Gordon Tin-Chun Wong

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Activation of PKCβ (protein kinase Cβ) plays a critical role in myocardial I/R (ischaemia/reperfusion) injury in non-diabetic rodents. In the myocardium of diabetes, PKCβ2 overexpression is associated with increased vulnerability to post-ischaemic I/R injury with concomitantly impaired cardiomyocyte Cav (caveolin)-3 and Akt signalling compared with(More)
Aims: CLARITY is a novel technique which enables three-dimensional visualisation of immunostained tissue for the study of circuitry and spatial interactions between cells and molecules in the brain. In this study we aimed to compare methodological differences in the application of CLARITY between rodent and large human post-mortem brain samples. In(More)
Several studies suggest a relationship between anesthesia-induced tau hyperphosphorylation and the development of postoperative cognitive dysfunction. This study further characterized the effects of continuous propofol infusion on tau protein phosphorylation in rats, with or without temperature control. Propofol was administered intravenously to(More)
This study was a double-blinded randomized control trial designed to investigate the hemodynamic effects of dexmedetomidine on prolonged tourniquet inflation. Thirty-seven patients scheduled for elective orthopedic surgery of the lower limb under general anesthesia were recruited. They were randomly assigned to receive intravenous dexmedetomidine (DEX, 0.5(More)
Exposure to anesthetic agents has been linked to abnormal tau protein phosphorylation, an antecedent to the development of neurofibrillary tangles. This study evaluates the direct and indirect effects of dexmedetomidine. Primary culture of cortical neurons established from Sprague-Dawley (SD) rat embryos were exposed to dexmedetomidine for 1 or 6 hours, and(More)
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