Chi-Hung Chen

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The use of Synthetic Amphiphile INTeraction-18 (SAINT-18) carrying plasmid pigment epithelium-derived factor (p-PEDF) as an anti-angiogenesis strategy to treat corneal neovascularization in a rat model was evaluated. Four partially dried forms (Group A: 0 microg, B: 0.1 microg, C: 1 microg, D: 10 microg) of a p-PEDF-SAINT-18 were prepared and implanted into(More)
PURPOSE We describe a novel vector system of nonviral gene transfer into the cornea using a partially dried form of a plasmid expressing 18-kDa basic fibroblast growth factor (p-bFGF)-synthetic amphiphile INTeraction-18 (SAINT-18) complex. METHODS Corneal neovascularization (NV) was evaluated in 48 eyes of Sprague-Dawley rats after implantation of(More)
Baicalein, one of the major flavones, was found to be responsible for the antioxidative activity of the traditional Chinese medicinal herb Huang-Qin ( Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi), which is widely used as an antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, and antitumor agent. The hydroxyl group of the A ring of the baicalein was alkylated at position 6 with terpenoids(More)
(-)-Anonaine has been shown to have some anticancer activities, but the mechanisms of (-)-anonaine inducing cell death of human cancer cells is not fully understood. We investigated the mechanisms of apoptosis induced by (-)-anonaine in human HeLa cancer cells. Treatment with (-)-anonaine induces dose-dependent DNA damage that is correlated with increased(More)
This paper reports that a novel protein extract isolated from Calvatia lilacina (CL) can induce cell death against four types of human colorectal cancer cells. Importantly, CL was shown to be free of apoptotic effects against normal rat liver cells. We have also identified that CL-induced glutathione (GSH) depletion is the major contributor responsible for(More)
Calvatia lilacina (CL), Pleurotus ostreatus (PO) and Volvariella volvacea (VV) are widely distributed worldwide and commonly eaten as mushrooms. In this study, cell viabilities were evaluated for a human colorectal adenocarcinoma cell line (SW480 cells) and a human monocytic leukemia cell line (THP-1 cells). Apoptotic mechanisms induced by the protein(More)
There is increasing evidence that reactive oxygen species (ROS) are intimately involved in the oxidative damage of tissues for a wide variety of pulmonary diseases. Thus, it is desirable to search for chemopreventive agents that can counteract ROS-mediated injury to the pulmonary tissues. Using a human lung fibroblast IMR-90 cells as the experimental model,(More)
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