Fu-zhuang Wang

Learn More
To inventory and characterize the two types of vagal afferents (both putative mechanoreceptors) in the muscle of the gastrointestinal tract, the authors injected wheat germ agglutinin-horseradish peroxidase into the nodose ganglia of rats that had received unilateral ventral rhizotomies to eliminate efferents. The gut, from the oral esophagus to the distal(More)
The effects of hypoxic preconditioning (HP) on changes in mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) and Bcl-2 expression in cultured hypothalamic neurons after severe anoxia were investigated. In the HP group, hypothalamic neurons, after a 4-day culture, were preconditioned daily under a hypoxic condition (1% O(2), 10 min) for 8 days; subsequently, the HP(More)
We have developed a dorsal intracranial surgery that is minimally invasive and gives excellent access to either afferent or efferent vagal rootlets to produce selective deafferentations or deefferentations in the rat. We have combined this new unilateral afferent rhizotomy with a contralateral celiac branch cut (to completely deafferent the intestines) and(More)
The arrival of nutrients in the gastrointestinal tract suppresses intake. To specify the neural pathways and receptor locations of this feedback, we examined the effects of intraduodenal infusions of 10 nutrients plus saline on short-term food intake of rats with selective deafferentations of vagal celiac branches. Three response profiles were observed: 1)(More)
The use of reverse flow island flaps for reconstructive surgery in the distal leg and foot represents an alternative to free flap transfer. This paper reports on the use of a reverse pedicled posterior tibial artery flap in four patients. The flap can reach any part of the foot.
Apomorphine (APO) has been shown to elevate the concentrations of serotonin (5-HT) and its major metabolite 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) in the mesostriatal but not the mesolimbic serotonergic systems. We have previously demonstrated that the serotonergic actions of APO were secondary to dopamine (DA) autoreceptor stimulation in the substantia nigra.(More)
It is known that hypoxic preconditioning (HP, a brief period of sublethal hypoxia) provides neuroprotection against subsequent severe anoxia, but the mechanisms of this increased tolerance have not been fully elucidated. A hypoxic preconditioning model was established by exposing a 4-day hippocampal culture to 1% O(2) for 20 min/day for 8 days. The(More)
The motor outflow of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) is differentiated into two major divisions, parasympathetic (PSNS) and sympathetic (SNS). Both are organized hierarchically into pre- and postganglionic levels, but classically the two divisions have been assumed to differ in their ratios of pre- to postganglionic neurons. The PSNS been characterized(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper is aimed to observe the long-term result of reconstruction of wrist joint by replacing distal end of radius with vascularized fibular head in patient of giant tumor. METHODS From July 1978 to November 1993, 12 cases of giant tumor of distal end of radius were treated by this procedure and followed up for 6 months to 15 years, and the(More)
The effects of limb bud-derived motoneurotrophins (LBMNTs) as seen in the motoneurons in the anterior spinal cord and sciatic nerve regeneration of adult rats, were evaluated in the present study. A nerve regeneration chamber with a nerve gap of 9 mm was created by suturing the proximal and distal ends of a random sciatic nerve into a silicone tube after(More)