Ying-Tang Gao

The Third People's Hospital, Shen-ch’üan-shih, Zhejiang Sheng, China

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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the role of absent ductular reaction (DR) at hepatocellular-stromal boundaries in early stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with cirrhosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B. Cytokeratin (CK)7 and CK19 expression was detected by the SP immunohistochemistry method in 112 hepatic nodules taken from 20 cases of early HCC, 26 cases of HCC with nodules more than 3 cm, 20 cases of high-grade dysplastic nodule (HGDN), 26 cases of low-grade dysplastic nodule (LGDN), and 20 cases of cirrhosis (CIR). DR/CK7 and DR/CK19 were assessed separately on a semi-quantitative scale and statistically analyzed. The mean age of the patients in the study was 53.71 years-old, and the study population consisted of 73 males and 39 females. The follow-up time ranged from 3 to 90 months. Positive CK7 and CK19 staining was detected in the cytoplasm of DR-positive hepatobiliary cells, interlobular bile duct, and a portion of hepatic cells. All of the DR/CK7- and DR/CK19-positive cells were localized around the non-invasive nodules. Specimens with focal or diffuse DR/CK7- and DR/CK19-loss had more robust stromal invasion. Specimens from early HCC cases showed greater DR/CK19 loss than specimens from HGDN cases, LGDN cases and CIR cases (all P less than 0.01). DR/CK7 loss of early HCC was less than HCC with nodules more than 3 cm (P less than 0.05), and more than LGDN cases and CIR cases (both P less than 0.01).The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve of DR/CK7 was very similar to that of DR/CK19 (P more than 0.05). Pearson's correlation analysis indicated that DR/CK7 and DR/CK19 were positively correlated with tumor-free time (P less than 0.01) and negatively correlated with early recurrence time as well as death rate (both P less than 0.01). Furthermore, cases showing DR/CK7 or DR/CK19 loss had lower overall survival rate and tumor-free survival rate (P less than 0.01) and higher early recurrence rate (P less than 0.01). DR/CK7 and DR/CK19 immunostaining may help to distinguish non-invasive HGDNs from both minimally-invasive and overtly-invasive HCCs by identifying small foci of invasion and predicting increased risk of invasiveness.
    Zhonghua gan zang bing za zhi = Zhonghua ganzangbing zazhi = Chinese journal of hepatology 12/2013; 21(12):924-8.
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, the two-step PV method of immunohistochemistry was used to determine livin protein expression in HCC tissues, pericarcinoma tissues, hepatitis/hepatic cirrhosis tissues, and normal hepatic tissues, and livin protein expression was detected in the blood plasma of patients with HCC before and after surgery, subjects with hepatic cirrhosis and hepatitis, and healthy blood donors using ELISA. Livin protein expression was significantly higher in HCC tissues than that in normal hepatic tissues and hepatitis/hepatic cirrhosis tissues, with no significant difference between HCC tissues and pericarcinoma tissues. The HCC patients with positive livin protein expression had a significantly higher survival rate than those with negative livin protein expression. Livin protein expression was significantly higher in the blood plasma of patients with HCC before and after surgery and in patients with hepatic cirrhosis and hepatitis than that in healthy blood donors, whereas livin protein expression in the blood plasma of patients with HCC was not significantly different from that of patients with hepatic cirrhosis and hepatitis. Livin protein expression in HCC tissues did not correlate with that in the blood plasma of the same HCC patients. Livin protein expression may be a potential, effective indicator for assessing prognosis in patients with HCC.
