Heng-Hsiung Wu

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BACKGROUND Lung cancers in women, in nonsmokers, and in patients with adenocarcinoma from Asia have more prevalent mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene than their counterparts. However, the etiology of EGFR mutations in this population remains unclear. The authors hypothesized that the human papillomavirus (HPV) type 16/18(More)
PURPOSE Inhibitors of antiapoptosis protein (IAP) have been implicated in the resistance to cisplatin. Therefore, verifying which pathway is involved in cIAP2 upregulation may be helpful in finding a feasible pathway inhibitor to increase the chemotherapeutic efficacy in human papillomavirus (HPV)-infected lung cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Specific(More)
Pancreatic cancer has an extremely high mortality rate due to its aggressive metastatic nature. Resolving the underlying mechanisms will be crucial for treatment. Here, we found that overexpression of IL-17B receptor (IL-17RB) strongly correlated with postoperative metastasis and inversely correlated with progression-free survival in pancreatic cancer(More)
Subcellular localization of apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease-1/redox factor-1 (Ape1) has been demonstrated to promote lung tumor malignancy via NF-κB activation. We hypothesized that increased cytoplasmic Ape1 expression might cause NF-κB activation by p53 aberration, and result in poor outcome in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Herein, knockdown of(More)
PURPOSE Benzo[a]pyrene 7,8-diol 9,10-epoxide (BPDE), an ultimate metabolite of benzo[a]pyrene, attacks deoxyguanosine to form a BPDE-N2-dG adduct resulting in p53 mutations. Both cytochrome P4501A1 (CYP1A1) and glutathione S-transferase M1 (GSTM1) have been demonstrated to be involved in the metabolism of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The relationship(More)
During the last decade, increasing evidence suggests a strong association between chronic inflammation and cancer development among different types of cancer. The dysregulation of pro-inflammatory cytokines or their receptors is a common feature observed in many cancers [1]. Cancer cells take advantage of cytokine or cytokine receptor overexpression to(More)
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