Jianhua Huang

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Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is causally related to systemic hypertension through sustained sympathoexcitation. The causes of this sympathoexcitation remain uncertain; however, substantial animal and human data suggest that cyclic intermittent hypoxia (CIH), as is experienced at night by patients with OSA, provides the causal link between upper airway(More)
Exposure to cyclic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) is associated with elevated arterial pressure and sustained sympathoexcitation, but the causes of the augmented sympathetic activity remain poorly understood. We recorded arterial pressure, heart rate, and renal sympathetic nerve (RSN) activity in conscious rats previously exposed to either CIH or Sham for 3(More)
To test the hypothesis that central changes in sympathoregulation might contribute to sympathoexcitation after cyclic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) we exposed male Sprague-Dawley rats to CIH or to room air sham (Sham) for 8h/d for 3 weeks. After completion of the exposure we assessed heart rate, mean arterial pressure and renal sympathetic nerve activity in(More)
Although large quantities of glutamate are found in the carotid body, to date this excitatory neurotransmitter has not been assigned a role in chemoreception. To examine the possibility that glutamate and its N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptors play a role in acclimatization after exposure to cyclic intermittent hypoxia (CIH), we exposed male(More)
Exposure to chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) as observed in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) elicits a sustained elevation of sympathetic activity and arterial blood pressure. Our overall hypothesis is that intermittent hypoxia might increase sympathetic activity, in part by altering neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) expression in the hypothalamus, where(More)
We describe an unusual case of selective IgA deficiency complicated by recurrent vasculitis of the central nervous system (CNS). The patient suffered from two episodes of CNS vasculitis, one of which was located in the cerebrum and the other in the cerebellum. The vasculitic process resulted in brain tumor-like lesions shown by computed tomography. There(More)
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