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Biol. Res ; 53: 10, 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1100916

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BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect role and mechanism of miR-30b-3p on ovarian cancer cells biological function. METHODS: The expression of miR-30b-3p was detected in ovarian cancer cell lines and normal ovarian epithelial cell line by qRT-PCR. Mir-30b-3p mimic was transfected into OVCAR3 cells. Cell-counting kit-8 (CCK-8) assay was conducted to explore the effect of mir-30b-3p on the OVCAR3 cells' proliferation. Cell cycle and apoptosis were detected by Flow cytometry. Cell invasion ability was detected by Transwell test. The regulation of putative target of miR-30b-3p was verified by double luciferase reporter assays and Western blot. RESULT: We found that miR-30b-3p was downregulated in OVCAR3 cells. Overexpression of miR-30b-3p suppressed proliferation, promoted apoptosis, slowed cell cycle and inhibited migration and invasion of OVCAR3 cells. Bioinformatics analysis identified 3'-untranslated region (3'UTR) of Collagen triple helix repeat-containing 1 (CTHRC1) as the presumed binding site for miR-30b-3p. Detection of double luciferase reporter and Western-Blot result confirmed that CTHRC1 was the target gene of miR-30b-3p. Furthermore, E-cadherin, ß-cadherin and Vimentin protein expression level were changed after transfection of miR-30b-3p. CONCLUSION: miR-30b-3p function as an anti-cancer gene. Overexpression of miR-30b-3p can inhibit the biological function of ovarian cancer cells. MiR-30b-3p targets CTHRC1 gene plays an important role in epithelial-mesenchymal transformation (EMT), and supports miR-30b-3p as a potential biological indicator for ovarian cancer in the future.


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Humans , Female , Ovarian Neoplasms/genetics , Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic/genetics , Extracellular Matrix Proteins/genetics , MicroRNAs/genetics , Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition/genetics , Ovarian Neoplasms/metabolism , Signal Transduction , Cell Movement , Extracellular Matrix Proteins/metabolism , Apoptosis , Cell Line, Tumor , Cell Proliferation , Neoplasm Invasiveness
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Arch. endocrinol. metab. (Online) ; 62(5): 523-529, Oct. 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-983791

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ABSTRACT Objective: Recently, a new obesity index (A Body Shape Index, ABSI) based on waist circumference (WC) was developed, and high ABSI corresponds to a more central concentration of body volume. It is well known that central obesity is closely linked with insulin resistance (IR). Therefore, our study aimed to examine the discriminatory power of ABSI for IR in Chinese adults and elderly without diabetes. Subjects and methods: In 2007, a cross-sectional study was made. In this study, 570 individuals without diabetes were available for analysis (male: 56.1%, mean age: 62.3 ± 6.5 years). Insulin resistance was assessed by homeostasis model assessment (HOMA-IR). Areas under the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves were determined to identify variables/models that could predict insulin resistance. Results: ABSI was associated with IR, the cut-off points was 0.0785 m11/6kg-2/3 to identifying IR and the area under the ROC (AUC) curve was 0.618 (95%CI: 0.561-0.675), which was not better than body mass index BMI (AUC = 0.753; 95%CI: 0.706-0.801), WC (AUC = 0.749; 95%CI: 0.700-0.797), and fasting plasma glucose (FPG, AUC = 0.752; 95%CI: 0.705-0.799). Furthermore, combination with ABSI could improve the discriminatory power of other variables for IR. The AUC curve increased from 0.753 to 0.771for BMI, 0.749 to 0.754 for WC, 0.752 to 0.769 for FPG, respectively. Conclusions: ABSI is associated with IR in the general Chinese adults and elderly without diabetes, but the discriminatory power for IR is poor. It is recommended that ABSI be used in combination with other variables.


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Humans , Male , Female , Middle Aged , Aged , Insulin Resistance/physiology , Body Mass Index , Body Size/physiology , Reference Standards , Reference Values , Somatotypes , Blood Glucose/analysis , Insulin Resistance/ethnology , China , Cross-Sectional Studies , Risk Factors , Sensitivity and Specificity , Statistics, Nonparametric , Asians , Body Size/ethnology , Homeostasis/physiology
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Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. (1992) ; 63(12): 1049-1054, Dec. 2017. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-896328

