We investigated the effect of atmospheric fine particles on epidermal growth factor receptor (Egfr) mRNA expression in mouse skin tissue and explored the effect of atmospheric fine particles on skin aging. Forty female BALB/c mice were randomly divided into four groups (each comprising 10 mice) as follows: a saline control group and low-, medium-, and high-dose atmospheric fine particle groups (1.6, 8.0, and 40.0 mg/kg, respectively) (fine particles were defined as those with a diameter of £2.5 mm, i.e., PM2.5).
Epidermal growth factor receptor
The aim of this study was to study the relationship of EGFR DNA methylation with the severity of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We enrolled 54 patients with NSCLC between March 2013 and June 2014 from Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery in our hospital. The methylation levels in the promoter region of the EGFR gene in cancerous and pericarcinomatous tissue were tested by pyrosequencing. EGFR mRNA expression levels were detected by real-time reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction. The SPSS software was used for data analysis.
Echinoderm microtubule associated protein like 4-anaplastic lymphoma kinase (EML4-ALK) gene rearrangements and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have been intensively studied. The objective of this study was to determine the clinicopathological characteristics in genotype-specific subsets of patients with NSCLC to help ensure the optimal identification of patients whose tumors harbor these two driver mutations.
The goal of this study was to investigate the expression profiles of nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in esophageal cancer and to determine their association with tumor prognosis. This study included 40 esophageal cancer patients [22 men and 18 women; average age = 62.7 ± 3.9 years; tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) staging: 12 patients with stage I, 13 patients with stage II, and 15 patients with stage III disease]. Tumor tissues and tumor-adjacent tissue specimens were collected during radical resections at our hospital.
We investigated the methylation state of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene promoter in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and analyzed its effect on tumor biology. We enrolled 120 patients with NSCLC who had been confirmed by pathologic diagnosis and had been operated on. The methylation states of the EGFR gene promoter were detected and analyzed and a prognosis was given. NSCLC cell lines and nude mice were used to study the treatment reactivity of gefitinib (an EGFR inhibitor) with or without 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-aza-CdR) intervention.