Hsin-Yu Chung

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The liver plays a vital role in metabolism, detoxification, digestion, and the maintenance of homeostasis. During development, the vertebrate embryonic liver undergoes a series of morphogenic processes known as hepatogenesis. Hepatogenesis can be separated into three interrelated processes: endoderm specification, hepatoblast differentiation, and hepatic(More)
CYP3A proteins are the most abundant CYPs in the liver and intestines, and they play a pivotal role in drug metabolism. In mammals, CYP3A genes are induced by various xenobiotics through processes mediated by PXR. We previously identified zebrafish CYP3A65 as a CYP3A ortholog that is constitutively expressed in gastrointestinal tissues, and is upregulated(More)
Cytochrome P450 1B1 (CYP1B1) is a heme-containing monooxygenase that metabolizes various polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and aryl amines, as well as retinoic acid and steroid hormones. Here we report the cloning of an ortholog of CYP1B1 from zebrafish and the demonstration that transcription of zebrafish CYP1B1 was modulated by two types of mechanisms(More)
Alcohol exposure during embryogenesis results in a variety of developmental disorders. Here, we demonstrate that continuous exposure to 1.5% ethanol causes substantial apoptosis and abrogated retinal and CNS development in zebrafish embryos. Chronic exposure to ethanol for 24h before hatching also induces apoptosis and retinal disorder. After the 2-day(More)
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