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    Editorial Board

    Bing Ni
    Institute of Immunology
    PLA Third Military Medical University

    Research Interest: Epigenetic regulation of virus or autoimmune diseases on host immune cells such as Treg, Th17 and innate lymphoid cells (ILCs).

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    Prathap Pillai
    Department of Respiratory Medicine/Allergy
    Public university in London

    Research Interest: Pre-treatment staging of lung cancer using integrated CT-PET and comparing its accuracy with conventional CT scan and pathological staging. Prospective study on the incidence of post-needle biopsy pneumothorax looking  at the relationship between early lung function testing  manoeuvre, after full radiological expansion of lung and recurrence of pneumothorax. UP-FRONT FDG CT-PET study - Prospective study to look at whether performing Up-Front FDG CT-PET in the pre-treatment evaluation of lung cancer reduces time interval and the number of invasive procedures for definitive diagnosis.

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    Silvia Della Bella
    Associate Professor in General Pathology and Immunology
    University of Milan

    Research Interest: Immunology, chronic viral infections (hepatitis C virus, Kaposi's sarcoma herps virus), dendritic cells, B cells.

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    Han Zhang
    Emory University
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    Jose A Stoute
    Associate Professor
    Department of Medicine
    Penn State University College of Medicine

    Research Interest: Microbiology and Immunology, Malaria Pathogenesis

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    Pele Choi-Sing Chong
    Founder of Vaccine Research and Development Center
    National Institute of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology

    Research Interest: Protein Engineering, Adjuvant and Vaccine Delivery Systems, Vaccinology, cGMP Quality Management, Immunology.

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    Leabaneng Tawe
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Research and Graduate Studies
    University of Botswana

    •    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Botswana, Gaborone, August 2021-Present

    •    Senior Consultant (Covid-19), Botswana Harvard AIDS Partnership, Gaborone, March 2020-Present

    •    Mentor/Advisory (Undergraduate Students), University of Botswana, Gaborone, January 2017-Present

    •    Research Laboratory Scientist, Botswana-UPenn Partnership, Gaborone, February 2015- July 2021

    •    Intern, UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, January 2013- July 2013

    •    Research Laboratory Assistant, UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, October 2012- December 2013

    Research Interest:  Pharmacokinetics/genomics in HIV and Malaria, HIV infection on the distribution of human papillomavirus genotypes, Pathogenesis of persistent cervicovaginal infections of oncogenic HPV genotypes, Host epigenetic changes associated with cervical cancer progression, Clinical trials work to improve meningitis outcomes in Botswana, Examining the utility of novel diagnostics to improve outcomes in HIV-associated meningitis patients, Molecular Surveillance of Plasmodium falciparum Drug Resistance Markers and Plasmodium falciparum multi drug resistance gene 1 mutations in symptomatic patients.

    Grants: Identification of differential expression of host genes in cervical cancer, U54-, U54, Co-PI and Graduate Student, 05/24/17-05/28/21 and Human papillomavirus infection in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected women from Botswana and Kenya: HPV genetic variation by phylogenetic type. Project Leader, 2019 to 2021.

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    Salvatore Chirumbolo
    Department of Pathology and Diagnostics
    University of Verona

    Research Interest: Allergy test in clinical diagnosis, Immunotherapy and in vitro cell assay, Anti-inflammatory properties of natural compounds, Allergy and vaccination, Basophil activation tests.

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    Yadong Zheng
    Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute
    Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

    Research Interest: Vaccine, innate immunity, parasite-host interaction.

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    Shih-Min Wang
    Associate Professor
    Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
    National Cheng Kung University and Hospital

    Research Interest: Pediatrics, Clinical Immunology, Viral immunology, Vaccine and infectious diseases.

