Cheng-Hsien Lin

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The present study was conducted to assess whether Premarin, a water-soluble estrogen sulfate, can act via estrogen receptors (ERs) to rescue mice from heat-induced lethality. Unanesthetized, unrestrained mice were exposed to ambient temperature of 42.4 degrees C to induce heatstroke (HS). Another group of mice was exposed to room temperature (24 degrees C)(More)
The quality of ultrasonic images is usually influenced by speckle noises and the temporal decorrelation of the speckle patterns. Most traditional motion estimation algorithms are not suitable for speckle tracking in medical ultrasonic images which usually have a low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). This paper proposes a new motion estimation algorithm that is(More)
Cathepsin B is one of the major lysosomal cysteine proteases that plays an important role in apoptosis. Herein, we investigated whether Cathepsin B is involved in cardiomyocyte apoptosis caused by hyperthermic injury (HI) and heat shock protein (HSP)-70 protects these cells from HI-induced apoptosis mediated by Cathepsin. HI was produced in H9C2 cells by(More)
The radio resource allocation problem in wireless networks is a major research issue because the resource is scarce, and it must be shared among multiple network components. In this paper, we consider the resource allocation problem in downlink broadcast services in IEEE 802.16j WiMAX networks, where the objective is to serve as many mobile stations (MSs)(More)
This study presents a novel system for human action recognition. Two research issues, namely, motion representation and subspace learning, are addressed. In order to have a rich motion descriptor, we propose to combine the distance signal and the width feature so that a silhouette can be characterized in more detail. These two features provide complementary(More)
Hyperosmolality in extracellular fluid in humans attenuates autonomic thermoregulation in heat, such as sweating and blood flow in the skin. However, exercise training minimizes the attenuation. The aim of the present study was to clarify the influence of hyperosmolality on thermal perception and to assess the training effect of exercise. Ten sedentary(More)
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is one of the most common peripheral neuropathies. For evaluation of the CTS, segmentation of carpal tunnel and its contents from magnetic resonance (MR) images is rather important. In this paper we propose a new segmentation framework for the flexor tendons within the carpal tunnel on MR images. The proposed method consists of(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Lifelong overexpression of heat shock protein (HSP) 72 in skeletal muscle is known to protect against age-related oxidative stress and muscle damage. This study aimed to ascertain whether exhaustive exercise (EE)-induced muscle fatigue and damage can be prevented by lifelong overexpression of HSP72 in skeletal muscle. METHODS Transgenic(More)
We studied the effects of tetramethylpyrazine (TMP) on the fever, increased plasma levels of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and increased hypothalamic levels of glutamate, hydroxyl radicals and prostaglandin-E2 (PGE2) induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The microdialysis probes were stereotaxically and chronically implanted into the hypothalamus of rabbit(More)
We attempted to assess the prophylactic effect of human umbilical cord blood-derived CD34(+) cells in experimental heatstroke. Anesthetized rats, 1 day before heat stress, were divided into 2 major groups and given CD34(-) cells (defined by 1 x 10(6) human cord blood lymphocytes and monocytes that contained <0.2% CD34(+) cells) or CD34(+) cells (defined by(More)