Ming-Tsuen Hsieh

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Ischemic stroke results in brain damage and behavioral deficits including memory impairment. Protective effects of green tea extract (GTex) and its major functional polyphenol (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) on memory were examined in cerebral ischemic rats. GTex and EGCG were administered 1 hr before middle cerebral artery ligation in rats. GTex, EGCG,(More)
The molecular study of learning and memory has been concentrated at muscarinic acetylcholine receptors and their associating signaling molecules. To explore alternative pathways we applied human cDNA microarray and searched for differentially expressed genes in the hippocampus of scopolamine-treated rat. Interspecies hybridization using human cDNA(More)
The study was conducted to investigate the ameliorating effects of luteolin on memory acquisition in rats. The effects of luteolin on scopolamine-induced impairment of passive avoidance response were evaluated primarily, as well as the role of the central nervous system through the use of central neurotoxins and central nervous antagonists. Luteolin was not(More)
Puerarin at 10-50 mg/kg attenuated the mecamylamine- but not scopolamine-induced acquisition impairment of inhibitory avoidance performance in an inverse U-shape manner. p-Chloroamphetamine- and dizocilpine-induced acquisition impairment were reversed by puerarin at 25-50 mg/kg. Both piracetam, and tacrine attenuated impairment of inhibitory avoidance(More)
This study attempted to access the neuroprotective effect of diosgenin on the senescent mice induced by d-galactose (D-gal). The mice in the experiments were orally administered with diosgenin (1, 5, 25 and 125 mg/kg), for four weeks from the sixth week. The learning and memory abilities of the mice in Morris water maze test and the mechanism involved in(More)
The neuroprotective effect of schizandrin on the glutamate (Glu)-induced neuronal excitotoxicity and its potential mechanisms were investigated using primary cultures of rat cortical cells. After exposure of primary cultures of rat cortical cells to 10 microM Glu for 24 h, cortical cell cultures exhibited remarkable apoptotic death. Pretreatment of the(More)
1 Magnolol, an active component isolated from the root and stem bark of Magnolia officinalis, has been reported to exhibit antitumour effects, but little is known about its molecular mechanisms of action. 2 Magnolol inhibited proliferation of human lung squamous carcinoma CH27 cells at low concentrations (10-40 microM), and induced apoptosis at high(More)
Ferulic acid (50 and 100 mg/kg) reversed the step-through latency shortened by scopolamine and cycloheximide but not by p-chloroamphetamine in an inhibitory avoidance performance. Piracetam and tacrine might reverse the step-through latency shortened by the above drugs. However, ferulic acid, piracetam or tacrine alone at any used dose did not influence(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the anxiolytic effect of berberine (abbrev. BER) using two experimental anxiety models in the mouse. In the black and white test of anxiety, berberine (100, 500 mg/kg) produced an increase in the first time entry, time spent in the white section, and total changes between two compartments. On the other hand, in the(More)
The present study was carried out to investigate the neuroprotective effect of luteolin on amyloid beta (Abeta) (25-35)-induced neurotoxicity using cultured rat cortical neurons. After exposure of primary cultures of rat cortical cells to 10 muM Abeta (25-35) for 48 h, cortical cell cultures exhibited marked apoptotic death. Pretreatment with luteolin (1,(More)