Hui-Pi Huang

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease. Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi), a new class of anti-cancer agents, have recently been reported to exhibit potent anti-inflammatory activities. A proof of concept study was carried out with suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA) and MS-275, two HDACi currently(More)
BACKGROUND Canine generalized demodicosis associated with hyperadrenocorticism is often problematic and might be intractable. The aim of this study was to report the efficacy of a weekly application of spot-on moxidectin/imidacloprid in dogs with hyperadrenocorticism and secondary generalized demodicosis. METHODS Dogs with hyperadrenocorticism and(More)
Dysregulation of cell surface proteolysis has been strongly implicated in tumorigenicity and metastasis. In this study, we delineated the role of hepatocyte growth factor activator inhibitor-2 (HAI-2) in prostate cancer (PCa) cell migration, invasion, tumorigenicity and metastasis using a human PCa progression model (103E, N1, and N2 cells) and xenograft(More)
The purposes of the present study were to determine the systolic blood pressure (SBP) of clinically normal and conscious cats, and to set up reference values of feline SBP for subsequent clinical application. SBPs were measured in 53 healthy cats using an ultrasonic Doppler device. The mean SBP was 133.6 +/- 16.0 mmHg (range, 110.0-180.0 mmHg). The(More)
There is limited experience in the treatment of epithelial ovarian malignancy with chemotherapy during pregnancy. We present the case of a 36-year-old women with ovarian mucinous cystadenocarcinoma during pregnancy, on whom exploratory laparotomy was performed at the gestational age of 16 weeks. Afterwards chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide (500 mg/m2) and(More)
Iatrogenic hyperadrenocorticism is an extremely rare condition in cats. Twelve cats with a medical history of progressive skin lesions and long-term treatment with corticosteroids were retrospectively studied. Noncutaneous signs in the cats were variable and included anorexia, lethargy, polydipsia, polyuria, and atrophy of the thigh muscles. Laboratory(More)
The experimental evidence supporting a direct role for hyperinsulinemia as a cause of insulin resistance remains equivocal. Amylin, an islet beta-cell peptide cosecreted with insulin in response to nutrient stimuli, causes insulin resistance when infused into intact animals or applied to isolated skeletal muscles. We compared measures of amylin and insulin(More)
Feline coronavirus (FCoV) varies greatly from causing subclinical or mild enteric infections to fatal feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). The open reading frame (ORF) 7b of FCoV has been speculated to play a determining role in virulence as deletions were found to be associated with avirulent viruses. To further clarify the correlation between this gene(More)
The present study compared 2 indirect methods, Doppler sphygmomanometry and oscillometry, for measurement of the systemic blood pressure level in 100 conscious, client-owned dogs in a clinical setting on 2 separate occasions. The mean systemic blood pressure values, measured by Doppler sphygmomanometry on 2 separate occasions, were 156 +/- 38.2 mmHg and 150(More)