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)
1. The current status of personalized radiotherapy The ultimate goal of radiotherapy for cancer is to regain control of the growth of the cancer, and at the same time, minimize the possible adverse effects of the radiotherapy. However, there is no denying that cancer patients receiving radiotherapy alone or in combination with chemotherapy display a lot of(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)
Breast cancer is one of the most common worldwide malignancies in women today; its morbidity and mortality have not decreased with development of anticancer drugs [1]. Breast cancer in Asia displays lower incidence than in Western populations, but is still the leading cancer among Asian women and an issue of extraordinary public health concern. Asian breast(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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