Guang-Zhi Wu

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In this study, the role of valproic acid (VPA) in protecting motoneuron after brachial plexus root avulsion was investigated in adult rats. Sixty rats were used in this study, and underwent the brachial plexus root avulsion injury, which was created by using a micro-hemostat forceps to pull out brachial plexus root from the intervertebral foramen. The(More)
Numerous reports have shown that cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (Cdk5), a proline-directed serine/threonine kinase, critically contributes to the induction and maintenance of chronic pain induced by peripheral inflammation and nerve injury. Recent evidence has also suggested the critical role of an epigenetic mechanism in the setting of chronic pain. The present(More)
DNA damage triggers a network of signaling events that leads to cell cycle arrest or apoptosis. This DNA damage response acts as a mechanism to prevent cancer development. It has been reported that fatty acids (FAs) synthesis is increased in many human tumors while inhibition of fatty acid synthase (FASN) could suppress tumor growth. Here we report that(More)
Ribosomal S6 Kinase 2 (RSK2) is a member of the p90(RSK) family of serine/threonine kinases, which are widely expressed and respond to many growth factors, peptide hormones, and neurotransmitters. Loss-of function mutations in the RPS6KA3 gene, which encodes the RSK2 protein, have been implicated in Coffin-Lowry Syndrome (CLS), an X-linked mental(More)
Hourglass-like constriction has been previously associated with the main trunk of the radial nerve, with its branch of the posterior interosseous nerve, as well as the anterior interosseous nerve, a branch of the median and axillary nerve. Here, we report a case of hourglass-like constriction of the musculocutaneous nerve lesion that showed no recognizable(More)
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