Chen-Yi Liao

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Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease, or histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, is a self-limited condition, characterized by benign lymphadenopathy with associated fevers and systemic symptoms. It most commonly affects adults younger than 40 years of age and of Asian descent. Involved lymph nodes demonstrate paracortical areas of apoptotic necrosis with abundant(More)
Studies have demonstrated that mesenchymal stem-like cells can be isolated from endometrium. However, the potential of endometrial-derived stem cells to differentiate into insulin-positive cells and functionally secrete insulin remains undetermined. We isolated endometrial mesenchymal stem-like cells (EMSCs) from human endometrial tissue from six donors.(More)
BACKGROUND The endometrium becomes receptive to the embryo after sequential actions of estrogen and progesterone. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of estrogen and progesterone on endometrial hemodynamics and on secretion of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) from endometrial epithelial cells (EEC). METHODS Six early(More)
We would like to highlight the application of natural products to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We will focus on the natural products known as flavonoids, which target this disease at different stages of hepatocarcinogenesis. In spite of the use of chemotherapy and radiotherapy in treating HCC, patients with HCC still face poor prognosis because of the(More)
In eukaryotes, microRNAs (miRNAs) are small, conserved, noncoding RNAs that have emerged as critical regulators of gene expression. The oriental fruit fly Bactrocera dorsalis is one of the most economically important fruit fly pests in East Asia and the Pacific. Although transcriptome analyses have greatly enriched our knowledge of its structural genes,(More)
Previously, we showed that vaccination with the glycoprotein D (gD) gene of pseudorabies virus (PrV) delivered by Escherichia coli induced protective immune responses. In this study, we report that oral DNA vaccination with attenuated Salmonella choleraesuis carrying the PrV gD gene conferred protective immunity in mice against PrV. Moreover, co-delivery of(More)
This paper presents the finding of the possible cause of the high false-positive rate in acid-fast staining in histological examinations. Using acid-fast staining, culture, and PCR, acid-fast bacilli were detected in 83.7% of 49 hospital tap water samples and nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) were detected in 20.4% of the same 49 samples. The 10 NTM(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to distinguish between orthodontic patients with skeletal Class III malocclusions requiring surgery and those not requiring surgery by conducting a receiver operating characteristic analysis of cephalometric variables. METHODS We used lateral cephalometric radiographs of 80 subjects (40 nonsurgical and 40 surgical(More)
Knowing that infection of high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) causes virtually all cervical cancer (CC), the long-term outcomes of HPV infection, especially the absolute risk and time lapse of developing CC, are beyond the scope of ordinary follow-up study owing to ethical concerns. The present study followed the natural history and long-term outcomes of(More)
Embryonic stem (ES) cell transplantation represents a potential means for the treatment of degenerative diseases and injuries. As appropriate distribution of transplanted ES cells in the host tissue is critical for successful transplantation, the exploration of efficient strategies to enhance ES cell migration is warranted. In this study we investigated ES(More)