Hai-feng Shu

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Increasing evidence indicates that there exists a reciprocal communication between the immune system and the brain. Interleukin 1beta (IL-1beta), a proinflammatory cytokine produced during immune challenge, is believed to be one of the mediators of immune-to-brain communication, but how it gets into the brain is unknown because of its large molecular weight(More)
OBJECTIVE To perform a meta-analysis to compare the safety and efficacy of propofol with midazolam for sedation of patients with severe traumatic brain injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS Studies were included in the meta-analysis if they met the following criteria: randomized controlled trial of sedative-hypnotic agents including propofol and midazolam;(More)
Experimental studies have demonstrated significant secondary damage (including cell apoptosis, blood–brain barrier disruption, inflammatory responses, excitotoxic damage, and free radical production) after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Quercetin is a natural flavonoid found in high quantities in fruits and vegetables, and may be a potential antioxidant and(More)
PC12 cell line has been widely used in a diverse array of neurophysiological studies including in exploration of oxygen-sensing mechanism. In present study, we first identified with immunocytochemistry and Western blot methods that interleukin-1 receptor type I was expressed in the PC12 cells. We then demonstrated with patch clamping technique that(More)
  • Juan Fan, Bo Zhang, +8 authors Bai-ren Wang
  • Journal of neuroscience research
  • 2009
Although abundant evidence indicates mutual regulation between the immune and the central nervous systems, how the immune signals are transmitted to the brain is still an unresolved question. In a previous study we found strong expression of proinflammatory cytokine receptors, including interleukin (IL)-1 receptor I and IL-6 receptor alpha in the rat(More)
Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) likely results from abnormal migration of neural progenitor cells originating from the subventricular zone. To elucidate the roles in molecules that are involved in neural migration pathway abnormalities in FCDs, we investigated the expression patterns of transient receptor potential canonical channel 6 (TRPC6) and(More)
Stroke, either ischemic or hemorrhagic, is the leading cause of death and morbidity worldwide. Identifying the risk factors is a prerequisite step for stroke prevention and treatment. It is believed that a major portion of the currently unidentified risk factors is of genetic origin. Consistent with this idea, numerous potential risk alleles for stroke have(More)
Metastasis associated in colon cancer 1 (MACC1) has been regarded as a novel potential therapeutic target for multiple cancers. However, the impact of MACC1 in glioma remains unclear. The aim of this study was to analyze the correlation of MACC1 expression with the clinicopathological features of glioma. MACC1 mRNA and protein expression levels in human(More)
Cortical tubers are malformations of cortical development in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), and highly associated with pediatric intractable epilepsy. Recent evidence has shown that signaling mediated through vascular endothelial growth factor-C (VEGF-C) and its receptors, VEGFR-2 and VEGFR-3, has direct effects on both neurons and glial(More)
Focal cortical dysplasia type IIb (FCD IIb) and tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) are malformations of cortical development (MCDs) and are frequently associated with medically intractable epilepsy. Previous studies have indicated that developmental abnormalities during the early stages of cortical development contribute to the onset of these diseases. Bone(More)