Myth T.S. Mok

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Using microRNA (miRNA) expression array, we identified that miR-7 was deregulated in colorectal cancer (CRC). We studied the biological role and molecular target of miR-7 in CRC. miR-7 was downregulated in six out of seven colon cancer cell lines. Ectopic expression of miR-7 suppressed colon cancer cell proliferation (P<0.05), induced apoptosis (P<0.05) and(More)
UNLABELLED The combination intrathecal fentanyl (25 microg) and bupivacaine (2.5 mg) provides effective labor analgesia for approximately 90 minutes. The purpose of this prospective, randomized, double-blinded investigation was to determine if the addition of morphine (150 microg) to the intrathecal combination of fentanyl (25 microg) and bupivacaine (2.5(More)
Mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) has long been known as a causal agent of breast cancer in mice. To date, varied MMTV-like envelope gene (env) sequences have been identified in up to 74% of human breast cancers. However, the role and origin of these MMTV-like sequences in human breast cancer remain uncertain. Our study was initiated to study the integration(More)
UNLABELLED Using venous retention with a tourniquet (70 mm Hg), we performed a randomized, double-blind study to assess the efficacy of I.V. pretreatment with fentanyl, morphine, meperidine, or lidocaine in reducing propofol injection pain. Immediately after venous occlusion with a tourniquet, I.V. fentanyl 150 microg (Group A, n = 35), morphine 4 mg (Group(More)
A novel serine/threonine protein kinase from Giardia intestinalis (GiPKB) was isolated by a combination of PCR techniques. Analysis of the GiPKB sequence indicated that the encoded protein appears to be a member of a novel subgroup of serine/threonine protein kinases known as protein kinase B. Reverse transcription PCR and Northern hybridization showed that(More)
The UDP-N-acetylglucosamine pyrophosphorylase in Giardia intestinalis (GiUAP) is one of the five inducible enzymes to synthesize UDP-GalNAc, which is an important precursor for cyst wall synthesis. The recombinant UDP-N-acetylglucosamine pyrophosphorylase (rGiUAP) and its mutants G108A and G210A were expressed and identified by SDS-PAGE, size-exclusion(More)
MDC1 (NFBD1) and 53BP1 are critical mediators of the mammalian DNA damage response (DDR) at nuclear foci. Here we show by quantitative imaging assays that MDC1 and 53BP1 are similar in total copy number (~1200 copies per focus), but differ substantially in dynamics at both replication-associated nuclear bodies in normal cells and DNA repair foci in ionizing(More)
The adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) protein tumor suppressor is mutated in the majority of colon cancers. Most APC gene mutations cause deletion of the C terminus and disrupt APC regulation of beta-catenin turnover, microtubule dynamics, and chromosome segregation. Truncated APC mutant peptides may also gain unique properties, not exhibited by wild-type(More)
PURPOSE To compared the clinical efficacy of tramadol and morphine using a patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) delivery system. METHODS In a prospective, randomized, double blind study, we evaluated 80 adult patients scheduled for elective hip or knee arthroplasty with general inhalational anesthesia. When patients complained of pain in the recovery room,(More)