Meijuan Yan

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Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) is a water-soluble, anionic, quinonoid substance that has been established as an essential nutrient in animals. Owing to the inherent properties of PQQ as an antioxidant and redox modulator in various systems, PQQ is expected to be used in pharmacological applications in the near future. Although many recent studies have(More)
Src-suppressed C kinase substrate (SSeCKS) is involved in inflammation in the central nervous system (CNS), and plays a role in control of cell signaling and cytoskeletal arrangement. However, the expression and function of SSeCKS and its function in multiple sclerosis (MS) and its common animal model, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE)(More)
Src-suppressed C kinase substrate (SSeCKS), an in vivo and in vitro protein kinase C substrate, is a major lipopolysaccharide (LPS) response protein which markedly upregulated in several organs, including brain, lung, heart, kidney, etc., indicating a possible role of SSeCKS in inflammatory process. In the central nervous system (CNS), astrocytes play a(More)
Post-traumatic inflammation has been implicated in secondary tissue damage after spinal cord injury (SCI). beta-1,4-Galactosyltransferase I (beta-1,4-GalT-I) is a key inflammatory mediator that plays a critical role in the initiation and maintenance of inflammatory reaction in diseases. The aim of the current study was to investigate whether beta-1,4-GalT-I(More)
Glycosylation is one of the most important post-translational modifications. It is clear that the single step of beta-1,4-galactosylation is performed by a family of beta-1,4-galactosyltransferases (beta-1,4-GalTs), and that each member of this family may play a distinct role in different tissues and cells. In the present study, real-time PCR revealed that(More)
Astrocytes play a key role in regulating aspects of inflammation in the central nervous system. It was observed that nNOS had located in the nucleus of cultured cerebral cortical astrocytes of 7 days. In the present study, we found that carboxy-terminal PDZ ligand of nNOS (CAPON) mainly located in the nucleus of astrocytes stimulated with NO donor sodium(More)
Spy1, a member of the Speedy/RINGO family, is a novel activator of cyclin-dependent kinases known to mediate cell cycle progression and cell survival in response to DNA damage. This study focused on the role of Spy1 in glioma oncogenesis. Immunohistochemistry and western blot analysis were performed to examine the expression of Spy1 in human glioma tissues(More)
Spy1, as a member of the Speedy/RINGO family and a novel activator of cyclin-dependent kinases, was shown to promote cell cycle progression and cell survival in response to DNA damage. While its expression and roles in nervous system lesion and repair were still unknown. Here, we performed an acute sciatic nerve injury model in adult rats and studied the(More)
OBJECTIVE In the brain, nitric oxide (NO) is a retrograde signalling molecule that transfers information from post- to pre-synaptic nerve endings. NO has been shown to be an important inflammatory mediator responding to lipopolysaccharide (LPS). It has been stated that the constitutive NO synthase isoforms (nNOS and eNOS) may also contribute to the(More)
Carboxy-terminal PDZ ligand of nNOS (CAPON) protein, as an adaptor, binds to nNOS via the PDZ domain helping regulate neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) activity at post-synaptic sites in neurons (Jaffrey et al., Neuron, 20, 115-124, 1998). Recently, it has been reported that CAPON is present in mouse muscle and may be involved in mouse muscle growth,(More)