Chee Cheun Huang

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We have recently described the cloning of a portion of the hepatitis E virus (HEV) and confirmed its etiologic association with enterically transmitted (waterborne, epidemic) non-A, non-B hepatitis. The virus consists of a single-stranded, positive-sense RNA genome of approximately 7.5 kb, with a polyadenylated 3' end. We now report on the cloning and(More)
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is the major causative agent of hepatitis E or what was formerly known as enterically transmitted non-A, non-B hepatitis. The disease has a worldwide distribution but occurs principally in developing countries in any of three forms: large epidemics, smaller outbreaks, or sporadic infections. Genetic variation of different HEV strains(More)
The recently characterized fecal-orally transmitted agent of hepatitis E (formerly known as enterically transmitted non-A, non-B hepatitis) has been determined to be a new type of positive strand RNA virus. The complete sequencing of four different geographic isolates of the hepatitis E virus (HEV) has confirmed a similar genetic organization not previously(More)
BACKGROUND Although fecal occult blood test and invasive endoscopic examination are common used to detect colorectal adenomas and cancers, non-invasive and specific biomarkers are still under investigation. The objective is to evaluate the biomarker CYP1B1 alone or in combination with aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), nuclear beta-catenin, p53 or bcl-2 for(More)
Forensic voice comparison (FVC) systems have often involved manual annotation of usable phonetic units, requiring substantial human labor. Recent research has shown the efficacy of automatic methods in FVC, and this paper investigates automatic phonetic segmentation in FVC systems. Nasals and vowels were found to contribute the most in terms of improvements(More)
Automatic forensic voice comparison (FVC) studies have often employed Gaussian Mixture Model - Universal Background Model (GMM-UBM) modeling based on mean-only maximum a posteriori (MAP) adaptation or full MAP adaptation with little consideration of other variants of MAP adapted configurations. Our study indicates that an FVC system improvement in(More)
The etiologic agent responsible for epidemics of enterically-transmitted non-A, non-B hepatitis has been molecularly characterized as the hepatitis E virus (HEV). The cloning of a portion of the Burma strain of HEV (HEV(B); 'Old World' strain) has been described together with the isolation of a contiguous overlapping set of cDNA clones representing the(More)
The effect of oligonucleotide-directed triple-helix formation on the binding of a protein to an immediately adjacent sequence has been examined. A double-stranded oligonucleotide was designed with a target site for the binding of a pyrimidine oligonucleotide located immediately adjacent to the recognition sequence for the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1)(More)
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