Yingnan Yu

National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

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Publications (3)4 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Breast cancer metastasis accounts for the majority of deaths from breast cancer. Detection of breast cancer metastasis at the earliest stage is important for the management and prediction of breast cancer progression. Emerging techniques using the analysis of circulating tumor cells show promising results in predicting and identifying the early stages of breast cancer metastasis in patients. Additionally, a deeper understanding of the metastatic cascade in breast cancer will be critical for developing therapeutic interventions to combat breast cancer metastasis. In this review, the current and novel methods for detection of breast cancer metastasis, as well as the mechanisms involved in metastasis and the treatment of breast cancer metastasis, are discussed.
    Cancer genomics & proteomics. 09/2012; 9(5):311-20.
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    ABSTRACT: The Y-box binding protein 1 (YB-1), characterized by the presence of the cold shock domain, has been reported to induce chemoresistance in cancer therapy. Chemotherapy is one of the main therapeutic strategies in the treatment of cancer, in addition to surgery, radiation therapy, and hormonal therapy. However, chemoresistance remains a key obstacle to successful cancer management. In this review, we will focus on the role of YB-1, an important regulator of gene transcription, in cancer therapy and chemoresistance.
    The Anatomical Record Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology 12/2011; 295(2):215-22. · 1.34 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Peroxiredoxin III (Prx III), an antioxidant protein found in mitochondria, plays an essential role in mitochondrial homeostasis. Aberrant expression of Prx III has been implicated in the tumorigenesis of various cancers. In this study, we evaluated the expression of Prx III in breast cancer tissues and elucidated its role in cell proliferation, a hallmark of cancer. Breast tissue microarrays comprising 106 breast cancer sections were stained with Prx III antibody using immunohistochemisty and correlated with proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) immunostaining. To validate the role of Prx III in cell proliferation, expression of Prx III was analyzed at the mRNA and protein levels by real-time RT-PCR, Western blotting and immunofluorescence in vitro. siRNA mediated silencing of Prx III in MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells was performed and the effect on the cell cycle was examined. Prx III expression in patient tissue microarray samples was found to be positively associated with PCNA immunostaining, a proliferative marker. Prx III was expressed in both MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cell lines and transient transfection with siPrx III in MDA-MB-231 cells induced inhibition of cell proliferation and cell cycle arrest. The data suggests that Prx III has a significant role in cell cycle regulation and could be a potential proliferation marker in breast cancer.
    International Journal of Oncology 02/2010; 36(2):359-64. · 2.66 Impact Factor