    Disease markers 10/2013; 35(5):489-96. DOI:10.1155/2013/781740 · 2.17 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: AimSerum Golgi protein 73 (sGP73) is a novel biomarker for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, there are few reports on the pattern of GP73 expression in the progression of benign liver diseases to precancerous lesions and HCC. This study aimed to investigate GP73 expression and its correlation with clinicopathological parameters. Methods Tissue GP73 (tGP73) levels were detected in specimens of group A (n=186) including HCC, peritumoral tissue (PTL), high/low-grade hepatic atypical hyperplasia (AH), chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and normal controls (NC) by immunohistochemistry, and GP73 expression in group B (n=159) and group C (n=16) were detected by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and western blot, respectively. sGP73 levels were detected in subjects of group D (n=287) by enzyme-linked immunoassay. ResultsGP73 expression increased gradually from NC, CHB, PTL to high-grade AH and HCC at both protein and mRNA levels (P<0.05), while sGP73 in the HCC group was lower than in the liver cirrhosis (LC) group (P<0.001). Both tGP73 and sGP73 levels were negatively associated with tumor size and tumor-node-metastasis stage, and tGP73 levels were positively associated with tumor differentiation. The high-tGP73 group showed significantly better overall and disease-free survival than the low-tGP73 group (P=0.008, P=0.018). Multivariate analysis revealed that the tGP73 level was an independent prognostic factor for HCC, but not sGP73. ConclusionGP73 expression pattern suggests that the regulatory mechanism of GP73 is related to the progression of chronic liver diseases. Furthermore, a high level of tGP73 is a favorable prognostic factor for HCC.
    Hepatology Research 01/2013; 43(11). DOI:10.1111/hepr.12078 · 2.22 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose: Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes are considered to represent a host immune response against tumor. This study was carried out to analyze the effect of both FoxP3+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) and CD8+ T lymphocytes in prognostic value of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. Methods: Expressions of FoxP3, CD4, CD8 and CD34 in patient-matched tumors and peritumoral tissues were assessed by immunohistochemistry for 54 HCC patients. The prognostic effect of groups with high and low numbers was evaluated by the Kaplan-Meier and Cox model analysis using median values as a cutoff. Results: Compared with the corresponding peritumoral tissue, the density of intratumoral Tregs was significantly higher, while the density of intratumoral CD8+ T cells was lower (p < 0.001 and p = 0.013, respectively). In addition, tumor-infiltrating Tregs were positively correlated with microvessel density in tumors (r = 0.334, p = 0.020). The high intratumoral Tregs density group showed a significantly lower survival rate (overall survival, p = 0.018; disease-free survival, p = 0.029). Multivariate Cox analysis revealed that intratumoral Tregs density was an independent prognostic factor for HCC. Conclusions: Tumor-infiltrating Tregs may promote HCC progression by fostering angiogenesis and decreasing CD8+ T cells. High tumor-infiltrating Tregs are thought to be an unfavorable prognostic indicator for HCC.
    Digestion 11/2012; 86(4):329-337. DOI:10.1159/000342801 · 2.03 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the methylation status of secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC) in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and evaluate its clinical implication. The methylation status of SPARC was analyzed in one HCC cell line (SMMC-7721) and 60 pairs of HCC and corresponding nontumorous tissues by methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction and bisulfite sequencing. The expression of SPARC mRNA and protein were examined by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and immunohistochemistry, respectively. The correlations between the methylation status and the gene expression, the clinicopathological parameters, as well as the prognosis after surgery were analyzed. In the SMMC-7721 cell line, the loss of SPARC expression was correlated with the aberrant methylation and could be reactivated by the demethylating agent 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine. Methylation frequency of SPARC in HCC was significantly higher than that in the corresponding nontumorous tissues (45/60 vs 7/60, P < 0.001), and it was correlated with the pathological classification (P = 0.019). The downregulation of the SPARC mRNA expression in HCC was correlated with the SPARC methylation (P = 0.040). The patients with methylated SPARC had a poorer overall survival than those without methylated SPARC (28.0 mo vs 41.0 mo, P = 0.043). Aberrant methylation is an important mechanism for SPARC inactivation in HCC and SPARC methylation may be a promising biomarker for the diagnosis and prognosis of HCC.
