Hong-Sheng Liang

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The reorganization of brain structures after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) insult is crucial to functional outcome. Although the pattern of neuronal rewiring is well-documented after ischemic stroke, the study of brain plasticity after ICH has been focusing on the enhancement of dendritic complexity. Here we hypothesized that functional restoration after(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to investigate whether an innovative growth factor-laden scaffold composed of acellular sciatic nerve (ASN) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) could promote axonal regeneration and functional recovery after spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS Following complete transection at the thoracic level (T9), we immediately transplanted(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effect of simvastatin on neurological functional recovery after traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and the possible molecular mechanisms, we evaluated simvastatin-induced proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells (NSCs) in vitro and in vivo and possible involvement of Notch-1 signaling in this process. METHODS Adult Wistar(More)
BACKGROUND Research into retinal ganglion cell (RGC) degeneration and neuroprotection after optic nerve injury has received considerable attention and the establishment of simple and effective animal models is of critical importance for future progress. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS In the present study, the optic nerves of Wistar rats were(More)
Human fetal neural stem cells (hNSCs) are used to treat a variety of neurological disorders involving spinal cord injury (SCI). Although their mechanism of action has been attributed to cell substitution, we examined the possibility that NSCs may have neuroprotective activities. The present article studied the action of hNSCs on protecting neurons and(More)
Axonal regeneration and functional recovery after complete spinal cord injury (SCI) are limited in adult mammals. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether an innovative composite matrix made from a denuded human amniotic membrane (DHAM) seeded with bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) could promote axonal regeneration after SCI. We transplanted the(More)
OBJECTIVE To clarify the orientation, classification, and relationships of the greater superficial petrosal nerve (GSPN), and to provide a detailed description on the microsurgical anatomic features and some landmarks to its identification. METHODS A microsurgical anatomic dissection of the GSPN was studied in 40 specimens obtained from 20 adult cadaveric(More)
Glioblastoma multiform is one of the most common and most aggressive brain tumors in humans. The molecular and cellular mechanisms responsible for the onset and progression of GBM are elusive and controversial. The function of tumor suppressor candidate 3 (TUSC3) has not been previously characterized in GBM. TUSC3 was originally identified as part of an(More)
BACKGROUND A solid knowledge associated with lumbar drainage (LD)-related infections in spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) patients is necessary and that would be useful in taking effective measures to cope with this complication. We aimed to describe incidence rates and risk factors associated with LD-related infections in SAH patients. METHODS A(More)
Hyperpneumatization of the temporal bone with extension into the occipital bone and even the parietal bones is a rare condition. We report a case in which the patient suffered periodically from a palpable mass in the parietal-occipital region which originated from extensive occipital bone pneumatization. Computed tomography examination revealed extensive(More)