Benjamin J. C. Yuan

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The Drosophila doublesex (dsx) gene encodes a transcription factor that mediates sex determination. We describe the characterization of a novel zebrafish zinc-finger gene, terra, which contains a DNA binding domain similar to that of the Drosophila dsx gene. However, unlike dsx, terra is transiently expressed in the presomitic mesoderm and newly formed(More)
Considering the time-series ARIMA(p,d, q) model and fuzzy regression model, this paper develops a fuzzy ARIMA (FARIMA) model and applies it to forecasting the exchange rate of NT dollars to US dollars. This model includes interval models with interval parameters and the possibility distribution of future values is provided by FARIMA. This model makes it(More)
GATA-1 is a transcription factor required for development of erythroid cells. The expression of GATA-1 is tightly restricted to the hematopoietic lineage. Using transgene constructs containing zebrafish GATA-1 genomic sequences and the green fluorescent protein (GFP) reporter gene, we previously showed that a 5.6-kb enhancer/promoter fragment is sufficient(More)
a Office of Research and Development, National Chiao Tung University, 1001 University Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan, ROC b Department of Biobusiness Management, National Chiayi University, 580 Shinmin Road, Chiayi, Taiwan, ROC c Institute of Industrial Economics, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China d Graduate Institute of Technology Management, National Chiao Tung(More)
The scientific projects are characterized of requiring high performance computing resources, complex configuration environment, and massive storage. Compared with the traditional grid computing that has been employed by scientific projects for decades, the emerging cloud computing technology offers scientists an alternative of acceptable computing(More)
Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) has been reported to possess activity of inducing apoptosis in variety of tumor cells in preclinical models. Several mutational versions of TRAIL have been studied as promising agents for cancer therapy and the recombinant soluble human TRAIL mutant (DATR) is one of them. The objective of the(More)
AIM To study the acute and chronic toxicities of human recombinant interferon-gamma (Hu-rIFN-gamma) in mice, rats, and dogs. METHOD Twenty mice were administrated Hu-rIFN-gamma (i.m. or i.v.) 4.4 x 10(9) IU m-2 to observe the acute toxicity. In chronic studies, 1 x 10(7), 5 x 10(7), 1 x 10(8) IU m-2 d-1 were given to 80 rats and 5 x 10(5), 5 x 10(7) IU(More)