Prof. Yuh-Min Song

Prof. Yuh-Min Song

Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Chinese Taipei



1982 Ph.D., China Medical University, China

Publications (Selected)

  1. Yuh-Min Song, Wayne Huey-Herng Sheu, Wen-Jane Lee, Chung-Jung Wu, Chia-Hong Kao. Plasma Leptin Concentrations are Related to Body Fat Mass and Gender but not to Thyroid Dysfunciton. Kaoshiung Journal of Medical Sciences 15:119-126, 1999.
  2. Wayne Huey-Herng Sheu, Yuh-Min Song, Wen-Jane Lee, Ying-Erh Yao, Chun-Jou Lin, Li-Nien Tseng, Cho-Tsan Bau, Ching-Long Bai. Family Aggregation and Maternal Inheritance of Chinese Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Taiwan. Chin Med J (Taipei) 62:146-151, 1999.
  3. Shaur-Horng Yan, Wayne Huey-Herng Sheu, Yuh-Min Song, Li-Nien Tseng. The Occurrence of Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Adults. Internal medicine 39,10-14, 2000. (SCI)
  4. CJ Wu, Yuh-Min Song, WH Sheu. Tertiary hyperparathyroidism in X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets. Internal Medicine 39 (6): 468-471, 2000. (SCI)
  5. Min-Der Chen, Yuh-Min Song, Chung-Tide Tsou, Wen-Han Lin, Wayne Huey-Herng Sheu. Leptin Concentration and the Zn/Cu ratio in Plasma in Women with Thyroid
  6. Disorder. Biological Trace Element Research 75:99-105, 2000. (SCI)
  7. Min-Der Chen, Yuh-Min Song, P-Y Lin. Zinc may be a Mediator of Leptin Production in Humans. Life Science 66:2143-2149, 2000. (SCI)
  8. Min-Der Chen, Yuh-Min Song, P-Y Lin. Zinc Effects of Hyperglycemia and Hypoleptinemia in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetid Mice. Hormone and Metabolic Research. 32:107-109, 2000. (SCI)
  9. Yuh-Min Song, Min-Der Chen, Wayne Huey-Herng Sheu Effect of Acarbose Administration on Plasma Concentrations of Zinc and Copper in Patients with NIDDM. Kaoshiung Journal of Medical Sciences 16:187-191, 2000.
  10. P-Y Lin, Wen-Han Lin, Chung-Tide Tsou, Yuh-Min Song, Min-Der Chen. Effect of Zinc on Cellular Levels of Calmodulin and Cyclic Adenosine Monophosphate in the Adipocyte. Biological Trace Element Research 76:229-234, 2000.(SCI)
  11. Yuh-Min Song, Wayne Huey-Herng Sheu Pituitary Tumor Co-secreting Thyrotropin and Prolactin with Hyperthyroidism-Report of a Case. Kaoshiung Journal of Medical Sciences 16,203-209, 2000.
  12. Yuh-Min Song, W.-J. Lee, M.-D. Chen, C.-H. Kao, W.H.-H. Sheu. Methylprednisolone Increases Plasma Leptin Levels in Graves’ Hyperthyroidism Patients with Active Graves’ Ophthalmopathy. Hormone and Metabolic Research 32:277-282, 2000.(SCI)
  13. MD Chen, Yuh-Min Song, CT Tsou, WH Lin, WHH Sheu. Plasma concentrations of leptin and selected minerals do not differ in type 2 diabetic patients with or without sulphonylurea inefficacy. Diabetes Nutr Metab 13(5):284-286, 2000. (SCI)
  14. Yuh-Min Song, and MD Chen. A single determination of liver copper concentration my misdiagnose Wilson’s disease. Clinical Biochemistry 33:589-590, 2000. (SCI)
  15. Yuh-Min Song, Wayne Huey-Herng Sheu, Wen-Jane Lee. Acute Biochemical Variations Induced by Calcium Citrate and Calcium Carbonate in Type 2 Diabetic Patients. Journal of Diabetes and its Complications. 15:97-102, 2001.(SCI)
  16. Chen MD, Yang VC, Alexander PS, Lin PY, and Yuh-Min Song. Effects of Selected Minerals on Leptin Secretion in Streptozotocin-Induced Hyperglycemic Mice. Exp Biol Med. 226(9):836-840, 2001. (SCI)
  17. MD Chen, LF Ou, Yuh-Min Song. Postoperative plasma leptin levels in women undergoing suction lipectomy. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 76(11):1177-1178, 2001. (SCI)
  18. MD Chen, Yuh-Min Song. Effect of Lipid Infusion on Plasma Leptin and Neuropeptide Y Levbels in Women. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 77(12):1391-2, 1395 2002. (SCI)
