Wei-gang Ji

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Accumulated soluble amyloid beta- (Aβ-) induced aberrant neuronal network activity may directly contribute to cognitive deficits, which are the most outstanding characteristics of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The entorhinal cortex (EC) is one of the earliest affected brain regions in AD. Impairments of EC neurons are responsible for the cognitive deficits in(More)
Abnormal accumulation of soluble amyloid beta (Aβ) is believed to cause malfunction of neurons in Alzheimer's disease (AD). The hippocampus is one of the earliest affected brain regions in AD. However, little effort has been made to investigate the effects of soluble Aβ1-42 oligomers on discharge properties of hippocampal neurons in vivo. This study was(More)
Usually, the main axon is assumed to faithfully conduct action potentials (APs). Recent data have indicated that neural processing can occur along the axonal path. However, the patterns and mechanisms of temporal coding are not clear. In the present study, single fiber recording was used to analyze activity-dependent modulation of AP trains in the main(More)
Accumulated soluble amyloid β (Aβ)-induced aberrant neuronal network activity has been recognized as a key causative factor leading to cognitive deficits which are the most outstanding characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). As an important structure associated with learning and memory, the hippocampus is one of the brain regions that are impaired very(More)
Rhynchophylline (RIN) is a significant active component isolated from the Chinese herbal medicine Uncaria rhynchophylla. Several studies have demonstrated that RIN has a significant anticonvulsant effect in many types of epilepsy models in vivo. However, the mechanisms of the anticonvulsant effect remain elusive. Using combined methods of behavioral(More)
6 Department of Physiology, College of Basic Medical Sciences, Third Military Medical 7 University, Chongqing 400038, PR China 8 2 Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Faculty of 9 Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N1, Canada 10 College of Pharmacy, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400038, PR China(More)
Electrical stimulation of ventral division of medial geniculate body (MGBv) neurons evokes a shift of the frequency-tuning curves of auditory cortical (AC) neurons toward the best frequency (BF) of the stimulated MGBv neurons (frequency-specific plasticity). The shift of BF is induced by inhibition of responses at the BF of the recorded AC neuron, with(More)
Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is one of the most refractory types of adult epilepsy, and treatment options remain unsatisfactory. Gastrodin (GAS), a phenolic glucoside used in Chinese herbal medicine and derived from Gastrodia elata Blume, has been shown to have remarkable anticonvulsant effects on various models of epilepsy in vivo. However, the mechanisms(More)
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