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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454482/effects-of-environmental-factors-and-metallic-electrodes-on-ac-electrical-conduction-through-dna-molecule
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S Abdalla, A Obaid, F M Al-Marzouki
BACKGROUND: Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is one of the best candidate materials for various device applications such as in electrodes for rechargeable batteries, biosensors, molecular electronics, medical- and biomedical-applications etc. Hence, it is worthwhile to examine the mechanism of charge transport in the DNA molecule, however, still a question without a clear answer is DNA a molecular conducting material (wire), semiconductor, or insulator? The answer, after the published data, is still ambiguous without any confirmed and clear scientific answer...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454477/in-situ-analysis-of-oxygen-vacancies-and-band-alignment-in-hfo2-tin-structure-for-cmos-applications
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Da-Peng Xu, Lin-Jie Yu, Xu-Dong Chen, Lin Chen, Qing-Qing Sun, Hao Zhu, Hong-Liang Lu, Peng Zhou, Shi-Jin Ding, David Wei Zhang
The density of oxygen vacancies characterization in high-k/metal gate is significant for semiconductor device fabrication. In this work, a new approach was demonstrated to detect the density of oxygen vacancies by in situ x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS) measurement. Moreover, the band alignment of the structure with optical band gap measured by spectroscopic ellipsometry (SE) and valence band offset by UPS were reported. The specific areal density of oxygen vacancies in high-k dielectric of HfO2/TiN was obtained by fitting the experiment data to be 8...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454474/incidence-trends-in-high-grade-primary-brain-tumors-in-males-and-females
#3
Jonas Nilsson, Georg Holgersson, Tobias Carlsson, Roger Henriksson, Stefan Bergström, Michael Bergqvist
The focus of the present review is to investigate whether there is a variation in the incidence rates between male and female patients with high-grade primary brain tumors and if there are altered incidence rates associated with the time at which they were diagnosed. Previous studies identified in internationally peer-reviewed journals were identified using a systematic search of the PubMed database. Due to the difficulties in data interpretation, studies that exclusively included patient data classified prior to the 2nd edition of the World Health Organization histological classification system of brain tumors were excluded...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454466/identification-of-molecular-characteristics-induced-by-radiotherapy-in-rectal-cancer-based-on-microarray-data
#4
Chang Ge, Mengxia Wu, Guifang Chen, Guanying Yu, Dehui Ji, Shaozhao Wang
The present study aimed to reveal the molecular characteristics induced by radiotherapy in rectal cancer at the transcriptome level. Microarray data (ID, GSE26027) downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database were re-analyzed to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between rectal cancer tissues during and prior to radiotherapy. The DEGs were then inputted into the database for annotation, visualization and integrated discovery, an online tool to perform enrichment analyses, and into the search tool for the retrieval of interacting genes/proteins database to identify protein-protein interactions (PPIs)...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454465/microarray-based-analysis-of-gene-regulation-by-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-breast-cancer
#5
Ming Zhang, Chang E Gao, Wen Hui Li, Yi Yang, Li Chang, Jian Dong, Yan Xin Ren, De Dian Chen
Breast cancer is one of the most common malignant tumors with a high case-fatality rate among women. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on breast cancer by exploring the potential underlying molecular mechanisms. The expression profile of GSE43306, which refers to MDA-MB-231 cells with or without a 1:1 ratio of MSCs, was downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus database for differentially expressed gene (DEG) screening. The Database for Annotation, Visualization and Integrated Discovery was used for gene ontology (GO) and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) pathway enrichment analysis for DEGs...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454459/expression-of-cxcl12-and-its-receptor-cxcr4-in-patients-with-adenomyosis
#6
Juan Li, Geping Yin, Ming Chen, Shujun Yang, Aifang Wu, Jing Liang, Zheng Yuan
The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 12 (CXCL12) and its receptor, chemokine (C-X-C motif) receptor 4 (CXCR4) in the pathogenesis of adenomyosis (AD). Immunohistochemistry and reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis were used to measure the protein and mRNA expression of CXCL12 and CXCR4 in eutopic endometrial and ectopic foci tissue samples. Samples from a total of 36 patients with AD (study group) were compared with endometrial tissue samples from 33 patients who underwent uterine fibroids surgery (control group) during the same period...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454451/expression-of-glp-1-receptor-and-cd26-in-human-thyroid-c-cells-the-association-of-thyroid-c-cell-tumorigenesis-with-incretin-based-medicine
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Yuejia Song, Min Zhou, Yang Cao, Jiping Qi, Jingshu Geng, Xiaomin Liu
Recent reports have demonstrated that long-term and high dosage treatments with incretin-based medicine, such as hormone glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) may induce thyroid C-cell pathological changes in rodents, rather than in humans. Doubts regarding the tumorigenic potential of GLP-1 analogues in human thyroid C-cells remain. The present study aimed to determine the expression levels of GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1R) and cluster of differentiation 26 (CD26) in the C-cells of thyroid tissues from non-neoplastic, medullary carcinoma and hyperplasia subjects, and to explore the potential clinical significance...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454443/mir-185-3p-regulates-the-invasion-and-metastasis-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-by-targeting-wnt2b-in-vitro
