Yi-Juai Chen

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OBJECTIVE Most reports have shown that PAH-related DNA adducts are positively correlated with the smoking status of oral cancer patients. However, these reports did not focus on a specific carcinogen in cigarette smoke. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the role of the BPDE (7,8-dihydroxy-anti-9,10-epoxy-7,8,9,10-tetrahydrobenzo[a]pyrene)-DNA(More)
Transglutaminase-2 (TGM-2) protein is involved in the cross-linking of matrix proteins resulting in several fibrotic disorders and can be induced by reactive oxygen species (ROS). Little is known about its role in the development of oral submucocal fibrosis (OSF). Hence, we hypothesize that TGM-2 may have a role in the pathogenesis of areca quid(More)
Oral cancers are the 11th most common malignancy reported worldwide, accounting for 3% of all newly diagnosed cancer cases, and one with high mortality ratios among all malignancies. The objectives of this study were therefore to study the electrical properties of cancerous tongue tissue and normal tongue tissue, as well as to investigate a new approach for(More)
Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is a member of a family of two interacting polypeptide hormone ligands with close homology to proinsulin. IGF-1 can influence mesenchymal cell migration, proliferation, and extracellular matrix deposition, thus implicating it in the progression of fibrotic disorders. Currently, there is limited information about the(More)
BACKGROUND The plasminogen/plasmin proteolytic system participates in a wide variety of extracellular matrix degradation. Detailed knowledge of plasminogen activators (PAs) and their inhibitors may be important for understanding the pathogenesis of radicular cysts. The purpose of this study was to investigate the in situ localization of tissue-type PA(More)
BACKGROUND Keratinocyte growth factor-1 (KGF-1) is the seventh member of the fibroblast growth factor family. KGF-1 is produced by mesenchymal cells such as fibroblasts and upregulated in a variety of hyperplastic tissues. Currently, there is limited information about the regulation of KGF-1 expression in areca quid-associated oral submucous fibrosis (OSF).(More)
The matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) participate in a wide variety of extracellular matrix degradation. Detailed knowledge of MMPs may be important for understanding the pathogenesis of pulpal inflammation. The purpose of this study was to compare MMP-9 expression in clinically healthy human pulp and inflamed human pulp tissue specimens. We compared the(More)
Oral cancers are the 11th most common malignancy reported worldwide, accounting for 3% of all newly diagnosed cancer cases, and one with high mortality ratios among all malignancies. The objective of this study was to study the electrical properties of cancerous tongue tissue (CTT) and normal tongue tissue (NTT). Five tongue cancer patients participated in(More)
Tissue type plasminigen activator (t-PA) is one of the important proteolysis factors in the pathogenesis of pulpal inflammation. However, the mechanisms and signal transduction pathways involved in the production of t-PA in human pulp cells are not fully understood. The purpose of this study was to investigate the t-PA activity in human pulp cells(More)
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