Jiunn-lee Lin

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A novel gene, Xin, from chick (cXin) and mouse (mXin) embryonic hearts, may be required for cardiac morphogenesis and looping. Both cloned cDNAs have a single open reading frame, encoding proteins with 2,562 and 1,677 amino acids for cXin and mXin, respectively. The derived amino acid sequences share 46% similarity. The overall domain structures of the(More)
Eight mouse monoclonal antibodies, CH1, CH106, CH291, CL2, CG1, CG3, CG beta 2 and CG beta 6, against chicken tropomyosin isoforms have been prepared and characterized. The antigens recognized by these isoform-specific monoclonal antibodies were identified by both solid-phase radioimmunoassay and protein immunoblotting. To some extent, most antibodies(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated the gene expression of calcium-handling genes including L-type calcium channel, sarcoplasmic reticular calcium adenosine triphosphatase (Ca(2+)-ATPase), ryanodine receptor, calsequestrin and phospholamban in human atrial fibrillation. BACKGROUND Recent studies have demonstrated that atrial electrical remodeling in atrial(More)
BACKGROUND Human minK protein is the beta-subunit of I(Ks) potassium channel and plays an important role in cardiac cellular electrophysiology. We investigated the association between human atrial fibrillation and the polymorphism of minK gene (38G or 38S) with a case-control study. METHODS We included 108 patients with atrial fibrillation and 108 control(More)
INTRODUCTION We measured mRNA levels of delayed rectifier potassium channels in human atrial tissue to investigate the mechanism of the shortening of the atrial effective refractory period and the loss of rate-adaptive shortening of the atrial effective refractory period in human atrial fibrillation. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 34 patients undergoing(More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia. There is genetic predisposition for the development of AF. Recently, by linkage analysis, several loci have been mapped for monogenetic AF, including 11p15.5, 21q22, 17q, 7q35-36, 5p13, 6q14-16, and 10q22. Some of these loci encode for subunits of potassium channels (KCNQ1, KCNE2,(More)
AIMS We investigated the molecular mechanism of rapid-depolarization-induced atrial fibrosis. METHODS AND RESULTS We used a direct atrial myocyte-fibroblast contact co-culture and a fibroblast-specific transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1), connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) and procollagen type I α-1 (COL1A1) luciferase reporter system to(More)
INTRODUCTION The funny current (I(f)) contributes to phase IV spontaneous depolarization in cardiac pacemaker tissue. Enhanced I(f) activity in myocardial tissue may lead to increased automaticity and therefore tachyarrhythmia. We measured the amount of I(f) activity in the messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) in human atrial tissue and correlated the mRNA(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing evidence suggests that atrial fibrillation (AF) is an inflammatory disease. Statins is an anti-inflammatory agent. The present study was conducted to test the efficacy of atorvastatin in preventing paroxysmal AF or atrial high rate episodes (AHEs) in patients with bradyarrhythmias and implantation of an atrial-based or dual-chamber(More)