Er-Tao Chen

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OBJECTIVES Despite the widespread use of optic nerve injury models to simulate central nervous system injury, model protocols vary from laboratory to laboratory, making it difficult to directly compare findings between studies. METHODS To standardize the optic nerve crush injury model, the commercially available Yasargil aneurysm clip, which provides a(More)
Neural stem cell-based therapy is a promising option for repair after injury. However, poor stem cell proliferation and insufficient differentiation of the stem cells into neurons are still difficult problems. The present study investigated whether transplantation of neural stem cells (NSCs) genetically modified to express Wnt3a is a promising approach to(More)
Angiogenesis plays an essential role in tumor growth and metastasis and is a promising target for cancer therapy. c-Met, a receptor tyrosine kinase, and its ligand, hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), are critical in cellular proliferation, motility, invasion, and angiogenesis. The present study was designed to determine the role of c-Met in growth and(More)
Stromal cell-derived factor-1α (SDF-1α) plays an important role after injury. However, little is known regarding its temporal and spatial expression patterns or how it interacts with glial cells after optic nerve crush injury. We characterized the temporal and spatial expression pattern of SDF-1α in the retina and optic nerve following optic nerve crush and(More)
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