Chen-Sung Lin

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The decrease in the copy number of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in cancer tissues might be associated with a decrease in oxidative mtDNA damage to achieve cancer immortalization and progression. Lung cancer specimens were collected from 29 patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by surgical resection.(More)
OBJECTIVE The study objective was to evaluate the roles of mitochondrial DNA alterations in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, with emphasis on the changes in the copy number and D310 variants of mitochondrial DNA. METHODS Paired samples microdissected from esophageal muscles, noncancerous esophageal mucosa, cancerous esophageal squamous cell carcinoma(More)
BACKGROUND Thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (TESCC) is an aggressive malignancy with a poor prognosis. The current American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) TNM cancer staging system focusing on the effect of regional (N1) and nonregional lymph node (M1a and M1b) metastasis may need reappraisal. We investigated the role of the number of dissected(More)
Gastrointestinal mesenchymal tumors are a group of tumors originated from the mesenchymal stem cells of the gastrointestinal tract, consisting of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), leiomyomas or leiomyosarcomas or schwannomas. Gastric schwannoma is a very rare gastrointestinal mesenchymal tumor, which represents only 0.2% of all gastric tumors and 4%(More)
BACKGROUND Esophageal cancer is one of the most aggressive malignancies in the world, and whether multiple therapeutic modalities could improve long-term survival remains controversial. Recent studies have shown an increase of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression in various malignancies, but its clinicopathologic role in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma(More)
Dihydrodiol dehydrogenase (DDH) is a member of the aldo-keto reductases superfamily (AKR1C1-AKR1C4), which plays central roles in the metabolism of steroid hormone, prostaglandin and xenobiotics. We have previously detected overexpression of DDH as an indicator of poor prognosis and chemoresistance in human non-small lung cancer (NSCLC). We also found DDH(More)
BACKGROUND Subtotal esophagectomy with radical lymph node dissection (RLND) remains an effective therapeutic strategy for localized esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). However, controversy exists regarding the extent to which RLND should be performed. We reappraised the prognostic impact and accurate nodal staging of RLND in ESCC. METHODS The data(More)
We previously reported a gradual increase of relative mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) copy number during the progression of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Because mitochondria are the intracellular organelles responsible for ATP production, we investigated the associations among mtDNA copy number, mitochondrial bioenergetic function, tumor invasion(More)
The role of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) alterations in the pathophysiology of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) remains unclear. We investigated sequence variations in the D310 region and copy number change of mtDNA in 85 SLE patients and 45 normal subjects. Leukocyte DNA and RNA were extracted from leukocytes of the peripheral venous blood. The D310(More)
Both pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) and hypogammaglobulinemia are rarer conditions than myasthenia gravis (MG) in thymoma patients. Several articles have discussed the relation between PRCA and thymoma or hypogammaglobulinemia and thymoma, and their proper treatments. Instances of both PRCA and hypogammaglobulinemia in a thymoma patient are few and reported(More)