Zhaohui Huang

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MicroRNA (miRNA) opens up a new field for molecular diagnosis of cancer. However, the role of circulating miRNAs in plasma/serum in cancer diagnosis is not clear. The aim of this study was to investigate whether plasma miRNAs can be used as biomarkers for the early detection of colorectal carcinoma (CRC). We measured the levels of 12 miRNAs (miR-134, -146a,(More)
The article deals with the problem of matching and recognizing planar curves that are modeled by B-splines, independently of possible affine transformations to which the original curve has been subjected (for example, rotation, translation, scaling, orthographic, and semiperspective projections), and possible occlusion. It presents a fast algorithm for(More)
There have been many techniques for curve shape representation and analysis, ranging from Fourier descriptors, to moments, to implicit polynomials, to differential geometry features, to time series models, to B-splines, etc. The B-splines stand as one of the most efficient curve (surface) representations and possess very attractive properties such as(More)
BACKGROUND Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a major cause of death worldwide. Sensitive, non-invasive diagnostic screen methods are urgently needed to improve its survival rates. Stable circulating microRNA offers unique opportunities for the early diagnosis of several diseases, including cancers. Our aim has been to find new plasma miRNAs that can be used as(More)
The aim of this study was to assess whether genetic polymorphisms in p53, glutathione S-transferase P1 (GSTP1), GSTM1, excision repair cross complementing group 1 (ERCC1) and X-ray repair cross-complementing group 1 (XRCC1) genes are associated with clinical outcome of gastric cancer patients treated with oxaliplatin-based adjuvant chemotherapy. The genetic(More)
Recent preliminary studies reported the in vitro tumor-promoting effects of long non-coding RNA urothelial carcinoma associated 1 (UCA1) in colorectal cancer (CRC). However, the in vivo functions and molecular mechanism of UCA1 in CRC remain unclear. Therefore, we investigated the detailed role and mechanism of UCA1 in CRC. We found that UCA1 was(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the association of the thymidylate synthase (TS) and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) polymorphisms with the clinical outcomes of gastric cancer patients treated with 5-FU-based adjuvant chemotherapy. One-hundred and sixteen patients with gastric cancer were treated with 5-FU-based adjuvant chemotherapy.(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are strongly implicated in cancer but their specific roles and functions in the major cancers have yet to be fully elucidated. In this study, we defined the oncogenic significance and function of miR-95, which we found to be elevated in colorectal cancer (CRC) tissues by microarray analysis. Evaluation of an expanded CRC cohort revealed(More)
DNA methylation is a promising biomarker for cancer. This study was aimed at investigating the methylation levels of multiple genes in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and to identify a combination of methylation markers that would be useful for the diagnosis of HCC. The methylation status of a panel of nine tumor-associated genes (APC, GSTP1, RASSF1A,(More)