Chin-Cheng M Lee

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The alkylating agent temozolomide (TMZ) is the major chemotherapeutic drug used clinically in the treatment of malignant gliomas. This study investigated the mechanism behind TMZ-induced cell death and the possibility that resveratrol might increase TMZ efficacy. TMZ induced both apoptotic cell death and cytoprotective autophagy through a reactive oxygen(More)
Autophagy is a crucial process for cells to maintain homeostasis and survival through degradation of cellular proteins and organelles, including mitochondria and endoplasmic reticula (ER). We previously demonstrated that temozolomide (TMZ), an alkylating agent for brain tumor chemotherapy, induced reactive oxygen species (ROS)/extracellular signal-regulated(More)
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an antibody and complement mediated autoimmune disease. Serum CXC chemokine ligand 13 (CXCL13) was found to be elevated in MG patients and high CXCL13 level was associated with severe clinical stages, especially in females with thymic lymphoid hyperplasia. Both protein and mRNA of CXCL13 and CXC chemokine receptor 5 (CXCR5) in the(More)
Dexamethasone has been shown to inhibit tumor invasiveness. In the present study, the effects of dexamethasone on matrix metalloproteinases-2 (MMP-2) secretion, cell invasiveness, and intravasation in human U87MG glioma cells were examined. Dexamethasone decreased MMP-2 secretion and cell invasiveness in human glioma cells. Incubation of cells with(More)
The aim of the present study was to determine whether the possible occurrence of renal ischemia and damage during heatstroke can be suppressed by prior administration of L-N6-(1-iminoethyl) lysine (L-NIL), a selective inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) inhibitor. Urethane-anesthetized rats were exposed to heat stress (43 degrees C) to induce heatstroke.(More)
BACKGROUND To correlate CD44/CD24 expression with gastric cancer recurrence and prognosis. Gastric cancer is the second leading cause of cancer mortality due to the high recurrence rate, of which the molecular signature has not yet been identified. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the hospital records of patients with gastric cancer. Among 500 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Chorioamnionitis (CAM) is one of the main causes of preterm labor and has been associated with an adverse perinatal outcome in preterm infants. OBJECTIVE The specific aim of our study was to evaluate whether there is significant difference in the Bayley developmental index scores at 6, 12, 18 and 24 months of corrected age for(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Chorioamnionitis (CAM) is one of the main causes of preterm labor. The specific aim of our study was to evaluate neonatal outcome and anthropometric growth at the corrected age of 2 years after exposure to an adverse intrauterine event of CAM in very low birth weight (VLBW, less than 1500 g) infants. METHODS One hundred and nineteen(More)
Giant cell arteritis with arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy has rarely been diagnosed in Taiwan. Recently, we encountered a 76-year-old Taiwanese patient who presented with right visual impairment and marked pale swelling of his right disc. He also suffered body weight loss, general malaise and many typical manifestations of giant cell arteritis,(More)
Basaloid follicular hamartoma (BFH) is a rare, benign, skin adnexal tumor. Several clinical patterns have been reported, but they all share the same histopathological features. BFH may be hereditary or nonhereditary and can be accompanied by systemic diseases. Microscopic examination of BFH shows branching cords and anastomosing strands of basaloid cells in(More)