Yu-Chan Wang

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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the major neurological diseases of the elderly. Chronic stress, which can induce atrophy and functional impairments in several key brain areas such as the frontal cortex and hippocampus, plays an important role in the generation and progression of AD. Currently, there are no effective drug treatment options for preventing(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the major neurological diseases of the elderly. The deposition of Aβ peptide, which can induce neuronal oxidative stress, inflammation and apoptosis, plays important roles in neuronal degeneration in AD. Currently, there are no effective drug treatment options for preventing or even slowing Alzheimer's disease. Bilobalide(More)
Neuroinflammation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and depression. Chronic glucocorticoids (GCs) exposure has deleterious effects on the structure and function of neurons and is associated with development and progression of AD. However, little is known about the proinflammatory(More)
Social transmission of a food preference in Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus) depends on the presence of a social bond between the interacting animals. An "observer" gerbil can acquire a preference for a novel food item from a familiar and, or related "demonstrator" animal. However, exposure to an unfamiliar and unrelated demonstrator gerbil does(More)
ILF2 (NF45) is a sequence-specific DNA binding protein that is involved in mitosis control, transcriptional regulation, DNA breaks repair, microRNA processing and viral replication. In the present study, we aim to investigate the potential role of ILF2 in the progression of non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Western blot analysis indicated that ILF2 was(More)
Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) are cation channels which were activated by extracellular acidosis and involved in various physiological and pathological processes in the nervous system. Inflammasome is a key component of the innate immune response in host against harmful and irritable stimuli. As the first discovered molecular platform, NLRP1(More)
Cell division cycle 5-like (CDC5L) protein is a cell cycle regulator of the G2/M transition and has been reported to participate in the catalytic step of pre-messenger RNA (mRNA) splicing and DNA damage repair. Recently, it was also found to act as a candidate oncogene in osteosarcoma and cervical tumors. However, the role of CDC5L expression in tumor(More)
CtBP2, as a transcriptional corepressor of epithelial-specific genes, has been reported to promote tumor due to upregulating epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in cancer cells. CtBP2 was also demonstrated to contribute to the proliferation of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) cells through a negative transcriptional regulation of p16INK4A. In(More)
Cyclic AMP response element-binding protein (CREB) family can regulate biological functions of various types of cells and has relation with esophageal cancer cell migration and invasion. Cyclic AMP response element modulator-1 (CREM-1) is one member of the family with limited acquaintance. This study was conducted to investigate the effect of CREM-1 on(More)
Chromodomain helicase/ATPase DNA binding protein 1-like (CHD1L) gene is a newly identified oncogene located at Chr1q21 and it is amplified in many solid tumors. In this study, we intended to investigate the clinical significance of CHD1L expression in human glioma and its biological function in glioma cells. Western blot and immunohistochemistry analysis(More)