Soong-Yu Kuo

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The effect of [6]-shogaol (1) on cytosolic free Ca(2+) concentrations ([Ca(2+)](i)) and viability has not been explored previously in oral epithelial cells. The present study has examined whether 1 alters [Ca(2+)](i) and viability in OC2 human oral cancer cells. Compound 1 at concentrations > or = 5 microM increased [Ca(2+)](i) in a concentration-dependent(More)
Methylglyoxal (2-oxopropanal), a physiological glucose metabolite, is a highly reactive dicarbonyl compound that can induce stress in cells and cause apoptotic cell death. This study examines the early signaling effects of methylglyxal on renal cells. It was found that methylglyoxal caused a slow and sustained rise of intracellular Ca2+ concentration(More)
The effect of [10]-gingerol on cytosol free Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)](i)) and viability is large unknown. This study examines the early signaling effects of [10]-gingerol on human colorectal cancer cells. It was found that this compound caused a slow and sustained rise of [Ca(2+)](i) in a concentration-dependent manner. [10]-Gingerol also induced a(More)
The effect of oxidants on Ca(2+) movement in osteoblasts is unclear. In this study, we show that 4,4'-dithiodipyridine (4,4'-DTDP), a reactive disulphide that mobilizes Ca(2+) in muscle, induces an increase in cytoplasmic free-Ca(2+) concentrations ([Ca(2+)](i)) in MG63 human osteosarcoma cells loaded with the Ca(2+)-sensitive dye fura-2. 4,4'-DTDP acted in(More)
2,2'-dithiodipyridine (2,2'-DTDP), a reactive disulphide that mobilizes Ca(2+) in muscle, induced an increase in cytoplasmic free Ca(2+)concentrations ([Ca(2+)](i)) in MG63 human osteosarcoma cells loaded with the Ca(2+)-sensitive dye fura-2. 2,2'-DTDP acted in a concentration-independent manner with an EC(50) of 50 microM. The Ca(2+) signal comprised an(More)
Two new butanolides, subamolide D (1) and subamolide E (2), and a new secobutanolide, secosubamolide A (3), along with 21 known compounds were isolated from the leaves of Cinnamomum subavenium. The structures of 1-3 were determined by spectroscopic analysis. Propidium iodide staining and cytometry analysis were used to evaluate the cell cycle progression of(More)
The cytotoxicity of hexahydrocurcumin and its effect on the cell cycle in human colorectal cancer cells SW480 has been studied for the first time. The compound, extracted from Zingiber officinale, was shown to be cytotoxic to colorectal cancer cells. Treatment of SW480 cells with hexahydrocurcumin (100 microM) resulted in a massive accumulation of the cells(More)
[6]-gingerol, a major phenolic compound derived from ginger (Zingiber officinale), is a potential chemopreventive compound that can induce stress in cancer cells and cause apoptotic cell death. This study examines the early signaling effects of [6]-gingerol on renal cells. It was found that [6]-gingerol caused a slow and sustained rise of [Ca2+]i in a(More)
Investigation of the leaves' extract of Cinnamomum tenuifolium (Lauraceae) led to the isolation of one novel benzodioxocinone, 2,3-dihydro-6,6-dimethylbenzo-[b][1,5]dioxocin-4(6 H)-one (1). The structure was determined through in-depth spectroscopic and mass-spectrometric analyses. The antioxidant potential was evaluated using the following in vitro method:(More)
Diallyl disulfide (DADS), one of the major organosulfur compounds of garlic, is recognized as a group of potential chemopreventive compounds. In this study, we examines the early signaling effects of DADS on human colorectal cancer cells SW480 loaded with Ca2+-sensitive dye fura-2. It was found that DADS caused an immediate and sustained rise of [Ca2+]i in(More)