    List of Publication:
    1. Shih-Min Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu, Chun-Ta Chen, An-Chyi Chen, Ming-Ho Wu. Pulmonary norcardiosis in a child with systemic lupus erythematous: report of a case. J Formos Med Assoc 1995;94:506-8. (SCI) 2
    2. Shih-Min Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu, Yung-Jung Chen, Ying-Chao Chang, Chao-Ching Huang. Alice in Wonderland syndrome caused by coxsackievirus B1. Pediatr Infect Dis J 1996;15:470-1. (SCI)
    3. Shih-Min Wang, Yung-Jung Chen. Holoprosencephaly: A case presenting with adipsic hypernatremia. Acta Pediatr Sin 1996;37:215-7.
    4. Shih-Min Wang, Chyi-Her Lin, Yuh-Jyh Lin, Hsiao-Bai Yang, Ming-Ho Wu. Congenital bilateral agenesis of diaphragm: report of a case. Eur J Pediatr 1997;156:572-4. (SCI)
    5. Yao-Jong Yang, Ching-Chuan Liu, Shih-Min Wang, Chao-Ching Huang, Jiunn-Jong Wu. Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome complicating varicella in children. J Formos Med Assoc 1997;96: 749-53. (SCI)
    6. Yao-Jong Yang, Ching-Chuan Liu, Shih-Min Wang. Group B Streptococcus Infections in Children: The changing spectrum of infections in infants. J Infect Dis Soc ROC 1998;31:107-12.
    7. Chao-Ching Huang, Cheng-Yu Chen, Hsiao-Bai Yang, Shih-Min Wang, Ying-Chao Chang, Ching-Chuan Liu. Central nervous system candidiasis in very-low-birth weight premature infants: US characteristics and histopathologic and MR imaging correlates in five patients. Radiology 1998;209:49-56. (SCI)
    8. Shih-Min Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu, Yao-Jong Yang, Hsiao-Bai Yang, Chyi-Her Lin. Fatal coxsackievirus B infection in early infancy characterized by fulminant hepatitis. J Infect 1998;37: 270-3. (SCI)
    9. Yao-Jong Yang, Ching-Chuan Liu, Shih-Min Wang, Jiunn-Jong Wu, Ay-Huey Huang, Ceng-Ping Cheng. High antimicrobial resistance in clinical isolates of nontyphoidal salmonella in Taiwan. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 1998;17:880-3. (SCI)
    10. Shih-Min Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu, Hui-Wan Tseng, Yao-Jong Yang, Chyi-Her Lin, Ay-Huey Huang, Yi-Hui Wu. Staphylococcus capitis bacteremia of very low birth weight premature infants at neonatal intensive care units: clinical significance and antibiotics susceptibility. J Microbiol Immunol Infect 1999;32:26-32.
    11. Shih-Min Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu, Hui-Wan Tseng, Jen–Ren Wang, Chao-Ching Huang, Yung-Jung Chen, Yao-Jong Yang, Shio-Jean Lin, Tsu-Fuh Yeh. Clinical spectrum of enterovirus 71 infection of children in southern Taiwan, with an emphasis on the neurological complications. Clin Infect Dis 1999;29:184-90. (SCI)
    12. Ming-Che Tsai, Jeffery Arnold, Chia-Chang Chuang, Chih-Hsien Chi, Hsin-Ling Lee, Shih-Min Wang, Liang-Miin Tsai. A preliminary survey of emergency medicine in 12 Asian countries. J Emerg Crit Care Med 1999;10:144-55.
    13. Shih-Min Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu, Yuan-Yow Chiou, Hsiao-Bai Yang, Chun-Ta Chen. Vibrio vulnificus infection complicated with acute respiratory distress syndrome in a child with nephrotic syndrome. Pediatr Pulmon 2000;29:400-3. (SCI) 3
    14. Ching-Chuan Liu, Hui-Wan Tseng, Shih-Min Wang, Jen-Ren Wang, Ih-Jen Su. An outbreak of enterovirus 71 infections in Taiwan, 1998: epidemiologic and clinical manifestations. J Clin Virol 2000;17:23-30. (SCI)
    15. Ming-Che Tsai, Chih-Hsien Chi, Hsin-Ling Lee, Chia-Chang Chuang, Shih-Min Wang, Liang-Miin Tsai. Monitoring field performance of emergency medical service in the Tainan region. J Emerg Crit Care Med 2000;11:16-21.