    World Journal of Gastroenterology 05/2012; 18(17):2043-52. DOI:10.3748/wjg.v18.i17.2043 · 2.43 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the correlation between FoxP3+ regulatory T lymphocytes (Tregs) in hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) and peritumoral tissues with CD34 expression and patient prognosis. Fifty-five sets of patient-matched tumors and peritumoral tissues were obtained during curative resection for HCC. In situ immunohistochemistry was used to assess and comparatively analyze Treg presence and CD34 expression in each specimen set. The relation between quantified Tregs values and various clinicopathologic factors were evaluated by the Spearman Rank Correlation test. Univariate (Log Rank test) and multivariate (Cox Regression model) analyses were used to determine the potential prognostic value of each factor. The average number of intratumoral Tregs was significantly higher than that in corresponding peritumoral tissues (10.8 (range: 4.4 to 19.4) vs. 1.4 (0.6 to 3.2), respectively; P less than 0.01). The presence of intratumoral Tregs correlated with up-regulated CD34 expression (r = 0.279, P less than 0.05). Increased number of intratumoral Tregs were significantly associated with decreased rates of overall survival (OS, P less than 0.05) and disease-free survival (DFS, P less than 0.05), and was identified as an independent prognostic factor (OS, hazard ratio (HR) = 3.310, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.368-8.007, P less than 0.01; DFS, HR = 2.666, 95% CI: 1.321 to 6.394, P less than 0.01). Intratumoral infiltration by Tregs is a marker of poor prognosis in HCC patients.
    Zhonghua gan zang bing za zhi = Zhonghua ganzangbing zazhi = Chinese journal of hepatology 01/2012; 20(1):25-9.
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the correlation between IL-28B rs8099917 polymorphism and the outcome of HBV infection. Genotype of rs8099917 (T > G) in IL-28B locus was determined by TaqMan SNP genotyping from 486 individuals which including 199 chronic HBV carriers (including 100 HBV-induced liver cirrhosis and 99 HBV-related HCC). 143 people with self-limited infection and 144 healthy people served as controls. Multivariate analysis was used to assess the effect of IL-28B rs8099917 SNP among all the studied groups. Distribution of genotype and allele of the rs8099917 locus were in accordance with Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium in different groups or with the total population. The frequencies of the rs8099917 TT, GT, GG genotypes were 89.3%, 10.5% and 0.2%, and the frequency of allele T and G accounted for 94.5% and 5.5%, respectively. In respect of genotype or allele frequency, there was no significant differences found among the groups (P > 0.05). When comparing with the TT genotype, data from the multinomial logistic analysis showed that the ORs and (95%CI) of TG/GG genotypes were 1.589 (0.735 - 3.437), 1.351 (0.550 - 3.316) and 1.704 (0.717 - 4.052), respectively. The genotype frequencies in different groups with different clinical features showed that TG/GG genotypes significantly increased the risk of r-GTII(+) for individuals with HBV-related HCC (χ(2) = 17.534, P = 0.001), with OR as 14.821 (3.227 - 68.064). It was particularly so for males (χ(2) = 14.924, P = 0.014), with OR (95%CI) as 45.000 (2.772 - 730.571). IL-28B rs8099917 SNP had no correlation with the outcome of HBV infection.
    Zhonghua liu xing bing xue za zhi = Zhonghua liuxingbingxue zazhi 11/2011; 32(11):1143-7.
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    ABSTRACT: This study was aimed to identify the specific methylation profile in bile specimens of pancreaticobillary diseases for differential diagnosis of malignant biliary stricture. In a total of 80 bile specimens from pancreaticobillary diseases, the methylation status of 19 tumor suppressor genes were analyzed by methylation-specific PCR and the methylation index (MI) were compared between the malignant and benign groups. Methylation of DKK3, p16, SFRP2, DKK2, NPTX2 and ppENK were more frequently detected in the bile of malignant biliary strictures than benign patients. When setting MI 0.5 as the threshold, this 6-gene panel could distinguish the malignant biliary stricture with a high sensitivity, specificity and accuracy (77.27%, 77.78% and 77.50%, respectively). The methylation profile including 6 specific genes in bile may be a promising biomarker for differential diagnosis between malignant and benign biliary strictures.
