Ann Chen

Shuk-Man Ka10
Hao-Ai Shui4
Kuo-Feng Hua3
Louis Kuoping Chao3
10Shuk-Man Ka
4Hao-Ai Shui
3Kuo-Feng Hua
3Louis Kuoping Chao
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  • Karoline B. Kuchenbaecker, Susan J. Ramus, Jonathan Tyrer, Andrew Lee, Howard C. Shen, Jonathan Beesley +283 others
  • 2015
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified 12 epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) susceptibility alleles. The pattern of association at these loci is consistent in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers who are at high risk of EOC. After imputation to 1000 Genomes Project data, we assessed associations of 11 million genetic variants with EOC risk from(More)
Infectious antigens may be triggers for the exacerbation of systemic lupus erythematosus. The underlying mechanism causing acceleration and exacerbation of lupus nephritis (LN) is largely unknown. Bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is capable of inducing an accelerated model of LN in NZB/W mice, featuring diffuse proliferation of glomerular resident cells.(More)
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) plays a critical role in the regulation of NLRP3 inflammasome activation. However, the ROS-mediated signaling pathways controlling NLRP3 inflammasome activation are not well defined. Using lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) activated murine macrophages as the testing model, cytokine release and protein(More)
BACKGROUND Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is caused by gradual deposition of extracellular matrix proteins, one of which, fibronectin (FN) is critical for sclerosis development. The origin of the FN deposited at an early stage of FSGS is still unclear. METHODS For investigating the origin of FN, the onset of increases in FN levels in the serum,(More)
Image registration of biological data is challenging as complex deformation problems are common. Possible deformation effects can be caused in individual data preparation processes, involving morphological deformations, stain variations, stain artifacts, rotation, translation, and missing tissues. The combining deformation effects tend to make existing(More)
Renal reactive oxygen species (ROS) and mononuclear leukocyte infiltration are involved in the progressive stage (exacerbation) of IgA nephropathy (IgAN), which is characterized by glomerular proliferation and renal inflammation. The identification of the mechanism responsible for this critical stage of IgAN and the development of a therapeutic strategy(More)
Background and Study Aims. The nonlifting polyp sign of invasive colon cancer is considered highly sensitive and specific for cancer extending beyond the mid-submucosa. However, prior interventions can cause adenomas to become nonlifting due to fibrosis. It is unclear whether nonlifting adenomas can be successfully treated endoscopically. The aim of this(More)
BACKGROUND Rab23, a member of the Rab family of small GTPase, has a function in antagonizing sonic hedgehog signal transduction. Both Rab-family and hedgehog-related proteins are involved in sclerosis and fibrosis in certain pathological states, but their roles in focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) remain unclear. METHODS The FSGS model was(More)
Uremic patients are predisposed to atrophy of the alveolar bone and narrowing of the dental pulp chamber. Such pulp chamber changes have only been diagnosed radiologically; however, this has not been supported by any pathological evidence. We used a uremic rat model with secondary hyperparathyroidism induced by 5/6 nephrectomy surgery and high-phosphate(More)