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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Autoimmune diseases (ADs) are associated with loss of self-tolerance leading to immune-mediated destruction of host tissues and organs. FoxP3 polymorphism (-3279 A/C, rs3761548) was shown to associate with AD susceptibility, but the results were inconsistent. This study performed a meta-analysis to investigate the FoxP3 -3279 A/C(More)
BACKGROUND Glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta (GSK3β) is centrally involved in diverse cellular processes, including proliferation and apoptosis. This study aimed to investigate the influence of GSK3β expression on the prognosis of human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and the effects of GSK3β inhibition in NSCLC cell lines. METHODS Immunohistochemical(More)
BACKGROUND Ribosomal protein S6 (rpS6), a component of the 40S ribosomal subunit, is involved in multiple cellular bioactivities. However, its clinicopathological significance in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is poorly understood. METHODS Expressions of total rpS6 (t-rpS6) and phosphorylated rpS6 (Ser235/236, p-rpS6) were detected(More)
The insulin-like growth factor receptor-1 (IGF1R) plays an important role in cancer progression. Previous studies have been controversial with respect to the associations between IGF1R expression and non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) prognosis. Thus, we performed a meta-analysis to investigate the prognostic value of IGF1R expression in NSCLC patients and(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been applied to cell-based therapy due to their multiple differentiation ability, the low expression of co-stimulatory molecules and immunosuppressive properties. Despite their immunomodulatory role, the issue of the survival and permanence of MSCs at the site of injury has not yet been fully resolved. Therefore, in order(More)
Genetic alterations could be responsible lung cancer, the leading cause of worldwide cancer death. This study investigated gene mutations in a Han Chinese family of lung cancer using the whole genome exome sequencing and subsequent Sanger sequencing validation and then confirmed alteration of prominin 1(PROM1) and cyclic AMP-response element binding(More)
BACKGROUND Lung cancer is the most common malignancy and is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Thus, this disease severely threatens human health. This study aims to identify the clinical epidemiology and histological characteristics of lung cancer patients in Sichuan areas. METHODS We enrolled 3,761 lung-cancer patients who were(More)
Ribosomal protein S6 (rpS6), a component of the small 40S ribosomal subunit, has been found to be associated with multiple physiological and pathophysiological functions. However, its effects and mechanisms in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) still remain unknown. Here, we showed that expressions of total rpS6 and phosphorylation rpS6 (p-rpS6) were both(More)
Accumulating evidence supports that genetic factors are another risk factors for lung cancer. Previously, we used whole exome sequencing with sanger sequencing to search for genetic-related mutations in one of four individuals from a pedigree with lung cancer history. Then, we used PCR-RFLP and direct-sequence in the sample size of 318 individuals with lung(More)
The roles of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), cytokeratin 19 fragments (CYFRA21-1) and neuron-specific enolase (NSE) in metastases occurrence and poor diagnosis in specific histological classifications of lung cancer need further exploring. In this study, we investigated relationship between elevated levels of three biomarkers of CEA, CYFRA21-1 and NSE(More)
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