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Zhao Z.-S.,Zhejiang Provincial Peoples Hospital | Chu Y.-Q.,The First Hospital of Jiaxing | Ye Z.-Y.,Zhejiang Provincial Peoples Hospital | Wang Y.-Y.,Zhejiang Provincial Peoples Hospital | Tao H.-Q.,Zhejiang Provincial Peoples Hospital
Human Pathology | Year: 2010

Matrix metalloproteinase 11 (stromelysin-3) has recently been reported to play a key role in human tumor progression and poor clinical outcome. The aim of this study was to investigate the significance of matrix metalloproteinase 11 expression in gastric cancer. Using real-time quantitative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction analysis and immunohistochemistry, we studied matrix metalloproteinase 11 expression levels in non-malignant gastric tissues and in gastric cancer tissues. The association between matrix metalloproteinase 11 expression levels and tumor stage and grade, as well as metastatic potential, was analyzed. Our results show that matrix metalloproteinase 11 expression was significantly higher in gastric cancer specimens compared with nonmalignant tissues at both transcriptional and protein levels, indicating its positive role in the development of gastric cancer. In addition, increased matrix metalloproteinase 11 expression levels were associated with advanced-stage and high-grade tumors, suggesting its involvement in the progression of gastric cancer. More importantly, increased matrix metalloproteinase 11 expression in gastric cancer specimens was correlated with increased expression of IGF-1, a molecule known to stimulate the proliferation, enhanced survival, and migration of cancer cells. Our results demonstrate that matrix metalloproteinase 11 is a novel factor in the development and progression of gastric cancer and suggest that matrix metalloproteinase 11 is a marker for advanced gastric cancer. Crown Copyright © 2010. Source

Wang C.,Zhejiang University | Liu C.-M.,Zhejiang University | Wei L.-L.,The Sixth Hospital of Shaoxing | Pan Z.-F.,The First Hospital of Jiaxing | And 6 more authors.
International Journal of Biological Sciences | Year: 2016

The epidemic of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), especially multidrug-resistance tuberculosis (MDR-TB) presented a major challenge for TB treatment today. We performed iTRAQ labeling coupled with two-dimensional liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (2D LC-MS/MS) and Solexa sequencing among MDR-TB patients, drug-sensitive tuberculosis (DS-TB) patients, and healthy controls. A total of 50 differentially expressed proteins and 43 differentially expressed miRNAs (fold change >1.50 or <0.60, P<0.05) were identified in the MDR-TB patients compared to both DS-TB patients and healthy controls. We found that 22.00% of differentially expressed proteins and 32.56% of differentially expressed miRNAs were related, and could construct a network mainly in complement and coagulation cascades. Significant differences in CD44 antigen (CD44), coagulation factor XI (F11), kininogen-1 (KNG1), miR-4433b-5p, miR-424-5p, and miR-199b-5p were found among MDR-TB patients, DS-TB patients and healthy controls (P<0.05) by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and SYBR green qRT-PCR validation. A strong negative correlation, consistent with the target gene prediction, was found between miR-199b-5p and KNG1 (r=-0.232, P=0.017). Moreover, we established the MDR-TB diagnostic model based on five biomarkers (CD44, KNG1, miR-4433b-5p, miR-424-5p, and miR-199b-5p). Our study proposes potential biomarkers for MDR-TB diagnosis, and also provides a new experimental basis to understand the pathogenesis of MDR-TB. © Ivyspring International Publisher. Source

Zhao J.-N.,The First Hospital of Jiaxing | Liu Y.,Shandong University | Li H.-C.,Shandong University
BMC Pulmonary Medicine | Year: 2016

