Huyen Thi Minh Nguyen

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Cytokines/chemokines are key players in cancer-related inflammation. Increasing evidence suggests that chemokines produced by tumor cells are the mediators of metastasis. Thus, agents that can downregulate chemokines expression have potential against cancer metastasis. We have previously shown inhibition of ovarian and endometrial cancer cell growth with(More)
Human studies suggest that progesterone and calcitriol may prove beneficial in preventing or inhibiting oncogenesis, but the underlying mechanism is not fully understood. The current study investigates the effects of progesterone, calcitriol, and their combination on immortalized human endometrial epithelial cells and endometrial cancer cells and identifies(More)
OBJECTIVE Progesterone (P4) has been implicated as a protective factor for ovarian and endometrial cancers, yet little is known about its mechanism of action. We have shown apoptosis in ovarian and endometrial cancer cells with high doses of P4. Increased generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and an altered redox status have long been observed in(More)
Class 3 semaphorins (SEMA), SEMA3B and SEMA3F, are secreted proteins that regulate angiogenesis, tumor growth, and metastasis by binding to their transmembrane receptor complex consisting of plexins and neuropilins (NP). Expression of SEMAs and their receptors was assessed in tissue microarrays by immunohistochemistry. SEMA3B, SEMA3F, and plexin A3 were(More)
The antioxidant protein, adhesin thiol peroxidase (HpTpx or HP0390), plays an important role in enabling Helicobacter pylori to survive gastric oxidative stress. The bacterium colonizes the host stomach and produces gastric cancer. However, little information is available about the biochemical characteristics of HpTpx. We expressed recombinant HpTpx in(More)
As part of developing a process to valorize lignin in a pulp mill with lignin separation, the depolymerisation of lignin to valuable chemicals was investigated in near-critical water. This was done by using methanol as co-solvent and hydrogen donor, phenol to suppress repolymerization (e.g. formation of char), and ZrO2 as a heterogeneous catalyst, with(More)
Phytoplankton diversity and abundance in estuarine systems are controlled by many factors. Salinity, turbidity, and inorganic nutrient concentrations and their respective ratios have all been proposed as principal factors that structure phytoplankton diversity and influence the emergence of potentially toxic species. Although much work has been conducted on(More)
Lignin, one of the three main components of lignocellulosic biomass, is the second most abundant organic polymer found on Earth. Due to its aromatic nature, lignin is recognized as being a potential feedstock for producing transportation fuel and high value-added chemicals. Nowadays, most of the lignin (almost 99%) produced in the Kraft pulping process is(More)
Flavanoids and flavonoids are natural products present in our diet and known to possess multiple biological activities. Sulfated species of these natural products represent highly charged water-soluble organic molecules that possess unique biochemical properties. We describe here the first studies on capillary electrophoresis of these highly charged(More)
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