    Clinical biochemistry 11/2010; 43(16-17):1340-4. DOI:10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2010.08.013 · 2.23 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The persistence of covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA) of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in hepatocytes plays a key role in viral persistence and resistance to therapy. Therefore, quantitative cccDNA measurement is of clinical importance for evaluating the efficacy of antiviral drugs, selecting an appropriate treatment strategy, and predicting the prognosis. Current established methods for measurement of cccDNA need further improvement. A modified method was developed using digestion with restriction endonucleases that do not recognize sites in the HBV DNA and plasmid-safe ATP-dependent DNase (PSAD), and using a cccDNA-specific primer set in a real-time PCR reaction. The cccDNA-specific primer has a similar amplification efficiency as a commercial kit. Treatment of samples with restriction endonuclease followed by PSAD digestion increased significantly the specificity of a cccDNA-selective primer set compared with other treatments (P<0.05). Analysis of 35 serum and liver DNA samples from patients with hepatocellular carcinoma demonstrated that the amount of serum cccDNA is beyond the minimum detection limit and that the liver cccDNA quantity is about 0-49.2 copies/cell, consistent with previous reports. Taken together, this method has the potential for evaluating the efficacy of antiviral drugs.
    Journal of virological methods 10/2010; 169(1):181-7. DOI:10.1016/j.jviromet.2010.07.031 · 1.88 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the resistance mutation patterns of hepatitis B virus(HBV) during adefovir dipivoxil (ADV) monotherapy or combination therapy after lamivudine(LAM) resistance. Serum samples from fifteen patients with suboptimal viral response to ADV therapy after LAM resistance were collected. The RT region of HBV P gene was PCR-applied, cloned and sequenced, and the mutation patterns in relation to resistance were analyzed. The ADV resistance mutation patterns of A181T+N236T, A181V, A181T were selected in ADV monotherapy group. The LAM resistance mutation patterns of M204V+L180M, M204V+L180M+L229V, M204I+L80I, M204V+L180M+V207I were detected in the combination therapy group. 20% of clones from three serum samples were detected double resistance to LAM and entecavir (ETV) in the combination therapy group, the resistance patterns were M204I+L80I+T184I (2/10), M204V+L180M+T184S (2/10), and M204V+L180M+G173L+S202G (2/10) respectively. I269L clones were detected in two serum samples from both two groups and P109S clones also detected in the one from monotherapy group. In the patients with suboptimal viral response to ADV therapy after LAM resistance, the ADV resistance mutation patterns of A181T+N236T, A181V and A181T could easily be selected during ADV monotherapy; while in the patients with combination therapy, the LAM resistance mutation patterns of M204V+L180M, M204V+L180M+L229V, M204I+L80I, and M204V+L180M+V207I were predominant, the ETV resistance mutation T184I/S and S202G could be selected. The mutation patterns of I269L and P109S may impact the responses to ADV therapy in some patients.
    Zhonghua gan zang bing za zhi = Zhonghua ganzangbing zazhi = Chinese journal of hepatology 07/2010; 18(7):498-501.
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the prevalence and time of Dickkopf (DKK) family methylation and its clinical significance in hepatocarcinogenesis. Methylation of DKK family genes was quantitatively analyzed in 115 liver tissue samples, including 50 pairs of primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and matched noncancerous cirrhotic tissue samples, as well as 15 liver cirrhosis biopsy samples. The methylation level of DKK3 was significantly higher in HCC tissue samples than in matched noncancerous cirrhotic tissue samples (P < 0.0001) or in liver cirrhosis biopsy samples (P = 0.0139). Receiver operator characteristic curve analysis confirmed that the percent of methylated reference (PMR) values of DKK3 could effectively discriminate HCC tissue samples from noncancerous tissue samples (AUC = 0.8146) or liver cirrhosis biopsy samples (AUC = 0.7093). Kaplan-Meier survival curves revealed that the progression-free survival time of patients with a higher DKK3 methylation level (PMR > 1%) was significantly shorter than that of those with a lower DKK3 methylation level (PMR < or = 1%) (P = 0.0255). Multivariate Cox analysis indicated that methylated DKK3 was significantly and independently related with a shorter survival time (relative risk = 2.527, 95% CI: 1.063-6.008, P = 0.036) of HCC patients. Methylation of DKK3 is an important event in early malignant transformation and HCC progression, and therefore might be a prognostic indicator for risk assessment of HCC.
