Chang-Hsun Hsieh

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BACKGROUND Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a common microvascular complication of diabetes. In this study, we aimed to explore both primary effects of single-locus and multilocus interactions to test the hypothesis that the type 2 diabetes (T2D) genes may contribute to the aetiology of DN in T2D independently and/or through complex interactions in a Taiwanese(More)
Simulation tools that simulate sequence data in unrelated cases and controls or in families with quantitative traits or disease status are important for genetic studies. The simulation tools can be used to evaluate the statistical power for detecting the causal variants when planning a genetic epidemiology study, or to evaluate the statistical properties(More)
Herein, we present a complete three-dimensional (3D) map of major neuropil structures in the central brain of the cockroach Diploptera punctata. The positions of the structures have been ascertained by confocal microscopy, which, until now-for reasons of tissue opacity and nonhomogeneity-has been thought impractical in imaging fluorescently labeled(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to evaluate insulin sensitivity, proinflammatory markers and adiponectin concentration in young males with different subtypes of depressive disorder. METHODS Nonobese young males with depressive disorder (ages between 18 years and 30 years; body mass index, BMI < or = 25 kg/m(2)) were recruited and divided into reactive(More)
A growing body of evidence strongly supports associations between reduced lung function and insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular disease. The present study was undertaken to explore the possibility that reduced lung function is an independent predictor of development of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) and to investigate potential(More)
A case of intracranial epidermoid cyst with intracystic hemorrhage is reported. A 63-year-old woman sustained a head injury after a fall; obtundation and ataxia were noted later. Computed tomography revealed a heterogeneous hyperdense lesion in the posterior and middle cranial fossas. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a lesion with increased signal(More)
This study was designed to investigate plasma circulating pro-inflammatory cytokines, adiponectin and high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP) in young men with type 2 diabetes. New-onset young men with type 2 diabetes (young diabetes, YDM; age between 10 and 25) were recruited and divided into a non-obese group (NOYDM, body mass index, BMI ≦ 25 kg/m2, N =(More)
Stem cell-based therapies for degenerative disorders and injuries are promising in the new era. Multipotential mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from bone marrow (BM) are on the leading edge because they are easy to expand in culture while maintaining their multilineage potential. In vitro assessment of the chondrogenic and osteogenic potentials of cultured(More)
Diphytanoylphosphatidylcholine (DPhPC) has often been used in the study of protein-lipid interaction and membrane channel activity, because of the general belief that it has high bilayer stability, low ion leakage, and fatty acyl packing comparable to that of phospholipid bilayers in the liquid-crystalline state. In this solid-state 31P and 2H NMR study, we(More)
Many studies showed that depression is correlated with osteoporosis, while others showed that low cholesterol level is also related to depression. However, these relationships still remain controversial. Since the bone mineral density (BMD) is related to depression and depression is related to hypocholesterolemia, there might exist a correlation between BMD(More)