Wei-Fang Su

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Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the most common causes of end stage renal disease (ESRD) in China, which requires renal replacement therapy. Recent investigations have suggested an essential role of podocyte injury in the initial stage of DN. This study investigated the potential therapeutic role of genipin, an active extract from a traditional Chinese(More)
The deposition and optoelectronic properties of reduced graphene oxide thin films are described. Thin films with thicknesses ranging from 1 – 10 nm have been deposited by the vacuum filtration method. The conductivity of the thin films can be varied over six orders of magnitude by varying the filtration volume of the graphene oxide aqueous suspension while(More)
Albuminuria contributes to the progression of tubulointerstitial fibrosis. Although it has been demonstrated that ongoing albuminuria leads to tubular injury manifested by the overexpression of numerous proinflammatory cytokines, the mechanism remains largely unknown. In this study, we found that the inflammasome activation which has been recognized as one(More)
Improvement of the photovoltaic efficiency via exposure of organic poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) and phenyl-C 61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) devices to solvent vapor at room temperature is reported. In situ photoluminescence (PL) and Raman spectroscopy, in conjunction with ex situ optical absorption and atomic force microscopy, have been used to(More)
A dual functional and water soluble spin-coatable lanthanum strontium manganese oxide (LSMO) resist has been developed that consists of lanthanum nitrate, strontium nitrate, manganese nitrate, polyvinyl alcohol and water. Energetic nitrates plus polyvinyl alcohol fuel promote autoignition and produce nanopatterns (<60 nm) upon mild electron beam exposure(More)
Bulk heterojunction (BHJ) organic photovoltaic (OPV) promise low cost solar energy and have caused an explosive increase in investigations during the last decade. Control over the 3D morphology of BHJ blend films in various length scales is one of the pillars accounting for the significant advance of OPV performance recently. In this contribution, we focus(More)
OBJECTIVE This research was designed to investigate the effects of low pressure radio-frequency (RF) oxygen plasma treatment (OPT) on the surface of commercially pure titanium (CP-Ti) and Ti6Al4V. Surface topography, elemental composition, water contact angle, cell viability, and cell morphology were surveyed to evaluate the biocompatibility of titanium(More)
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