Huei-Sheng Huang

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BACKGROUND The up-regulation of CCAAT/enhancer binding protein delta (CEBPD) has frequently been observed in macrophages in age-associated disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, the role of macrophage CEBPD in the pathogenesis of RA is unclear. METHODOLOGY AND PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We found that the collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) score(More)
Arsenic is a well-known poison and carcinogen in humans. However, it also has been used to effectively treat some human cancers and non-carcinogenic ailments. Previously, we demonstrated in keratinocytes that arsenic trioxide (ATO)-induced p21 WAF1/CIP1 (p21) expression leading to cellular cytotoxicity through the c-Src/EGFR/ERK pathway and generation of(More)
Phospholipid hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase (PHGPx) is unique in the substrate specificity among the glutathione peroxidase family because it can interact with lipophilic substrates, including the peroxidized phospholipids and cholesterol, and reduce these hydroperoxide to hydroxide compounds. However, what kinds of ligand can regulate the PHGPx(More)
While arsenic trioxide (As2O3) is an infamous carcinogen, it is also an effective chemotherapeutic agent for acute promyelocytic leukemia and some solid tumors. In human epidermoid carcinoma A431 cells, we found that As2O3 induced cell death in time- and dose-dependent manners. Similarly, dependent regulation of the p21WAF1/CIP1 (p21) promoter, mRNA(More)
Phospholipid hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase (PHGPx), a selenium-dependent glutathione peroxidase, can interact with lipophilic substrates, including the phospholipid hydroperoxides, fatty-acid hydroperoxides, and cholesteryl ester hydroperoxides, and reduce them to hydroxide compounds. We studied the functional role of endogenous PHGPx in regulation(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of choice for clear cell acanthoma (CCA) is excision. Resolution after cryotherapy has also been reported but requires three to four courses of treatment. OBJECTIVE To demonstrate three CCA lesions in two patients successfully treated with a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser. METHODS Under local anesthesia, these lesions were vaporized(More)
An infamous poison, arsenic also has been used as a drug for nearly 2400 years; in recently years, arsenic has been effective in the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia. Increasing evidence suggests that opposite effects of arsenic trioxide (ATO) on tumors depend on its concentrations. For this reason, the mechanisms of action of the drug should be(More)
Although arsenic is an infamous carcinogen, it has been effectively used to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia, and can induce cell cycle arrest or apoptosis in human solid tumors. Previously, we had demonstrated that opposing effects of ERK1/2 and JNK on p21 expression in response to arsenic trioxide (As(2)O(3)) are mediated through the Sp1 responsive(More)
Arsenic trioxide (ATO) has been effectively used as a therapeutic agent to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia and solid tumors, via induction of cell cycle arrest or apoptosis. In our previous studies, we suggest that c-Jun might act as an adapter to regulate p21(WAF1/CIP1) (p21) expression in response to ATO. Therefore, how to regulate the c-Jun to bind to(More)
HCC (hepatocellular carcinoma) is among the most common and lethal cancers worldwide with a poor prognosis mainly due to a high recurrence rate and chemotherapy resistance. ATO (arsenic trioxide) is a multi-target drug that has been effectively used as an anticancer drug in acute promyelocytic leukaemia. However, a Phase II trial involving patients with HCC(More)