Le-Ming Wang

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OBJECTIVE To identify the impact of the pluripotent transcription factor OCT4 in endometrial cell migration and endometriosis. DESIGN The OCT4 expression and cell migration study. SETTING Research institution and reproductive medical clinic. PATIENT(S) Nine subjects with normal endometrium, 3 subjects with normal myometrium, 36 patients with(More)
Several cases in which uteruses have been preserved in women with placenta percreta have been reported. We herein report a 38-year-old woman with a history of previous cesarean section who was admitted with lower abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding at 31 weeks of gestation. An urgent exploratory laparotomy revealed active bleeding from the uterine rupture(More)
Recently, endometrial hyperplasia was identified as presenting a higher risk for progressing to endometrial carcinoma more readily than adenomyosis. The Lcn-2 gene encodes neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), which promotes cell proliferation and serves as a cancer marker in some cancers. In our current study, we investigated the relationship(More)
Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death in gynecological diseases. Thyroid hormone promotes proliferation of ovarian cancer cells via cell surface receptor integrin αvβ3 that activates extracellular regulated kinase (ERK1/2). However, the mechanisms are still not fully understood. Thyroxine (T4) at a physiologic total hormone concentration (10-7 M)(More)
Obesity and its comorbidities constitute a serious health burden worldwide. Leptin plays an important role in diet control; however, it has a stimulatory potential on cancer cell proliferation. The OB3 peptide, a synthetic peptide, was shown to be more active than leptin in regulating metabolism but with no mitogenic effects in cancer cells. In this study,(More)
OBJECTIVE The heterogeneous nature of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and the absence of known MSC-specific biomarkers make it challenging to define MSC phenotypes and characteristics. In this study, we compared the phenotypic and functional features of human placenta-derived MSCs with those of human dermal fibroblasts in vitro in order to identify a(More)
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