Wei Qian Chen

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Glutamate-induced excitotoxicity has been implicated as an important mechanism underlying a variety of brain injuries and neurodegenerative diseases. Previously we have shown that taurine has protective effects against glutamate-induced neuronal injury in cultured neurons. Here we propose that the primary underlying mechanism of the neuroprotective function(More)
Derivatives of C(60) have been shown to be effective free radical scavengers. Hence, many of the biological functions of fullerene are believed to be due to their antioxidant properties. Here we present evidence to show that fullerenols, that are caged fullerene oxides, exert their neuroprotective functions by blocking glutamate receptors and lowering the(More)
CD200 is expressed on various cell types, including T cells, while the CD200 receptor (CD200R) is expressed on myeloid cells such as monocytes-derived macrophages (MDMs). The CD200–CD200R interaction has been shown to play an important role in the prevention of autoimmune disease. Thus, we hypothesized that CD200/CD200R1 is involved in the pathogenesis of(More)
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