Te-Chang Lee

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Arsenite-induced mitotic abnormalities result in mitotic death in several cancer cell lines. However, how arsenite induces these effects is not known. We have previously shown that arsenite induces mitotic arrest, mitotic abnormalities, and mitotic death in CGL-2 cells. To further delineate the mechanism of action of arsenite, we examined its effect on(More)
Arsenic-resistant cells (R15), derived from a human lung adenocarcinoma cell line (CL3), were 10-fold more resistant to sodium arsenite (As(III)). Because R15 cells accumulated less arsenic than parental CL3 cells, this arsenic resistance may be due to higher efflux and/or lower uptake of As(III). We therefore compared expression of the multidrug(More)
Gene inactivation through DNA hypermethylation plays a pivotal role in carcinogenesis. This study aimed to profile aberrant DNA methylation in different stages of liver disease, namely noncirrhosis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and also to clarify the influence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection on the aberrant DNA methylation in HCCs.(More)
Long-term arsenic exposure is associated with an increased risk of vascular diseases including ischemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, and carotid atherosclerosis. The pathogenic mechanisms of arsenic atherogenicity are not completely clear. A fundamental role for inflammation in atherosclerosis and its complications has become appreciated(More)
Arsenic compounds are widely distributed and arsenic ingestion is associated with many human diseases, including blackfoot disease, atherosclerosis, and cancers. However, the underlying mechanism of arsenic toxicity is not understood. In human fibroblast cells (HFW), arsenite is known to induce oxidative damage, chromosome aberrations, cell cycle arrest,(More)
DNA microarray technology provides useful tools for profiling global gene expression patterns in different cell/tissue samples. One major challenge is the large number of genes relative to the number of samples. The use of all genes can suppress or reduce the performance of a classification rule due to the noise of nondiscriminatory genes. Selection of an(More)
When engineers design a system, there is always a question about how exhaustive the system has been examined to be correct. Coverage estimation provides an answer to this question in testing. A model checker verifies a design exhaustively, and proves the satisfaction of property specifications. However, people have noticed that design errors exist even(More)
BACKGROUND Arsenic is a well-documented carcinogen of human urothelial carcinoma (UC) with incompletely understood mechanisms. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to compare the genome-wide DNA methylation profiles of arsenic-induced UC (AsUC) and non-arsenic-induced UC (Non-AsUC), and to assess associations between site-specific methylation levels and cumulative(More)
Chewing betel quid (BQ) is a popular habit worldwide. A causal association between BQ chewing and oral cancer has been well documented. Emerging evidence indicates that sustained exposure to stress induces epigenetic reprogramming of some mammalian cells and increases the mutation rate to accelerate adaptation to stressful environments. In this study, we(More)
Arsenic exposure is associated with an increased risk of vascular disorders, and results in increased oxidative stress in endothelial cells and vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). Since oxidative stress is involved in regulating the expression of genes related to atherogenesis, we investigated its involvement in the enhanced expression of three(More)