Xiaogui Wang

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In Parkinson's disease (PD), conformational changes in the alpha-synuclein monomer precede the formation of Lewy bodies. We examined postmortem PD and undiseased (control) substantia nigra for evidence of pathological crosslinking of alpha-synuclein by tissue transglutaminase (tTG) using immunohistochemistry, immunoprecipitation, and Western blot.(More)
Prostaglandin A(1) (PGA1) reportedly inhibits NF-kappaB activation and induces expression of heat shock proteins. Since both these effects could be neuroprotective, the therapeutic potential of PGA1 in neurodegenerative disorders, where excitotoxicity may contribute to pathogenesis, was evaluated in rat striatal neurons exposed to the N-methyl-D-aspartate(More)
Aberrant protein aggregation has been recognized as an important factor in the degeneration of melanized dopaminergic neurones in Parkinson's disease (PD). The constitutive (HSP73) and (heat)-inducible (HSP72) proteins of the heat shock 70 family form a major defence system against pathological protein aggregation. However, the distribution patterns of(More)
The influences of the bathing solution and crosslink density on the swelling equilibrium of ionic thermo-sensitive hydrogels due to temperature stimulus are studied by mathematical modeling. The model used is termed the multi-effect-coupling thermal-stimulus (MECtherm) model with consideration of multiphases and multiphysics. It is used for the steady-state(More)
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