Phil L Wang

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The memory impairment of a patient suffering from functional retrograde amnesia was assessed both during the amnesic episode and after its termination. The patient's performance on a task tapping semantic memory was nearly identical on the two test occasions, but his performance on a task tapping episodic memory substantially changed across test sessions.(More)
Proteases produced by Porphyromonas gingivalis, an oral pathogen, are considered important virulence factors and may affect the responses of cells equipped with proteinase-activated receptors. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the arginine-specific cysteine protease gingipain-R produced by P. gingivalis on chemokine production by human(More)
Spreading depolarization-induced focal dendritic swelling (beading) is an early hallmark of neuronal cytotoxic edema. Pyramidal neurons lack membrane-bound aquaporins posing a question of how water enters neurons during spreading depolarization. Recently, we have identified chloride-coupled transport mechanisms that can, at least in part, participate in(More)
We evaluate the role of endomorphins 1 and 2 on microglial functions. Endomorphins 1 and 2 blocked phagocytosis of Escherichia coli. In addition, both markedly inhibited chemotaxis toward zymosan-activated serum. In contrast, when microglia was preincubated with these endomorphins, followed by incubation with LPS before stimulation with phorbol 12-myristate(More)
Forty-two patients with recent cerebral vascular accidents (cva) and 32 hospitalized patients without brain damage were administered the Hand Test. The CVA group consisted of 24 patients with right cerebral involvement, 10 patient with left cerebral involvement, and 8 patients with bilateral impairment. The mean age of the brain-damaged group was 48.3(More)
A series of stimuli, words and faces, were presented tachistoscopically to 24 dextrals and 12 sinistrals. The stimuli were presented to one eye at a time and the subjects were instructed to respond to specific words or stimuli with a specific hand. The results indicate that (1) cerebral functional asymmetry is related to handedness; in the dextrals, the(More)
The Wechsler Memory Scale was administered to 60 hemiplegics and 30 amputees who were matched by age, education, and sex. The results indicated that the orientation subtest has diagnostic value in discriminating between left- and right-sided brain damage in patients and that the right hemisphere may play a proportionately larger role for temporal(More)
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