Feng-Chao Wang

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The conditioned medium from B104 neuroblastoma cells (B104CM) induces neural stem cells (NSCs) to differentiate into OPCs in vitro, which indicates that certain factor(s) contained within the B104CM must give instructional signals that direct OPC differentiation of NSCs. However, the OPC-inductive factor(s) present within the B104CM has not been well(More)
Steroid receptor coactivator-3 (SRC-3) is a multifunctional protein that plays an important role in mammary gland growth, development, and tumorigenesis. In this study, SCR-3 gene knockout mice were used to study the effects of SCR-3 on the immunosuppression accompanied with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). Bacterial clearance assay was(More)
BACKGROUND Transplantation of oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) is an attractive therapy for demyelinating diseases. Cyclosporin A (CsA) is one of the foremost immunosuppressive agents and has widespread use in tissue and cell transplantation. However, whether CsA affects survival and differentiation of engrafted OPCs in vivo is unknown. In this study,(More)
The PKC signaling pathway has been implicated in diverse cellular functions. Here, we sought to investigate the role of PKC-alpha÷beta in C6 glioma cell migration. We found that both PKC-alpha and PKC-beta were expressed by C6 glioma cells, but only PKC-alpha was markedly activated in serum-treated C6 cells. Go6976, a PKC-alpha÷beta specific inhibitor, was(More)
Oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) are bipotential progenitor cells that can differentiate into myelin-forming oligodendrocytes or functionally undetermined type II astrocytes. Transplantation of OPCs is an attractive therapy for demyelinating diseases. However, due to their bipotential differentiation potential, the majority of OPCs differentiate into(More)
Oxidative stress-induced cell injury has been linked to the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders such as spinal cord injury, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis. Morroniside is an antioxidant derived from the Chinese herb Shan-Zhu-Yu. The present study investigated the neuroprotective effect of morroniside against hydrogen peroxide(More)
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