Wen-Liang Huang

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The purpose of this study was to determine whether toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) gene polymorphisms were markers of susceptibility to or severity of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in Taiwanese patients. The study included 211 healthy individuals and 167 Chinese patients with SLE. Polymorphisms of TLR9 [rs2066807 and rs187084 (−1486 T/C)] were typed from(More)
p53 protein participates in the processes of apoptosis, which is involved in a number of immunological reactions. In order to test whether the p53 gene could be used as a genetic marker for the prediction of the development of autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITD), we screened, by using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis, for the C (CCC)/G (CGC)(More)
Tanshinone IIA (Tan IIA), a phytochemical derived from the roots of Salvia miltiorrhiza, has been shown to inhibit growth and induce apoptosis in various cancer cells. The association of its inhibitory effect on the primary malignant bone tumor, osteosarcoma, with mitochondrial dysfunction remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the(More)
This study examines whether or not MBD4 polymorphism is a marker for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) susceptibility or severity for Chinese patients in Taiwan. This study included 193 patients with RA, while 190 unrelated healthy individuals living in Central Taiwan served as controls. The relationship between MBD4 polymorphism and clinical manifestations of RA(More)
Osteosarcoma is an aggressive bone cancer arising from primitive transformed cells of mesenchymal origin to form malignant osteoid. Phyllanthus urinaria [Formula: see text]P. urinaria[Formula: see text] is a widely used folk medicine in cancer treatment, however the mechanism of P. urinaria inhibited human osteosarcoma is unclear. The present study was(More)
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