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Hou J.-X.,Zhongnan Hospital | Yang X.-Q.,China Institute of Technology | Chen C.,Zhongnan Hospital | Jiang Q.,Zhongnan Hospital | And 2 more authors.
Hepato-Gastroenterology | Year: 2011

Background/Aims: To retrospectively evaluate the clinical values of C12 multi-tumor markers protein chip system in gastric cancer (GC) and screen for GC related tumor markers so as to provide a theoretical base for the establishment of GC diagnostic biochips. Methodology: The sera of 156 GC patients were detected for 12 common tumor markers using the C12 tumor markers protein chip. GC related parameters were analyzed by Kappa test and cost-effectiveness analysis to find the most optimal tumor marker combination. Results: Carbohydrate antigen (CA) 19-9 (20.5%), CA242 (19.9%), carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA, 17.3%), CA125 (7.1%) were major tumor markers increased among the 156 GC patients. Kappa test revealed 6 tumor marker combinations having strong consistency with the detection results of C12 tumor markers proteinchip, and CA19-9 plus CEA proved to be the best combination by cost-effectiveness analysis. Conclusions: C12 tumor markers protein chip system had limited value in the diagnosis of GC, and the design of chip was too complicated and costly for widespread screening among the high risk populations. Searching for new GC biomarkers and designing small diagnostic chip could significantly enhance the clinical value of tumor markers in terms of diagnostic rate and practical utility. © H.G.E. Update Medical Publishing S.A.


Liu M.,University of Nebraska Medical Center | Hou J.,University of Nebraska Medical Center | Hou J.,Zhongnan Hospital | Huang L.,University of Nebraska Medical Center | And 10 more authors.
Analytical Chemistry | Year: 2010

Here we present a novel and robust method for the identification of protein S-nitrosylation sites in complex protein mixtures. The approach utilizes the cysteinyl affinity resin to selectively enrich S-nitrosylated peptides reduced by ascorbate followed by nanoscale liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. Two alkylation agents with different added masses were employed to differentiate the S-nitrosylation sites from the non-S-nitrosylation sites. We applied this approach to MDA-MB-231 cells treated with Angeli's salt, a nitric oxide donor that has been shown to inhibit breast tumor growth and angiogenesis. A total of 162 S-nitrosylation sites were identified and an S-nitrosylation motif was revealed in our study. The 162 sites are significantly more than the number reported by previous methods, demonstrating the efficiency of our approach. Our approach will further facilitate the functional study of protein S-nitrosylation in cellular processes and may reveal new therapeutic targets. © 2010 American Chemical Society.


Liu Y.,NPO to Support Peritoneal Dissemination Treatment | Liu Y.,Kishiwada Tokushukai Hospital | Endo Y.,Kanazawa University | Fujita T.,NPO to Support Peritoneal Dissemination Treatment | And 7 more authors.
Annals of Surgical Oncology | Year: 2014

Background: We conducted a phase I clinical trial to evaluate the sensitivity, specificity, and safety of cytoreductive surgery (CRS) under aminolevulinic acid-mediated photodynamic diagnosis (ALA-PDD) plus hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) on 20 patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) from ovarian cancer and primary peritoneal carcinoma (PPC).Patients and Methods: Patients took 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) at a dose of 20 mg/kg orally with 50 mL of water 2 h before surgery. During surgery, the abdominal cavity was observed under blue light (wavelength of 440 nm) before and after CRS plus HIPEC. Specimens were excised and submitted for pathological examination to evaluate the specificity of ALA-PDD. Postoperative course was closely monitored and detailed information was recorded.Results: CRS under ALA-PDD plus HIPEC was performed 21 times in 20 patients with PC (16 ovarian cancer, 4 PPC) between June 2011 and October 2013. With the exception of 1 (5 %) patient, strong red fluorescence was detected in 19 patients with ovarian cancer, with a sensitivity of 95 %. All specimens from red fluorescent lesions were invaded by cancer cells, with a specificity of 100 %. No severe adverse events occurred during the perioperative period, with the exception of some abnormal laboratory results and mild complications. All patients were alive until the last follow-up.Conclusion: ALA-PDD provided a high sensitivity and specificity in detecting peritoneal metastasis in patients with PC from ovarian serous carcinoma and PPC. CRS under ALA-PDD plus HIPEC was a feasible and safe treatment option for patients with PC from ovarian cancer and PPC. © 2014, The Author(s).


