Chang Shu

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Warm‑supplementing kidney yang (WSKY) is an herbal prescription that has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for the treatment of psychiatric conditions. A previous study by our group found that WSKY significantly improved cognitive function of schizophrenia patients. In the present study, the effects of WSKY on cognitive function and their underlying(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the effect of BDNF on F-actin during the stimulation of IL-1β in hippocampal neurons. MATERIALS & METHODS We cultured hippocampal neurons from rat embryos. Cell stimulation was induced by IL-1β. Cell culture success was evaluated by an activity analysis of CCK-8, staining of gliocyte by immunohistochemistry. Changes in F-actin, BDNF(More)
Several evidences have suggested that the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene may be involved in the pathogenesis of bipolar disorder (BPD), but not all studies get the same result. The paper investigated two genetic polymorphisms of BDNF, C-270T and Val66Met, in a case-control design for their association with BPD. Sixty-seven patients of early(More)
This study aims to understand the level of contraceptive knowledge and attitudes towards contraception, and then to explore the association between the contraceptive behavior and unintended pregnancy in unmarried female university students in China. A cross-sectional study was conducted of university students in 49 universities across 7 cities in China from(More)
Inducing cellular dedifferentiation has been proposed as a potential method for enhancing endogenous regeneration in mammals. Here we demonstrate that phenotypic and functional neurons derived from adult rat bone marrow stromal stem cells (MSCs) can be induced to undergo dedifferentiation, then proliferation and redifferentiation. In addition to(More)
The present study aimed to investigate the role of abnormal body mass index (BMI, kg/m2) in the depression-CRP (C-reactive protein) relationship in a healthy middle-aged and elderly Chinese population. Analytical samples were drawn from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS), and participants were categorized by different BMI levels.(More)