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Resveratrol (3,4',5-trihydroxy-trans-stilbene) has been reported to inhibit proliferation of various cancer cells. However, the effects of resveratrol on the human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8) harboring primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) cells remains unclear. The anti-proliferation effects and possible mechanisms of resveratrol in the HHV8 harboring PEL cells were(More)
Perinatal hypoxic-ischemic (HI) brain injury is a major cause of permanent neurological dysfunction in children. An approach to study the treatment of neonatal HI encephalopathy that allows for neuroprotection is to investigate the states of tolerance to HI. Twenty-four-hour carotid-artery ligation preconditioning established by delaying the onset of(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Agents having a positive inotropic effect on the heart are widely used for the treatment of heart failure. However, these agents have the side effect of altering heart rate. It has been established that peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor δ (PPARδ) is mediated in cardiac contraction, however the effect on heart rate is unknown.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Little information is available on the effects of age on health care and outcomes of ischemic stroke (IS) in China. Our aim was to evaluated risk factors, health care, and outcomes among age groups including ≤ 45, 46-65, 66-79, and ≥ 80 years and to find whether the outcome was affected by age and health care. METHODS CNSR is a(More)
Death receptor-mediated apoptosis is potently inhibited by viral FLIP (FLICE/caspase 8 inhibitory protein) through reduced activation of procaspase 8. In this study, we show that the human herpesvirus 8-encoded vFLIP retards cell proliferation. Overexpression of vFLIP caused cell cycle arrest, with an apparent decrease of cells in the S phase. The Id(More)
Oral-feeding disorder is common in preterm infants. It not only shows the adverse effect for growth and neurodevelopment in clinical but also becomes one of the important indicators of high-risk group for neurodevelopment delay in preterm infants. Preterm infants must coordinate the motor patterns of sucking, swallowing, and respiration skillfully to avoid(More)
Between January 1997 and June 2002, we retrospectively reviewed the records of all premature infants (birth weight less than 2000 g) admitted to the newborn intensive care unit (NICU) at Chi Mei Medical Center. Among the 399 premature infants (birth weight less than 2000 g) surviving more than one week, 111 infants were diagnosed with patent ductus(More)
The existence of specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) allows us to determine the allergens that cause the allergic disease. For the purposes of allergen avoidance and immunotherapy, the measurement of specific IgE is widely applied in clinical laboratories. However, if IgE from the serum of an allergic patient exhibits reactivity to multiple allergens, it would(More)
Nutritive sucking is the approach of obtaining primary food for newborns within six months. However, completing the precise coordination of sucking-swallowing-respiratory actions under oral feeding is usually difficult for preterm infants and may affect the body and neural development of the premature infant. For this reason, how to obtain the(More)