Articles by Li-Hsin Cheng in JoVE
The Establishment of a Lung Colonization Assay for Circulating Tumor Cell Visualization in Lung Tissues Tsung-Cheng Lin1, Ying-Chih Liao2, Wen-Tsan Chang1,2, Cheng-Han Yang1, Li-Hsin Cheng1, Megan Cheng3, Hung-Chi Cheng1,2 1The Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, 2Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, 3 An animal model is needed to decipher the role of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in promoting lung colonization during cancer metastasis. Here, we established and successfully performed an in vivo assay to specifically test the requirement of polymeric fibronectin (polyFN) assembly on CTCs for lung colonization.
Other articles by Li-Hsin Cheng on PubMed
Pterostilbene Prevents AKT-ERK Axis-mediated Polymerization of Surface Fibronectin on Suspended Lung Cancer Cells Independently of Apoptosis and Suppresses Metastasis Journal of Hematology & Oncology. 03, 2017 | Pubmed ID: 28327179 Polymeric fibronectin (polyFN) assembled on suspended breast cancer cells is required for metastasis. Conceivably, drugs that target such polyFN may fight against cancer metastasis. While stilbene analogs trigger pro-apoptotic effect on attached cancer cells, whether they prevent polyFN assembly and metastasis of suspended cancer cells via an apoptosis-independent manner remains unexplored.
Apoptotic and Nonapoptotic Activities of Pterostilbene Against Cancer International Journal of Molecular Sciences. Jan, 2018 | Pubmed ID: 29346311 Cancer is a major cause of death. The outcomes of current therapeutic strategies against cancer often ironically lead to even increased mortality due to the subsequent drug resistance and to metastatic recurrence. Alternative medicines are thus urgently needed. Cumulative evidence has pointed out that pterostilbene (-3,5-dimethoxy-4-hydroxystilbene, PS) has excellent pharmacological benefits for the prevention and treatment for various types of cancer in their different stages of progression by evoking apoptotic or nonapoptotic anti-cancer activities. In this review article, we first update current knowledge regarding tumor progression toward accomplishment of metastasis. Subsequently, we review current literature regarding the anti-cancer activities of PS. Finally, we provide future perspectives to clinically utilize PS as novel cancer therapeutic remedies. We, therefore, conclude and propose that PS is one ideal alternative medicine to be administered in the diet as a nutritional supplement.