Kyeong-Hee Choi

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In this study, we found that oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs) in Korean patients have a high level of COX-2 expression when compared with normal mucosa. Sulforaphane (SFN), rich in cruciferous vegetables, has been reported to display anti-cancer activity against many cancers. However, the effect and molecular mechanism of SFN in the proliferation of(More)
Earlier studies have shown that tolfenamic acid (Tol) exhibits anticancer activity in several cancer models by inhibiting tumor growth and angiogenesis. However, the chemopreventive effect of Tol on a cervical cancer model and the underlying mechanism of action are unknown. In this study, Tol was found to inhibit cell proliferation by inducing apoptosis(More)
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are known to inhibit cancer growth by inhibiting the activity of cyclooxygenase (COX). However, there is increasing evidence that the COX-independent pathway may be also involved in the inhibitory effect of NSAIDs against tumor progression. Tolfenamic acid is a NSAID that exhibits anticancer activity in(More)
Cruciferous vegetables contain isothiocyanates including diindolylmethane (DIM) that exhibit cancer chemopreventive effects. We developed a series of synthetic ring-substituted DIM analogs including 5,5'-dibromoDIM that exhibited better inhibitory activity in breast and colon cancer cells than DIM. In this study, we investigated whether 5,5'-dibromoDIM(More)
Tolfenamic acid (Tol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that was reported to exhibit anticancer activity in pancreatic and colorectal cancer models. This study examined the role of Tol in the death regulation of PC-3 and DU145 human androgen-independent prostate cancer cells. The results showed that Tol inhibited cell growth and induced apoptosis,(More)
Previously, our group reported that sulforaphane (SFN), a naturally occurring chemopreventive agent from cruciferous vegetables, effectively inhibits the proliferation of KB and YD-10B human oral squamous carcinoma cells by causing apoptosis. In this study, treatment of 20 and 40 microM of SFN for 12 h caused a cell cycle arrest in the G(2)/M phase. Cell(More)
Cruciferous vegetables have been shown to have the possibility to protect against multistep carcinogenesis. β-Phenylethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC) is one component of these vegetables demonstrated to help fight many types of cancer. The present study examined the apoptotic effects of PEITC and its molecular mechanism in human cervical cancer cell lines (HEp-2(More)
In a previous study, we demonstrated that cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) is overexpressed in Korean patients having oral cancer. The goal of this study was to study whether KO-202125 (KO), a sauristolactam derivative in KB human oral squamous carcinoma cells, inhibits the activity of COX-2 enzyme and induces apoptotic cell death. In this study, it was shown that(More)
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