Jian-Chien Heng

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The development of neuronal polarity and morphology is essential for a functioning nervous system. The present study was undertaken to explore whether blockade of specific channels alter neuronal morphology. Retinal ganglion cells were cultured in the presence of antagonists to NMDA, AMPA/kainate, L-, N-, P-, and Q-type voltage-dependent calcium channels(More)
PURPOSE Ethambutol is an essential medication in the management of tuberculosis. However, it can cause an optic neuropathy of uncertain etiology. Ethambutol toxicity was therefore studied in rodent retinal cells, and agents that might block its toxicity were considered. METHODS The toxicity of ethambutol and related agents was evaluated in rodent retinal(More)
Advances in high throughput sequencing technology have enabled the identification of transcription factor (TF) binding sites in genome scale. TF binding studies are important for medical applications and stem cell research. Somatic cells can be reprogrammed to a pluripotent state by the combined introduction of factors such as Oct4, Sox2, c-Myc, Klf4. These(More)
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