Nan-xiang 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)
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)
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)
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. Tumor tissue samples with different malignancy grade were obtained from the hospitals. The samples used for(More)
OBJECTIVES Reticulon proteins, which are localized in the endoplasmic reticulum, have recently been shown to be involved in hormone secretion, in particular RTN1 and RTN3. The aim of the present study was to examine the effects of Nogo-A gene expression knockdown by RNA interference (RNAi) on dopamine release in PC12 cells. METHODS A small hairpin RNA(More)
Nogo-66 plays a central role in the myelin-mediated inhibition of neurite outgrowth. Tau is a microtubule-associated protein involved in microtubule assembly and stabilization. It remains unverified whether tau interacts directly with growth factor receptors, or engages in cross-talk with regeneration inhibitors like Nogo-66. Here, we report that plasmid(More)
The ability of neurons in the adult mammalian central nervous system (CNS) to regenerate after injury is limited by inhibitors in CNS myelin. Nogo-66 is the most important myelin inhibitor but the mechanisms of Nogo-66 inhibition of neurite outgrowth remain poorly understood. Particularly, the relationship between Nogo-66 and microtubule-affinity regulating(More)
We report on a female patient who received microvascular decompression due to hemifacial spasm. Neuro-Patch® was used during the operation to repair and replace damaged dura mater. Six days after the operation, the incision wound was found to be infected. Abscesses were present deep in the incision. However, because the artificial dura mater was attached so(More)
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