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BACKGROUND Human cytochrome P450 3A evolved to catalyze the metabolism of numerous common therapy drugs and endogenous molecules. Members of the CYP3A are the majority expressed in human liver and intestine, and there are marked interindividual differences in their protein expression and activity. The activity of CYP3A enzyme in Chinese is highly variable,(More)
1. The calcineurin inhibitor cyclosporine is widely used to prevent allograft rejection after solid organ transplantation. It has a narrow therapeutic index and shows considerable interindividual differences in its pharmacokinetics. Interindividual differences in the activity and expression of the metabolising enzymes cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A4 and 3A5 and(More)
In the study of cancer genomics, a series of purification methods have been invented to collect homogenous cells from heterogeneous cancerated tissue. Tissue microdissection methods, such as manual microdissection, mechanical microdissection, and laser technology, accelerated cancer genomics research. Each method holds both advantage and disadvantage, the(More)
BACKGROUND Microarray and microdissection techniques were being used for many applications to study the carcinogenesis of some human tumors. But seldom studies had hitherto combined these two techniques to study carcinogenesis mechanism of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). To identify a set of genes involved in the carcinogenesis and development of NPC, we(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the expression of desmoglein 3 (DSG3), a candidate target gene in the antisense RNA (aRNA) from the purified nasopharyngeal tissues in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). METHODS Specimens of nasopharyngeal tissues were harvested from 22 NPC patients, aged 44 +/- 11 (NPC group), and 12 normal persons or patients with nasopharyngeal(More)
BACKGROUND The NASG gene has been confirmed as a tumor-suppressor gene candidate related to nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) by previous studies. We further investigated the expression and the role of NASG in the homogeneous tissue cells by microdissecting the samples of tissue from human NPC, and introduced a new way to study the expression of specific genes(More)