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MicroRNA-9 inhibits proliferation and progression in retinoblastoma cells by targeting PTEN.

Genes Genomics 2021 Jun 15. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Department of Anesthesia Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Baotou Medical College, Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology, Baotou, 014010, Inner Mongolia, China.

Background: Retinoblastoma (RB) is the most prevalent primary intraocular malignancy, which commonly occurs during infant and childhood.

Objective: Our study aimed to investigate whether microRNA-9 (miR-9) could regulate RB cells and its mechanism.

Methods: qRT-PCR analysis was used to detect the expression of miR-9. Read More

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Long non-coding RNA NORAD inhibition upregulates microRNA-323a-3p to suppress tumorigenesis and development of breast cancer through the PUM1/eIF2 axis.

Cell Cycle 2021 Jun 14:1-13. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Thyroid and Breast Surgery, The Central Hospital of Wuhan, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China.

Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are known to competitively bind with microRNAs (miRNAs) to participate in human cancers. We aim to explore the role of non-coding RNA activated by DNA damage (NORAD) binding to miR-323a-3p in breast cancer (BC) with the involvement of pumilio RNA-binding family member 1 (PUM1)/eukaryotic initiation factor 2 (eIF2) axis. Expression of NORAD, miR-323a-3p and PUM1 in tissues and cell lines was detected, and the correlation between NORAD expression and clinicopathological features of BC patients was analyzed. Read More

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Hepatoma Cell-Derived Extracellular Vesicles Promote Liver Cancer Metastasis by Inducing the Differentiation of Bone Marrow Stem Cells Through microRNA-181d-5p and the FAK/Src Pathway.

Front Cell Dev Biol 2021 28;9:607001. Epub 2021 May 28.

Clinic Medicine Research Center of Hepatobiliary Diseases, Guangxi, China.

Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) are beneficial to repair the damaged liver. Tumor-derived extracellular vesicles (EV) are notorious in tumor metastasis. But the mechanism underlying hepatoma cell-derived EVs in BMSCs and liver cancer remains unclear. Read More

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Using Liposomes to Alleviate the Toxicity of Chelerythrine, a Natural PKC Inhibitor, in Treating Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

Front Oncol 2021 27;11:658543. Epub 2021 May 27.

School of Pharmacy, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China.

Aim Of The Study: CHE can inhibit the proliferation of lung cancer cells and induce apoptosis. However, despite having toxicity, CHE has not been thoroughly investigated in term of its antitumor effect. The present study evaluated the antitumor effect of CHE on non-small cell lung cancer cell line HCC827. Read More

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AXL Overexpression in Tumor-Derived Endothelial Cells Promotes Vessel Metastasis in Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma.

Front Oncol 2021 27;11:650963. Epub 2021 May 27.

Department of Hepatic Surgery VI, Eastern Hepatobiliary Surgery Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.

Portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT) is one of the most serious forms of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) vessel metastasis and has a poor survival rate. However, the molecular mechanism of PVTT has not yet been elucidated. In this study, the molecular mechanism of AXL expressed in tumor-derived endothelial cells (TECs) in vessel metastasis was investigated. Read More

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Antifreeze Protein Supplementation During the Warming of Vitrified Bovine Ovarian Tissue Can Improve the Ovarian Tissue Quality After Xenotransplantation.

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 2021 28;12:672619. Epub 2021 May 28.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.

The occurrence of ice crystallization during ovarian tissue (OT) cryopreservation causes unavoidable cryodamage, and ice recrystallization during the warming is more detrimental than ice crystallization. Here, we investigated that antifreeze protein (AFP) treatment during the warming procedure can improve the bovine OT quality after xenotransplantation (XT). Bovine OTs (n=120) were evenly assigned to four groups: fresh, vitrified-warmed, vitrified-warmed with 10 mg/mL Leucosporidium ice-binding protein (LeIBP, a type of AFP) (LeIBP-10), and vitrified-warmed with 20 mg/mL LeIBP (LeiBP-20). Read More

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The Ethyl Acetate Extract From Promotes Apoptosis of Gastric Cancer Cells Through Mitochondria Regulation by PHB.

