X. Y. Ding

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While studying the neural precursor cell intermediate filament protein known as nestin in the developing mouse brain, we observed a strong cross-reaction of our nestin antibody with a 50 kDa protein that appeared on embryonic day 10 and continued to accumulate until postnatal day 1. Here we report evidence that this protein is a brain-specific variant form(More)
The aim of the present study was to test a new hypothesis that brain cytochrome P450 reductase (CPR) and CPR-dependent enzymes play important roles in behavioral performance. A mouse model with brain neuron-specific deletion of the Cpr gene (brain-Cpr-null) was recently generated. Brain-Cpr-null mice and wild-type (WT) littermates were compared in a variety(More)
We present four cases of cerebral cavernous angioma that developed after radiatherapy for brain tumor in three cases and for cavernous angioma in one case. The time interval between irradiation and the detection of the cavernous angioma varied from three to nine years and the doses from 24 to 60 Grays. Brain hemorrhage appeared in two cases. Explanation for(More)
We found T-type calcium channel blocker Ni2+ can efficiently induce the formation of cement gland in Xenopus laevis animal cap explants. Another T-type specific calcium channel blocker Amiloride can also induce the formation of cement gland, while L-type specific calcium channel blocker Nifedipine has no inductive effect. These results may offer us an new(More)
AVP and CRH produced in the parvocellular neurons of the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) have both been implicated in the regulation of anterior pituitary ACTH synthesis and secretion. In sheep, fetal ACTH secretion increases around 120 days gestational age (dGA). Little is known about adrenal regulation of AVP and CRH immediately prior to this critical(More)
In the ovine fetus, adrenalectomy at 90-120 days gestational age (dGA) results in a gradual increase in basal concentrations of fetal plasma ACTH beginning at approximately 122 dGA. Bilateral adrenalectomy at 116-119 dGA also results in an increase in POMC mRNA in the fetal pituitary. It is not known whether both the paraventricular nuclei (PVN) of the(More)
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