1. Dent Disease in Chinese Children and Findings from Heterozygous Mothers: Phenotypic Heterogeneity, Fetal Growth, and 10 Novel Mutations.

    The Journal of Pediatrics 174:204 (2016) PMID 27174143

    To characterize the phenotypes of Dent disease in Chinese children and their heterozygous mothers and to establish genetic diagnoses. Using a modified protocol, we screened 1288 individuals with proteinuria. A diagnosis of Dent disease was established in 19 boys from 16 families by the presence ...
  2. Discrimination of orbital angular momentum modes of the terahertz vortex beam using a diffractive mode transformer.

    Optics Express 24(12):12534 (2016) PMID 27410274

    We present an efficient method to discriminate orbital angular momentum (OAM) of the terahertz (THz) vortex beam using a diffractive mode transformer. The mode transformer performs a log-polar coordinate transformation of the input THz vortex beam, which consists of two 3D-printed diffractive el...
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  3. Ultrathin flexible terahertz polarization converter based on metasurfaces.

    Optics Express 24(12):13621 (2016) PMID 27410377

    We present a method to design and fabricate a kind of converters based on flexible metasurfaces which can change the polarization state of an incident terahertz beam. The metasurface consists of a two-dimensional array of rectangular metallic antennas that can abruptly change the phase of the in...
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  4. A novel mutation, c.494C>A (p.Ala165Asp), in the GPR143 gene causes a mild phenotype in a Chinese X-linked ocular albinism patient.

    Acta Ophthalmologica: the ophthalmological jour... 94(4):417 (2016) PMID 26547501

  5. Primary Glial and Neuronal Tumors of the Ovary or Peritoneum: A Clinicopathologic Study of 11 Cases.

    The American Journal of Surgical Pathology 40(6):847 (2016) PMID 26990854 PMCID PMC4864123

    Primary glial and neuronal tumors of the ovary or peritoneum are rare neuroectodermal-type tumors similar to their counterparts in the central nervous system. We retrospectively reviewed 11 cases. These cases included 4 ependymomas, 6 astrocytic tumors, and 1 neurocytoma. Patients' age ranged fr...
  6. Role of Increased n-acetylaspartate Levels in Cancer.

    JNCI Journal of the National Cancer Institute 108(6):djv426 (2016) PMID 26819345 PMCID PMC4849357

    The clinical and biological effects of metabolic alterations in cancer are not fully understood. In high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) samples (n = 101), over 170 metabolites were profiled and compared with normal ovarian tissues (n = 15). To determine NAT8L gene expression across differen...
  7. Direct Upregulation of STAT3 by MicroRNA-551b-3p Deregulates Growth and Metastasis of Ovarian Cancer.

    Cell Reports 15(7):1493 (2016) PMID 27160903 PMCID PMC4914391

    3q26.2 amplification in high-grade serous ovarian cancer leads to increased expression of mature microRNA miR551b-3p, which is associated with poor clinical outcome. Importantly, miR551b-3p contributes to resistance to apoptosis and increased survival and proliferation of cancer cells in vitro a...
  8. miR-509-3p is clinically significant and strongly attenuates cellular migration and multi-cellular spheroids in ovarian cancer.

    Oncotarget 7(18):25930 (2016) PMID 27036018

    Ovarian cancer presents as an aggressive, advanced stage cancer with widespread metastases that depend primarily on multicellular spheroids in the peritoneal fluid. To identify new druggable pathways related to metastatic progression and spheroid formation, we integrated microRNA and mRNA sequen...
  9. Renal cell carcinoma metastatic to the ovary or fallopian tube: a clinicopathological study of 9 cases.

    Human Pathology 51:96 (2016) PMID 27067787 PMCID PMC4830916

    Renal cell carcinoma (RCC), the most common type of kidney cancer in adult, rarely metastasizes to the ovary or fallopian tube, and most cases published in the literature were case reports. Herein, we describe the clinicopathological features of 9 cases of RCC metastatic to the ovary (n = 8) or ...
  10. Biochemical and Structural Insights into the Aminotransferase CrmG in Caerulomycin Biosynthesis.

    ACS Chemical Biology 11(4):943 (2016) PMID 26714051

    Caerulomycin A (CRM A 1) belongs to a family of natural products containing a 2,2'-bipyridyl ring core structure and is currently under development as a potent novel immunosuppressive agent. Herein, we report the functional characterization, kinetic analysis, substrate specificity, and structure...
  11. Tumor necrosis factor-α and interferon-γ stimulate MUC16 (CA125) expression in breast, endometrial and ovarian cancers through NFκB.

