Jui Hsiang Hsieh

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Cardiovascular parameters of spontaneously breathing pond turtles (Cyclemys flavomarginata) anaesthetized with chloralose (4 mg 100 g-1) and urethane (40 mg 100 g-1), were examined during exploratory electrical stimulation of the brain stem. Turtles exhibited a low mean systemic arterial blood pressure (MSAP, average 25 mmHg) and slow heart rate (average 24(More)
Long-term and large scale cultivation of an anchorage-dependent cell line using an industrial scale hollow fiber perfusion bioreactor is described. Hep G2 cells (a human hepatoma cell line) were cultivated in an Acusyst-P (Endotronic) with a total fiber surface area of 7.2 m2 6 x 1.2m2) to produce Hep G2 crude conditioned medium (CCM). Pretreatment of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and metabolic syndrome with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and erectile dysfunction (ED) in Taiwanese men aged <45 years. PATIENTS, SUBJECTS AND METHODS Voiding and erectile function in 226 men with T2DM, at one diabetes clinic, and 183 healthy men with normal fasting blood(More)
In 65 cats anesthetized with alpha-chloralose and urethane, the effects of insulin on cardiovascular responses to stimulation of various structures in the brain stem were studied. The threshold dose of insulin injected intravenously that produced systemic hypoglycemia was 5-10 U/kg. Subthreshold hypoglycemic doses of insulin were used(More)
(+)-3-(((3-(2-(7-chloro-2-quinolinyl)ethenyl)phenyl)((3-(dimethylamino)- 3-oxopropyl)thio)methyl)thio)propanoic acid (MK-571), is a potent and specific antagonist of leukotriene D4 action in vitro and in vivo. The compound, which is being developed for the treatment of asthma, contains a chiral center at the methine carbon of the dithio side chain and(More)
In 35 adult cats anesthetized with intraperitoneal chloralose and urethane, the ventrolateral medulla was explored by microinjection of kainic acid (KA, 24 mM, 200 nl) with metal electrode-tubing or glass micropipette to determine regions which elicit persistent apnea. Persistent apnea is defined as: (1) In spontaneously breathing cats, termination of(More)
We have performed controlled fed-batch fermentation experiments to compare the production level of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) by recombinant yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains (YNN27/pYBH-1, YNN27/ p2micro-S11, YNN27/pDCB-S2) containing plasmid vector with alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH1), acid phosphatase (PHO5), and glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate(More)
BACKGROUND Enterovesical fistula is a relatively uncommon complication of pelvic malignancies, diverticulitis of the colon, postoperative irradiation or trauma. Early diagnosis of enterovesical fistula is difficult and its management, complicated. The main purpose of this study is to investigate the most appropriate diagnostic method and to discuss the(More)
The origin of medullary cells that form the cardiac vagal branch and the vagal branches in the lower thorax innervating the gastrointestinal (GI) tract was studied using horseradish peroxidase (HRP), a retrograde transport tracer in the cat. The distributions of parasympathetic postganglionic neurons of the heart were studied with acetylcholinesterase(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether diabetes mellitus and the associated changes in bladder function will trigger bladder wall tissue remodeling and concomitant alterations in the mechanical properties. We investigated the time course of changes in function and mechanical properties of diabetic and diuretic rat bladders using both in vivo and in vitro(More)