San-Yuan Wang

San-Yuan Wang
National Taiwan University | NTU · Center of Genomic Medicine

PhD

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Background: Individuals with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) have a nearly two-fold increased risk of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality compared to those without PAD. This pilot study determined whether metabolomic profiling can accurately identify patients with PAD who are at increased risk of near-term mortality. Methods: We com...
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Liquid Chromatography - Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry has become an important technique for toxicological screening and metabolomics. We describe TIPick a novel algorithm that accurately and sensitively detects target compounds in biological samples. TIPick comprises two main steps: background subtraction and peak picking. By subtracting a blank...
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Metabolomics is a powerful tool for understanding phenotypes and discovering biomarkers. Combinations of multiple batches or data sets in large cross-sectional epidemiology studies are frequently utilized in metabolomics, but various systematic biases can introduce both batch and injection order effects and often require proper calibrations prior t...
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For centuries, herbal medicines have been used to treat humans and animals. Veterinary medicines are well-regulated; inspectors monitor milk and associated dairy products to screen for unacceptable contaminants. However, few scholars have discussed how the by-products of veterinary herbal medicine can be found in food products. In this paper, we ap...
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Background and objective Platinum-induced nephrotoxicity is a severe and unexpected adverse drug reaction that could lead to treatment failure in non-small cell lung cancer patients. Better prediction and management of this nephrotoxicity can increase patient survival. Our study aimed to build up and compare the best machine learning models with cl...
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Background The pathogenesis of sarcopenia is complex and has not been well explored. Identifying biomarkers is a promising strategy for exploring the mechanism of sarcopenia. This study aimed to identify potential biomarkers of sarcopenia through a metabolomic analysis of plasma metabolites in elderly subjects (≥65 years of age) vs. younger adults...
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Type 1 autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is categorized as an IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD), where a high concentration of plasma IgG4 is one of the common biomarkers among patients. IgG Fc-glycosylation has been reported to be potential biosignatures for diseases. However, human IgG3 and IgG4 Fc-glycopeptides from populations in Asia were found to be...
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Immunoglobulin G (IgG) N-glycosylation was discovered to have an association with inflammation status, which has the potential to be a novel biomarker for kidney diseases. In this study, we applied an ultra-high performance liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) method to plasma and urine samples from 57 individuals with diffe...
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Background Exposure to air pollution exerts direct effects on respiratory organs; however, molecular alterations underlying air pollution-induced pulmonary injury remain unclear. In this study, we investigated the effect of air pollution on the lung tissues of Sprague-Dawley rats with whole-body exposure to traffic-related PM 1 (particulate matter...
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Background A. baumannii has become an emerging pathogen of healthcare-associated infection with significant mortality. The present study aimed to identify specific biomarkers to predict patient survival of A. baumannii bacteremia by metabolomics. Methods From July 2011 to November 2014, a total of 60 patients with A. baumannii bacteremia and avail...
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Food safety control can be realized through contaminant monitoring and regulation in food matrices and food-associated products. Untargeted profiling methods can provide comprehensive results through screening and identification of unexpected compound. In this study, we have successfully employed the untargeted profiling method to screen unexpected...
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Therapeutic drug monitoring is important for achieving desirable outcomes in tuberculosis treatment. In this study, microwave-assisted extraction was used to extract levofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, and moxifloxacin from dried plasma spots for subsequent detection and quantification with ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrom...
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Drug discovery targeting G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), the largest known class of therapeutic targets, is challenging. To facilitate the rapid discovery and development of GPCR drugs, we built a system, PanGPCR, to predict multiple potential GPCR targets and their expression locations in the tissues, side effects and possible repurposing of...
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Fibromyalgia syndrome (FM) is a multifactorial disorder whose pathogenesis and diagnosis are poorly understood. This study investigated differential serum proteome profiles in patients with FM and healthy pain-free controls and explored the association between serum proteome and clinical profiles in patients with FM. Twenty patients with FM (accord...
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Background: Exposure to particulate matter (PM) pollution has direct impacts on the respiratory organs, yet the molecular alterations underlying PM-induced pulmonary injury remain unclear. In this study, we investigated the effect of PM on lung tissues from our previously reported rat model with whole-body exposure to traffic-related PM1 pollutants...
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Background: Exposure to particulate matter (PM) pollution has direct impacts on the respiratory organs, yet the molecular alterations underlying PM-induced pulmonary injury remain unclear. In this study, we investigated the effect of PM on lung tissues of SD rats with whole-body exposure to traffic-related PM1 (< 1 mm in aerodynamic diameter) pollu...
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Breathomics is a special branch of metabolomics that quantifies volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from collected exhaled breath samples. Understanding how breath molecules are related to diseases, mechanisms and pathways identified from experimental analytical measurements is challenging due to the lack of an organized resource describing breath mo...
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Background Misdiagnosis of autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) as pancreatic cancer (PDAC) or vice versa can cause dismal patents’ outcomes. Changes in IgG glycosylation are associated with cancers and autoimmune diseases. This study investigated the IgG glycosylation profiles as diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers in PDAC and AIP. Methods Serum IgG-gl...
