Shu Jung Huang

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Studies on the effect of axotomy on adult intrinsic central projection neurons have generally assumed that the severed proximal axonal stumps were still capable of retrogradely transporting tracer at varying times after injury. Failure of transport was interpreted as neuronal death, which is at odds with current understanding that central projection neurons(More)
The correlated activity of developing retinal ganglion cells is essential for the reorganization and refinement of retinogeniculate projections. Previous studies have uncovered marked changes in the spiking properties of retinal ganglion cells during this period of reorganization; however, a full understanding of the changes in the underlying ionic(More)
Gallic acid (3, 4, 5-trihydroxybenzoic acid, GA), a natural phenolic acid widely found in gallnuts, tea leaves and various fruits, possesses several bioactivities against inflammation, oxidation, and carcinogenicity. The beneficial effect of GA on the reduction of animal hepatofibrosis has been indicated due to its antioxidative property. However, the(More)
Swelling-induced Cl- conductance in cultured rat epididymal cells was characterized using whole cell patch-clamp techniques. Activation of whole cell current with an outwardly rectifying current-potential relationship was observed in cells exposed to hyposmotic solutions. This current was determined, from the observed current-reversal potentials at(More)
1. Activation of both anion and cation conductances was observed in primary cultured human epididymal cells during osmotic swelling under the patch-clamp whole-cell configuration. The swelling-induced anion conductance was 25.66 +/- 4.70 nS and the cation conductance was 7.35 +/- 1.40 nS. The permeability ratio of K+ to Cl- (PK/PCl) was calculated to be(More)
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