Fen-Fen Huang

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BACKGROUND Hepatitis E virus (HEV) causes acute or fulminant hepatitis in humans and is an important public health concern in many developing countries. China has a high incidence of HEV epidemics, with at least three genotypes (1, 3 and 4) and nine subtypes (1b, 1c, 3b, 4a, 4b, 4d, 4g, 4h and 4i) so far identified. Since genotype 3 and the newly identified(More)
Four major genotypes of hepatitis E virus (HEV), the causative agent of hepatitis E, have so far been recognized. While genotypes 3 and 4 are both zoonotic, the disease symptoms caused by the latter tend to be more severe. To examine if specific nucleotide/amino acid variations between genotypes 3 and 4 play a role in determining the severity of hepatitis E(More)
The synthesis of diterpenoid tanshinones, which are some of the main bioactive ingredients of Danshen (the roots of Salvia miltiorrhiza), begins with the plastidial methylerythritol 4-phosphate (MEP) pathway. 1-Deoxy-d-xylulose-5-phosphate synthase (DXS) catalyzes the first step of the MEP pathway and is considered to be a key rate-limiting enzyme. To(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate road runners' customer behavior regarding smart wearable devices through an extension of the Technology Acceptance Model. A total of 314 road runners participated in the study, and a regression model was formulated to measure the relationships among variables in the conceptual model. The results revealed that(More)
Tropane alkaloids (TAs) such as anisodamine, anisodine, hyoscyamine and scopolamine are extensively used in clinical practice as anticholinergic agents. Anisodus acutangulus produces TAs in root tissue, and although several genes involved in scopolamine biosynthesis have been cloned, yet the biosynthetic pathway of TAs remains poorly understood. To further(More)
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