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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. Bisphenol A (BPA), as a known endocrine disrupter, is closely related to the development of breast cancer. Curcumin has been clinically used in chemopreventation and treatment of cancer; however, it remains unknown whether microRNAs are involved in curcumin-mediated protection from BPA-associated promotive(More)
Tobacco smoke (TS) has been shown to cause gastric cancer. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a crucial pathophysiological process in cancer development. Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways play central roles in tumorigenesis including EMT process. Curcumin is a promising chemopreventive agent for several types of cancers. In the(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to investigate the in vivo effects of dietary medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) on inflammation and insulin resistance as well as the underlying potential molecular mechanisms in high fat diet-induced obese mice. METHODS Male C57BL/6J mice (n = 24) were fed one of the following three diets for a period of 12 weeks:(More)
Tobacco smoke (TS) has been shown to cause bladder cancer. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a crucial pathophysiological process in cancer development. MAPK pathways play central roles in tumorigenesis including EMT process. Curcumin is a promising chemopreventive agent for several types of cancers. In the present study we investigated the effects(More)
Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) has been known to possess various pharmacological properties including anti-inflammatory, antioxidants, antiviral, and hepatoprotective activities. Magnesium isoglycyrrhizinate (MgIG), a magnesium salt of 18-α glycyrrhizic acid stereoisomer, is clinically used for the treatment of inflammatory liver diseases. However, the(More)
As the primary cause of lung cancer, tobacco smoke (TS) promotes the initiation and progression of lung tumorigenesis. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a crucial process involved in cell malignant transformation. The role of ERK5, the lesser studied member of MAPKs family, in regulating TS-triggered pulmonary EMT has not been investigated. Normal(More)
Bladder cancer is universally acknowledged as a significant public health issue. Abundant evidence shows that cigarette smoke (CS) is the primary risk factor for bladder cancer. However, the mechanism of CS-induced bladder cancer has not been fully elucidated. CS-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is critically involved in cell malignant(More)
Tobacco smoke is an important risk factor of gastric cancer. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition is a crucial pathophysiological process in cancer development. ERK5 regulation of epithelial-mesenchymal transition may be sensitive to cell types and/or the cellular microenvironment and its role in the epithelial-mesenchymal transition process remain elusive.(More)
Bladder cancer (BC) is universally acknowledged as a significant public health issue, worldwide. Numerous studies have demonstrated that cigarette smoke is the primary risk factor for BC. However, the mechanism of cigarette smoke-induced BC has not been fully elucidated. Sustained epithelial cell hyperplasia has been identified as a preneoplastic lesion(More)
Tobacco smoke is a major risk factor for hepatic cancer. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) induced by tobacco smoke is crucially involved in the initiation and development of cancer. Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways play important roles in tobacco smoke-associated carcinogenesis including EMT process. The chemopreventive effect of(More)