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Neonatal Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into normal control, mild hypoxia-ischemia (HI), and severe HI groups (N = 10 in each group at each time) on postnatal day 7 (P7) to study the effect of mild and severe HI on anxiety-like behavior and the expression of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) in the substantia nigra (SN). The mild and severe HI groups(More)
This study aimed to investigate the effects of Tanshinone IIa (TanIIa) on the biochemical changes associated with hypoxic ischemic brain damage (HIBD) in a rat model. Neonatal SD rats were randomized into normal control, HIBD and TanIIa + HIBD groups. At different time points after HIBD, TanIIa was given at 1 µg/g. The intracellular free calcium(More)
Our objective was to investigate the protein level of phosphorylated N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor-1 at serine 897 (pNR1 S897) in both NMDA-induced brain damage and hypoxic-ischemic brain damage (HIBD), and to obtain further evidence that HIBD in the cortex is related to NMDA toxicity due to a change of the pNR1 S897 protein level. At postnatal day(More)
Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) causes cell damage via oxidative stress. Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is an antioxidant enzyme that can protect cardiomyocytes against oxidative stress. In this study, we investigated whether the heme precursor 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) with sodium ferrous citrate (SFC) could protect cardiomyocytes from H2O2-induced hypertrophy via(More)
BACKGROUND By changing the paradigm of neonatal intensive care and integrating parents into the care team, the 'family integrated care' (FICare) model developed in Canada ensures that infants receive more consistent care and parents are better able to care for their infants within the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and at home. However, Chinese health(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of Tanshinone IIA (TanIIA) on the phosphory-lated NMDA receptor 1 at Serine 897 site (phospho-NR1 S897) and intracellular free calcium concentration ([Ca(2+)](i)) in neonatal SD rats with hypoxic ischemic brain damage (HIBD), and to explore the neuroprotective mechanism of TanIIA in HIBD. METHODS Neonatal SD rats were(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the changes in anxiety-like behavior among rats in the recovery stage after hypoxic-ischemic brain damage (HIBD) during the perinatal period and to investigate the effect of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) on the long-term anxiety-like behavior and its action mechanism among rats with HIBD. METHODS Ninety neonatal rats (7 days(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the regulation of the expression of NMDA receptor-1 induced by NMDA in the brain of neonatal SD rats. METHODS Neonatal SD rats (n=90) were randomly divided into normal control (n=6) and NMDA injected group (subdivided into 10 nmol-0 min, 15 min, 30 min, 1 h, 2 h, 4 h groups, and 10, 20, 50 nmol groups, each n=6). NMDA fluorescent(More)
The timing and mechanisms of protection by hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO) in hypoxic-ischemic brain damage (HIBD) have only been partially elucidated. We monitored the effect of HBO on the mitochondrial function of neuronal cells in the cerebral cortex of neonatal rats after HIBD. Neonatal Sprague-Dawley rats (total of 360 of both genders) were randomly(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the long-term changes in anxiety-like behavior and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) expression in the substantia nigra (SN) after hypoxic-ischemic brain damage (HIBD) in a neonatal rat model and to further explore the relationship between dopamine (DA) level and long-term anxiety-like behavior using the DA receptor (DAR) antagonist. METHODS(More)