Linda Fu Xiao

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Defects in liver and muscle glycogen synthesis are major factors contributing to postprandrial hyperglycemia in patients with type 2 diabetes. Therefore, activation of glycogen synthase through inhibition of glycogen synthase kinase (GSK)-3 represents a potential new therapeutic target. To examine this possibility, we performed oral glucose tolerance tests(More)
The beneficial effects of green tea polyphenols (GTP) against metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes by suppressing appetite and nutrient absorption have been well reported. However the direct effects and mechanisms of GTP on glucose and lipid metabolism remain to be elucidated. Since the liver is an important organ involved in glucose and lipid metabolism,(More)
Recently there is an increasing interest in smart city. <i>Smart city</i> differs from <i>digital city</i> mostly due to the ingredients of data analytics. In such context, computer science is nowadays jointly working with physical domains; and we make the physical domains smarter by providing adding values or cost reduction; for example, there are studies(More)
This study investigated fingermark residues using Fourier transform infrared microscopy (μ-FTIR) in order to obtain fundamental information about the marks' initial composition and aging kinetics. This knowledge would be an asset for fundamental research on fingermarks, such as for dating purposes. Attenuated total reflection (ATR) and single-point(More)
Traffic prediction, particularly in urban regions, is an important application of tremendous practical value. In this paper, we report a novel and interesting case study of urban traffic prediction in Central, Hong Kong, one of the densest urban areas in the world. The novelty of our study is that we make good second use of inexpensive big data collected(More)
Extracting active components from Chinese medicinal herbs efficiently is a key step in the investigation of their pharmacological effects and modes of action. In this project, we compared the ultrasound-assisted method and the conventional solvent method for extracting the active compound of Taxus cuspidate (dong bei hong dou shan). Through the analysis of(More)
The title complex, {[Cu(C21H13N5S2)]PF6·CH3CN} n , was formed immediately on adding together a methanol solution containing copper(I) ions and a methanol solution of 2,6-bis-[4-(pyridin-2-yl)thia-zol-2-yl]pyridine. Crystallographic studies of the complex reveal a coordination polymer with the ligand acting as a bis-(bidentate) ligand with the pyridine N(More)
AIM To investigate protective effects and molecular mechanisms of green tea polyphenols (GTP) on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in Zucker fatty (ZF) rats. METHODS Male ZF rats were fed a high-fat diet (HFD) for 2 wk then treated with GTP (200 mg/kg) or saline (5 mL/kg) for 8 wk, with Zucker lean rat as their control. At the end of experiment,(More)
Recent studies have demonstrated the effects of green tea polyphenols (GTP) and epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) on obesity. However, high doses of EGCG have also exhibited cytotoxicity. The aim of this study was to compare total GTP with purified EGCG on cytotoxicity, and to investigate the effects and the molecular mechanism of total GTP and EGCG on(More)
The SNF1 kinase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is an excellent model to study the regulation and function of the AMP-dependent protein kinase (AMPK) family of serine-threonine protein kinases. Yeast discoveries regarding the regulation of this non-hormonal sensor of metabolic/environmental stress are conserved in higher eukaryotes, including(More)