Kai-Yuan Lin

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Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the most common malignant cancers worldwide. However, little is known about the molecular process by which this disease develops and progresses. This study investigated correlations between the expression of nuclear transcription factor SOX4 and various clinicopathologic parameters as well as patients' survival. Expression(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a highly malignant tumor with poor prognosis and high mortality due to a lack of effective medical treatment and apparent early stage symptoms. Understanding molecular mechanism of cancer development is crucial for HCC diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. Recently, microRNAs have been shown to play an important role in(More)
Chalcones have been described to represent cancer chemopreventive food components that are rich in fruits and vegetables. In this study, we examined the anti-oral cancer effect of flavokawain B (FKB), a naturally occurring chalcone isolated from Alpinia pricei (shell gingers), and revealed its molecular mechanism of action. Treatment of human oral carcinoma(More)
BACKGROUND Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common malignancies but the current therapeutic approaches for advanced CRC are less efficient. Thus, novel therapeutic approaches are badly needed. The purpose of this study is to investigate the involvement of nuclear protein kinase CK2 α subunit (CK2α) in tumor progression, and in the prognosis of(More)
Flavokawain B is a natural chalcone isolated from the rhizomes of Alpenia pricei Hayata. In the present study, we have investigated the antiproliferative and apoptotic effect of flavokawain B (5-20 μg/ml; 17.6-70.4 μM) against human squamous carcinoma (KB) cells. Exposure of KB cells with flavokawain B resulted in apoptosis, evidenced by loss of cell(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE In Taiwan, Toona sinensis (Toona sinensis) is well known as a traditional Chinese medicine, while the underlying pharmacological mechanisms of this drug are still a matter of debate. MATERIALS AND METHODS The purpose of this study was to evaluate the protective effects of non-cytotoxic concentrations of aqueous leaf extracts(More)
Colon cancer is one of the most common malignant cancers worldwide but the current therapeutic approaches for advanced colon cancer are less efficient. This study investigated associations between the expression of nuclear transcription factor SOX4 and various clinicopathologic parameters as well as patients' survival. Expression levels of nuclear SOX4 were(More)
Gastric carcinoma is one of the most common malignancies in the world, yet little is known about the molecular process of its development and progression. The aims of this study are to correlate the expression of nuclear protein kinase CK2 β subunit (CK2β) with clinicopathologic parameters and patient survival. Expression levels of nuclear CK2β were(More)
Although gastric cancer is one of the most common malignancies worldwide, little is known on the molecular process of its development and progression. This study investigates the involvement of guanine nucleotide exchange factor Vav3 in tumor progression and in the prognosis of human gastric cancer. The two patient cohorts in this study consisted of 167(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the feasibility, safety, and short-term outcome of a transumbilical, single-port, totally extraperitoneal (TEP) laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, using a homemade port and a conventional instrument. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty consecutive patients with inguinal hernias (including 20% with bilateral inguinal hernias) underwent a(More)