Wei-Ju Huang

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Carbonic anhydrase IX (CA-IX), a hypoxia marker, correlates with tumor progression in a variety of human cancers. However, the role of CA-IX in hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) remains largely unknown. We examined the expression of 277 unifocal, resectable, primary HCC tumors using immunohistochemistry. The CA-IX protein was expressed in 110 of the 227(More)
The effects of juice from Morinda citrifolia (noni) on gastric emptying, gastrointestinal transit, and plasma level of cholecystokinin (CCK) in rats were studied. Male rats were given noni by gavage at levels of 0.25, 1, or 4 ml/kg once per day for one or 7 days. The rats in the control group were given water, while the rats in the experimental group were(More)
Antiserum YJC 13-31 against the rat ghrelin conjugated to bovine serum albumin (BSA) was produced in the rabbit and a double antibody radioimmunoassay (RIA) for ghrelin has been developed. Characterization results of this antiserum revealed no cross-reaction with human growth hormone and somatostatin. Weak cross-reactions with insulin (0.1%), rat growth(More)
Prolongation of gastrointestinal transit resulting in nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) is the most common phenomenon during the first trimester of pregnancy. Increased human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) concentration during the first trimester is the most likely cause of NVP. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of hCG on(More)
The current American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging system for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) includes all solitary tumors without vascular invasion as stage I, regardless of tumor size. The aim of this study is to determine the prognostic significance of tumor size in stage I HCC patients. A total of 230 stage I primary HCCs were selected(More)
Cardiac myxoma is the most common cardiac tumour. Most lesions occur sporadically, but occasional lesions develop in patients with Carney complex, a syndrome characterized by cardiac myxoma, spotty pigmentation, and endocrine overactivity. Two-thirds of patients with Carney complex harbour germline mutations in PRKAR1A, which encodes the type I regulatory(More)
Amphetamine, a central nervous stimulant, acts on the central nervous system (CNS) by increasing levels of norepinephrine, serotonin and dopamine (DA) in the brain. It stimulates the colonic motility and gastrointestinal (GI) function via the brain-gut connections as well as diminishes appetite to control bodyweight, but the mechanism between amphetamine(More)
Leiomyosarcoma is an aggressive soft tissue sarcoma with poor patient survival. The genetic changes of leiomyosarcoma remain to be discovered. In this study, we analyzed the genetic changes of 44 cancer-related genes by using next-generation sequencing in 54 leiomyosarcomas. We identified TP53 mutations in 19 of the 54 tumors (35%) and ATRX mutations in 9(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE This study aimed to evaluate the expression of β-catenin and its downstream target glutamine synthetase (GS) in hepatoblastoma (HB), and to evaluate the use of these two markers for diagnosing HB. METHODS Eighteen untreated HBs and 22 HBs resected after neoadjuvant chemotherapy were analyzed using β-catenin and GS immunostaining. (More)
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