Yan-Shan Chen

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The aim of the present study was to explore the association between the expression of microRNA (miRNA)-181b and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) in the placental tissue of pregnant females with a hypertensive disorder complicating pregnancy (HDCP). Placental tissue samples were obtained from 48 patients with HDCP and 40 females with a normal(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Microencapsulated hepatocytes have been proposed as promising bioactive agents for packed-bed or fluidized-bed bioartificial liver assist devices (BLaDs) and for hepatocyte transplantation because of the potential advantages they offer of high mass transport rate and an optimal microenvironment for hepatocyte culture. We developed a(More)
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