Wing Nang Leung

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This paper reviews the latest understanding of biological and pharmacological properties of osthole (7-methoxy-8-(3-methyl-2-butenyl)-2H-1-benzopyran-2-one), a natural product found in several medicinal plants such as Cnidium monnieri and Angelica pubescens. In vitro and in vivo experimental results have revealed that osthole demonstrates multiple(More)
Isolated synaptic junction fractions from adult chicken brain were found to contain a number of glycoprotein glycosyltransferase with different donor and acceptor specificities. The activities of sialyl- and galactosyltransferases towards endogenous acceptors in the synaptic junction fraction were low but increased greatly after the addition of(More)
The etiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) remains controversial. Deficits in social communication are one of the key criteria for ASD diagnosis. Valproic acid (VPA), which is an anti-epileptic and anti-depressive drug, is one of the teratogens to cause ASD onset. Moreover, synaptic dysfunction is suggested as one of the major causative factor in(More)
BACKGROUND Gastrodia and Uncaria decoction (tianma gouteng yin) is commonly used in Chinese medicine to treat cerebral ischemia. The aim of this study was to investigate the neuroprotective effects of a water extract (GUW) of Gastrodia elata (tianma; GE) and Uncaria rhynchophylla (gouteng; UR) against ischemic insult using oxygen-glucose-deprived neuronal(More)
Osthole has been found to restore bone mass in preclinical osteoporotic models. In the present study, we investigated the effects of osthole on bone fracture repair in mice. Adult C57BL/6 mice were subjected to transverse femoral fractures and administrated orally with 20 mg/kg osthole and vehicle solvent daily from week 1 post-operation. Fracture callus(More)
We compared the protein and glycoprotein composition of a sarcolemmal membrane fraction isolated from normal and denervated rat extensor digitorum longus (EDL) and soleus muscles. Membranes from EDL and soleus muscles showed significantly different protein compositions. A relatively small number of glycoproteins, which were all minor proteins, accounted for(More)
Denervation produces significant changes in glycoproteins on the surfaces of skeletal muscles which can be detected as an increase in membrane-bound carbohydrate and an increase in specific binding of labelled lectins. The increased binding of concanavalin A to denervated membranes is detectable only in intact membranes and is abolished by treatments which(More)
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