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Articles by Anthony Wu in JoVE

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Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor 4α Gene Mutation Associated with Familial Neonatal Hyperinsulinism and Maturity-onset Diabetes of the Young

The Journal of Pediatrics. May, 2011  |  Pubmed ID: 21353246

Neonatal macrosomia and hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia with strong family history of diabetes may indicate monogenic diabetes. Here we report a family in which 4 individuals in 3 generations were found to have a mutation (Arg80Gln) in hepatocyte nuclear factor 4α. Genetic testing was a factor in choosing sulfonylurea therapy for diabetes.

Huge Anastomotic Femoral Pseudoaneurysm Following Aorto-bifemoral Bypass

BMJ Case Reports. Apr, 2011  |  Pubmed ID: 22700937

There has been recent concern that the number of patients at risk of femoral artery false aneurysms may be increasing, due to an increase in the number of cardiac and vascular radiological interventional procedures performed each year. Rarely, such pseudoaneurysms can develop around the anastomotic site of a femoral bypass graft. The present report describes the unusual presentation of a huge femoral pseudoaneurysm in a 70-year-old male patient who had an aorto-bifemoral bypass in the past. A surveillance CT angiogram of a previously diagnosed right femoral pseudoaneurysm revealed that it had reached a size of 10×7×cm - a considerable growth when compared to his previous scan. An urgent referral was then made to the vascular surgery team. He subsequently underwent a successful surgical repair of his right femoral pseudoaneurysm. Postoperatively, he had an uneventful recovery except for a mild wound infection, which was treated with intravenous antibiotics.

Using DrugBank for In Silico Drug Exploration and Discovery

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics. Jun, 2016  |  Pubmed ID: 27322405

DrugBank is a fully curated drug and drug target database that contains 8174 drug entries including 1944 FDA approved small-molecule drugs, 198 FDA-approved biotech (protein/peptide) drugs, 93 nutraceuticals, and over 6000 experimental drugs. Additionally, 4300 non-redundant protein (i.e., drug target/enzyme/transporter/carrier) sequences are linked to these drug entries. DrugBank is primarily focused on providing both the query/search tools and biophysical data needed to facilitate drug discovery and drug development. This unit provides readers with a detailed description of how to effectively use the DrugBank database and how to navigate through the DrugBank Web site. It also provides specific examples of how to find chemical homologs of potential drug leads and how to identify potential drug targets from newly sequenced tumor samples. The intent of this unit is to give readers an introduction to the field of Web-based drug discovery and to show how cheminformatics can be seamlessly integrated into the field of bioinformatics. © 2016 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

A Spreadsheet Calculator for Estimating Biogas Production and Economic Measures for UK-based Farm-fed Anaerobic Digesters

Bioresource Technology. Nov, 2016  |  Pubmed ID: 27614153

This paper presents a spreadsheet calculator to estimate biogas production and the operational revenue and costs for UK-based farm-fed anaerobic digesters. There exist sophisticated biogas production models in published literature, but the application of these in farm-fed anaerobic digesters is often impractical. This is due to the limited measuring devices, financial constraints, and the operators being non-experts in anaerobic digestion. The proposed biogas production model is designed to use the measured process variables typically available at farm-fed digesters, accounting for the effects of retention time, temperature and imperfect mixing. The estimation of the operational revenue and costs allow the owners to assess the most profitable approach to run the process. This would support the sustained use of the technology. The calculator is first compared with literature reported data, and then applied to the digester unit on a UK Farm to demonstrate its use in a practical setting.

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