Mao-Te Chuang

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In this study, nicotinic acid hydroxamate (NAH), a nicotinic acid derivative, was found to show dose-dependent inhibition of melanin content and tyrosinase activity of murine melanoma B16F10 cells with or without being cotreated with cAMP stimulators. In the studies on signaling pathways for skin whitening, NAH-treated B16F10 cells resulted in a decrease in(More)
BACKGROUND Diarrhea is part of the postlaparoscopic cholecystectomy syndrome, but is not well defined. Published reports have ignored possible associated factors such as the preoperative excretion pattern, gastrointestinal disorders, personality disorders, the effect of drugs, unsanitary food, and high-fat diets. PURPOSE The aim of this study was to(More)
5,16-dihydrotanshinone I (DHTS) is extracted from Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge (tanshen root) and was found to be the most effective compound of tanshen extracts against breast cancer cells in our previous studies. However, whether DHTS can induce apoptosis through an endoplasmic reticular (ER) stress pathway was examined herein. In this study, we found that(More)
Oral tegafur/uracil (UFT), like an intravenous drip with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)/leucovorin (LV), has been regarded as an active regimen in the treatment of advanced colorectal cancer. In this clinical trial, we evaluate the toxicity and efficacy of regimens containing oral UFT/LV, instead of an intravenous drip with 5-FU/LV, in the treatment of metastatic(More)
Anredera cordifolia (Ten.) Steenis, or the synonymous name of Boussingaultia baselloides or Boussingaultia gracilis var. pseudobaselloides, is a South American species of ornamental succulent vine, commonly known as the madeira-vine. The fresh leaves of madeira-vine are frequently used as vegetables. A. cordifolia is an evergreen climber that grows from(More)
Plasma amine oxidase (plasma AO, EC 1.4.3.6) is a copper-containing AO which converts benzylamine (BZ) to benzaldehyde, generating hydrogen peroxide and ammonia. The peroxidase was used as an ancillary enzyme to couple hydrogen peroxide to 3-amino-9-ethylcarbazole (AEC) to achieve plasma AO activity after electrophoresis on native polyacrylamide gels. It(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients undergoing complete treatments of breast carcinoma can be found with pulmonary nodules during the follow up period. Either metastasis from breast carcinoma or second primary bronchogenic carcinoma should be considered as a possible diagnosis. CASE PRESENTATIONS Two female patients with ages of 66 and 64, underwent modified radical(More)
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