Chien-Wei Huang

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Inactivation of serotonin transporter (SERT) expressed in HeLa cells by [2-(trimethylammonium)ethyl]methanethiosulfonate (MTSET) occurred much more readily when Na(+) in the reaction medium was replaced with Li(+). This did not result from a protective effect of Na(+) but rather from a Li(+)-specific increase in the reactivity of Cys-109 in the first(More)
Hot mix asphalt (HMA) is a composite material which consists of aggregates, air voids and asphalt materials. The HMA response is typically described to be viscoelastic-viscoplastic, and its response is a function of temperature, stress/strain rate, and stress/strain level. Many researches have shown that the viscoelastic response of asphalt mixtures can be(More)
We report that voltage-gated Na+ channels (Na(V)) from rat muscle (mu1) expressed in HEK293 cells exhibit anomalous rectification of whole-cell outward current under conditions of symmetrical Na+. This behavior gradually fades with time after membrane break-in, as if a diffusible blocking substance in the cytoplasm is slowly diluted by the pipette solution.(More)
greater than the bulk value, depending on the deposition temperature. There is no signifi cant change in density and cationic ratio of the oxide so the effect is attributed to Sr/Ti antisite defects, an attribution supported by density functional theory calculations. It was found that the bandgap enhancement signifi cantly changes the electronic and(More)
The AMPA (alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-isoxazole-4-propionic acid)-preferring receptor is one of the pharmacologically defined ionotropic glutamate receptors, which mediate fast excitatory synaptic transmission in the central nervous system of vertebrates. Here, we report the mapping of the transcriptional start points and identification of the(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Cardiovascular disease remains the most common cause of death for patients on chronic dialysis. End stage renal disease patients undergoing dialysis imposed to reduce phosphorus intake, which likely contributes to development of vegetarian diet behaviors. Vegetarian diets are often lower in protein content, in contradiction to the(More)
AIM Hyperkalemia increases the risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in hemodialysis patients. Our objective was to determine the association between administering low potassium dialysate to hyperkalemic hemodialysis patients and SCD. METHODS We conducted a retrospective cohort study with patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis from May 1, 2006, through(More)