Jing-Yuan Fang

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China

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Publications (125)492.41 Total impact

  • Hui-Min Chen, Jing-Yuan Fang
    05/2015; 1(4):201-208. DOI:10.1159/000380784
  • Ya-Nan Yu, Jing-Yuan Fang
    05/2015; 2(1):26-32. DOI:10.1159/000380892
  • Yanan Yu, Zibin Tian, Tachung Yu, Jie Hong, Jing-Yuan Fang
    Gastroenterology 04/2015; 148(4):S-371-S-372. DOI:10.1016/S0016-5085(15)31245-2 · 13.93 Impact Factor
  • Jin Qian, Jie Xu, Jing-Yuan Fang
    Gastroenterology 04/2015; 148(4):S-103-S-104. DOI:10.1016/S0016-5085(15)30357-7 · 13.93 Impact Factor
  • Tian-Tian Sun, Haoyan Chen, Jie Hong, Jing-Yuan Fang
    Gastroenterology 04/2015; 148(4):S-564. DOI:10.1016/S0016-5085(15)31900-4 · 13.93 Impact Factor
  • Lin-Lin Ren, Jie Hong, Haoyan Chen, Jing-Yuan Fang
    Gastroenterology 04/2015; 148(4):S-374. DOI:10.1016/S0016-5085(15)31255-5 · 13.93 Impact Factor
  • Jie Xu, Ye Hu, Jing-Yuan Fang
    Gastroenterology 04/2015; 148(4):S-570. DOI:10.1016/S0016-5085(15)31924-7 · 13.93 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Members of the inositol phosphate metabolism pathway regulate cell proliferation, migration and phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt signaling, and are frequently dysregulated in cancer. Whether germline genetic variants in inositol phosphate metabolism pathway are associated with cancer risk remains to be clarified. We examined the association between inositol phosphate metabolism pathway genes and risk of eight types of cancer using data from genome-wide association studies. Logistic regression models were applied to evaluate SNP-level associations. Gene- and pathway-based associations were tested using the permutation-based adaptive rank-truncated product method. The overall inositol phosphate metabolism pathway was significantly associated with risk of lung cancer (P = 2.00 × 10(-4)), esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (P = 5.70 × 10(-3)), gastric cancer (P = 3.03 × 10(-2)) and renal cell carcinoma (P = 1.26 × 10(-2)), but not with pancreatic cancer (P = 1.40 × 10(-1)), breast cancer (P = 3.03 × 10(-1)), prostate cancer (P = 4.51 × 10(-1)), and bladder cancer (P = 6.30 × 10(-1)). Our results provide a link between inherited variation in the overall inositol phosphate metabolism pathway and several individual genes and cancer. Further studies will be needed to validate these positive findings, and to explore its mechanisms.
    Scientific Reports 02/2015; 5:8473. DOI:10.1038/srep08473 · 5.58 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Since observational data in the urban residents are required to better assess the risk factors of colorectal neoplasm occurrence and the effectiveness of colonoscopy screening and surveillance, we conducted a case-control study at multicenters in China to identify patient characteristics and neoplasm features of colorectal adenoma (CRA) and colorectal carcinoma (CRC). A total of 4089 patients who had undergone a colonoscopy from 19 hospitals were enrolled, of which 1106 had CRA and 466 had CRC. They were compared with controls. The analysis provides features and risk factors of colorectal neoplasm using multivariate logistic regression. Increasing age, a family history of colorectal cancer or previous cases of colorectal adenoma or hypertension disease, gastrointestinal surgery, regular intake of pickled food (adjusted odds ratio [aOR] 1.42, 95 % confidence interval [CI], 1.048-1.924), consumption of alcohol, and a positive result of fecal occult blood testing (FOBT; aOR 2.509, 95 % CI 1.485-4.237) were associated with an increased risk of CRA. In the CRC group, increasing age, regular intake of pickled foods, and a positive FOBT result were risk factors. In addition, a positive abdominal computed tomography (CT) before a colonoscopy and physical signs of emaciation were also significantly associated with an increasing risk of colorectal carcinoma. Regular intake of vegetables decreased the risk of both CRA and CRC. Age, pickled foods, and a positive FOBT are risk factors for colorectal neoplasm. Vegetable intake was associated with a decreased risk of CRA and CRC.
