Chia-Sheng Chuang

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BACKGROUND Hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs) are transcription factors that play a crucial role in response to hypoxic stress in living organisms. The HIF pathway is activated by changes in cellular oxygen levels and has significant impacts on the regulation of gene expression patterns in cancer cells. Identifying functional conservation across species and(More)
BACKGROUND Liver biopsy-the gold standard in assessing liver histology-is recommended before all antiviral treatment. However, this procedure may cause complications, is costly, and is limited by sampling errors. Hence, noninvasive tests have been proposed to assess the severity of hepatic fibrosis. We propose a novel noninvasive index for predicting liver(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Studies have shown that concurrent infection of hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus may be associated with severe forms of chronic liver disease or with rapid progression. However, very little is known about the role and course of concurrent HBV and HCV infection in patients with acute viral hepatitis. METHODS This study(More)
BACKGROUND Previous reports have indicated that insulin resistance (IR) is associated with chronic hepatits C virus (HCV) infection. However, the correlations between IR, metabolic syndrome (MS), and serum HCV RNA levels are still controversial. The aim of this study was to determine the relationships between IR, MS, and HCV RNA in patients with chronic(More)
Simple Sequence Repeats (SSRs), also known as microsatellites, regulate gene functions. SSR mutations in a disease gene may cause various genetic disorders. To identify putative functional SSRs, a web-based system, Gene Ontology SSR Hierarchy (GOSH), was developed to facilitate discovery of significant associations between SSRs and Gene Ontology (GO) terms.(More)
Hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs) are transcription factors that play a crucial role in adaptive processes to a hypoxic cellular environment for most of organisms. The activation of HIF pathway has significant impacts on gene expression patterns in cancer research and it is important to analyze functional conservation and possible gene replacement within the(More)
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