Shirley Ching Yee Wong

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The current taxonomy of the order Xanthomonadales is highly problematic and no comprehensive phylogenomic studies have been completed that include the most divergent members within the order. In this work, we have completed a phylogenomic analysis of a wide range of genomes, five of which were sequenced for the first time for this work, representing the(More)
Some traditional Chinese medicinal seeds and fruits are well known for their antioxidant properties. This research aims to investigate whether Fructus Lycii, Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis, Fructus Ligustri Lucidi and Semen Cuscutae protect DNA from oxidant challenge by hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)). The standard comet assay was used to assess the(More)
This paper reviews the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical significance of isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) in the elderly. Aging is associated with structural and functional changes in the arterial tree. Intimal thickening, migration of small muscle cells to the intima, medial fibrosis, and elastic fiber degeneration result in increased arterial(More)
Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 is responsible for many outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness and hemolytic uremic syndrome worldwide. Monitoring this pathogen in food and water supplies is an important public health issue. Highly conserved genetic markers, which are characteristic for specific strains, can provide direct identification of target(More)
The genoprotective effect of American and Asian ginseng on human lymphocytic DNA was studied. Using the comet assay, aqueous extracts of both types of ginseng were shown to diminish hydrogen peroxide-induced DNA damage. In contrast, and in accordance with traditional Chinese medicine beliefs, addition of the juice from Chinese turnip counteracted the(More)
Observational and interventional studies that evaluate the impact of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on cardiovascular changes have produced inconsistent and inconclusive results. The present study sought to elucidate the influence of HRT on aortic distensibility, left ventricular mass (LVM) and 24-h blood pressure (BP) profile in 38 menopausal women who(More)
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and disability among women. The present investigation analyzed data from the National Population Health Survey to examine the prevalence trends of self-reported lifestyle CVD risk factors in adult women. Results indicated an upward prevalence trend in physical activity and high blood pressure, and(More)
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