J-M Yang

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Sustained endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress has been linked to cell death and the pathogenesis of many liver diseases, including toxic liver, cholestasis, and infectious liver disease. The cellular pathways that attenuate hepatic ER stress have been the focus of many recent studies, but the role of microRNAs (miRNA) in this process remains unknown. Here, we(More)
In the retina, rod signal pathways process scotopic visual information. Light decrements are mediated by two distinct groups of rod pathways in the dark-adapted retina that can be differentiated on the basis of their sensitivity to the glutamate agonist dl-2-amino-4-phosphonobutyric acid (APB). We have found that the APB sensitive and insensitive rod(More)
Both neuregulin 1 (NRG1) and its receptor ErbB4 are susceptibility genes for schizophrenia. Reduced synchronization of evoked oscillations in several cortical regions, especially in the prefrontal cortex, is associated with the core symptoms of schizophrenia. Recent studies have reported that NRG1 may affect the hippocampal oscillations. However, the role(More)
Since Hodgkin's first description of three classes of excitability in crustacean nerve axons (1948), theoretical studies have used mathematical models to demonstrate that small changes in the parameters describing ionic currents could result in transitions between classes of membrane excitability. However, these transitions have rarely been investigated(More)
Metabolites of two structurally related chemical carcinogens, benzo[a]pyrene and 1-nitropyrene, were compared for their ability to cause cytotoxicity and induce mutations in normally repairing or nucleotide excision repair-deficient diploid human fibroblasts; for their ability to induce mutations in a defined gene sequence, supF, when a plasmid containing(More)
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