Elly S W Ngan

Summary

Affiliation: University of Hong Kong
Country: China

Publications

  1. Ngan E, Lee K, Yeung W, Ngan H, Ng E, Ho P. Endocrine gland-derived vascular endothelial growth factor is expressed in human peri-implantation endometrium, but not in endometrial carcinoma. Endocrinology. 2006;147:88-95 pubmed
    ..It may imply that EG-VEGF may only play a role in vascular function of peri-implantation endometrium, but is unlikely to be associated with the etiology of endometrial cancer development. ..
  2. Ngan E, Sit F, Lee K, Miao X, Yuan Z, Wang W, et al. Implications of endocrine gland-derived vascular endothelial growth factor/prokineticin-1 signaling in human neuroblastoma progression. Clin Cancer Res. 2007;13:868-75 pubmed
    ..Our study has shown for the first time that aberrant EG-VEGF/Prok-1 signaling favors neuroblastoma progression and could be a potential target for future neuroblastoma treatment. ..
  3. Ngan E, Lee K, Sit F, Poon H, Chan J, Sham M, et al. Prokineticin-1 modulates proliferation and differentiation of enteric neural crest cells. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2007;1773:536-45 pubmed
    ..Taken together, it is the first report demonstrating that Prok-1 acts as a gut mucosa/mesenchyme-derived factor and maintains proliferation and differentiation of enteric NCCs. ..
  4. Ngan E, Shum C, Poon H, Sham M, Garcia Barcelo M, Lui V, et al. Prokineticin-1 (Prok-1) works coordinately with glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) to mediate proliferation and differentiation of enteric neural crest cells. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2008;1783:467-78 pubmed
    ..Taken together, these findings provide evidence that Prok-1 crosstalks with GDNF/Ret signaling and probably provides an additional layer of signaling refinement to maintain proliferation and differentiation of enteric NCCs. ..