Jing Yu Yang

Chun Fu Wu27
Pei Fei Gu6
27Chun Fu Wu
6Pei Fei Gu
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In the present study, we investigated the effect of morphine on the extracellular levels of glutamate in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) in freely moving rats using in vivo microdialysis coupled to high performance liquid chromatography and electrochemical detection. The results showed that either acute or chronic morphine treatment decreased the(More)
Morphine produces a variety of behavioral and biochemical changes related to its abuse. Our previous studies showed that Pseudoginsenoside-F11 (PF11), an ocotillol-type saponin existing in American ginseng, can antagonize pharmacological effects of morphine. To further investigate the effects of PF11 on morphine abuse and the underlying mechanisms, we(More)
Schizophrenia is a devastating illness of unknown etiology and the basis for its treatment rests in the symptomatic response to antipsychotics. It was found that some of the patients with schizophrenia elicited microglia activation. The present study used lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-activated mouse microglial cell line N9 as an in vitro model to mimic(More)
Recent studies have shown that oligomeric amyloid-β (oAβ) peptide can potentially activate microglia in addition to inducing more potent neurotoxicity compared with fibrillar Aβ (fAβ); however, its mechanisms of action remain unclear. This study was designed to investigate the possible mechanisms involved in the microglial activation induced by oAβ in BV-2(More)
Social isolation can induce psychological behavior changes. It is interesting to know whether there is sex difference in responding to social isolation or not. The present study compared the behavior difference between male and female mice isolated for 1-4 months. The results showed that the isolated male mice had higher accounts of locomotor activity than(More)
In the present study, pseudoginsenoside-F(11) (PF(11)), a saponin that existed in American ginseng, was studied on its protective effect on methamphetamine (MA)-induced behavioral and neurochemical toxicities in mice. MA was intraperitoneally administered at the dose of 10 mg/kg four times at 2-h intervals, and PF(11) was orally administered at the doses of(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Xiaochaihutang (XCHT) has been used in China for thousands of years to treat "Shaoyang syndrome", which involves depressive-like symptoms. However, few studies have investigated its antidepressant effects and pharmacological mechanism of action. The present study was designed to confirm the antidepressant effect of XCHT using(More)
Pseudoginsenoside-F11 (PF11), a component of Panax quinquefolism (American ginseng), plays a lot of beneficial effects on disorders of central nervous system. In this paper, the neuroprotective effect of PF11 on Parkinson's disease (PD) and the possible mechanism were investigated in a rat PD model. PF11 was orally administered at 3, 6, and 12 mg/kg once(More)
Oleamide (cis-9,10-octadecenoamide) is an endogenous sleep-inducing lipid and prototypic member of a new class of biological signaling molecules identified in recent years. In the present study, the anxiolytic-like effect of oleamide was studied in several experimental models of anxiety in group-housed and socially isolated mice. As the results show,(More)
We have investigated the influences of the light-dark cycle and the pineal gland on the hypnotic activity of melatonin in rats and mice. The results showed that melatonin significantly shortened time to sleep onset and wakefulness time, increased slow wave sleep, paradoxical sleep, and total sleep time in rats during the light phase of a 12-h light:12-h(More)