Hsiu-Chuan Yen

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Fridovich identified CuZnSOD in 1969 and manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) in 1973, and proposed "the Superoxide Theory," which postulates that superoxide (O2 (•-)) is the origin of most reactive oxygen species (ROS) and that it undergoes a chain reaction in a cell, playing a central role in the ROS producing system. Increased oxidative stress on an(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Increased thrombin activity is an essential component of hemostatic reactions. This study elucidates how various hypoxic interventions impact endogenous thrombin generation (TG) after treatment with/without lipophilic antioxidant vitamin E. METHODS Twenty-four healthy sedentary men were randomly assigned to vitamin E (n=12) and(More)
PURPOSE In addition to testing blood, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) has been analyzed in the search for biomarkers. The aim of this study was to identify biomarkers in CSF for neuropsychological symptoms in early-stage late-onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD). METHODS CSF levels of beta-amyloid 1-42 (Aβ42), F2-isoprostanes (F2-IsoPs) and F4-neuroprostanes(More)
High-sensitivity and high-throughput mutation detection techniques are useful for screening the homoplasmy or heteroplasmy status of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), but might be susceptible to interference from nuclear mitochondrial DNA sequences (NUMTs) co-amplified during polymerase chain reaction (PCR). In this study, we first evaluated the platform of(More)
F2-isoprostanes (F2-IsoPs) are a gold marker of lipid peroxidation in vivo, whereas F4-neuroprostanes (F4-NPs) measured in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or brain tissue selectively indicate neuronal oxidative damage. Gas chromatography/negative-ion chemical-ionization mass spectrometry (GC/NICI-MS) is the most sensitive and robust method for quantifying these(More)
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