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Summary Objective: To explore the correlation between growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15) -3148C/G polymorphism and the formation of collateral circulation in acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in Han population of Taiyuan area. Method: The present study included 92 STEMI patients and 56 normal controls based on coronary angiography; STEMI group was divided into collateral group and non-collateral group according to Rentrop's grading method. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and DNA sequencing methods were used to detect and analyze the GDF-15 -3148C/G polymorphism in all participants. Results: There was significant difference in GDF-15 -3148C/G CC and GC distribution between STEMI group and control group (p=0.009); the allele frequencies between these two groups were also significant different (p=0.016); and the risk genotype for STEMI was CC with increased OR=2.660. For STEMI group, GDF-15 -3148C/G CC and GC distribution was also significantly different between patients with and without collateral (p=0.048), and CC genotype significantly promote the formation of collateral circulation. However, there were no significant differences in allele frequencies between these two subgroups of STEMI. Conclusion: There was correlation between GDF-15-3148C/G polymorphism and the formation of collateral circulation in patients with acute STEMI.


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Humans , Male , Female , Polymorphism, Genetic , Collateral Circulation/physiology , Growth Differentiation Factor 15/genetics , ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction/genetics , Case-Control Studies , Polymerase Chain Reaction , Risk Factors , Coronary Angiography , ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction/diagnostic imaging , Gene Frequency , Genotype , Middle Aged
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Indian J Med Microbiol ; 2012 Oct-Dec; 30(4): 391-396
Article in English | IMSEAR | ID: sea-143998

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Purpose: The objective of this study was to establish a reverse-transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) method for rapid detection of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1). Materials and Methods: The HIV-1 integrase gene region was selected because it was a conserved part of the HIV-1 genome. Six primers specific to eight regions of the HIV-1 integrase gene were designed. A total of 171 samples (18 HIV-1 confirmed positive samples and 153 serum specimens were collected in this study) were tested by RT-LAMP and reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). After amplification in an isothermal water bath for 45 min, samples containing HIV-1 generated the expected ladder-like products while other viruses generated no product. Results: The sensitivity and specificity of the RT-LAMP assay were evaluated by comparison with RT-PCR. The assay was significantly more sensitive than normal gel-based RT-PCR. Conclusion: Because it is specific and simple, the RT-LAMP assay can be widely applied in clinical laboratories for rapid detection of HIV-1.


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HIV-1/analysis , HIV-1/genetics , Humans , Nucleic Acid Amplification Techniques/methods , Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction/methods , RNA, Viral/analysis , RNA, Viral/genetics , Sensitivity and Specificity
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-248536

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This study examined the effect of long-term administration of low-dose FTY720 on survival of murine cardiac allograft and the possible mechanism.Murine models of abdominal heterotopic heart transplantation were established.Low-dose FTY720 (0.3 mg/kg) was administrated to the animals 4 days before the transplantation of cardiac allografis until the occurrence of rejection or the observation terminals.The animals without FTY720 treatment and those with syngencic cardiac grafts transplanted served as controls.The mean survival time (MST) of grafts,and T lymphocyte subsets in gratis,peripheral blood and lymphoid organs were measured by histopathological examination or flow cytometry,and compared among groups.The results showed that the MST of allografts in FTY720-treated mice was more than 40 days,significantly longer than that in the untreated group (MST=8 days,P<0.01).After the long-term administration of FTY720,the proportion of CD4+ and CD8+ lymphocytes in peripheral blood was diminished significantly,but the proportion ofCD4+ lymphocytes was increased in mesenteric lymph nodes (MLNs) and spleen.lmmunofluorescence staining revealcd that the infiltration of CD4+ and CD8+ lymphocytes in allografts was significantly inhibited after long-term administration of low-dose FTY720.It was concluded that low-dose long-term administration of FTY720 could promote T lymphocytes in lymphatic organs and decrease their infiltration in allografts,resulting in the inhibition of rejection and the long-term survival of allografts.

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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-248535

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This study retrospectively reviewed 9 cases of complicated hepatic cystic hydatidosis with intrabiliary rupture who were surgically treated with pericystectomy in combination with Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy in our hospital from 2004 to 2010.The clinical features,results of laboratory tests,B-mode ultrasonography and CT,post-operative recovery,days of hospital stay after the operation and post-operative complications were statistically analyzed and the patients were followed up.The subjects in our series included 7 males and 2 females,whose average age was 50.78±7.58 years.Before operation,9 patients suffered from pain of the right upper quadrant and jaundice,which,in 4 cases (44.45%),were accompanied with fever and chills.Preoperative B-mode ultrosonography and CT showed that all the 9 patients had single hydatid cyst,with their diameter being 9.33± 1.58 cm on average.The lesions involved segments V,Ⅵ in 6 cases,and segment Ⅵin 3 cases.By WHO classification,7 cases were classified as CE3 and 2 cases as CE4.They all had choledochectasia.The subjects underwent the surgery uneventfully.Intraoperatively,2-4 biliary fistula orifices were found,with the average of the orifice being (0.79±0.20) cm.After the operation,one patient developed incision infection,one had pulmonary infection and one suffered from reflux cholangitis.No anastomotic leaks or peri-operative deaths took place and follow-up revealed no recurrence and implantative metastasis.We are led to conclude that pericystectomy in combination with Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy can achieve satisfactory results for the treatment of complicated hepatic cystic hydatidosis with intrabiliary rupture.