    16. Hui-Wan Tseng, Ching-Chuan Liu, Shih-Min Wang, Yao-Jong Yang, Yi-Shen Huang. Complications of varicella in children: emphasis on skin and central nervous system disorders. J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2000;33:248-52.
    17. Chih-Hsien Chi, Hsin-Ling Lee, Shih-Min Wang, Liang-Miin Tsai. Characteristics of repeated ambulance use in an urban emergency medical service system. J Formos Med Assoc 2001;100:14-9. (SCI)
    18. Jieh-Neng Wang, Shih-Min Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu, Jing-Ming Wu. Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection associated with Kawasaki disease. Acta Paediatr 2001;90:594-5. (SCI)
    19. Shih-Min Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu, Yi-Shen Huang, Yao-Jong Yang, Huan-Yao Lei. Change in hepatitis A virus seroepidemiology in southern Taiwan: a large percentage of the population lack protective antibody. J Med Virol 2001;64:104-108. (SCI)
    20. Yi-Shen Huang, Shih-Min Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu, Yao-Jong Yang. Invasive Escherichia coli infections in early infancy: clinical manifestation, outcome and antibiotic susceptibilities. J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2002;35:103-8.
    21. Yao-Jong Yang, Mei-Chih Huang, Shih-Min Wang, Jiunn-Jong Wu, Ceng-Ping Cheng, Ching-Chuan Liu. Analysis of risk factors for bacteremia in children with nontyphoidal Salmonella gastroenteritis. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2002; 21:290-3. (SCI)
    22. Ying-Tai Tai, Chi-Chang Shieh, Shih-Min Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu, Chyi-Her Lin, Meng-Feng Lee, Yao-Jong Yang. Neonatal solitary liver abscess: report of one case. Acta Paediatr Tw 2002;43:50-2.
    23. Chun-Lung Wang, Shih-Min Wang, Yao-Jong Yang, Ching-Hsiang Tsai, Ching-Chuan Liu. Septic arthritis in children: relationship of causative pathogens, complications, and outcome. J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2003;36:41-6.
    24. Yao-Jong Yang, Shih-Min Wang, Chun-Ta Chen, Mei-Chih Huang, Chih-Jen Chang, Ching-Chuan Liu. Lack of evidence for fecal-oral transmission of Helicobacter pylori infection in Taiwanese. J Formos Med Assoc 2003;102:375-8. (SCI)
    25. Shih-Min Wang, Huan-Yao Lei, Kao-Jean Huang, Jing-Ming Wu, Jen-Ren Wang, Chun-Keung Yu, Ih-Jen Su, Ching-Chuan Liu. Pathogenesis of Enterovirus 71 brainstem encephalitis in pediatric patients: the roles of cytokines and cellular immune activation in patients with pulmonary edema. J Infect Dis 2003;188:564-70. (SCI) 4
    26. Chia-Chang Chuang, Ming-Che Tsai, Wen-Chau Chen, Shih-Min Wang, Chin-Yin Yu. Psoas hypertrophy mimicking retroperitoneal tumor in pediatric emergency department-unusual abdominal image on plain film. Am J Emerg Med 2004;22:229-31. (SCI)
    27. Ching-Shu Wu, Shih-Min Wang, Wen-Chien Ko, Jiunn-Jong Wu, Yao-Jong Yang, Ching-Chuan Liu. Group B streptococcal infections in children in southern Taiwan:a twelve-year experience in a tertiary care hospital. J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2004:37;169-75.
    28. Ya-Fang Wang, Chun-Ting Chou, Huan-Yao Lei, Ching-Chuan Liu, Shih-Min Wang, Jing-Jou Yan, Ih-Jen Su, Jen-Reng Wang, Trai-Ming Yeh, Shun-Hua Chen, Chun-Keung Yu. A mouse-adapted enterovirus 71 strain causes neurological disease in mice after oral infection. J Virol 2004;78:7916-24. (SCI)
    29. Shih-Min Wang, Huan-Yao Lei, Mei-Chih Huang, Jing-Min Wu, Chun-Ta Chen, Jieh-Neng Wang, Jen-Ren Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu.The therapeutic efficacy of milrinone in the management of enterovirus 71-induced pulmonary edema. Pediatr Pulmonol 2005;39:219-223. (SCI)
