Chen Yuan Wen

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This study examined NADPH-d and nNOS expression in the SCG of hamsters. By light microscopy, numerous NADPH-d/NOS positive processes were widely distributed in the ganglion. Ultrastructurally, the NADPH-d reaction product was associated with the membranous organelles of neuronal soma, dendrites, myelinated fibres, small granular cells, and axon profiles(More)
The morphometric and quantitative changes associated with the differentiation of amoeboid microglia into ramified microglial cells in the corpus callosum of rats between 21 d postconception (E21) and 15 d postnatally are described. Using lectin labelling, 5 morphological types of labelled cells (R, SP, KLP, TLP, AP) based on cell body shape, the(More)
Immuno-electron microscopy specifically enhanced with silver staining has been used to demonstrate the localization of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) in the ependymocytes of the hamster subcommissural organ (SCO). Hamster SCO consists of the ependymal and hypendymal cell layers, the latter being arranged as rosette-like structure across the(More)
Oxidative stress and massive production of nitric oxide (NO) have been implicated in the neuropathogenesis following peripheral nerve injury. This study was aimed to ascertain whether melatonin would exert its neuroprotective effect on the lesioned hypoglossal neurons after peripheral axotomy, since it is known to reduce the oxidative damage in a variety of(More)
The distribution of various morphological forms of microglia stained with lectin in different regions of postnatal rat brain was examined in 2 planes of section, coronal and sagittal. In the coronal sections (mediolateral plane) taken at the level of the optic chiasma, the lectin-labelled cells were examined in the gustatory (GU), lateral somatosensory(More)
Using anterograde transport of WGA-HRP and the experimental degeneration method for identification of corticocuneate (CCT) and primary afferent (PAT) terminals in conjunction with gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA) and glutamate immunocytochemistry, this study has demonstrated that the GABA-immunoreactive (GABA-IR) neurons in the rat cuneate nucleus were(More)
This study was aimed to clarify whether the cuneothalamic relay neurons (CTNs) in the rat cuneate nucleus contained glycine or whether the neurons were modulated directly by presynaptic glycine-IR terminals. For this purpose, retrograde transport of wheat germ agglutinin conjugated with horseradish peroxidase (WGA-HRP) and immunoperoxidase labelling for(More)
This study investigates the synaptic relation between gamma-aminobutyric acid-immunoreactive (GABA-IR) and cuneothalamic relay neurons (CTNs) in the rat cuneate nucleus. Retrograde transport of wheat germ agglutinin conjugated with horseradish peroxidase complex (WGA-HRP) was used to label CTNs while anti-GABA immunogold serum was used for the detection of(More)
The distribution of glycine-immunoreactive (glycine-IR) neurons and their associated axon terminals in the rat cuneate nucleus was studied using antiglycine postembedding immunoperoxidase labelling and immunogold staining, respectively. The immunoperoxidase-labelled glycine-IR neurons were widely distributed in the entire rostrocaudal extent of the nucleus.(More)
This study was aimed to clarify whether the primary afferent terminals (PATs), GABAergic terminals, and glutamatergic terminals made direct synaptic contacts with glycine-IR neurons in the cuneate nucleus of rats. In this connection, injection of the anterograde tracer WGA-HRP into brachial plexus, antiglycine preembedding immunoperoxidase, and anti-GABA,(More)