Jian-Ting Lin

Learn More
In this study we found that cardiovascular effects were differentially regulated by N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) in the rostral ventral lateral medulla (RVLM) of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) compared to their normotensive controls (Wistar-Kyoto rats, WKYs). Adult SHRs and WKYs were anesthetized with urethane, cervically vagotomized, and placed in a(More)
In the present study, we evaluated the relationship between hypertension and the antinociceptive effect of clonidine in genetically hypertensive rats. Intraperitoneal (i.p.) administration of clonidine (0.69 mg/kg) produced hypoalgesia without lowering blood pressure in conscious spontaneously hypertensive (SH), spontaneously hypertensive-stroke prone(More)
In 24 patients with vascular dementia of Binswanger's type (VDBT) and 14 age-matched neurologically normal volunteers, we investigated the relationship between clinical features, white matter lesions (leuco-araiosis) and cerebral atrophy on computed tomographic (CT) scan, and regional cerebral blood flow. All subjects underwent the Mini-Mental State(More)
We explored a possible route of transmission of Kaposi's-sarcoma-associated herpes virus (KSHV) with nested and unnested PCR techniques. We looked for KSHV DNA sequences in semen of HIV-positive homosexual men and HIV-negative healthy semen donors. With unnested primers we found KSHV sequences in 21 of 33 (64%) homosexual men and in none of 30 healthy(More)
We report on a healthy female with a unique relapsing transverse myelitis accompanied by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infection. Magnetic resonance imaging showed cord enlargement and increased signal intensity on T1-weighted image with gadolinium enhancement from T-4 to T-10 during the first attack and from C-1 to C-2 during the second episode. She(More)
The purpose of this study is to investigate the hypothesis that ketamine, a non-competitive antagonist of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor, attenuates hypoxia-induced striatal dopamine release in vivo. High-speed chronoamperometric recording techniques, using Nafion-coated carbon fiber electrodes, were used to evaluate extracellular dopamine (DA)(More)
We and others previously reported that the antinociceptive effect of clonidine, measured by the hot plate method, was greater in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) than in Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKYs). In the present study, we found that the difference in clonidine-induced analgesia between these two strains was abolished after lesioning the presynaptic(More)
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) has been found to be linked to chromosome 4qter. A chromosome 4q35-ter marker, pFR-1 (subclone of the cosmid c51), has been recently isolated and used as a probe for mapping near, or within, the FSHD gene. To examine FSHD-associated DNA rearrangements in the Taiwan population, we used the pFR-1 probe to perform(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the interactions of sulfated (S) and unsulfated (US) cholecystokinin (CCK) and methamphetamine (MA)-induced dopamine (DA) overflow in rat striatum. High-speed chronoamperometric recording techniques, using Nafion-coated carbon fiber electrodes, were used to evaluate extracellular DA concentration. CCK-8S,(More)
Ten recruited soldiers developed acute left wrist drop and numbness on the back of the thumb after a three hour military shooting training. Neurological examination disclosed decreased muscle power (0-2/5) of left wrist dorsiflexion, hypalgesia and hypaesthesia on the radial side of the left hand, and diminished brachioradialis reflex. Electrophysiological(More)