Hsiang-Ping Lee

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Osteoporosis is a common skeletal disorder, resulting from an imbalance in bone resorption relative to formation. Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) is a key regulator in bone formation and osteoblastic differentiation. Hence, compounds that promote BMP expression may be suitable candidates for osteoporosis treatment. This study examined the effects of the(More)
Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF; also known as CCN2) is an inflammatory mediator that is abundantly expressed in osteoarthritis (OA). Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) plays a pivotal role in OA pathogenesis. Berberine exhibits an anti-inflammatory effect, but the mechanisms by which it modulates CCN2-induced IL-1β expression in OA synovial fibroblasts (OASFs)(More)
Chondrosarcoma is a type of highly malignant tumor with a potent capacity to invade locally and cause distant metastasis. Adiponectin is a protein hormone secreted predominantly by differentiated adipocytes. On the other hand, angiogenesis is a critical step in tumor growth and metastasis. However, the relationship of adiponectin with vascular endothelial(More)
A sense-based lexical knowledgebase is a core foundation for language engineering. Two important criteria must be satisfied when constructing a knowledgebase: linguistic felicity and data cohesion. In this paper, we discuss how data cohesion of the sense information collected using the Sinica Sense Management System (SSMS) can be achieved. SSMS manages both(More)
Chondrosarcoma is a soft tissue sarcoma with a poor prognosis that is unresponsive to conventional chemotherapy. Surgical treatment leads to severe disability with high rates of local recurrence and life threat. Curcumin, an active compound in turmeric and curry, has been proven to induce tumor apoptosis and inhibit tumor proliferation, invasion,(More)
Inflammatory myopathy is a rare autoimmune muscle disorder. Treatment typically focuses on skeletal muscle weakness or inflammation within muscle, as well as complications of respiratory failure secondary to respiratory muscle weakness. Impaired respiratory muscle function contributes to increased dyspnea and reduced exercise capacity in pulmonary(More)
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