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BACKGROUND Although previous studies have revealed the contribution of an initial high level of dengue virus replication to the severe and potentially life-threatening diseases dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) and dengue shock syndrome, the involvement of dengue virus in the immunopathological processes during the transition from fever to defervescence, which(More)
The immunoglobulin E (IgE) high-affinity receptor FcεRI expressed on mast cells and basophils plays a critical role in triggering allergic disease. The co-aggregation of the FcεRI and FcγRIIb receptors is inhibitory to FcεRI signaling and holds great potential for the treatment of IgE-mediated allergies. In China, Dermatophagoides farinae is a common(More)
The fingerprints of 10 species including 27 accessions in genus Corchorus were investigated with the technique of RAPD. Twenty-five primers were screened from 119 random primers, and a total of 329 DNA fragments were amplified ranging from 0.3-3.0 kb, 253 (87.78%), which were polymorphic. The average number of DNA band produced by each primer was 13.16.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Indigenous people who leave their hometowns and move to the city to earn a living became urban aboriginals. During the process of adapting to urban living situations, they may use various coping strategies such as smoking to overcome their stress. Therefore, it is crucial to provide health education including smoking prevention,(More)
The high-affinity receptor for immunoglobulin E (IgE) plays a central role in allergy diseases. Previous studies have reported the association of variants in the proximal promoter of FCER1A with IgE levels as well as allergy disorders. Another promoter gene polymorphism that is located upstream of exon 1 has not been investigated. We investigated the(More)
BACKGROUND Asthma is a common immune disorder characterized by increased IgE levels. The interleukin (IL)-4 and IL-13 pathway is central for IgE regulation, and previous studies have reported many genetic variants of IL-4/IL-13 signaling in relation to asthma, but few have focused on the gene-to-gene interactions that are likely to contribute to disease(More)
CONCLUSIONS Administration of high-dose gentamicin for intractable Meniere's disease appears to be effective in achieving long-term control of vertigo. However, the safety of this route of administration with respect to the patient's hearing has not yet been sufficiently established. OBJECTIVES The study aimed to analyze the long-term results of patients(More)
We established a novel gene expression analysis platform, Multiplex Competitive RT-PCR Using Fluorescent Universal Primers (MCF-PCR), to study multi-gene expression patterns simultaneously. This platform combines fluorescent universal primers, multiplex competitive RT-PCR, and capillary electrophoretic separation, which ensures MCF-PCR a reliable,(More)
This cross-sectional study explored the relationship between professional commitment and job satisfaction among nurses. A total of 132 registered nurses were recruited from a hospital in northern Taiwan. A self-reported structured questionnaire was used to collect data. Findings revealed significant differences among nurses in willingness to make an effort(More)