Jinn Chyi Wang

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Pleurotus citrinopileatus is a popular edible mushroom which is physiologically active in both humans and animals. In the study we investigate the effects of this mushroom on hyperlipidemic hamster rats. Four dietary forms of the mushroom were created as follows. The powdered dry fruiting body, hot-water extract, and two kinds of elutes were obtained, from(More)
At least two distinct mechanisms appear to be responsible for accumulation of iodine by the thyroid gland. The first, called the "iodide trap" by Vanderlaan and Vanderlaan (1), involves the concentration, presumably within the thyroid cells, of inorganic iodide obtained from the circulating blood. The second, called hormonal synthesis, involves the(More)
We have developed a technique which can measure directly and simultaneously changes in both nasal vascular and airway resistances in the dog. Nasal vascular resistance was measured by either direct monitoring of the arterial inflow or a change in the perfusion pressure of the nasal vascular bed with blood flow maintained constant. Nasal airway resistance(More)
The mosquito pathogenic fungus Lagenidium giganteum (Oomycetes: Lagenidiales) is a sterol auxotroph that can grow vegetatively in the absence of these compounds, but requires an exogenous source of sterols to enter its sexual and asexual reproductive cycles. Electrospray mass spectrometry (MS) and electrospray MS/MS were used to examine three major(More)
AIM To detect the DNA single strand breaks (SSB) in peripheral lymphocytes of mice, rats, and human induced by hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), ethyl methane sulphonate (EMS), dimethylnitrosamine (DMNA), mitomycin C (MMC), benzo (a) pyrene (BaP), cyclophosphamide (CP), and 2-aminofluorene (2-AF). METHODS Alkaline single cell microgel electrophoresis assay in(More)
It has been previously proposed that a nitropolycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (nitro-PAH) with its nitro functional group perpendicular or nearly perpendicular to the aromatic moiety exhibits lower tumorigenicity than the corresponding parent aromatic hydrocarbon. We also hypothesized that reduction of the nitro group is not involved, or contributed less(More)
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