Hsun-Shuo Chang

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BACKGROUND Increasing evidence suggests that mitochondria play a central role in regulating cell apoptosis. Survivin, an inhibitor of apoptosis protein (IAP) family member, mediates resistance to cancer chemotherapy particularly in prostate cancers. Therefore, development of anticancer agents targeting mitochondria and survivin is a potential strategy. (More)
In the past decade, there has been a profound increase in the number of studies revealing that cardenolide glycosides display inhibitory activity on the growth of human cancer cells. The use of potential cardenolide glycosides may be a worthwhile approach in anticancer research. Reevesioside A, a cardenolide glycoside isolated from the root of Reevesia(More)
Four new secondary metabolites, 3α-((E)-Dodec-1-enyl)-4β-hydroxy-5β-methyldihydrofuran-2-one (1), linderinol (6), 4'-O-methylkaempferol 3-O-α-L-(4''-E-p-coumaroyl)rhamnoside (11) and kaempferol 3-O-α-L-(4''-Z-p-coumaroyl)rhamnoside (12) with eleven known compounds-3-epilistenolide D1 (2), 3-epilistenolide D2 (3),(More)
The solid-state cultured products of Antrodia camphorata as health foods has been blooming for the past few decades in Taiwan. In continuing our studies on the chemical constituents of the solid-state cultured products of this fungus, 6-methoxy-4-methyl-2,3-(methylenedioxy)phenol (1) and 4,4'-(ethane-1,2-diyl)bis(2,3,6-trimethoxyphenol)(2) together with(More)
PURPOSE This work aimed to investigate the effect of costunolide, a sesquiterpene lactone isolated from Michelia compressa, on cell cycle distribution and radiosensitivity of human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. METHODS The assessment used in this study included: cell viability assay, cell cycle analysis by DNA histogram, expression of(More)
A dihydrobenzo[c]phenanthridine alkaloid, epizanthocadinanine A (1), together with 27 known compounds, including eight benzo[c]phenanthridines, i.e., oxynitidine (2), oxyavicine (3), oxychelerythrine (4), dihydrochelerythrine (5), 6-acetonyldihydrochelerythrine (6), norchelerythrine (7), decarine (8), and arnottianamide (9); two 2-quinolones, i.e.,(More)
Glutaminase, which converts glutamine to glutamate, is involved in Warburg effect in cancer cells. Two human glutaminase genes have been identified, GLS (GLS1) and GLS2. Two alternative transcripts arise from each glutaminase gene: first, the kidney isoform (KGA) and glutaminase C (GAC) for GLS; and, second, the liver isoform (LGA) and glutaminase B (GAB)(More)
Cryptocarya-derived natural products were reported to have several biological effects such as the antiproliferation of some cancers. The possible antioral cancer effect of Cryptocarya-derived substances was little addressed as yet. In this study, we firstly used the methanolic extracts of C. concinna Hance roots (MECCrt) to evaluate its potential function(More)
Three racemic butanolides, majorenolide (1), majorynolide (2), and majoranolide (3), with 18 known compounds, including ten butanolides, i.e., litsenolide A(2) (4), litsenolide B(2) (5), litsenolide C(1) (6), litsenolide C(2) (7), hamabiwalactone A (8), hamabiwalactone B (9), litseakolide A (10), litseakolide B (11), isoobtusilactone (12), and obtusilactone(More)
The rich indigenous and endemic plants in Taiwan serve as a resourceful bank for biologically active phytochemicals. Based on our TIPdb database curating bioactive phytochemicals from Taiwan indigenous plants, this study presents a three-dimensional (3D) chemical structure database named TIPdb-3D to support the discovery of novel pharmacologically active(More)