Tzu-Ling Liu

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Virus persistence in chronic hepatitis B patients is due to the sustaining level of covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA) within the nuclei of infected hepatocytes. In this study, we used a modified 1.3-fold hepatitis B virus (HBV) genome, with a BclI genetic marker embedded in the redundancy region, to examine the transcriptional activity of cccDNA and(More)
UNLABELLED Transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-beta1) is a pleiotropic cytokine with pivotal roles in the regulation of cellular functions and immune responses. In this study, we found that TGF-beta1 was able to effectively suppress hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication. In the presence of TGF-beta1, the level of viral replicative intermediates was(More)
This study employed transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to examine whether the left posterior parietal cortex (LPPC) is causally involved in episodic memory retrieval. Thirty-six participants were assigned to the anodal or the cathodal stimulation group with the block-randomization method and engaged in three source memory tests on three separate(More)
In two ERP experiments, we examined whether active inhibition is involved in intentional forgetting. Both experiments consisted of a nondirected-forgetting (nDF) and a directed-forgetting (DF) block. Participants were sequentially presented with a prime, an R/F (remember/forget) cue, and a target. Participants made lexical decisions to both the primes and(More)
Emotional items are often remembered more clearly than neutral items. However, whether stimuli embedded in an emotional context are more resistant to directed forgetting than those presented in a neutral context remains unclear. This question was tested by recording event-related potentials (ERPs) in an item-method directed forgetting paradigm involving(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the impact of spectral resolution on the processing of lexical tones and the number of frequency channels required for a cochlear implant (CI) to transmit Chinese tonal information to the brain. METHODS ERPs were recorded in an auditory oddball task. Normal-hearing participants listened to speech sounds of two tones and their(More)
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