Chan-Wei Yu

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Curcumin is the active ingredient in the herbal medicine and dietary spice, turmeric (Curcuma longa). It has a wide range of biological activities, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, chemopreventive, and chemotherapeutic activities. We examined the effects of curcumin on the lifespan and aging in Caenorhabditis elegans, and found that it responded to(More)
Arsenic permeates our environment. As a result, humans are continually exposed to it. This study investigates the possible roles of oxidative stress in arsenite (As(III))-induced neurotoxicity in Caenorhabditis elegans. Exposure to As(III), at the concentrations examined, caused a decrease in locomotor behaviors (frequencies of body bends, head thrashes,(More)
BACKGROUND Phthalate esters are ubiquitous environmental contaminants and numerous organisms are thus exposed to various levels of phthalates in their natural habitat. Considering the critical, but limited, research on human neurobehavioral outcomes in association with phthalates exposure, we used the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans as an in vivo model to(More)
BACKGROUND Monascus-fermented products are mentioned in an ancient Chinese pharmacopoeia of medicinal food and herbs. Monascus-fermented products offer valuable therapeutic benefits and have been extensively used in East Asia for several centuries. Several biological activities of Monascus-fermented products were recently described, and the extract of(More)
The authors would like to acknowledge that the article contains overlap in text with that from our previous publication [1] (reference 43 in the original article) and fragments in the text that overlap word-for-word with text from our previous publication [2] and a publication in Environ Toxicol Pharmacol [3] (reference 42 in the original article). The(More)
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