Yun-Chen Tien

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This study evaluates the proliferative effects of danshen and its monomer extract, tanshinone IIA, on Schwann cell proliferation. A piece of silicone rubber was guided across a 15-mm gap in the sciatic nerve of a rat. This nerve gap was then filled with different concentrations of danshen (0-100 mg/mL). The results showed that danshen increased the(More)
This study was intended to investigate the anti-oxidative activity, anti-oxidative substance content and the protective effect of Dendrobium tosaense (DT) and Ephemerantha fimbriata (EF) on carbon tetrachloride-induced acute liver injury. Firstly, we detected the contents of total polyphenols and flavonoids in the DT EtOH and EF EtOH. Second, the(More)
Dilong is an earthworm extract with a dense nutritional content, widely used in Chinese herbal medicine to remove stasis and stimulate wound healing. Earthworm extracts are traditionally used by indigenous people throughout the world. How this Dilong inhibits Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced cardiomyoblast cell apoptosis is still unclear. This study(More)
Esculetin (ESC) is a coumarin that is present in several plants such as Fraxinus rhynchophylla and Artemisia capillaris. Our previous study found that FR ethanol extract (FR(EtOH)) significantly ameliorated rats' liver function. This study was intended to investigate the protective mechanism of ESC in hepatic apoptosis in rats induced by carbon(More)
We investigated the developmental changes of the central conduction time (CCT) of the median nerve somatosensory evoked potential (SEP) and the auditory evoked potential (ABR): SEP was recorded in 148 children and adults, and ABR in 307 subjects. We determined the rostral CCT (CCT 1:P 14 to N 17) and the caudal CCT (CCT 2:N 17 to N 19), because the central(More)
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