    World Journal of Gastroenterology 02/2010; 16(6):755-63. · 2.43 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Genome copy number variation (CNV) is one of the mechanisms to regulate the expression level of genes which contributes to the development and progression of cancer. In order to investigate the regions of high-level amplification and potential target genes within these amplicons in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), we analyzed HCC cell line (TJ3ZX-01) for CNV regions at the whole genome level using GeneChip Human Mapping 500K array, and also examined the relative copy number and expression levels of the related genes at candidate amplicons in 41 HCC tissues via real-time fluorescence quantitative PCR methods. Through analysis of sequence tag site(STS) markers by quantitative PCR, The two candidate amplicons at 1q found by SNP array were shown to occur in56.1% (23/41) HCC samples at 1q21 and 80.5% (33/41) at 1q22-23.1. Wilcoxon signed rank test showed expression of CD1d, which located at amplicon of 1q22-23.1 increased significantly within tumor tissues compared with paired nontumor tissues. Our study provides evidences that a novel, high-level amplicon at 1q22-23.1 occurs in both HCC cell line and tissues. CD1d is a potential target for this amplicon in HCC. The up-regulation of CD1d may be used as a novel molecular signature for diagnosis and prognosis of HCC.
    Molecular Biology Reports 09/2009; 37(1):381-7. DOI:10.1007/s11033-009-9817-7 · 1.96 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To screen and determine the regions of copy number variation (CNV) associated with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using SNP array and fluorescence quantitative PCR. The CNV from HCC cell line TJ3ZX-01 was analyzed using GeneChip Human Mapping 500K SNP array. According to the data obtained by SNP array analysis, four candidate amplification regions were verified in 41 primary HCC samples by fluorescence quantitative PCR. Four regions of copy number amplification at 1q21.2, 1q22 approximately 23.1, 7p22.1 and 22q13.1 were detected by SNP array analysis. The four candidate amplicons occurred in 56.1% (23/41) of HCC samples at 1q21.2; 80.5% (33/41) at 1q22 approximately 23.1; 75.6% (31/41) at 7p22.1 and 31.7% (13/41) at 22q13.1 analyzed with sequence tagged site (STS) markers by quantitative PCR. In four candidate amplification regions selected by SNP array analysis and detected by fluorescence quantitative PCR, three amplification regions show increased copy number in more than 50.0% HCC tissues. This result indicates that these amplification regions are associated with pathogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma.
    Zhonghua zhong liu za zhi [Chinese journal of oncology] 08/2009; 31(8):566-70.
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    ABSTRACT: To evaluate the effect of intrahepatic trans-plantation of hepatic oval cells (HOC) on fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) in rats. HOC obtained from rats were labeled with green fluocescent protein (GFP) or 5, 6-carboxyfluorescein diacetate succinmidyl ester (CFDA-SE). Cell fluorescence was observed under fluorescent microscope at 6, 24, 48 and 72 h after labeling. CFDA-SE labeled HOC (5 x 10(6) cells each rat) were injected into livers of rats with FHF induced by D-galactosamine. Serum albumin (ALB), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and total bilirubin (TBil) levels were measured at different time points. Liver function of rats was examined on days 3, 7, 14 and 21 after HOC transplantation. The positive rate of GFP and CFDA-SE labeled HOC was 10% and 90%, respectively, with no significant change in cell viabilities. The survival rate was higher in HOC transplantation group than in control group, especially 48 (9/15 vs 6/15) and 72 h (9/15 vs 4/15) after HOC transplantation. The serum ALT, AST and TBil levels were decreased while the serum Alb level was increased after HOC transplantation. Fluorescence became faded and diffused in liver tissues, suggesting that proliferation and differentiation occur in transplanted HOC. CFDA-SE is superior to GFP in labeling HOC, although fluorescence intensity is decreased progressively with cell division. HOC transplantation can improve the liver function and increase the survival rate of recipients.
