Hui-Chen Su

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Sphingomyelinase (SMase) regulates an activation of the sphingomyelin cycle. Recent studies have shown that it is a novel modulator of monoamine receptor and transporter functions; however, its mechanisms are not fully understood. Our previous studies have found that interferon-alpha (IFN-α) up-regulates serotonin (5-HT) transporter expression and induces(More)
Internuclear ophthalmoplegia is caused by a lesion; stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain metastases, or trauma may produce lesions of the medial longitudinal fasciculus (MLF). Imaging techniques, such as DWI, can help identify the site of the lesion in order to speed diagnosis and lead to appropriate treatment. Over an 8-month period, eight consecutive(More)
A 42-year-old man presented to our clinic with episodic diffuse thunderclap headache occurring over the past 5 months. His headache, which lasted from hours to one day, was always exacerbated by coughing and exertion. Neurologic examination was unremarkable. Brain magnetic resonance imaging with gadollinium demonstrated a huge arachnoid cyst with lateral(More)
Fluoxetine, a well-known anti-depression agent, may act as a chemosensitizer to assist and promote cancer therapy. However, how fluoxetine regulates cellular signaling to enhance cellular responses against tumor cell growth remains unclear. In the present study, addition of fluoxetine promoted growth inhibition of interferon-alpha (IFN-α) in human bladder(More)
More than 20% of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients receiving interferon-alpha (IFN-α)-based anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy experienced significant depression, which was relieved by treatment with fluoxetine. However, whether and how fluoxetine affected directly the anti-HCV therapy remained unclear. Here, we demonstrated that fluoxetine inhibited HCV(More)
Background The longitudinal change of neuropsychological tests (NPTs) in treated Alzheimer's disease (AD) is essential to understand the interplay of a therapeutic response from medication and a disease decline due to degenerative processes. The aim of our study is to investigate the annual cognitive progression as measured by commonly used NPTs in treated(More)
BACKGROUND Quality of life (QOL) is a critical issue in mental health care. The associations between quality of life and schizophrenia patients' stigma perception and stigma coping behavior are not well understood. PURPOSE This study investigated quality of life in schizophrenia patients. METHODS We used a cross-sectional, correlational research design;(More)
BACKGROUND Public attitudes toward mental illness influence the success with which patients reenter the community. An attitude instrument suitable to the Chinese cultural setting with good reliability and validity is essential to examining public attitudes toward mental illness. Exploring the perspectives of adolescents is relevant because most mental(More)
A selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor fluoxetine not only is widely used in the treatment of depression but also has an anti-inflammatory property. Glycogen synthase kinase-3beta (GSK-3β) is a vital factor in the inflammation process. How fluoxetine interferes with inflammation via a GSK-3β-dependent pathway remains unclear. The aim of this study is to(More)
CONTEXT Metformin is widely used for treatment of type 2 diabetes and has a potential application on the treatment of inflammation and cancer. Phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) plays a critical role in cancer cell growth and inflammation; however, precise mechanisms remain unclear. OBJECTIVE We aimed to investigate the possible mechanisms of how PTEN(More)
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