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MiR-138 has been shown to be downregulated in various cancers, including head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and clear cell renal carcinoma (ccRCC). In the present study, we aimed to reveal the mechanism of miR-138 induction of senescence in renal carcinoma cells and identify its specific target genes. We used qRT-PCR to analyze miR-138 expression(More)
Methamphetamine (METH) abuse has reached epidemic proportions, and it has become increasingly recognized that abusers suffer from a wide range of neurocognitive deficits. Much previous work has focused on the deleterious effects of METH on mature neurons, but little is known about the effects of METH on neural progenitor cells (NPCs). It is now well(More)
AIM To investigate the pathological effect of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) on human hepatic cells, proteomic methods were used to find and to identify proteins that were overexpressed in HepG2 cells treated by H pylori. METHODS H pylori was co-cultured with HepG2 for 6 h. Two-dimensional gel electrophoresis was used to gain the protein expression(More)
Littoral-cell angioma (LCA), a primary angioma which clinically belongs to splenic hemangioma, can be mostly found in normal spleen red sinus shore cells of reticuloendothelial cell system. The cells of LCA strongly express endothelial and tissue cell associated antigens that indicate a dual differentiation characteristic; whereas only endothelial cell(More)
PURPOSE Neurogenic bladder is a major problem for children with spina bifida. Despite rigorous pharmacological and surgical treatment, incontinence, urinary tract infections and upper tract deterioration remain problematic. We have previously demonstrated the ability to establish surgically a skin-central nervous system-bladder reflex pathway in patients(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the electrophysiological characteristics of polyneuropathy in POEMS syndrome. METHODS A total 46 patients with POEMS syndrome and 46 patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) were included in this study. Six nerve conduction parameters including (1) motor conduction velocity,(More)
BACKGROUND Among patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), the X-linked variant (CMTX) caused by gap junction protein beta 1 (GJB1) gene mutation is the second most frequent type, accounting for approximately 90% of all CMTX. More than 400 mutations have been identified in the GJB1 gene that encodes connexin 32 (CX32). CX32 is thought to form gap(More)
Deletions at 8p are frequent in many human cancers and represent a genetic marker associated with a more aggressive tumor phenotype. Previous mutational analysis of DBC2 (deleted in breast cancer 2), a tumor suppressor gene located in the region of loss of heterozygosity (LOH) on 8p21, failed to show a high frequency of mutation linked to low expression in(More)
We retrospectively assessed the indications, safety and efficacy of a new dynamic stabilization system (the Isobar TTL Semi-Rigid Rod System, Scient'x, Bretonneux, France) for the treatment of lumbar degenerative disease in 37 consecutive patients (M:F=16:21, mean age 40.2 years) with lumbar degenerative disease who underwent surgery between June 2006 and(More)