Zhengqiang Wan

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INTRODUCTION It has been suggested that allergies are inversely associated with glioma risk. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in two allergy-related genes [interleukin (IL)-4Rα, IL-13] have been implicated in susceptibility to glioma; however, results from the published studies remained inconclusive. METHODS To derive a more precise relationship, we(More)
Gliomas are the most common primary tumors of the central nervous system. Rapid proliferation and diffuse brain invasion of these tumors are likely to determine the unfavorable prognosis. Recent studies have shown that ligand activation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) can induce differentiation and inhibit proliferation of several(More)
Previous studies have shown that miR-137 functions as a tumor suppressor in various cancers, but its role in the initiation and development of gliomas is still unknown. Currently, we found that miR-137 exhibited the most significant increase in normal brain tissues compared with glioma specimens, and the miR-137 expression was greatly decreased with the(More)
In this study, we aimed to study the role of growth factor receptor-bound protein 2 (Grb2) in palmitic acid-induced steatosis and other “fatty liver” symptoms in vitro. HepG2 cells, with or without stably suppressed Grb2 expression, were incubated with palmitic acid for 24 h to induce typical clinical “fatty liver” features, including steatosis, impaired(More)
Here we review the technical aspects of our experience with the neuroendoscopic bilateral nostril (binostril) transsphenoidal approach for pituitary adenomas. A total of 42 patients were treated in our hospital from September 2013 to December 2015. Total tumor resection was completed in 31 cases, nearly full resection was achieved in 9 cases, and partial(More)
Gliomas are the most common type of brain tumor in the central nervous system of adults, and are highly aggressive, resistant to treatment, and prone to recurrence. Brain tumor stem cells (BTSCs) are implicated in tumor initiation and recurrence. Cluster of differentiation (CD)133 is currently the most widely used BTSC marker; however, its role in glioma(More)
AIM To investigate the role and mechanism of miR-15b in the proliferation and apoptosis of glioma. METHODS The miR-15b mimics were transfected into human glioma cells to upregulate the miR-15b expression. Cyclin D1 was determined by both western blotting analysis and luciferase reporter assay. Methylthiazol tetrazolium (MTT) and flow cytometry were(More)
MicroRNA-15b (miR-15b) has been demonstrated to suppress proliferation by arresting cell cycle progression and inducing apoptosis in glioma cells. However, the prognostic value of miR-15b expression in human gliomas remains unclear. In the present study, the authors examined the expression profile in glioma specimens and the prognostic value of miR-15b in(More)
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