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We investigated the feasibility of delivering exogenous genes into spinal cord using direct in vivo electrotransfection. Gene transfer to the spinal cord was accomplished via direct intrathecal injection of pE-GFP C1 vector, followed by five electric pulses for 50 ms at 200 V delivered intrathecally. The spinal cords were retrieved and analyzed with(More)
Paraplegia is a catastrophic complication of thoracic aortic surgery. At present, there is no effective mean to prevent the ischemia-induced spinal cord trauma. Gene delivery of neurotrophic factors may hold promises for prevention of spinal injury. In the present study, we evaluated the effect of glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) gene(More)
BACKGROUND Edwards syndrome (ES) is a severe chromosomal abnormality with a prevalence of about 0.8 in 10,000 infants born alive. The aims of this study were to identify candidate proteins associated with ES pregnancies from amniotic fluid supernatant (AFS) using proteomics, and to explore the role of biological networks in the pathophysiology of ES. (More)
In this study, we evaluated the levels of nitric oxide synthase, both neuronal and induced (nNOS and iNOS, respectively), cyclooxygenase-1 and 2 (COX-1 and COX-2) and protein kinase C gamma (PKCgamma) and correlated these with algogenic behavior following spinal kainic acid (KA) receptor activation in rats. Thirty adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were(More)
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