Xiujuan Mi

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Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is known to promote neurogenesis and survival. However, recent studies have suggested that IGF-1 regulates neuronal firing and excitatory neurotransmission. In the present study, focusing on temporal lobe epilepsy, we found that IGF-1 levels and IGF-1 receptor activation are increased in human epileptogenic tissues, and(More)
Epilepsy is one of the most common and severe neurologic diseases. The mechanisms of epilepsy are still not fully understood. Dock3 (dedicator of cytokinesis 3) is one of the new kinds of guanine–nucleotide exchange factors (GEF) and plays an important role in neuronal synaptic plasticity and cytoskeleton rearrangement; the same mechanisms were also found(More)
Repulsive guidance molecule a (RGMa) is a membrane-bound protein that inhibits axon outgrowth in the central nervous system. Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is a common neurological disorder characterized by recurrent spontaneous seizures. To explore the role of RGMa in epilepsy, we investigated the expression of RGMa in patients with TLE, pilocarpine-induced(More)
Alpha-soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor (NSF) attachment protein (αSNAP) is a ubiquitous and indispensable component of membrane fusion machinery. There is accumulating evidence that mild alterations of αSNAP expression may be associated with specific pathological conditions in several neurological disorders. This study aimed to assess αSNAP(More)
In this study, we aimed to predict newly diagnosed patient responses to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging tools to explore changes in spontaneous brain activity. We recruited 21 newly diagnosed epileptic patients, 8 drug-resistant (DR) patients, 11 well-healed (WH) patients, and 13 healthy controls. After a(More)
Epilepsy is one of the most common, chronic, neurological diseases. The pathology of epilepsy is based on abnormal synchronization of neuronal discharges. Epithelial sodium channels, which are constitutively active, non-voltage-gated, highly selective sodium channels belonging to the epithelial sodium channel/degenerin (ENaC/deg) family, contribute to(More)
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