Si‐min Ma

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Hypothermia is known to improve neurological recovery of animals and humans exposed to hypoxic-ischemic (HI) injury. However, the underlying mechanisms of the neuroprotective effects of hypothermia are only partially understood, including decreased excitotoxicity and apoptosis, and suppressed inflammation. There are few studies about the hypothermic effects(More)
Hypoxic-ischemia (HI) not only causes gray matter injury but also white matter injury, leading to severe neurological deficits and mortality, and only limited therapies exist. The white matter of animal models and human patients with HI-induced brain injury contains increased oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs). However, little OPC can survive and mature(More)
Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) is a common ischemic brain injury in premature infants for which there is no effective treatment. The objective of this study was to determine whether transplanted mouse oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs) have neuroprotective effects in a rat model of PVL. Hypoxia-ischemia (HI) was induced in 3-day-old rat pups by(More)
Hypothermia is a potential therapy for cerebral hypoxic ischemic injury in adults and neonates. However, the mechanism of hypothermia neuroprotection after hypoxic-ischemia (HI) on the developing rat brain remains unclear. In this research, 7-day-old rats were subjected to left carotid artery ligation followed by 8% oxygen for 2h. They were divided into(More)
Congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) has been mostly associated with mutations in seven major genes. We retrospectively reviewed a cohort of 32 patients with CHI. Extensive mutational analysis (ABCC8,KCNJ11,GCK,GLUD1,HADH,HNF4A, and UCP2) was performed on Ion torrent platform, which could analyze hundreds of genes simultaneously with ultrahigh-multiplex PCR(More)
Neural stem cell (NSC) proliferation and differentiation are required to replace neurons damaged or lost after hypoxic-ischemic events and recover brain function. Periostin (POSTN), a novel matricellular protein, plays pivotal roles in the survival, migration, and regeneration of various cell types, but its function in NSCs of neonatal rodent brain is still(More)
Hypothermia is a potential therapy for cerebral hypoxic ischaemic injury in adults and neonates. The mechanism of the neuroprotective effects of hypothermia after hypoxia-ischaemia (HI) in the developing rat brain remains unclear. In this research, 7-day-old rats underwent left carotid artery ligation followed by the administration of 8% oxygen for 2 h.(More)
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