Du C.-X.,Zhongnan Hospital | Zhang E.,CAS Wuhan Institute of Hydrobiology | Chan B.P.L.,Kadoorie Conservation China
Zootaxa | Year: 2012

Traccatichthys tuberculum, new species, is herein described from the Jian-Jiang, a coastal river in Guangdong Province, South China. Photo by Bosco P.L. Chan. This new species differs from all other Chinese congeners (i.e., T. pulcher and T. zispi) in interorbital width, caudal-peduncle length, and pectoral-fin length. It, together with T. zispi, lacks the color patterns of the dorsal and anal fins in T. pulcher, and differs from T. zispi in preanal length. Traccatichthys tuberculum, together with all other Chinese congeners, is distinct from the Vietnamese species, T. taeniatus, in the shape of the black bar on the caudal-fin base, and the color pattern of the anal fin. Copyright © 2001-2012 Magnolia Press.


Zou J.-J.,Zhongnan Hospital | Zou J.-J.,Wuhan University | Gao Y.-D.,Zhongnan Hospital | Gao Y.-D.,Wuhan University | And 4 more authors.
Journal of Applied Physiology | Year: 2011

Hyperplasia of airway smooth muscle cells (ASMCs) is a characteristic change of chronic asthma patients. However, the underlying mechanisms that trigger this process are not yet completely understood. Store-operated Ca2 + (SOC) entry (SOCE) occurs in response to the intracellular sarcoplasma reticulum (SR)/endoplasmic reticulum (ER) Ca2 + store depletion. SOCE plays an important role in regulating Ca2 + signaling and cellular responses of ASMCs. Stromal interaction molecule (STIM)1 has been proposed as an ER/SR Ca2 + sensor and translocates to the ER underneath the plasma membrane upon depletion of the ER Ca2 + store, where it interacts with Orai1, the molecular component of SOC channels, and brings about SOCE. STIM1 and Orai1 have been proved to mediate SOCE of ASMCs. In this study, we investigated whether STIM1/Orai1-mediated SOCE is involved in rat ASMC proliferation. We found that SOCE was upregulated during ASMC proliferation accompanied by a mild increase of STIM1 and a significant increase of Orai1 mRNA expression, whereas the proliferation of ASMCs was partially inhibited by the SOC channel blockers SKF-96365, NiCl 2, and BTP-2. Suppressing the mRNA expression of STIM1 or Orai1 with specific short hairpin RNA resulted in the attenuation of SOCE and ASMC proliferation. Moreover, after knockdown of STIM1 or Orai1, the SOC channel blocker SKF-96365 had no inhibitory effect on the proliferation of ASMCs anymore. These results suggested that STIM1/Orai1-mediated SOCE is involved in ASMC proliferation. © 2011 the American Physiological Society.


Peng W.,Zhongnan hospital | Peng W.,Hubei University | Zhang T.,Hubei University | Wang Y.,Zhongnan hospital
Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management | Year: 2016

Objective: To compare the sedation and analgesic effects between propofol–hydromorphone and propofol–dexmedetomidine in patients with postoperative intubation after maxillofacial plastic surgery. Methods: Forty-two patients undertaking maxillofacial plastic surgery with intubation were randomly assigned into propofol plus hydromorphone (P–H) group or propofol plus dexmedetomidine (P–D) group, receiving intravenous infusion of P–H or P–D, respectively. Cerebral state index, Ramsay sedation score, arterial blood gas analysis, and physiology indices were recorded before admission (T0), 30 minutes (T1), 1 hour (T2), 2 hours (T3), 6 hours (T4), and 12 hours after admission (T5) to intensive care unit, and 10 minutes after extubation (T6). Blood interleukin-6 was measured with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Results: There was no significant difference in arterial blood gas analysis, oxygen saturation, mean arterial pressure, and respiratory rate between two groups at all time-points (P>0.05). The changes of heart rate (at T4, T5, and T6), cerebral state index (T1, T2, T3, T4, and T5), and Ramsay score (at T3) in P–H group were significantly different from that in P–D group (P<0.05). The plasma interleukin-6 at T4 in P–H group was significantly lower than that in P–D group (P<0.05). Conclusion: The P–H approach takes advantages over P–D approach in relieving the pain and discomfort, reducing the overstimulation of sympathetic nerve and the stress level, and enhancing the tolerance of postoperative intubation after maxillofacial plastic surgery. © 2016 Peng et al.