    World Journal of Gastroenterology 04/2009; 15(12):1506-11. · 2.43 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the methylation frequencies of multiple tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and the clinical implication of aberrant DNA methylation in molecular carcinogenesis of HCC. Sixty samples of HCC and the paired adjacent liver tissue, 16 samples from post-hepatitis cirrhotic livers, 5 from livers with chronic hepatitis and 5 from normal livers were collected. Eight TSGs frequently silenced by hypermethylation of their promoters in various types of digestive tumors were selected, including APC, RASSF1A, p16, GSTP1, MGMT, DAPK, SOCS-1 and RIZ1. The status of promoter methylation in these 8 genes was investigated using methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction. The clinicopathological data of HCC were also analyzed in order to evaluate the clinical implication of aberrant methylation in HCC. Methylation of the 8 TSGs was quite frequent in HCC, with a methylation rate of 95.0% in RASSF1A, 90.0% in APC, 73.3% in GSTP1, 65.0% in p16, 61.6% in RIZ1 and 60.0% in MGMT. Methylation of the 6 genes was more frequent in HCC than that in adjacent tissues (P < 0.05). The methylation rate of MGMT, GSTP1 and RIZ1 in the adjacent tissues was 41.6%, 40.0% and 25.0%, respectively, significantly higher than that in cirrhotic liver (P < 0.05). p16 methylation was more frequently observed in HCC in elderly patients. The frequency of MGMT methylation was tended to be higher in giant HCC than that in the other types of HCC. Patients with MGMT methylation in the tumor were found to have a shorter disease free survival. Different frequency of methylation in hepatocellular carcinomas, adjacent liver tissues and cirrhotic livers implies that epigenetic alteration in the hepatocellular carcinogenesis may be a gradually progressive process. Methylation status of MGMT, GSTP1 and RIZ1 may be promising in risk assessment of hepatocellular carcinoma and in early diagnosis. Furthermore, MGMT methylation might be also used as a potential prognostic biomarker for hepatocellular carcinoma patients.
    Zhonghua zhong liu za zhi [Chinese journal of oncology] 12/2008; 30(11):831-6.
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the practical possibility of inducing dendritic cells (DCs) from mononuclear cells in the lost blood during operation of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients, and attempted to find a new source of precursor cells for the personalized immunotherapy based on DCs. Collected lost blood during hepatectomy from 9 HCC patients and human cord blood from 8 cases of healthy donors undergoing caesarean section. Their mononuclear cells were divided into monocytes and nonadherent lymphocytes. RhGM-CSF and rhIL-4 were administered to induce the monocytes differentiation into DCs, and then loaded with different antigens (lysate antigen of autologous liver cancer cells and cell line SMMC-7721 cells). The lymphocytes were induced into cytokine-induced killer cells (CIK) with IL-2, CD3-Ab, gamma-IFN and PHA. MTT assay was performed to detect the proliferation rate of T lymphocytes mediated by DC and the cytotoxicity of CIK to liver cancer cells. DCs induced from monocytes of the intra-operative lost blood possessed typical morphology and phenotypes. Compared with the DCs from cord blood, the DCs from intra-operative lost blood expressed lower level of surface markers, but both could effectively induce proliferation of CIK and enhance the cytotoxicity of activated CIK against liver cancer cells at similar levels. When the DCs from lost blood and their counterpart from cord blood were both loaded with autologous tumor cell antigen, the proliferation rates of CIK were (388.9 +/- 137.3)% and (315.1 +/- 44.5)%, respectively, and the killing rates against tumor cells were (87.1 +/- 8.0)% and (90.0 +/- 5.1)%, respectively. When the two similar DC groups were loaded with lysate antigen of SMMC-7721 cells, the proliferation rates of CIK were (239.9 +/- 48.7)% and (226.3 +/- 32.3)%, respectively, and the killing rates against tumor cells were (76.4 +/- 7.9)% and (81.1 +/- 4.3)%, respectively. There were no significant differences between those two DC groups. The data also showed that the proliferation and cytotoxicity of CIK induced by DCs loaded with autologous antigen were higher than that of DCs loaded with SMMC-7721 antigen. Mononuclear cells separated from intra-operative lost blood of HCC patients can be induced into mature DCs, which can effectively activate CIK and significantly increase its killing effect on the liver cancer cells, and may become a new source of DCs to study and develop vaccines for clinical application.
