Yi-Chieh Chang

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Phytosiderophores, mugineic acids, have been demonstrated to be involved in Fe acquisition in gramineous plants. In this study, chromosomal arm locations of genes encoding for biosynthesis of various phytosiderophores were identified in a cultivar of barley (Hordeum vulgare L. cv. Betzes). Using wheat (Triticum aestivum L. cv. Chinese Spring)-barley (cv.(More)
Extract: Radiation has become a mainstay therapy and currently provides care for approximately one half of the cancer population since its discovery more than a century ago. However, the efficacy of radiotherapy is largely restricted by the radiation-associated side effects, which in a way reflects the lack of tumor specificity of radiation. Drugs targeting(More)
AIMS Activation of glomerular mesangial cells (MCs) and functional changes of renal tubular cells are due to metabolic abnormalities, oxidative stress, and matrix accumulation in the diabetic nephropathy (DN). Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) activation has been implicated in DN. In this study, we investigated the role of AhR in the pathophysiological(More)
The aim of this research was to investigate the hyphal growth-promoting factors (HGFs) of Antrodia camphorata from the host-related species, Cinnamomum camphora (CC) and the underlying chemical produced. The HGF was identified in the polysaccharide fraction of CC at levels ranging from 80 to 320 mg L(-1), and it maximally stimulated growth to 5.50 g L(-1)(More)