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INTRODUCTION The relationship between depressive symptomatology and risky sexual behaviors has been controversial in literature. AIM The current study aims to reexamine the relationship between depression and sexual behaviors among men who have sex with men (MSM) using different sets of analytical assumption. METHODS Six hundred twenty MSM were(More)
Interleukin enhancer binding factor (ILF) binds to the interleukin-2 (IL-2) promoter and regulates IL-2 gene expression. In this study, the 3D structure of the DNA-binding domain of ILF was determined by multidimensional NMR spectroscopy. NMR structure analysis revealed that the DNA-binding domain of ILF is a new member of the winged helix/forkhead family,(More)
Gamma-bungarotoxin, a snake venom protein isolated from Bungarus multicinctus, contains 68 amino acids, including 10 cysteine residues and a TAVRGDGP sequence at positions 30-37. The solution structure of gamma-bungarotoxin has been determined by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. The structure is similar to that of the short-chain neurotoxins(More)
It has become popular for men who have sex with men (MSM) to use mobile-phone geosocial networking applications (mobile apps) to find sex partners. A cross-sectional online survey was conducted in Taiwan to compare the sexual and substance-use behaviors of MSM seeking sex partners through the internet and mobile apps. Of the 1060 participants, 65.8% used(More)
Rhodostomin (Rho) is a snake venom protein containing an RGD motif that specifically inhibits the integrin-binding function. Rho produced in Pichia pastoris inhibits platelet aggregation with a K(I) of 78 nM as potent as native Rho. In contrast, its D51E mutant inhibits platelet aggregation with a K(I) of 49 muM. Structural analysis of Rho and its D51E(More)
OBJECTIVE Positive prevention interventions for patients living with the HIV include the early detection and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This study aimed to determine the incidence of selected STIs, including syphilis, genital warts, gonorrhea, chlamydial infection, and trichomoniasis, in a population-based cohort of individuals(More)
A new application of exploiting digital watermarking techniques for annotating traffic surveillance videos is presented in this paper. The information of each vehicle collected from other sensors/sources will be embedded into the corresponding pixels in the recorded video to facilitate data management. The traffic scene captured by a video camera will be(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To explore the effectiveness of wound care programme for emergency traumatic patient in Taiwan. BACKGROUND Wound care is one of the most major issues for trauma patients at home. Wound infection has been alerted mostly on medical treatment. Little is known about how healthcare education impact patient care of traumatic wound after(More)
OBJECTIVE Cervical cancer has been recognized as one of the AIDS-defining cancers since 1993. Receipt of HAART has been shown to reduce the risk of opportunistic infection and AIDS-defining malignancies. However, findings concerning the effect of HAART on cervical neoplasia have been inconsistent. DESIGN A population-based cohort design was used, in which(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of and factors associated with neurological disorders in a large Taiwanese cohort of HIV-infected persons with free access to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). DESIGN A retrospective population-based cohort study was conducted using the National Health Insurance Research Database for the years 2000-2010. (More)