Yu-Chao Chang

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BACKGROUND Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is the sixth most prevalent cancer worldwide. Cancer stem cells (CSC) model theoretically contribute to tumor growth, metastasis, and chemo-radioresistance. Cisplatin is a widely used chemotherapeutic agent for OSCC treatment. The aim of this study was to compare stemness genes expression in chemo-sensitive and(More)
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is a prevalent cancer worldwide. Let-7 family has been shown to function as a tumor suppressor through regulating multiple oncogenic signaling. Recent study reported that combined underexpression of miR-205 and let-7d showed negative correlation with the survival prognosis of head and neck cancer patients. However, the(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)
Metallothioneins (MTs) are a family of low molecular weight, cysteine-rich, inducible, intracellular proteins that bind heavy metals with high affinity. MT-1 is known as a stress-inducible protein and functions as an antioxidant enzyme. Areca quid chewing is a major risk factor in the development and further progression of oral squamous cell carcinoma(More)
Histological investigations have demonstrated that root canal sealers can induce mild to severe inflammatory alternations. However, there is little information on the precise mechanisms about root canal sealers-induced inflammatory reaction. Dysregulated cytokine productions at local disease sites have been considered to be major contributors to the(More)
Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), an active component extracted from honeybee hives, exhibits anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities. However, the molecular mechanism by which CAPE affects oral cancer cell metastasis has yet to be elucidated. In this study, we investigated the potential mechanisms underlying the effects of CAPE on the invasive(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine the cytocompatibility of 5 different extracts of resin-based restorative materials (2 resin-modified glass ionomer cements, 1 compomer, and 2 composite resins) on human pulp cells. STUDY DESIGN Set specimens from 2 resin-modified glass-ionomer cements (Fuji II LC and Fuji IX), 1 compomer (Dyract), and(More)
Histologic investigations have demonstrated that root canal sealers can induce mild to severe inflammatory alternations. A recently identified tumor necrosis factor family molecule, receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappaB ligand (RANKL), plays a critical role in the development of osteoclasts that result in bone resorption. The aim of this study was to(More)
Frequent loss of heterozygosity of microsatellites markers on specific chromosomal region have been reported in various types of primary human cancer. The same loss of heterozygosity has also been identified in the matched plasma/serum DNA. Using 109 microsatellite markers representing 24 chromosomal arms, we have examined the loss of heterozygosity in 21(More)
INTRODUCTION Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) by Choukroun's technique is derived from an autogenous preparation of concentrated platelets without any manipulation. When delicately pressed between 2 gauzes, the PRF clot becomes a strong membrane with high potential in clinical application. However, the effect of PRF on dental pulp cells (DPCs) remains to be(More)