Ching-Jiunn Tseng

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It is known that enrichment of glutamatergic transmission in the nucleus tractus solitarii (NTS) plays an important role in central cardiovascular regulation. Our previous study demonstrated that nicotine decreased blood pressure and heart rate in the NTS probably acting via the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs)-Ca²⁺-calmodulin-eNOS-NO signaling(More)
Neuronal cell death and the failure of axonal regeneration cause a permanent functional deficit following spinal cord injury (SCI). Administration of recombinant glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) has previously been reported to rescue neurons following severe SCI, resulting in improved hindlimb locomotion in rats. In this study, thus, GDNF(More)
Carbon monoxide has been shown to act as a neurotransmitter and neuronal messenger in the brain. Heme oxygenase catalyzes the conversion of heme to carbon monoxide and biliverdin. We have recently reported that carbon monoxide was involved in central cardiovascular regulation. Carbon monoxide modulated the baroreflex and may affect glutamatergic(More)
Carbon monoxide (CO) has been identified as an endogenous biological messenger in the brain. Heme oxygenase catalyzes the metabolism of heme to biliverdin and CO. Recent studies have demonstrated that CO is involved in central cardiovascular regulation and modulates the baroreflex in the nucleus tractus solitarii of rats. The purpose of the present study(More)
Carbon monoxide has been identified as an endogenous biological messenger in the brain. Heme oxygenase catalyzes the metabolism of heme to carbon monoxide and biliverdin. Previously, we have shown the involvement of carbon monoxide in central cardiovascular regulation, baroreflex modulation, and glutamatergic neurotransmission in the nucleus tractus(More)
Effects of dopaminergic D1 (DAD1) and D2 (DAD2) receptors were examined in the sensitization of amphetamine (AMPH)-suppressed schedule-induced polydipsia (SIP). After training under a fixed-interval 60 sec schedule of food presentation in the presence of a water tube, rats received injections of different doses of AMPH 10 min prior to the test. It was found(More)
Hypertensive rats with chronic kidney disease (CKD) exhibit enhanced gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)B receptor function and regulation within the nucleus tractus solitarii (NTS). For CKD with hypertension, renal denervation (RD) interrupts the afferent renal sympathetic nerves, which are connecting to the NTS. The objective of the present study was to(More)
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is characterized by progressive increases in vascular resistance and the remodeling of pulmonary arteries. The accumulation of inflammatory cells in the lung and elevated levels of inflammatory cytokines in the bloodstream suggest that inflammation may play a role in PAH. In this study, the benefits of induced(More)
Background—The nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS) is the primary integrative center for baroreflex. Adenosine has been shown to play an important modulatory role in blood pressure control in the NTS. Our previous results demonstrated that adenosine decreases blood pressure, heart rate, and renal sympathetic nerve activity and modulates baroreflex responses in(More)
A series of experiments examined the effects of amphetamine (AMPH) at various doses administration for different length of time on a schedule-induced polydipsia (SIP) and possible associations with behavioral activation. Two stages of a two-week AMPH treatment were introduced with interposed interval of two months. In terms of behavioral activation, AMPH(More)
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