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Chinese Journal of Epidemiology ; (12): 209-220, 2011.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-295954

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Background:From April to July in 2009 and 2010,unexplained severe hemorrhagic fever-like illnesses occurred in farmers from the Huaiyangshan mountains range.Methods:Clinical specimens (blood,urine,feces,and throat swabs) from suspected patients were obtained and stored.Mosquitoes and ticks in affected regions were collected.Virus was isolated from 2 patients and characterized by whole genome sequencing.Virus detection in additional patients and arthropods was done by virus-specific reverse transcription (RT) PCR.Clinical and epidemiological data of RT-PCR confirmed patients were analyzed.Results:An unknown virus was isolated from blood of two patients and from Haemaphysalis ticks collected from dogs.Whole genome sequence analysis identified the virus as a novel member of the family Bunyaviridae,most closely related to the viruses of the genus Phlebovirus within which it forms a separate lineage.Subsequently,infection was confirmed by RT-PCR in 33 of 58 suspected patients.The illness in these patients was characterized by fever,severe malaise,nausea,vomiting,and diarrhea.Prominent laboratory findings included low white cell- and platelet counts,coagulation disturbances,and elevation of liver enzymes.Hemorrhagic complications were observed in 3 cases,5 (15%) patients died.Conclusions:A novel tick-borne Bunyavirus causing life-threatening hemorrhagic fever in humans has emerged in the Huaiyangshan mountain areas of China.Further studies are needed to determine the epidemiology,geographic distribution and vertebrate animal ecology of this virus.

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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-248611

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Liver resection is the most effective treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).The Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) staging system is commonly accepted as a guideline for HCC treatment,but it only recommends liver resection for the patients with HCC at stage 0 to A1.The surgical indications of the BCLC staging system need to be re-evaluated.120 HCC patients undergoing curative liver resection were retrospectively stratified to the BCLC staging system,and the survival of the patients at stages A,B and C was analyzed.The justification of the BCLC staging system was re-evaluated.Fifty-two patients were classified at stage A,51 at stage B and 17 at stage C respectively.The hospital mortality of this cohort was zero and the morbidity was 24.1%.The 1-,2-,3-year overall survival rate of this cohort was 81.6%,68.3%,and 57.5% respectively.There was no significant difference in the survival rate between the patients at stage A and B (P>0.05).If the treatment guidelines of BCLC staging system were followed,the majority of the patients at stages A and B (77.7%,80/103) would not have been treated surgically.Our data suggest that the surgical indications of the BCLC staging system are not justified for HCC treatment.More studies may be needed as for how to further broaden the surgical indications of the BCLC staging system in the future.

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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-349801

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Kruppel-like factor 6 (KLF6) was reported as tumor suppressor in multiple cancers.However,loss of chromosomal locus spanning KLF6 is relatively infrequent in previous published studies.To explore the role of KLF6 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC),we examined the gene for expression change,loss of heterozygosity (LOH) and mutation in 26 HCC samples.The expression levels of KLF6 were significantly down-regulated in HCCs,as detected by qRT-PCR.LOH occurred in 11 (52%) of 21 tumors,and all the samples with LOH showed KLF6 down-regulation.The mutational frequency was 24%,and sequence changes located in activation domain of KLF6.Furthermore,MTT assay showed a significant antiproliferative effect of the wt KLF6 transfected in HepG2 hepatoblastoma cells.Fluorescence-activated cell sorting analysis revealed that KLF6 could induce apoptosis.These findings indicate that deregulation of KLF6,together with genetic abnormalities of allelic imbalance and mutations,may play a role in HCC pathogenesis.

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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-301332

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ference in survival and graft function between type 1 and type 2 DM recipients was noted. It is concluded that pancreas-kidney transplantation is an effective way for the treatment of type 1 DM and some type 2 DM complicated with uremia.

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