Min-Bin Chen

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Here we evaluated the anti-cancer activity of aqueous Oldenlandia diffusa (OD) extracts (ODE) in colorectal cancer (CRC) cells. We showed that ODE exerted potent anti-proliferative, cytotoxic and pro-apoptotic activities against a panel of established CRC lines (HCT-116, DLD-1, HT-29 and Lovo) and primary (patient-derived) human CRC cells. ODE activated(More)
Despite its potent antitumor effect, clinical use of Doxorubicin is limited because of serious side effects including myocardial toxicity. Understanding the cellular mechanism involved in this process in a better manner is beneficial for optimizing Doxorubicin treatment. In the current study, the authors focus on the AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) in(More)
Use of the conventional cancer chemotherapy (i.e. vincristine) is limited in tumor cells exhibiting pre-existing or acquired resistance. Here, we found that C6 ceramide (C6) dramatically sensitized vincristine's activity. In vitro, C6 and vincristine coadministration induced substantial necrosis and apoptosis in multiple human cancer cell lines, which were(More)
Here we report that activation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) mediates plumbagin-induced apoptosis and growth inhibition in both primary cultured human colon cancer cells and cell lines. Knocking-down of AMPKα by the target shRNA significantly inhibits plumbagin-induced cytotoxicity in cultured colon cancer cells, while forced activation of AMPK by(More)
The molecular basis for induction of apoptosis in melanoma cells by vincristine remains unknown. Here we tested the potential involvement of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) in this process. We found for the first time that vincristine induces AMPK activation (AMPKα, Thr 172) and Acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC, Ser 79) (a downstream molecular target of(More)
Epidemiological studies have evaluated the association between ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM) gene polymorphisms and breast cancer risk. However, published data are still inconclusive. We performed a meta-analysis for the first time, based on currently available evidence, by searching PubMed, ISI Web of Knowledge, and Embase databases to derive a more(More)
AIM To investigate associations between the Rsa I polymorphism of CYP2E1 and risk of colorectal cancer. METHODS A case-control study was conducted with 315 colorectal cancer cases (105 colon, 210 rectal) and 439 population-based controls in Jiangsu Province of China. Genomic DNA samples were assayed for restriction fragment length polymorphisms in CYP2E1(More)
Previous epidemiological studies have evaluated the association between the ABCB1 polymorphism and the risk of breast cancer with conflicting results. Hence, we conducted a meta-analysis of the ABCB1 gene and risk of breast cancer to obtain the most reliable estimate of the association. PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science databases were searched. A total of(More)
Trinucleotide repeat containing 9 (TNRC9) is a gene located at chromosome 16q12. Although of an uncertain function, it is a newly described risk factor for breast cancer. It contains a putative high-mobility group box motif, suggesting its possible role as transcription factor; it has been implicated in breast cancer metastasis. Published studies on the(More)