Guang-Zhou Lu

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Acupoint zusanli is one of the most effective points in traditional Chinese medicine. Needling point zusanli has a significant suppressive effect on jaw movement response (JMR) and electromyogram of digastric muscle (dEMG) induced by peroneal nerve stimulation. This effect is weakened or abolished by sectioning the peroneal nerve and blocking A-beta- and(More)
Dorsal column postsynaptic (DCPS) neurons in the lumbosacral enlargements of cats and macaque monkeys were retrogradely labeled by placing HRP on their severed axons within the dorsal columns. The enlargements of both species contained 800-1,100 labeled DCPS neurons. The DCPS projection is thus as large as the feline spinocervical tract. It is very probable(More)
Dorsal column postsynaptic (DCPS) spinomedullary neurons in the dorsal horn of spinal segments L6-S1 of adult cats anesthetized with sodium pentobarbital were identified by antidromic stimulation of cervical dorsal columns that were dissected free of, and electrically isolated from, the rest of the spinal cord. The neurons were categorized with respect to(More)
Arginine vasopressin (AVP), which is synthesized and secreted in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN), is the most important bioactive substance in the pain modulation. Our pervious study had shown that AVP plays an important role in pain modulation in caudate nucleus (CdN). The experiment was designed to investigate the source of AVP in CdN by(More)
Dorsal column postsynaptic ( DCPS ) spinomedullary neurons from the cat's lumbosacral enlargement were identified by antidromic stimulation of the cervical dorsal columns and stained intracellularly with horseradish peroxidase. The cell bodies were located in laminae III-IV. Their dendritic arbors were elongated rostrocaudally but narrow mediolaterally. On(More)
Dorsal column postsynaptic neurons in the lumbosacral enlargements of cats and a monkey were retrogradely labeled by placing horseradish peroxidase on their severed axons in the thoracic dorsal columns. After visualizing the retrogradely-labeled neurons, the tissue was immunocytochemically stained with an antiserum directed against serotonin. Immunoreactive(More)
Action potentials were recorded intracellularly from L4-S1 dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons of anesthetized cats. Based on the shape of their waveforms the action potentials were classified as either typical (n = 49) or atypical (n = 8). The atypical potentials were characterized by a slowly rising, well-defined early depolarization of small amplitude and(More)
Intracellular recordings were made from L7-S1 type A spinal ganglion neurons of anesthetized cats while electrical stimulation was delivered repetitively to their associated dorsal root and the sciatic nerve. The general response pattern of these neurons changed during stimulation at progressively higher rates. The changes were observable as jitter in onset(More)
Antidromic search stimuli were delivered to cervical (C2-C3) dorsal and dorsolateral funiculi that were dissected apart from one another and from the rest of the spinal cord. Fifty-six neurons were antidromically identified in the dorsal horn of the lumbosacral enlargement. Of these neurons, 23 were activated antidromically from both the dorsal columns and(More)
Recordings were made from L4-S1 spinal ganglion neurons of anesthetized cats while their associated dorsal root and the sciatic nerve were left intact, locally anesthetized, or locally anesthetized and sectioned. In all three experimental conditions spontaneous discharges were recorded. These discharges occurred in the absence of any electrical stimulation(More)
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