Yi-Fang Chiu

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The functional role of cytochrome (cyt) b(559) in photosystem II (PSII) was investigated in H22K alpha and Y18S alpha cyt b(559) mutants of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC6803. H22K alpha and Y18S alpha cyt b(559) mutant carries one amino acid substitution on and near one of heme axial ligands of cyt b(559) in PSII, respectively. Both mutants grew(More)
Cytochrome (cyt) b559 has been proposed to play an important role in the cyclic electron flow processes that protect photosystem II (PSII) from light-induced damage during photoinhibitory conditions. However, the exact role(s) of cyt b559 in the cyclic electron transfer pathway(s) in PSII remains unclear. To study the exact role(s) of cyt b559, we have(More)
Traditional e-learning systems support “one-way” communication. Teachers provide knowledge for learners, but they are unable to use a student’s learning experiences to benefit the class as a whole. To address these problems, this study explores e-learning success factors via the design and evaluation of an e-learning 2.0 system. This study develops a(More)
We identified a spontaneously generated mutant from Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 wild-type cells grown in BG-11 agar plates containing 5 mM Glu and 10 microM DCMU. This mutant carries an R7L mutation on the alpha-subunit of cyt b559 in photosystem II (PSII). In the recent 2.9 A PSII crystal structural model, the side chain of this arginine residue is in close(More)
We performed spectroscopic and functional characterization on cyanobacterium Synechocystis PCC6803 with mutations of charged residues of the cytoplasmic side of cytochrome (Cyt) b559 in photosystem II (PSII). All of the mutant cells grew photoautotrophically and assembled stable PSII. However, R7Eα, R17Eα and R17Lβ mutant cells grew significantly slower and(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, a Hemodialysis Eating Index (HDEI) suitable for hemodialysis (HD) patients in Taiwan was developed based on the dietary recommendations of the U.S. National Kidney Foundation for HD patients and the Taiwanese 2011 Daily Food Guide. The HDEI was used to explore HD-associated cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. METHODS In(More)
Electroencephalogram (EEG) signals, as it can express the human brain's activities and reflect awareness, have been widely used in many research and medical equipment to build a noninvasive monitoring index to the depth of anesthesia (DOA). Bispectral (BIS) index monitor is one of the famous and important indicators for anesthesiologists primarily using EEG(More)
Embedded memories have been used extensively in modern SoC designs. In order to estimate the power consumption of entire design correctly, the more accurate memory power model is needed. However, the memory power model which is commonly used in commercial EDA tools is too simple to estimate the power consumption accurately. In this work, we propose two(More)