Jian-xin Zhai

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Positive modulators of glutamate alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole propionic acid (AMPA) receptors can enhance cognitive function in several species. The present experiments compared the actions of a novel biarylpropylsulfonamide compound, LY404187, with the prototypical benzoylpiperidine, 1-(quinoxalin-6-ylcarbonyl)-piperidine (CX516), on AMPA(More)
Arginine vasopressin (AVP), a nonapeptide hormone of posterior pituitary, reaches the central nervous system from systemic blood circulation with a difficulty because of the blood-brain barrier (BBB). The interest has been expressed in the use of the nasal route for delivery of AVP to the brain directly, exploiting the olfactory pathway. Our previous study(More)
The whole-cell patch-clamp technique was used to analyze the effects of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) and alosetron on cultured myenteric neurons from newborn guinea pigs. All neurons responded to 5-HT (EC(50) approximately 38.7 microM) with a concentration-dependent inward current (reversal potential = 7.1 +/- 1.7 mV) with a short latency and rapid decay.(More)
Oxytocin (OXT), a nonapeptide hormone of posterior pituitary, reaches the central nervous system from systemic blood circulation with a difficulty because of the blood-brain barrier (BBB). The interest has been expressed in the use of the nasal route for delivery of OXT to the brain directly, exploiting the olfactory pathway. Our previous study has(More)
Salmonella enterica, Staphylococcus aureus, and Shigella dysenteriae are the major water-borne and food-borne pathogens, and usually co-exist in very low numbers. Thus, a selective enrichment process is required for their simultaneous detection. Here, we report on the formulation of a selective enrichment broth, namely SSS broth, for the concurrent growth(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the mutation of the keratin 9 gene (KRT9) in a pedigree with epidermolytic plamoplantar keratoderma (EPPK). METHODS Blood samples were obtained from 4 affected and 3 normal individuals in this family. Mutation screening was carried out by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and direct DNA sequencing. RESULTS A heterozygous nucleotide C(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a detection method of the third-stage larvae of Angiostrongylus cantonensis by real-time PCR and high-resolution melt curve analysis. METHODS A pair of specific primers was designed based on the internal transcribed spacer 1 (ITS1) region of the nuclear ribosomal DNA of A. cantonensis. The third-stage larvae of A. cantonensis were(More)
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