Shu-fang Huang

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We would like to highlight the application of natural products to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We will focus on the natural products known as flavonoids, which target this disease at different stages of hepatocarcinogenesis. In spite of the use of chemotherapy and radiotherapy in treating HCC, patients with HCC still face poor prognosis because of the(More)
Purpose: To discover the incidence of ocular surface diseases in the RCC in one region hospital in southern Taiwan. Methods: A prospective study was performed from January 2014 to May 2014. We recorded the causes of admission, eyelid position, abnormal findings of the conjunctiva and cornea. Besides, we also collected data about age, sex, sedation score,(More)
Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and invasion potential have been considered as essential factors in cancer metastasis, which is the major cause of cancer death. EMT is a multi-step process that involves gain invasion, cytoskeleton change, cell adhesion, and proteolytic extracellular matrix degradation. Epicatechin-3-gallate (ECG), which is a(More)
AIM To investigate how a complex network of CC chemokine ligands (CCLs) and their receptors influence the progression of tumor and metastasis. METHODS In the present study, we used immunohistochemistry to examine the expression of CCL7, CCL8 and CCL21 in 194 gastric cancer samples and adjacent normal tissues. We analyzed their correlation with tumor(More)
Claudin-4 is a member of the claudin family, a large family of transmembrane proteins that are essential in the formation and maintenance of tight junctions. Matrix metal-loproteinase (MMP)-2 and -9 degrade type IV collagen of the extracellular matrix and basal membranes. Claudin-4 activates MMP-2, indicating that claudin-mediated increased cancer cell(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinical effects of electroacupuncture (EA) at Fenglong (ST 40) on blood lipids. METHODS Two hundred and four patients of hyperlipidemia were randomly divided into a Fenglong group and a Xuezhikang group, 102 cases in each group. The patients in the Fenglong group were treated with electroacupuncture at Fenglong (ST 40). After(More)
Viridians streptococcal shock syndrome is a subtype of toxic shock syndrome. Frequently, the diagnosis is missed initially because the clinical features are nonspecific. However, it is a rapidly progressive disease, manifested by hypotension, rash, palmar desquamation, and acute respiratory distress syndrome within a short period. The disease course is(More)
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