C. L. Cho

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BACKGROUND Telomerase activity and telomere length have been shown to be involved in the control of cell proliferation and regulation of cell senescence. The expression of telomerase activity may endow cells with the capacity of unlimited proliferation and immortality. The authors examined the telomerase activity and telomere length of intracranial(More)
Expression of the p16 gene from 30 malignant skin tumors has been surveyed by immunohistochemical assay. Gene point mutations were detected by DNA direct sequencing and the mRNA level of gene expression was measured by RT-PCR. A silent point mutation of the p16 gene was found in only one patient. However, loss of expression of the p16 gene was noticed in 23(More)
Bladder haemorrhage is common and sometimes life-threatening. Management options include bladder irrigation and supportive transfusion, intravesical instillation, endourological intervention, and surgical intervention which has poor success and high morbidity rates. Percutaneous arterial embolisation offers another minimally invasive option. We report two(More)
A human HSMT3 cDNA encoding a homolog of the yeast SMT3, a suppressor of MIF2 mutations in a centromere protein gene, was identified and sequenced. The sequence of 95 amino acids deduced from the human HSMT3 cDNA exhibited 51.1% identity and 69.6% similarity to the yeast Smt3p sequence. The HSMT3 transcripts of 1.35Kb were found to be abundantly expressed(More)
Transthoracic endoscopic T2 sympathectomy has been widely applied to the treatment of a variety of sympathetically mediated disorders. Palmar hyperhidrosis is probably the most common indication for thoracic sympathectomy, especially in certain subtropical areas. Which sympathetic ganglion is to be ablated and how extensive such ablation is enough to(More)
Although Fv-2r homozygous mice are resistant to leukemias induced either by an erythropoietin-encoding virus or by wild-type Friend virus (FV) (M. E. Hoatlin, S. L. Kozak, F. Lilly, A. Chakraborti, C. A. Kozak, and D. Kabat, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 87:9985-9989, 1990), they are susceptible to some variants of FV (R. A. Steeves, E. A. Mirand, A. Bulba,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the perioperative outcomes of robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy and standard laparoscopic partial nephrectomy in a teaching hospital. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Queen Mary and Tung Wah hospitals, Hong Kong. PATIENTS The first 10 consecutive patients who had(More)
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography has been part of clinical practice for over 35 years. The procedure itself carries risks. Most complications associated with the procedure have been described in the literature. Splenic injury is an extremely rare complication after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and only nine such cases have(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether the telomerase activity in CIN lesions can be affected by a chemical solution of acetic acid, which is required to apply to the cervix prior to colposcopy-directed biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-five patients with histologically confirmed high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions of the cervix entered the study. Two(More)
BACKGROUND Telomerase activity and telomere length have been shown to be involved in controlling cell proliferation and regulating cell senescence. The authors examined telomerase activity and telomere length in intracranial tumors to determine the clinicopathological behavior of primary intracranial tumors with respect to telomerase expression and(More)