Chun-Hsien Tseng

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Evaluation of interleukin-6 and soluble receptors of tumor necrosis factor for early diagnosis of neonatal infection. Elevated serum interleukin-6 levels associated with active disease in systemic connective tissue disorders. Determination of the presence of interleukin 6 in bile after orthotopic liver transplantation. Its role in the diagnosis of acute(More)
Glutamate clearance by astrocytes is critical for controlling excitatory neurotransmission and ATP is an important mediator for neuron-astrocyte interaction. However, the effect of ATP on glutamate clearance has never been examined. Here we report that treatment of RBA-2 cells, a type-2-like astrocyte cell line, with ATP and the P2X(7) receptor selective(More)
Cancer cells often employ developmental cues for advantageous growth and metastasis. Here, we report that an axon guidance molecule, Sema3E, is highly expressed in human high-grade ovarian endometrioid carcinoma, but not low-grade or other ovarian epithelial tumors, and facilitates tumor progression. Unlike its known angiogenic activity, Sema3E acted(More)
One of the most important intracellular Ca2+ regulatory mechanisms in nonexcitable cells, "capacitative Ca2+ entry" (CCE), has not been adequately studied in astrocytes. We therefore investigated whether CCE exists in cultured rat cerebellar astrocytes and studied the roles of cyclic AMP (cAMP) and protein kinase C (PKC) in CCE. We found that (1) at least(More)
The relation between left ventricular (LV) endsystolic wall stress (sigma es) and rate-corrected velocity of circumferential fiber shortening (Vcfc), which is independent of heart rate (HR) and loading conditions has previously been used to assess cardiac contractility in insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). This study is the first report in which(More)
To investigate the genetic relationships between field strains of iridoviruses gathered from various fish species in Taiwan, viruses that were collected from 2001 to 2009 were analyzed. Open reading frames encoding the viral major capsid protein (MCP) and adenosine triphosphatase (ATPase) were sequenced for phylogenetic analysis. Our results indicated that(More)
INTRODUCTION The following complete molecular diagnostic procedure we developed, based on real-time quantitative PCR and traditional PCR, is effective for avian influenza surveillance, virus subtyping, and viral genome sequencing. METHOD This study provides a specific and sensitive step-by-step procedure for efficient avian influenza identification of 16(More)
AIMS Surgical treatment for atrial fibrillation is now feasible in selective cases. The aim of this study was to assess the electrophysiological properties of patients undergoing atrial compartment operation for chronic atrial fibrillation. METHODS AND RESULTS Electrophysiological studies were performed in 20 mitral valve patients with atrial fibrillation(More)
Body surface potential maps were obtained in 50 normal adults using the heart potential map system designed by Yamada. Group A (younger adult group) consisted of 30 persons whose ages ranged from 20 to 39 years. Group B (middle-aged group) included 20 persons whose ages ranged from 40 to 59 years. Although there were slight variations in the pattern of(More)
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