Su-Ying Wen

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BACKGROUND Cystathionine-γ-lyase (CSE)-derived hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a potent cardioprotective agent. We investigated the effects of diallyl trisulfide (DATS) on CSE expression and H2S generation in myocardium and examined whether DATS-mediated H2S generation effectively protects rat heart from diabetes-induced cardiac damage. METHODS The correlations(More)
BACKGROUND There are limited population-based data regarding pediatric herpes zoster (HZ). METHODS Children aged <12 years with varicella infections between 2000 and 2006 were identified from a national population-based database and followed-up for a diagnosis of HZ until December 2008. Since a routine varicella vaccination program was started in 2004,(More)
BACKGROUND Interleukin (IL)-31 induces severe pruritus and dermatitis in transgenic mice, and is associated with many itching skin diseases. OBJECTIVE We sought to investigate the association of serum IL-31 levels with uremic pruritus in patients undergoing hemodialysis. METHODS Patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis in a referral medical center(More)
Uremic pruritus is common and bothersome in patients receiving either peritoneal dialysis (PD) or hemodialysis (HD). To date, the preferred dialysis modality regarding the alleviation of uremic pruritus remains controversial. We conducted this cross-sectional study to compare the prevalence, intensity, and characteristics of uremic pruritus between PD and(More)
Consumption of deep sea minerals (DSM), such as magnesium, calcium, and potassium, is known to reduce hypercholesterolemia-induced myocardial hypertrophy and cardiac-apoptosis and provide protection against cardiovascular diseases. Heart diseases develop as a lethal complication among diabetic patients usually due to hyperglycemia-induced cardiac-apoptosis(More)
Epidemiological studies and experimental data have shown that the incidences of hepatocellular carcinoma in men are more frequent than in women. Evidence suggests that imbalance of hormones, including estrogen, androgen, prolactin, and growth hormone, modifies liver tumorigenesis. In this present study, we investigated how estrogen and estrogen receptor 2(More)
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death of death in Taiwan. Atherosclerosis can lead to serious problems, including heart attack, stroke, or even death. Coronary heart disease (CHD) occurs when plaque builds up in the coronary arteries to cause the ischemic heart disease which will enhance myocardial remodeling and also induce myocardial(More)
Hyperglycemia leads to excess reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, which causes many diabetic complications, such as cardiomyopathy. Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), a redox-sensing transcription factor, can up-regulate its downstream antioxidant gene expressions in response to oxidative stress. However, the regulatory signal pathway(More)
Non-invasive and quantitative estimations for the delineation of sub-surface tumor margins could greatly aid in the early detection and monitoring of the morphological appearances of tumor growth, ensure complete tumor excision without the unnecessary sacrifice of healthy tissue, and facilitate post-operative follow-up for recurrence. In this study, a(More)