Jing-hui Song

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Pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines play an important role in Alzheimer's disease (AD), and common polymorphisms of genes controlling their production have been shown to be associated with the susceptibility to sporadic AD. Interleukin (IL)-18 is a potent pro-inflammatory cytokine of the IL-1 superfamily, and increasing evidences indicate a crucial role(More)
Ischemic stroke (IS) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality around the world. Interleukin-18 (IL-18) plays an important role in the pathogenesis of IS and IL-18 promoter polymorphisms have been shown to be associated with levels of expression of IL-18. We investigated the association of two functional polymorphisms in IL-18 promoter, -607C/A(More)
PICALM might play an important role in AD pathology through participating in altering synaptic vesicle cycling or APP endocytosis. A recent genome-wide study (GWAS) identified a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs3851179 in the 5' to the PICALM gene strongly associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) in Caucasians. In order to assess the involvement of(More)
Interleukin-33 (IL-33), a newly described member of the IL-1 family, is located on chromosome 9p24, a chromosomal region of interest in Alzheimer's disease (AD) defined by many genome-wide studies. Three intronic rs1157505, rs11792633, and rs7044343 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within IL-33 have recently been reported to be associated with risk of(More)
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) has a neurotrophic support on neuron of central nervous system (CNS) and is a key molecule in the maintenance of synaptic plasticity and memory storage in hippocampus. However, changes of BDNF level and expression have been reported in the CNS as well as blood of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients in the last decade,(More)
BACKGROUND Stroke is the second most common cause of death in developed countries and a major cause of adult disability and mortality worldwide. New data strongly suggest that neuropeptide Y (NPY) may be a candidate gene for ischemic stroke. METHODS We investigated 450 ischemic stroke patients and 423 healthy controls matched for sex and age in a Han(More)
Present studies were carried out to decipher seizure-dependent changes in mitochondrial function and ultrastructure in rat hippocampus after status epilepticus (SE) induced by pilocarpine (PILO). Discernible mitochondrial ultrastructural damage was observed in the hippocampus. Enzyme assay revealed cytochrome oxidase (COX) activity significantly increased(More)
Increasing evidence indicates that the beta2-adrenergic receptor (beta2-AR) may play an important role in Alzheimer's disease (AD). We investigated the effect of two polymorphisms in the beta2-AR gene: Gly16Arg and Gln27Glu for the risk of sporadic Late Onset Alzheimer's Disease (LOAD) in 109 patients and 109 healthy controls matched for sex and age in a(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate influences of the functional polymorphisms of Cytochrome P450 isozymes 2A6 (CYP2A6), 2B6 (CYP2B6), and 2C9 (CYP2C9) on pharmacokinetics of VPA in vivo. PATIENTS AND METHODS In the study, we analyzed the genotypes of CYP2A6, CYP2B6, and CYP2C9 and their contribution to the steady-state standardized plasma VPA concentrations in 179(More)
Epilepsy, a common neurological disorder and cause of significant morbidity and mortality, places an enormous burden on the individual and society. Presently, most drugs for epilepsy primarily suppress seizures as symptomatic therapies but do not possess actual antiepileptogenic or disease-modifying properties. The mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin)(More)