Ting-Yu Lai

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Transcription factor NF-κB and its activating kinase IKKβ are associated with inflammation and are believed to be critical for innate immunity. Despite the likelihood of immune suppression, pharmacological blockade of IKKβ-NF-κB has been considered as a therapeutic strategy. However, we found neutrophilia in mice with inducible deletion of IKKβ (Ikkβ(Δ)(More)
PURPOSE Oxidative stress and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress may induce renal apoptosis and contribute to the pathogenesis of the kidney with unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO). MATERIALS AND METHODS We induced UUO the female Wistar rats by ligation of the left ureter at the ureteropelvic junction. The UUO kidney was performed from 4 hr to 7 days(More)
Macrophages play a pivotal role in the immune system through recognition and elimination of microbial pathogens. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) on macrophages interact with microbial substances and initiate signal transduction through intracellular adapters. TLR4, which recognizes the lipopolysaccharides (LPS) on Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine early predictors of outcomes of adult patients with severe acute respiratory failure. METHOD 100 consecutive adult patients with severe acute respiratory failure were evaluated in this retrospective study. Data including comorbidities, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score, Acute Physiological Assessment and Chronic(More)
The genetic heterogeneity in cancer cells has an increased chance in the acquisition of new mutant such as drug-resistant phenotype in cancer cells. The phenotype of drug resistance in cancer cells could be evaluated by the number or function of drug transporters on cell membranes, which would lead to decreased intracellular anti-cancer drugs concentration.(More)
This study aims to determine if the relative displacement between the extensor digitorum communis (EDC) tendon and its surrounding tissues can be used as an adhesion index (AI) for assessing adhesion in metacarpal fractures by comparing two clinical measures, namely single-digit-force and extensor lag (i.e., the difference between passive extension and full(More)
Twenty deformed hands of 19 Japanese patients with cerebral palsy were treated with release of the flexor digitorum profundus, the flexor digitorum sublimis, and the extensor digitorum communis. The results were satisfactory and included enhanced daily activities, voluntary grasp, and release of the fingers. Simultaneous cocontraction of the multiarticular(More)
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