  19. IT Lee, WHH Sheu, SY Lin, WJ Lee, Yuh-Min Song, HC Liu. Simvastatin Reduces Plasma Concentration of High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein in Type 2 Diabetic Patients with Hyperlipidemia. Journal of Diabetes and its Complications. 16: 382-385, 2002. (SCI)
  20. Yuh-Min Song, MD Chen. Zinc Supplementation Attenuates Thioacetamide-Induced Liver Cirrhosis and Glucose Intolerance in Mice. Biological Trace Element Research. 92:173-180, 2003. (SCI)
  21. HI Yu, WHH Sheu, Yuh-Min Song, HC Liu, WJ Lee, and YT Chen. C-reactive protein and risk factors for peripheral vascular disease in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Diabetic medicine 21, 336-341, 2004.
  22. MD Chen, Yuh-Min Song. Positive correlation between plasma concentrations in copper and leptin in healthy Kuwatis. (letter) Biol Trace Elem Res.100(1):95-96, 2004 Jul. PMID: 15258323.
  23. MD Chen, Yuh-Min Song. Liposuction Has No Sustained Effect on Obesity-Associated Glucose Intolerance. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2005 Feb;115(2):658-9. (SCI)
  24. MD Chen, Yuh-Min Song. An Infant with Acrodermatitis Enteropathica-Like Symptoms but without Hypozincemia. (correspondence) Pediatric Dermatology.22(3): 280-281, 2005 ( SCI)
  25. Yuh-Min Song, MD Chen. Relative Reduced Plasma Zinc Concentration in Middle-Aged but not Elderly Adults in Taiwan. Biological Trace Element Research. 101:97-102, 2005. ( SCI)
  26. MD Chen, Yuh-Min Song. Effect of Lingzhi on Plasma Glucoe Concentration.(Taiwanese Journal of Agriculture Chemistry and Food Scienc (October, 2005)
  27. Shai SE, Hsieh SR, Yuh-Min Song, Shen GH. Resection of follicular thyroid cancer metastasized to the left lower lobe of the lung extending into the left atrium as a huge intracardiac tumor. Thyroid. 2005 Dec;15(12):1417-8. No abstract available. (SCI)
  28. Tseng CH, Tseng CP, Chong CK, Huang TP, Yuh-Min Song, Chou CW, Lai SM, Tai TY, and Cheng JC. Increasing incidence of diagnosed type 2 diabetes in Taiwan: analysis of data from a national cohort. Diabetologia. 2006 Aug;49(8):1755-60. Epub 2006 Jun 21. (SCI)
  29. Lin H, Chen MC, Chiu CY,Yuh-Min Song, Lin SY Cdk5 regulates STAT3 activation and cell proliferation in medullary thyroid carcinoma cells. J Biol Chem. 2007 Feb 2;282(5):2776-84. Epub 2006 Dec 4.
  30. Yuh-Min Song , Pi-Yao Lin, and Ming-Der Chen. The Effects of Calcium Channel Blocker Benidipine and Calmodulin Antagonist W7 on GDP-Binding Capacity of Brown Adipose Tissue in Mice Biological Trace Element Research 2009 Mar;127(3):245-50. (SCI)
  31. Ming-Der Chen, Yuh-Min Song Tissue Metallothionein Concentrations in Mice and Humans with Hyperglycemia Biological Trace Element Research 2009 Mar;127(3):251-6. (SCI)
  32. Yuh-Min Song , Ming-Der Chen. Effects of Melatonin administration on plasma leptin concentration and adipose tissue leptin secretion in mice. Acta Biologica hungrica 2009 Dec;60(4):399-407. (SCI)
  33. Huang SC, Wu VC, Lin SY, Sheu WH, Song YM (Yuh-Min Song , Lin YH, Wu CC, Chang WD. Factors related to clinical hypothyroid severity in thyroid cancer patients after thyroid hormone withdrawal. Thyroid. 2009 Jan;19(1):13-20. Wang JS, Lin SY, Sheu WH, Lee IT, Tseng LN, Song YM. Effects of patient volume on quality of outpatient diabetes care. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2009 May;84(2):e27-9. Epub 2009 Mar 9.
  34. Pao-Wen Chang, Song YM, Shih-Yi Lin. A case of Aldosterone-Producing Adrenocortical Adenoma Complicated with a Post-Operative Adrenal Insufficiency. Formos J Endocrin Metab 2010; 2: 12-16.