Orasa Wonkchalee

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Thunbergia laurifolia Linn (Rang Chuet) possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties as well as anticancer activities. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of T. laurifolia in reducing inflammation from pathological changes in Syrian hamsters infected with the human liver fluke Opisthorchis viverrini. Hamster groups were also(More)
Opisthorchis viverrini infection causes many hepatobiliary diseases, including cholangiocarcinoma. Hence, the study of O. viverrini infection in humans is subject to ethical limitations, so an animal model, the Syrian hamster, is often used. O. viverrini can develop into the adult stage not only in Syrian hamsters but also in other animals, including(More)
Syrian hamsters and gerbils are animal models for Opisthorchis viverrini infection. In both models, the parasites develop into adults with different pathologies of the hepatobiliary system. However, no comparative pathological studies have yet been completed. We therefore investigated host interaction through the susceptibility and pathological changes of(More)
Opisthorchiasis is the major public health problem in the endemic areas of Thailand and Laos because Opisthorchis viverrini infection causes serious hepatobiliary diseases including CCA. The molecular mechanism of the CCA carcinogenesis induced by the infection remains obscure. To reveal the potential genes and signaling pathways to involve in the(More)
Chronic infection with Opisthorchis viverrini for many years has been associated with the development of hepatobiliary diseases including cholangiocarcinoma. It is well known that inflammation is a key component of the tumor microenvironment, and that chronic inflammation plays an important role in tumorigenesis. Therefore, in this study(More)
Opisthorchis viverrini (O. viverrini) is a well-known causative agent of cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) in humans. CCA is very resistant to chemotherapy and is frequently fatal. To understand the pathogenesis of CCA in humans, a rodent model was developed. However, the development of CCA in rodents is time-consuming and the xenograft-transplantation model of(More)
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