Kuo-Shyang Jeng

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Phyllodes tumors (PTs) are uncommon biphasic breast tumors that usually occur in adult females. They are composed of a benign epithelial component and a cellular, spindle cell stroma forming a leaf-like structure. No one morphologic finding is reliable in predicting the clinical behavior of the tumor. The purpose of this study was(More)
RNA interference (RNAi) was reported to block hepatitis B virus (HBV) gene expression and replication in vitro and in vivo. However, it remains a technical challenge for RNAi-based therapy to achieve long-term and complete inhibition effects in chronic HBV infection, which presumably requires more extensive and uniform transduction of the whole infected(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) core protein constitutes a viral nucleocapsid and may possess multiple functions. In this study, we demonstrated the homotypic interaction and multimerization of HCV core protein in vitro and in vivo. By using a yeast two-hybrid system, we showed that the amino-terminal hydrophilic portion (amino acids 1-115) of the core protein(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to validate the Mandarin Chinese version of different screening instruments and compare their performances for identifying hazardous drinkers in Taiwan. METHODS We compared the performance of the Mandarin Chinese versions of AUDIT, AUDIT-C (AUDIT items 1, 2 and 3), AUDIT-4 (AUDIT items 1, 2, 3 and 10), AUDIT-3 (AUDIT item 3),(More)
Transfection of human hepatoma cell lines with cloned HBV DNA resulted in the secretion of large amounts of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and core-related antigens (HBc/HBeAg) if well-differentiated cell lines were employed. Synthesis of both viral antigens was the highest in cell line HuH-7 and continued for approximately 25 days. Particles(More)
AIM To investigate the prognostic value of vascular endothelial growth factor messenger RNA (VEGF mRNA) in the peripheral blood (PB) of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) undergoing curative resection. METHODS Using a reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)-based assay, VEGF mRNA in the PB was determined prospectively in 50(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) core protein is a multifunctional protein. We examined whether it can interact with cellular proteins, thus contributing to viral pathogenesis. Using the HCV core protein as a bait to screen a human liver cDNA library in a yeast two-hybrid screening system, we have isolated several positive clones encoding cellular proteins that(More)
HYPOTHESIS Mutant p53 gene has lost its tumor suppression function and is considered to be a very important step in hepatocellular carcinoma development. We propose that the mutant p53 gene plays a role in its invasiveness and prognosis after resection. DESIGN A case-controlled study. SETTING A referral center. PATIENTS Seventy-nine consecutive(More)