Zhongze Fan

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Cross-drug resistance in multidrug-resistant (MDR) cells, which overexpress P-glycoprotein (P-gp) encoded by the MDR1 gene, is a major impediment to successful chemotherapy for colorectal cancer. In the present study, drug-sensitive HCT8 and multidrug-resistant (vincristine, VCR) HCT8/V colorectal cancer cell lines were used to examine the role of c-Jun(More)
Berberin, extracted from Chinese herbal medicine Coptis chinensis, has been found to have anti-tumor activities. However, the underlying mechanisms have not been fully elucidated. Our current study demonstrated that berberin inhibited the in vitro and in vivo growth, migration/invasion of CRC cells, via attenuating the expression levels of COX-2/PGE2,(More)
The present study was based on the unexpected discovery that norcantharidin exerted anti-angiogenesis activity when effects on growth of human colon cancer were studied. The aim was to further verify this finding and explore possible mechanisms using a tumor xenograft model in nude mice. We confirmed that norcantharidin (5 or 15 mg/kg) could inhibit(More)
Based on a fuzzy match method of fuzzy rule sets which are a series of fuzzy neural networks, a system framework used for the engine fault diagnosis is proposed in this paper. This fault diagnosis system consists of five parts, including the extraction of fuzzy rules, fuzzy reference rule sets, a fuzzy rule set to be detected, the fuzzy match module of(More)
The over-expression of COX-2 (Cyclooxygenase 2) protein has been reported to play a key role in the incidence and development of Helicobacter pylori-associated gastric cancer. The induction of COX-2 in the gastric cancer cells with H. pylori has been demonstrated previously, but little is known about the mechanism. This study reported that the COX-2 mRNA(More)
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) both promote and suppress tumorigenesis, and multiple BMP antagonists reportedly contribute to cancer progression. In this study, we demonstrated that the BMP antagonist Chordin-like 2 (CHRDL2) is upregulated in colorectal cancer (CRC) tissues, and that CHRDL2 levels correlate with clinical features of CRC patients,(More)
Chang-Wei-Qing (CWQ), a Chinese herbal formula, has long been employed clinically to treat cancers. In this study, we investigated the synergistic effect of CWQ with oxaliplatin (OXA) on the tumor growth inhibition of orthotopic transplanted colon cancer and explored the underlying mechanism. By generating the orthotopic transplanted nude mouse model of(More)
Norcantharidin (NCTD) is a demethylated analogue of cantharidin which is an active ingredient of Chinese medicine-Mylabris. It has been used as an anticancer drug for the treatment of colon cancer, primary hepatoma, carcinomas of esophagus and breast cancer, leukopenia in China for many years (Wang, 1989; Fang et al., 1993). Previous studies have shown that(More)
Colorectal carcinoma is a frequent cause of cancer-related death in men and women. miRNAs (microRNAs) are endogenous small non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression negatively at the post-transcriptional level. In the present study we investigated the possible role of microRNAs in the development of MDR (multidrug resistance) in colorectal carcinoma(More)
Novel polylactic acid nanoparticles containing tanshinone IIA (TS-PLA-NPs) were synthesized by a single oil-in-water emulsion/solvent evaporation method. In this study, the optimized nanoparticles were characterized for morphology, mean particle size, zeta potential, entrapment efficiency, drug-loading content, X-ray diffractometer measurement, and in vitro(More)