Grace Chee Yeng Wang

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Increasing evidence suggests that large intervening non-coding RNAs (lincRNAs) regulate key pathways in cancer invasion and metastasis. In this observational retrospective study, the expression of the oncogenic lincRNA HOX transcript antisense RNA (HOTAIR) gene was measured in 63 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) following hepatic resection. The(More)
Thirty-six isolates of carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa were studied. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis revealed the presence of two clones. One clone carried a bla(IMP-1) gene identical to that first described in Japan. The other clone carried a bla(IMP-1) variant containing four silent mutations. One isolate with a unique pulsed-field gel(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the incidence of carbapenemase genes in Acinetobacter baumannii between two time periods. METHODS We studied 114 isolates of imipenem-resistant A. baumannii collected over two 5 month periods (in 1996 and 2001). Isolates showing carbapenemase activity by plate bioassay were screened for carbapenemase genes using PCR. Chromosomal DNA(More)
Burn treatment in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has a long and remarkable history. This article provides a review of it's philosophy and knowledge, basic principles and treatment strategies as well as their modifications during 1300 years of medical development. The specific features presented are still influencing modern traditional Chinese medicine(More)
Multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serotype Typhimurium DT104L was first reported in Singapore from mid-July to mid-October 2000. Salmonella strains isolated from clinical laboratories were submitted to a reference laboratory for serotyping, phage-typing and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) using XbaI restriction endonuclease. An(More)
Four carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas spp. were isolated from patients in Singapore. One Pseudomonas putida isolate contained a bla(IMP-1) identical to that first described in Japan. The sequence of a variant bla(IMP-1) in Pseudomonas fluorescens contained four silent mutations compared with the original sequence. The remaining P. putida isolates contained(More)
An outbreak of a multiresistant Acinetobacter baumannii in February through September 1996 affected 103 patients in a regional hospital in Singapore. We describe the effectiveness of closure of the outbreak area and the importance of good teamwork in the management of the outbreak.
Thylakoid membranes were isolated and purified from diploid filamentous sporophytes of Porphyra yezoensis Ueda using sucrose density gradient ultracentrifugation (SDGUC). After thylakoid membranes were solubilized with SDS, the phtosystem II (PSII) particles with high 2, 6-dichloroindophenol (DCIP) photoreduction activity were isolated by SDGUC. The(More)
AIMS We undertook this study to define the incidence of toxigenic Clostridium difficile in our hospital and to characterise the isolates. METHODS All unformed stool was tested for the presence of Toxin A (TcdA) and Toxin B (TcdB), and cultured for C. difficile. Culture filtrates were also tested for TcdA and TcdB. Detection of tcdA and tcdB genes was(More)