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The causal role of human papillomavirus (HPV) in cervical carcinogenesis is beyond reasonable questioning. The progression from HPV infection, squamous intraepithelial lesions (SIL) to squamous cell carcinomata (SCC), however, is very uncommon and inefficient. Host genetic factors that may confer the susceptibility of disease progression are largely(More)
OBJECTIVES Aberrant activation of the Wnt/beta-catenin signaling pathway is common in human cancers, including cervical cancer. The secreted frizzled-related proteins (SFRPs) function as Wnt antagonists and play important implications in carcinogenesis. Recently, we have shown that SFRP1 and SFRP2 are frequently downregulated through promoter(More)
Resistin (Rstn) is known as an adipocyte-specific secretory hormone that can cause insulin resistance and decrease adipocyte differentiation. By contrast, green tea catechins, especially (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), have been reported as body weight and diabetes chemopreventatives. Whether EGCG regulates production of Rstn is unknown. Using 3T3-L1(More)
Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) is an autosomal inherited cancer syndrome characterized by germline plus somatic mutations of DNA mismatch repair genes and familial clustering of cancers of colorectum and other visceral organs. So far, to our knowledge, there has been no proof of nonepithelial tumors in association with HNPCC. Here we(More)
SCOPE This study investigated the pathways involved in epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) modulation of insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I-stimulated and IGF-II-stimulated mitogenesis in 3T3-L1 preadipocytes. METHODS AND RESULTS We found that this process was dose and time dependent, and caused by suppression of IGF-I-stimulated and IGF-II-stimulated(More)
Grape seed procyanidins (GSPCs) are bioflavonoid polymers that have been shown to have health benefits. We assessed the antidiabetic effect of GSPC in mice. Mice with streptozotocin(STZ)-induced diabetes were orally or intrape-ritoneally administered saline or 40-100 mg GSPC/kg BW daily for 7-10 d. We monitored body weight, blood glucose levels, amounts of(More)
OBJECTIVE Proteomic profiling of plasma or serum is a technique to identify new biomarkers in disease. The objective of this study was to identify new plasma biomarkers in ovarian cancer patients using mass spectrometry protein profiling and artificial intelligence. METHODS A total of 65 plasma samples obtained from women with ovarian cancer (n = 35) and(More)
Resistin is known as an adipocyte-specific hormone that can cause insulin resistance and decrease adipocyte differentiation. It can be regulated by transcriptional factors, but the possible role of forkhead transcription factor FOXO1 in regulating resistin gene expression is still unknown. Using 3T3 fibroblast and C3H10T1/2 and 3T3-L1 adipocytes, we found(More)
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