Xi-Jing Mao

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Apolipoprotein E (apoE) has an intricate biological function in modulating immune responses and apoE isoforms exhibit diverse effects on neurodegenerative and neuroinflammatory disorders. In the present study, we investigated the individual roles of apoE isoforms in the kainic acid (KA)-induced hippocampal neurodegeneration with focus on immune response and(More)
Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) is a pleiotropic pro-inflammatory cytokine with potentially neurodestructive effects and plays a pivotal role in autoimmune demyelinating disease. To address the role of TNF-alpha in the pathogenesis of experimental autoimmune neuritis (EAN), the current study investigated the antigen-presenting capacity of Schwann(More)
Human apolipoprotein E (apoE) is a 34.2kDa glycosylated protein with three isoforms (apoE2, apoE3 and apoE4). Experimental autoimmune neuritis (EAN), an animal model for human Guillain-Barré syndrome, is an immune-mediated experimental disorder of the peripheral nervous system (PNS). Increased susceptibility to EAN in apoE deficient mice has been previously(More)
Nummular headache (NH) is defined as a focal head pain that is exclusively felt in a small area, which is typically 1-6 cm in diameter. Neurological examinations are normal in all patients, but this report describes a new variant. A patient was identified who presented with focal head pain that was approximately 8 cm in diameter and(More)
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