Yi-Chieh Wu

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This article has been accepted for publication in a future issue of this journal, but has not been fully edited. Content may change prior to final publication. Abstract—Energy harvesting using piezoelectric elements received much attention as vibrations are widely available and as piezoelectric transducers feature high power densities and promising(More)
Several studies have demonstrated that cytokine-mediated noncytopathic suppression of hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication may provide an alternative therapeutic strategy for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B infection. In our previous study, we showed that transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-β1) could effectively suppress HBV replication at(More)
BACKGROUND The covalently closed-circular DNA (cccDNA) of hepatitis B virus (HBV) is associated with viral persistence in HBV-infected hepatocytes. However, the regulation of cccDNA and its transcription in the host cells at different growth stages is not well understood. METHODS We took advantages of a stably HBV-producing cell line, 1.3ES2, and examine(More)
Modeling is a key application in 3D fabrication. Although numerous powerful 3D-modeling software packages exist, few people can freely build their desired model because of insufficient background knowledge in geometry and difficulties manipulating the complexities of the modeling interface; the learning curve is steep for most people. For this study, we(More)
In recent years, more and more elementary and secondary school teachers have tried to introduce 3D printing technology into the classroom, due to the improvement and decreasing price of 3D printing devices. We collected teachers' opinions through a survey, which shows the need of an easy-to-use software for specific lesson design so that students'(More)
Hepatitis B virus reactivation is an important medical issue in cancer patients who undergo systemic chemotherapy. Up to half of CHB carriers receiving chemotherapy develop hepatitis and among these cases a notable proportion are associated with HBV reactivation. However, the molecular mechanism(s) through which various chemotherapeutic agents induce HBV(More)
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