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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a considerable cause of mild cognitive impairment and dementia. Intranasal administration of nerve growth factor (NGF) has previously been found to improve cognitive function after TBI, but the mechanism remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the effects of intranasal NGF on the tau hyperphosphorylation following(More)
In this study, we evaluated the potential of using a new beta-sensitive microprobe system for in vivo quantification of [11C]raclopride binding and for in vivo determination of drug-induced receptor occupancy in the rat striatum. To validate this system, an ex vivo tissue dissection method was used to corroborate in vivo beta-microprobe measurements. Our(More)
Cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (Cdk5) is a serine/threonine kinase that is activated by the neuron specific activators p35/p39 and plays many important roles in neuronal development. However, aberrant activation of Cdk5 is believed to be associated with the pathogenesis of several neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's(More)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains the leading cause of injury-related death and disability. Brain edema, one of the most major complications of TBI, contributes to elevated intracranial pressure, and poor prognosis following TBI. Nerve growth factor (NGF) appears to be a viable strategy to treat brain edema and TBI. Unfortunately, due to its poor(More)
Polymorphisms of PDGFRB, MMP-3, TIMP-2, RNF213, TGFB1, Raptor and eNOS genes have been associated with Moyamoya disease (MMD) separately in studies, but their interactions on MMD have never been evaluated in one study. This study enrolled 96 MMD patients and 96 controls to evaluate the contributions and interactions of these polymorphisms on MMD in Chinese(More)
In this study, we aimed to evaluate the safety and feasibility of simultaneous bilateral carotid artery stenting (BCAS) compared with staged BCAS in patients with bilateral atherosclerotic carotid stenosis (BCS). From January 2004 to March 2012, 68 patients who underwent BCAS were identified from the Nanjing Stroke Registry Program. Of these patients, 42(More)
Polymorphisms of CYP2C19 have been associated with variant risk of subsequent cardiovascular events in survivors of myocardial infarction (MI) receiving clopidogrel. This study evaluated the impacts of CYP2C19 polymorphisms on stroke recurrence and other vascular events in a cohort of Chinese patients receiving clopidogrel. From Nanjing Stroke Registry(More)
As the key point of function for aspirin to educe anti-platelet effects, cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) gene polymorphisms have long been suspected as a potential cause for aspirin nonresponsiveness. But this hypothesis has not been confirmed by large longitudinal studies. This study prospectively evaluated the impacts of COX-1 gene polymorphisms on stroke(More)
As an inducible isoform of heme oxygenase (HO), HO-1 was suggested to have an anti-oxidative stress, anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic and anti-proliferative effect. It was regarded as an important cytoprotective enzyme. We undertook this study to investigate whether HO-1 gene rs2071746 polymorphism was associated with clinical outcomes in atherosclerosis(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the specific caseload to overcome learning curve effect based on data from consecutive patients treated with Intracranial Angioplasty and Stenting (IAS) in our center. BACKGROUND The Stenting and Aggressive Medical Management for Preventing Recurrent Stroke and Intracranial Stenosis trial was prematurely terminated owing to the high(More)