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The Shipai cohort for cardiovascular metabolic risk factors and outcome study - Design and preliminary results.

J Chin Med Assoc 2018 Oct 13;81(10):884-891. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; Department of Medical Research, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcma.2018.04.006DOI Listing
October 2018

Exercise reduces body fat and improves insulin sensitivity and pancreatic β-cell function in overweight and obese male Taiwanese adolescents.

BMC Pediatr 2018 02 22;18(1):80. Epub 2018 Feb 22.

Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Cheng-Hsin General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12887-018-1025-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5822673PMC
February 2018

The Ankle Brachial Index Exhibits Better Association of Cardiovascular Prognosis Than Non-High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol in Type 2 Diabetes.

Am J Med Sci 2016 05 2;351(5):492-8. Epub 2016 Mar 2.

Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Taouyan Branch of Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan; Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjms.2016.02.035DOI Listing
May 2016

VISFATIN PROMOTES FOAM CELL FORMATION BY DYSREGULATING CD36, SRA, ABCA1, AND ABCG1 EXPRESSION IN RAW264.7 MACROPHAGES.

Shock 2016 Apr;45(4):460-8

*Institute of Physiology, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University †Division of Nephrology, Wen-Lin Hemodialysis Unit ‡Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine §Department of Medical Research, Taipei Veterans General Hospital ||Department of Education and Research, Taipei City Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SHK.0000000000000529DOI Listing
April 2016

Chronic endothelin-1 infusion causes adipocyte hyperplasia in rats.

Obesity (Silver Spring) 2016 Mar 1;24(3):643-53. Epub 2016 Feb 1.

Institute of Physiology, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/oby.21394DOI Listing
March 2016

Cannabinoid receptor type 1 mediates high-fat diet-induced insulin resistance by increasing forkhead box O1 activity in a mouse model of obesity.

Int J Mol Med 2016 Mar 29;37(3):743-54. Epub 2016 Jan 29.

Institute of Physiology, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3892/ijmm.2016.2475DOI Listing
March 2016

Effects of bariatric weight loss surgery on glucose metabolism, inflammatory cytokines, and serum tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase 5a in obese Chinese adults.

Clin Chim Acta 2016 Jan 10;453:197-202. Epub 2015 Nov 10.

Division of Hematology/Oncology, Shuang-Ho Hospital and Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cca.2015.11.004DOI Listing
January 2016

The combination of the ankle brachial index and brachial ankle pulse wave velocity exhibits a superior association with outcomes in diabetic patients.

Intern Med 2014 1;53(21):2425-31. Epub 2014 Nov 1.

Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital Taoyaun Branch, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2169/internalmedicine.53.2999DOI Listing
June 2015

The ankle brachial index is associated with prognosis in patients with diabetic kidney disease.

Diabetes Res Clin Pract 2015 May 9;108(2):316-22. Epub 2015 Feb 9.

Faculty of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan; Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diabres.2015.02.001DOI Listing
May 2015

Endothelin-1 exacerbates development of hypertension and atherosclerosis in modest insulin resistant syndrome.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2015 May 28;460(3):497-503. Epub 2015 Mar 28.

Institute of Physiology, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan; Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Faculty of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Medical Research, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrc.2015.03.017DOI Listing
May 2015

Major urinary protein 1 interacts with cannabinoid receptor type 1 in fatty acid-induced hepatic insulin resistance in a mouse hepatocyte model.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2015 May 3;460(4):1063-8. Epub 2015 Apr 3.

Institute of Physiology, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan; Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Medical Research, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrc.2015.03.155DOI Listing
May 2015

Look Action for Health in Diabetes trial: What we have learned in terms of real world practice and clinical trials.

J Diabetes Investig 2014 Nov 5;5(6):637-8. Epub 2014 May 5.

Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University Taipei, Taiwan ; Faculty of Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University Taipei, Taiwan ; Institute of Physiology, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University Taipei, Taiwan.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jdi.12231
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jdi.12231DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4234225PMC
November 2014

Angiotensin II enhances endothelin-1-induced vasoconstriction through upregulating endothelin type A receptor.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2014 Aug 1;451(2):263-9. Epub 2014 Aug 1.

Institute of Physiology, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan; Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Faculty of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Medical Research, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrc.2014.07.119DOI Listing
August 2014

Acarbose plus metformin fixed-dose combination outperforms acarbose monotherapy for type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Res Clin Pract 2013 Oct 15;102(1):16-24. Epub 2013 Aug 15.

Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diabres.2013.08.001DOI Listing
October 2013

Effect of growth hormone on dawn phenomenon in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Growth Factors 2013 Apr 1;31(2):66-73. Epub 2013 Mar 1.

Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Taipei-Veterans General Hospital, Taipei 112, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/08977194.2013.772996DOI Listing
April 2013

Severe hypoglycemia predicts major adverse outcomes in diabetic patients undergoing glycemic control regimes.

