Hong-gang Zhao

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To clarify the role of phosphorylated extracellular signal-regulated kinases (pERK1/2) in the neuroprotection of limb ischemic preconditioning (LIP) in rats, we investigated the expression of pERK1/2 using Western blot and flow cytometry in the hippocampus after LIP and the effect of pERK1/2 inhibitor PD 98059 on the neuroprotection of LIP against delayed(More)
Pharmacologically blocking or stimulating studies have showed the crucial role of adenosine receptors in the protective effect of cerebral ischemic preconditioning (CIP). However, little is know about whether the adenosine receptors are up-regulated in the process. In the present study, changes in expression of adenosine receptors in the CA1 hippocampus(More)
The present study was undertaken to observe in vivo changes of expression and phosphorylation of ERK1/2 proteins during brain ischemic preconditioning and effects of inhibiting generation of nitric oxide (NO) on the changes to determine the role of ERKs in the involvement of NO participating in the acquired tolerance. Fifty-five Wistar rats were used. Brain(More)
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder whose etiology is not understood. The 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-treated mouse model is widely used for studying PD. The present study was undertaken to investigate the effect of hydroxysafflor yellow A (HSYA) on MPTP-induced neurotoxicity in mice. Pretreatment(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of limb ischemic preconditioning (LIP) on apoptosis of pyramidal neurons in the CA1 hippocampus induced by global cerebral ischemia-reperfusion in rats. Forty-six rats whose bilateral vertebral arteries were occluded permanently were assigned to one of four groups: sham group, limb ischemia group,(More)
To explore the role of NO in the induction of brain ischemic tolerance (BIT) in vivo, the effect of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitor L-NAME on the induction of BIT induced by cerebral ischemic preconditioning (CIP) was investigated in the hippocampal CA1 subfield in CIP and ischemic insult models established by rat four-vessel occlusion using brain(More)
AIM To investigate the effects of the duration of cerebral ischemic preconditioning(CIP) and interval between CIP and the subsequent ischemic insult on the protection of CIP against delayed neuronal death (DND) in the CA1 hippocampus normally induced by brain ischemic insult. METHODS Four-vessel occlusion cerebral ischemic model of rats (54) was used. The(More)
Brief limb ischemia was reported to protect neurons against injury induced by subsequent cerebral ischemia-reperfusion, and this phenomenon is known as limb ischemic preconditioning (LIP). To explore the role of nitric oxide (NO) in neuroprotection of LIP in rats, we observed changes in the content of nitric oxide (NO) and activity of NO synthase (NOS) in(More)
AIM To explore the effects of limb ischemic preconditioning (LIP) on cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injuries. METHODS Thirty six wistar rats, of which bilateral vertebral arteries were occluded permanently, were randomly divided into the following 6 groups: control group, cerebral ischemic group, limb ischemic group, LIP 0 d group (cerebral ischemia was(More)
The present study aimed to explore the mechanism underlying the protective effects of hydrogen sulfide against neuronal damage caused by cerebral ischemia/reperfusion. We established the middle cerebral artery occlusion model in rats via the suture method. Ten minutes after middle cerebral artery occlusion, the animals were intraperitoneally injected with(More)