MengMeng Chen

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Axonal transport of mitochondria is critical for neuronal survival and function. Automatically quantifying and analyzing mitochondrial movement in a large quantity remain challenging. Here, we report an efficient method for imaging and quantifying axonal mitochondrial transport using microfluidic-chamber-cultured neurons together with a newly developed(More)
To explore the capacity and immunogenicity of virus-like particles (VLPs) of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) accommodating foreign amino acid sequences, integrations were performed at the following four locations of the structural protein VP60 of RHDV using the OVA257-264 CD8+ T cell epitope (SIINFEKL): (1) inserting at the N-terminus of the VP60(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the efficacy and safety of direct factor Xa inhibitors for thromboprophylaxis after total hip or knee replacement. To delineate the dose response effect of direct factor Xa inhibitors. To compare the efficacy between any two direct factor Xa inhibitors. DESIGN Systemic review, traditional meta-analysis, dose-response meta-analysis(More)
Human alveolar type II (AT II) epithelial cells are valuable for the cellular therapy of lung disease. Human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have the ability to generate AT II cells that can be used in modeling and treatment of lung disease caused by dysfunction of AT II cells. In this study, we present a simple, effective, and noninvasive way of(More)
Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) causes immunosuppression in pigs. One causative factor is an imbalance in cytokine levels in the blood and lymphoid tissues. Many studies have reported changes in cytokine production, but the regulatory mechanisms involved have not yet been elucidated. In this study, we investigated alteration and regulation of IL-4 and(More)
Neuroinflammation elicited by microglia plays a key role in periventricular white matter (PWM) damage (PWMD) induced by infectious exposure. This study aimed to determine if microglia-derived interleukin-1β (IL-1β) would induce hypomyelination through suppression of maturation of oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs) in the developing PWM. Sprague-Dawley(More)
Originally discovered in neuronal guidance, the Slit-Robo pathway is emerging as an important player in human cancers. However, its involvement and mechanism in colorectal cancer (CRC) remains to be elucidated. Here, we report that Slit2 expression is reduced in CRC tissues compared with adjacent noncancerous tissues. Extensive promoter hypermethylation of(More)
Sirolimus is recognized as a P-glycoprotein (P-gp) substrate with poor water-solubility. To improve its solubility and bioabsorption, self-microemulsifying drug delivery systems (SMEDDS) containing a novel P-gp inhibitor, honokiol, were prepared. The aim of this work was to evaluate the enhanced transport of sirolimus SMEDDS as well as the roles of(More)
Identification and detection of dendritic spines in neuron images are of high interest in diagnosis and treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders (e.g., Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's diseases, and autism). In this paper, we have proposed a novel automatic approach using wavelet-based conditional symmetric analysis and regularized morphological(More)
Dendritic spines are described as neuronal protrusions. The morphology of dendritic spines and dendrites has a strong relationship to its function, as well as playing an important role in understanding brain function. Quantitative analysis of dendrites and dendritic spines is essential to an understanding of the formation and function of the nervous system.(More)