    International Journal of Colorectal Disease 12/2014; 30(3). DOI:10.1007/s00384-014-2090-9 · 2.42 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a heterogeneous disease in terms of clinical behavior and response to therapy. Increasing evidence suggests that long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are frequently aberrantly expressed in cancers, and some of them have been implicated in CRC biogenesis and prognosis. Using an lncRNA-mining approach, we constructed lncRNAs expression profiles in approximately 888 CRC samples. By applying unsupervised consensus clustering to LncRNA expression profiles, we identified five distinct molecular subtypes of CRC with different biological pathways and phenotypically distinct in their clinical outcome in both univariate and multivariate analysis. The prognostic significance of the lncRNA-based classifier was confirmed in independent patient cohorts. Further analysis revealed that most of the signature lncRNAs positively correlated with somatic copy number alterations (SCNAs). This lncRNAs-based classification schema thus provides a molecular classification applicable to individual tumors that has implications to influence treatment decisions.
    Molecular Oncology 12/2014; 8(8). DOI:10.1016/j.molonc.2014.05.010 · 5.94 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: It is increasingly evident that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) have causative roles in carcinogenesis. In this study, we report findings implicating a novel lncRNA in gastric cancer (GC), termed GAPLINC, based on the use of global microarray and in situ hybridization (ISH) analyses to identify aberrantly expressed lncRNA in human GC specimens. GAPLINC is a 924-bp long lncRNA that is highly expressed in GC tissues. GAPLINC suppression and with gene expression profiling in GC cells revealed alterations in cell migration pathways, with CD44 expression the most highly correlated. Manipulating GAPLINC expression altered CD44 mRNA abundance and the effects of GAPLINC on cell migration and proliferation were neutralized by suppressing CD44 expression. Mechanistic investigations revealed that GAPLINC regulates CD44 as a molecular decoy for miR211-3p, a microRNA that targets both CD44 and GAPLINC. Tissue ISH analysis suggested that GAPLINC overexpression defines a subgroup of GC patients with very poor survival. Taken together, our results identify a non-coding regulatory pathway for the CD44 oncogene, shedding new light on the basis for GC cell invasiveness.
    Cancer Research 10/2014; 74(23). DOI:10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-14-0686 · 9.28 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Recent studies have increasingly linked microRNAs to colorectal cancer (CRC). MiR-194 has been reported deregulated in different tumor types, whereas the function of miR-194 in CRC largely remains unexplored. Here we investigated the biological effects, mechanisms and clinical significance of miR-194. Functional assay revealed that overexpression of miR-194 inhibited CRC cell viability and invasion in vitro and suppressed CRC xenograft tumor growth in vivo. Conversely, block of miR-194 in APC(Min/+) mice promoted tumor growth. Furthermore, miR-194 reduced the expression of AKT2 both in vitro and in vivo. Clinically, the expression of miR-194 gradually decreased from 20 normal colorectal mucosa (N-N) cases through 40 colorectal adenomas (CRA) cases and then to 40 CRC cases, and was negatively correlated with AKT2 and pAKT2 expression. Furthermore, expression of miR-194 in stool samples was gradually decreased from 20 healthy cases, 20 CRA cases, then to 28 CRC cases. Low expression of miR-194 in CRC tissues was associated with large tumor size (P=0.006), lymph node metastasis (P=0.012) and shorter survival (HR =2.349, 95% CI = 1.242 to 4.442; P=0.009). In conclusion, our data indicated that miR-194 acted as a tumor suppressor in the colorectal carcinogenesis via targeting PDK1/AKT2/XIAP pathway, and could be a significant diagnostic and prognostic biomarker for CRC.
    Theranostics 09/2014; 4(12):1193-208. DOI:10.7150/thno.8712 · 7.83 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In this study we investigated the biological role and mechanism of miR-198 in colorectal carcinoma (CRC). MiR-198 expression was shown to exhibit a strongly negative correlation with lymph node invasion, distant metastasis and patient survival in examinations of colorectal cancer tissues and paired normal colorectal mucosa tissues. fucosyl transferase 8 (FUT8) was identified as a potential target of miR-198 in bioinformatics analysis and luciferase reporter assays. Overexpression of miR-198 in CRC cell lines decreased FUT8 levels as shown by immunofluorescence analysis, and inhibited cell proliferation, migration, and invasion. These anti-tumor phenotypes were rescued by reconstitution of FUT8 expression. Furthermore, miR-198 was shown to target the 3'UTR of FUT8 directly to downregulate FUT8 expression at both mRNA and protein levels in qRT-PCR and Western blot analyses, respectively. In vivo, restoration of miR-198 significantly inhibited xenograft growth and invasion of CRC tumors in nude mice. Therefore, it could be concluded that miR-198 suppresses the proliferation and invasion of CRC by directly targeting FUT8.
