Vicotr Chang

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Systemic injection of kainic acid (KA) in adult rat elicits a pattern of neuronal pathology which exhibits several features of human temporal lobe epilepsy. KA-induced seizure activity is accompanied by the activation of the calcium-dependent protease calpain in limbic structures. In the present study, we evaluated the spatio-temporal activation of calpain(More)
1. Imagawa S, Yamaguchi Y, Higuchi M, et al. Levels of vascular endothelial growth factor are elevated in patients with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome. Blood. 2001;98:1255-1257. 2. Eckardt K-U, Boutellier U, Kurtz A, Schopen M, Koller EA, Bauer C. Rate of erythropoietin formation in humans in response to acute hypobaric hypoxia. J Appl Physiol.(More)
The AMPA receptors are glutamate-gated ion channels mediating synaptic transmission at the majority of excitatory synapses in the mammalian CNS. They are composed of four subunits (GluR1-4) which exist in two alternatively spliced variants (flip and flop) and are generally considered to form pentameric receptors. The transmembrane structure of the receptors(More)
Four groups of women were studied to determine whether low-level antinuclear antibody titers are associated with a higher risk for pregnancy loss. Group A consisted of 30 patients with a history of unexplained fetal losses. Group B consisted of 30 women with "explained" fetal losses (e.g., uterine septum or luteal phase defect). Ages and number of losses(More)
Rats with streptozotocin-induced diabetes stop growing, develop high cholesterol and triacylglycerol levels in plasma, and have decreased activity of the rate-limiting enzyme in cholesterol synthesis, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl CoA reductase (EC 1.1.1.34), in liver and increased activity in small intestine. They also eat more than normal. To determine the(More)
It has been shown by others that hemicholinium (alpha,alpha'-dimethylethanolamino-4,4'-biacetophenone) inhibits the synthesis of acetylcholine, an effect which is reversed by choline. Hemicholinium produces a failure of response to nerve stimulation in the following sympathetically innervated preparations: guinea-pig isolated vas deferens, rabbit isolated(More)
Sixteen adult human lumbar spine facet joints were harvested from patients undergoing various lumbar spine procedures. Diagnoses included degenerative disc disease, adult spinal deformity, facet joint degenerative arthritis, and degenerative spondylolisthesis. Facet joints were processed for routine hematoxylin and eosin staining. Immunohistochemical(More)
Quantitative autoradiography was used to determine the location and density of beta 1- and beta 2-adrenoceptors in the right atrium (RA), left ventricular free wall (LVFW), right ventricular free wall (RVFW), interventricular septum (IVS), right atrium from an area near the atrioventricular node (RAAV) and cardiac nerves (N) taken from a patient with(More)
The contractions of the isolated guinea-pig vas deferens in response to stimulation of the sympathetic hypogastric nerve were potentiated by low concentrations and inhibited by high concentrations of the antiadrenaline agents tolazoline, yohimbine, ergotamine, phenoxybenzamine and piperoxan. Eserine potentiated the contractions of the vas deferens produced(More)
Sealed and unsealed plasma membrane vesicles were prepared from human erythrocytes and lymphocytes. Phosphoribosylpyrophosphate synthetase (PRibPP synthetase), hypoxanthine phosphoribosyltransferase (HPRTase), and adenine phosphoribosyltransferase (APRTase) activities are detectable on both inside-out and right-side-out sealed vesicles. Ghost preparations(More)