Qing-hui Chen

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Keywords: Multiple criteria analysis Hesitant fuzzy linguistic term set Linguistic decision making Outranking approach a b s t r a c t The main purpose of this paper is to suggest an approach of multi-criteria decision-making that combines a hesitant fuzzy linguistic term set (HFLTS) with an outranking method involving systematic comparisons of the(More)
The hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN) and rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) are key components of a neural network that generates and regulates sympathetic nerve activity (SNA). Although each region has been extensively studied, little is presently known about the in vivo discharge properties of individual PVN neurons that directly innervate the(More)
27 Parasympathetic cardiac motoneurons (PCMNs) in the nucleus ambiguus (NA) 28 play a key role in regulating cardiac functions. In this study, we examine the effects of 29 maternal diabetes on excitability, action potential (AP) properties, and small 30 conductance Ca 2+-activated K + (SK) currents of PCMNs. Neonatal mice from diabetic 31 (OVE26 female,(More)
Although evidence indicates that activation of presympathetic paraventricular nucleus (PVN) neurons contributes to the pathogenesis of salt-sensitive hypertension, the underlying cellular mechanisms are not fully understood. Recent evidence indicates that small conductance Ca(2+)-activated K(+) (SK) channels play a significant role in regulating the(More)
Whole cell patch-clamp recordings were performed in brain slices to investigate mechanisms regulating the excitability of paraventricular nucleus (PVN) neurones that project directly to the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) (PVN-RVLM neurones) of rats. In voltage-clamp recordings, step depolarization elicited a calcium-dependent outward tail current that(More)
Previous studies have indicated that hyperactivity of brain prorenin receptors (PRR) is implicated in neurogenic hypertension. However, the role of brain PRR in regulating arterial blood pressure (ABP) is not well understood. Here, we test the hypothesis that PRR activation in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN) contributes to increased(More)
Small conductance Ca(2+)-activated K(+) (SK) channels regulate membrane properties of rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) projecting hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN) neurons and inhibition of SK channels increases in vitro excitability. Here, we determined in vivo the role of PVN SK channels in regulating sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) and mean(More)
Autonomic and endocrine profiles of chronic hypertension and heart failure resemble those of acute dehydration. Importantly, all of these conditions are associated with exaggerated sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) driven by glutamatergic activation of the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN). Here, studies sought to gain insight into mechanisms of(More)
The central nervous system plays an important role in regulating sympathetic outflow and arterial pressure in response to ethanol exposure. However, the underlying neural mechanisms have not been fully understood. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that injection of ethanol in the central nucleus of the amygdala (CeA) increases sympathetic(More)
Previously, we demonstrated that maternal diabetes reduced the excitability and increased small-conductance Ca(2+)-activated K(+) (SK) currents of parasympathetic cardiac motoneurons (PCMNs) in the nucleus ambiguus (NA). In addition, blockade of SK channels with apamin completely abolished this reduction. In the present study, we examined whether maternal(More)