Hui Chin Peng

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Endothelial integrins play an essential role in angiogenesis and cell survival. Accutin, a new member of disintegrin family derived from venom of Agkistrodon acutus, potently inhibited human platelet aggregation caused by various agonists (eg, thrombin, collagen, and, adenosine diphosphate [ADP]) through the blockade of fibrinogen binding to platelet(More)
Angiogenesis is a complex process regulated by the interactions of endothelial cells with cytokines and the adhesive protein matrix. The cytokines basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) are two of the modulators of angiogenesis. One mechanism by which these cytokines induce their effects may be through the(More)
Multicystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK) is the most common renal cystic disease in infancy and the second most common neonatal abdominal mass. It represents an extreme form of renal dysplasia. The key features in MCDK include variability in size, loss of kidney shape, absence of function and obstruction of ureter. Current management is still controversial. The(More)
A potent platelet glycoprotein Ib (GPIb) antagonist, crotalin, with a molecular weight of 30 kD was purified from the snake venom of Crotalus atrox. Crotalin specifically and dose dependently inhibited aggregation of human washed platelets induced by ristocetin with IC50 of 2.4 microg/mL (83 nmol/L). It was also active in inhibiting ristocetin-induced(More)
A new short-chain disintegrin, accutin, was purified from the Formosan Agkistrodon acutus venom by using of gel filtration, ion exchanger and reverse phase HPLC. The homogeneous protein is a 47-residue polypeptide with a molecular mass of 5241 Da containing an Arg-Gly-Asp sequence and seven cysteinyl residues at positions highly homologous to other(More)
A potent platelet aggregation inhibitor in the venom of Crotalus viridis snake was purified to homogeneity by gel filtration chromatography and reverse phase high-performance liquid chromatography. This purified principle, named crotavirin, is a single-chain polypeptide with a mol. wt of 9200 as estimated by SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. It(More)
In this study, we examined the effect of triflavin, an Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD)-containing snake venom peptide, on human cervical carcinoma (HeLa) cell- and B16-F10 mouse melanoma cell-induced platelet aggregation (TCIPA) in heparinized platelet-rich plasma. TCIPA appears to play an important role in the development of certain experimental tumor metastases. Two(More)
Binding of von Willebrand factor (vWF) to a variety of extracellular matrix (ECM) components and to platelet glycoprotein (GP) Ib-IX-V complex is important in mediating platelet adhesion and aggregation in the early stage of hemostasis. We previously purified a potent antithrombotic protein, named crotalin, functionally acting as a GP lb antagonist (1). In(More)
Angiogenesis consists of the proliferation, migration, and differentiation of endothelial cells, although angiogenic factor and integrin-extracellular matrix interaction modulate this process. We report here that a snake venom-derived disintegrin, rhodostomin, inhibited distinct steps in angiogenesis elicited by basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), and(More)
We report the case of a 6-y-old boy with actinomycosis, presenting as xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP), hepatic pseudotumor and abdominal abscess. Symptoms included intermittent fever, abdominal pain and significant weight loss. Hepatic and renal tumor masses were suspected on sonography and computerized tomography. XGP and actinomycosis were proven(More)