Shu-hui Wu

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Sodium salicylate (NaSal), an aspirin metabolite, can cause tinnitus in animals and human subjects. To explore neural mechanisms underlying salicylate-induced tinnitus, we examined effects of NaSal on neural activities of the medial geniculate body (MGB), an auditory thalamic nucleus that provides the primary and immediate inputs to the auditory cortex, by(More)
Increasing evidence suggests that depression is accompanied by dysregulation of neuroimmune system. Sulforaphane (SFN) is a natural compound with antioxidative, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective activities. The present study aims to investigate the effects of SFN on depressive- and anxiety-like behaviors as well as potential neuroimmune mechanisms in(More)
To assess RNAi mediated inhibition of the expression of wt-DYT1 on H(2)O(2)-induced toxicity in NIH 3T3 cells and primary cortical neurons. To detect the function of wild-type Torsin A and the effect of SiRNA on the wt-DYT1 gene. The shRNA expression vector was constructed by ligating annealed complementary shRNA oligonucleotides into the down-stream of the(More)
Silent information regulator 2 (Sir2) is a nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide- (NAD(+)-) dependent deacetylase. The homology of SIRT1 and Sir2 has been extensively studied. SIRT1 deacetylates target proteins using the coenzyme NAD(+) and is therefore linked to cellular energy metabolism and the redox state through multiple signalling and survival pathways.(More)
The medial geniculate body (MGB) receives ascending inputs from the inferior colliculus and descending inputs from the auditory cortex. In the present study, we intended to determine whether activation of presynaptic GABA(B) receptors modulates GABAergic and glutamatergic inputs to the MGB with whole-cell patch-clamp recordings in brain slices of the rat.(More)
Vertebrobasilar insufficiency (VBI) presents complex varied clinical symptoms, including vertigo and hearing loss. Little is known, however, about how Ca(2+)-activated K(+) channel attributes to the medial vestibular nucleus (MVN) neural activity in VBI. To address this issue, we performed whole-cell patch clamp and quantitative polymerase chain reaction(More)
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