Xiao-Han Wang

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Glaucoma, mainly caused by high intraocular pressure (IOP), is characterized by apoptotic death of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). We investigated the possible involvement of cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (Cdk5) and its activator p35, which have been implicated in a variety of neurological disorders, in RGC apoptosis in a rat experimental glaucoma model(More)
In the inner retina, ganglion cells (RGCs) integrate and process excitatory signal from bipolar cells (BCs) and inhibitory signal from amacrine cells (ACs). Using multiple labeling immunohistochemistry, we first revealed the expression of the cannabinoid CB1 receptor (CB1R) at the terminals of ACs and BCs in rat retina. By patch-clamp techniques, we then(More)
Activation of cannabinoid CB1 receptors (CB1Rs) regulates a variety of physiological functions in the vertebrate retina through modulating various types of ion channels. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of this receptor on cell excitability of rat retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) in retinal slices using whole-cell patch-clamp(More)
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