Front Pharmacol 2021 28;12:635467. Epub 2021 May 28.

Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, China.

To investigate the effect of ethyl acetate extract from (COE) on gastric cancer cell apoptosis and reveal its underlying molecular mechanism. In addition, it was aimed to stablish a theoretical basis for the clinical application of in the gastric cancer treatment. Western blot and RT-qPCR were used to detect mRNA and protein expression of PHB in gastric cancer and adjacent tissues. Read More

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Multi-functional carboxymethyl chitin-based nanoparticles for modulation of tumor-associated macrophage polarity.

Carbohydr Polym 2021 Sep 24;267:118245. Epub 2021 May 24.

Key Laboratory of Coal Conversion and New Carbon Materials of Hubei Province, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430081, China; State Key Laboratory of Separation Membranes and Membrane Process, School and Chemical Engineering & School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tiangong University, Tianjin 300378, China; College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei 430072, China. Electronic address:

Current challenge of using cytokines is its poor distribution and systemic side effects. To avoid this issue, we prepared the tumor-targeted and microenvironment-responsive nanocarriers (TRN), which were consisted of α-tocopheryl succinate (α-TOS) loaded mesoporous silica nanoparticles as cores, and surface-modified by thioketal-linkage, electrostatically coated with carboxymethyl chitin, and further anchored glucose-regulated protein 78-binding peptide as shells for encapsulating IL-12. TRN showed a size of 260 nm after encapsulated IL-12 and α-TOS with loading content of 0. Read More

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Targeted imaging of esophageal adenocarcinoma with a near-infrared fluorescent peptide.

BMC Gastroenterol 2021 Jun 12;21(1):260. Epub 2021 Jun 12.

State Key Laboratory of Cancer Biology, National Clinical Research Center for Digestive Diseases and Xijing Hospital of Digestive Diseases, Fourth Military Medical University, 127 Changle West Road, Xi'an, 710032, Shaanxi, People's Republic of China.

Background: Targeted optical imaging offers a noninvasive and accurate method for the early detection of gastrointestinal tumors, especially for flat appearances. In our previous study, a sequence of SNFYMPL (SNF) was identified as a specific peptide to bind to esophageal carcinoma using phage-display technology. This study aimed to evaluate the tumor-targeting efficacy of Cy5. Read More

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Total saponins from Tupistra chinensis baker inhibits growth of human gastric cancer cells in vitro and in vivo.

J Ethnopharmacol 2021 Jun 9;278:114323. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

School of Pharmacy, Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, Guangzhou, 510006, China; Guangdong Engineering Research Center for Lead Compounds & Drug Discovery, Guangzhou, 510006, China. Electronic address:

Ethnopharmacological Relevance: Tupistra chinensis Baker (syn. Rohdea chinensis), an antitumor folk herb mainly distributed in China, its rhizome has been historically used to treat gastric cancer. Studies showed that the steroidal saponins were the main bioactive components in the rhizome of T. Read More

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Novel small molecule inhibitors of the transcription factor ETS-1 and their antitumor activity against hepatocellular carcinoma.

Eur J Pharmacol 2021 Jun 8;906:174214. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Harbin Medical University Cancer Hospital, Harbin, Heilongjiang, 150040, China. Electronic address:

The transcription factor ETS-1 (E26 transformation specific sequence 1) is the key regulator for malignant tumor cell proliferation and invasion by mediating the transcription of the invasion/migration related factors, e.g. MMPs (matrix metalloproteinases). Read More

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Early Changes in [F]FDG Uptake as a Readout for PI3K/Akt/mTOR Targeted Drugs in HER-2-Positive Cancer Xenografts.

Mol Imaging 2021 25;2021:5594514. Epub 2021 May 25.

Molecular Imaging Center Antwerp, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, B-2610 Wilrijk, Belgium.

