Hsingjin Eugene Liu

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c-Myc oncogene is critical for the development of hepatocellular carcinoma. Given the successful use of small-molecule inhibitors on cancers, targeting c-Myc with small-molecule inhibitors represents a promising approach. The potential of using small-molecule c-Myc inhibitor, 10058-F4, was evaluated on hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines, HepG2 and Hep3B(More)
BACKGROUND The results of FASTACT, a randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 2 study, showed that intercalated chemotherapy and erlotinib significantly prolonged progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. We undertook FASTACT-2, a phase 3 study in a similar patient population. METHODS In this phase 3 trial,(More)
Neonatal seizures may increase neuronal vulnerability later in life. Therefore, status epilepticus was induced with kainate (KA) during the first and second postnatal (P) weeks to determine whether early seizures shift the window of neuronal vulnerability to a younger age. KA was injected (i.p.) once (1x KA) on P13, P20 or P30 or three times (3 x KA), once(More)
We conducted a multi-center, randomized and laboratory-blinded clinical trial with subgroup analyses, involving adults aged greater than 60 years old (range 61-86 years old), to investigate the immunogenicity and the potential factors affecting the immune response of a monovalent, unadjuvanted, inactivated, split-virus vaccine. A total of 107 subjects were(More)
A hydroponic trial was conducted to investigate effects of molybdenum (Mo) on ascorbate-glutathione cycle (AsA-GSH cycle) metabolism in Chinese cabbage (Brassica campestris L. ssp. pekinensis). Mo was applied at four rates: 0, 0.01, 0.15 and 1.5 mg l−1. The concentrations of ascorbate, dehydroascorbate, reduced- and oxidized- glutathione, and activities of(More)
Due to the development of drug resistance, the outcome for the majority of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (acute myelogenous leukemia; AML) remains poor. To prevent drug resistance and increase the therapeutic efficacy of treating AML, the development of new combinatory drug therapies is necessary. Sonic hedgehog (Shh) is expressed in AML biopsies and(More)
Areca quid (AQ) chewing is a popular oral habit, especially in Southeast Asia cultures, in which children may be engaged in the addictive habit early in their lives. Extracts of areca nuts, the main component of AQ, have been shown to affect the functionality of T-cells. However, the potential influence of ANE on the development of T-cells is unknown. This(More)
NMDA receptors (NMDARs) are important for the propagation of seizures. To understand the role of NR1 subunits in the propagation of seizures we knocked down the NR1 subunit by intracranial injection of antisense deoxyoligonucleotides (NR1-AS-ODNs) into the right hippocampus during a window of maximal seizure susceptibility in development. Control missense(More)
BACKGROUND Reactive thrombocytosis (RT) in pediatric patients is common, but usually without symptoms. The incidence of RT is different depending on age. Mostly, we reason that RT is a phenomenon, nevertheless the diagnostic value of RT is little known. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the association of RT and clinical or laboratory(More)
OBJECTIVE The study of hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) is limited by lack of specific markers for HSC. Rhodamine 123 (Rho) is one of the substrates of P-glycoprotein (Pgp), and the presence of active Pgp can be shown by the efflux of Rho. Rho can also be used to measure the mitochondrial transmembrane potential (energy state) of a cell. We reasoned that(More)
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