Mei-Ling Shen

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 Human immunoglobulin heavy chains are encoded by a highly complex locus, IGH, which encompasses many transcriptional units, including nine alternative constant region genes. Much of the constant region gene cluster was duplicated during hominoid evolution. In rodents, IGH is known to be regulated by multiple elements, including several enhancers 3’ of the(More)
A 40-year-old woman without remarkable medical history received epidural anesthesia for uterine cervix conization. Six hours after the operation, cauda equina syndrome occurred. Magnetic resonance imaging of the spine revealed epidural fluid accumulation around L5, as well as L4/5 herniated intervertebral disc found incidentally. Surgical decompression was(More)
C57BL mice were injected intraperitoneally daily with 10 to 50 mg/kg of cocaine for five days. Four hours after the last injection, the thymuses were removed, and the effects on DNA and protein content of the surviving cells were measured. A dose-dependent increase in DNA content per cell, determined by UV spectrophotometric analysis, and a dose-dependent(More)
To the Editor: Oropharynx abnormality may lead to difficult intubation in patients with osteochondrodysplasia [1]. For the very rare disease, acromesomelic dysplasia Maroteaux-type (AMDM), which is one such abnormality, however, there is no report whether special consideration is needed in airway management. AMDM is seldom combined with other significant(More)
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