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A minilibrary was constructed from DOP-PCR products using microdissected Y-chromosomes of Indian muntjac as DNA templates. Two microclones designated as IM-Y4-52 and IM-Y5-7 were obtained from negative screening of all three cervid satellite DNAs (satellites I, II, and IV). These two microclones were 295 and 382 bp in size, respectively, and shared ∼70%(More)
An 8.5-month-old male infant with Kawasaki disease (KD) received high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy on the fifth day after fever onset. However, multiple peripheral limb ischemias occurred 2 days later. Accordingly, heparin followed by dipyridamole was administered. Aside from a small amputation at the tip of the right middle finger, all(More)
High expression of circulating vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has been reported in patients with Kawasaki disease (KD). In the pathophysiology of KD, VEGF is considered to be involved, especially in the development of coronary artery lesions. This study aimed to examine whether the VEGF-634 promoter polymorphism is a marker of KD susceptibility(More)
 The Lewis (Le) blood type comprises two major antigens, Lea and Leb, which are encoded by α (1,2)-fucosyltransferase (FUT2) and α (1,3/1,4)-fucosyltransferase (FUT3). In this study, we analyzed the mutations of FUT3 in Taiwanese, Thai, and Filipino populations and correlated these with serologic phenotypes. One hundred and thirty-seven Taiwanese, 71 Thai,(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of P-glycoprotein (Pgp), multidrug resistance-related protein-1 (MRP1), and lung resistance-related protein (LRP) in response to chemotherapy in untreated small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Immunohistochemical analyses were performed on multiple nonconsecutive sections of biopsy specimens to detect Pgp,(More)
The study indicates that hip fracture is independently associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease. In addition, the highest risk of coronary heart disease following hip fracture appeared within the first year after hip fracture, indicating the need for multidisciplinary care for the patients. Bone and vasculature are modulated through numerous(More)
Grey model (GM) and artificial neural network (ANN) was employed to predict suspended solids (SS) and chemical oxygen demand (COD) n the effluent from sequence batch reactors of a hospital wastewater treatment plant (HWWTP). The results indicated that the minimum mean bsolute percentage errors (MAPEs) of 23.14% and 51.73% for SS and COD could be achieved(More)
This population-based study was conducted using claims data obtained from the National Health Insurance to investigate the trend in incidence of distal radial fractures in adults in Taiwan from 2000 to 2007. Our results revealed an increasing trend, particularly among women >50 years of age. This population-based study used insurance claims data from 2000(More)
Reactive cardiomyocyte hypertrophy after myocardial infarction is an important risk factor for arrhythmias. Myocardial ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP) channels have been implicated in attenuating cardiac hypertrophy by inhibition of 70-kDa S6 kinase. We investigated the effect of pravastatin on ventricular hypertrophy during remodeling after myocardial(More)
 We analyzed the seven mutations which are responsible for the deficiency of the secretor type α(1,2)-fucosyltransferase gene product, Se enzyme, in the Philippine population. One hundred and one unrelated Filipinos in Taiwan were studied. A new mutation, a 3-base pair deletion from nt 688 through 690, was found in two (0.1%) of 202 chromosomes. The(More)