Yong-heng Chen

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Nuclear receptors (NRs) regulate target gene transcription through the recruitment of multiple coactivator complexes to the promoter regions of target genes. One important coactivator complex includes a p160 coactivator (GRIP1, SRC-1, or ACTR) and its downstream coactivators (e.g., p300, CARM1, CoCoA, and Fli-I), which contribute to transcriptional(More)
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR), a member of the basic helix-loop-helix/Per-Arnt-Sim (bHLH-PAS) gene family, binds a variety of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and mediates their toxic effects. GAC63 has been shown to act as a coactivator in nuclear receptor-mediated gene transcription. In this report, we demonstrate that GAC63 interacts with AHR(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Two genes (MAT1A and MAT2A) encode for methionine adenosyltransferase, an essential enzyme responsible for S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) biosynthesis. MAT1A is expressed in liver, whereas MAT2A is widely distributed. In liver, increased MAT2A expression is associated with growth, while SAMe inhibits MAT2A expression and growth. The role of(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to develop an efficient and safe strategy to introduce suicide genes into colon cancer cells. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN In this study, we fused an enhanced carcinoembryonic antigen promoter (CEA) to a suicide gene, cytosine deaminase (CD). This construct was delivered into colon cancer cells using calcium phosphate nanoparticles (CPNP).(More)
The stroma surrounding cancer cell population is increasingly recognized as playing an important role in cancer proliferation, invasion, and metastasis. To identify the stromal proteins involved in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) carcinogenesis, differences in protein expression of the stroma from NPC and normal nasopharyngeal epithelium tissues (NNET) were(More)
AIM To discover novel biomarkers for early diagnosis, prognosis or treatment of human colorectal cancer. METHODS iTRAQ 2D LC-MS/MS analysis was used to identify differentially expressed proteins (DEPs) in the human colonic epithelial carcinogenic process using laser capture microdissection-purified colonic epithelial cells from normal colon, adenoma,(More)
The importance of stromal cells and the factors that they expressed during cancer initiation and progression have been highlighted by recent literature. To identify the stromal proteins involved in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) carcinogenesis, we assessed differences in protein expression of the stroma from NPC and normal nasopharyngeal epithelium tissues(More)
AIM To develop a potent and safe gene therapy for esophageal cancer. METHODS An expression vector carrying fusion suicide gene (yCDglyTK) and shRNA against vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) was constructed and delivered into EC9706 esophageal cancer cells by calcium phosphate nanoparticles (CPNP). To achieve tumor selectivity, expression of the(More)
Carcinoembryonic antigen-related cell adhesion molecule 6 (CEACAM6) belongs to the human carcino-embryonic antigen (CEA) family. Numerous lines of studies have indicated that altered expression of CEACAM6 may have a role in carcinogenesis and development. However, few studies have defined functional roles and mechanisms of action. In the present study, the(More)
Published annual-to-decadal-resolution stalagmite dO records since AD 900 from six caves (Dongge, Furong, Heshang, Buddha, Shihua andWanxiang) in China were analyzed to detect temporal and spatial variability of the East Asian Summer Monsoon strength, which strongly affects wet/dry conditions in eastern China. The empirical mode decomposition method was(More)