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Chih-Ko Yeh Adjunct Associate Professor

Professor, Dental Diagnostic Science, Dental School, University of Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas, USA

Tel:1-2106175300 ext 16684


1977 BDS, National Taiwan University
1986 Certificate (Oral Medicine), University of Connecticut, Connecticut, USA
1986 PhD in Oral Biology, University of Connecticut, Connecticut, USA

1986-1991  Staff Fellow, National Institute of Craniofacial and Dental Research, National Institutes of Health, USA
1992-Preseent  Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor, Dental Diagnostic Science, Dental School, University of Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas, USA

Professional specialties

Diplomate, American Board of Oral Medicine (DABOM)
Fellow (Oral Medicine) of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada [FRCD(C)]
Fellow (Clinical Medicine) of the Gerontological Society of America [F(CM)GSA]

Main Research Interests

Oral Biology (Salivary Gland Research)
Oral Medicine (Geriatrics/Gerontology and Infectious Diseases)

Selected Publications

  1. Yeh C-K; Ghosh PM; Gang H; Liu Q; Lin A; Zhang B-X; Katz MS. - Adrenergic activation of the extracellular regulated protein kinases in a human parotid cell line (HSY): Role of cAMP and EGFR transactivation” Am. J. Physiol. 288: C1357-1366, 2005.
  2. Dodds MWJ; Johnson DA; Yeh C-K.  Health benefits of  salvia: a review. J. Dent. 33: 223-233, 2005.
  3. Zhang B-X; Ma, X; Zhang W; Yeh C-K; Lin AL; Luo J; Sprague E;  Swerdlow R; Katz MS. Polyunsaturated fatty acids mobilize intracellular calcium in NT2 human teratocarcinoma cells by causing release of calcium from mitochondria. Am. J. Physiol. (Cell Physiol) 290: C1321-1333, 2006.
  4. Lin AL; Johnson, DA; Sims, CA; Stephan, KT; Yeh, C-K Salivary Gland Function in HIV-Infected Patients Treated with Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART). Oral Surg. Oral Med. Oral Pathol. Oral Radiol. Endod. 102: 318-324, 2006.
  5. Zhang B-X; Ma X; Shu Z; Yeh C-K; Swerdlow RH; Katz MS. Differential regulation of intracellular calcium oscillations by mitochondria and gap junctions. Cell Biochem.Biophys., 2005 Cell Biochem Biophys 44(2): 187-204, 2006.
  6. Wang J; Voutetakis A; Mineshiba F; Illei GG; Dang H; Yeh C-K; Baum BJ. The effect of serotype 5 adenoviral and serotype 2 adeno-associated viral vector- mediated gene transfer to salivary glands on the composition of saliva. Human Gene Therapy, 17: 45-463, 2006.
  7. Dang H; Dehghan PL; Goodwiler K; Chen S; Zardeneta G; Zhang B-X; Yeh, C-K. Inhibition of CD95-mediated apoptosis through b1 integrin in the HSG epithelial cell line. Cell Communication and Adhesion 13:223-232, 2006.
  8. Chamberlain CK; Cornell JE; Saunders MJ; Hatch JP; Shinkai RS; Yeh, C-K. Intraoral tactile sensation and aging in a community based population. Aging: Clin Exp Res 19(2): 85-90, 2007.
  9. Dang H; Elliott JJ; Lin AL; Zhu B; Katz MS; Yeh C-K. Upregulation and activation of mitogen activated protein kinases during rat parotid gland atrophy and regeneration: Role of EGF and β2-adrenergic receptors. Differentiation (in press) (12/20/07 online published).