Shenyang Zhang

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Current treatments for ischemic stroke are limited, stem cell transplantation offers great potential as a therapeutic strategy. The present study was undertaken to determine whether human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUC-MSCs) could improve brain injury after middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) through modulating peripheral(More)
Inflammation is a pivotal pathological progress in the development of ischemic stroke. Modulating inflammatory cytokines released by microglia is thought to be a potential strategy for the treatment of ischemic stroke. Hydroxy-safflor yellow A (HSYA), a chemical component of the safflower yellow pigments, was reported to protect against brain injury in(More)
Therapeutic strategies designed to inhibit the activation of microglia may lead to significant advancement in the treatment of most neurodegenerative diseases. Dalesconols B, also termed as TL2, is a newly found polyketide from a mantis-associated fungus and has been reported to exert potent immunosuppressive effects. In the present study, the(More)
Levodopa (L-dopa) remains the most effective drug in the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD). However, L-dopa-induced dyskinesia (LID) has hindered its use for PD patients. The mechanisms of LID are not fully understood. Substance P (SP) receptor antagonist has been shown to reduce parkinsonism in animal models of PD, and ameliorate LID in PD rats. But(More)
BACKGROUND Levodopa (l-dopa) remains the best drug in the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD). Unfortunately, long-term l-dopa caused motor complications, one of which is l-dopa-induced dyskinesia (LID). The precise mechanisms of LID are not fully understood. We have previously reported that ranitidine could reduce LID by inhibiting the activity of(More)
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