Liu Q.,Zhongnan Hospital | Chen J.,Zhongnan Hospital | Liu L.,Zhongnan Hospital | Zhang J.,Zhongnan Hospital | And 6 more authors.
Journal of Biological Chemistry | Year: 2011

The X protein (HBx) of hepatitis B virus (HBV) is involved in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and methionine adenosyltransferase 2A (MAT2A) promotes the growth of liver cancer cells through altering S-adenosylmethionine homeostasis. Thus, we speculated that a link between HBx and MAT2A may contribute to HCC development. In this study, the effects of HBx on MAT2A expression and cell apoptosis were investigated, and the molecular mechanism by which HBx and MAT2A regulate tumorigenesis was evaluated. Results from immunohistochemistry analyses of 37 pairs of HBV-associated liver cancer tissues/corresponding peritumor tissues showed that HBx and MAT2A are highly expressed in most liver tumor tissues. Our in vitro results revealed that HBx activates MAT2A expression in a dose-dependent manner in hepatoma cells, and such regulation requires the cis-regulatory elements NF-κB and CREB on the MAT2A gene promoter. Electrophoretic mobility shift assay (EMSA) and chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) further demonstrated that HBx facilitates the binding of NF-κB and CREB to MAT2A gene promoter. In addition, overexpression of HBx or MAT2A inhibits cell apoptosis, whereas knockdown of MAT2A expression stimulates apoptosis in hepatoma cells. Furthermore, we demonstrated that HBx reduces MAT1A expression and AdoMet production but enhances MAT2β expression. Thus, we proposed that HBx activates MAT2A expression through NF-κB and CREB signaling pathways to reduce AdoMet production, inhibit hepatoma cell apoptosis, and perhaps enhance HCC development. These findings should provide new insights into our understanding how the molecular mechanisms underline the effects of HBV infection on the production of MAT2A and the development of HCC. © 2011 by The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc.


Zhang W.-B.,Zhongnan Hospital | Zhang J.-H.,Zhongnan Hospital | Pan Z.-Q.,Zhongnan Hospital | Yang Q.-S.,Zhongnan Hospital | Liu B.,Wuhan University
Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention | Year: 2012

Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is an essential enzyme involved in folate metabolism; a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) C677T has been reported to be linked with altered incidences of several diseases. We here conducted a meta-analysis of 15 published epidemiological studies with a total of 7306 cases and 8062 controls to evaluate its association with prostate cancer risk with overall and subgroup analyses. No statistical relationship was found overall with any genetic model (TT vs. CC: OR = 0.80, 95%CI = [0.62, 1.04], P = 0.094; CT vs. CC: OR = 0.97, 95%CI = [0.84; 1.12], P = 0.667; Dominant: OR = 0.94, 95%CI = [0.82; 1.07], P = 0.343; Recessive: OR = 0.81, 95%CI = [0.64; 1.04], P = 0.104), but after the exclusion of several studies, we could observe the homozygote TT to confer less susceptibility to prostate cancer in carriers; moreover, different effects of the polymorphism on prostate cancer risk was detected from subgroup analysis stratified by participants residential region: significant reduced prostate cancer risk was found to be associated with the polymorphism from Asian studies (TT vs. CC: OR = 0.47, 95%CI = [0.33; 0.67], P < 0.001; CT vs. CC: OR = 0.73, 95%CI = [0.60; 0.90], P = 0.002; Dominant: OR = 0.67, 95%CI = [0.56; 0.82], P < 0.001; Recessive: OR = 0.55, 95%CI = [0.40; 0.76], P < 0.001) while studies from Europe indicated a slight increased risk under dominant model with marginal significance (OR = 1.14, 95%CI = [0.99; 1.30], P = 0.064). Moreover, the protective effect of the polymorphism against prostate cancer was also shown by studies performed in yellow Asians (TT vs. CC: OR = 0.48, 95%CI = [0.31; 0.75], P = 0.001; CT vs. CC: OR = 0.68, 95%CI = [0.51; 0.90], P = 0.006; Dominant: OR = 0.63, 95%CI = [0.48; 0.82], P < 0.001; Recessive: OR = 0.57, 95%CI = [0.39; 0.84], P = 0.004). We propose that these phenomena should be viewed with the consideration of folate metabolism profile and different gene background as well as living habits of different populations, and more relevant studies should be conducted to confirm our hypothesis and provide a comprehensive and clear picture concerning this topic.