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Chao Liu, Guo Li, Shuling Ren, Zhongwu Su, Yunyun Wang, Yongquan Tian, Yong Liu, Yuanzheng Qiu
MicroRNAs (miRs) have been recognised as important regulators of malignant behaviour in different types of human cancer, including nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). A previous study by our group revealed that miR-185-3p regulates the radioresistance of NPC cells. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of miR-185-3p on NPC invasion and metastasis. Human NPC CNE-2 and 5-8F cell lines were transfected with a miR-185-3p mimic and miR-185-3p inhibitor, respectively, and their effects on the invasion and metastasis of these cells was assessed using a wound healing assay and Matrigel invasion assay...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454442/identification-of-target-genes-of-cediranib-in-alveolar-soft-part-sarcoma-using-a-gene-microarray
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Wenhua Jiang, Pengfei Liu, Xiaodong Li, Ping Wang
The aim of the present study was to identify the target genes of cediranib and the associated signaling pathways in alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS). A microarray dataset (GSE32569) was obtained from the Gene Expression Omnibus database. The R software package was used for data normalization and screening of differentially expressed genes (DEGs). The Database for Annotation, Visualization and Integrated Discovery was used to perform Gene Ontology analysis. Gene Set Enrichment Analysis was performed to obtain the up- and downregulated pathways in ASPS...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454439/oct4-induces-emt-through-lef1-%C3%AE-catenin-dependent-wnt-signaling-pathway-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#10
Lu Sun, Tianhua Liu, Shu Zhang, Kun Guo, Yinkun Liu
Octamer 4 (Oct4), a member of the Pit-Oct-Unc transcription factor family required to maintain self-renewal and pluripotency of embryonic stem cells, has been previously identified to be associated with tumorigenesis and malignant transformation of numerous types of cancer including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The present data shows that Oct4 enhances cancer stem cell properties and increases invasion ability in the Huh7 cell line. To increase understanding of the role of Oct4 in HCC, the present study used a functional genomics approach and analyzed the resulting transcriptional profiles to identify Oct4-dependent genes in Huh7...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454437/polycomb-group-expression-signatures-in-the-malignant-progression-of-gliomas
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Qi Hu, Weining Wu, Ailiang Zeng, Tianfu Yu, Feng Shen, Er Nie, Yingyi Wang, Ning Liu, Junxia Zhang, Yongping You
Polycomb group (PcG) proteins form at least two key complexes, namely polycomb repressive complex 1 and polycomb repressive complex 2. These complexes are involved in the progression of various cancers. Systematic research has not been conducted on the aberrant expression of PcG members in gliomas. Using the Chinese Glioma Genome Atlas data set, PcG expression patterns between normal brain tissues and glioma samples were analyzed, and a PcG-based classifier was then developed using BRB Cox regression and risk-score model...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454426/prevalence-of-human-papillomavirus-infection-of-the-anal-canal-in-women-a-prospective-analysis-of-high-risk-populations
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Bernd P Kost, Jörg Hofmann, Susanne Stoellnberger, Florian Bergauer, Thomas Blankenstein, Irene Alba-Alejandre, Angela Stein, Claudia Stuckart, Katharina Weizsäcker, Ioannis Mylonas, Sven Mahner, Andrea Gingelmaier
Infection with certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) has been associated with the development of cervical and anal cancer. Worldwide, the incidence of anal cancer has increased markedly. The present study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of HPV infection of the uterine cervix and anal canal in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)- and non-HIV-infected risk populations. Cervical and anal HPV swabs and cytology samples were collected from 287 patients at the University Hospital of Munich, Germany between 2011 and 2013...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454421/notch-is-a-critical-regulator-in-cervical-cancer-by-regulating-numb-splicing
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Cai Rong, Yu Feng, Zhou Ye
Cervical cancer, which is the second most common female malignancy, is characterized by the consistent presence of human papillomavirus. Inappropriate activation of Notch signaling has been associated with various types of cancer; however, the role of Notch in cervical cancer remains unclear. The present study aimed to investigate the role of Notch in cervical cancer. The methods used included the generation of plasmids, viability assays, polymerase chain reaction and western blotting The present findings demonstrated that cervical cancer samples also consistently exhibit abnormal activation of the Notch pathway...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454419/neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-predicts-survival-in-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Guopei Luo, Chen Liu, He Cheng, Kaizhou Jin, Meng Guo, Yu Lu, Jiang Long, Jin Xu, Quanxing Ni, Jie Chen, Xianjun Yu
