Eva Wang

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Although mature mammalian retinal ganglion cells normally fail to regrow injured axons, exposure to the molecular environment of the peripheral nervous system stimulates regenerative growth. The present study used dissociated rat retinal ganglion cells purified by immunopanning to identify peripheral nervous system-derived factors that promote axonal(More)
Excessive glutamate receptor activation is thought to be involved in the neuronal injury caused by stroke. Based on the hypothesis that N-acetyl-aspartyl-glutamate (NAAG) is a modulatory neurotransmitter or storage form of glutamate, we have pursued a novel strategy of therapeutic intervention, blockade of N-acetylated alpha-linked acidic dipeptidase(More)
Mechanical conditioning represents a potential means to enhance the biochemical and biomechanical properties of tissue engineered vascular grafts (TEVGs). A pulsatile flow bioreactor was developed to allow shear and pulsatile stimulation of TEVGs. Physiological 120 mmHg/80 mmHg peak-to-trough pressure waveforms can be produced at both fetal and adult heart(More)
Lateral hypothalamic (LH) stimulation produces antinociception in female rats in acute, nociceptive pain. Whether this effect occurs in neuropathic pain or whether male-female sex differences exist is unknown. We examined the effect of LH stimulation in male and female rats using conditions of nociceptive and neuropathic pain. Neuropathic groups received(More)
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