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We describe clinical and pathological features of a case of paralytic rabies with acute axonal neuropathy that closely resembled axonal Guillain-Barre syndrome. This case emphasizes that there is overlap of both clinical and pathological features in paralytic rabies and axonal Guillain-Barre syndrome. These findings raise the possibility that infectious and(More)
The activity and protein expression of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and inducible NOS (iNOS) were investigated during the development of hypertension in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). SHR and Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKY) were studied at three different ages: 4, 14 to 17, and 63 weeks of age. After treatment with saline or lipopolysaccharide(More)
Heptylene-linked bis-(9-amino-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroacridine) (bis(7)-tacrine) is a potential palliative therapeutic agent for Alzheimer's disease (AD), on the basis of its superior acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibition and memory-enhancing potency relative to tacrine. In this study we report that bis(7)-tacrine exhibits a potentially complementary central(More)
The effect of serum from a patient with acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN) on cultured motor neurons was studied. The ventral spinal ventral tissue was isolated from embryonic rats and digested into dissociated cell suspension for culture in vitro. The cultured cells were stained with SMI-32, a non-phosphorylated neurofilment marker monoclonal antibody to(More)
A subset of patients of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) present with mutation of Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1), and such mutants caused an ALS- like disorder when expressed in rodents. These findings implicated SOD1 in ALS pathogenesis and made the transgenic animals a widely used ALS model. However, previous studies of these animals have focused(More)
Dorsal root ganglia from rat embryos were digested with trypsin to form single cell suspension. The cells were seeded on culture plates coated respectingly with poly-L-lysin (PLL), laminin (LN), PLL combined with LN, or collagen type I (CoI), then cultured in NB1 media. The cell survival and neurite outgrowth of cultured dorsal root ganglion cells were(More)
This study was aimed at developing a method of organotypic culture of spinal cord slice. The slice culture was prepared using lumbar spinal cord from 8-day-old rat. The survival of alpha-motor neuron was evaluated by the morphological observation and by monoclonal antibody SMI-32, a nonphosphorylated neurofilament marker and immunohistochemical staining.(More)
  • C Y Li, Z W Li
  • 1989
Intracellular recordings were made to investigate the responses of membrane potential to acetylcholine (ACh) on neurons in isolated toad dorsal root ganglion (DRG). In the 73 neurons examined, 67 were of type A, and the remaining 6 of type C cell. The resting membrane potential of these two types of cells was -67.5 +/- 1.3 mV (means +/- SE). During the(More)
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