    Scientific Reports 09/2014; 4:6145. DOI:10.1038/srep06145 · 5.58 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The impact of cellular oxidative stress in promoting the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) has been noticed. Our previous study shows that SENP3, a redox-sensitive SUMO2/3-specific protease, accumulates in a variety of cancers, but whether SENP3 and SUMOylation involve in the regulation of EMT is unclear. The present study uncovers a novel role of SENP3 in promoting the EMT process in gastric cancer via regulating an EMT-inducing transcription factor, forkhead box C2 (FOXC2). We demonstrate that the expression of mesenchymal marker genes and cell migration ability are enhanced in SENP3-overexpressing gastric cancer cells and attenuated in SENP3-knockdown cells. A nude mouse model and a set of patient's specimens suggest the correlation between SENP3 and gastric cancer metastasis. Biochemical assays identify FOXC2 as a substrate of SENP3. Meanwhile N-cadherin is verified as a target gene of FOXC2, which is transcriptionally activated by a SUMO-less FOXC2. Additionally, reactive oxygen species-induced de-SUMOylation of FOXC2 can be blocked by silencing endogenous SENP3. In conclusion, SENP3, which is increased in gastric cancer cells, potentiates the transcriptional activity of FOXC2 through de-SUMOylation, in favor of the induction of specific mesenchymal gene expression in gastric cancer metastasis.
    Oncotarget 08/2014; 5(16):7093-7104. · 6.63 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Covalent modification adding acetyl groups to the C terminus of the p53 protein has been suggested to be required for its functional activation as a tumour suppressor. However, it remains largely unknown how p53 acetylation is deregulated in colorectal cancer (CRC), which is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide. Here we show that ArhGAP30, a Rho GTPase-activating protein, is a pivotal regulator for p53 acetylation and functional activation in CRC. ArhGAP30 binds to p53 C-terminal domain and P300, facilitating P300-mediated acetylation of p53 at lysine 382. ArhGAP30 expression is required for p53 activation upon DNA damage stress, and the level of ArhGAP30 correlates with p53 acetylation and functional activation in CRC tissues. Moreover, low level of ArhGAP30 expression associates with poor survival of CRC patients. In summary, ArhGAP30 is required for p53 acetylation and functional activation in CRC, and the expression of ArhGAP30 is a potential prognostic marker for CRC.
    Nature Communications 08/2014; 5:4735. DOI:10.1038/ncomms5735 · 10.74 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Background A higher prevalence of chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG) occurs in younger adults in Asia. We used Stomach Age to examine the different mechanisms of CAG between younger adults and elderly individuals, and established a simple model of cancer risk that can be applied to CAG surveillance. Methods Stomach Age was determined by FISH examination of telomere length in stomach biopsies. Δψm was also determined by flow cytometry. Sixty volunteers were used to confirm the linear relationship between telomere length and age while 120 subjects were used to build a mathematical model by a multivariate analysis. Overall, 146 subjects were used to evaluate the validity of the model, and 1,007 subjects were used to evaluate the relationship between prognosis and Δage (calculated from the mathematical model). ROC curves were used to evaluate the relationship between prognosis and Δage and to determine the cut-off point for Δage. Results We established that a tight linear relationship between the telomere length and the age. The telomere length was obvious different between patients with and without CAG even in the same age. Δψm decreased in individuals whose Stomach Age was greater than real age, especially in younger adults. A mathematical model of Stomach Age (real age + Δage) was successfully constructed which was easy to apply in clinical work. A higher Δage was correlated with a worse outcome. The criterion of Δage >3.11 should be considered as the cut-off to select the subgroup of patients who require endoscopic surveillance. Conclusion Variation in Stomach Age between individuals of the same biological age was confirmed. Attention should be paid to those with a greater Stomach Age, especially in younger adults. The Δage in the Simple Model can be used as a criterion to select CAG patients for gastric cancer surveillance.
