Yong-Chien Ling

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Concentrations of 17 dibenzo-p-dioxins/dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) and 12 dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (dl-PCBs) were measured in total diet study samples of 14 food groups of animal origin from 11 locations in Taiwan, collected in 2003. Pork meat possessed the lowest background concentration level of 0.058 pg WHO-TEQ(PCDD/Fs+dl-PCBs)/g fresh weight.(More)
Sleep disorders are associated with an increased rate of various metabolic disturbances, which may be related to oxidative stress and consequent lipid peroxidation. Since hepatic phosphatidylcholine plays an important role in metabolic regulation, the aim of the present study was to determine phosphatidylcholine expression in the liver following total sleep(More)
Developing a simple and cost-effective strategy to diagnose and treat cancer with single and minimal dosage through noninvasive strategies are highly challenging. To make the theranostic strategy effective, single light induced photothermal and photodynamic reagent with dual modal imaging capability is highly desired. Herein, a simple non-covalent approach(More)
Levels of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) were determined in twenty-one ambient air samples, eight soil samples and two stack gas samples, collected near or in a municipal solid waste incinerator (MSWI) in Hsinchu, Taiwan. A systematic decrease of PCDD/Fs in the ambient air from the northeastern area was observed. PCDD/Fs(More)
A strategy has been developed for the synthesis of multi-functional graphene (MFG) using green synthetic approach and explored its biomedical application as a promising fluorescent marker for in vitro and in vivo imaging. In-situ microwave-assisted reduction and magnetization process was adopted to convert the graphene oxide into magnetic graphene within 1(More)
Some quantum dots (QDs) have been applied for drug delivery and imaging in biological systems. Drug delivery via the lung and lung imaging are potential applications of QDs. QD705 is cadmium based. The aims of the study were to evaluate the biological effects of QD705 in the lungs and the protective effects of polyethylene glycol (PEG) coating against(More)
Conventional antibiotic therapies are becoming less efficient due to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains. Development of novel antibacterial material to effectively inhibit or kill bacteria is crucial. A graphene-based photothermal agent, magnetic reduced graphene oxide functionalized with glutaraldehyde (MRGOGA), was synthesized for(More)
An analytical scheme using gas chromatography (GC)-isotope dilution mass spectrometry (MS) assisted by precedent liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) and chemical derivatization (ChD) is described for the simultaneous determination of ketamine (KT) and its major metabolite, norketamine (NK), in urine. The simultaneous ChD of the two analytes, one primary amine(More)
Quantum dots (QDs) are nano-sized semiconductors. Previously, intratracheal instillation of QD705s induces persistent inflammation in mouse lungs. In our present study, QD705-COOH and QD705-PEG activated NF-κB and increased monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) expression in macrophages RAW264.7 via MyD88 dependent Toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling(More)
Some epidemiological studies suggest women may be at greater risk for lung cancer than men. Hydroxyestradiols (OHE(2)) are genotoxic and considered as carcinogenic metabolites of estrogens. In this study, we demonstrate that treatment with 0.1 or 1 nM 2/4 OHE(2) significantly increased intracellular oxidative stress, nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kappaB)(More)