    30. Hui-Chen Lin, Shih-Min Wang, Ching-Shu Wu, Fong-Ming Chang, Ching-Chuan Liu. Clinical and immunological characteristics and therapeutic intervention in children born to human immunodeficiency virus-infected mothers in southern Taiwan. J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2005;38:89-95.
    31. Shih-Min Wang, Yao-Jong Yang, Jiann-Shiuh Chen, Hui-Chen Lin, Chia-Yu Chi, Ching-Chuan Liu. Invasive fungal infections in pediatric patients with leukemia: emphasis on pulmonary and dermatological manifestations. Acta Pediatr Tw 2005;46:149-55.
    32. Shih-Min Wang, Chi-Chang Shieh, Ching-Chuan Liu. Successful treatment of Paecilomyces variotii splenic abscesses: a rare complication in a previously unrecognized chronic granulomatous disease child. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2005;53:149-52 (SCI).
    33. Liu LJ, Yao-Jong Yang, Pin-Hwa Kuo, Shih-Min Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu. Diagnostic value of bacterial stool cultures and viral antigen tests based on clinical manifestations of acute gastroenteritis in pediatric patients. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infec Dis 2005;24:559-61. (SCI)
    34. Yi-Fang Tu, Hung-Yi Chuang, Chao-Ching Huang, Chia-Chang Chuang, Shih-Min Wang, Ming-Che Tsai, Chin-Hsien Chi, Ming-Che Chuang. Frequency and prediction of abnormal findings on neuroimaging of infants with bulging anterior fontanelles. Acad Emerg Med 2005;12:1185-1190. (SCI)
    35. Ming-Liang Liu, Yi-Ping Lee, Ya-Fang Wang, Huan-Yao Lei, Ching-Chuan Liu, Shih-Min Wang, Ih-Jen Su, Jen-Reng Wang, Trai-Ming Yeh, Shun-Hua Chen, Chun-Keung Yu. Type I interferons protect mice against enterovirus 71 infection. J Gen Virol 2005;86:3263-3269. (SCI) 5
    36. Chia-Yu Chi, Shih-Min Wang, Hui-Chen Lin, Ching-Chuan Liu. A clinical and microbiological comparison of Staphylococcus aureus toxic shock and scaled skin syndromes in children. Clin Infect Dis 2006;42:181-185 (SCI) (Co-first author)
    37. Jieh-Neng Wang, Chih-Ta Yao, Cheng-Nan Yeh, Chao-Ching Huang, Shih-Min Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu, Jing-Ming Wu. Critical management in patients with severe enterovirus 71 infection. Pediatr Int 2006;48:250-6. (SCI)
    38. Shih-Min Wang, Huan-Yao Lei, Mei-Chih Huang, Ling-Yao Su, Hui-Chen Lin, Chun-Keung Yu, Jung-Lung Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu. Modulation of cytokine production by intravenous immunoglobulin in patients with enterovirus 71-associated brainstem encephalitis. J Clin Virol 2006;37:47-52. (SCI)
    39. Chia-Yu Chi, Shih-Min Wang, Hui-Chen Lin, Ching-Chuan Liu. Complications of varicella infection in children in southern Taiwan: In the era of varicella vaccine introduction. J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2006;39:402-7. (SCI)
    40. Shih-Min Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu, Hsuan-Chen Wang, Ih-Jen Su, Jen-Ren Wang. Human metapneumovirus infection among children in Taiwan: a comparison of clinical manifestations with other virus-associated respiratory tract infections. Clin Microbiol Infect 2006;12:1221-4 (SCI)
    41. Mei-Chih Huang, Shih-Min Wang, Yung-Wen Hsu, Hui-Chen Lin, Chia-Yu Chi, Ching-Chuan Liu. Long-term cognitive and motor deficits after enterovirus 71 brainstem encephalitis in children. Pediatrics 2006;118:e1785-e1788. (SCI) (Co-first author)
    42. Shih-Min Wang, Huan-Yao Lei, Ling-Yao Su, Jing-Min Wu, Chun-Keung Yu, Jen-Ren Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu. Cerebrospinal fluid cytokines in enterovirus 71 brain stem encephalitisand echovirus meningitis infections of varying severity. Clin Microbiol Infect 2007;13:677-82. (SCI)
