Ming Long Chang

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The complete nucleotide sequence of hibiscus chlorotic ringspot virus (HCRSV) was determined. The genomic RNA (gRNA) is 3,911 nucleotides long and has the potential to encode seven viral proteins in the order of 28 (p28), 23 (p23), 81 (p81), 8 (p8), 9 (p9), 38 (p38), and 25 (p25) kDa. Excluding two unique open reading frames (ORFs) encoding p23 and p25, the(More)
To elucidate the causes of changes of carbohydrate metabolic pathways, the time course of utilization of dietary [U-14C]sucrose and induction of enzyme activities in the livers of rats were investigated. Adult male rats of BHE strain were refed after a fast of 2 days. The nutritionally complete refeeding diet contained 60% sucrose as the only source of(More)
Triosephosphate isomerase (TPI; D-glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate ketolisomerase [E.C.5.3.1.1]) deficiency is an autosomal recessive disorder that typically results in chronic, nonspherocytic hemolytic anemia and in neuromuscular impairment. The molecular basis of this disease was analyzed for one Hungarian family and for two Australian families by localizing(More)
OBJECTIVES To elucidate a novel anti-inflammatory mechanism of myrrh against lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammation. METHODS RAW264.7 macrophages were cultured in DMEM and then cells were treated with LPS or LPS plus a myrrh methanol extract (MME) for 24h. The culture medium was collected for determination of nitric oxide (NO), prostaglandin(More)
The effect of dietary vitamin C on vitamin E status and function was studied with weanling male Hartley guinea pigs. Thirty guinea pigs fed a basal diet free of vitamins E and C were divided into two groups; only one group received 2 mg/100 g body weight/day of vitamin C. Each group was further divided into three subgroups and received 0, 0.2, and 0.4(More)
The effect of pectin on lowering cholesterol and fat concentration in tissues of the rat was investigated in relation to the level of fat and the type of carbohydrate. Groups of rats were fed nutritionally complete diets containing equal protein: energy, varied with 5% (low-fat, 2% corn oil plus 3% beff tallow) or 20% (high-fat, 2% corn oil plus 18% beef(More)