Ying-zhen Su

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Flavonoids synthesized from chalcone precursors in plants have been shown to possess cytotoxic activities with therapeutic potential. We have isolated the novel chalcone flavokawain B from Alpinia pricei Hayata, a plant native to Taiwan that is used in food and traditional Chinese medicine. Here, we report for the first time that flavokawain B significantly(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the geographical distribution and risk factors of HIV-1 subtypes in Yunnan province. METHODS Blood samples from 1319 HIV positives were collected in Yunnan Province from 2001 to 2006. The nested polymerase chain reaction was used to amplify the gag (p24)-protease fragments from RNA extracted from plasma or sera. The sequences were(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the HIV drug resistance (HIVDR) transmission in Kunming city of Yunnan province in 2010. METHODS Referring to the guidelines for HIV drug resistance threshold survey (HIVDR-TS) set by WHO, 62 plasma samples of recently reported HIV-infected individuals who were older than 25 years of age, were collected from January to August 2010.(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the distribution of HIV-1 subtypes in Dehong prefecture, Yunnan province, in 2011. METHODS 300 HIV-1 positive plasma samples were collected from Jan. 2011 to May 2011 in Dehong prefecture. HIV-1 gag genes and env genes were amplified by nested-polymerase chain reaction (PCR) from viral RNA. After sequencing, the HIV-1 subtypes(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the application of Dried Blood Spot (DBS) testing for early detection of HIV infection among infants. METHODS All of the infants aged between 6 weeks and 18 months and born by HIV positive mothers from 14 Maternity and Child Health Care Hospitals in Kunming, Dali, Dehong, Lincang of Yunnan province were investigated from 2010 to 2011.(More)
BACKGROUND CD4 count is used to determine antiretroviral therapy (ART) eligibility. In China, flow cytometers are mostly located in urban areas with limited access by patients residing in remote areas. In an attempt to address this issue, we conducted a study to validate the performance of Alere PIMA point-of-care CD4 analyzer. METHODS Venous and(More)
OBJECTIVE This study is aimed at evaluating the utility of the portable CD4 analyzers (PIMA). METHODS The paired finger prick blood (25 µl) and 5 ml venous blood samples were collected from 196 HIV infected patients, who came to Yunnan CDC voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) clinic for CD4 test services, from May to August, 2012. The absolute CD4 cell(More)
OBJECTIVE To timely identify the HIV-1 infection in window-period and to estimate the HIV-1 incidence among people who came for voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) service as well as men who have sex with men (MSM), respectively. METHODS HIV antibody negative samples that were determined by screening tests between January and October 2012, were(More)
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