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Gao L.,First Hospital of Qinhuangdao
Cancer Research and Clinic | Year: 2015

Objective: To discuss the correlation between SIRT3 protein and clinicopathological parameters of gastric carcinoma. Methods: Immunohistochemistry and Western blot were used to detect the expression of SIRT3 in the gastric carcinoma and normal gastric tissue.The correlation between the expression of SIRT3 and clinicopathological parameters was analyzed. Results: The immunohistochemistry showed that the positive expression rate of SIRT3 protein in gastric carcinoma tissue (53.8 %, 43/80) was obviously lower than that in normal gastric tissue (86.0 %, 43/50), and the expression of SIRT3 protein showed close relationship with invasion depth, lymph node metastasis and TNM stage (P < 0.05), rather than the age, gender, tumor size, or differentiation status (P > 0.05). The Western blot showed that the expression rate of SIRT3 protein (SIRT3/β-actin) in gastric carcinoma tissue (0.655±0.317) was lower than that in normal gastric tissue (0.803±0.329) (P < 0.05). Conclusion The expression of SIRT3 protein is lower in gastric cancer than that in normal gastric tissue,and relates to invasion depth, lymph node metastasis and TNM stage. SIRT3 may inhibit the occurrence and development of gastric cancer.


Sun G.G.,Tangshan Peoples Hospital | Lu Y.F.,Tangshan Workers Hospital | Fu Z.Z.,First Hospital of Qinhuangdao | Cheng Y.J.,Hebei Medical University | Hu W.N.,Tangshan Peoples Hospital
Tumor Biology | Year: 2014

This study aimed to analyze the expression, clinical significance of epithelial membrane protein-1 (EMP1) in nasopharyngeal carcinoma, and the biological effect in its cell line by EMP1 overexpression. Immunohistochemistry and Western blot were used to analyze the EMP1 protein expression in 75 cases of nasopharyngeal cancer and 31 cases of normal tissues to study the relationship between EMP1 expression and clinical factors. Recombinant lentiviral vector was constructed to overexpress EMP1 and then infect nasopharyngeal cancer CNE2 cell line. Quantitative real-time RT-PCR and Western blot were used to detect the mRNA level and protein of EMP1. MTT assay, cell apoptosis, migration, and invasion assays were also conducted to determine the influence of the upregulated expression of EMP1 that might be found on CNE2 cells' biological effect. Immunohistochemistry and Western blot: The level of EMP1 protein expression was found to be significantly lower in nasopharyngeal cancer tissue than in the normal tissues (P < 0.05). Decreased expression of EMP1 was significantly correlated with T stages, lymph node metastasis, clinic stage, and histological grade of patients with nasopharyngeal cancer (P < 0.05). Meanwhile, the loss of EMP1 expression correlated significantly with poor overall survival time by Kaplan-Meier analysis (P < 0.05). The result of biological function has shown that CNE2 cell-transfected EMP1 had a lower survival fraction, higher cell apoptosis, significant decrease in migration and invasion, higher caspase-9, and lower vascular endothelial growth factor C protein expression compared with CNE2 cell-untransfected EMP1 (P < 0.05). EMP1 expression decreased in nasopharyngeal cancer and correlated significantly T stages, lymph node metastasis, clinic stage, histological grade, and poor overall survival, suggesting that EMP1 may play important roles as a negative regulator to nasopharyngeal cancer cell. © 2013 International Society of Oncology and BioMarkers (ISOBM).


Zhang Y.,Peking University | Wen Z.,Tongji University | Guan L.,Peking University | Jiang P.,Tongji University | And 4 more authors.
Anesthesiology | Year: 2015

Background: Systemic inflammation is a key feature in acid aspiration-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), but the factors that trigger inflammation are unclear. The authors hypothesize that extracellular histones, a newly identified inflammatory mediator, play important roles in the pathogenesis of ARDS. Methods: The authors used a hydrochloric acid aspiration-induced ARDS model to investigate whether extracellular histones are pathogenic and whether targeting histones are protective. Exogenous histones and antihistone antibody were administered to mice. Heparin can bind to histones, so the authors studied whether heparin could protect from ARDS using cell and mouse models. Furthermore, the authors analyzed whether extracellular histones are clinically involved in ARDS patients caused by gastric aspiration. Results: Extracellular histones in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of acid-treated mice were significantly higher (1.832 ± 0.698) at 3 h after injury than in sham-treated group (0.63 ± 0.153; P = 0.0252, n = 5 per group). Elevated histones may originate from damaged lung cells and neutrophil infiltration. Exogenous histones aggravated lung injury, whereas antihistone antibody markedly attenuated the intensity of ARDS. Notably, heparin provided a similar protective effect against ARDS. Analysis of plasma from ARDS patients (n = 21) showed elevated histones were significantly correlated with the degree of ARDS and were higher in nonsurvivors (2.723 ± 0.2933, n = 7) than in survivors (1.725 ± 0.1787, P = 0.006, n = 14). Conclusion: Extracellular histones may play a contributory role toward ARDS by promoting tissue damage and systemic inflammation and may become a novel marker reflecting disease activity. Targeting histones by neutralizing antibody or heparin shows potent protective effects, suggesting a potentially therapeutic strategy. Copyright © 2014, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc.


