Hui-Bin Chen

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Depression, a severe psychiatric disorder, has been studied for decades, but the underlying mechanisms still remain largely unknown. Depression is closely associated with alterations in dendritic spine morphology and spine density. Therefore, understanding dendritic spines is vital for uncovering the mechanisms underlying depression. Several chronic stress(More)
Neuroimaging studies show that patients with major depression have reduced volume of the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC). Although the serotonin (5-HT) 2A receptor, which is abundant in the OFC, has been implicated in depression, the underlying mechanisms in the development of stress-induced depression remain unclear. Kalirin-7 (Kal7) is an essential component(More)
The present study was to investigate the role of the quinolinic acid (QUIN) and its relationship with N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) receptor and metabotropic glutamate receptor 1 (mGluR1) in depression induced by chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) in hippocampus. CUMS-induced depression model was established in Sprague-Dawley rats. Intrahippocampal(More)
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