Kun-Chen Lin

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BACKGROUND In this study, we tested the hypothesis that a combined adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cell (ADMSC) and ADMSC-derived exosome therapy protected rat kidney from acute ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury (i.e., ligation of both renal arteries for 1h and reperfusion for 72h prior to euthanization). METHODS AND RESULTS Adult-male SD rats (n=40) were(More)
We investigated the cardioprotective effect of melatonin (Mel) and exendin-4 (Ex4) treatment in a rat model of cardiorenal syndrome (CRS). Adult male SD rats (n=48) were randomly and equally divided into sham control (SC), dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) (doxorubicin 7 mg/kg i.p. every five days/4 doses), CRS (defined as DCM+CKD) only, CRS-Mel (20 mg/kg/d),(More)
We tested the hypothesis that combined xenogenic (from mini-pig) adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cell (ADMSC) and ADMSC-derived exosome therapy could reduce brain-infarct zone (BIZ) and enhance neurological recovery in rat after acute ischemic stroke (AIS) induced by 50-min left middle cerebral artery occlusion. Adult-male Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 60) were(More)
This study tested whether combined therapy with melatonin and apoptotic adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (A-ADMSCs) offered additional benefit in ameliorating sepsis-induced acute kidney injury. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 65) were randomized equally into five groups: Sham controls (SC), sepsis induced by cecal-ligation and puncture (CLP),(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS The best anesthesia methods for analgesia and sedation during gastrointestinal endoscopy are still debated. The aim of this study was to compare the recovery time, clinical presentations, and satisfaction between target-controlled infusion (TCI) and manually controlled infusion (MCI) in same-day bidirectional endoscopy(More)
Although chronic exposure to environmental contaminants is hazardous to health, the association between chronic kidney disease (CKD) and nonylphenol (NP), a common environmental compound, remains unclear. This study tested the hypothesis that chronic NP exposure aggravated adenine (AD)-induced CKD that could be mitigated with rosuvastatin treatment. Fifty(More)
This study investigated whether combining melatonin and apoptotic adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (A-ADMSC) was superior to ADMSC alone in ameliorating sepsis-induced acute lung injury. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats (n=50) were randomized equally into five groups: sham controls (SC), sepsis induced by cecal-ligation and puncture (CLP),(More)
Procedural failure and untoward clinical outcomes after surgery remain problematic in critical limb ischemia (CLI) patients. This study tested a clopidogrel-cilostazol combination treatment compared with either treatment alone in attenuating CLI and improving CLI-region blood flow in rats. Male Sprague–Dawley rats (n = 40) were equally divided into five(More)
BACKGROUND The use of spectral entropy for monitoring the depth of anesthesia or level of hypnosis in surgery or painful procedures can reduce the consumption of drugs and shorten the recovery time of total intravenous anesthesia such as by propofol. The aim of this study was to investigate: (1) the consumption of sevoflurane as the sole anesthetic; and (2)(More)
OBJECTIVE We tested the hypothesis that transfusion of autologous peripheral blood-derived endothelial progenitor cells (PBDEPC) via the internal carotid artery could reduce brain-infarct zone (BIZ) and neurological deficit in rats following acute ischemic stroke (IS) induced by 50-min left middle cerebral artery occlusion. DESIGN Adult male(More)