Ma C.,First Hospital of Qinhuangdao | Lu Q.,First Hospital of Qinhuangdao | Yin F.,First Hospital of Qinhuangdao
Clinical and Experimental Hypertension | Year: 2016

Objectives: This study evaluated the accuracy of modified blood pressure-to-height ratio (MBPHR) for identifying hypertension in Han children aged 7-12 years. Methods: In 2011, anthropometric measurements were assessed in a cross-sectional population-based study of 1352 Han children aged 7-12 years. Elevated blood pressure was defined according to the 2004 National High Blood Pressure Education Program Working Group definition (as gold standard). The following equations for MBPHR were used: modified systolic blood pressure to height ratio(MSBPHR) = SBP(mmHg)/(height(cm) + 7 × (13 - age(years))), modified diastolic blood pressure to height ratio (MDBPHR) = DBP(mmHg)/(height(cm) + 7 × (13 - age(years))). Receiver operating characteristic curve analyses were performed to assess the accuracy of MSBPHR and MDBPHR as diagnostic tests for elevated SBP and DBP, respectively. Results: The accuracy of MSBPHR and MDBPHR (assessed by area under the curve) for identifying elevated SBP and DBP were over 0.85 (0.953-1.000). When elevated blood pressure was defined by MBPHR (age-dependent cut-off point), the sensitivities were 99.1% in boys and 97.0% in girls and the specificities were 89.0% in boys and 92.3% in girls. When elevated blood pressure was defined by MBPHR (non-age-dependent cut-off point), the sensitivities were 96.4% in boys and 99.2% in girls and the specificities were 81.2% in boys and 75.5% in girls. Conclusions: MBPHR is an accurate index for screening hypertension in children, but is not superior to BPHR. Compared with age-dependent BPHR cutoff points, non-age-dependent MBPHR cut-off point is simple but increase the proportion of reexamination. © 2016 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.


Fu Z.,First Hospital of Qinhuangdao | Sun G.,First Hospital of Qinhuangdao | Gu T.,First Hospital of Qinhuangdao
Tumor Biology | Year: 2014

This study aimed to analyze the expression, clinical significance of proto-oncogene in non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and the biological effect in its cell line by siRNA targeting wild-type p53-induced phosphatase 1 (Wip1). Immunohistochemistry and reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) were, respectively, used to analyze Wip1 protein expression in 75 cases of NSCLC and normal tissues to study the relationship between Wip1 expression and clinical parameters. Wip1 siRNA was transiently transfected into papillary NSCLC H1299 cell by liposome-mediated method and was detected by RT-PCR and Western blot. MTT assay, cell apoptosis, and cell cycle were also conducted as to the influence of the downregulated expression of Wip1 that might be found on H1299 cells biological effect. The positive rates of Wip1 protein was 69.3 % in NSCLC tissues but 16.0 % expressed in normal tissues (P < 0.05). The relative content of Wip1 mRNA was 0.785 ± 0.062 and 0.147 ± 0.020 in NSCLC tissues and normal tissues, respectively, with significant differences between the two types (P < 0.05). There were no significant differences between Wip1 expression and sex, age, tumor size, and pathological types (P > 0.05). However, there were significant differences between Wip1 expression and lymph node metastasis, clinical stages, and tumor differentiation (P < 0.05). Individuals with positive and negative levels of Wip1 expression showed were statistically significant differences in the 5-year overall survival rate (P < 0.05). RT-PCR and Western blot showed that H1299 cell transfected Wip1 siRNA had a lower relative expressive content than normal cell (P < 0.05). MTT assay, cell apoptosis, and cell cycles demonstrated that H1299 cell transfected Wip1 siRNA had a lower survival fraction, higher cell apoptosis, more percentage of the G0/G1 phases, and lower cells in the S phases (P < 0.05). Wip1 protein and mRNA were increased in NSCLC, specifically in lymph node metastasis, clinical stages, and tumor differentiation. Wip1 may be involved in the biological processes of NSCLC cell proliferation, cell apoptosis, and cell cycle. © 2013 International Society of Oncology and BioMarkers (ISOBM).

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