Kuiming Yin

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The effect of ischemia produced by bilateral occlusion of the common carotid arteries (30 min) followed by 4 hours of reperfusion on total and inducible nitric oxide synthase (NOS) activity and the production of nitric oxide (NO), superoxide and peroxynitrite in the cerebral hemispheres was determined in the rat. Compared to sham-operated controls, cerebral(More)
Matrine (MAT) has been reported for its anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects. However, little is known about its effects on Th17/Treg cytokines and cognitive impairment in Alzheimer's disease (AD). In the present study, we injected Aβ 1-42 to the hippocampus of the rat to induce AD. Three groups of the AD rats were treated with MAT (25, 100 or 200(More)
BACKGROUND The neurotransmitter glutamate is involved in fast excitatory synaptic transmission in the mammalian brain. Glutamate released from presynaptic terminals must be removed rapidly from the synaptic cleft by high affinity, sodium-dependent glutamate transporters to keep the extracellular glutamate concentration low to protect neuron from glutamate(More)
BACKGROUND The spinal trigeminal nucleus and the dorsal horn of the spinal cord are the critical areas in relaying noxious impulses. They also contain large amounts of somatostatin-like immunoreactivities. Early publications focussed on immunohistochemical studies and were devoid of a detailed description of the distribution of somatostatin in the two(More)
To study the effects of glutamate transporters on the pathogenesis of brain infarct, pharmacological and histological analyses were carried out on the thrombotic focal ischemic model. Expression of mRNA coding for the glutamate transporter GLAST increased significantly in the penumbra at 72 h following the ischemia. Combined with confocal laser scanning(More)
Photochemical thrombotic ischemia model was used to study the possible roles of excision repair cross-complementing group 6 (ERCC6), a DNA repair gene, in the neuroprotection of dextromethorphan (DM), a NMDA antagonist, in ischemic brain injury. The results showed that no obvious ERCC6 mRNA expression was found in the perifocal area of irradiated cerebral(More)
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