Yuan-Feng Lin

Yuan-Feng Lin
Taipei Medical University | TMU · Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine

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Cancer metastasis leading to the dysfunction of invaded organs is the main cause of the reduced survival rates in lung cancer patients. However, the molecular mechanism for lung cancer metastasis remains unclear. Recently, the increased activity of inflammasome appeared to correlate with the metastatic progression and immunosuppressive ability of v...
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Approximately 30% of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) patients develop metastatic spread at the first diagnosis. Therefore, identifying a useful biomarker to predict ccRCC metastasis or therapeutic effectiveness in ccRCC patients is urgently needed. Previously, we demonstrated that lactotransferrin (LTF) downregulation enhanced the metastati...
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Sarcopenia, the age-associated-fragility with loss of skeletal muscle mass and function, often coexists with type 2 diabetes (T2D) in older individuals. Derangement of muscle metabolism and mitochondrial dynamics is critical, particularly in high-energy-demand organs in patients with metabolic disorder. However, targeted therapies to halt or revers...
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Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) patients are at a higher risk for developing lung cancer due to immune dysfunction and chronic inflammation. They also have increased morbidity and mortality related to influenza, and it is recommended that they receive an annual influenza vaccination. In this study, we evaluate whether influenza vaccination could redu...
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Although several biomarkers have been identified to predict the prognosis of lower-grade (Grade II/III) gliomas (LGGs), we still need to identify new markers to facilitate those well-known markers to obtain more accurate prognosis prediction in LGGs. Bioinformatics data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), the Chinese Glioma Genome Atlas (CGGA), an...
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Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common cancers and results in high mortality worldwide, owing to cancer progression, i.e., metastasis. However, the molecular mechanism underlying the metastatic evolution of CRC remains largely unknown. Here, we find that the upregulation of Ral Guanine Nucleotide Dissociation Stimulator Like 2 (RGL2) is...
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Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is the most aggressive breast cancer subtype because of its high metastatic potential. Immune evasion due to aberrant expression of programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) has also been reported recently in metastatic TNBC. However, the mechanism underlying metastatic progression and PD-L1 upregulation in TNBC is...
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Pre-operative (neoadjuvant) or post-operative (adjuvant) taxane-based chemotherapy is still commonly used to treat patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). However, there are still no effective biomarkers used to predict the responsiveness and efficacy of taxane-based chemotherapy in TNBC patients. Here we find that guanylate-binding pro...
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Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a common cancer and results in high mortality worldwide, owing to cancer progression, e.g., metastasis. However, the molecular mechanism underlying the metastatic evolution of CRC remains largely unknown. In this study, we investigated the clinical relevance and oncogenic function of RGL2 in CRC. Methods: Cell...
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Cardiac fibrosis plays a vital role in the pathogenesis of heart failure. Fibroblast activity is enhanced by increases in store-operated Ca2+ entry (SOCE) and calcium release-activated calcium channel protein 1 (Orai1) levels. Lithium regulates SOCE; however, whether therapeutic concentrations of lithium can be used to inhibit cardiac fibrogenesis...
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Chaperonin-containing TCP-1 (CCT) is a chaperonin composed of eight subunits that participates in intracellular protein folding. Here, we showed that increased levels of subunits of CCT, particularly CCT-β, were significantly correlated with lower survival rates for cancer patients. Endogenously high expression of CCT-β was found in cancer cell lin...
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Background: Two recent studies in the adult and pediatric Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis-Clinical Research Network (NASH-CRN) cohorts have shown that soluble interleukin-2 receptor alpha (IL2RA) levels increased with fibrosis severity. However, no hepatic study has been conducted in Asian morbidly obese patients who underwent bariatric surgery. In t...
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Radiotherapy is commonly used to treat oral cancer patients in the current clinics; however, a subpopulation of patients shows poor radiosensitivity. Therefore, the aim of this study is to identify a biomarker or druggable target to enhance the effectiveness of radiotherapy on oral cancer patients. By performing an in silico analysis against public...
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Since chemotherapy is a main strategy to treat triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) patients currently, identifying a biomarker to predict chemotherapeutic responses is urgently needed for patients to avoid suffering through unnecessary chemotherapeutic treatments. Here, we found that the endogenous expression of TNFSF13 in a panel of TNBC cell lin...
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Objective Docetaxel remains a main treatment for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC); however, the development of docetaxel resistance has been found in some mCRPC patients. The aim of this work is to identify an effective biomarker for predicting therapeutic effectiveness of docetaxel in mCRPC patients. Methods We examined DNA...