Background: Acute stroke patients suffering from aspiration may present with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). There is still a lack of convincing data about the efficacy of corticosteroids in the treatment of aspiration-related ARDS. Therefore, we evaluated the clinical impact of corticosteroids on aspiration-related ARDS. Methods: Between 2012 and 2014, we conducted a retrospective study among acute stroke patients diagnosed with aspiration-related ARDS. The data analyzed included demographic characteristics, clinical manifestations, laboratory examinations, chest imaging, and hospital discharge status. Results: Seventy-three acute stroke patients were diagnosed with aspiration-related ARDS. The hospital mortality rate was 39.7%. Corticosteroids were administered in 47 patients (64.4%). The mean dosage was 1.14 (standard deviation [SD] 0.47) mg/kg daily of methylprednisolone (or an equivalent) by intravenous infusion for a period of 7.3 (SD 3.8) days. Ground glass opacities in chest computed tomography images were resolved when corticosteroids were administered. The admission National Institute of Health Stroke Scale score (odds ratio [OR] 5.17, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.27-10.64) and Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II score (OR 2.00, 95% CI 1.12-3.56) were associated with an increased risk of hospital mortality, while albumin (OR 0.81, 95% CI 0.64-0.92) and corticosteroids therapy (OR 0.50, 95% CI 0.35-0.70) were associated with a decreased risk. Conclusions: Low-dose and short-term corticosteroid therapy may have an impact on survival in aspiration-related ARDS. The presence of ground glass opacities on the chest computed tomography, performed to rule out aspiration-related ARDS, could be translated into an increased possibility of positive response to corticosteroid therapy. © 2016 Zhao et al. Source

Jiang J.,The First Hospital of Jiaxing | Liu L.-Y.,Zhejiang Key Laboratory of Radiation Oncology
Oncology Letters | Year: 2015

Zinc finger protein X-linked (ZFX) is a zinc finger transcription factor and plays a significant role in the self-renewal ability of embryonic stem cells and various cancers. However, its expression and function in colorectal cancer (CRC) remain unclear. In the present study, we evaluated the expression of ZFX in CRC using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR), western blot analysis and immunohistochemistry (IHC), and further explored its potential functions in CRC cell lines using cell counting kit-8 and Transwell invasion assays. qPCR and western blot analysis revealed that ZFX was significantly upregulated in CRC tissues; IHC further confirmed this finding, revealing that higher expression of ZFX was significantly associated with larger tumor size (P=0.01), higher pathological stage (P=0.02), depth of invasion (P=0.047), lymph node invasion (P=0.02) and higher American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) stage (P=0.04). CRC patients with higher ZFX expression also exhibited significantly shorter survival times (P=0.019). Moreover, knockdown of ZFX significantly suppressed proliferation and invasion in CRC cell lines HCT116 and LoVo. These results suggest that ZFX plays a notable role in CRC tumorigenicity and may serve as a novel marker and therapeutic target for CRC. © 2015, Spandidos Publications. All rights reserved. Source

Wang C.,Zhejiang University | Chen Z.-L.,Zhejiang University | Pan Z.-F.,The First Hospital of Jiaxing | Wei L.-L.,The Sixth Hospital of Shaoxing | And 6 more authors.
International Journal of Biological Sciences | Year: 2014

The association between NOD2 and tuberculosis (TB) risk has been reported widely, but the results of previous studies remained controversial and ambiguous. To assess the association between NOD2 polymorphisms and TB risk, a meta-analysis was performed. A literature search was conducted by using the PubMed, Ovid, ISI Web of Knowledge, Elsevier ScienceDirect, and Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI). We identified the data from all articles estimating the association between NOD2 polymorphisms and TB risk. In total, 2,215 cases and 1,491 controls in 7 case-control studies were included. In meta-analysis, we found significant association between the Arg702Trp polymorphism and TB risk (OR = 0.43, 95% CI = 0.20-0.90, P = 0.02). However, no significant association was found between the Arg587Arg (OR = 1.31, 95% CI = 0.83-2.07, P = 0.25) and Gly908Arg (OR = 0.78, 95% CI = 0.21-2.87, P = 0.71) polymorphisms and TB risk. The present meta-analysis suggested that NOD2 Arg702Trp polymorphism was likely to be a protective factor for TB. However, the Arg587Arg and Gly908Arg polymorphisms might not be the genetic risk factors for TB susceptibility. © Ivyspring International Publisher. Source

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