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O(6)-Methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) is critical for repairing pro-mutagenic DNA bases and is correlated with response to alkylating agents in cancers. Since there is great interest in pursuing the potential role of temozolomide, a novel alkylating agent, in the treatment of brain metastases, this study aimed to evaluate MGMT expression as well(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the psychometric properties of a shortened version of the baseline ASI-5, the ASI-L-VA. METHOD Two samples were recruited from intensive outpatient treatment and a methadone maintenance clinic. For Sample A (n=145), two versions of the Addiction Severity Index (i.e., ASI-5 and ASI-L-VA) were administered several days apart in(More)
BACKGROUND Schizophrenia is a heterogeneous disorder with diverse presentations. The current and the proposed DSM-V diagnostic system remains phenomenologically based, despite the fact that several neurobiological and neuropsychological markers have been identified. A multivariate approach has better diagnostic utility than a single marker method. In this(More)
BACKGROUND Federal initiatives aim to increase office-based treatment of opioid dependence, but, to our knowledge, factors associated with willingness to deliver this care have not been defined. The objective of this study was to describe clinics' willingness to provide methadone hydrochloride or buprenorphine hydrochloride for opioid dependence. METHODS(More)
Aberrant DNA hypermethylation is frequently found in tumor cells and inhibition of DNA methylation is an effective anticancer strategy. In this study, the therapeutic effect of DNA methyltransferase (DNMT) inhibitor zebularine (Zeb) on colorectal cancer (CRC) was investigated. Zeb exhibited anticancer activity in cell cultures, tumor xenografts and mouse(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the risk predictors for complex sleep-related behaviors (CSBs) in subjects with a DSM-IV-diagnosed depressive disorder, anxiety disorder, adjustment disorder, somatoform disorder, or sleep disorder taking hypnosedative drugs. METHOD One hundred twenty-five subjects using hypnosedatives were enrolled from the psychiatric outpatient(More)
Recent investigations indicate that epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), the major polyphenol of green tea, has anti-inflammatory properties. This study assessed the effect of EGCG on oncostatin M (OSM)-induced synthesis of cysteine-rich 61 (Cyr61), a potential osteolytic mediator, in MG-63 human osteoblastic cells. The therapeutic effect of EGCG in apical(More)
—Bus-based system-on-chip (SoC) design becomes the major integration methods for shorting design cycle and time-to-market, thus how to verify IP functionality on bus protocol is a challenge. Traditional simulation-based bus protocol monitors can check bus signals obey bus protocol or not, but they often lack of efficient debugging mechanisms .We propose a(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) and cirrhosis of the liver are both endemic in many regions of the world. However, the risk of TB in cirrhotic patients has rarely been investigated. A nationwide cohort study was conducted to elucidate and characterize the association between cirrhosis and TB in Taiwan. The study included 41,076 cirrhotic patients and 204,244 noncirrhotic(More)
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is an important endemic disease in Taiwan with aggressive course and dismal outcome. Dasatinib is a Bcr-bl and Src kinase inhibitor that has potential against HNSCC. We recently disclosed that EGFR degradation is critical for dasatinib-induced apoptosis. Here, we further demonstrate that AMPK-dependent ER stress(More)