Guilin Li

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While the effects of high dose X-irradiation on mitotically active progenitor cells and remyelination are well-documented, its effects on myelinating oligodendrocytes are less clear, due in part to divergent views on their mitotic capacity. To examine the effect of X-irradiation on oligodendrocytes, the spinal cord of rats was exposed to 40 Gy of(More)
Gliomas arising in the brainstem and thalamus are devastating tumors that are difficult to surgically resect. To determine the genetic and epigenetic landscape of these tumors, we performed exomic sequencing of 14 brainstem gliomas (BSGs) and 12 thalamic gliomas. We also performed targeted mutational analysis of an additional 24 such tumors and genome-wide(More)
BACKGROUND Depletion of calcium (Ca2+) from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) activates the ubiquitous store-operated Ca2+ entry (SOCE) pathway which sustains long-term Ca2+ signals and is critical for cellular functions. Stromal interacting molecule 1 (STIM1) serves a dual role as an ER Ca2+ sensor and activator of SOCE. Aberrant expression of STIM1 could be(More)
Tissue injury or inflammation of the nervous system may result in chronic neuropathic pain characterized by sensitivity to painful stimuli. P2X(3) receptors play a crucial role in facilitating pain transmission. Puerarin is an active compound of a traditional Chinese medicine Ge-gen, and Ge-gen soup has anti-inflammatory effects. The present research(More)
Neuropathic pain is the most difficult type of pain to cure. The P2X(2/3) receptors play a crucial role in facilitating the transmission of pain at neuropathic pain states. Emodin is a natural anthraquinone in rhubarb. The present research investigated the effects of emodin on the pain transmission in neuropathic pain states that was mediated by P2X(2/3)(More)
The pathogenesis of neuropathic pain is complex. P2X₂(/)₃ receptor plays a crucial role in nociception transduction of chronic pain. VEGF inhibitors are effective for pain relief. The present study investigated the effects of VEGF and VEGF receptor-2 (VEGFR2) on the pain transmission in neuropathic pain states that mediated by P2X₂(/)₃ receptor in primary(More)
Neuropathic pain is usually persistent and there is no effective treatment. Activation of P2X(3) receptor subtype in primary sensory neurons is involved in neuropathic pain. Sodium ferulate (SF) is an active principle from Chinese herbal medicine and has anti-inflammatory activities. This study observed the effects of SF on the hyperalgesia mediated by(More)
The WRKY transcription factors modulate numerous physiological processes, including plant growth, development and responses to various environmental stresses. Currently, our understanding of the functions of the majority of the WRKY family members and their possible roles in signalling crosstalk is limited. In particular, very few WRKYs have been identified(More)
SMC1A is a member of cohesin complex which has essential functions in cell cycle progression and DNA repair. Therefore, we choose SMC1A as a target gene therapy of glioblastoma. It is well known that glioblastoma has very low survival rate because of ineffectiveness of conventional treatments. This study was designed to explore the possibilities of small(More)
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is thought to play an important role in nociceptive transmission or pain signals. ATP is implicated in peripheral pain signaling by acting on P2X receptors. ATP can act on cell bodies of primary afferent fibers. Opening of P2X receptor channels and subsequent membrane depolarization are generally regarded as a key element for(More)