Ping-chung Leung

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The epithelial ovarian carcinomas, which make up more than 85% of human ovarian cancer, arise in the ovarian surface epithelium (OSE). The etiology and early events in the progression of these carcinomas are among the least understood of all major human malignancies because there are no appropriate animal models, and because methods to culture OSE have(More)
The aim of this study is to test the hypothesis that the fluid conductance of cancellous bone graft is a deciding factor in graft-host union. Cylindrical cancellous bone specimens were trephined from fresh porcine femoral heads in a direction either parallel or perpendicular to the femoral neck axes. The graft after a defatting and freeze-drying process was(More)
We have established the normal ranges for vertebral height ratios and studied the prevalence of vertebral fracture in 481 Chinese women aged 70-79. Our results were compared with those of an American study with a similar methodology. Lateral spine radiographs centered at T8 and L3 were taken, and the anterior, middle, and posterior vertebral heights of each(More)
The direct involvement of melatonin in modulation of ovarian steroidogenesis, the high levels of melatonin found in human follicular fluid, and the presence of melatonin binding sites in the ovary led us to hypothesize that melatonin acts as a modulator of ovarian function. In contrast to the hypothalamus and pituitary, the mechanism of melatonin action at(More)
Epithelial ovarian carcinomas are the most common cause of death from gynecological malignancies and appear to arise from ovarian surface epithelium (OSE), but the exact mechanism of ovarian tumorigenesis has not been elucidated. Recent cloning of a second form of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH-II) has been reported in various human tissues including(More)
Our previous study on bone health among premenopausal women showed that bone mass consolidation is attained by the early 30s, and small loss of spinal bone mineral density (SBMD) occurs soon after peak bone mass attainment. Recent interest has been shown in the potential beneficial effects of phytoestrogens on bone health. However, data are lacking,(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies evaluated the association between vitamin D and psychological health in Chinese. This study examined these associations in Chinese older men in Hong Kong. METHODS Baseline serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD), depression and cognitive function were assessed in 939 community-dwelling Chinese men aged >65. Data on depression status at(More)
BACKGROUND There has been considerable interest in traditional Chinese herbal medicine (TCHM) as a treatment for atopic dermatitis (AD). A twice-daily concoction of an ancestral formula containing five herbs has been found to be beneficial in an open study. OBJECTIVES To assess the efficacy and tolerability of the concoction in children with AD. METHODS(More)
Most epithelial ovarian tumors appear to arise from the ovarian surface epithelium (OSE). Even though it has been suggested that estrogen may be associated with ovarian tumorigenesis, the exact role of estrogen in the regulation of apoptosis in neoplastic OSE cells remains uncertain. Immortalized OSE (IOSE) cell lines were generated from human normal OSE.(More)
Associations between telomere length and various chronic diseases associated with ageing have led to the suggestion that telomere length may be an ageing biomarker. At the clinical level, the suggestion of using measurements of frailty as a measure of biological ageing has also been suggested. This study examines the hypothesis that telomere shortening may(More)