1. Amphipathic silica nanoparticles induce cytotoxicity through oxidative stress mediated and p53 dependent apoptosis pathway in human liver cell line HL-7702 and rat liver cell line BRL-3A.

    Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 145:232 (2016) PMID 27187187

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential cytotoxicity and the underlying mechanism of amphipathic silica nanoparticles (SiO2 NPs) exposure to human normal liver HL-7702 cells and rat normal liver BRL-3A cells. Prior to the cellular studies, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), dyna...
  2. Effect of Hypoxia-regulated Polo-like Kinase 3 (Plk3) on Human Limbal Stem Cell Differentiation.

    Journal of Biological Chemistry 291(32):16519 (2016) PMID 27281822

    Hypoxic conditions in the cornea affect epithelial function by activating Polo-like kinase 3 (Plk3) signaling and the c-Jun·AP-1 transcription complex, resulting in apoptosis of corneal epithelial cells. Hypoxic stress in the culture conditions also regulates limbal stem cell growth and fate. In...
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  3. Analysis of 4931 renal biopsy data in central China from 1994 to 2014.

    Renal Failure 38(7):1021 (2016) PMID 27193055

    The purpose of this study is to investigate the changing spectrum and clinicopathologic correlation of biopsy-proven renal diseases in central China. We retrospectively analyzed data of 4931 patients who underwent renal biopsy in ten hospitals between September 1994 and December 2014. Among them...
  4. Merge Frame Design for Video Stream Switching Using Piecewise Constant Functions.

    Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on 25(8):3489 (2016) PMID 27244739

    The ability to efficiently switch from one pre-encoded video stream to another (e.g., for bitrate adaptation or view switching) is important for many interactive streaming applications. Recently, stream-switching mechanisms based on distributed source coding (DSC) have been proposed. In order to...
  5. CDKN3 expression is negatively associated with pathological tumor stage and CDKN3 inhibition promotes cell survival in hepatocellular carcinoma.

    Molecular Medicine Reports 14(2):1509 (2016) PMID 27314282 PMCID PMC4940071

    Aberrant expression of CDKN3 may be involved in carcinogenesis of liver cancer. The effect of CDKN3 on tumorigenesis and the molecular mechanisms involved have not been fully elucidated. Immunohistochemistry was performed to detect CDKN3 expression levels in tumor tissues. CDKN3 siRNA was used t...
  6. Mucosal immunization with purified OmpA elicited protective immunity against infections caused by multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii.

    Microbial Pathogenesis 96:20 (2016) PMID 27133268

    Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (A. baumannii) is a rapidly emerging pathogen causing infections with high mortality rates due to inadequate medical treatment. New ways to prevent and treat such infections are of a critical medical need. In this study, intranasal vaccination with A. ...
  7. Endometrial thickness significantly affects clinical pregnancy and live birth rates in frozen-thawed embryo transfer cycles.

    Gynecological Endocrinology 32(7):524 (2016) PMID 26942778

    In order to explore the relationship between endometrial thickness on the day of embryo transfer and pregnancy outcomes in frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) cycles, we retrospectively analyzed data from 2997 patients undergoing their first FET cycles from January 2010 to December 2012. All pat...
  8. DESC1, a novel tumor suppressor, sensitizes cells to apoptosis by downregulating the EGFR/AKT pathway in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.

    International Journal of Cancer 138(12):2940 (2016) PMID 26856390

    Esophageal cancer is ranked as the eighth most common cancer and the sixth leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. To identify candidate tumor suppressor genes related to esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) development, a cDNA microarray analysis was performed using paired tumor and nont...
  9. Xeroderma Pigmentosum Group A Promotes Autophagy to Facilitate Cisplatin Resistance in Melanoma Cells through the Activation of PARP1.

    Journal of Investigative Dermatology 136(6):1219 (2016) PMID 26880244

    Xeroderma pigmentosum group A (XPA), a key protein in the nucleotide excision repair pathway, has been shown to promote the resistance of tumor cells to chemotherapeutic drugs by facilitating the DNA repair process. However, the role of XPA in the resistance of melanoma to platinum-based drugs l...
  10. Oxymatrine synergistically enhances the inhibitory effect of 5-fluorouracil on hepatocellular carcinoma in vitro and in vivo.

