Yung-Cheng Joseph Chen

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Oligosaccharides expressed on cell surface and extracellular matrix glycoconjugates are potentially of crucial importance in determining many cell interactions. The complexity of cellular organisation of the brain and suggested involvement of N-glycosylation in neural development, make this an ideal system to study the potential role of glycosylation in(More)
This paper extends our earlier work on the analysis of neutral N-glycans from adult rat brain to glycans carrying NeuAc residues as their sole charged groups. These structures comprised at least 40% of the total (acidic and neutral) N-glycan pool. Compounds were identified by a combination of endoglycosidase and exoglycosidase digestions, anion-exchange(More)
We have used chromosome 18-specific painting probes to analyze early stages of oogenesis in two human trisomy 18 fetuses. At leptotene, a diffuse, nonlinear chromosomal fluorescence was detected as one (27%), two (42%), or three (31%) signals in 534 cells. The variation in size of these signals implies the possibility of associations between homologs prior(More)
We report the use of chromosome 21-specific painting probes to analyze early stages of oogenesis in nine trisomy 21 fetuses. The proportion of cells in zygotene and pachytene in the trisomic ovaries ranged from 8 to 70% with a mean of 42% +/- 19 while the comparable values of euploid specimens ranged from 34 to 90% with a mean of 65% +/- 19. The low(More)
Karyotypic and DNA analyses were both performed on 104 autistic children referred from Taichung Autism Education Academy and Tainan Autism Association in Taiwan. The frequency of fragile sites of the autistic patients did not differ significantly from that of the normal individuals. Of the 12 autistic children with chromosomal abnormalities, 8 had the(More)
A cytological analysis of the pairing configurations in meiosis in a 19-week human fetus with a de novo paracentric inversion of chromosome 7 (q11.23)(q21.1) is reported, using fluorescent in situ hybridization with a chromosome 7 DNA library, a DNA probe for the centromeric region of chromosome 7, and a probe for the William Syndrome Critical Region (WSCR)(More)
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