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BACKGROUND MiR-221 and miR-222 (miR-221/222) are frequently up-regulated in various types of human malignancy including glioblastoma. Recent studies have reported that miR-221/222 regulate cell growth and cell cycle progression by targeting p27 and p57. However the underlying mechanism involved in cell survival modulation of miR-221/222 remains elusive. (More)
Glioblastomas (GBMs) containing foci that resemble oligodendroglioma are defined as GBM with oligodendroglioma component (GBMO). However, whether GBMO is a distinct clinicopathological variant of GBM or merely represents a divergent pattern of differentiation remains controversial. We investigated 219 consecutive primary GBMs, of which 40 (18.3%) were(More)
Aberrant microRNA expression has been implicated in the development of human cancers. Here, we investigated the oncogenic significance and function of miR-23b in glioma. We identified that the expression of miR-23b was elevated in both glioma samples and glioma cells, indicated by real-time polymerase chain reaction analyses. Down-regulation of miR-23b(More)
MiR-221 and miR-222 (miR-221/222), upregulated in gliomas, can regulate glioma cell cycle progression and apoptosis, respectively. However, the association of miR-221/222 with glioma cell invasion and survival remains unknown. Invasion capability of miR-221/222 was detected by mutiple analyses, including diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), transwell, wound(More)
The long non-coding RNA Hox transcript antisense intergenic RNA (HOTAIR) was recently implicated in breast cancer metastasis and is predictive of poor prognosis in colorectal and pancreatic cancers. We recently discovered that HOTAIR is a cell cycle-related lncRNA in human glioma, and its expression is closely associated with glioma staging and poor(More)
Recent data suggest that the β-catenin/Tcf-4 signaling pathway plays an important role in human cancer tumorigenesis. However, the mechanism of β-catenin/Tcf-4 signaling in tumorigenesis is poorly understood. In this study, we show that Tcf-4 protein levels were significantly elevated in high-grade gliomas in comparison with low-grade gliomas and that Tcf-4(More)
The Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway is crucial for human organ development and is involved in tumor progression of many cancers. Accumulating evidence suggests that the expression of β-catenin is, in part, regulated by specific microRNAs (miRNAs). The purpose of this study was to determine the expression of a recently(More)
Identification of molecular pathways that are essential for cancer cell survival is vital for understanding the underlying biology, as well as to design effective cancer therapeutics. β-catenin, a multifunctional oncogenic protein, participates in cell development. Its multifaceted functions primarily lie to the subcellular distribution. The present study(More)
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is amplified in 40% of human glioblastomas. However, most glioblastoma patients respond poorly to anti-EGFR therapy. MicroRNAs can function as either oncogenes or tumor suppressor genes, and have been shown to play an important role in cancer cell proliferation, invasion and apoptosis. Whether microRNAs can impact the(More)
OBJECT The goal in this study was to investigate the antitumor effect of aspirin in glioblastoma cells and the molecular mechanism involved in its antineoplastic activities. METHODS The authors used the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide method, flow cytometry, the annexin V method, and Transwell cell invasion test to detect the(More)