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Lung metastasis (LM) is commonly found in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC); however, the molecular mechanism underlying TNBC metastasis to lungs remains largely unknown. We thus aimed to uncover a possible mechanism for the LM of TNBC. Here we show that the phosphorylation of Akt and mTORC1 was positively but the autophagy activity was negative...
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: Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is the main type of RCC, which is the most common type of malignant kidney tumor in adults. A subpopulation (>30%) of ccRCC patients develop metastasis; however, the molecular mechanism remains largely unknown. Here, we found that LTF, the gene encoding lactotransferrin, is dramatically downregulated in pri...
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Although mTOR inhibitors have been approved as first-line therapy for treating metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), the lack of useful markers reduces their therapeutic effectiveness. The objective of this study was to estimate if inositol monophosphatase 2 (IMPA2) downregulation refers to a favorable outcome in metastatic ccRCC rece...
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An increasing number of enzymes involved in serine biosynthesis have been identified and correlated with malignant evolution in various types of cancer. Here we showed that the overexpression of phosphoserine aminotransferase 1 (PSAT1) is widely found in lung cancer tissues compared with nontumor tissues and predicts a poorer prognosis in patients...
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Patients with lower-grade gliomas (LGGs) have highly diverse clinical outcomes. Although histological features and molecular markers have been used to predict prognosis, the identification of new biomarkers for the accurate prediction of patient outcomes is still needed. The serine synthesis pathway (SSP) is important in cancer metabolism. There ar...
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Purpose/background: Lithium, a common medication used in bipolar disorder treatment, can exert an inhibitory effect on sodium and potassium channels and potentially cause cardiac electrical conduction disturbance and corrected QT (QTc) prolongation. This study aimed to examine whether lithium at therapeutic levels can change electrocardiographic p...
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Follistatin-like protein 1 (FSTL1) plays a critical role in lung organogenesis, but is downregulated during lung cancer development and progression. The prognostic significance and functional consequences of FSTL1 downregulation in lung cancer are unclear. Here, reduced levels of FSTL1 were detected in various tumors compared with normal tissues an...
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Background: Migraine is a neurovascular disease with recurrent headache attacks. A polymorphism (rs2651899) of the PRDM16 gene, which is associated with migraine, was identified in recent genome-wide association studies. The potential role of the PRDM16 rs2651899 polymorphism in migraine is still unknown. Therefore, we conducted this systematic re...
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Cancer metabolic reprogramming promotes tumorigenesis and metastasis; however, the underlying molecular mechanisms are still being uncovered. In this study, we show that the glycolytic enzyme aldolase A (ALDOA) is a key enzyme involved in lung cancer metabolic reprogramming and metastasis. Overexpression of ALDOA increased migration and invasion of...
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Background: The molecular mechanism underlying clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) metastasis remains unclear. We therefore aimed to elucidate the role of IMPA2 in ccRCC metastatic progression. Methods: Using the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database and immunohistochemistry (IHC) staining, we investigated differences in IMPA2 mRNA and protein...
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Background Adenylate kinase 4 (AK4) has been identified as a biomarker of metastasis in lung cancer. However, the impacts of AK4 on metabolic genes and its translational value for drug repositioning remain unclear. Methods Ingenuity upstream analyses were used to identify potential transcription factors that regulate the AK4 metabolic gene signatu...
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Paclitaxel (PTX) is a common regimen used to treat patients with ovarian cancer. Although approximately 60% of ovarian cancer patients exhibit a pathologic complete response (pCR), approximately 40% of patients appear to be insensitive to PTX adjuvant therapy. Thus, identifying a useful biomarker to predict pCR would be of great help to ovarian can...
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We previously synthesized new tubulin inhibitors, MPT0B169 and MPT0B002, which induced growth inhibition and apoptosis in leukemia cells. However, their effects on solid tumor cells have not been determined. In this study, we investigated the effects of MPT0B169 and MPT0B002 on glioblastoma, breast, lung, and colorectal cancer (CRC) cell lines. A c...
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Lower grade gliomas (LGGs) have highly diverse clinical phenotypes. The histological grade and type are insufficient to accurately predict the clinical outcomes of patients with LGGs. Therefore, identification of biomarkers that can facilitate the prediction of clinical outcomes in LGGs is urgently needed. Gene expression of LOX has been identified...
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Paclitaxel-based chemotherapy is a common strategy to treat patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). As paclitaxel resistance is still a clinical issue in treating TNBCs, identifying molecular markers for predicting pathologic responses to paclitaxel treatment is thus urgently needed. Here, we report that an AT-rich interaction domain 1A...
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Paclitaxel is a first-line chemotherapeutic for patients with breast cancer, particularly triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). Molecular markers for predicting pathologic responses to paclitaxel treatment is thus urgently needed since paclitaxel resistance is still a clinical issue in treating TNBCs. We investigated the transcriptional profiling o...
