Ming-yi Chung

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The autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxias (ADCA) are a clinically, pathologically and genetically heterogeneous group of disorders. Ten responsible genes have been identified for spinocerebellar ataxia types SCA1, SCA2, SCA3, SCA6, SCA7, SCA8, SCA10, SCA12 and SCA17, and dentatorubral pallidoluysian atrophy (DRPLA). The mutation is caused by an expansion of(More)
BACKGROUND Elevated plasma level of asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) was reported to be associated with endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerotic risk factors. We assessed the prognostic value of plasma ADMA levels in 997 consecutive individuals referred for coronary angiography from July 2006 to June 2009. METHODS ADMA was measured by high(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the causative gene in spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) 22, an autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia mapped to chromosome 1p21-q23. METHODS We previously characterized a large Chinese family with progressive ataxia designated SCA22, which overlaps with the locus of SCA19. The disease locus in a French family and an Ashkenazi Jewish(More)
Since the mid-1990s, novel G9 rotaviruses have been detected in many countries, suggesting that G9 is a globally important serotype. The molecular epidemiology of G9 rotaviruses in Taiwan from 2000 to 2002 was investigated in this study. G9 rotavirus first appeared in 2000 with 4 cases and constituted 33.8% and 54.8% of the rotavirus-positive samples in(More)
BACKGROUND Non-polio enteroviruses may cause different diseases, including herpangina, hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD), meningitis, and nonspecific febrile illness; and cause epidemic outbreak annually. This study delineates the diversity of clinical presentations based on different serotypes and different groups [human enterovirus (HEV)-A and HEV-B] of(More)
BACKGROUND Matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) can degrade extracellular matrix and basement membrane, and play an important role in the development and progression of multiple carcinomas, including oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). A -1306C-->T polymorphism in the MMP-2 promoter disrupts Sp1-binding site, and results in reduction of transcriptional(More)
BACKGROUND Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and oral submucous fibrosis (OSF), which are highly associated with areca use, are prevalent in most Asian countries. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are superfamily of metal-dependent proteolytic enzymes, mediating the degradation of extracellular matrix. Insertion/deletion (-1607 2G-->1G) polymorphism has(More)
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severely debilitating anxiety disorder. Over 80% of patients with PTSD also exhibit other psychiatric condition, such as bipolar disorder (BP) or major depression (MDD). Previously, it has been found that p11 mRNA expression was significantly changed in post mortem cortex of patients with PTSD and depression. We(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to evaluate the interaction between the length polymorphism of the guanosine thymidine repeat [(GT)n] in the heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) gene and far-infrared (FIR) therapy on access flow (Qa) and arteriovenous fistula (AVF) patency in hemodialysis (HD) patients. METHODS A total of 280 HD patients were randomized(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Recent family-based studies have revealed a linkage between human chromosome 5q31 and asthma, elevated serum IgE levels and airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR). Among the candidate genes in this region is the gene encoding IL-4. This gene could be a candidate gene for asthma. The aim of this prospective case-control study was to(More)