Jian-Kai Yang

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Cerebral edema is a major contributor to morbidity associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The methods involved in most rodent models of TBI, including head fixation, opening of the skull, and prolonged anesthesia, likely alter TBI development and reduce secondary injury. We report the development of a closed-skull model of murine TBI, which minimizes(More)
Previous animal and human studies have demonstrated that chronic treatment with several different antidepressants can stimulate neurogenesis, neural remodeling, and synaptic plasticity in the normal hippocampus. Imipramine is a commonly used tricyclic antidepressant (TCA). We employed a controlled cortical impact (CCI) mouse model of traumatic brain injury(More)
MicroRNA is an important regulator of glioblastoma. This study aims at validating microRNA-221 (miR-221) as a biomarker for glioblastoma, and understanding how miR-221 regulates glioblastoma progression. Using clinical samples, miR-221 expression was analyzed by quantitative reverse-transcriptase PCR (qPCR). SHG-44 cells were treated with anti-miR-221 or(More)
BACKGROUND In response to the injury of the central nervous system (CNS), the astrocytes upregulate the expression of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), which largely contributes to the reactive gliosis after brain injury. The regulatory mechanism of this process is still not clear. In this study, we aimed to compare the ephrin-B2 deficient mice with(More)
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