Cheng-Hsiang Kuo

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Thrombomodulin (TM), a widely expressing glycoprotein originally identified in vascular endothelium, is an important cofactor in the protein C anticoagulant system. TM appears to exhibit anti-inflammatory ability through both protein C-dependent and -independent pathways. We presently have demonstrated that recombinant N-terminal lectinlike domain of TM(More)
Thrombomodulin (TM) is a cell surface glycoprotein which is widely expressed in a variety of cell types. It is a cofactor for thrombin binding that mediates protein C activation and inhibits thrombin activity. In addition to its anticoagulant activity, recent evidence has revealed that TM, especially its lectin-like domain, has potent anti-inflammatory(More)
Lewis Y Ag (LeY) is a cell-surface tetrasaccharide that participates in angiogenesis. Recently, we demonstrated that LeY is a specific ligand of the recombinant lectin-like domain of thrombomodulin (TM). However, the biologic function of interaction between LeY and TM in endothelial cells has never been investigated. Therefore, the role of LeY in tube(More)
Chronic inflammatory processes have been increasingly shown to be involved in the pathogenesis of diabetes and diabetic nephropathy. Recently, we demonstrated that a lectin-like domain of thrombomodulin (THBD), which is known as THBD domain 1 (THBDD1) and which acts independently of protein C activation, neutralised an inflammatory response in a mouse model(More)
Salviae miltiorrhizae (SM), a clinical, commonly used herb, can activate blood circulation and resolve stasis. We have investigated the effects of salvianolic acid B (Sal B), a pure compound extracted from the dried SM roots, on fibrinolytic (tissue-type plasminogen activator and plasminogen activator inhibitor, t-PA and PAI) and anticoagulant(More)
BACKGROUND Thrombomodulin is an anticoagulant, endothelial-cell-membrane glycoprotein. A recombinant thrombomodulin domain containing 6 epidermal growth factor-like structures exhibits mitogenic activity. This study explored the novel angiogenic effects of the recombinant domain using in vitro and in vivo models. METHODS AND RESULTS Human recombinant(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether recombinant thrombomodulin containing all the extracellular domains (rTMD123) has therapeutic potential against aneurysm development. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA The pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is characterized by chronic inflammation and proteolytic degradation of extracellular matrix. Thrombomodulin, a(More)
BACKGROUND Thrombomodulin (TM) is an endothelial cell (EC) membrane-bound anticoagulant protein that has novel direct cellular effects. TM is shed from EC and becomes soluble form (sTM) in plasma. Higher sTM levels in healthy subjects are associated with lower cardiovascular risk, suggesting that sTM possesses a protective role. The purpose of the study was(More)
In this paper, an autonomous control scheme is proposed for humanoid robot to accomplish the stair-climbing mission. At first, we design a fuzzy based auto-balance gait controller and adopt the zero moment point (ZMP) criterion to construct the basic motion patterns. Next we propose a ten-step stair-climbing control scheme. For acquiring the information(More)
PURPOSE To determine the role of thrombomodulin (TM) in corneal epithelial wound healing, and to investigate whether recombinant TM epidermal growth factor-like domain plus serine/threonine-rich domain (rTMD23) has therapeutic potential in corneal epithelial wound healing. METHODS TM localization and expression in the murine cornea were examined by(More)