Jacqueline Ming Liu

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We present evidence that both corepressors SMRT and N-CoR exist in large protein complexes with estimated sizes of 1.5-2 MDa in HeLa nuclear extracts. Using a combination of conventional and immunoaffinity chromatography, we have successfully isolated a SMRT complex and identified histone deacetylase 3 (HDAC3) and transducin (beta)-like I (TBL1), a WD-40(More)
The t(8;21) translocation between two genes known as AML1 and ETO is seen in approximately 12-15% of all acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and is the second-most-frequently observed nonrandom genetic alteration associated with AML. AML1 up-regulates a number of target genes critical to normal hematopoiesis, whereas the AML1/ETO fusion interferes with this(More)
Amplification of chromosome arm 3q is the most consistent aberration in cervical cancer, and is implicated in the progression of dysplastic uterine cervical cells into invasive cancer. The present study employed the 'positional candidate gene' strategy to determine the contribution of PIK3CA, which is located in 3q26.3, in cervical tumorigenesis. PIK3CA is(More)
PURPOSE Recent studies have shown that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) obtained from bone marrow transplantation patients originate from the host. This clinical observation suggests that MSCs in their niches could be resistant to irradiation. However, the biologic responses of bone marrow MSCs to irradiation have rarely been described in the literature. (More)
Organismal aging is influenced by a multitude of intrinsic and extrinsic factors, and heterochromatin loss has been proposed to be one of the causes of aging. However, the role of heterochromatin in animal aging has been controversial. Here we show that heterochromatin formation prolongs lifespan and controls ribosomal RNA synthesis in Drosophila. Animals(More)
PURPOSE In patients with colorectal cancer, brain metastasis is infrequent. This study aims to elucidate the risk, pattern of occurrence, and survival time after different treatment modalities. METHODS A retrospective review of all patients with colorectal cancer admitted to the Veterans General Hospital-Taipei between 1970 and 1996 from our hospital was(More)
BACKGROUND In the past two decades, the incidence of breast cancer in young Taiwanese females has been rapidly increasing, approaching the risk level of western countries. As a first step to investigate the possible etiology, we examined the molecular subtypes of female breast cancer in Taiwan. METHODS This study included 1,028 consecutive patients with(More)
Data on morbidity and mortality from oesophageal cancer (EC) over the 25 years from 1959-1983 indicate that this malignancy has been the commonest cause of death in Linxian (LX) county during that period, accounting for 16% of deaths from all causes and 65% of deaths from cancer. Whereas incidence and mortality of EC were high but stable during this period,(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD) and dose-limiting toxicity (DLT) of both docetaxel and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) when administered weekly in a regimen of docetaxel, 5-FU/leucovorin and cisplatin (DFLP) for 2 consecutive weeks every 3 weeks. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 31 patients with chemo-naive, advanced adenocarcinoma of the(More)
The aim of this study was to ascertain the prevalence of alternative medicine consumption in Chinese cancer patients on active conventional treatment. A cross sectional survey of 100 consecutive advanced cancer patients admitted to a cancer clinical trial referral unit were personally interviewed by their assigned oncology research nurse using a specially(More)