    BMC Clinical Pathology 06/2014; 14:29. DOI:10.1186/1472-6890-14-29
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    ABSTRACT: Serotonin (5-HT) plays pivotal roles in the pathogenesis of post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome (PI-IBS), and luminal 5-HT time-dependently modulates visceral nociception. We found that duodenal biopsies from PI-IBS patients exhibited increased 5-HT and decreased anandamide levels and that decreased anandamide was associated with abdominal pain severity, indicating a link between 5- HT and endocannabinoid signaling pathways in PI-IBS. To understand this, we investigated the role of endocannabinoids in 5-HT modulation of visceral nociception in a rat model. Acute intraduodenally applied 5-HT attenuated the visceromotor response (VMR) to colorectal distention, and this was reversed by the cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) antagonist AM251. Duodenal anandamide (but not 2- arachidonoylglycerol) content was greatly increased after luminal 5-HT treatment. This effect was abrogated by the 5-HT3 receptor (5-HT3R) antagonist granisetron, which was luminally delivered to preferentially target vagal terminals. Chemical denervation of vagal afferents blocked 5-HT-evoked antinociception and anandamide release. Chronic luminal 5-HT exposure for 5 days increased baseline VMR and VMR post-5-HT (days 4 and 5). Duodenal levels of anandamide and N-acylphosphatidylethanolamine- specific phospholipase D (NAPE-PLD, the anandamide-synthesizing enzyme) protein gradually declined from day 1 to 5. The time-dependent effects of 5-HT were abolished by daily granisetron pretreatment. Daily pretreatment with CB1 agonists or anandamide from day 3 attenuated 5-HT-induced hyperalgesia. These data suggest that vagal 5-HT3R-mediated duodenal anandamide release contributes to acute luminal 5-HT-induced antinociception via CB1 signaling, whereas decreased anandamide is associated with hyperalgesia upon chronic 5-HT treatment. Further understanding of peripheral vagal anandamide signaling may provide insights into the mechanisms underlying 5-HT-related IBS.
    Pain 05/2014; 155(8). DOI:10.1016/j.pain.2014.05.005 · 5.84 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Persistent infection with Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) contributes to gastric diseases including chronic gastritis and gastric cancer. However, the pathogenesis of this carcinogenic bacterium has not been completely elucidated. Here, we report that H.pylori rapidly triggers STAT3 signaling and induces STAT3-dependent COX-2 expression both in vitro and in vivo. STAT3 upregulats COX-2 by binding to and increasing the activity of COX-2 promoter. COX-2 in turn regulates IL-6/STAT3 signaling under basal conditions and during H.pylori infection. These findings suggest that a positive feedback loop between STAT3 and COX-2 exists in the basal condition and H.pylori infectious condition. Immunohistochemical staining revealed that H.pylori-positive gastritis tissues exhibited markedly higher levels of pSTAT3(Tyr705) than H.pylori-negative ones. High pSTAT3(Tyr705) levels are correlated with intestinal metaplasia and dysplasia, suggesting pSTAT3(Tyr705) may be useful in the early detection of gastric tumorigenesis. Additionally, a strong positive correlation between STAT3/pSTAT3(Tyr705) levels and COX-2 expression was identified in gastritis and gastric cancer tissues. Together, these findings provide new evidence for a positive feedback loop between STAT3 signaling and COX-2 in H.pylori pathogenesis, and may lead to new approaches for early detection and effective therapy of gastric cancer. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    International Journal of Cancer 05/2014; 134(9). DOI:10.1002/ijc.28539 · 5.01 Impact Factor
  • Gastroenterology 05/2014; 146(5):S-815. DOI:10.1016/S0016-5085(14)62949-8 · 13.93 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Increasing evidence suggests long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are frequently aberrantly expressed in cancers, however, few related lncRNA signatures have been established for prediction of cancer prognosis. We aimed to develop a lncRNA signature to improve prognosis prediction of colorectal cancer (CRC). Using a lncRNA-mining approach, we performed lncRNA expression profiling in large CRC cohorts from Gene Expression Ominus (GEO), including GSE39582 test series(N=436), internal validation series (N=117); and two independent validation series GSE14333 (N=197) and GSE17536(N=145). We established a set of six lncRNAs that were significantly correlated with the disease free survival (DFS) in the test series. Based on this six-lncRNA signature, the test series patients could be classified into high-risk and low-risk subgroups with significantly different DFS (HR=2.670; P<0.0001). The prognostic value of this six-lncRNA signature was confirmed in the internal validation series and another two independent CRC sets. Gene set enrichment analysis (GSEA) analysis suggested that risk score positively correlated with several cancer metastasis related pathways. Functional experiments demonstrated three dysregulated lncRNAs, AK123657, BX648207 and BX649059 were required for efficient invasion and proliferation suppression in CRC cell lines. Our results might provide an efficient classification tool for clinical prognosis evaluation of CRC.
    Oncotarget 04/2014; 5(8):2230-42. · 6.63 Impact Factor

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  • 2006–2014
    • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
      • • Institute of Digestive Disease
      • • State Key Laboratory of Oncogenes and Related Genes
      • • Renji Hospital
      Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
  • 2003–2014
    • Renji Hospital
      Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
  • 2008–2013
    • Xin Hua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
      Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
  • 2004
    • Second Military Medical University, Shanghai
      Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China