Xiaodan Jiang

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Cerebral vascular endothelial cell (CEC) degeneration significantly contributes to blood-brain barrier (BBB) breakdown and neuronal loss after cerebral ischemia. Recently, emerging data suggest that peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor delta (PPARdelta) activation has a potential neuroprotective role in ischemic stroke. Here we report for the first(More)
The release of amyloid precursor protein (APP) intracellular domain (AICD) may be triggered by extracellular cues through gamma-secretase-dependent cleavage. AICD binds to Fe65, which may have a role in AICD-dependent signalling; however, the functional ligand has not been characterized. In this study, we have identified TAG1 as a functional ligand of APP.(More)
Previous studies have shown beneficial effects of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transplantation in central nervous system (CNS) injuries, including traumatic brain injury (TBI). Potential repair mechanisms involve transdifferentiation to replace damaged neural cells and production of growth factors by MSCs. However, few studies have simultaneously focused on(More)
To investigate the therapeutic effects of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH)-transfected neuronal stem cells derived from bone marrow stem cells (NdSCs-D-BMSCs) on Parkinson’s disease (PD) through different transplantation protocols, including microinjection into the cerebral ventricles (CV) and the striatum (ST). After identification by enzyme digestion, the(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore cell death and apoptosis in rat hippocampal neurons at different time points after ischemia, hypoxia and reperfusion injury and to elucidate time window characteristics in ischemia neuronal injury. METHODS Hippocampal neurons were obtained from rat embryo and were cultured in vitro. The ischemia and reperfusion of cultured rat(More)
A previous report has confirmed the existence and clinical significance of vasculogenic mimicry (VM) in glioma. However, its conclusions about the negative clinical significance of VM in glioblastoma are based on a small group of patients and, thus, might be unconvincing. The aim of the present study was to reevaluate the clinical significance of VM in(More)
The aim of this study is to determine the efficacy of injecting adult bone marrow derived stem cells (BMSCs) transfected with a pEGFP-C2 plasmid containing the gene for Tyrosine Hydroxylase (TH) into the lateral ventricle for treating rats with Parkinson's Disease (PD) induced by injections into the Substantia Nigra pars compacta (SNc) with(More)
An animal model for clip spinal cord injury (SCI) was used to determine whether Neurotrophin-3 (NT-3) genetically modified human umbilical mesenchymal stem cells (NT-3-HUMSCs) could promote the morphologic and functional recovery of injured spinal cords. Using the Basso, Beattie, and Bresnahan scores and a grid test, the rats in the HUMSC-treated and(More)
PURPOSE To present a case of small hypothalamic hamartoma (HH) causing gelastic seizures and treated with stereotactic radiofrequency thermocoagulation. CASE REPORT A 22-year-old man presented with intractable gelastic seizures and focal seizures refractory to medical treatment. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a 6 mm x 6 mm x 7 mm sessile(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells are capable of differentiating into dopaminergic-like cells, but currently no report has been available to describe the induction of human umbilical vein mesenchymal stem cells (HUVMSCs) into dopaminergic-like cells. In this study, we induced HUVMSCs in vitro into neurospheres constituted by neural stem-like cells, and further into(More)