Articles by Ming-Feng Liao in JoVE
Genetic Analysis of Hereditary Transthyretin Ala97Ser Related Amyloidosis Hui-Ching Hsu1, Ming-Feng Liao2, Jung-Lung Hsu2, Yun-Lin Lee2, Long-Sun Ro2 1Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Division of Chinese Acupuncture and Traumatology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Linkou Medical Center and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, 2Department of Neurology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Linkou Medical Center and Chang Gung University College of Medicine Here, we present a protocol to confirm the presence of point mutation for the diagnosis of hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis, using Ala97Ser, the most common endemic mutation in Taiwan, as an example.
Other articles by Ming-Feng Liao on PubMed
Comparison Between the Cranial Magnetic Resonance Imaging Features of Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder Versus Multiple Sclerosis in Taiwanese Patients BMC Neurology. | Pubmed ID: 25433369 Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) and multiple sclerosis (MS) are inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system with different pathogenesis, brain lesion patterns, and treatment strategies. However, it is still difficult to distinguish these two disease entities by neuroimaging studies. Herein, we attempt to differentiate NMOSD from MS by comparing brain lesion patterns on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Phenotypic Expressions of Hereditary Transthyretin Ala97Ser Related Amyloidosis (ATTR) in Taiwanese BMC Neurology. | Pubmed ID: 28882124 The disease course and early signs specific to ATTR Ala97Ser, the most common endemic mutation in Taiwan, have not been well described. Since new medications can slow down the rate of disease progression, the early diagnosis of this heterogeneous and fatal disease becomes critical.