    Zhonghua zhong liu za zhi [Chinese journal of oncology] 11/2008; 30(10):759-63.
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    ABSTRACT: To construct the anti-lung tumor gene differentially expressed bank of wild mouse and to explore the mechanisms of the TW wild mouse suppressing the occurring of lung tumor. Using suppression subtractive hybridization (SSH) technique, the differentially expressed genes between TAF1 mouse and A/wy mouse were selected out and the subtracted cDNA bank was constructed. 166 clones were performed DNA sequencing and then were assayed by blast programme. Among the blast results of 166 differentially expressed clones, 87 known genes (mRNA or cDNA) were in homology with 134 clones and were divided into 7 classifications according to the biological role.14 DNA fragments were in homology with 32 clones, in which 20 clones were in homology with 9 mouse DNA sequences, 2 clones were in homology with one bacterial gene sequences and 3 clones were clone vector. With SSH technique, the anti-lung tumor gene differentially expressed bank of wild mouse are successfully constructed.
    Zhonghua lao dong wei sheng zhi ye bing za zhi = Zhonghua laodong weisheng zhiyebing zazhi = Chinese journal of industrial hygiene and occupational diseases 11/2007; 25(10):594-9.
  • Zhonghua gan zang bing za zhi = Zhonghua ganzangbing zazhi = Chinese journal of hepatology 04/2007; 15(3):232-3.
  • Bin Yang, Ying-Tang Gao, Zhi Du, Lei Zhao, Wen-Qin Song
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    ABSTRACT: The positive surgical margins are associated with postsurgical recurrence in hepatocellular carcinoma patients, and molecular margin analysis is considered more sensitive in detecting preneoplastic lesions than conventional histological margin examination. To evaluate the feasibility of methylation-based molecular margin analysis in HCC and explore its clinical application, we investigated CDKN2A methylation status in the surgical margins of 20 HCC patients using a nested BS-MSP protocol and compared the methylation patterns in resection margins with those in the corresponding tumor and adjacent nonmalignant tissues. The results showed that a considerable frequency (35%, 7 of 20) of CDKN2A methylation was present in histologically negative margins, and methylation pattern analysis might be valuable for studying the cellular origin of recurrent carcinoma. Therefore, methylation-based molecular surgical margin analysis offers a promising tool in prognosis for HCC patients who underwent hepatectomy.
    Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 01/2006; 338(3):1353-8. DOI:10.1016/j.bbrc.2005.10.095 · 2.28 Impact Factor
  • Zhonghua liu xing bing xue za zhi = Zhonghua liuxingbingxue zazhi 06/2004; 25(5):459-60.

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  • 2010–2013
    • The Third People's Hospital
      Shen-ch’üan-shih, Zhejiang Sheng, China
  • 2008–2010
    • Tianjin Medical University
      T’ien-ching-shih, Tianjin Shi, China
  • 2004
    • Nankai University
      T’ien-ching-shih, Tianjin Shi, China