Jing Jing Chen

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Orexin-A and orexin-B, via their receptors orexin-1 receptor (OX1R) and orexin-2 receptor (OX2R) have been shown to play a role in the regulation of feeding, body weight, and energy expenditure. Adipose tissue also contributes significantly to the maintenance of body weight by interacting with a complex array of bioactive peptides; however, there are no(More)
OBJECTIVE Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is associated with hyperglycemia-driven microvascular pathology and neuronal compromise in the retina. However, DR is also linked to dyslipidemia. As omega-3 (ω-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are protective in proliferative retinopathy, we investigated the capacity of ω-3PUFAs to preserve retinal function in a(More)
Aberrant activation of oncogenes or loss of tumour suppressor genes opposes malignant transformation by triggering a stable arrest in cell growth, which is termed cellular senescence. This process is finely tuned by both cell-autonomous and non-cell-autonomous mechanisms that regulate the entry of tumour cells to senescence. Whether tumour-infiltrating(More)
The presence of intralitter correlation is a well known issue for analysis of the developmental toxicology data. The intralitter correlation coefficients observed in developmental toxicology data are generally different across dose groups. In this paper we use a generalized estimating equation procedure to model jointly the mean parameters and the(More)
OBJECTIVES Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) with a mutation can be used to identify the presence of the paternally-inherited wild-type or mutant allele as result of the inheritance of either allele in the fetus and allows the prediction of the fetal genotype. This study aims to identify paternal SNPs located at the flanking regions upstream or(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the length changes in proper collateral ligament (PCL) and accessory collateral ligament (ACL) during flexion of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint in vivo and how portions of the PCL and ACL stabilize the PIP joint. METHODS We obtained computed tomography scans of the index, middle, and ring fingers of one hand from 6(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the length changes of carpal ligaments when loaded in full extension in vivo. We obtained computed tomography scans of the right wrists in three positions for six volunteers: neutral; 75° extension; and 75° extension with a further 10° of radial deviation. Nine ligaments were measured and analysed with computer(More)
BACKGROUND Current examination methods to assess the anatomical variations of flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) tendon in the little finger necessitate a strong external force applied by the examiner and cause false negatives. A new examination method was designed to detect the variations more accurately. METHODS We examined the little fingers of 220(More)
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