    43. Kuo-Sheng Tsai, Yao-Jong Yang, Shih-Min Wang, Chien-Shun Chiou, Ching-Chuan Liu.The changing serotype of Group D nontyphoid Salmonella infection among children in southern Taiwan. J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2007;40:234-9.
    44. Te-Chia Wu, Ya-Fang Wang, Yi-Ping Lee, Jen-Ren Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu, Shih-Min Wang, Huan-Yao Lei, Ih-Jen Su, Chun-Keung Yu. Immunity to avirulent enterovirus 71 and coxsackie A16 virus protects against enterovirus 71 infection in mice. J Virol 2007;81:10310-5. (SCI)
    45. Ching-Chuan Liu, Kao-Jean Huang, Mei-Chih Huang, Jen-Jou Lin, Shih-Min Wang, Jien-Wei Liu, Jih-Jin Tsai, Jyh-Hsiung Huang, Yee-Shin Lin, Hsiao-Sheng Liu, Trai-Ming Yeh, Huan-Yao Lei. High case-fatality rate of adults with dengue hemorrhagic fever during an outbreak in non-endemic Taiwan: risk factors for dengue-infected elders. Am J Infect Dis 2008;4:10-7.
    46. Shih-Chen Huang, Yun-Wei Hsu, Hsuan-Chen Wang, Sheng-Wen Huang, David Kiang, Huey-Pin Tsai, Shih-Min Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu, Kui-Hsiang Lin, Ih-Jen Su, 6
    Jen-Ren Wang. Appearance of intratypic recombination of enterovirus 71 in Taiwan from 2002 to 2005. Virus Research 2008;131:250-9. (SCI)
    47. Chia-Yu Chi, Tsai-Ling Lauderdale, Shih-Min Wang, Jing-Ming Wu, Yu-Jen Yang, and Ching-Chuan Liu. Healthcare-associated endocarditis caused by Staphylococcus aureus with reduced susceptibility to vancomycin. J Clin Microbiol 2008;46:810-3. (SCI)
    48. Shih-Min Wang, Ih-Hui Lu, Ya-Lan Lin, Yee-Shin Lin, Jiunn-Jong Wu, Woei-Jer Chuang, Ming T. Lin, Ching-Chuan Liu. The severity of Streptococcus pyogenes infections in children is significantly associated with plasma levels of inflammatory cytokines. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2008;61:165-9. (SCI)
    49. Chia-Yu Chi, Shih-Min Wang, Chia-Chun Lin, Hsuan-Chen Wang, Jen-Ren Wang, Ih-Jen Su, Ching-Chuan Liu. Clinical features of children infected with different strains of influenza B in southern Taiwan. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2008;27:640-5. (SCI)
    50. Shih-Min Wang*, Huan-Yao Lei, Chun-Keung Yu, Jen-Ren Wang, Ih-Jen Su, Ching-Chuan Liu. Acute chemokine response in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid of children with enterovirus 71 brainstem encephalitis. J Infect Dis 2008;198:1002-6. (SCI)
    51. Ching-Fen Shen, Shu-Ching Huang, Shih-Min Wang, Jen-Ren Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu. Decreased leukocytes and other characteristics of laboratory findings of influenza virus infections in children. J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2008;41:294-300. (SCI)
    52. Shih-Min Wang, Tzong-Shiann Ho, Ching-Fen Shen, Ching-Chuan Liu. Enterovirus 71, one virus and many stories. Pediatr Neonatol 2008;49:113-115. (SCI)
    53. Hui-Chen Lin, Shih-Min Wang, Ya-Lan Lin, Yee-Shin Lin, Jiunn-Jong Wu, Woei-Jer Chuang, Ming T. Lin, Ching-Chuan Liu. Resurgence of invasive group A streptococcal infections caused by emm1 strains among children in southern Taiwan. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2008;27:1253-1256. (SCI)
    54. Hsuan-Chen Wang, Sheng-Wen Huang, Shainn-Wei Wang, Huey-Pin Tsai, David Kiang, Shih-Min Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu, Ih-Jen Su, Jen-Ren Wang. Co-circulating genetically divergent A2 human metapneumovirus strains among children in southern Taiwan. Arch Virol 2008;153:2207-2213. (SCI)
    55. Chia-Yu Chi, Fan-Chen Tseng, Ding-Ping Liu, Ya-Wen Chang, Han-Chieh Wu, Yung-Feng Huang, Kao-Pin Hwang, Yun-Wei Hsu, Shih-Min Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu, Ho-Sheng Wu, Jyh-Yuan Yang, Chen-Fu Yang, Jen-Ren Wang, Ih-Jen Su. Investigations of clinical isolations of oral poliovirus vaccine strains between 2000 and 2005 in southern Taiwan. J Clin Virol 2009;45:129-134. (SCI)