    Oncotarget 7(12):14871 (2016) PMID 26918940 PMCID PMC4924758

    Transmembrane mucins (TMs) are restricted to the apical surface of normal epithelia. In cancer, TMs not only are over-expressed, but also lose polarized distribution. MUC16/CA125 is a high molecular weight TM carrying the CA125 epitope, a well-known molecular marker for human cancers. MUC16 mRNA...
  12. Coevolution of neoplastic epithelial cells and multilineage stroma via polyploid giant cells during immortalization and transformation of mullerian epithelial cells.

    Genes & Cancer 7(3-4):60 (2016) PMID 27382431 PMCID PMC4918945

    Stromal cells are generally considered to be derived primarily from the host's normal mesenchymal stromal cells or bone marrow. However, the origins of stromal cells have been quite controversial. To determine the role of polyploidy in tumor development, we examined the fate of normal mullerian ...
  13. Assessment of the Utility of PAX8 Immunohistochemical Stain in Diagnosing Endocervical Glandular Lesions.

    Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 140(2):148 (2016) PMID 26910219

    PAX8, a member of the paired-box family of genes, is expressed in many tumors of Müllerian origin. However, it is unclear whether PAX8 is a useful marker in diagnosing endocervical glandular lesions because of limited data. To study the expression of PAX8 in endocervical glandular lesions. We fi...
  14. NDN is an imprinted tumor suppressor gene that is downregulated in ovarian cancers through genetic and epigenetic mechanisms.

    Oncotarget 7(3):3018 (2016) PMID 26689988 PMCID PMC4823087

    NDN is a maternally imprinted gene consistently expressed in normal ovarian epithelium, is dramatically downregulated in the majority of ovarian cancers. Little or no NDN expression could be detected in 73% of 351 epithelial ovarian cancers. NDN was also downregulated in 10 ovarian cancer cell l...
  15. Suppression of KRas-mutant cancer through the combined inhibition of KRAS with PLK1 and ROCK.

    Nature Communications 7:11363 (2016) PMID 27193833 PMCID PMC4873974

    No effective targeted therapies exist for cancers with somatic KRAS mutations. Here we develop a synthetic lethal chemical screen in isogenic KRAS-mutant and wild-type cells to identify clinical drug pairs. Our results show that dual inhibition of polo-like kinase 1 and RhoA/Rho kinase (ROCK) le...
  16. Inhibition of nuclear factor-kappa B enhances the tumor growth of ovarian cancer cell line derived from a low-grade papillary serous carcinoma in p53-independent pathway.

    BMC Cancer 16(1):582 (2016) PMID 27484466 PMCID PMC4971665

    NF-kB can function as an oncogene or tumor suppressor depending on cancer types. The role of NF-kB in low-grade serous ovarian cancer, however, has never been tested. We sought to elucidate the function of NF-kB in the low-grade serous ovarian cancer. The ovarian cancer cell line, HOC-7, derived...
  17. Generation of arbitrary order Bessel beams via 3D printed axicons at the terahertz frequency range.

    Applied Optics 54(36):10641 (2015) PMID 26837031

    We present the generation of arbitrary order Bessel beams at 0.3 THz through the implementation of suitably designed axicons based on 3D printing technology. The helical axicons, which possess thickness gradients in both radial and azimuthal directions, can convert the incident Gaussian beam int...
  18. Gliomatosis peritonei: a clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical study of 21 cases.

    Modern Pathology 28(12):1613 (2015) PMID 26564007

    Gliomatosis peritonei, a rare condition often associated with immature ovarian teratoma, is characterized by the presence of mature glial tissue in the peritoneum. We retrospectively evaluated 21 patients with gliomatosis peritonei and studied their clinicopathologic features and immunophenotype...
  19. Dichotomous role of protein kinase A type I (PKAI) in the tumor microenvironment: a potential target for 'two-in-one' cancer chemoimmunotherapeutics.

    Cancer Letters 369(1):9 (2015) PMID 26276720

    An emerging trend in cancer chemoimmunotherapeutics is to develop 'two-in-one' therapies, which directly inhibit tumor growth and progression, as well as enhance anti-tumor immune surveillance. Protein kinase A (PKA) is a cAMP-dependent protein kinase that mediates signal transduction of G-prote...
  20. Structure of product-bound SMG1 lipase: active site gating implications.

    FEBS Journal 282(23):4538 (2015) PMID 26365206

    Monoacylglycerol and diacylglycerol lipases are industrially interesting enzymes, due to the health benefits that arise from the consumption of diglycerides compared to the traditional triglyceride oils. Most lipases possess an α-helix (lid) directly over the catalytic pocket which regulates the...