Ting-Hua Yang

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Aging and diabetes are known to be the major cause to affect the progression of osteoarthritis (OA). Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) have been observed to accumulate in various organs especially in joint tissue and do damage to the joint tissue during aging and diabetes. Synovial angiogenesis and inflammation are observed across the full range of OA(More)
OBJECTIVES Although numerous studies have identified damage to the cochlear and vestibular end organs as the primary site of aminoglycoside-induced ototoxicity, the effect on the saccule remains poorly understood, possibly due to lack of monitoring saccular function in experimental animals. Therefore, this study applied three kinds of aminoglycosides into(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to apply videonystagmography (VNG) and vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) tests to patients with Meniere attacks, to explore the mechanics of where saccular disorders may affect the semicircular canals. METHODS From January 2001 to December 2003, 12 consecutive patients with unilateral definite Meniere's(More)
Head and neck cancer is highly invasive. It has a tendency to metastasise to regional or distant sites after incomplete treatment. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is effective in the treatment of head and neck cancers. To investigate the effect of sublethal PDT on the invasiveness of head and neck cancer cells and to elucidate the possible mechanisms, we(More)
Defective activation and proliferation in microglial cells has been suggested to be associated with the increase of cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury. We investigated the protection and molecular mechanism of green tea catechin on hypoxia/reperfusion-induced microglial cell injury in vitro. Microglial cells were cultured in hypoxia condition (O2 < 1%)(More)
Mutations in the SLC26A4 gene are a common cause of human hereditary hearing impairment worldwide. Previous studies have demonstrated that different SLC26A4 mutations have different pathogenetic mechanisms. By using a genotype-driven approach, we established a knock-in mouse model (i.e., Slc26a4(tm2Dontuh/tm2Dontuh) mice) homozygous for the common p.H723R(More)
The aim of this study was to establish an animal model of acoustically evoked vestibulo-collic reflex using guinea pigs. A special clamp was applied to restrain the head and body of the guinea pigs, but leaving its four legs free. Each animal underwent vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) and caloric tests using clip electrode method without general(More)
OBJECTIVE Steroid hormones, and particularly mineralocorticoids, are candidates for controlling the homeostasis of endolymph as steroid receptors are widely expressed in the cochlea. In contrast, experiments on adrenalectomized animals have shown that an absence of steroids had little effect on the ionic composition of endolymph and hearing ability. We thus(More)
Recessive mutations in the SLC26A4 gene are a common cause of hereditary hearing impairment worldwide. Previous studies have demonstrated that different SLC26A4 mutations may have different pathogenetic mechanisms. In the present study, we established a knock-in mouse model (i.e., Slc26a4(tm1Dontuh/tm1Dontuh) mice) homozygous for the c.919-2A>G mutation,(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS This study used air-conducted sound (ACS) and bone-conducted vibration (BCV) stimuli in eliciting ocular vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (oVEMP) and cervical VEMP (cVEMP) in guinea pigs. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study. METHODS Ten guinea pigs were treated with gentamicin (4 mg) on the left ear, whereas the right ear served as(More)