Lan-Wei Cui

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Ghrelin, an orexigenic brain-gut hormone promoting feeding and regulating energy metabolism in human and rodents, was reported to enhance both adult neurogenesis and hippocampus-dependent memory formation. However, it is still unclear whether ghrelin-induced hippocampus neurogenesis is responsible for its memory improvement. Using 5-bromo-2' deoxyuridien(More)
Nociceptin/orphanin FQ (N/OFQ) is the endogenous ligand for the opioid receptor-like-1 (ORL-1) orphan receptor, which is responsible for inhibition of delayed rectifier potassium current (I(K)). But its mechanism of N/OFQ acting on I(K) is not clear and whether PKC is involved in the modulation of this processing is still unknown. Whole-cell patch-clamp(More)
Nociceptin/orphanin FQ (N/OFQ) is an endogenous opioid-like heptadecapeptide involved in many neurocognitive functions, including learning and memory. Our previous report showed that N/OFQ inhibits the delayed rectifier potassium current (I(K)), and this effect is associated with protein kinase C (PKC) activation. Therefore, we wanted to determine if(More)
Diabetes mellitus is now fast emerging as one of the biggest health catastrophes the world has ever witnessed. It has huge global and societal implications, particularly in developing countries such as China and India [1]. China is now bring with it potential massive increase in type 1 diabetes (2-5% per annum increases in incidence in the world's most(More)
The modulation of ACh on delayed rectifier-like potassium currents (I(K)) was studied in freshly dissociated cerebral cortical neurons using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique. Wistar rats between 10- and 14-day old of both sexes were used. After rats were decapitated, their brains were quickly removed, iced, and then manually cut into 400 mum slices.(More)
The patch clamp recording technique in vivo is a blind patch clamp recording methods to record the current of the spinal or cereral neurons of anaesthesia ( or awake) animals. This technique can be used to study the synaptic function and plasticity in central nervous system in vivo in order to understand the physiological properties of the ion channels from(More)
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