J -T Chen

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Fatigue could be induced following forced exercise, sickness, heat stroke or sleep disturbance and impaired brain-related functions such as concentration, attention and memory. Here we investigated whether fatigue altered the dendrites of central neurons. Central fatigue was induced by housing rats in cage with 1.5-cm deep water for 1-5 days. Three days of(More)
Head trauma and acute disorders often instantly compress the cerebral cortex and lead to functional abnormalities. Here we used rat epidural bead implantation model and investigated the immediate changes following acute compression. The dendritic arbors of affected cortical pyramidal neurons were filled with intracellular dye and reconstructed(More)
We studied the cytoarchitecture and dendritic arbors of the output neurons of the sensorimotor cortex of aged rats and found that although individual cortical layer became thinner, the overall cytoarchitecture and neuron densities remained comparable to those of young adults. To find out whether aging affects cortical outputs we studied the soma-dendritic(More)
The aim of present study was to examine the effect of a selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor SC-236 (4 mg/kg) on the simultaneous responsiveness of spinal wide-dynamic range (WDR) neurons and single motor units (SMUs) from gastrocnemius soleus muscles to mechanical stimuli (pressure and pinch) and repeated suprathreshold (1.5xT, the intensity(More)
Using ulnar nerve as donor and musculocutaneous nerve as recipient we recently demonstrated that end-to-end neurorrhaphy in young adult male Wistar rats resulted in good recovery following protracted survival. Here we explored whether anti-inflammatory drug- methylprednisolone, regeneration/myelination-enhancing agent- methylcobalamin and neurite(More)
Previous studies from our group have demonstrated that chronic aluminum exposure from parturition throughout life impairs both long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD) of the excitatory postsynaptic potential (EPSP) slope and reduces the population spike (PS) amplitude in the rat dentate gyrus in vivo. The present study sought to extend(More)
OBJECTIVES Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene amplification and the EGFRvIII mutation may have prognostic value in patients with glioblastoma. This meta-analysis was to determine whether EGFR gene amplification or the EGFRvIII mutation are predictors of survival in patients with glioblastoma and anaplastic astrocytoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
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