Tony Tak-Yu Chiu

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BACKGROUND This is the first published report of a prospective, randomized, controlled trial comparing a fixed, multi-dose GnRH antagonist protocol with a long GnRH agonist protocol in poor responders undergoing IVF. METHODS Sixty-six poor responders were randomized into two groups: the study group received 0.25 mg of cetrorelix daily starting on day 6 of(More)
Opioid receptors are multifunctional receptors that utilize G proteins for signal transduction. The cloned delta-opioid receptor has been shown recently to stimulate phospholipase C, as well as to inhibit or stimulate different isoforms of adenylyl cyclase. By using transient transfection studies, the ability of the cloned mu-opioid receptor to stimulate(More)
Previous studies have established that the delta-selective antagonist ICI-174,864 exhibits negative intrinsic activity at the delta-opioid receptors in NG108-15 membranes. To determine whether ICI-174,864 can function as a true inverse agonist in intact cells, its ability to stimulate cAMP accumulation was examined in a human embryonic kidney 293 cell line(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the birth of a healthy baby after transfer of blastocysts derived from frozen eggs and frozen spermatozoa. DESIGN Case report. SETTING University-based assisted reproduction center. PATIENT(S) A 37-year-old woman with secondary infertility of 4 years' duration. INTERVENTION(S) Retrieved oocytes were cryopreserved in 1.5 M(More)
Esophageal circular muscle cells isolated by enzymatic digestion contracted in response to acetylcholine (ACh) and in response to the protein kinase C (PKC) agonist 1,2-dioctanoylglycerol (1,2 DAG). Both responses were blocked by PKC antagonists but not by calmodulin antagonists. Furthermore, specific PKC activity, measured in the particulate fraction of(More)
This work demonstrated a-Si:H thin-film solar cells with backside TiO(2) / SiO(2) distributed Bragg reflectors (DBRs) for applications involving building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPVs). Selectively transparent solar cells are formed by adjusting the positions of the DBR stop bands to allow the transmission of certain parts of light through the solar(More)
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