Kim-Fung Lin

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Beta-amyloid (Abeta) peptide has been suggested to play important roles in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Abeta peptide neurotoxicity was shown to induce disturbance of cellular calcium homeostasis. However, whether modulation of calcium release from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) can protect neurons from Abeta toxicity is not clearly(More)
Degeneration of neurons is a key problem in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and neuroprotection is a possible way to safeguard neurons from neurodegeneration. Polysaccharides isolated from Chinese medicinal herbs have been investigated extensively for their anti-tumor and immune stimulating effects. Yet, little is known about the effects of polysaccharides in(More)
Beta-amyloid (Abeta) peptide-induced neurotoxicity has been implicated in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The exact mechanism by which Abeta peptides trigger neuronal death is not well defined and may be related to an abrupt increase in intracellular calcium, leading to the activation of many pro-apoptotic pathways. While modulation of(More)
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