Sittisak Honsawek

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At least 70% of small cell lung cancers express the Kit receptor tyrosine kinase and its ligand, stem cell factor (SCF). Numerous lines of evidence have demonstrated that this coexpression constitutes a functional autocrine loop, suggesting that inhibitors of Kit tyrosine kinase activity could have therapeutic efficacy in this disease. STI571, formerly(More)
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures are considered to be the most severe joint injury in sports. However, the precise etiologies of ACL injuries are not fully understood. Recently, the gene encoding the matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3, stromelysin-1) was shown to be associated with anterior cruciate ligament ruptures. The 5A/6A polymorphism in(More)
BACKGROUND Osteoarthritis (OA), a common degenerative joint disorder in the elderly, is characterized by the destruction of articular cartilage, bony outgrowths at joint margins, and synovitis. The objective of this study was to evaluate whether there is an association between the ADAM12 (rs3740199) polymorphism and susceptibility to knee OA in a Thai(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate bone morphogenetic protein-7 (BMP-7) levels in both plasma and synovial fluid of patients with primary knee osteoarthritis (OA) and to determine their relationship to disease severity. Thirty-two patients with knee OA and 15 healthy subjects were enrolled in the study. Anteroposterior knee radiographs were(More)
Osteoarthritis is a chronic progressive degenerative joint disease characterized by age-related regressive change in articular cartilage. A single nucleotide polymorphism has been described at position -174 of the interleukin-6 (IL-6) promoter region, leading to three possible genotypes, GG, GC, and CC. We investigated a possible association of the IL-6(More)
OBJECTIVES The purposes of this study were to examine osteopontin levels in both plasma and synovial fluid of patients with primary knee osteoarthritis (OA) and to investigate their relationship with severity of the disease. DESIGN AND METHODS Thirty-two patients aged 53-83 years with knee OA and 15 healthy controls were enrolled in this study.(More)
To establish reference ranges for maternal serum inhibin A in normal first trimester pregnant women. This was a cross-sectional study. We measured maternal serum inhibin A in normal pregnant women gestation age between 6+0 and 14+6 weeks using the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) method. Maternal serum inhibin A was analyzed according to(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to measure soluble receptor for advanced glycation end products (sRAGE) in plasma and synovial fluid of knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients and to determine the correlation between sRAGE levels and disease severity. DESIGN AND METHODS Thirty-six OA patients and 15 healthy controls were enrolled in this study. OA grading(More)
Six indolinone tyrosine kinase inhibitors were characterized for their ability to inhibit Kit kinase and for their effects on the growth of small cell lung cancer (SCLC) cell lines. All of the six compounds were potent inhibitors of Kit kinase in a biochemical assay. A homology model of compound binding to the ATP binding site could account for the(More)
AIM   To investigate XPNPEP1 rs17095355 polymorphism in biliary atresia (BA) patients and to determine whether there is an association between XPNPEP1 gene polymorphism and susceptibility to BA in a Thai population. METHODS   A total of 124 cases of BA and 114 controls were genotyped for XPNPEP1 rs17095355 polymorphism. The XPNPEP1 rs17095355 C/T genotype(More)