W.-C. Hung

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BACKGROUND Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) activation is frequently found in human lung cancer and is associated with increased metastasis and reduced survival. How STAT3 enhances invasiveness is unclear. METHODS The expression of microRNAs and target genes was measured by real-time RT-PCR. Protein level was studied by western(More)
Epigenetic modifying enzymes have a crucial role in the pathogenesis of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Methylation of lysine 9 on histone H3 by the methyltransferase G9a and SUV39H1 is associated with inhibition of tumor suppressor genes. We studied the effect of G9a and SUV39H1 inhibitors on viability and differentiation of AML cells and tested the(More)
Although interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) has shown great promise in the treatment of chronic viral hepatitis, the anti-tumour effect of this agent in the therapy of liver cancer is unclear. Recent studies have demonstrated that differentiation-inducing agents could modulate the responsiveness of cancer cells to IFN-alpha by regulating the expression of signal(More)
BACKGROUND Turbulent blood flow caused by arterial stenosis can induce platelet activation and aggregation, which subsequently participate in arterial thromboembolic events. OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that platelet activation (expressed by CD62p) is enhanced in cerebral vs systemic circulation in patients with severe internal carotid artery (ICA)(More)
The pathogenesis of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) pneumonia in influenza-infected elderly individuals has not yet been elucidated in detail. In the present study, a 92-year-old man infected with influenza developed CA-MRSA pneumonia. His CA-MRSA was an emerging type, originated in ST121/agr4 S. aureus, with(More)
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