Yao Ching Hsieh

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To employ hepatocytes as surrogate beta-cells for gene therapy of diabetes, a regulatory system was devised in this study by placing the human insulin cDNA under the control of the phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK) promoter, followed by the cytomegalovirus immediate early promoter-driven enhanced-green-fluorescent-protein open reading frame. The(More)
RNA interference (RNAi) was used to suppress bovine ephemeral fever virus (BEFV). Plasmids expressing continuously shRNAs were used against G gene of BEFV to induce RNA interference in cultured cells. A GFP reporter assay was established to determine the efficiency and specificity of siRNA and the potential of BEFV to hamper RNAi. Two of five small(More)
Baicalein, a flavonoid present in the root of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, has been reported to inhibit cell proliferation in several types of cells. In this study, the effect of baicalein on cell growth and the mechanism of growth modulation were examined in primary cultured rat heart endothelial cells. Here, we report that treatment with 100-microM(More)
Influenza viruses belonging to the Orthomyxoviridae family are enveloped viruses with segmented negative sense RNA genome surrounded by a helical symmetry shell. Influenza viruses, especially the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI) such as H5 or H7 subtype are important pathogens for the poultry industry. Due to genetic reassortments between(More)
The effects of voltage-dependent calcium channel (VDCC) antagonists and the non-specific calcium channel antagonists on both juvenile hormone acids (JHA) release and cytosolic free calcium concentration ([Ca2+]i) are investigated in the corpora allata (CA) of the adult males loreyi leafworm Mythimna loreyi. The VDCC antagonists used in this study are: the(More)
There are no effective antiviral treatments for pigeon circovirus (PiCV); thus, rapid diagnosis is critical for effective control of the disease caused by this virus. The recent development of a novel LAMP technique that amplifies nucleic acids rapidly with high specificity and sensitivity under isothermal conditions has overcome some of the deficiencies of(More)
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