Cheng Ping Lu

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Streptococcus suis type 2 (SS2) is a porcine zoonotic pathogen with worldwide distribution, and lacking suitable vaccine and virulent maker were bottleneck to control this infection. An immunoproteomic assay was used to identify antigenic proteins from the total extracellular proteins of the virulent Chinese SS2 strain ZY05719. The convalescent serum of a(More)
BACKGROUND Our previous study has established a macaque model with early-phase endotoxic shock. The present study further investigated myocardial and blood vessel injury in Macaques by examining the subsequent expression of ACP, selectins, iNOS, and cTnI in response to LPS treatment. METHODS In an experiment with anaesthetised, instrumental macaques,(More)
OBJECTIVE To elucidate the serial cytologic presentations of subacute thyroiditis (SAT) with ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA). STUDY DESIGN Nine patients with clinically evident SAT were recruited; serial sonography and ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration cytology were performed. RESULTS Sixty-one follow-up examinations were obtained(More)
Salt has been iodized in Taiwan since 1967. To understand goiter status after salt iodization, we studied the prevalence of goiter in school children in rural areas where tap water or underground water are used. To further elucidate the prevalence of goiter in urban areas where tap water is used, we studied school children from the Tong-Yuan and Lao-Song(More)
These studies established a macaque model of early-phase endotoxic shock, and investigated the resuscitation effects of three different solutions. Twenty-four macaques were assigned to four groups. Nineteen animals were given an intravenous dose of 2.8 mg/kg lipopolysaccharide (LPS). At 60 min after LPS challenge, the animals were given (i) 5 mL/kg normal(More)
OBJECTIVE Our recent study demonstrated that sodium bicarbonate improved cardiac function in macaque models with early-phase endotoxic shock. In the present study, we investigated further the ryanodine receptor/calcium release-channel (RyR) and calcium pump after fluid resuscitation of macaques with early-phase endotoxic shock. METHODS Twenty-four(More)
To elucidate the therapeutic responses to corticosteroids and prognostic factors in the treatment of Graves' ophthalmopathy, 23 patients with Graves' ophthalmopathy were treated with intravenous methylprednisolone 0.5 g daily for 3 days, followed by prednisolone 40 mg daily. Dosage was reduced gradually to 10 mg daily over 4 weeks. The symptoms and signs of(More)
Beige-nude mice with combined T and NK cell deficiency were produced by introducing "nu" gene into the beige mice of C57BL/6 background. The beige-nude mice were characterized by morphological features, level and activity of the NK cell in spleen and peripheral blood. NK cell level of the beige-nude mice was higher than the beige mice and similar to the(More)
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