Damiao Zhu

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  • D S Du, T Zhu, +10 authors J Wang
  • 2013
BACKGROUND Excessive greater splanchnic nerve (GSN) activation contributes to the progression of gastric ischemia-reperfusion (GI-R) injury. This study was designed to investigate the protective mechanism of cerebellar fastigial nucleus (FN) stimulation against GI-R injury. METHODS The GI-R injury model was induced in rats by clamping the celiac artery(More)
The cholinergic system is believed to be associated with learning and memory functions. Lead (Pb2+) is a well-known neurotoxic metal that causes irreversible damage to the central nervous system (CNS). To investigate whether Pb2+ interferes with cholinergic modulation, we examined the effects of carbachol (CCh), a muscarinic cholinergic agonist, on synaptic(More)
Microdialysis in the intermediolateral column (IML) was employed to examine amino acids release induced by angiotensin II (ANG II) applied into the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM). Microinjection of ANG II (100 pmol, n = 11) into the RVLM significantly increased (P < 0.01) the release of aspartate (from 4.75 +/- 1.01 to 8.90 +/- 2.28 pmol/20(More)
Hypertension was induced in Sprague-Dawley and Wistar rats by irregular foot shocks combined with a buzzing noise for 2 h twice a day for 1-2 weeks. The plasma catecholamine, corticosterone, angiotensin II, glucose and lipids were found to increase in parallel. The acetylcholine (ACh) and choline acetyltransferase in rostral ventrolateral medulla (rVLM)(More)
The present study was undertaken to investigate the linkage between angiotensin-(1-7) [Ang-(1-7)] and the release of amino acid neurotransmitters in the the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) by techniques of microinjection, microdialysis combined with high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)-fluorescent detection. Unilateral microinjection of(More)
Experiments were performed on anaesthetized Wistar or Sprague-Dawley rats of both sexes. Microinjection of an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor physostigmine (0.4 microgram/0.1 microliter/site) or acetylcholine (ACh, 25 ng/0.1 microliter/site) into the rostral ventrolateral medulla (rVLM) caused an increase in blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR) and the(More)
Experiments were performed on Wistar or Sprague-Dawley rats of both sexes. Microinjection of corticosterone (10 or 40 ng/0.1 microliter/site) into the rostral ventrolateral medulla (rVLM) caused an increase in systolic blood pressure (SBP), heart rate (HR) and pressor response induced by stimulation of the dorsal periaqueductal grey (dPAG) in the midbrain.(More)