Ku-Shang Chang

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In the application of microarray data, how to select a small number of informative genes from thousands of genes that may contribute to the occurrence of cancers is an important issue. Many researchers use various computational intelligence methods to analyzed gene expression data. To achieve efficient gene selection from thousands of candidate genes that(More)
Uncontrolled activation of microglia contributes to neuroinflammation, which is highly involved in the development of neurodegenerative diseases. Although cinnamon has neuro-protective properties, its capacity to inhibit neuroinflammation has not been investigated and its active compounds remain unclear. Therefore, the composition of cinnamon extract was(More)
Production of reducing sugar by hydrolysis of corncob material with Streptomyces sp. cellulase and ethanol fermentation of cellulosic hydrolysate was investigated. Cultures of Streptomyces sp. T3-1 improved reducing sugar yields with the production of CMCase, Avicelase and β-glucosidase activity of 3.8, 3.9 and 3.8 IU/ml, respectively. CMCase, Avicelase,(More)
An l-glutamate biosensor modified by cation exchanger membrane on a palladium (Pd) electrode was designed for the purpose of preventing interferences and electrode fouling during the measurement of serum AST and ALT activities. The rate of signal increase obtained by our sensor for the determination of AST and ALT activity was 0.259 and 0.596 nA/min U(-1)l(More)
Thermostable cellulase was produced by Streptomyces sp. T3-1 grown in a 50-l fermenter. Maximum cellulase activity was attained on the fourth day when agitation speeds and aeration rates were controlled at 300 rpm and 0.75 vvm, respectively. Maximum enzyme activities were: 148 IU CMCase ml−1, 45 IU Avicelase ml−1, and 137 IU β-glucosidase ml−1 with(More)
Despite the anti-neuroinflammatory capacity of ginger, the corresponding active constituents are unclear. This study analyzed the composition of fresh ginger ethanolic extract by using LC-MS. Inhibitory activities of fresh ginger extract and seven gingerol-related compounds on the neuro-inflammation were also evaluated by using a lipopolysaccharide(More)
Bovine ephemeral fever (BEF) is a viral disease of cattle. A flow type quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) immunosensor was developed for the real time determination BEF virus (BEFV) that is suitable for clinical point-case diagnosis. Self-assembled monolayer (SAM) of thiols and sulphides by the cystamine-glutaraldehyde method was used for the immobilization(More)
Hairy root cultures of Gynostemma pentaphyllum were established by infecting leaf discs with Agrobacterium rhizogenes. The dry biomass of hairy roots grown in MS medium for 49 days was 7.3 g l−1 with a gypenoside content of 38 mg g−1 dry wt.
A new yeast species, Kazachstania wufongensis, is proposed in this paper based on six strains isolated from soil in Taiwan. The species may produce one to four ellipsoidal ascospores in each ascus, directly transformed from diploid cells. Genus assignment and distinction of the species from other recognized species of Kazachstania is based on morphological(More)
Different strategies, including palladium electrodeposition (Pd(CV)), Pd sputtering (Pd(S)) and Nafion-solubilized carbon nanotube casting (Nafion/CNT), were used to modify screen-printed carbon electrodes (SPCEs) for the fabrication of amperometric enzyme biosensors. The electrochemical properties of the bare and modified SPCEs and the optimal conditions(More)