    56. Shih-Min Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu. Enterovirus 71: epidemiology, pathogenesis and management. Expert Rev Anti-Infect Ther 2009;7: 735-42. (SCI)
    57. Yu-Fang Su, Shih-Min Wang, Ya-Lan Lin, Yee-Shin Lin, Woei-Jer Chuang, Jiunn-Jong Wu, Ming T. Lin, Ching-Chuan Liu.Changing epidemiology of Streptococcus 7
    pyogenes emm types and associated invasive and noninvasive infections in southern Taiwan. J Clin Microbiol 2009;47:2658-2661. (SCI)
    58. Sheng-Wen Huang, Yun-Wei Hsu, Derek J. Smith, David Kiang, Huey-Pin Tsai, Kuei-Hsiang Lin, Shih-Min Wang, Ching-Chung Liu, Ih-Jen Su, and Jen-Ren Wang. Reemergence of enterovirus 71 in 2008 in Taiwan: dynamics of genetic and antigenic evolution from 1998 to 2008. J Clin Microbiol 2009;47:3653-62. (SCI)
    59. Chia-Yu Chi, Shih-Min Wang, Chia-Chun Lin, Ching-Chuan Liu. Microbiological characteristics of community-associated Staphylococcus aureus causing uncomplicated bacteremia and infective endocarditis. J Clin Microbiol 2010;48:292-4. (SCI)
    60. Tzong-Shiann Ho, Shih-Min Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu. Historical review of pandemic influenza A in Taiwan, 2009. Pediatr Neonatol 2010;51:83-88. (SCI)
    61. Shih-Min Wang*, I-Chun Chen, Ling-Yao Su, Kao-Jean Huang, Huan-Yao Lei, Ching-Chuan Liu. Enterovirus 71 infection on monocytes with antibody-dependent enhancement. Clin Vaccine Immunol 2010;17:1517-23. (SCI)
    62. Tzong-Shiann Ho, Shih-Min Wang, Yi-Hui Wu, Ching-Fen Shen, Yuh-Jyh Lin, Chyi-Her Lin, Ching-Chuan Liu. Long-term characteristics of healthcare-associated infections in a neonatal intensive care unit. J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2010;43:407-415. (SCI)
    63. Shih-Min Wang*, Tzong-Shiann Ho, Ching-Fen Shen, Jen-Ren Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu. Echovirus 18 meningitis in southern Taiwan. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2011;30:259-60. (SCI)
    64. Huey-Pin Tsai, Sheng-Wen Huang, Feng-Ling Wu, Pin-Hwa Kuo, Shih-Min Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu, Ih-Jen Su, Jen-Ren Wang. An echovirus 18-associated outbreak of aseptic meningitis in Taiwan: epidemiology and diagnostic and genetic aspects. J Med Microbiol 2011;60(Pt 9):1360-5. (SCI)
    65. Ching-Fen Shen, Shih-Min Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu. A new urinary antigen test score correlates with the severity of pneumococcal pneumonia in children. J Formos Med Assoc 2011;110:613-618. (SCI)
    66. Yu-Fang Su, Woei-Jer Chuang, Shih-Min Wang, Wen-Yi Chen, Chuan Chaing-Ni, Yee-Shin Lin, Jiunn-Jong Wu, Ching-Chuan Liu. The deficient cleavage of M protein-bound IgG by IdeS: Insight into the escape of Streptococcus pyogenes from antibody-mediated immunity. Mol Immunol 2011; 49:134-142 (SCI)
    67. Tzong-Shiann Ho, Shih-Min Wang, Ching-Fen Shen, Kuan-Hsien Lee, Ching-Chuan Liu. Clinical perspectives of childhood tuberculosis in Taiwan. J Formos Med Assoc 2011;110:737-43. (SCI)
    68. Tzong-Shiann Ho, Shih-Min Wang*, Li-Rong Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu. Changes in measles seroepidemiology of healthcare workers in southern Taiwan. Epidemiol Infect 2012;140:426-31. (SCI)
    69. Shih-Min Wang*, Tzong-Shiann Ho, Hui-Chen Lin, Huan-Yao Lei, Jen-Ren Wang, 8
    Ching-Chuan Liu. Reemerging of enterovirus 71 in Taiwan: The age impact on disease severity. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2012;31:1219-1224. (SCI)