J Diabetes Investig 2012 Feb;3(1):34-5

Department of Medical Research and Education ; Physiology and Internal Medicine.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.2040-1124.2011.00159.x
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2040-1124.2011.00159.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4014929PMC
February 2012

Begin with the real-world patients of non-goal-achieved hypercholesterolemia in taiwan through the ezetimibe/simvastatin tablet - The BRAVO Study.

Curr Med Res Opin 2011 Aug 23;27(8):1645-51. Epub 2011 Jun 23.

Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1185/03007995.2011.594425DOI Listing
August 2011

Insulin up-regulates heme oxygenase-1 expression in 3T3-L1 adipocytes via PI3-kinase- and PKC-dependent pathways and heme oxygenase-1-associated microRNA downregulation.

Endocrinology 2011 Feb 8;152(2):384-93. Epub 2010 Dec 8.

Department of Physiology, National Yang-Ming University, Number 155, Section 2, Li-nong Street, Taipei, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1210/en.2010-0493DOI Listing
February 2011

Endothelin-1 suppresses long-chain fatty acid uptake and glucose uptake via distinct mechanisms in 3T3-L1 adipocytes.

Obesity (Silver Spring) 2011 Jan 17;19(1):6-12. Epub 2010 Jun 17.

Institutes of Physiology, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1038/oby.2010.124
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/oby.2010.124DOI Listing
January 2011

Enhanced long-chain fatty acid uptake contributes to overaccumulation of triglyceride in hyperinsulinemic insulin-resistant 3T3-L1 adipocytes.

Metabolism 2010 Dec 26;59(12):1784-93. Epub 2010 Jun 26.

Institute of Physiology, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei 11221, Taiwan.

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S00260495100016
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.metabol.2010.05.007DOI Listing
December 2010

Clinical observations, molecular genetic analysis, and treatment of sitosterolemia in infants and children.

J Inherit Metab Dis 2010 Aug 3;33(4):437-43. Epub 2010 Jun 3.

Institute of Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, No. 155, Sec. 2, Linong Street, Taipei, 112, Taiwan, Republic of China.

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http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s10545-010-9126
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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10545-010-9126-2
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10545-010-9126-2DOI Listing
August 2010

Whether to report diabetes as the underlying cause-of-death? a survey of internists of different sub-specialties.

BMC Endocr Disord 2010 Jul 23;10:13. Epub 2010 Jul 23.

Institute of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6823-10-13DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2912904PMC
July 2010

Effects of exercise on insulin sensitivity, inflammatory cytokines, and serum tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase 5a in obese Chinese male adolescents.

Metabolism 2010 Jan 17;59(1):144-51. Epub 2009 Sep 17.

Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan.

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S00260495090029
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.metabol.2009.06.035DOI Listing
January 2010

Leptin increases endothelin type A receptor levels in vascular smooth muscle cells.

Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 2008 Mar 4;294(3):E481-7. Epub 2007 Dec 4.

Inst. of Physiology, National Yang-Ming University, No. 155, Sec. 2, Li-Nong St., Taipei, Taiwan.

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http://www.physiology.org/doi/10.1152/ajpendo.00103.2007
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/ajpendo.00103.2007DOI Listing
March 2008

Effect of reversing dark-light cycles on normal diurnal variation and related metabolic disturbance in rats.

Chin J Physiol 2007 Apr;50(2):69-76

Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center.

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April 2007

Endothelin-1 decreases CD36 protein expression in vascular smooth muscle cells.

Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 2007 Feb 19;292(2):E648-52. Epub 2006 Sep 19.

Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/ajpendo.00084.2006DOI Listing
February 2007

Characterization of pancreatic stem cells derived from adult human pancreas ducts by fluorescence activated cell sorting.

World J Gastroenterol 2006 Jul;12(28):4529-35

Department of Medical Research and Education, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, 11217, Taiwan, China.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4125641PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4529DOI Listing
July 2006

Diffuse soft tissue emphysema in anorexia nervosa: a case report.

Int J Eat Disord 2005 Nov;38(3):277-80

Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eat.20170DOI Listing
November 2005

Angiotensin II enhances insulin sensitivity in vitro and in vivo.

Endocrinology 2005 May 10;146(5):2246-54. Epub 2005 Feb 10.

Institute of Physiology, National Yang-Ming University, and Department of Medical Research and Education, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1210/en.2004-1136DOI Listing
May 2005

Insulin-like growth factor-1 increases endothelin receptor A levels and action in cultured rat aortic smooth muscle cells.

J Cell Biochem 2005 Apr;94(6):1126-34

Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcb.20321DOI Listing
April 2005

Portable electrochemical blood uric acid meter.

J Clin Lab Anal 2002 ;16(2):109-14

Endocrinology and Metabolism Section, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, Republic of China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcla.10030DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6808133PMC
October 2002

A reappraisal of the ovine corticotropin-releasing hormone stimulation test in the differential diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome: a comparison with the standard high-dose dexamethasone suppression test.

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei) 2002 Oct;65(10):474-82

Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Taipei Medical University Wan-Fang Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

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October 2002