Chao-I Wu

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AIM Japanese and American groups reported that single nucleotide variation of caveolin-1 gene (CAV1) plays an important role in breast cancer risk. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of six polymorphic genotypes of CAV1, which is reported to be overexpressed in tumors, with breast cancer within a Taiwanese population. PATIENTS AND(More)
AIM The DNA repair gene X-ray repair complementing defective repair in Chinese hamster cells 6 (XRCC6) is thought to play an important role in the repair of DNA double-strand breaks. It is known that defects in double-strand break repair capacity can lead to irreversible genomic instability. However, the association of polymorphic variants of XRCC6 with(More)
Cytokines are reported to be associated with the formation of prostate cancer. Our aim was to investigate whether C/T polymorphisms of the interleukin-2 (IL-2) gene and IL-2 receptor beta (IL-2RB) gene are associated with prostate cancer. We compared the frequency of the polymorphisms of the IL-2 gene and the IL-2RB gene between 96 patients with prostate(More)
A 24-year-old man presented to the plastic surgery clinic complaining of left-side neck persistent tightness sensation for years. He had a palpable broad fibrotic band over his left sternocleidomastoid muscle. In addition, it revealed mild but definite weakness by manual muscle test. Congenital muscular torticollis in adult is a treatable disease and(More)
We describe a case of complete guillotine-type penile amputation at the proximal penile shaft. The blood flow was established 10 h after trauma. Circulation in the replanted penis was quite good but there was progressive prepuce necrosis after the hematoma. Cosmetic and urinary outcome was good 6 weeks later. The repair of deep dorsal penile vessels helps(More)
AIM Alpha B-Crystallin (CRYAB) is purported to be a metastasis suppressor protein, and lack or lower CRYAB expression is a prognostic biomarker for several types of cancer, such as that of the prostate and head and neck. However, the association of genomic variation of CRYAB and breast cancer is not well studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the(More)
Ganglion cysts of the temporomandibular joint are very rare and always misdiagnosed as synovial cyst, parotid gland tumor, or other cystic lesions. They present with pain, swelling, or dysfunction. Image studies could facilitate to identify the tumor mass from the adjacent soft tissue, but a definitive diagnosis could be made from the pathologic report.A(More)
INTRODUCTION E-cadherin (CDH-1) is a cell-cell adhesive molecule which maintains cell integrity and communication between the intracellular and extracellular world. CDH-1 may therefore be related to carcinogenesis. A polymorphism located at the 3'-UTR of the CDH-1 gene is associated with stone disease; however, its relationship to prostate cancer has not(More)