Chunsheng Feng

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OBJECTIVES The molecular mechanism of postoperative cognitive dysfunction is largely unknown. Isoflurane has been shown to promote Alzheimer's disease neuropathogenesis. We set out to determine whether the effect of isoflurane on spatial memory is associated with amyloid-beta (A-beta) levels and tau phosphorylation in aged rats. METHODS Eighteen-month-old(More)
Cognitive dysfunction after propofol anesthesia has been previously found. The underlying mechanisms of this sequel remain unclear. Insoluble proteins as major targets of anesthetics participated in various pathophysiological processes. This study aimed to provide evidence that changes in insoluble proteome in rat hippocampus may be involved in molecular(More)
The effects of early relief of heavy bilateral carotid stenosis and ischemic postconditioning on hippocampus CA1 neurons are still unclear. In this study, we used a rat model to imitate severe bilateral carotid stenosis in humans. The rats were divided into sham group, carotid stenosis group, stenosis relief group and ischemic postconditioning group.(More)
AIM To investigate the antinociceptive effect of adenosine agonist R-phenylisopropyl-adenosine (R-PIA) given to conscious rats by intracerebroventricular (ICV) and intrathecal (IT), and identify the effect of R-PIA on minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) of halothane with pretreatment of A1 receptor antagonist 8-cyclopentyl-1,3-dipropylxanthine (DPCPX) or(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of propofol on the synaptic long-term potentiation (LTP) in the CA(1) area of rats hippocampal slices and the possible mechanisms of its effect, and to elucidate the mechanisms underlying the effect of propofol on memory. METHODS Hippocampal slices (400 microm thick) were obtained from male Sprague-Dawley rats (2 month(More)
A case of 65 year-old Chinese male patient with severe tracheal stenosis due to a massive substernal goiter, is presented. MRI and CT scan revealed that the massive substernal goiter was 9.3 × 6.1 × 4.7 cm in size, displacing the trachea and adjacent large vessels to the patient's right contributing to severe intrathoracic trachea compression up to 6 cm in(More)
The instability of PEGylated polylactide micelles is a challenge for drug delivery. Stereocomplex interaction between racemic polylactide chains with different configurations provides an effective strategy to enhance the stability of micelles as the nanocarriers of drugs. In this work, a stereocomplex micelle (SCM) self-assembled from the amphiphilic(More)
Oxidative stress, which is characterized by excessive production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), is a common pathway that results in neuronal injury or death due to various types of pathological stress. Although lycopene has been identified as a potent antioxidant, its effect on hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)‑induced neuronal damage remains unclear. In the(More)
Protein aggregation has been proved to be a pathological basis accounting for neuronal death caused by either transient global ischemia or oxygen glucose deprivation (OGD), and inhibition of protein aggregation is emerging as a potential strategy of preventing brain damage. Trehalose was found to inhibit protein aggregation caused by neurodegenerative(More)
Zinc (Zn) is known to play crucial roles in numerous brain functions including learning and memory. Zn deficiency is believed to be widespread throughout the world, particularly in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). A number of studies have shown that volatile anesthetics, such as isoflurane, might be potential risk factors for the development of AD.(More)