Ming-Hsu Chen

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Dendritic cells (DCs) are important for the initiation and regulation of immune responses. In this study, we demonstrate that DC homeostatic development in peripheral lymphoid organs is negatively regulated by the transcriptional repressor, Blimp-1, which is critical for regulation of plasma cell differentiation and T cell homeostasis and function. Deletion(More)
The optima conditions of production and purification of xylooligosaccharides (XOS) from Miscanthus x giganteus (MxG) were investigated. Using autohydrolysis, XOS were produced at 160, 180 and 200°C at 60, 20 and 5min, respectively. XOS yield up to 13.5% (w/w) of initial biomass and 69.2% (w/w) of xylan were achieved. Results from HPAEC-PAD analysis revealed(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the epidemiology of vertigo among the general adult population in Taiwan using the National Health Insurance claims database. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Data were retrieved from the 2006 National Health Insurance claims database.Subjects and Methods. Claims data were retrieved for patients 18 years or older with(More)
Tropical maize is an alternative energy crop being considered as a feedstock for bioethanol production in the North Central and Midwest United States. Tropical maize is advantageous because it produces large amounts of soluble sugars in its stalks, creates a large amount of biomass, and requires lower inputs (e.g. nitrogen) than grain corn. Soluble sugars,(More)
Ethanol production from food wastes does not only solve environmental issues but also provides renewable biofuels. This study investigated the feasibility of producing ethanol from food wastes at high solids content (35%, w/w). A vacuum recovery system was developed and applied to remove ethanol from fermentation broth to reduce yeast ethanol inhibition. A(More)
Purified xylooligosaccharides from Miscanthus × giganteus (M×G XOS) were used in an in vitro fermentation experiment inoculated with human fecal microbiota. A commercial XOS product and pectin were used as controls. Decreases in pH by 2.3, 2.4, and 2.0 units and production of short-chain fatty acids (SCFA; acetic acid, 7764.2, 6664.1, and 6387.9 μmol/g;(More)
A procedure was developed to recover xylooligosaccharides (XOS) from Miscanthus×giganteus (M×G) hydrolyzate. M×G hydrolyzate was prepared using autohydrolysis, and XOS rich fractions were acquired using activated carbon adsorption and stepwise ethanol elution. The combined XOS fractions were purified using a series of ion exchange resin treatments. The end(More)
A healthy 29-year-old female presented with a 2-week history of left-sided facial swelling. She had no history of nasal congestion, rhinorrhea, or post-nasal drip. No dental procedures nor recent infection, such as rhinosinusitis or dental infection, were reported. Physical examination revealed swelling and tenderness in her left cheek, with warmth and(More)
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