Jiun-Sheng Chris Lin

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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 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)
Our purpose in this study was (i) to measure trabecular bone structure using fractal analysis of distal radius radiographs in subjects with and without osteoporotic hip fractures, and (ii) to compare these measures with bone mineral density (BMD) as well as with measures of trabecular bone structure derived from high resolution magnetic resonance (MR)(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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND Epidermal growth factor (EGF) and its receptor (EGFR) are part of an important signaling pathway that is involved in the pathogenesis of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). We hypothesized that EGF/EGFR genetic polymorphisms might have a prognostic impact on disease-free survival and overall survival (OS) in locally advanced(More)
We, and others, have previously demonstrated that N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor is involved in hypoxia or ischemia-mediated responses. We found that the NMDA antagonist ketamine attenuates cortical nitric oxide release during cerebroischemia. It has been reported that ethanol (EtOH) antagonizes NMDA-induced responses in various systems. In the(More)
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the modulatory actions of adrenoreceptor agonists on N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-induced pressor effect in rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM). These drugs were locally applied into RVLM of urethane-anesthetized Sprague-Dawley rats through multibarrel pipettes. Microinjection of NMDA increased the(More)