Yi-Hsin Elsa Hsu

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BACKGROUND Developing countries are confronting a steady growth in the prevalence of the infectious diseases. Mobile technologies are widely available and can play an important role in health care at the regional, community, and individual levels. Although labs usually able to accomplish the requested blood test and produce the results within two days after(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Our aim was to determine associations between metabolic risk factors and erosive esophagitis. METHODS In this retrospective case-control study, diagnosis of erosive esophagitis was based on the Los Angeles classification. Endoscopic findings in subjects with erosive esophagitis were reviewed by two experienced endoscopists and those(More)
The expression of the chemokine, eotaxin-1, and its receptors in normal and osteoarthritic human chondrocytes was examined, and its role in cartilage degradation was elucidated in this study. Results indicated that plasma concentrations of eotaxin-1 as well as the chemokines, RANTES, and MCP-1alpha, were higher in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) than(More)
Pituitary tumor transforming gene (PTTG1, securin) is involved in cell-cycle control through inhibition of sister-chromatid separation. Elevated levels of PTTG1 were found to be associated with many different tumor types that might be involved in late stage tumor progression. However, the role of PTTG1 in early stage of tumorigenesis is unclear. Here we(More)
Normal human fibroblasts stop dividing after a limited number of cell divisions termed cellular senescence. Telomere shortening has been shown to be the main factor that causes cellular senescence, however, the molecular mechanism of how telomere shortening causes cellular senescence is unclear. Here we analyze the relationship between gene expressions and(More)
Yeast cytosine deaminase is an attractive candidate for anticancer gene therapy because it catalyzes the deamination of the prodrug 5-fluorocytosine to form 5-fluorouracil. We report here the crystal structure of the enzyme in complex with the inhibitor 2-hydroxypyrimidine at 1.6-A resolution. The protein forms a tightly packed dimer with an extensive(More)
PURPOSE The increasing numbers of publications on electronic health record (EHR) indicate its increasing importance in the world. This study attempted to quantify the scientific production of EHR research articles, and how they have changed over time, in an effort to investigate changes in the trends cited in these critical evaluations. METHOD The(More)
Telomerase is a ribonucleoprotein that directs the synthesis of telomeric sequence. It is detected in majority of malignant tumors, but not in most normal somatic cells. Because telomerase plays a critical role in cell immortality and tumor formation, it has been one of the targets for anti-cancer and regeneration drug development. In this review, we will(More)
A rapid, accurate and reliable reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method for the determination of naproxen and its photodegradation products in methanol was developed and validated. An Inertsil 5-ODS-3V column (5 microm, C18, 250 x 4.6 mm i.d.) was used with a mobile phase of acetonitrile-methanol-1% HOAc in H2O (40:20:40, v/v/v).(More)
BACKGROUND Pituitary tumor transforming gene (PTTG1) is overexpressed in many types of human cancers and is involved in late-stage tumor progression. The role of PTTG1 in initiating tumorigenesis is unclear. METHODS PTTG1 expression was assessed in precancerous lesions and squamous cell carcinomas of the oral cavity (OSCC). The association between the(More)