Shee-Ping Chen

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PURPOSE In this study, we have examined the antitumor effects of chloroform extract of Angelica sinensis (AS-C), a traditional Chinese medicine, on glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumors in vitro and in vivo. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN In vitro, GBM cells were treated with AS-C, and the cell proliferation, changes in distributions of cell cycle, and(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy and feasibility of bilateral subthalamic deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) for Parkinson's disease (PD) under general anesthesia (GA) has not been evaluated. OBJECTIVE We compared the outcome of patients under GA with those who were operated on under local anesthesia (LA). MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty-three patients were assigned(More)
The natural compound n-butylidenephthalide (BP), which is isolated from the chloroform extract of Angelica sinensis, has been investigated for its antitumoral effects on glioblastoma multiform (GBM) brain tumors both in vitro and in vivo. To determine the mechanism of BP-induced growth arrest and apoptosis, we examined BP-induced changes in gene expression(More)
Using the maximum-likelihood method with the expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm of PYPOP, high-resolution human leukocyte antigen (HLA) three-locus haplotypes (HLA-A, -B, and -C; HLA-A, -B, and -DRB1) and four-locus haplotypes (HLA-A, -B, -C, and -DRB1) were determined. Linkage disequilibrium of high-resolution HLA-B and -C alleles and HLA-DRB1 and(More)
The novel lignan isochaihulactone inhibits cell proliferation and is an effective inducer of apoptosis in a variety of carcinoma cell lines. To determine the mechanisms underlying these effects, we examined isochaihulactone-induced changes in gene expression using oligodeoxynucleotide-based microarray screening of a human lung carcinoma cell line, A549.(More)
AIMS The purpose of this study was to investigate the association of methylation in the promoter regions of adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) and O(6)-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) and the survival of Taiwanese colorectal cancer (CRC) subjects who received 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) adjuvant chemotherapy. RESULTS DNA isolated from tumor tissue of(More)
We previously demonstrated that the crude acetone extract of Bupleurum scorzonerifolium (BS-AE) 60 microg/ml has anti-proliferation activity and apoptotic effects on A549 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A novel lignan, isochaihulactone (4-benzo[1,3]dioxol-5-ylmethyl-3(3,4,5-trimethoxyl-benzylidene)-dihydro-furan-2-one), was isolated from BS-AE and(More)
Tanshinone IIA (Tan-IIA), one of the major lipophilic components isolated from the root of Salviae Miltiorrhizae, has been found to exhibit anticancer activity in various cancer cells. We have demonstrated that Tan-IIA induces apoptosis in several human cancer cells through caspase- and mitochondria-dependent pathways. Here we explored the anticancer effect(More)
Human adipose-derived stem cells (huADSC) were generated from fat tissue of a 65-year-old male donor. Flow cytometry and reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analyses indicated that the huADSC express neural cell proteins (MAP2, GFAP, nestin and β-III tubulin), neurotrophic growth factors (BDNF and GDNF), and the chemotactic factor CXCR4(More)
N-butylidenephthalide (BP), isolated from the chloroform extract of Angelica sinensis, has been examined for its antitumor effects on glioblastoma multiforme brain tumors; however, little is known about its antitumor effects on hepatocellular carcinoma cells. Two hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines, HepG2 and J5, were treated with either(More)