A previous study has revealed that miR-29c functions as a tumor suppressor in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but the clinical significance and prognostic value of miR-29c in HCC have not been investigated. Paired human HCC tissues and adjacent noncancerous tissues were obtained from 91 patients, between 2008 to 2014. Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) was used to analyze miR-29c expression. Kaplan-Meier survival plots and log-rank tests were used to assess differences in the overall survival of different subgroups of HCC patients.
Protein ubiquitination is extensively involved in the regulation of a considerable number of physiological processes in plant cells. E2 (ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme, UBC), one of the essential enzymes of eukaryotic ubiquitination, catalyzes protein ubiquitination together with E1 and E3. In this study, we cloned four full-length cDNA NnUBCs of Nelumbo nucifera. With the same coding sequence length of 459 bp and coding 153 amino acids, these four genes are highly homologous with the AtUBC1 and AtUBC2 of Arabidopsis thaliana.