Patcharee Boonsiri

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BACKGROUND Epidemiology and animal models suggest that dietary monosodium glutamate (MSG) may contribute to the onset of obesity and the metabolic syndrome. METHODS Families (n = 324) from a rural area of Thailand were selected and provided MSG as the sole source for the use in meal preparation for 10 days. Three hundred forty-nine subjects aged 35-55(More)
Antidesma thwaitesianum Müll. Arg. or mao is widely used as commercial products of juice and wine in Thailand. As a result, waste products from the mao plant, such as mao seeds (MS) and mao marcs (MM), are plentiful. We aimed to purify and analyze polyphenolic content in both MS and MM and to investigate the radical scavenging activities of these(More)
BACKGROUND It has been known that hypertension is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). CVD is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in developed and developing countries. Elevation of blood pressure (BP) increases the adverse effect for cardiovascular outcomes. Prevention of increased BP plays a crucial role in a reduction of(More)
The liver fluke, Opisthorchis viverrini, is the risk factor of cholangiocarcinoma, which is a major health problem in northeastern Thailand. Production of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species during the host's response leads to oxidative and nitrosative stress contributing to carcinogenesis. We investigated the protective effect of melatonin against O.(More)
BACKGROUND High levels of serum total sialic acid (TSA) have been reported in cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) patients. In this study, the clinical value and possible cause of increased total sialic acid in the serum in cholangiocarcinoma patients were examined. METHODS Total sialic acid was determined in 172 serum and 25 tumor tissue samples taken from(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin A and zinc are micronutrients which co-related to diseases afflicting northeast Thais. Vitamin A and zinc concentrations in serum have been studied in healthy northeast Thais between 23 and 75 years. METHODS Vitamin A was analyzed by HPLC and zinc was determined by flame atomic absorption spectrometry. RESULTS The average serum(More)
The human liver fluke Opisthorchis viverrini infection and N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) administration induce cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) and liver injury in hamsters. Melatonin protects against liver injury and reduces the alteration of mitochondrial structure, mitochondrial membrane potential, and mitochondrial pro- and anti-apoptotic pathways in various(More)
OBJECTIVE Malnutrition frequently occurs in lung cancer patients. We aimed to determine nutritional status and antioxidant and mineral levels in Thai patients with lung cancer. METHODS A prospective study with matched case-control was conducted. Nutritional status was assessed by body mass index (BMI) and subjective global assessment (SGA). Eastern(More)
There are limits to the standard treatment for cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) including drug resistance and side effects. The objective of this study was to develop a new technique for carrying drugs by conjugation with gold nanoparticles and using folic acid as a targeting agent in order to increase drug sensitivity. Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) were(More)
An imbalance between oxidative stress and antioxidant capacity has been proposed to play an important role in the development and progression of chronic diseases in the elderly. The present study was carried out to investigate correlation between the serum antioxidants (lycopene and alpha-tocopherol) and malondialdehyde (MDA), a marker of oxidative stress(More)