Chang-Yu Chen

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Nickel compounds are known to be toxic and carcinogenic in kidney and lung. In this present study, we investigated the roles of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and mitochondria in nickel (II) acetate-induced cytotoxicity and apoptosis in the HK-2 human renal cell line. The results showed that the cytotoxic effects of nickel (II) involved significant cell(More)
In order to elucidate the oxidative effects and genotoxicity of nickel on human lymphocytes in vitro, we report the level of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS), lipid peroxidation, hydroxyl radical ((*)OH), and DNA damage in human lymphocytes after acute exposure to inorganic nickel. NiCl(2) appeared to increase the formation of the fluorescent(More)
Resveratrol (3,4',5-trihydroxy-trans-stilbene) has been reported to inhibit proliferation of various cancer cells. However, the effects of resveratrol on the human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8) harboring primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) cells remains unclear. The anti-proliferation effects and possible mechanisms of resveratrol in the HHV8 harboring PEL cells were(More)
In this paper, a bit weight extraction technique is proposed to test and calibrate the successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The proposed technique is based on major carrier transition (MCT) testing, the MCTs are generated through simple capacitor switching and then measured by the embedded comparator and a coarse(More)
A simple and sensitive spectrophotometric method for the determination of a thiobarbituric acid-reactive substance (TBARS) in human hair has been developed. The proposed method is based on the formation of a red-colored product by the reaction of products of lipid peroxidation with thiobarbituric acid in an acidic medium. The absorbance of the resulting red(More)
Planar patch-clamp has revolutionized ion-channel measurement by eliminating laborious manipulation from the traditional micropipette approach and enabling high throughput. However, low yield in gigaseal formation and/or relatively high cost due to microfabricated processes are two main drawbacks. This paper presents patch clamping on glass substrate-an(More)
Primary effusion lymphoma, a peculiar type of B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma, preferentially develops in immunodeficient individuals and its pathogenesis is closely linked with human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8). HHV-8 is present primarily persistence in primary effusion lymphoma cells, and the lytic cycle of HHV-8 can be induced by sodium butyrate (NaB) treatment.(More)
Concerned with variations in abuse potential and control status among various isomers of ephedrines and norephedrines, this study was conducted to develop an effective method for the simultaneous analysis of eight ephedrine-related compounds along with structurally similar cathinones. Among various approaches studied, a 60-m HP-5MS (0.25 mm i.d., 0.25(More)