Kwak Shin

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AMPA receptor-mediated neuronal death is initiated by exaggerated Ca2+ influx through AMPA receptor channels, and the Ca2+ permeability of the AMPA receptor ion channel depends strongly upon the presence or absence in its composition of an edited GluR2 subunit whose glutamine (Q) residue is substituted by arginine (R) at the Q/R site due to RNA editing. The(More)
A single systemic administration of acromelic acid, a novel kainate analogue (kainoid), induces a series of characteristic behavioral changes in association with selective damage of interneurons in the caudal spinal cord in adult rats. When an effective dose of acromelic acid (5 mg/kg) was systemically administered, forced extension of hindlimbs with or(More)
A single systemic injection of acromelic acid, a novel kainate analogue, caused long-lasting spastic paraparesis in the rat. Two rats that developed paraparesis were neuropathologically examined one week and three months after the injection, respectively. Numerous degenerated neurons with marked reactive gliosis were scattered in the gray matter of the(More)
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