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Dried blood spots (DBSs) have gained increasing attention recently with their growing importance in precision medicine. DBS-based metabolomics analysis provides a powerful tool for investigating new biomarkers. Until now, very few studies have discussed measures for improving analytical accuracy with consideration of the special characteristics of...
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Dysbiosis of the gut microbiome is associated with host health conditions. Many diseases have shown to have correlations with imbalanced microbiota, including obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, and even neurodegeneration disorders. Metabolomics studies targeting small molecule metabolites that impact the host metabolome and their biochemi...
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The identification of chemical structures in natural product mixtures is an important task in drug discovery but is still a challenging problem, as structural elucidation is a time-consuming process and is limited by the available mass spectra of known natural products. Computer-aided structure elucidation (CASE) strategies seek to automatically pr...
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Cellular lipidomic studies have been a favored approach in many biomedical research areas. To provide fair comparisons of the studied cells, it is essential to perform normalization of the determined concentration before lipidomic analysis. This study proposed a cellular lipidomic normalization method by measuring the phosphatidylcholine (PC) and s...
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Background: Radiotherapy is one of the most important modalities for cancer treatment. However, the radio-resistance of malignant tumor cells is the major cause of radiation treatment failure. Although several biochemical pathways are disturbed in response to radiation, the metabolite profiles related to radio-resistance have not been well investig...
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Two-dimensional gas chromatography time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GCxGC/TOF-MS) is superior for chromatographic separation and provides great sensitivity for complex biological fluid analysis in metabolomics. However, GCxGC/TOF-MS data processing is currently limited to vendor software and typically requires several preprocessing steps. In this...
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With the help of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technology, a portable micro gas chromatography ([Formula: see text]) system for lung cancer associated volatile organic compounds (VOCs) detection is realized for the first time. The system is composed of an MEMS preconcentrator, an MEMS sepa...
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Objectives: Mechanisms of the development of abnormal metabolic phenotypes among obese population are not yet clear. In this study, we aimed to screen metabolomes of both healthy and subjects with abnormal obesity to identify potential metabolic pathways that may regulate the different metabolic characteristics of obesity. Methods: We recruited...
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Existing non-invasive lung cancer diagnostic equipment has difficulty in detecting early stage lung cancer as abnormal tissue is smaller than 0.5cm in size. According to studies showing that volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from human breath gas can provide biomarkers for human disease, especially for lung cancer [1], a non-invasive method was dev...
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Able to detect known and unknown metabolites, untargeted metabolomics has shown great potential in identifying novel biomarkers. However, elucidating all possible liquid chromatography/time-of-flight mass spectrometry (LC/TOF-MS) ion signals in a complex biological sample remains challenging since many ions are not the products of metabolites. Meth...
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Able to detect known and unknown metabolites, untargeted metabolomics has shown great potential in identifying novel biomarkers. However, elucidating all possible Liquid Chromatography/Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (LC/TOF-MS) ion signals in a complex biological sample remains challenging since many ions are not the products of metabolites. Meth...
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Fatty liver is significantly associated with hepatic cirrhosis and liver cancer. Excessive alcohol consumption causes alcoholic fatty liver disease (AFLD). Ginger has been reported to exhibit antioxidant potential and hepatoprotective activity. In the present study, a mouse model for AFLD was developed by employing male C57BL/6 mice who were fed an...
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This study developed capillary electrophoresis (CE) and ultra-high-pressure liquid chromatography (UHPLC) methods coupled with UV detectors to characterize the metabolomic profiles of different rhubarb species. The optimal CE conditions used a back ground electrolyte (BGE) with 15 mM sodium tetraborate, 15 mM sodium dihydrogen phosphate monohydrate...
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Hypoxia affects the tumor microenvironment and is considered important to metastasis progression and therapy resistance. Thus far, the majority of global analyses of tumor hypoxia responses have been limited to just a single omics level. Combining multiple omics data can broaden our understanding of tumor hypoxia. Here, we investigate the temporal...
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Aristolochic acid nephropathy is caused by aristolochic acid (AA) and AA-containing herbs. In traditional Chinese medicine, a principle called "Jun-Chen-Zou-Shi" may be utilized to construct a remedial herbal formula that attempts to mitigate the toxicity of the main ingredient. This study used Bu-Fei-A-Jiao-Tang (BFAJT) to test if the compound rem...
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Baseline distortion in 1D 1H-NMR data complicates the quantification of individual components of biofluids in metabolomic experiments. Current 1D 1H-NMR baseline correction methods usually require manual parameter and filter tuning by experienced users to obtain desirable results from complex metabolomic spectra - thus becoming prone to correction...
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The complex composition of welding fumes, multiplicity of molecular targets, diverse cellular effects, and lifestyles associated with laborers vastly complicate the assessment of welding fume exposure. The urinary metabolomic profiles of 35 male welders and 16 male office workers at a Taiwanese shipyard were characterized via (1)H NMR spectroscopy...
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Unlabelled: Chromaligner is a tool for chromatogram alignment to align retention time for chromatographic methods coupled to spectrophotometers such as high performance liquid chromatography and capillary electrophoresis for metabolomics works. Chromaligner resolves peak shifts by a constrained chromatogram alignment. For a collection of chromatog...

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