Jing-ming Wu

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Vascular leakage, one hallmark of dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) and dengue shock syndrome, has been linked to the mediators secreted from cells in the circulatory system. In this study, extremely high expression levels of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) were found in the plasma of DHF patients compared with low MCP-1 expression levels in the(More)
Taiwan experienced several epidemics of enterovirus 71 (EV71) infections, which were associated with brainstem encephalitis (BE) and pulmonary edema (PE). To elucidate the role of immune mechanisms in the pathogenesis of BE caused by EV71 and its fatal complication, PE, we analyzed the laboratory findings, cytokine, and immunophenotypes of 73 EV71-infected(More)
Epidemiologic studies have suggested that nutrition plays an important role in carcinogenesis and that 30% of cancer morbidity and mortality can potentially be prevented with proper adjustment of diets. Resveratrol, a polyphenol present in red wines and a variety of human foods, has recently been reported to exhibit chemopreventive properties when tested in(More)
BACKGROUND The fluorochrome-labeled inhibitors of caspases (FLICA) were recently used as markers of activation of these enzymes in live cells during apoptosis (Bedner et al.: Exp Cell Res 259:308-313, 2000). The aims of this study were to (a) explore if FLICA can be used to study intracellular localization of caspases; (b) combine the detection of caspase(More)
The Chinese herbal preparation denoted PC SPES, a mixture consisting of extracts from eight herbs, is being used with increasing frequency by prostate cancer patients worldwide. Evidence has emerged that PC SPES is an effective modality that alleviates some symptoms in advanced prostate cancer in a significant proportion of patients including the cases that(More)
Defects on the membranous ventricular septum (perimembranous ventricular septal defect [VSD]) may spontaneously close or diminish in size by "aneurysmal transformation" (i.e., adherence of the tricuspid valve or adjacent tissue onto the VSD). It was recently shown that the appearance of aneurysmal transformation may be associated with subaortic ridges, as(More)
Lung cancer has been on a rapid rise worldwide during the last three or four decades, in part due to modern social habits and unhealthy lifestyles. Although smoking, air pollution, and certain types of occupational exposure have been recognized as the major risk factors for lung cancer, the significance of each of these factors appears to vary with sex,(More)
Factors that affect the risk of lung adenocarcinoma among females were investigated in Shenyang, China, using a population-based case-control study design. A total of 72 new cases, ages 35-69, diagnosed with incident, primary pulmonary adenocarnoma, were collected between April 1991 and December 1995, and were 1:1 age-matched with healthy females randomly(More)
PC-SPES, an HPLC-standardized 8-herb dietary supplement prepared by proprietary extraction/mixing technologies, appears to have a number of health benefits when given to cancer patients. These include reduction of serum PSA (prostate specific antigen) in individuals diagnosed with advanced prostate carcinoma, and overall improvement of morbidity and immune(More)
Toxoplasma gondii can infect a wide variety of warm-blooded animals, including bats. Limited information on T. gondii infection in bats is available in China. The objective of the present study was to determine prevalence and genetic diversity of T. gondii infection in bats in southern China. A total of 608 bats representing 12 species, including 120(More)