Chengyu Lin

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is characterized by degradation of the cartilage matrix, leading to pathologic changes in the joints. However, the pathogenic effects of synovial tissue inflammation on OA knees are not clear. To investigate whether the inflammation caused by the medial plica is involved in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis, we examined the expression(More)
The Sensitivity Conjecture and the Log-rank Conjecture are among the most important and challenging problems in concrete complexity. Incidentally, the Sensitivity Conjecture is known to hold for monotone functions, and so is the Log-rank Conjecture for f (x ∧ y) and f (x ⊕ y) with monotone functions f , where ∧ and ⊕ are bit-wise AND and XOR, respectively.(More)
Auditory neuropathy (AN) is a hearing disorder characterized by the preservation of outer hair cell function despite the absence of auditory brainstem responses. The pathophysiology and etiology of this condition remain unknown. Recent studies have shown that some patients with AN benefit significantly from cochlear implantation. These patients have all(More)
OBJECTIVE Mental function is considered to affect the post-operative outcomes of deaf children with cochlear implants. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of mental function on the auditory performance in children with cochlear implants. METHODS In a retrospective review of data, 26 pre-lingual deafened children received pre-operative(More)
While aberrant JAK/STAT signaling is crucial to the development of gastric cancer (GC), its effects on epigenetic alterations of its transcriptional targets remains unclear. In this study, by expression microarrays coupled with bioinformatic analyses, we identified a putative STAT3 target gene, NR4A3 that was downregulated in MKN28 GC daughter cells(More)
Around the estuary of the Zhuo-Shui River in Taiwan, the waters recede during the winter, causing an increase in bare land area and exposing a large amount of fine earth and sand particles that were deposited on the riverbed. Observations at the site revealed that when northeastern monsoons blow over bare land without vegetation or water cover, the fine(More)