Hui-Ying Chung

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Despite a wide range of available sources for bone repair, significant limitations persist. To bioengineer bone, we have previously transferred adenovirus-mediated human BMP-2 gene into autologous bone marrow stromal cells (MSC). We have successfully repaired large, full thickness, cranial defects using this approach. We report now the effectiveness of(More)
BACKGROUND Bone grafts, allografts, and biocompatible artificial bone substitutes all have their shortcomings when used for the repair of cranial bone defects. Tissue engineered bone shows promise as an alternative for the repair of these defects. MATERIALS AND METHODS Rabbit bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) were separated from iliac crest(More)
The pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is unknown. Ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) injury has been considered to be a major contributing factor. More recent reports have noted that apoptosis is a significant and perhaps the principal contributor to cell death after I/R. Some reports revealed that infants with NEC and perforated bowel can(More)
OBJECTIVE Bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) have great potential in bone repair. We developed an animal model to test the hypothesis that ex vivo gene transfer of human bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-2 to BMSCs via a replication-defective (E1A-deleted) adenovirus vector (AdV) with appropriate biopolymers would enhance autologous bone formation during(More)
Natural bone is comprised of nanosized blade-like crystals of hydroxyapatite grown in close contact with collagen (Col) fibers. Characteristics of artificial bone tissue differ considerably with those of natural ones, mainly from the unusual self-organizing interaction between the apatite crystals and the proteic components. Nanoparticle spheres of(More)
Autologous vascularized bone grafts, allografts, and biocompatible artificial bone substitutes each have their shortcomings. Bones regenerated using recombinant human bone morphogenetic proteins, demineralized bone powder, or combinations of these are generally small and do not meet the need. The current trend is to use tissue engineering approaches with(More)
The occurrence of allergic rhinitis (AR) may be significantly influenced by air pollution. This study examined the association between the first occurrence of AR in preschool children and the pre-incident levels of air pollutants in Taiwan. We identified 9960 eligible subjects from a systematic sampling cohort database containing 400,000 insureds of the(More)
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