Shan-Chih Lee

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Mucins are highly glycosylated proteins protecting and lubricating epithelial surface of respiratory, gastrointestinal and reproductive tracts. Members of the mucin protein family have been suggested to play an important role in development of endometriosis and infertility. This study investigates genetic association of mucin2 (MUC2) with the risk of(More)
BACKGROUND Bone morphogenetic protein receptor I B (BMPR1B) is a transmembrane receptor mediating TGF-β signal transduction. Recent studies indicate a tumor suppressor role for BMPR1B in ovarian cancer. Polymorphism at BMPR1B 3'UTR within the miR-125b binding site alters its binding affinity toward the miRNA, which may result in insufficient(More)
Epigenetic regulation has been linked to the initiation and progression of cancer. Aberrant expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) is one such mechanism that can activate or silence oncogenes (OCGs) and tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) in cells. A growing number of studies suggest that miRNA expression can be regulated by methylation modification, thus triggering(More)
Genetic alterations of mucin genes, such as MUC2 and MUC4, were previously identified to be associated with endometriosis and related infertility. Additionally, gene expression profiling has confirmed MUC17 to be overexpressed in mucinous ovarian carcinoma; however, its associated risk for endometriosis remains unclear. This study was focused on the(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have indicated that microRNA (miRNA) may play an oncogenic or tumor suppressor role in human cancer. To study the regulatory role of miRNAs in tumorigenesis, an integrated platform has been set up to provide a user friendly interface for query. The main advantage of the present platform is that all the miRNA target genes'(More)
UNLABELLED Currently, there are a number of databases which store microRNA (miRNA) information, and tools available which provide miRNA target prediction. In this article, we describe a novel web-based tool that integrate the miRNA-targeted mRNA data, protein-protein interactions (PPI) records, tissues, biochemical pathways, human disease and gene function(More)
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