Hung-Yu Yang

Hung-Yu Yang
Taipei Medical University | TMU · College of Medicine

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Background and purpose: Angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis are major routes for metastatic spread of tumor cells. It thus represent the rational targets for therapeutic intervention of cancer. Recently, we showed that a novel aliphatic hydroxamate-based compound, WMJ-S-001, exhibits anti-angiogenic, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties. Howe...
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Osteoporosis and atrial fibrillation (AF) are common in post-menopausal women. Vitamin D and bisphosphonates are widely used to treat osteoporosis, and these may have different effects on the risk of AF.The goal of this study was to evaluate whether different agents for treating osteoporosis modulate the risk of AF in a population-based database.We...
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Elevated serum interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels correlates with tumor grade and poor prognosis in cancer patients. IL-6 has been shown to promote tumor lymphangiogenesis through vascular endothelial growth factor-C (VEGF-C) induction in tumor cells. We recently showed that IL-6 also induced VEGF-C expression in lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs). Howeve...
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Transfection efficiency in SV-LECs. SV-LECs were transfected with control vector (pcDNA) or a green fluorescence protein expression vector pEGFP as described in the “Materials and methods” section. After transfection, cells were harvested and resuspended in PBS. Green fluorescence derived from successful transfected cells were determined by flow-cy...
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Aims and objectives: To examine the predictors of coronary artery disease among middle-aged women at various menopausal statuses. Background: Few studies have explored coronary artery disease predictors among middle-aged women at various menopausal statuses, particularly with the inclusion of women who underwent a hysterectomy. Design: A cross...
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Inflammation and vascular perturbations are increasingly implicated in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases. Prevailing evidence suggests that valproic acid (VPA), an antiepileptic and mood stabilizer, exhibits not only neuro-protective effects, but also anti-inflammatory effects in neurodegenerative diseases. However, the underlying mech...
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Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is increasingly prevalent in society, and can elevate cardiac morbidity and mortality. Psychosis and gender are known to play important roles in the genesis of AF. However, it is not clear whether gender modulates the impact of different psychoses on the occurrences of AF. Methods: We identified patients suff...
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Angiogenesis occurs during tissue growth, development and wound healing. It is also required for tumor progression and represents a rational target for therapeutic intervention. NBM-T-BMX-OS01 (BMX), derived from the semisynthesis of osthole, an active ingredient isolated from Chinese herb Cnidium monnieri (L.) Cuss., was recently shown to enhance...
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Formation of lymphatic capillaries by lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) occurs both in normal tissues as well as in pathological processes including tumor metastasis. Interleukin-6 (IL-6), a potent pro-inflammatory cytokine, has been shown to be highly elevated in various cancers. IL-6 has also been shown to increase tumor lymphangiogenesis throug...
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Sex-related factors play an important role in the pathophysiology of heart failure (HF). However, trends in sex-related differences in hospital management for HF are not clear. We identified patients hospitalized for HF through a nationwide database (National Health Insurance in Taiwan), containing 722,272 subjects from 1999 to 2008. Higher inciden...
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It is not clear whether gender is associated with different hospitalization cost and lengths for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We identified patients hospitalized for primary diagnosis of AMI with (STEMI) or without (NSTEMI) ST elevation from 1999 to 2008 through a national database containing 1,000,000 subjects. As compared to that in 1999~20...
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The lymphatic vasculature is involved in the transportation of tissue fluids, extravasated plasma proteins and cells back into blood circulation. Formation of lymphatic vessels by lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) occurs both in normal tissues as well as in pathological processes including inflammation, lymphedema and tumor metastasis. Recent repo...
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Coronary calcium score is a marker of coronary atherosclerosis and is an important factor of cardiac events. Ventricular hypertrophy and QT dispersion increase the risk of cardiac events. The purpose of the study was to investigate whether coronary calcium score may be related to the changes of QT, QT dispersion, heart chamber size, and wall thickn...
