Ying-Jung Chen

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BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The present study prospectively investigated the incidence of and factors associated with hepatitis during antituberculous treatment in patients with tuberculosis and various underlying diseases. The results were compared with those of previously published studies. METHODS Patients treated with antituberculous agents were enrolled from(More)
The aim of the present study was to explore the signaling pathways associated with the effect of simvastatin on matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2)/MMP-9 expression in human leukemia K562 cells. In sharp contrast to its insignificant effect on MMP-2, simvastatin down-regulated MMP-9 protein expression and mRNA levels in K562 cells. Simvastatin-induced Pin1(More)
Hydroquinone (1,4-benzenediol; HQ), a major marrow metabolite of the leukemogen benzene, has been proven to evoke benzene-related hematological disorders and myelotoxicity in vitro and in vivo. The goal of the present study was to explore the role of FOXP3 in HQ-induced malignant progression of U937 human leukemia cells. U937 cells were treated with 5 μM HQ(More)
Studies on HQ-treated human leukemia K562 (Bcr/Abl-positive) cells were conducted to address the hydroquinone (HQ) mechanism that promotes soluble TNF-α (sTNF-α) production. HQ post-translationally down-regulated cell surface TNF-α expression increases the release of sTNF-α into K562 cell culture medium. Meanwhile, HQ increased ADAM17 mRNA stability,(More)
This study explores the suppression mechanism of amsacrine (4-(9-Acridinylamino)-N-(methanesulfonyl)-m-anisidine hydrochloride) on matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) and MMP-9 expression in human leukemia cells. Amsacrine attenuated cell invasion with decreased MMP-2/MMP-9 protein expression and mRNA levels in U937, Jurkat, HL-60, K562, KU812, and MEG-01(More)
Herein, we evaluated the anti-cancer effect and molecular mechanisms of a novel betulinic acid (BA) derivative, SYK023, by using two mouse models of lung cancer driven by KrasG12D or EGFRL858R. We found that SYK023 inhibits lung tumor proliferation, without side effects in vivo or cytotoxicity in primary lung cells in vitro. SYK023 triggered endoplasmic(More)
SCOPE The aim of the present study was to explore the signaling pathways associated with gallic acid induced matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2)/MMP-9 downregulation in human leukemia K562 cells. METHODS AND RESULTS Unlike the insignificant effect on human Bcr/Abl-negative leukemia U937 cells, gallic acid attenuated invasion of human Bcr/Abl-positive(More)
The goal of the present study is to explore the contribution of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα)-related pathway to the cytotoxicity of arecoline on human leukemia K562 cells. Arecoline treatment induced death of K562 cells and increased surface expression of TNFα, TNFR1, and TNFR2. Unlike that of TNFR1 mRNA, transcriptional levels of TNFα and TNFR2 mRNA(More)
The aim of this study is to explore the spatial association of critical genomic elements in the effect of TNF-α on matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) expression in human leukemia U937 cells. TNF-α up-regulated MMP-9 protein expression and mRNA level in U937 cells, and Akt-mediated-NFκB/p65 activation and JNK-mediated c-Jun activation were proven to be(More)