Yu-Hsien Lin

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OBJECTIVE Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) has several benefits, including body fat reduction, as proved in animals. However, the results of CLA-induced body composition alterations in humans are inconsistent, and no related data are available for Chinese populations. This study aimed to determine whether CLA affects body weight (BW) loss and body composition(More)
BACKGROUND In the past years, the concept of RNAi application for insect pest control has been proposed, considering the disruption of vital genes. However, the efficiency of RNAi is variable between different insect groups, especially by oral delivery of dsRNA. The purpose of this study is to assess the possibilities of RNAi as a tool for pest control(More)
PURPOSE Refractory migraine surgery developed since 2003 has excellent results over the past 10 years. According to the pioneer of migraine surgery, Dr. Bahman Guyuron, 5 major surgical classifications of migraines are described in the field of plastic surgery, namely, frontal migraine, temporal migraine, rhinogenic migraine, occipital migraine, and(More)
The daily susceptibility rhythm to permethrin and the expression level of the delta class glutathione S-transferase (BgGSTD1) gene were investigated in Blattella germanica. Male cockroaches were exposed to the same concentration of permethrin at different times in a light-dark cycle, and results showed that the highest resistance occurred at night.(More)
Antagonizing the action of the pregnane X receptor (PXR) may have important clinical implications for preventing inducer–drug interactions and improving therapeutic efficacy. We identified a widely distributed isothiocyanate, allyl isothiocyanate (AITC), which acts as an effective antagonist of the nuclear receptor pregnane X receptor (PXR, NR1I2) and(More)
Single-incision laparoscopic surgery is a new approach considered as an alternative to natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery. Here, we describe a novel technique for laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) using a single-incision transumbilical (SITU) approach and an intraoperative method for liver retraction. Three patients (18 to 23 y)(More)
Inconsistent expression and regulation of drug-metabolizing enzymes (DMEs) are common causes of adverse drug effects in some drugs with a narrow therapeutic index (TI). An important cytochrome, cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4), is predominantly regulated by a nuclear receptor, pregnane X receptor (PXR). Sesamin, a major lignan constituent in sesame seeds and(More)
Free muscular, osteomuscular, and fasciocutaneous flaps are widely used for midfoot reconstruction. The latissimus dorsi (LD) flap is rich in muscle mass, but the weight-bearing ability of the reconstruction with its combination with a scapula or rib has not been evaluated. Here, we report a case of reconstruction of the right midfoot with the(More)
Executing functional components in pipeline on heterogeneous multi-core platforms can greatly improve the parallelism but require great amount of data communication among processes and threads. Our studies showed that existing inter-process/thread communication protocols consist of many unnecessary memory copies and prolong the execution of the applications(More)
In this letter, we demonstrate high-performance nonvolatile HfO2 nanocrystal memory utilizing spinodal phase separation of Hf-silicate thin film by 900 C rapid thermal annealing. With this technique, a remarkably high nanocrystal density of as high as 0 9 1 9 10 cm 2 with an average size 10 nm can be easily achieved. Because HfO2 nanocrystals are well(More)