Ching-Wen Chen

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1. Although capsaicin analogs might be a potential strategy to manipulate inflammation, the mechanism is still unclear. In this study, the effects and action mechanisms of vanilloid analogs on iNOS and COX-2 expression were investigated in RAW264.7 macrophages. 2. Capsaicin and resiniferatoxin (RTX) can inhibit LPS- and IFN-gamma-mediated NO production, and(More)
In fault-tolerant interconnection designs, many prior researches suggest good use of disjoint paths to improve the reliability of interconnection networks. Although disjoint paths increase reliability, they always cost the throughput penalty. To address the problems of both performance and fault-tolerant capability, the following issues should be carefully(More)
Our previous study has shown that lipophilic 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors of statins can inhibit interferon-gamma-induced inducible nitric oxide synthase gene expression in RAW264.7 macrophages. In this study, we showed that lovastatin and fluvastatin are able to upregulate the mRNA expression of the suppressor of cytokine(More)
The 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors, statins, are potent inhibitors of cholesterol synthesis and have wide therapeutic use in cardiovascular diseases. Recent evidence, however, suggests that the beneficial effects of statins may extend beyond their action on serum cholesterol levels. In this study, we investigated the(More)
Improving the hardware efficiency of video coding LSI like MPEG-4/H.264 is a recent design trend in implementing multimedia systems aimed at high-throughput design for high definition (HD) video [1] and low-power design for portable video [2]. However, it is difficult to trade-off power consumption and video quality like programmable processors do for(More)
This paper discusses taxpayer satisfaction with an online system for filing individual income tax returns. Online tax-filing system quality encompasses information, system, and service qualities, which are the antecedents of user satisfaction with any system. To measure online tax-filing system quality, a secondorder measurement model was tested using(More)