Pao-Chi Liao

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BACKGROUND Maternal hypothyroidism during pregnancy can cause adverse effects in the fetus. Scientific evidence has shown that probable thyroid-like function of some phthalates in vitro and in vivo, and phthalates exposure, can begin in utero. This study investigated the association between phthalate exposure and thyroid hormones in pregnant women. (More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have shown an association between prenatal phthalate exposure and adverse effects on neurodevelopment and behavior in young children. OBJECTIVES We aimed to assess the relationship between prenatal exposure to phthalate esters and behavior syndromes in children at 8 years of age. METHODS A total of 122 mother-child pairs from the(More)
BACKGROUND Phthalates are known to have estrogenic effects in cell models and experimental animals. However, the evidence regarding the effects of phthalates on human reproduction is still limited. We conducted a case-control study to determine whether estrogen-dependent diseases are associated with phthalate exposure and how the glutathione S-transferase(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common malignant liver tumor. Analysis of human serum from HCC patients using two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2DE) combined with nano-high-performance liquid chromatography electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (nano-HPLC-ESI-MS/MS) identified fourteen different proteins differentially expressed(More)
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is one of the most common malignant tumors in Southeast Asia. Unfortunately, most NPC victims have had metastasis when first diagnosed due to its deep location and vague symptoms. To date, discovery of sensitive and specific biomarkers for improving detection of NPC remains a challenge. Our previous study established a(More)
The objective of this study was to search for brain-specific binding proteins that participated in Abeta aggregation. Immunoprecipitation of Abeta in Alzheimer's brain homogenate revealed a major co-precipitating 16-kDa protein band, which was identified through mass spectrometry as hemoglobin (Hb) alpha and beta chains. Hemoglobin was distributed in(More)
Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on coinage metal provide versatile modeling systems for studies of interfacial electron transfer, biological interactions, molecular recognition, and other interfacial phenomena. The bonding of enzyme to SAMs of alkanethiols onto gold surfaces is exploited to produce an enzyme chip. In this work, the attachment of trypsin to(More)
The objective of this study was to search for biological markers associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Plasma specimens obtained from ten pathologically diagnosed AD patients and ten non-demented (ND) control subjects were analyzed by a combination of 2-DE and MS. This strategy allowed us to identify six plasma proteins (alpha-1-antitrypsin, vitamin(More)
Food is the major source for polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and dibenzofurans (PCDFs) accumulation in human body. In infant period, breast milk and formula milk are the major food sources. Congener-specific analyses of 17 PCDD/PCDFs were performed on 10 brands of formula milk samples which were milk-based and 37 breast milk samples collected from(More)
Asthenozoospermia is a major cause of male infertility. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying sperm-motility defects remain largely unknown in the majority of cases. In our previous study, we applied a proteomic approach to identify unknown proteins that were downregulated in spermatozoa with low motility compared to spermatozoa with good motility.(More)