Chien-Lin Chen

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Human glutathione S-transferase (GST) M1 and T1 enzymes exhibit genetic polymorphism, with a percentage of normal individuals exhibiting a homozygous deletion of the relevant genes. We established a differential polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique to simultaneously characterize inactivating mutations responsible for the null alleles of GSTM1 and(More)
Two mAb were produced against chicken T cells. The CT4 antibody precipitated a polypeptide of Mr 64,000 under both reducing and non-reducing conditions. The CT8 antibody precipitated a molecule of Mr 63,000 under non-reducing conditions and polypeptide chains of Mr 34,000 under reducing conditions, suggesting that the CT8 molecule is a disulfide-linked(More)
Computed tomography (CT) images have been widely used for liver disease diagnosis. Designing and developing computer-assisted image processing techniques to help doctors improve their diagnosis has received considerable interests over the past years. In this paper, a CT liver image diagnostic classification system is presented which will automatically find,(More)
Thymic carcinoma is a rare neoplasm with extremely poor prognosis. To evaluate the outcome of treatment in thymic carcinoma, we reviewed a 10-year (1982 to 1992) experience with 20 consecutive patients in Taichung Veterans General Hospital. There were 9 men and 11 women: ages ranged from 34 to 70 years old (mean 51.4 years). None of these patients had(More)
The genetic polymorphisms in human glutathione S-transferases (GST) M1 and T1 have been associated with race, disease risk, and outcome of some adult cancers. Also, there are racial differences in the incidence and characteristics of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Our objectives were to compare the frequency of the null genotype for GSTM1,(More)
The activation of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (Stat3) has been implicated in the oncogenesis of cancer and is regarded as a novel target for cancer therapy. Stat3 is classified as a proto-oncogene, because an activated form of Stat3 can mediate oncogenic transformation in cultured cells and tumour formation in nude mice. The(More)
A mouse mAb, CT-3, recognizes on chicken T cells a complex of three polypeptides, Mr 20,000, 19,000, and 17,000, two of which are N-glycosylated. The CT-3 antibody is mitogenic for chicken T cells, and it coprecipitates two additional polypeptides of Mr 49,000 and 38,000 in lysates of T cell membranes. Ontogeny studies revealed that 5-6 d after thymic(More)
OBJECTIVE To find out factors that may influence the mortality after Whipple's operation, whether duct to mucosa anastomosis is better than classic "dunking" pancreaticojejunostomy and whether age over 70 is a contraindication for this procedure. DESIGN Prospectively randomised study. SETTING Teaching hospital, Taiwan, R.O.C. PATIENTS 93 patients with(More)
This study aims to evaluate the efficacy of HBV vaccination as an alternative preventive measure against de novo HBV infection in pediatric living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). Sixty recipients were enrolled in this study. Thirty received grafts from anti-HBc(+) donors, and another 30 received grafts from anti-HBc(-) donors. HBV vaccine was given(More)