Zhengfei Shan

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Upper urinary tract tumor (UUTT) usually presents a high grade and stage, and recurs frequently. The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of a fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) assay on chromosomes 3, 7, 9, and 17 as a reliable and noninvasive method for the diagnosis of Chinese patients with UUTT. Urine specimens from 50 patients with UUTT(More)
OBJECTIVES Long-term ketamine abuse can affect the urinary system, resulting in interstitial cystitis-like syndrome. However, its pathogenesis remains unclear. In the present study, a proteomic approach of two-dimensional difference gel electrophoresis followed by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-light mass spectrometry was carried out to(More)
Long-term ketamine abuse is known to affect the lower urinary tract and produce symptoms of cystitis. However, the pathophysiology and causative mechanism of the changes in bladder function remain unclear. The present study aimed to investigate the existence of ketamine-induced cystitis in a rat model and characterize the underlining mechanisms. Rats were(More)
In our study we examined the role of microRNA-294 (miR-294) in bladder cancer and related mechanisms. Realtime polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was performed to determine the expression level of miR-294. Western blot was used to determine the expression of NRAS, mainly factors in the PI3K/AKT and JAK/STAT pathways. Cell counting kit8 assay, clonogenic(More)
We investigated the effect of miR-182-5p on the viability, proliferation, invasion, and migration ability of human gastric cells by regulating the expression of RAB27A. Real-time PCR assay was used to detect the expression of miR-182-5 and RAB27A in human gastric carcinoma tissues, para-carcinoma tissues, and different cell lines. Western blotting was also(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term use of ketamine results in ketamine-associated urinary dysfunction (KAUD), which is characterized by frequent micturition, urgent urination, urine pain, hematuria, dysuria and urge incontinence. This study aims to examine the effect of ketamine on the urothelium and investigate the underlying mechanisms responsible for KAUD. METHODS A(More)
PUMA (p53 upregulated modulator of apoptosis), a member of the B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2) protein family, is a pro-apoptotic protein. PUMA expression is modulated by the tumor suppressor p53. PUMA has a role in rapid cell death via p53-dependent and -independent mechanisms. To evaluate whether p53 is required for PUMA-mediated apoptosis in prostate cancer(More)
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