Yen-Chih Liu

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Although all-trans retinoic acid (RA), the oxidative metabolite of vitamin A, is essential for normal development, high levels are teratogenic in many species. RA results in immediate effects on the preimplantation embryo and on blastocyst development in vitro and in vivo. To further elucidate the cellular mechanisms of early postimplantation embryo(More)
Dual-core processors (and, to an extent, multicore processors) have been adopted in recent years to provide platforms that satisfy the performance requirements of popular multimedia applications. This architecture comprises groups of processing units connected by various interprocess communication mechanisms such as shared memory, memory mapping interrupts,(More)
Ginkgolide B (GKB), the major active component of Ginkgo biloba extracts, can both stimulate and inhibit apoptotic signaling. We previously showed that ginkgolide treatment of mouse blastocysts induces apoptosis, decreases cell numbers, retards the proliferation and development of mouse embryonic stem cells and blastocysts in vitro, and causes developmental(More)
The development of embedded system has been toward the multicore architectures in the recent years. It raises concerns in the community of supporting programming models and languages to derive maximal performance from the architectures. Among the diversity of models for programming multicore processors, remote procedure call (RPC) is one of the most(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to examine the embryotoxic potential of the curcumin at the blastocyst stage and during early post-implantation development of mouse embryos in vitro. STUDY DESIGN Curcumin was administered to ICR mice embryos at a dose of 0, 6, 12, 24 μM throughout in vitro culture. A total of 1015 embryos were randomly assigned to the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of the duration of cryopreservation of testicular sperm on clinical and neonatal outcomes after intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) for patients experiencing azoospermia. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study included 132 azoospermic men who participated in 212 ICSI cycles. The participating men underwent testicular biopsy(More)
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