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Associated Factors of Sleep Quality and Behavior among Students of Two Tertiary Institutions in Northern Malaysia.
Poor sleep behavior among Malaysian tertiary students in this study was not associated with gender, academic performance and BMI, but was associated with craving of high-calorie foods instead. Expand
A new chromanone acid from the stem bark of Calophyllum teysmannii
The preliminary assay results revealed that all the test compounds displayed potent inhibitory activity against HeLa cancer cell line, in particular with compound 1 which exhibited the highest cytotoxic activity comparable to the positive control used, cisplatin. Expand
A Review on Medicinal Properties of Orientin
The extraction of orientin in different medicinal plants and its medicinal properties, which include antioxidant, antiaging, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammation, vasodilatation and cardioprotective, radiation protective, neuroprotective, antidepressant-like, antiadipogenesis, and antinociceptive effects, are discussed in detail in this review. Expand
Bitter receptor gene (TAS2R38) P49A genotypes and their associations with aversion to vegetables and sweet/fat foods in Malaysian subjects.
The P49A SNP of the bitter receptor gene TAS2R38 could not serve as a predictor of anthropometric measurements and aversion to vegetables or sweet/fat foods in the sampled Malaysian subjects, and this suggests the existence of other possible factors influencing food selection among Malaysians. Expand
Leptin and leptin receptor gene polymorphisms and their association with plasma leptin levels and obesity in a multi-ethnic Malaysian suburban population
  • S. Fan, Y. Say
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Physiological Anthropology
  • 20 June 2014
Interestingly, synergistic effect of the LEP and LEPR SNPs was observed as subjects homozygous for all four SNPs studied exhibited significantly higher subcutaneous fat and PLL than those with other genotype combinations. Expand
Preference and intake frequency of high sodium foods and dishes and their correlations with anthropometric measurements among Malaysian subjects
The preference and intake frequency of the high sodium belacan-based dish asam laksa seems to be a good predictor for ethnic difference, discretionary salt use and blood pressures. Expand
Prevalence of Depression and Cognitive Distortion among a Cohort of Malaysian Tertiary Students
The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of depression, cognitive distortion and their asso- ciated factors among a cohort of 400 Malaysia tertiary students, recruited from 40Expand
Contamination of nuclear fractions with plasma membrane lipid rafts
The data indicate that the nuclear fraction isolated using such subcellular fractionation protocols is contaminated with components of plasma membrane lipid rafts and raises questions as to the integrity of thenuclear fraction isolated by such protocols for use in detailed cell biological studies and proteomics analysis. Expand
Sweetness intensity perception and pleasantness ratings of sucrose, aspartame solutions and cola among multi-ethnic Malaysian subjects
Abstract As the sugar intake of Malaysians is one of the highest in the Asia Pacific region, we wanted to investigate how this high prevalence of ‘sweet tooth’ is influenced by biologicalExpand
Fatty acid translocase gene CD36 rs1527483 variant influences oral fat perception in Malaysian subjects
The notion that CD36 - specifically rs1527483, plays a role in OFP, but not in influencing obesity in Malaysian subjects is supported, where females had higher sensitivity for OFP. Expand