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The role of oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of vascular diseases such as hypertension has been well recognized. Angiotensin (Ang) II is regarded as a pro-oxidant because it can stimulate the production of reactive oxygen species. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether treatment with the Ang II type 1 (AT(1)) receptor antagonist vals...
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Isosteviol is a derivative of stevioside, a constituent of Stevia rebaudiana, which is commonly used as a noncaloric sugar substitute in Japan and Brazil. The aims of this study were to examine whether isosteviol alters angiotensin-II-induced cell proliferation in rat aortic smooth muscle cells. Cultured rat aortic smooth muscle cells were preincub...
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1. Tetramethylpyrazine (TMP) is one of the active ingredients of the Chinese herb Ligusticum wallichii Franchat. It is well documented that TMP exerts a cardiovascular protective effect. The aims of the present study were to examine whether TMP alters angiotenisn (Ang) II-induced endothelin (ET)-1 gene expression and to identify the putative underl...
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Trilinolein, isolated from the traditional Chinese herb Sanchi (Panax notoginseng), has been shown to have myocardial protective effects via its antioxidant ability. However, the cellular and molecular mechanisms of the protective effect of trilinolein in the heart remain to be elucidated. Oxidative mechanisms have been implicated in neonatal cardi...
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1. Chuanxiong is a Chinese herb that has been used widely in China to treat vascular disorders. 2,3,5,6-Tetramethylpyrazine (TMP) is one of the major components purified from chuanxiong. Many studies have demonstrated that TMP is effective in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. However, the mechanism of action by which TMP exerts relaxation i...
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Resveratrol is a phytoestrogen naturally found in grapes and is the major constituent of wine thought to have a cardioprotective effect. The aims of this study were to examine whether resveratrol alters angiotenisn II-induced cell proliferation and endothelin-1 gene expression and to identify the putative underlying signaling pathways in rat aortic...
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We have studied the effects of stevioside on the glucose and insulin metabolism in 2 models of diabetes in rats, STZ-induced diabetic rats and NIDDM diabetic rats induced by feeding with fructose. Stevioside (0.5 mg/kg), lowered the blood glucose levels in STZ-induced diabetic rats, peaking at 90 min. Stevioside administered twice daily also demons...
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Regular aerobic exercise can reduce blood pressure and is recommended as part of the lifestyle modification to reduce high blood pressure and cardiovascular risk. Hypertension itself, or/and pharmacological treatment for hypertension is associated with adverse effects on some aspects of quality of life. This study was performed to evaluate the effe...
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Isosteviol is a derivative of stevioside, a constituent of Stevia rebaudiana, which is commonly used as a noncaloric sugar substitute in Japan and Brazil. In the present study, the role of potassium channels in the vasodilator effect of isosteviol was investigated using potassium channel blockers on isosteviol-induced relaxation of isolated aortic...
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Isosteviol is a derivative of stevioside, a constituent of Stevia rebaudiana, and is commonly used as a non-caloric sugar substitute in Japan and Brazil. The present study attempted to elucidate the role of potassium (K (+)) channels in the action of isosteviol on intracellular calcium concentrations ([Ca (2+)]i) in cultured vascular smooth muscle...
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To evaluate the effects on blood pressure, lipid profile, and anxiety status on subjects received a 12-week Tai Chi Chuan exercise program. Randomized controlled study of a Tai Chi Chuan group and a group of sedentary life controls. Taipei Medical University Hospitals and University campus in the Taipei, Taiwan, area. Two (2) selected groups of 76...
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Background: Reactive oxygen species (ROS) have been linked to a variety of pathophysiological changes. Epidemiological studies supported the beneficial effect of supplementation of antioxidants. Antioxidant enzymes including catalase, superoxide dismutase (SOD), and glutathione peroxidase (GPX) are endogenous enzymes which can scavenge ROS. This st...
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Most left ventricular aneurysms (LVA) develop in the atherosclerotic occlusive coronary artery disease following a transmural myocardial infarction. However, occasionally, LVA associated with normal coronary artery was found as well in dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Chagas's disease, sarcoidosis, chest trauma, and congenital m...

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