Qingxuan Meng

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Isolation rearing induces various cognitive abnormalities such as reversal learning deficits and reduced prepulse inhibition in rats. However, there are few reports in the literature on its effects on social and emotional functions. In the current study we aimed to address these issues and demonstrated that isolation rearing induced aggression and impaired(More)
Maternal immune activation (MIA) produces a variety of behavioral and brain abnormalities in rodent models of several neuropsychiatric disorders. However, it remains controversial whether MIA impairs reversal learning, a basic function of flexibility relevant to those diseases, in offspring. In the present study, we used the Morris water maze to investigate(More)
The rapid development and diffusion of the information and communications technology (ICT) is the major driving force of the New Economy. While there is ample evidence to suggest that the ICT industry has contributed a great deal to the overall economic growth of the developed countries, its role in the developing countries is far from clear. The pressure(More)
Puberty is a critical period for neurodevelopment of schizophrenia. In the present study, we investigated the effects of peri-pubertal social isolation on psychotic behaviors in rats and its relationship to dopamine expression. Wistar male rats were randomly divided into pubertal isolation (ISO; isolate housing, 38-51 days of age) and social (SOC) groups.(More)
Social isolation results in fundamental behavioral abnormalities in rodents which models certain neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia. However, the developmental stage that is most vulnerable to social isolation is largely unknown. In the present study, we subjected weaning rats to a four-week peri-adolescence isolation rearing (PAIR) and then(More)
Adolescence is a critical period for the development of neural plasticity. Social isolation is an important animal model for various neurodevelopmental disorders. Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) mediates many important brain functions such as neural plasticity, and aberrations in its expression have been implicated in many brain disorders. However,(More)
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