Publications by authors named "Da-Yang Hui"

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Liver involvement in patients with erythropoietic protoporphyria: retrospective analysis of clinicopathological features of 5 cases.

Ann Diagn Pathol 2022 Feb 17;56:151859. Epub 2021 Nov 17.

Department of Pathology, The Third Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510000, China. Electronic address:

Erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP) is a rare inherited disease whose morbidity is about 1:75,000 to 1:200,000. It is caused by the deficiency of porphyrin ferrochelatase (FECH). Liver involvement in EPP is even rarer. The diagnosis of EPP with liver involvement mainly relies on clinical manifestations, laboratory examinations, histopathological examinations and genetic testing, which is still a huge challenge for both clinicians and pathologists. Here, 5 cases of EPP with liver injury were collected, and the clinicopathological features of these patients were analyzed. The clinical manifestations and laboratory examinations varied from person to person, whereas the liver biopsies showed that there were dark brown deposits within the hepatocytes, Kupffer cells, bile canaliculi and the lumen of bile ducts, which was a constant finding by histopathological examination. Gene tests were conducted in two of the five cases, and the results confirmed the diagnosis. Fully understanding of the diseases can help us reduce the rate of missed diagnosis and provide proper treatment as early as possible.
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February 2022

EBV-miR-BART10-3p and EBV-miR-BART22 promote metastasis of EBV-associated gastric carcinoma by activating the canonical Wnt signaling pathway.

Cell Oncol (Dordr) 2020 Oct 12;43(5):901-913. Epub 2020 Jun 12.

Department of Pathology, The Third Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, 600 Tianhe Rd, Guangzhou, 510630, China.

Purpose: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated gastric carcinoma (EBVaGC) constitutes the largest subpopulation in EBV-associated tumors worldwide. To date, 44 mature EBV-encoded microRNAs (EBV miRNAs) have been identified, but their roles in EBVaGC development are still poorly understood. In this study, we aimed to investigate the roles and targets of ebv-miR-BART10-3p (BART10-3p) and ebv-miR-BART22 (BART22) in EBVaGC.

Methods: EBV miRNA expression in EBVaGCs was evaluated by deep sequencing and qRT-PCR, and relationships between BART10-3p or BART22 expression and clinicolpathological characteristics and survival rates of patients with EBVaGC were analyzed. The roles of BART10-3p and BART22 and their underlying mechanisms were further investigated through exogenous overexpression or silencing in EBVaGC cells, and validated in clinical EBVaGC tissue samples.

Results: BART10-3p and BART22 were found to be highly expressed in the EBVaGC cell lines SNU719 and YCCEL1. Higher expression of BART10-3p or BART22 in primary EBVaGC samples was significantly associated with lymph node metastasis and a worse 5-year overall survival. BART10-3p and BART22 promoted cell migration and invasion by targeting adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) and Dickkopf 1 (DKK1), thereby activating the Wnt signaling pathway and, consequently, upregulating downstream Twist and downregulating downstream E-cadherin. In 874 primary gastric carcinoma samples, APC and DKK1 were found to be lower expressed in EBVaGC than in EBV-negative samples, and their expression levels were inversely correlated with those of BART10-3p and BART22 in 71 EBVaGC samples.

Conclusions: From our data we conclude that BART10-3p and BART22 play vital roles in promoting EBVaGC metastasis by targeting APC and DKK1 and, subsequently, activating the Wnt signaling pathway, thereby providing novel prognostic biomarkers and potential therapeutic targets for EBVaGC.
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October 2020

Is gastric lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma a special subtype of EBV-associated gastric carcinoma? New insight based on clinicopathological features and EBV genome polymorphisms.

Gastric Cancer 2015 Apr 27;18(2):246-55. Epub 2014 Apr 27.

Department of Pathology, The Third Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, No. 600 Tianhe Road, Guangzhou, 510630, China.

Background: Gastric lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) is a rare entity that is closely associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). However, the EBV latency pattern and genome polymorphisms in gastric LELC have not been systematically explored.

Methods: The clinicopathological features, EBV latency pattern and genome polymorphisms of EBV-positive gastric LELC in Guangzhou, southern China were investigated and compared with those of ordinary EBV-associated gastric carcinoma (EBVaGC) in the same area.

Results: Ten (1.42%) of 702 gastric carcinoma cases were identified as gastric LELC, in which eight (80%) cases were EBV-positive. The clinicopathological characteristics and EBV latency pattern of EBV-positive gastric LELC were similar to those of ordinary EBVaGC. In EBV genotype analysis, type A strain, type F, I, mut-W1/I, XhoI- and del-LMP1 variants were predominant among EBV-positive gastric LELCs, accounting for eight (100%), six (75%), eight (100%), seven (87.5%), five (62.5%) and six (75%) cases, respectively, which are similar to those in ordinary EBVaGC. For EBNA1 polymorphisms, the V-leu and P-ala subtypes were predominant in EBV-positive gastric LELC, which is different from the predominant V-val subtype in ordinary EBVaGC. EBV-positive gastric LELC has a favorable prognosis when compared to ordinary EBVaGC (median survival time 43.0 vs. 18.0 months).

Conclusions: Gastric LELC is strongly associated with EBV and EBV-positive gastric LELC should be regarded as a special subtype of EBVaGC. This, to our best knowledge, is the first time in the world that the EBV latency pattern and genome polymorphisms of EBV-positive gastric LELC are systematically revealed.
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April 2015

Variations of Epstein-Barr virus nuclear antigen 1 in Epstein-Barr virus-associated gastric carcinomas from Guangzhou, southern China.

PLoS One 2012 26;7(11):e50084. Epub 2012 Nov 26.

Department of Pathology, The Third Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China.

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) nuclear antigen 1 (EBNA1) is the only viral protein consistently expressed in all EBV-associated malignancies, and play a critical role in the onset, progression, and/or maintenance of these tumors. Based on the signature changes at amino acid residue 487, EBNA1 is classified into five distinct subtypes: P-ala, P-thr, V-leu, V-val and V-pro. In the present study, the sequence variations of EBNA1 in EBV-associated gastric carcinoma (EBVaGC) and throat washing (TW) samples of healthy EBV carriers in Guangzhou, southern China, where nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is endemic, were analyzed by PCR and DNA sequencing. V-val subtype was the most predominant (53.6%, 15/28) in EBVaGC, followed by P-ala (42.9%, 12/28) and V-leu (32.1%, 9/28) subtypes. In TWs of healthy EBV carriers, V-val subtype was also predominant (85.7%, 18/21). The sequence variations of EBNA1 in EBVaGC were similar to those in TW of healthy EBV carriers (p>0.05), suggesting that the EBV strains in EBVaGC might originate from the viral strains prevalent within the background population. The predominance of V-val subtype in EBVaGC in Guangzhou was similar to that in EBVaGC in northern China and Japan, but was different from that in EBVaGC in America, suggesting that the variations of EBNA1 in EBVaGC represent geographic-associated polymorphisms rather than tumor-specific mutations. In addition, the EBNA1 variations in EBVaGC in gastric remnant carcinoma were also determined. V-leu subtype was detected in all 4 (100%) cases, although 2 cases occurred as mixed infection with P-ala subtype. This is different from the predominant V-val subtype in EBVaGC in conventional gastric carcinoma, suggesting that V-leu might be a subtype that adapts particularly well to the microenvironment within the gastric stump and enters the remnant gastric mucosa epithelia easily. This, to our best knowledge, is the first investigation of EBNA1 polymorphisms in EBVaGC from endemic area of NPC.
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May 2013