We investigated the potential use of [F]FDG PET as a response biomarker for PI3K pathway targeting therapies in two HER-2-overexpressing cancer models. . CD-1 nude mice were inoculated with HER-2-overexpressing JIMT1 (trastuzumab-resistant) or SKOV3 (trastuzumab-sensitive) human cancer cells. Read More

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Liposome-Coated Arsenic-Manganese Complex for Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided Synergistic Therapy Against Carcinoma.

Int J Nanomedicine 2021 1;16:3775-3788. Epub 2021 Jun 1.

Department of Radiology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen Medical College, Xiamen, Fujian Province, 361023, People's Republic of China.

Purpose: A liposome-coated arsenic-manganese complex, denoted as [email protected] was constructed for the targeted delivery of arsenic trioxide (ATO) against carcinoma.

Methods: Arsenite, the prodrug of ATO, was encapsulated within a liposome via electrostatic interaction with the manganese ions. The as-prepared material was characterized with dynamic light scattering and transmission electron microscopy. Read More

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Polysaccharides from Ganoderma Sinense - rice bran fermentation products and their anti-tumor activities on non-small-cell lung cancer.

BMC Complement Med Ther 2021 Jun 10;21(1):169. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Academy of National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration, Beijing, 100037, P. R. China.

Background: Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts more than 80% of the lung cancer cases. Polysaccharides in rice bran and its fermentation products have been proven to suppress many cancers. However, the report on inhibiting NSCLC is few. Read More

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Co-expression of low-risk HPV E6/E7 and EBV LMP-1 leads to precancerous lesions by DNA damage.

BMC Cancer 2021 Jun 10;21(1):688. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Division of Morphological Pathology, Department of Basic Laboratory Sciences, School of Health Sciences, University of the Ryukyus, 207 Uehara, Nishihara, Okinawa, 903-0215, Japan.

Background: Low-risk human papillomavirus (HPV), such as types 6 and 11, is considered non-oncogenic, but these types have been detected in oral cancer tissue samples, suggesting their possible involvement in oral carcinogenesis. Because double infection of high-risk HPV and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is known to be involved in oral carcinogenesis, we hypothesized that low-risk HPV and EBV co-infection can transform the oral cells. To verify our hypothesis, we evaluated the transformation activity of cell lines expressing both low-risk HPV E6/E7 and EBV LMP-1. Read More

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Inhibition of Pim-2 kinase by LT-171-861 promotes DNA damage and exhibits enhanced lethal effects with PARP inhibitor in multiple myeloma.

Biochem Pharmacol 2021 Jun 7;190:114648. Epub 2021 Jun 7.

State Key Laboratory of Natural Medicines, Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Carcinogenesis and Intervention, Department of Physiology, School of Basic Medicine and Clinical Pharmacy, China Pharmaceutical University, 24 Tongjiaxiang, Nanjing 210009, People's Republic of China. Electronic address:

Multiple myeloma (MM) is a malignancy of antibody-producing plasma cells with genomic instability and genetic abnormality as its two hallmarks. Therefore, DNA damage is pervasive in MM cells, which indicates irregular DNA damage response (DDR) pathway. In this study, we demonstrated that LT-171-861, a multiple kinase inhibitor, could inhibit proliferation and induce apoptosis in MM cells. Read More

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Adipose matrix complex: a high-rigidity collagen-rich adipose-derived material for fat grafting.

Aging (Albany NY) 2021 Jun 9;13. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, P.R. China.

Due to the low percentage of collagen, the rigid support capacity of fat grafts remains unsatisfactory for some clinical applications. In this study, we evaluated a strategy in which adipose matrix complex (AMC) was collected via a mechanical process and transplanted for supportive filling of the face. Our AMC samples were collected from adipose tissue by a filter device consisting of a sleeve, three internal sieves, and a filter bag (100 mesh). Read More

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Hyperthermia generated by magnetic nanoparticles for effective treatment of disseminated peritoneal cancer in an orthotopic nude-mouse model.

Cell Cycle 2021 Jun 10:1-12. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan.

