Kai-Chen Hsu

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BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Betel quid extract (BQE) has been demonstrated to induce matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 expression. This study aimed to establish the possible mechanism involved in this event. METHODS Western blotting, reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction, and gelatin zymography were used to study the expression level of MMP-2. LY294002,(More)
The objective of this study is to investigate Taraxacum mongolicum as a therapeutic alternative for preventing and treating bovine mastitis. The effect of the anti-inflammatory activity of Taraxacum mongolicum extract (TME) on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced responses was studied in the bovine mammary epithelial cell line (MAC-T). The dried plant Taraxacum(More)
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