Weiwen Wang

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Particular matter (PM) due to its side effects on human health like increase the risk of lung cancer and vision impairment has been one of the major concerns for air quality. These particles are now considered as one of the high priorities issues by health organizations in China. In this study, daily PM2.5 and PM10 concentrations data from November 2013 to(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS A recent study demonstrates that pro-inflammatory cytokines (PICs, i.e., IL-1β, IL-6 and TNF-α) in specific brain regions of rats play a role in regulating kainic acid (KA)-induced status epilepticus (SE) via a GABAergic mechanism. The purposes of this report were to examine contributions of hypoxia inducible factor subtype 1α (HIF-1α) to(More)
Increasing evidence supports the involvement of inflammatory and immune processes in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). miRNAs represent small regulatory RNA molecules that have been shown to act as negative regulators of gene expression controlling different biological processes, including immune system homoeostasis and function. We investigated the expression(More)
DEDICATED TO MY PARENTS ACKNOWLEGEMENT I would like to express my deepest appreciation to my advisor, Dr. Zhiqiang Gao, for giving me such a challenging opportunity, for his inspiring direction for the research and for his great support in all aspects of my study. Stankovic and Dr. Toshinori Munakata, who are on my committee, for their time in reviewing and(More)
Zhiqiang Gao, for his supervision and help throughout the course of my study. Most of all, I am grateful for his vision and encouragement to continue in higher education and research. I enjoy learning from his teaching philosphy and problem solving methods. I am also grateful for his flexibility in the area and topics that interest me for research. Jack(More)
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