Chih-Yu Chen

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JASPAR (http://jaspar.genereg.net) is the largest open-access database of matrix-based nucleotide profiles describing the binding preference of transcription factors from multiple species. The fifth major release greatly expands the heart of JASPAR-the JASPAR CORE subcollection, which contains curated, non-redundant profiles-with 135 new curated profiles(More)
JASPAR (http://jaspar.genereg.net) is an open-access database storing curated, non-redundant transcription factor (TF) binding profiles representing transcription factor binding preferences as position frequency matrices for multiple species in six taxonomic groups. For this 2016 release, we expanded the JASPAR CORE collection with 494 new TF binding(More)
Epigenetic modifications, transcription factor (TF) availability and differences in chromatin folding influence how the genome is interpreted by the transcriptional machinery responsible for gene expression. Enhancers buried in non-coding regions are found to be associated with significant differences in histone marks between different cell types. In(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the possible prognostic factors of survival outcomes in patients with granulocytic sarcoma (GS). METHODS We retrospectively investigated the prognostic factors determining survival in 24 patients with GS using Kaplan-Meier survival analysis followed by log rank tests. We evaluated gender, age, location, GS antedating leukemia,(More)
Particle emissions from four integrated iron and steel plant processes, i.e., coke making, sintering, cold forming, and hot forming, were investigated in this study. Particle compositions of 21 element species, 11 ionic species, elemental carbon (EC), organic carbon (OC) and 16 polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were analyzed to create "fingerprints" of the(More)
To investigate if the combination of clomiphene citrate, hMG, and cetrorelix (CC/hMG/cetrorelix protocol) can be applied to patients who had excessive response to GnRHa long protocol. Fifty patients who coasted and failed to conceive in their first cycles stimulated with GnRHa long protocol were stimulated with CC/hMG/cetrorelix protocol. The peak serum(More)
The antibacterial activity of chitosan was investigated by assessing the mortality rates of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus based on the extent of damaged or missing cell walls and the degree of leakage of enzymes and nucleotides from different cellular locations. Chitosan was found to react with both the cell wall and the cell membrane, but not(More)
Purple clams (Hiatula rostrata Lighttoot) accumulated paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxins produced by a toxic strain of the dinoflagellate Alexandrium minutum Halim for subsequent study of toxin distribution during depuration (detoxification by a nontoxic microalgal diet or starvation). The results confirm the data in the literature concerning the(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the pretreatment total and differential leukocyte counts can predict the prognosis of patients with oral cavity cancer. METHODS In a retrospective analysis of patients treated between 2004 and 2011, medical records of 202 patients with oral cavity cancer were evaluated. RESULTS Patients(More)
The contents of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP) of red alga, Bangia atropurpurea, filaments cultured in artificial sea water medium were similar to those cultured in natural sea water medium. In the culture experiment, B. atropurpurea filaments were found to synthesize de novo phthalate esters. Additionally, DEHP and DBP(More)