Ming-Tsong Lai

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Epilepsy is a common brain disorder characterized by a chronic predisposition to generate spontaneous seizures. The mechanisms for epilepsy formation remain unknown. A growing body of evidence suggests the involvement of inflammatory processes in epileptogenesis. In the present study, we investigated the involvement of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1(More)
RSF-1, also known as hepatitis B X-antigen associated protein (HBXAP), is a subunit of an ISWI chromatin remodeling complex, remodeling and spacing factor (RSF). Recent studies have provided new evidence that chromatin remodeling participates in the pathogenesis of neoplastic diseases by altering cell cycle regulation and gene expression. In this report, we(More)
BACKGROUND Zhulingtang (ZLT), a traditional Chinese medicine formula, was used to evaluate the antilithic effects of experimentally induced calcium oxalate (CaOx) nephrolithiasis in ethylene glycol (EG)-fed rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 35 male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 4 groups. Rats in group 1 (n = 8) served as the normal(More)
Neuroinflammation is known to be involved in epileptogenesis with unclear mechanisms. Inhibition of soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) seems to offer anti-inflammatory protection to ischemic brain injury in rodents. Thus, it is hypothesized that sEH inhibition might also affect the neuroinflammatory responses caused by epileptic seizures. In the present study,(More)
OBJECTIVE Lumican (LUM) is predominantly localized in areas of pathological fibrosis. To determine whether polymorphisms in LUM gene are associated with development of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), we analyzed 2 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) of LUM in a Taiwan Chinese Han population. METHODS Participants included 168 patients with SLE and(More)
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