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BACKGROUND Areca nut chewing has been reported to be associated with obesity, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and cardiovascular mortality in previous studies. The aim of this study was to examine whether chewing areca nut increases the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) in Taiwanese men. METHODS This study is a hospital-based case-control study. The(More)
Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) responsiveness in cultured cells can be modulated by TGF-β partitioning between lipid raft/caveolae- and clathrin-mediated endocytosis pathways. Lipid rafts are plasma membrane microdomains with an important role in cell survival signaling, and cholesterol is necessary for the lipid rafts' structure and function. Euphol(More)
A simple and sensitive liquid chromatographic method is described for the analysis of amantadine and memantine. The method is based on the derivatization of amantadine and memantine extracted from alkalified samples with (2-naphthoxy)acetyl chloride at mild conditions. The resulting derivatives were analyzed by isocratic HPLC with a fluorimetric detector(More)
A series of novel enediyne-containing molecules, 1-aryl-6-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)-3(Z)-hexen-1,5-diynes, were synthesized and displayed significant IC50 values of 10(-7) to 10(-6) M against various cancer cell lines. Of these compounds, 1-(2-pyridinyl)-6-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)-3(Z)-hexen-1,5-diyne (8) demonstrated the greatest growth inhibition activity.(More)
Compounds 4a-f, 5a-f and 6-9, showed significant growth inhibition activity against human tumor cell lines. Of these compounds, 1-(2-((Z)-6-(2-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)hexa-3-en-1,5-diynyl)phenyl)piperidin-2-one (8) displayed the most potent growth inhibition activity. Compound 8 also arrested cancer cells in G2/M phase and induced apoptosis via activation(More)
In continuing the search for fluorescent reagents for analytical derivatization in chromatography, we found a simple chemical, (2-naphthoxy)acetyl chloride, with potential fluorophore/chromophore characteristics for the highly sensitive detection of analytes with an amino function. The reagent has an auxochrome (a substituted alkoxy moiety) attached to the(More)
BACKGROUND Betel nut is commonly used in many countries. Despite evidence suggesting an association with asthma, few studies have investigated the connection between betel nut use and asthma; thus, the underlying mechanism for the association with asthma is also unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between betel chewing and(More)
Compounds 2a- h and 6 displayed significant GI 50 values of 10(-7)-10(-6) M against various cancer cell lines. Of these compounds, 2-(6-(2-trifluoromethylphenyl))-3(Z)-hexen-1,5-diynyl)aniline (2c) showed the most potent growth inhibition activity. Compound 2c also arrested cancer cells in the G2/M phase and in low concentration reduced a significant(More)
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