Wen-Shin Chang

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Evodiamine (EVO), an alkaloidal compound isolated from Evodia rutaecarpa (Juss.), has been reported to affect many physiological functions. Topoisomerase inhibitors have been developed in a variety of clinical applications. In the present study, we report the topoisomerase I (TopI) inhibitory activity of EVO, which may have properties that lead to improved(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The DNA repair gene Ku70, an important member of non-homologous end-joining repair system, is thought to play an important role in the repairing of DNA double strand breaks. It is known that defects in double strand break repair capacity can lead to irreversible genomic instability. However, the polymorphic variants of Ku70, have never(More)
Colorectal cancer, one million cases of diagnosis worldwide annually, is one of the most common malignant tumors and 20 % incidence caused by low penetrance susceptibility genes. Cyclin D1 (CCND1) regulating cell cycle transition may determine the susceptible individuals to genomic instability and carcinogenesis. The study aimed at examining the(More)
Aim: Cell cycle regulator cyclin D1 (CCND1) is a pivotal regulator for G1/S phase transition, playing a critical part in initiation of carcinogenesis. Triple negative breast cancer comprises a very heterogeneous group of cancer cells, but little is known about what is wrong in the genome of these patients. This study investigated contribution of CCND1(More)
Gastric cancer is one of the leading causes of tumor-related death worldwide, for which the prevalence and mortality rates are very high in developed countries. Caveolin-1 (Cav-1) is the main protein in the caveolin family and plays a role in tumorigenesis signaling. The contribution of CAV1 genetic variants to gastric cancer is still largely unknown. In(More)
During the last twenty years, mounting studies have supported the hypothesis that there is a genetic component that plays an important role in clinically observed variability in individual tissue/organ toxicity after radiotherapy. We propose the term "Personalized Radiogenomics" for the translational study of individual genetic variations that may associate(More)
Houttuynia cordata Thunb (HCT) is commonly used in Taiwan and other Asian countries as an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral herbal medicine. In this study, we investigated the anti-human lung cancer activity and growth inhibition mechanisms of HCT in human lung cancer A549 cells. In order to investigate effects of HCT on A549 cells, MTT assay(More)
The tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) are a family of multifunctional proteins which have been shown to be upregulated in various types of cancers. However, the contribution of TIMPs in breast cancer is not fully understood, not to mention triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). This study's aim was to evaluate the contribution of TIMP-1 rs4898,(More)
BACKGROUND Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most prevalent type of pediatric cancer, the causes of which are likely to involve an interaction between genetic and environmental factors. To evaluate the effects of the genotypic polymorphisms in methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) on childhood ALL risk in Taiwan, two well-known polymorphic(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most common cancer worldwide, the prevalence and mortality rates of which are very high in Taiwan. The study aimed at evaluating the contribution of XRCC7 G6721T, together with cigarette smoking and alcohol drinking lifestyles, to the risk of HCC. In this hospital-based case-control study, the association of XRCC7(More)
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