Yan-feng Wang

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The study investigated the mechanism of the up-regulation of aquaporin-4 (AQP4) and aquaporin-1 (AQP1) expression induced by spinal cord injury (SCI). Using adult rat spinal cord injury model, it was found that up-regulation of hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), AQP4, and AQP1 in response to spinal cord injury(More)
The current study was performed to investigate the effect of baicalin (BC) on spinal cord injury (SCI) in rat. BC (10, 30 and 100mg/kg, i.p., respectively) was administered to rats immediately and every 24h following SCI. The BC therapy (100mg/kg) dramatically decreased (1) the water content of spinal cord tissue (by dry-wet weight method), (2) the(More)
The study investigated whether bradykinin (BK) preconditioning could regulate the expression of aquaporin-4 (AQP4) using an in vivo transient spinal cord ischemia model in rats. BK was infused continuously via the left femoral artery with infusion pump for 15 min (10 microg/kg/min) then we induced ischemia for 20 min and reperfusion for 24 and 72 h(More)
Curcumin (Cur) is a major active component of the food flavor turmeric isolated from the powdered dry rhizome of Curcuma longa Linn., which has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to ameliorate intracerebral ischemic damage and reduce brain edema. However, the effects of Cur on the disruption of the blood–brain barrier (BBB) induced by brain ischemia(More)
Based on the core skeleton of the total synthesized bisbibenzyl marchantin C, riccardin D and plagiochin E, a series of brominated and aminomethylated derivatives of above three bisbibenzyls have been synthesized and their cytotoxic activity against KB, MCF-7 and PC3 cell lines has been preliminary evaluated. The bio-test results revealed that the(More)
Salvianolic acid B (Sal B), a bioactive compound isolated from the Chinese medicinal herb danshen, is commonly used for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. The present study was performed to investigate the effect of Sal B on the blood–spinal cord barrier (BSCB) after spinal cord injury (SCI) in a rat model. Sal B (1, 10, and 50 mg/kg(More)
The study investigated the roles and mechanisms of Salvianolic acid B (Sal B) on permeability of rat brain microvascular endothelial cells (RBMECs) exposed to high glucose. The results demonstrated that Sal B greatly up-regulated the expression of tight junction (TJ) proteins and decreased the permeability of RBMECs compared with the control group. And the(More)
The current study was performed to investigate the effect of aminoguanidine (AG) on spinal cord injury (SCI) in rat. AG (75, 150 and 300mg/kg, i.p. respectively ) was administered to rats immediately following SCI. It was found that AG (150mg/kg) significantly reduced spinal cord water content and improved motor function, however, AG at the doses of 75 and(More)
The study was performed to investigate whether the ischemic gray matter and white matter show distinct patterns of aquaporin-4 (AQP4) expression in the reperfusion phase using an in-vivo transient spinal cord ischemia model in rats. We investigated to the time course of AQP4 expression at the blood-spinal cord interface by the quantitative immunogold and(More)
Previous studies have shown that curcumin (Cur) can produce potent neuroprotective effects against damage due to spinal cord injury (SCI). However, whether Cur can preserve the function of the blood-spinal cord barrier (BSCB) is unclear. The present study was performed to investigate the mechanism underlying BSCB permeability changes, which were induced by(More)