L-M Zhang

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Surface plasmons are collective oscillations of electrons in metals or semiconductors that enable confinement and control of electromagnetic energy at subwavelength scales. Rapid progress in plasmonics has largely relied on advances in device nano-fabrication, whereas less attention has been paid to the tunable properties of plasmonic media. One such(More)
The effect of rhynchophylline (Rhy) on L-type Ca2+ channel current was studied in rat ventricular myocytes using patch-clamp whole-cell recording technique. When the holding potential was -40 mV, cells were depolarized to 0 mV for 250 ms at frequency of 0.5 Hz, Rhy 10 and 50 mumol.L-1 reduced verapamil-sensitive Ca2+ inward current by 60% and 80%,(More)
We examined the effect of type 2 diabetes on stroke-induced Alzheimer's disease-like pathological and behavioral changes in rats. Rats were treated for 2 months with high fat diet (HFD) followed by streptozotocin (STZ) injection to induce type 2 diabetes (HFD-STZ model). Middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) was used to induce cerebral focal ischemia.(More)
In the present study, whole-cell patch-clamp recording was used to study whether vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) had a regulatory effect on the potassium-channel currents. The outward delayed-rectifier potassium currents (I(K)) were recorded in acutely isolated hippocampal neurons from 14-day-old rat brains. A local application of VEGF at the(More)
The role of excitatory amino acid transporter 1 in neonatal rat neuronal damage was studied following hypoxia-ischemia. To induce hypoxia-ischemia injury, rats on postnatal day 7 were exposed to 8 % oxygen for 2 h following unilateral common carotid artery ligation. According to brain damage scoring based on Cresyl Violet staining, the neuronal damage(More)
Effects of rhyncophylline (Rhy) on the voltage-dependent potassium channels in isolated rat and guinea pig ventricular myocytes were studied by using patch clamp whole cell recording techniques. Rhy was found to reduce the steady-state outward current in rat ventricular myocytes when cells were depolarized from holding potential -40 mV to 0 mV. After(More)
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays a critical role in many aspects of neuronal biology and hippocampal physiology and pathology, and has been implicated as a potential therapeutic target in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). BDNF total mRNA and its six transcripts were compared in the hippocampal tissue of TLE patients with or without hippocampal(More)
Run-down of Ca2+ current was studied in isolated guinea pig ventricular cells and it was found to be attenuated by intracellular sodium. Calcium currents were recorded after activation of Na+ channels by a step pulse. The "run-down" in 30 min was significantly reduced compared with control cells. When NaCl (0.1-10 mM) diffused from the micropipette into the(More)
Nerve fibers containing dynorphin (Dyn) A(1-17)-like immunoreactivity were identified around cerebral arteries of guinea pig. The immunoreactive nerve fibers were richly distributed in anterior and middle cerebral arteries, but sparsely in posterior cerebral and basilar arteries. Histofluorescent study showed that large and small cerebral arteries were(More)
We report experimental signatures of plasmonic effects due to electron tunneling between adjacent graphene layers. At subnanometer separation, such layers can form either a strongly coupled bilayer graphene with a Bernal stacking or a weakly coupled double-layer graphene with a random stacking order. Effects due to interlayer tunneling dominate in the(More)