PubMed | Hubei University, Hubei Engineering University, Zhongnan Hospital and Renmin University of China
Type: Journal Article | Journal: International journal of oncology | Year: 2016

Metastasis is the major cause of death in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) has been observed to be one of the key regulators of metastasis in certain cancers as it confers an invasive phenotype. CD133 is a widely used cancer stem cell (CSC) marker, and CD133-positive cancer cells are thought to be tumor-initiating cells with CSC characteristics, while CXCR4, a stromal-derived-factor-1 specific chemokine receptor, is highly expressed in NSCLC tissues and participates in cancer progression by regulating cell anti-apoptosis. We previously demonstrated that CXCR4 promotes NSCLC chemoresistance by upregulating CYP1B1, however, the relationship of CD133, CXCR4 and EMT processes in NSCLC metastasis are unclear. In this study, we detected a CD133 and CXCR4 high expression in tissue specimens from 64NSCLC patients by immunohistochemistry, of which CD133 and CXCR4 were found to be positively associated with metastatic NSCLC patients. CD133 was found to promote NSCLC tumorigenesis and mediated the expression of CXCR4. Furthermore, CD133/CXCR4 co-expression was found to be an independent prognostic factor as shown by univariate and multivariate Cox regression analysis, and was observed to regulate the expression of EMT-related molecules and transcriptional factors in NSCLC. In addition, our results showed that E-cadherin and Vimentin were simultaneously downregulated and upregulated, in CD133+CXCR4+ A549 cells, respectively. While E-cadherin was upregulated and Vimentin was downregulated in metastatic NSCLC patients. Vimentin expression was also observed to have a positive correlation with CD133/CXCR4 co-expression in NSCLC patients and survival analysis results suggested that Vimentin high expression might be significantly associated with poor survival rates of the patients. Thus, these results suggest that the CD133/CXCR4/EMT axis may be a prognostic marker and may provide novel targets for combinational therapies in the treatment of NSCLC.


Li W.,Cleveland Clinic | Vassil A.,Cleveland Clinic | Zhong Y.,Zhongnan Hospital | Xia P.,Cleveland Clinic
Medical Physics | Year: 2013

Purpose: To evaluate the feasibility of daily dose monitoring using a patient specific atlas-based autosegmentation method on diagnostic quality verification images. Methods: Seven patients, who were treated for prostate cancer with intensity modulated radiotherapy under daily imaging guidance of a CT-on-rails system, were selected for this study. The prostate, rectum, and bladder were manually contoured on the first six and last seven sets of daily verification images. For each patient, three patient specific atlases were constructed using manual contours from planning CT alone (1-image atlas), planning CT plus first three verification CTs (4-image atlas), and planning CT plus first six verification CTs (7-image atlas). These atlases were subsequently applied to the last seven verification image sets of the same patient to generate the auto-contours. Daily dose was calculated by applying the original treatment plans to the daily beam isocenters. The autocontours and manual contours were compared geometrically using the dice similarity coefficient (DSC), and dosimetrically using the dose to 99% of the prostate CTV (D99) and the D5 of rectum and bladder. Results: The DSC of the autocontours obtained with the 4-image atlases were 87.0% ± 3.3%, 84.7% ± 8.6%, and 93.6% ± 4.3% for the prostate, rectum, and bladder, respectively. These indices were higher than those from the 1-image atlases (p < 0.01) and comparable to those from the 7-image atlases (p > 0.05). Daily prostate D99 of the autocontours was comparable to those of the manual contours (p = 0.55). For the bladder and rectum, the daily D5 were 95.5% ± 5.9% and 99.1% ± 2.6% of the planned D5 for the autocontours compared to 95.3% ± 6.7% (p = 0.58) and 99.8% ± 2.3% (p < 0.01) for the manual contours. Conclusions: With patient specific 4-image atlases, atlas-based autosegmentation can adequately facilitate daily dose monitoring for prostate cancer. © 2013 American Association of Physicists in Medicine.

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