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There is variation in the survival and therapeutic outcome of patients with glioblastomas (GBMs). Therapy resistance is an important challenge in the treatment of GBM patients. The aim of this study was to identify Temozolomide (TMZ) related genes and confirm their clinical relevance. The TMZ-related genes were discovered by analysis of the gene-ex...
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The Notch signaling pathway is critically involved in cell proliferation, differentiation, development, and homeostasis. Far infrared (FIR) has an effect that promotes wound healing. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms are unclear. In the present study, we employed in vivo and HaCaT (a human skin keratinocyte cell line) models to elucidate...
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Disrupting signaling axes that are essential for tumor metastasis may provide therapeutic opportunity to cure cancer. We previously identified adenylate kinase 4 (AK4) as a biomarker of metastasis in lung cancer. Here we analyze AK4-associated metabolic gene signature and reveal HIF-1α is transcriptionally activated and associated with poor prognos...
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Aim: We used resveratrol (Res)-loaded nanoparticles (Res NPs) as a novel method for improving the pharmacokinetic properties of Res and analyzed the effect of Res NPs in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Materials & methods: We coupled anti-kidney injury molecule-1 antibodies to Res NPs and analyzed safety and efficacy. Results: Res NPs had low to...
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We have previously demonstrated the ability of I-Trp to disrupt the protein–protein interaction of β-tubulin with chaperonin-containing TCP-1β (CCT-β). This caused more severe apoptosis in multidrug-resistant MES-SA/Dx5, compared to MES-SA, due to its higher CCT-β overexpression. In this study, we screened a panel of cancer cell lines, finding CCT-...
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Background: Distant metastasis of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) to other organs, e.g., the lungs, has been correlated with poor survival rates among breast cancer patients. Therefore, the identification of useful therapeutic targets to prevent metastasis or even inhibit tumor growth of TNBC is urgently needed. Gαh is a novel GTP-binding pro...
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Distant metastasis and recurrence are the greatest challenges in the clinical management of lung cancer. Despite advances in targeted therapies, high mortality rates persist. Therefore, alternative therapeutic interventions are urgently required. Accumulating evidence indicates that normalizing tumor metabolism may be a way to increase therapeutic...
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Altered expression of the Fas ligand (FasL)/Fas ratio exhibits a direct impact on the prognosis of cancer patients and its impairment in cancer cells may lead to apoptosis resistance. Thus, the development of effective therapies targeting the FasL/Fas system may play an important role in the fight against cancer. In this study, we evaluated whether...
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Parathyroid Hormone-Like Hormone (PTHLH) is an autocrine/paracrine ligand that is up-regulated in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). However, the cellular function and regulatory mechanism in HNSCC remains obscure. We investigated the clinical significance of PTHLH in HNSCC patients, and verified the role of RUNX2/PTHLH axis, which is s...
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Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the leading cancers worldwide. Surgery is the main therapeutic modality for stage II CRC. However, the implementation of adjuvant chemotherapy remains controversial and is not universally applied so far. In this study, we found that the protein expression of lysosomal acid phosphatase 2 (ACP2) was increased in CRC...
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Epigenetic correlates of head and neck cancer may illuminate its pathogenic roots. Through a gene set enrichment analysis, we found that the oncogenic transcription factor RUNX2 is widely upregulated in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) with lymph node metastasis, where it also predicts poor prognosis in HNSCC patients. Enforced express...
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Granulysin (GNLY) is a cytolytic and proinflammatory protein expressed in activated human cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) and natural killer (NK) cells. Conventional mouse models cannot adequately address the triggering mechanism and immunopathological pathways in GNLY-associated diseases due to lack of the GNLY gene in the mouse genome. Therefore,...
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(A) Gene signatures regulated by lipofection-based NIFK overexpression in PC13 cell were listed. (B) Signature alternations after lentiviral-based NIFK overexpression in PC13 cell were listed. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.11288.023
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Nucleolar protein interacting with the FHA domain of pKi-67 (NIFK) is a Ki-67-interacting protein. However, its precise function in cancer remains largely uninvestigated. Here we show the clinical significance and metastatic mechanism of NIFK in lung cancer. NIFK expression is clinically associated with poor prognosis and metastasis. Furthermore, N...
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G-protein-coupled receptor kinase interacting protein 1 (GIT1) is participated in cell movement activation, which is a fundamental process during tissue development and cancer progression. GIT1/PIX forming a functional protein complex that contributes to Rac1/Cdc42 activation, resulting in increasing cell mobility. Although the importance of Rac1/C...