Yuehmei Chien

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House dust mites are ubiquitous but no publications on disease associated with them are readily available from China. A review of published research in China is presented. A mean of 1,328 mites/g of dust was detected in homes: D. farinae and D. pteronyssinus (D. pt.) predominated. Mixed house dust mite solution elicited a positive skin test in 78% of(More)
Spleen lymphocytes form 5- to 37-month-old C57BL/6J mice were stimulated by concanavalin A (con A) in vitro, and the interleukin-3 (IL-3) expression was assessed by measuring the IL-3 activity in culture supernatants and the cytoplasmic IL-3 mRNA levels. The activity and mRNA level of IL-3 was maximum at 20 hr after culturing in the presence of con A. The(More)
Mortality from asthma in Hawaii continues to increase and chronic problems of medication compliance, side effects, and cost persist. The advisability of adding alternative (traditional) medication for its anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic function was examined. One of the herbs for asthma in the Hawaiian narrative tradition is mamane, or in scientific(More)
RAST interference was used to study the changes in blocking antibodies during hyposensitization. At the onset of desensitization blocking antibodies levels were correlated to IgE antibody titers. They progressively rose during the treatment. IgG isolated by adsorption onto protein A Sepharose were only a part of blocking antibodies. The isolated antibodies(More)
Item cloning is a technique that generates, on the fly, a large set of operational items from an item template. Item cloning greatly reduces the cost of item development, increases the number of operational items available, and enhances item security. However, some researches have shown that item clones from the same parent might not be completely(More)
Testlets are items bundled together based on related context such as a common stimulus, passage, theme, or scenario. The most important essentials of testlets in computerized adaptive testing (CAT) are content balancing, which secures the test validity, and administering items adaptive to the test taker’s ability, which ensures the test reliability. For(More)
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