Zhao-Xiong Zhang

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BACKGROUND miR-23a, which participates in invasion of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma cells into the mesothelial barrier, is a critical regulator in many cancers. It, however, is still unknown whether miR-23a regulates pancreatic cell proliferation and apoptosis or not. AIMS We sought to investigate the role of miR-23a in regulation of pancreatic cell(More)
BACKGROUND MicroRNA-23a (miR-23a) has been demonstrated to play an important role in the development of several types of cancer, but its role in tumorigenesis of laryngeal carcinoma is still unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression patterns and clinical implications of miR-23a in laryngeal cancer. METHODS Quantitative RT-PCR was(More)
DNA methylation plays critical roles in regulation of microRNA expression and function. miR-23a-27a-24-2 cluster has various functions and aberrant expression of the cluster is a common event in many cancers. However, whether DNA methylation influences the cluster expression and function is not reported. Here we found a CG-rich region spanning two SP1 sites(More)
miR-27a regulates cell differentiation in a variety of diseases. However, whether and how miR-27a participates in laryngeal cancer cell differentiation remains unknown. Therefore, we explored role and molecular mechanism of miR-27a in laryngeal cancer differentiation in the study. We found that miR-27a expression was inversely correlated with laryngeal(More)
PURPOSE LncRNA HOTAIR plays an important role in many cancer. Several studies have shown that some HOTAIR SNPs might be associated with tumor risk in case-control studies, but the results are inconsistent and inconclusive. Therefore, it is necessary to better evaluate association between the HOTAIR SNPs and the risk of cancer. RESULTS rs920778, rs7958904(More)
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