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BACKGROUND Rosuvastatin, a novel potent HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, is excreted into bile mediated by breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP). Our objective was to determine the association between the most frequent single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the BCRP (421C>A) and the pharmacokinetics of rosuvastatin. METHOD Pre-screening of SLCO1B1 521TC(More)
To determine the frequencies of CYP3A4 alleles (CYP3A4*4,*5 and *6) in Chinese hyperlipidemic patients and to observe the impact of CYP3A4*4 (Ile118Val) genetic polymorphism on the lipid-lowering effects of simvastatin and on the activity of CYP3A4. From hospitalized and non-hospitalized patients, 211 unrelated hyperlipidemic patients were recruited for(More)
A total of 35 Trichosporon isolates were collected from the Taiwan Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance of Yeasts (TSARY) project from 1999 to 2006, and their identifications as well as drug susceptibilities were determined. The most frequently isolated species was T. asahii (62.9%), and the most common clinical sample that yielded Trichosporon isolates(More)
BACKGROUND Cytochromes P450 (CYP) 2C9 are polymorphic enzymes which catalyze a wide spectrum of drugs. It is also responsible for the metabolism of arachidonic acid into EETs. EETs are known to be a vasoactive substance and play an important role in a hypertensive episode. Whether the genetic polymorphism of CYP2C9 will affect the vasoactive effect and(More)
PURPOSE Interest in adaptive radiation therapy research is constantly growing, but software tools available for researchers are mostly either expensive, closed proprietary applications, or free open-source packages with limited scope, extensibility, reliability, or user support. To address these limitations, we propose SlicerRT, a customizable, free, and(More)
In this paper we investigate a cooperative jamming (CJ) strategy based Stackelberg security game to improve physical layer security over multiuser OFDMA networks. Each source node tries to deliver messages to its intended destination node securely in the presence of a passive eavesdropper. Fortunately, these node pairs can resort to a friendly jammer to(More)
In this paper, we investigate jamming power allocation to improve physical layer security in a multiuser two-way relay network, where several communication pairs, one untrusted relay and one friendly jammer are involved. The untrusted relay helps these pairs to forward information and tries to eavesdrop simultaneously. In order to deteriorate the(More)
1. The 5-HT(2A) receptor belongs to the G-protein superfamily. It plays an important role in vascular regulation. 2. Previous reports in the UK have indicated that there is an association of the T102C genetic polymorphism of the 5-HT(2A) receptor with hypertension, but no studies have been made on the T102C genetic polymorphism in Chinese hypertensive(More)
AIMS Pravastatin is a 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitor, which is widely used both in primary and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD). Pravastatin is not subject to metabolism by cytochrome P450s, but it is actively transported from blood into target tissues (e.g. hepatocytes in the liver) by the organic(More)
1. Elevated serum bilirubin levels are caused mainly by liver diseases, haematolysis, genetic defects and drug intake. Unconjugated bilirubin (UCB) is taken up into hepatocytes by human organic anion transporting polypeptide 1B1 (OATP1B1; encoded for by the SLCO1B1 gene). The present study was performed to determine the association between SLCO1B1 gene(More)