Chia Chan Wu

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The avian tectorotundal system has been suggested as a homologue of the mammalian colliculopulvinar system. In the tectorotundal system, neurons of the stratum griseum centrale (SGC) of the optic tectum send their axons bilaterally to the nucleus rotundus (Rt). In transit to the Rt, the axons of the SGC neurons collateralize in the nuclei posteroventralis(More)
This study investigated the transport rate of the tracer, cholera toxin B subunit, within the retinofugal pathway of the chick hatchlings. Following intraocular injections, the chicks were allowed to survive for various time-periods. The immunoreactivity of cholera toxin B subunit was then examined in the retinofugal pathways. Two hours post-injection,(More)
Functional development of the rat whisker somatosensory system was studied by using the (14C) 2-deoxyglucose (2DG) metabolic mapping technique. Restrained rat pups had their left mystacial vibrissae stroked for 30 minutes and their brains harvested, sectioned, and autoradiographed from the level of the lower medulla to the frontal cortex. Subjects were(More)
The excessive release of glutamate is a critical element in the neuropathology of epilepsy, and bupivacaine, a local anesthetic agent, has been shown to inhibit the release of glutamate in rat cerebrocortical nerve terminals. This study investigated whether bupivacaine produces antiseizure and antiexcitotoxic effects using a kainic acid (KA) rat model, an(More)
The present study examined the efficiency of fluorescent carbocyanine dye 1,1'-dioctadecyl-3,3,3',3'-tetramethylinodocarbocyanine perchlorate and cholera toxin B subunit in tracing the crossed tectal projection to the nucleus rotundus of the thalamus (tectorotundal pathways) of paraformaldehyde-fixed and living chick embryos. The tracers were injected into(More)
Connections of the thalamo-hyperstriatal system of hatchling chicks were investigated using multiple injections of cholera toxin B subunit (CTb) in the wulst. In the diencephalon, cells with CTb-like immunoreactivity (CTb-LI) were seen bilaterally in n. dorsolateralis anterior thalami, pars lateralis dorsalis and ventralis, n. dorsolateralis anterior(More)
Capsaicin, a selective neurotoxin of unmyelinated C-fibers, was administered to neonatal rat pups at birth. Following a recovery period of 10 days, pups were injected with 2-deoxy-glucose (2DG) and subjected to repetitive mechanical stimulation to the left whiskerpad. Their brains were then harvested for autoradiography. The observed changes in 2DG uptake(More)
The avian retinotectofugal pathway has been suggested to be homologous to the mammalian retinotectofugal pathway. The projection of the nucleus rotundus upon the ectostriatum is equivalent to that of the pulvinar nucleus upon the extrastriate cortex in mammals. In this system, the optic tectum relays retinal input to the nucleus rotundus, which then ascends(More)
The humoral responses of Sprague-Dawley rats infected with Brugia pahangi were examined for up to 6 months after infection by ELISA, immunoblotting, and IFAT. In 2 experiments, 50% and 62.5% of rats developed patent, microfilaraemic infections. Mean adult worm burdens at autopsy were approximately 2% of the inoculum, and only patent rats yielded living(More)
  • Chia Chan Wu
  • Brain research. Developmental brain research
  • 1996
Sprague-Dawley rats neonatally treated with capsaicin exhibited significant changes in 2-deoxy-glucose uptake in the subcortical somatosensory structures following repetitive whisker deflection. There was an increased uptake in the spinal trigeminal nucleus pars caudalis and a decrease in the principal sensory nucleus and the ventral posteromedial thalamic(More)
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