    70. Shih-Min Wang*, Ming-Hsun Tsai, Huan-Yao Lei, Jen-Ren Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu. The regulatory T cells in anti-influenza antibody response post influenza vaccination. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics (formerly Human Vaccines )2012;8:1243-1249. (SCI)
    71. Shih-Min Wang*, Huan-Yao Lei, Ching Chuan Liu. Cytokine immunopathogenesis of enterovirus 71 brain stem encephalitis. Clin Develop Immunol 2012; 2012, 876241 (SCI)
    72. Kuan-Hsien Lee, Tzong-Shiann Ho, Ching-Fen Shen, Shih-Min Wang, Wen-Chien Ko, Ching-Chuan Liu. Clinical and laboratory characteristics among human immunodeficiency virus-infected adolescents: experience from the single medical center. J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2012;45:329-336. (SCI) 73. Ching-Fen Shen, Shih-Min Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu. Reply to: “The application of urinary antigen test score in pneumococcal pneumonia in children”. J Formos Med Assoc 2012;111:663-664. (SCI) 74. Shih-Min Wang*. Peritonsillar abscess: cool “hot potato”. Pediatr Neonatol 2012;53:325-326. (SCI)
    75. Tzong-Shiann Ho, Shih-Min Wang, Robert Anderson, Ching-Chuan Liu. Antibodies in dengue immunopathogenesis. J Formos Med Assoc 2013;112:1-2. (SCI)
    76. Tzong-Shiann Ho, Mei-Chih Huang, Shih-Min Wang, Hsian-Chou Hsu, Ching-Chuan Liu . Knowledge, attitude, and practice of dengue disease among healthcare professionals in southern Taiwan. J Formos Med Assoc 2013;112: 18-23. (SCI)
    77. Jung-Yen Liu, Shih-Min Wang*, I-Chun Chen, Chun-Keung Yu, Ching-Chuan Liu. Hepatic damage caused by Coxsackievirus B3 is dependent on age-related tissue tropisms associated with the Coxsackievirus-adenovirus receptor. Pathogens and Disease (formerly FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology) 2013;68: 52-60. (SCI)
    78. Chia-Yu Chi, Truong Huu Khanh, Le Phan Kim Thoa, Fan-Chen Tseng, Shih-Min Wang, Le Quoc Thinh, Chia-Chun Lin, Han-Chieh Wu, Jen-Ren Wang, Nguyen Thanh Hung, Tang Chi Thuong, Chung-Ming Chang, Ih-Jen Su, Ching-Chuan Liu. Milrinone therapy for enterovirus 71-induced pulmonary edema and/or neurogenic shock in children: a randomized controlled trial. Critical Care Medicine 2013;41:1754-1760. (SCI)
    79. I-Chun Chen, Shih-Min Wang*, Chun-Keung Yu, Ching-Chuan Liu. Subneutralizing antibodies to enterovirus 71 induce antibody-dependent enhancement of infection in newborn mice. Medical Microbiology and Immunology 9
    2013;202:259-265. (SCI)
    80. Ching-Fen Shen, Shih-Min Wang, Kuan-Hsien Lee, Tzong-Shiann Ho, and Ching-Chuan Liu. Childhood invasive pneumococcal disease caused by non 7-valent pneumococcal vaccine (PCV7) serotypes under partial immunization in Taiwan. J Formos Med Assoc 2013;112:561-8. (SCI)
    81. Chia-Yu Chi, Shih-Min Wang*, Ching-Chuan Liu. The authors reply: “Milrinone: Some (medico-legal) thoughts beyond contractility, lusitropy, and cardiac output”. Critical Care Medicine 2013;41:e391-2. (SCI)
    82. Tzong-Shiann Ho, Shih-Min Wang, Yee-Shin Lin, Ching-Chuan Liu. Clinical and laboratory predictive markers for acute dengue infection. J Biomed Sci 2013 ;20:75. (SCI)
    83. Shan-Li Wang, Chia-Yu Chi, Pin-Hwa Kuo, Huey-Pin Tsai, Shih-Min Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu, Ih-Jen Su, Jen-Ren Wang. High-incidence of human adenoviral co-infections in Taiwan. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e75208. (SCI)
    84. Shih-Min Wang*, Yu-Ting Liao, Yu-Shiang Hu, Tzong-Shiann Ho, Ching-Fen Shen, Jen-Ren Wang, Yee-Shin Lin, Ching-Chuan Liu. Immunophenotype expressions and cytokine profiles of influenza A H1N1 virus infection in pediatric patients in 2009. Dis Mark 2014 (2014), Article ID 195453. (SCI)
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