Yiu-Jiuan Lin

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Substantial evidence suggests that inflammatory cytokines, immune cells, and angiogenesis are important for endometriosis. In this study, we investigated the role of the sequential events in the development of endometriosis in a mouse model. Uterine tissue was transplanted into the peritoneum of ovariectomized mice and then supplemented with estrogen or(More)
The effect of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on cardiovascular diseases remains controversial. Studies conducted on postmenopausal women indicate that oral HRT increases risk factors that may counteract the atheroprotective effect of estrogen. However, the effects of estrogen on atherosclerosis have been examined using subcutaneous estrogen in most(More)
Chitosan-poly(acrylic acid) (CS-PAA) nanoparticles, to be used as ophthalmic drug carrier, were successfully prepared using template polymerization of acrylic acid (AA) in a chitosan solution. When the polymerization was done at 70 degrees C for 45 min with a CS/AA weight ratio of 1:1, the surface structure of the prepared nanoparticles was most stable with(More)
In this study, a series of poly(acrylic) acid (PAA)-based hydrogels was prepared by UV polymerization. Hydrogels with an interpenetrating network structure were formed by combining PAA and alginate (Alg) solutions. The incorporation of nano-silica into these gel solutions significantly increased their compressive strength and fracture toughness but lowered(More)
In order to avoid anti-cancer drugs undergoing a first-pass effect and reduce their toxicity, and to solve conventional suppositories defects, we developed an in-situ-gelling and injectable Pluronic-poly(acrylic acid) (Pluronic-PAA) liquid suppository, which could gel fast in the physiological state and had suitable gel strength and bioadhesive force. The(More)
In this paper, nanoparticles composed of chitosan (CS) and poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) were prepared by template polymerization for use as ophthalmic drug carrier. Before the polymerization, hydrogen peroxide was used to cut down the molecular weight of chitosan to improve its solubility and tolerance of pH values in the physiological condition. We found that,(More)
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