Although the prognostic role of neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been confirmed in a variety of tumors, the prognostic role of NLR in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) has not been examined. The present study was performed to assess the role of NLR as a prognostic factor in patients with PNETs. Clinical data were retrospectively retrieved from a single institution. The best cut-off value for baseline NLR levels was determined by the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve and area under the ROC curve...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454412/comparison-of-the-seleno-transcriptome-expression-between-human-non-cancerous-mammary-epithelial-cells-and-two-human-breast-cancer-cell-lines
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Fabiola Rusolo, Francesca Capone, Raffaella Pasquale, Antonella Angiolillo, Giovanni Colonna, Giuseppe Castello, Maria Costantini, Susan Costantini
Breast cancer is the second most common cause of mortality in women; therefore, the identification of novel putative markers is required to improve its diagnosis and prognosis. Selenium is known to protect mammary epithelial cells from oxidative DNA damage, and to inhibit the initiation phase of carcinogenesis by stimulating DNA repair and apoptosis regulation. Consequently, the present study has focused attention on the selenoprotein family and their involvement in breast cancer. The present study performed a global analysis of the seleno-transcriptome expression in human breast cancer MCF-7 and MDA-MB231 cell lines compared with healthy breast MCF-10A cells using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454409/expression-of-imp3-as-a-marker-for-predicting-poor-outcome-in-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms
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Li-Mian Er, Yong Li, Ming-Li Wu, Qun Zhao, Bi-Bo Tan, Xiao-Ling Wang, Shi-Jie Wang
The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression and clinical significance of oncofetal protein insulin-like growth factor (IGF) II mRNA-binding protein 3 (IMP3) in the differentiation of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasm (GEP-NEN). A total of 162 patients who were diagnosed with GEP-NEN, and who underwent surgical or endoscopic resection from January 2006 to March 2013, were enrolled in the study, including 85 cases of grade (G)1 neuroendocrine tumors, 40 cases of G2 neuroendocrine tumors, 28 cases of G3 neuroendocrine carcinomas and 9 cases of mixed stage adenoneuroendocrine carcinomas...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454397/sphingosine-kinase-1-a-novel-independent-prognosis-biomarker-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#17
Huajie Cai, Xuemeng Xie, Ling Ji, Xiaojiao Ruan, Zhihai Zheng
Sphingosine kinase 1 (Sphk1) is an oncogenic kinase that is responsible for the phosphorylation of sphingosine to sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P). Mounting evidence suggests that Sphk1 serves a crucial role in the proliferation and development of a variety of human cancer cells. However, the role of Sphk1 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has not been fully elucidated. Therefore, the expression of Sphk1 was examined in 127 formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded HCC tissues using immunohistochemistry, and its clinical implications and prognostic significance were analyzed...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454386/decreased-calpain-6-expression-is-associated-with-tumorigenesis-and-poor-prognosis-in-hnscc
#18
Yinzhou Xiang, Fen Li, Lei Wang, Anyuan Zheng, Jingjing Zuo, Man Li, Yongping Wang, Yong Xu, Chen Chen, Shiming Chen, Bokui Xiao, Zezhang Tao
Calpains are a family of intracellular cysteine proteases involved in various biological processes. Previously, the family was identified to have abnormal expression in several types of malignant tumor. Calpain 6 was less well known; however, it was recently identified to be involved in the carcinogenesis of certain types of malignant tumor. However, the expression of calpain 6 in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) remains unclear. A total of six datasets from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) was analyzed and an association between calpain 6 expression levels and HNSCC was identified, with the expression of calpain 6 observed to be significantly decreased in HNSCC (P<0...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454382/increased-b7-h4-expression-during-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinogenesis-is-associated-with-il-6-stat3-signaling-pathway-activation-in-mice
#19
Xinran Chen, Wei Wang, Hongwei Man, Pengfei Li, Baoen Shan
B7-homolog 4 (B7-H4), one of the costimulatory molecules of the B7 family, has been reported to be widely expressed in multiple types of cancer tissues, and to be important in tumor progression and poor prognosis. However, the role of B7-H4 in esophageal precancerous lesions has not been elucidated yet. In the present study, a model of esophageal squamous cell carcinogenesis was established in 208 C57BL/6 mice by 4-nitroquinoline-1-oxide (4NQO) drinking water of mice, and the changes in the expression of B7-H4 during the whole pathological process were investigated...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454379/characterization-of-single-lesion-nonfunctioning-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-via-computed-tomography
#20
Jibo Hu, Qunhui Hu, Hongjie Hu
Nonfunctioning pancreatic neuroendocrine carcinoma (NPNEC) is a poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma and a rare type of pancreatic cancer. Computed tomography (CT)-based imaging is currently the most effective method for diagnosing and classifying NPNEC. The present study investigated the clinical features and CT manifestations of this disease. The CT manifestations and clinical data of 13 patients with NPNEC, confirmed by surgery or needle biopsy, were retrospectively analyzed. None of the 13 patients exhibited endocrine-related symptoms and a single lesion with a variable position in the pancreatic was observed in all patients...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
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