Chiuan Chian Chiou

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Reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced either endogenously or exogenously can attack lipid, protein and nucleic acid simultaneously in the living cells. In nuclear and mitochondrial DNA, 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), an oxidized nucleoside of DNA, is the most frequently detected and studied DNA lesion. Upon DNA repair, 8-OHdG is excreted in the urine.(More)
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori, a human pathogen responsible for many digestive disorders, induces complex changes in patterns of gene expression in infected tissues. cDNA expression arrays provide a useful tool for studying these complex phenomena. AIM To identify genes that showed altered expression after H pylori infection of human gastric cells(More)
To produce enterovirus 71 antigen for diagnostic purposes, the gene encoding the entire capsid protein VP1 was amplified by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli as a poly-histidine fusion protein. Western blotting experiments with sera from patients with enterovirus 71 infection indicated that(More)
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori is a bacterial pathogen strongly associated with ulcer diseases and gastric cancer. The bacterial-induced alteration of cell-cycle control in host cells may play a role in the pathogenetic mechanisms. The aims of this study were to define the effect of H. pylori on the G2/M to G1 transition in a gastric cell line. METHODS(More)
Phospholipase activities of human gastric bacterium, Helicobacter pylori, are regarded as the pathogenic factors owing to their actions on epithelial cell membranes. In this study, we purified and characterized neutral sphingomyelinase (N-SMase) from the superficial components of H. pylori strains for the first time. N-SMase was purified 2083-fold with an(More)
BACKGROUND 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) is the most frequently detected and studied DNA lesion. Upon DNA repair, 8-OHdG is excreted in the urine. Urinary 8-OHdG is now considered as a biomarker of generalized, cellular oxidative stress and is linked to degenerative diseases including cancer. METHODS We developed a competitive enzyme-linked(More)
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