Magnetic hyperthermia (MHT), which combines magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) with an alternating magnetic field (AMF), holds promise as a cancer therapy. There have been many studies about hyperthermia, most of which have been performed by direct injection of MNPs into tumor tissues. However, there have been no reports of treating peritoneal disseminated disease with MHT to date. Read More

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YB1 regulates miR-205/200b-ZEB1 axis by inhibiting microRNA maturation in hepatocellular carcinoma.

Cancer Commun (Lond) 2021 Jun 10. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

CAS Key Laboratory of Separation Science for Analytical Chemistry, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian, Liaoning, 116023, P. R. China.

Background: Y-box binding protein 1 (YB1 or YBX1) plays a critical role in tumorigenesis and cancer progression. However, whether YB1 affects malignant transformation by modulating non-coding RNAs remains largely unknown. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between YB1 and microRNAs and reveal the underlying mechanism by which YB1 impacts on tumor malignancy via miRNAs-mediated regulatory network. Read More

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lncRNA NEAT1 facilitates the progression of colorectal cancer via the KDM5A/Cul4A and Wnt signaling pathway.

Int J Oncol 2021 07 10;59(1). Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of General Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215004, P.R. China.

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a major cause of cancer‑related mortality. The aberrant expression of long non‑coding RNAs (lncRNAs) is implicated in the pathogenesis of CRC. The present study investigated the role of lncRNA nuclear paraspeckle assembly transcript 1 (NEAT1) in CRC. Read More

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miR‑483 promotes the development of colorectal cancer by inhibiting the expression level of EI24.

Mol Med Rep 2021 Aug 10;24(2). Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Xijing Hospital of Digestive Diseases, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710032, P.R. China.

MicroRNAs (miRs) serve an important role in cell differentiation, proliferation and apoptosis by negatively regulating gene expression at the transcriptional or post‑transcriptional level. EI24 autophagy associated transmembrane protein (EI24) is a tumor suppressor gene that serves an important role in the occurrence and development of digestive system tumors. However, little is known regarding the relationship between EI24 and the prognosis of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). Read More

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Intramuscular Expression of Plasmid-Encoded FVII-Fc Immunoconjugate for Tumor Immunotherapy by Targeting Tumoral Blood Vessels and Cells.

Front Oncol 2021 24;11:638591. Epub 2021 May 24.

National Engineering Research Center for Biomaterials, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

Tissue factor (TF) has been confirmed to be specifically expressed by vascular endothelial cells (VECs) in solid tumors and certain types of malignant tumor cells. Coagulation factor VII (FVII) can specifically bind to TF with high affinity, so the FVII-TF interaction provides an ideal target for tumor therapy. Expression of proteins in skeletal muscles is a simple and economical avenue for continuous production of therapeutic molecules. Read More

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CD151 drives cancer progression depending on integrin α3β1 through EGFR signaling in non-small cell lung cancer.

J Exp Clin Cancer Res 2021 Jun 9;40(1):192. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, the First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, 215006, China.

Background: Tetraspanins CD151, a transmembrane 4 superfamily protein, has been identified participating in the initiation of a variety of cancers. However, the precise function of CD151 in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains unclear. Here, we addressed the pro-tumoral role of CD151 in NSCLC by targeting EGFR/ErbB2 which favors tumor proliferation, migration and invasion. Read More

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Natural product triptolide induces GSDME-mediated pyroptosis in head and neck cancer through suppressing mitochondrial hexokinase-ΙΙ.

J Exp Clin Cancer Res 2021 Jun 9;40(1):190. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Hunan Provincial Cancer Hospital and Cancer Hospital Affiliated to Xiangya Medical School, Central South University, Tongzipo Road, Changsha, 410013, Hunan, China.

Background: Pyroptosis is a lytic cell death form executed by gasdermins family proteins. Induction of tumor pyroptosis promotes anti-tumor immunity and is a potential cancer treatment strategy. Triptolide (TPL) is a natural product isolated from the traditional Chinese herb which possesses potent anti-tumor activity in human cancers. Read More

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TOOLBOX: Strep‑Tagged nano‑assemblies of antibody‑drug‑conjugates (ADC) for modular and conditional cancer drugging Corrigendum in /10.3892/or.2021.8110.