    Tumor Biology 37(6):7589 (2016) PMID 26687645

    Oxymatrine (OMT), one of the main active components of extracts from the dry roots of Sophora flavescens, has long been employed clinically to treat cancers. Here, we investigated the synergistic effect of OMT with 5-fluorouracil (5-Fu) on the tumor growth inhibition of hepatocellular carcinoma ...
  11. Circulating miR-205: a promising biomarker for the detection and prognosis evaluation of bladder cancer.

    Tumor Biology 37(6):8075 (2016) PMID 26715266

    MicroRNA (miRNA) expression profile analysis indicated that miR-205 was upregulated in bladder cancer tissue compared to healthy tissue. The aim of this study is to analyze value of circulating miR-205 for the detection and prognosis evaluation of bladder cancer (BC). Eighty-nine patients with B...
  12. Quantifying Variability of Manual Annotation in Cryo-Electron Tomograms.

    Microscopy and Microanalysis 22(3):487 (2016) PMID 27225525

    Although acknowledged to be variable and subjective, manual annotation of cryo-electron tomography data is commonly used to answer structural questions and to create a "ground truth" for evaluation of automated segmentation algorithms. Validation of such annotation is lacking, but is critical fo...
  13. Effects of Oxymatrine on the Proliferation and Apoptosis of Human Hepatoma Carcinoma Cells.

    Technology in cancer research & treatment 15(3):487 (2016) PMID 26009496

    Oxymatrine, one of the main active components of extracts from the dry roots of Sophora flavescens, has been reported to possess anticancer activities in vitro and in vivo However, the precise mechanism involved remains largely unknown. The present study is conducted to investigate the anticance...
  14. Lupeol enhances inhibitory effect of 5-fluorouracil on human gastric carcinoma cells.

    Naunyn-Schmiedebergs Archives of Pharmacology 389(5):477 (2016) PMID 26892272

    Lupeol, a dietary triterpene present in many fruits and medicinal plants, has been reported to possess many pharmacological properties including cancer-preventive and anti-cancer effects in vitro and in vivo. Here, we investigated the anti-cancer efficacy and adjuvant chemotherapy action of lupe...
  15. Quercetin induces apoptosis and enhances 5-FU therapeutic efficacy in hepatocellular carcinoma.

    Tumor Biology 37(5):6307 (2016) PMID 26628295

    Quercetin (Q), a flavonoid compound, which is obtained in variety of fruits, seeds, and vegetables, has been reported to possess many pharmacological properties including cancer-preventive and anticancer effects. However, studies on the anticancer effects and underlying mechanisms of Q in human ...
  16. Serum miR-16: A Potential Biomarker for Predicting Melanoma Prognosis.

    Journal of Investigative Dermatology 136(5):985 (2016) PMID 26829037

    Melanoma is among the most malignant cancers with notorious aggressiveness, and its prognosis is greatly influenced by progression status. Serum microRNAs are small noncoding RNAs with high stability and easy accessibility in human blood. Their expression profiles are frequently dysregulated in ...
  17. Antagonizing pathways leading to differential dynamics in colon carcinogenesis in Shugoshin1 (Sgo1)-haploinsufficient chromosome instability model.

    Molecular Carcinogenesis 55(5):600 (2016) PMID 25773652 PMCID PMC4569547

    Colon cancer is the second most lethal cancer. It is predicted to claim 50,310 lives in 2014. Chromosome Instability (CIN) is observed in 80-90% of colon cancers, and is thought to contribute to colon cancer progression and recurrence. However, there are no animal models of CIN that have been va...
  18. Voxelized Model of Brain Infusion That Accounts for Small Feature Fissures: Comparison With Magnetic Resonance Tracer Studies.

    Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Transacti... 138(5):051007 (2016) PMID 26833078

    Convection enhanced delivery (CED) is a promising novel technology to treat neural diseases, as it can transport macromolecular therapeutic agents greater distances through tissue by direct infusion. To minimize off-target delivery, our group has developed 3D computational transport models to pr...
  19. Modeling and analysis of collective cell migration in an in vivo three-dimensional environment.

    PNAS 113(15):E2134 (2016) PMID 27035964 PMCID PMC4839456

    A long-standing question in collective cell migration has been what might be the relative advantage of forming a cluster over migrating individually. Does an increase in the size of a collectively migrating group of cells enable them to sample the chemical gradient over a greater distance becaus...
  20. Genetic and epigenetic landscape of nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

    PMID 27121876

    Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a unique epithelial malignancy that shows a remarkable geographical and ethic distribution. Multiple factors including predisposing genetic factors, environmental carcinogens, and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection contribute to the accumulation of genetic and e...