Chih-Ching Yang

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N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor activated by glutamate/glycine is located in the kidneys. The NMDA receptor subunit NR1 is increased in damaged renal tissue. This study explored the role of NMDA receptors in ischemia-reperfusion-induced renal dysfunction in rats. With Western blot analysis and renal functional assay, NMDA receptor expression was(More)
Deep-sea water (DSW), which is rich in micronutrients and minerals and with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities, may be developed as marine drugs to provide intestinal protection against duodenal ulcers. We determined several characteristics in the modified DSW. We explored duodenal pressure, oxygenation, microvascular blood flow, and changes in pH(More)
Increased oxidative stress induces inflammation to several tissues/organs leading to cell death and long-term injury. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic, and autophagic regulatory functions has been widely used as preventive or therapeutic strategy in modern medicine. Oxidative stress and inflammation have(More)
Acute urinary bladder distension (AUBD) and colorectal distension (CRD) activated mechanical afferents from the urinary bladder and colon and the activated afferent signaling affected visceral organ behavior. AUBD and CRD have been reported to affect the arterial blood pressure (ABP) response in the rat. We hypothesized that AUBD and CRD may influence the(More)
Traditional microscopes are used as basic tools for histology education and have caused many problems in schools. Due to the advances of information technology, some virtual microscopy systems (VM systems) have been developed over years for educational purposes. The VM systems have been proven in the literature to be useful and helpful for students'(More)
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