Oncol Rep 2021 05 9;45(5). Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Oncogenomics and Epigenetics, IRCCS Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, I‑00144 Rome, Italy.

Herein, we describe TOOLBOX, a 3‑step modular nano‑assembly targeting system that permits the combinatorial exchange of antibody specificities and toxic payloads, introducing modularity in antibody‑drug conjugate (ADC) manufacturing. TOOLBOX integrates 3 building blocks: i) a recombinant antibody fragment (that in the selected setting targets the proto‑oncogene ERBB2) genetically fused to an 8 amino acid Strep‑Tag; ii) a multivalent protein adapter, called Strep‑Tactin; iii) two anticancer agents, e.g. Read More

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The oncogenic role of the cerebral endothelial cell adhesion molecule (CERCAM) in bladder cancer cells in vitro and in vivo.

Cancer Med 2021 Jun 8. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Deportment of urology, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, China.

Bladder cancer is a menace to global health worldwide due to its high recurrence rate and its progression to invasive muscular complications. Cell adhesion molecules play an intricate role in cancer migration, growth, and invasion. Therefore, through bioinformatics analysis, it was found that the higher cerebral endothelial cell adhesion molecule (CERCAM) predicted lower chance in bladder cancer patient survival; subsequently, in vitro and in vivo investigations were performed to evaluate the specific effects of CERCAM on bladder cancer cell phenotypes and tumor growth in mice model. Read More

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PRMT5-mediated arginine methylation activates AKT kinase to govern tumorigenesis.

Nat Commun 2021 06 8;12(1):3444. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA.

AKT is involved in a number of key cellular processes including cell proliferation, apoptosis and metabolism. Hyperactivation of AKT is associated with many pathological conditions, particularly cancers. Emerging evidence indicates that arginine methylation is involved in modulating AKT signaling pathway. Read More

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A PROTAC peptide induces durable β-catenin degradation and suppresses Wnt-dependent intestinal cancer.

Cell Discov 2020 Jun 9;6(1):35. Epub 2020 Jun 9.

The State Key Laboratory of Membrane Biology, Tsinghua-Peking Center for Life Sciences, School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, 100084, Beijing, China.

Aberrant activation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling has been associated with the onset and progression of many types of tumors and thus β-catenin represents one attractive intracellular target for cancer therapy. Based on the Axin-derived peptide that binds to β-catenin, two stapled peptides SAHPA1 and xStAx were reported to enhance or impair Wnt/β-catenin signaling, respectively. In this study, we designed PROTACs (proteolysis targeting chimeras) by coupling SAHPA1 or xStAx with the VHL ligand to achieve efficient β-catenin degradation. Read More

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Iminodibenzyl redirected cyclooxygenase-2 catalyzed dihomo-γ-linolenic acid peroxidation pattern in lung cancer.

Free Radic Biol Med 2021 Jun 6;172:167-180. Epub 2021 Jun 6.

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, USA. Electronic address:

Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) is up-regulated by redox imbalance and is considered a target for cancer therapy. The rationale of the COX-2 inhibitor lies in suppressing COX-2 catalyzed peroxidation of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), which are essential and pervasive in our daily diet. However, COX-2 inhibitors fail to improve cancer patients' survival and may lead to severe side effects. Read More

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Silencing of cystatin SN (CST1) abrogates cancer progression and stem cell properties in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC).

FEBS Open Bio 2021 Jun 8. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Department of Ultrasound, First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Liyushan South Road No.137, Urumqi, 830054, People's Republic of China.

Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) accounts for approximately 80% of total thyroid cancer worldwide. Although the prognosis for early-stage PTC is favorable, the 5-year survival rate of patients with late-stage PTC is still very poor. Cystatin SN (cystatin 1, CST1) facilitates the progression of multiple cancers, but its role in regulating papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) pathogenesis is still largely unknown. Read More

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