Xue-Feng Wang

Zhi-Qin Xi7
Jian-Hua Zhou6
7Zhi-Qin Xi
6Jian-Hua Zhou
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Mechanisms of plasticity in the visual cortex have been studied with long-term potentiation (LTP), long-term depression (LTD) and ocular dominance plasticity (ODP). It is now possible to compare results from these three forms of plasticity using knockout mice, and also by pharmacological manipulations. A review of the literature shows that if both LTP and(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship of fungiform papillae density with taste detection thresholds for sucrose of young male adults. One hundred and eighty two subjects aged 18-23 years (mean age: 21.9 +/- 1.2 years) were included. The densities of fungiform papillae were recorded with the aid of the digital camera, and the taste(More)
Drug refractory is an important clinical problem in epilepsy, affecting a substantial number of patients globally. Mechanisms underlying drug refractory need to be understood to develop rational therapies. Current two prevailing theories on drug refractory epilepsy (DRE) include the target hypothesis and the transporter hypothesis. However, those hypotheses(More)
Heat Shock Protein BAP1 (heat shock 27-kDa-associated protein 1, HSPBAP1) inhibits the function of heat shock protein 27, which has a neuroprotective effect during experimentally induced epileptic neuropathology. In our study, fluorescence quantitative polymerase chain reaction, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, western blot were used to test the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the expression of PSD-93 mRNA and NR2B mRNA in the brain tissue from the patients with epilepsy so as to explore the possible mechanisms of the pathogenesis of the epilepsy. METHODS Fifty-six patients with epilepsy were divided into intractable epilepsy (IE) and non-intractable epilepsy (NIE) groups. cDNA microarrays prepared from(More)
PURPOSE To examine the effect of loss of cell-cell contacts on the gene expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and other factors in primary culture of human retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells with real-time reverse transcription-PCR. METHODS The dissociation of postconfluent RPE cells was induced by calcium chelation, low-calcium(More)
Pressure sensors are a key component in electronic skin (e-skin) sensing systems. Most reported resistive pressure sensors have a high sensitivity at low pressures (<5 kPa) to enable ultra-sensitive detection. However, the sensitivity drops significantly at high pressures (>5 kPa), which is inadequate for practical applications. For example, actions like a(More)
BACKGROUND Community-acquired pneumonia in children is common in China. To understand current clinical characteristics and practice, we conducted a cross-sectional study to analyze quality of care on childhood pneumonia in eight eastern cities in China. METHODS Consecutive hospital records between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010 were collected from(More)
Gephyrin, which is a postsynaptic scaffolding protein participated in clustering GABA(A) receptors at inhibitory synapses, has been reported to be involved in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) recently. Here, we investigate gephyrin protein expression in the temporal lobe epileptic foci in epileptic patients and experimental animals in order to explore the(More)