Stephen K. T. Hsu

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An outbreak of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) poisoning from the consumption of contaminated rice oil, covering four counties in central Taiwan, was investigated. There were 1843 cases by the end of 1980. The highest frequency of incidence occurred during the period from March to July 1979. The severity of clinical manifestations varied. Most patients(More)
BACKGROUND Various studies have implicated the androgen receptor (AR) in the progression of androgen-dependent human prostate cancer cells to androgen-independent and androgen-insensitive phenotypes, but the exact role of AR in progression is unclear. METHODS To mimic the clinical situation and test the role of AR in progression, we cultured(More)
Tubular damage by cisplatin leads to acute renal failure, which limits its use in cancer therapy. In tubular cells, a primary target for cisplatin is presumably the genomic DNA. However, the pathway relaying the signals of DNA damage to tubular cell death is unclear. In response to DNA damage, the tumor suppressor gene p53 is induced and is implicated in(More)
Alteration of lipid metabolism is commonly observed in sex hormone-dependent cancer cells, yet its mechanistic involvement in cancer cell proliferation and progression is unclear. We have found that the expression of the cholesterol transporter, ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1), was 15- to 20-fold higher in androgen-dependent than in(More)
There is evidence showing that high avidity CTLs can be more effective than low avidity CTLs for adoptive tumor immunotherapy. Because many T cell-recognized tumor antigens are nonmutated self-proteins, tolerance mechanisms are likely to render high avidity T cells unresponsive or cause T cell elimination by clonal deletion. We recently used the(More)
Pipoxolan has been reported to have antitumor activity. However, the effects of pipoxolan on lung cancer cell metastasis remains unclear. This study examined the anti-metastatic effects of pipoxolan on lung adenocarcinoma cancer cells (i.e. CL1-5, CL1-0, and A549) and its underlying molecular mechanisms. Firstly, CL1-5 cell migration was markedly suppressed(More)
Neuronal transcription factors play vital roles in the specification and development of neurons, including dopaminergic (DA) neurons. Mutations in the gene encoding the purine biosynthetic enzyme hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HPRT) cause the resulting intractable and largely untreatable neurological impairment of Lesch-Nyhan disease (LND).(More)
The paper describes an interactive computer program for an IBM-compatible personal computer, which creates a convenient way of teaching Chinese students of the physiological and biological sciences about the relationship of several aspects of ionic equilibria to the generation of resting membrane potential. Students may work through this program following(More)
While many antibody therapeutics are formulated at low concentration (~10-20 mg/mL) for intravenous administration, high concentration (> 100 mg/mL) formulations may be required for subcutaneous delivery in certain clinical indications. For such high concentration formulations, product color is more apparent due to the higher molecular density across a(More)