Ken-Siong Kow

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Organochlorine compounds, particularly polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), alter serum thyroid hormone levels in humans. Hydroxylated organochlorines have relatively high affinities for the serum transport protein transthyretin, but the ability of these compounds to interact with the human thyroid receptor is unknown. Using a baculovirus expression system in(More)
The regulation of perinatal glia limitans (GL) reformation by interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta) following prenatal neural trauma in the mouse was studied in lesioned fetal mice by immunocytochemistry and computer-assisted image analysis for presence and distribution of astrocytes and IL-1beta immunoreactivity (ir). Astrocytes stained with anti-glial fibrillary(More)
Background: There is currently conflicting evidence surrounding the effects of obesity on postoperative outcomes. Previous studies have found obesity to be associated with adverse events, but others have found no association. The aim of this study was to determine whether increasing body mass index (BMI) is an independent risk factor for development of(More)
Breast metastases from non-small cell lung carcinoma are rarely reported. We report a case of a female patient with primary adenocarcinoma of the lower lobe of her right lung presenting with a massive right-sided malignant pleural effusion. The tumor harbored an epidermal growth factor receptor insertion mutation in exon 20 but was anaplastic lymphoma(More)
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