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PURPOSE Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) has been proven as a cancer associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). This study was performed to examine sequence variations of the EBV nuclear antigen 1 gene (EBNA-1) in primary tumor and peripheral-blood cells of NPC patients from Taiwan. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN DNA extracted from freshly frozen tumor tissues and(More)
BACKGROUND Mutations or single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of relevant genes may affect the risk and prognosis of malignancies. The purpose of this study was to analyze whether the KRAS polymorphisms and mutations can be useful prognostic or risk markers in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). METHODS DNA was extracted from tumor tissues of 47 patients(More)
The BRCA1 gene has been shown to be strongly associated with the occurrence of familial breast cancer. The spectrum of BRCA1 gene mutations in breast cancer patients in various populations has been investigated. In this study, patients in Central Taiwan with breast cancer were screened for BRCA1 mutations by sequencing PCR products spanning the coding(More)
Pyruvate kinase (PK; EC 2.7.1.40) is a key glycolytic enzyme of Drosophila melanogaster. It catalyzes the conversion of phosphoenolpyruvate into pyruvate with the transfer of a phosphate group to ADP to form ATP. The ATP provides energy for cell growth and metabolism, and pyruvate participates in many metabolic reactions. Therefore, PK plays an important(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the association of non-random X chromosome inactivation (XCI) and loss of heterozygosity (LOH) at Xq25 with breast cancer development. Seventy-nine breast cancer patients, 39 female lung cancer patients, 30 other cancer patients and 77 healthy females were analysed for LOH using a panel of 11 microsatellite markers(More)
Cytosolic glutathione transferases of Proteus vulgaris were purified by affinity chromatography and characterized by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. Four different subunits were identified, and each subunit contained a different molecular mass, ranging from 26.2 kDa to 28.5 kDa; a different pI value, ranging from 8.2 to 9.4; and a different amount of(More)
The antibiotic neocarzinostatin comprises a carrier protein with a well-defined cavity for accommodating an active enediyne chromophore. The protein has two disulfides, one (Cys(37)-Cys(47)) lies on the cavity bottom and the other (Cys(88)-Cys(93)) in a constrained short loop. When the chromophore is not bound to the protein, a thiol-induced(More)
Complex transcriptional profile of glutathione S-transferase Delta cluster genes occurred in the developmental process of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. The purpose of this project was to quantify the expression levels of Gst Delta class genes altered by aniline exposure and to understand the relationship between aniline dosages and the variation of(More)
The EGFR is an oncogene known to be involved in the development and progression of many cancers. It has been reported that the expression of EGFR and EGFR CA simple sequence repeat 1 (CA SSR1) repeat numbers in tumors can be useful prognostic factors in several cancer types. The objective of the present study was to analyze whether the EGFR polymorphism can(More)
INTRODUCTION Hypermethylation of relevant genes may affect the prognosis of patients with cancer. The purpose of this study was to analyze whether methylation of the promoter regions of cell cycle regulators as well as elevated α-Fetoprotein (AFP) levels are useful prognostic factors for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
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