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Casticin, one of the main components from Fructus Viticis, has been reported to inhibit the growth of various cancer cells, including the human cervical cancer cell line HeLa. The purpose of this study was to examine the apoptotic activity and molecular mechanism of casticin action on human cervical cancer cells. The apoptotic activity of casticin on human(More)
Casticin, a polymethoxyflavone, has been reported to exert anticancer activities. The objectives of this study were to examine the molecular mechanisms by which casticin induces the growth inhibition and cell cycle arrest in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. The HCC cell lines Hep G2 and PLC/PRF/5 were cultured(More)
Epicanthal fold, which is unique to Asian population, forms a web across and covering the medial canthus. It often impairs the beauty of the eyelids and the outcome of double-eyelid blepharoplasty that is popular in Asians. Although many surgical procedures have been reported, most of them were only description of a single technique. Comparison among(More)
BACKGROUND Casticin is one of the main active components obtained from Fructus Viticis and has been reported to exert anti-carcinogenic activity on a variety of cancer cells but the precise mechanism underlying this activity remains unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS Apoptotic activities of casticin (1.0 µmol/l) and TRAIL (25, 50 ng/ml) alone or in(More)
AIM To investigate the apoptotic activities of casticin in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells and its molecular mechanisms. METHODS PLC/PRF/5 and Hep G2 cell lines were cultured in vitro and the inhibitory effect of casticin on the growth of cells was detected by 3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2,5 diphenyl tetrazolim bromide (MTT) assay. The apoptotic(More)
A novel method to fabricate graphene paper with folded structured graphene sheets is described. When used as an electrode for LIBs and supercapacitors, the as-prepared graphene paper can show much higher performances compared to conventional graphene paper fabricated by a flow-directed assembly method. The unique graphene paper obtained here is promising to(More)
Casticin, a polymethoxyflavone from Fructus viticis used as an anti-inflammatory agent in Chinese traditional medicine, has been reported to have anti-cancer activity. The purpose of this study was to examine the apoptotic activity of casticin on human cervical cancer cells and its molecular mechanism. We revealed a novel mechanism by which casticin-induced(More)
Hereditary multiple exostoses (HME) is an autosomal dominant bone disorder characterized by the presence of multiple benign cartilage-capped tumors. EXT1 located on chromosome 8q23-q24 and EXT2 located on 11p11-p12 are the main disease-causing genes which are responsible for ~90% of HME cases. Mutations of EXT1 or EXT2 result in insufficient heparan sulfate(More)