Ya-Chieh Chang

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The primary aim of this study was to elucidate the role of the estrogen receptor (ER), a transcription factor involved in the nicotine- and 17β-estradiol (E2)-mediated up-regulation of α9-nAChR gene expression. A real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay was used to quantify the α9-nAChR mRNA expression levels of surgically isolated (n = 339) and(More)
A cluster of genes encoding polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) depolymerase (phaZ), PHB synthase (phaC), phasin (phaP), and the regulator protein (phaR) was previously identified in Rhodobacter sphaeroides FJ1 (R. sphaeroides FJ1). In this study, we investigated the role of the PhaR protein on the expression of the pha genes. Immunoblot analysis revealed that the(More)
This study used batch adsorption techniques to evaluate the potential suitability of spent coffee grounds as an environmentally friendly adsorbent for the removal of indium ions from aqueous solutions. In addition, we also investigated the effects of process parameters, such as, the solution pH, adsorbent dose, initial concentration of indium ions and the(More)
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