Tian-Hua Yang

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Glutamate receptor 5 (GluR5) plays a role as an excitatory regulator of synaptic transmission and plasticity; however, its exact role in the pathological mechanism underlying epilepsy is not fully known. We investigated GluR5 expression in resected brain tissues from humans with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) and from a macaque model of Coriaria(More)
The overexpression of the multidrug resistance gene (MDR-1) and its translational product p-glycoprotein (P-gp) may play an important role in pharmacoresistant epilepsy. We established the rat astrocyte model overexpressing P-gp induced by coriaria lactone and successfully nucleofected it with the siRNA-hairpin expression vector pSIREN-shuttle designed to(More)
One of the major challenges in developing novel therapeutics for human epileptic disorders derives from the limitation of knowledge of the processes by which epilepsy is generated (epileptogenesis). Furthermore, the inability to obtain human samples at the early stage of epilepsy hinders studies designed to further understand epileptogenesis. Thus, an(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the antiepileptic and protective effects of intravenous levetiracetam (iv LEV) in the rhesus monkey model of acute status epilepticus (SE). METHODS Thirty minutes before intraperitoneal induction of SE by Coriaria lactone (CL), rhesus monkeys were treated with LEV (15 or 150 mg/kg) delivered intravenously as a single bolus. CL dose(More)
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