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microRNAs (miRNAs) have been reported to play a crucial role in regulating a variety of genes pivotal for tumor metastasis. miR-126 is well known as one of the angiogenesis regulatory miRNAs. Recent studies have reported controversial roles of miR-126 in tumor progression. In this study, we sought to investigate the potential roles of miR-126 in colorectal(More)
BACKGROUND There are relatively few reports focusing on clinical and multi-slice CT (MSCT) imaging findings of mucinous tubular and spindle cell carcinoma (MTSCC). Our study aimed to characterize the clinical and MSCT imaging features of MTSCC. METHODS The imaging findings in 17 patients with MTSCC by MSCT were retrospectively studied. MSCT was undertaken(More)
BACKGROUND Intestinal epithelial tight junction (TJ) is the principal determinant of mucosal permeability, defects of which have been correlated to inflammatory bowel disease. In this study, we investigated whether syndecan-1 (Sdc1), the predominant cell surface heparan sulfate proteoglycan, affects TJ proteins to protect intestinal barrier function. (More)
It has been indicated that both cadmium (Cd) and lead (Pb) may have adverse effects on the bone. However, most studies have only focused on a single factor. The primary and main and interactive effects of Cd and Pb on bone mineral density (BMD) in a Chinese population were observed in this study. A total of 321 individuals (202 women and 119 men), aged 27(More)
The detection of circulating nucleic acids has long been explored for the diagnosis of a variety of clinical conditions. The aim of this study was to detect the cell-free mRNA expression of BIRC5 in patients with effusions and assess its potential diagnostic value. Pleural fluids and ascites samples were collected prospectively from 112 patients. The(More)
As a water-soluble extracellular β-glucan produced by Agrobacterium sp. ZX09, Salecan has an excellent toxicological profile and exerts multiple physiological effects. The aims of the present study were to investigate the protective effects of a Salecan diet in the well-defined dextran sulphate sodium (DSS) model of experimental murine colitis and to(More)
BACKGROUND Temporarily pulmonary hilum clamping is available for the trauma surgeon to deal with serious pulmonary injuries, but the physiologic influence needs further evaluation. This study was to establish a temporary pulmonary hilum clamping model for thoracic damage-control surgery and determine the safety time latitude of this manipulation. METHODS(More)
Previous studies have indicated a critical role of adenosine and its receptors in the pathogenesis of liver diseases. The aim of this study was to determine the contribution of A1 adenosine receptor (A1AR) to acute ethanol-induced hepatotoxicity. Wild-type (WT) and A1AR(-/-) mice were intragastrically administered with ethanol (5 g/kg), and hepatic injury(More)
Carbon tetrachloride (CCl₄) is a well-established model for screening hepato-protective drugs. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the potential protective effects of a novel soluble β-glucan salecan on acute liver injury induced by CCl₄ in mice and to further explore the underlying mechanisms. Mice were given salecan (40 mg kg⁻¹) or(More)
Forkhead box F2 transcription factor (FoxF2) has been described to promote organ development, extracellular matrix (ECM) synthesis and epithelial-mesenchymal interaction. Although recent studies reported decreased FoxF2 expression in several types of cancers, indicating its potential role in carcinogenesis, the mechanistic role of FoxF2 is yet to be(More)