Feng-Ming Ho

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RATIONALE Hypoxia is a significant perturbation that exacerbates endothelial barrier dysfunction, contributing to the disruption of vascular homeostasis and the development of various diseases such as atherosclerosis and metastasis of tumors. To date, it is not known what strategy might be used to counter the effect of hypoxia on endothelial permeability.(More)
TL1A is a member of the tumor necrosis factor superfamily and plays an important role in regulating endothelial cell apoptosis. A previous study shows TL1A is able to interact with death receptor 3 and decoy receptor 3 (DcR3). Here, we demonstrate that DcR3 is able to induce angiogenesis in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). DcR3 promotes(More)
Diabetes mellitus is an important risk factor for CVD. A previous study showed that high glucose induced the apoptosis of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) via the sequential activation of reactive oxygen species, Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) and caspase-3. The apoptosis cascade could be blocked by ascorbic acid at the micromolar concentration(More)
Studies on the association between asthma and pulmonary thromboembolism are considerably limited. We investigated whether pulmonary embolism is associated with asthma using a nationwide cohort study. We identified 31,356 patients with newly diagnosed asthma in 2002-2008 and 125,157 individuals without asthma randomly selected from the general population,(More)
PKC plays a pivotal role in mediating monocyte adhesion; however, the underlying mechanisms of PKC-mediated cell adhesion are still unclear. In this study, we elucidated the signaling network of phorbol ester PMA-stimulated human monocyte adhesion. Our results with pharmacological inhibitors suggested the involvement of AMPK, Syk, Src and ERK in(More)
5,16-dihydrotanshinone I (DHTS) is extracted from Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge (tanshen root) and was found to be the most effective compound of tanshen extracts against breast cancer cells in our previous studies. However, whether DHTS can induce apoptosis through an endoplasmic reticular (ER) stress pathway was examined herein. In this study, we found that(More)
Rationale: Hypoxia is a significant perturbation that exacerbates endothelial barrier dysfunction, contributing to the disruption of vascular homeostasis and the development of various diseases such as atherosclerosis and metastasis of tumors. To date, it is not known what strategy might be used to counter the effect of hypoxia on endothelial permeability.(More)
The mechanisms involved in the apoptotic effect of LCY-2-CHO [9-(2-chlorobenzyl)-9H-carbazole-3-carbaldehyde], a synthetic carbazole derivative identified as an anti-inflammatory compound, were studied. Cell cycle analysis by propidium iodide staining in human THP-1 monocytic leukemia cells showed the ability of LCY-2-CHO to increase cell population in(More)
Nicotine is the major component in cigarette smoke and has been recognized as a risk factor for various cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis. However, the definite pathogenesis of nicotine-mediated endothelial dysfunction remains unclear because hemodynamic factor in most of prior in vitro studies was excluded. To understand how nicotine affects(More)
The authors individually or collectively have no significant conflicts of interest or financial disclosures. Abstract Studies on the association between asthma and pulmonary thromboembolism (PE) are considerably limited. We investigated whether PE is associated with asthma using a nationwide cohort study. We identified 31356 patients with asthma newly(More)
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