Shih-Yi Chuang

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The invasion of monocytes into the subendothelium space plays an important role in the early stage of atherosclerosis. Cilostazol, a specific phosphodiesterase type III (PDE3) inhibitor, has been shown to exhibit anti-atherosclerotic effect. The present study aimed to investigate the modulating effects of cilostazol on monocyte invasion and the gene(More)
The chemotaxis and adhesion of monocytes to the injured endothelium in the early atherosclerosis is important. Cilostazol, a specific phosphodiesterase type III inhibitor, is known to exhibit anti-atherosclerotic effects mediated by different mechanisms. This study aimed to investigate the modulating effect of cilostazol on the MCP-1-induced chemotaxis and(More)
Aging, a natural physiological process, is characterized by a progressive loss of physiological integrity. Loss of cellular homeostasis in the aging process results from different sources, including changes in genes, cell imbalance, and dysregulation of the host-defense systems. Innate immunity dysfunctions during aging are connected with several human(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY A traditional Chinese formulation Huang-Lian-Jie-Du-Tang (HLJDT) exerts anti-inflammatory effects. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of HLJDT on the LPS-stimulated leukocyte-endothelial cell adhesion and VCAM-1 gene expression both in vivo and in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS HLJDT was extracted from rhizoma coptidis, radix(More)
The feasibility of using gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) for biomedical applications has led to considerable interest in the development of novel synthetic protocols and surface modification strategies for AuNPs to produce biocompatible molecular probes. This investigation is, to our knowledge, the first to elucidate the synthesis and characterization of sodium(More)
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