Daniel Kwong-On Chan

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Genetic diversity of Chinese native chicken breeds was investigated using protein polymorphism, randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD), and microsatellite polymorphism. Imported broiler and layer breeds were also included in the analysis. The results from protein polymorphism did not show distinct differences between Chinese native chicken and imported(More)
Different cancer cells exhibit altered sensitivity to metformin treatment. Recent studies suggest these findings may be due in part to the common cell culture practice of utilizing high glucose, and when glucose is lowered, metformin becomes increasingly cytotoxic to cancer cells. In low glucose conditions ranging from 0 to 5 mM, metformin was cytotoxic to(More)
Stanniocalcin is a polypeptide hormone that was first reported in fish as a regulator of mineral metabolism. Its recent identification in mammals has opened a new area of investigation in basic and clinical endocrinology. In the present study, regulation of the stanniocalcin (STC) and stanniocalcin related protein (STCrP) genes were investigated in mouse(More)
The effects of environmental and nutritional factors on population dynamics and toxin production were examined in Alexandrium catenella, maintained in enriched K media in laboratory cultures. Starting with a density of 50 cell ml−1, the dinoflagellate population typically showed a lag phase and an exponential growth phase which lasted 14 days each, and then(More)
The purpose of the present study was to determine the effects of cortisol on the development of the freshwater chloride cell (CC), using flow cytometry. Scanning electron microscopy was used to determine the corresponding modifications in CC apical structure. Simultaneously, biochemical analyses were conducted to determine the activities of transport(More)
A multicentre study evaluated the efficacy and safety of darbepoetin alpha administered weekly (QW), every 3 weeks (Q3W), and every 4 weeks (Q4W) to anaemic patients with cancer not concurrently receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy. The QW portion (n=102) was an open-label, sequential, dose-escalation design; cohorts received darbepoetin alpha QW by(More)
BACKGROUND Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is a frequently used disease-modifying therapy for a large spectrum of autoimmune and inflammatory conditions, yet its mechanisms of action are incompletely understood. Using a robust murine model of antigen-driven allergic airways disease, we have demonstrated that IVIG markedly improves ovalbumin (OVA)-induced(More)