I-Chien Hsieh

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BACKGROUND OCT4, SOX2, and NANOG are major transcription factors related to stem cell self-renewal and differentiation. The aim of this study was to examine the association of OCT4, SOX2, and NANOG expression levels with the development and prognosis of patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Expression levels of OCT4,(More)
Apoptosis plays a dual role in cancer development and malignancy. The role of apoptosis-related caspases in cancer remains controversial, particularly in oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma (OTSCC). In this study, we examined the protein levels of cleaved caspase-3, caspase-3, caspase-8, and caspase-9 on tissue microarrays consisting of samples from 246(More)
Buccal mucosa squamous cell carcinoma (BMSCC) is the most common oral cancer in Southeast Asia. Caspase-3, a key molecule in regulating apoptosis, promotes the malignancy of various cancers. However, its role in BMSCC is unknown. Herein, we evaluated the association of caspase-3 expression with tumorigenesis and prognosis in BMSCC patients.(More)
We aimed to investigate the association of the expression levels of five epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-related proteins (Snail, Twist, E-cadherin, N-cadherin, and Vimentin) with tumorigenesis, pathologic parameters and prognosis in tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC) patients by immunohistochemistry of tissue microarray. The expression levels of(More)
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