation pathway, which participates in various(More)
Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death among gynecological malignancies, and high grade serous ovarian carcinoma is the most common and most aggressive subtype. Recently, it was demonstrated that cAMP mediates protein kinase A-independent effects through Epac (exchange protein directly activated by cAMP) proteins. Epac proteins, including Epac1 and(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the efficacy of using human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUCB-MSCs) as gene delivery vectors in the treatment of ovarian cancer. Lentivectors overexpressing cytosine deaminase (CD) and herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase (HSV-tk) (pGC-FU-CD-TK) were constructed, and confirmed by(More)
TRIM27 (tripartite motif-containing 27) was originally identified as a fusion partner with the RET (REarranged during transfection) proto-oncogene and is highly expressed in various tumor cells and tissues. However, the level of expression and function of TRIM27 in ovarian cancer remain unclear. Here we have measured the expression of TRIM27 in normal(More)
BACKGROUND Missed abortion is a common occurrence for otherwise healthy women. Immunological factor is one of the most important reasons. Tumor necrosis factor-α-induced protein-8 like-2 (TIPE2) is a novel negative immune regulator related to several human diseases. However, the expression level and clinical significance of TIPE2 in missed abortion remain(More)
OBJECTIVE Adenomyosis is a common benign gynecological disease which has some malignant behaviors. Programmed cell death 4 (PDCD4) is a newly identified tumor suppressor gene which lowly expresses in various cancers. However, the expression status of PDCD4 in endometrium of adenomyosis patients has not been investigated. The aim of this study is to assess(More)