N. Xiong

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The axons of the adult mammalian brain and spinal cord fail to regenerate after injury, and it has been suggested that Nogo-66 could prevent CNS axon repair. However, the mechanism of Nogo-66 inhibiting neurite outgrowth remains unknown. Our previous results indicated that protein kinase B (PKB) is involved in the inhibition of the neurite outgrowth by(More)
Nogo-A, a member of the reticulon family, is one of the most important myelin-associated inhibitors for axonal growth, regeneration, and plasticity in the central nervous system. RhoA has been targeted pharmacologically to promote neurite outgrowth and functional recovery in the brain and spinal cord. However, the underlying mechanism of the inhibition of(More)
OBJECTIVE Nogo-A is an axon regeneration inhibitor, and its function in central nervous system (CNS) is still unknown. The present study is to explore the relationship between the expression of Nogo-A and the malignancy of oligodendroglial tumors in patients. METHODS Tumor tissue samples with different malignancy grade were obtained from the hospitals.(More)
Gamma knife surgery (GKS) is now used as a treatment option for glossopharyngeal neuralgia (GPN). Most authors have selected the distal part of the nerve as the gamma knife target. Here we report on 3 patients with medically intractable GPN who were treated with GKS. All 3 patients had a single shot with a 4-mm collimator which was used to deliver 80 Gy to(More)
BACKGROUND Microvascular decompression (MVD) and rhizotomy are all selected for treating vagoglossopharyngeal neuralgia (VGPN). Nonetheless, controversies still exist about their curative effect on VGPN. Here we evaluate the effectiveness of MVD together with rhizotomy of the glossopharyngeal nerve for the treatment of VGPN. METHODS This study was carried(More)
Nogo-A is a myelin-associated neuronal growth inhibitory molecule in central nervous system after trauma. However, the physiological functions of Nogo-A in neural development and in healthy oligodendrocytes are largely unknown. In this study, we investigated the expression of Nogo-66 receptor (NgR) protein in 60 cases of human astrocytoma by Western blot(More)