Bang-Bao Tao

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The G-protein coupled receptor 40 (GRP40) is a transmembrane receptor for free fatty acids, and is known for its relation to insulin secretion in the pancreas. Recent studies demonstrated that spatial memory and hippocampal long-term potentiation of rodents and cognitive function of humans are improved by a dietary supplementation with arachidonic and/or(More)
Gliomas are the most common neoplasms in the central nervous system. The lack of efficacy of glioma therapies necessitates in-depth studies of glioma pathology, especially of the underlying molecular mechanisms that transform normal glial cells into tumor cells. Here we report that a deubiquitinating enzyme, ubiquitin-specific protease 2a (USP2a), and its(More)
BACKGROUND As an etiological treatment of trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and hemifacial spasm (HFS), microvascular decompression (MVD) has been popularized around the world. However, as a functional operation in the cerebellopontine angle (CPA), this process can be risky and the postoperative outcomes might not be good enough sometimes. OBJECTIVE In order to(More)
BACKGROUND Gliomas are the most common types of primary brain tumors in the adult central nervous system. TMEM140 is identified as an amplified gene in the human gastric cancer genome. However, the function of TMEM140 in gliomas has not been thoroughly elucidated. The aim of the current study was to determine the clinical significance of TMEM140 expression(More)
AIMS Several lines of evidence demonstrated that endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) confers protective effects during cerebral ischemia. In this study, we explored the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms of neuroprotection by eNOS. METHODS A series of in vivo and in vitro ischemic models were employed to study the role of eNOS in(More)
Gliomas are the most common and aggressive type of primary adult brain tumors. Although TREM2 mutation is reported to be related to Nasu-Hakola disease and Alzheimer's disease, little is known about the association between TREM2 and gliomas. Here, we reported that TREM2 was significantly overexpressed in glioma tissues compared with non-tumorous brain(More)
PCDH9, a member of the protocadherin superfamily, is frequently lost in many different cancer types. This study aimed to detect PCDH9 expression in glioma tissues. This study also assessed the effects of PCDH9 expression in two different glioma cell lines. This was accomplished by manipulating PCDH9 expression in these glioma cell lines. The data showed(More)
INTRODUCTION Papillary meningioma is a rare subtype of malignant meningiomas. The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the clinical, radiological, histopathological features and prognosis for papillary meningioma at our institutions. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ten patients with clinically, radiologically and histopathologically confirmed(More)
With its growth characteristic and chemoresistance, glioblastoma is the most deadly brain tumor. Twenty-five core genes that influence the chemosensitivity of glioblastoma were screened in our previous experiments, and Id2, the inhibitor of DNA binding 2, an oncogene encoding a helix–loop–helix protein, was identified. The elevated expression levels of Id2(More)
It has been brought to our attention that in Fig. two of the article [1], the immunoblots in the middle panel were incorrectly labeled as TREM2 instead of TMEM140. The correct figure is included below (Fig. 1), in which the immunoblots in the middle panel are labeled as TMEM140. This labeling correction does not affect the results or interpretation of the(More)
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