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Polymorphic glutathione S-transferase (GST) genes causing variations in enzyme activity may influence individual susceptibility to cancer. Though polymorphisms have been reported in GSTO1 and GSTO2, their predisposition to cancer risk has not yet been explored. In this case control study, 28 cases of hepatocellular carcinoma, 30 cases of cholangiocarcinoma,(More)
The relationship between faecal examination for egg output and worm burden of Opisthorchis viverrini in man of 181 autopsy cases from Northeast Thailand is described. Diagnosis of the parasite infection by stool examination for the presence of eggs was less sensitive than the worm recovery technique. Using Stoll's dilution and formalin-ether technique, no(More)
Cancer-associated fibroblasts have been proposed to play a role in promoting carcinogenesis and tumor progression. To our knowledge, no direct evidence concerning fibroblasts in the genesis of cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) has previously been presented. This study aims to assess the value of activated fibroblasts with high alpha-smooth muscle actin (alpha-SMA)(More)
AIMS Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a poor prognosis cancer that presents with metastatic disease. This cancer expresses MUC5AC, a mucin which normally co-expresses with trefoil factor family 1 (TFF1) protein. TFF1 is a signalling protein that can activate epithelial cell invasion and has been considered as a metastasis stimulating agent. The aim of this study(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a mucin-producing cancer that has poor prognosis. Mucin 6 (MUC6) is a mucin that is normally co-expressed with the trefoil factor family-2 (TFF2) trefoil peptide. Both MUC6 and TFF2 have been reported to be involved in the progression of many types of cancers. The aim of this study was to determine the(More)
Fibroblasts play important roles in several cancers. It was hypothesized that cholangiocarcinoma (CCA)-associated fibroblasts (Cfs) differ from non-tumorigenic liver fibroblasts (Lfs) in their gene expression profiles resulting in the capability to promote cancer. Periostin (PN) is a multi-functional protein and has emerged as a promising marker for tumor(More)
Despite rigorous diagnostic testing, the cause of infective endocarditis was identified for just 60 (45.5%) of 132 patients admitted to hospitals in Khon Kaen, Thailand, during January 2010-July 2012. Most pathogens identified were Viridans streptococci and zoonotic bacteria species, as found in other resource-limited countries where underlying rheumatic(More)
Cholangiocarcinoma is defined as a chronic liver disease with altered estrogen metabolism and could result in estrogen retention. Estrogenic response was known as a promoting factor in progression of some cancer. In this study, we determined the significant increase of estrogen level in cholangiocarcinoma patients’ sera. The estrogen levels in(More)
The results of an autopsy study of Opisthorchis viverrini infection in 181 accident subjects in northeast Thailand are presented. The age-prevalence profiles were similar whether determined by faecal examination for parasite eggs or by recovery of worms from the liver. The prevalence increased rapidly with age and reached a plateau at 70-80% in adults. The(More)
There are reports of a correlation between high adenosine deaminase (ADA) levels in body fluid and tuberculosis (TB) infection, but none have evaluated synovial fluid ADA and TB arthritis. The objectives of this study were to determine the proper cut-off level for synovial fluid adenosine deaminase (SF-ADA) and the sensitivity and specificity of SF-ADA to(More)
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