Yan-ting Gu

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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)
This study was performed to determine whether dexamethasone (DEX) had an effect on calcium-activated potassium channels (K(Ca) channels) and Occludin protein in blood-brain tumor barrier (BTB). Using a rat brain glioma model, we found that the expression of K(Ca) channels protein and Occludin protein was significantly increased in brain tumor tissue after(More)
This study was performed to determine whether dexamethasone (DEX) had an effect on ATP-sensitive potassium channels (K(ATP) channels) in blood-brain tumor barrier (BTB). Using a rat brain glioma model, we found that DEX could significantly increase the expression of K(ATP) channels protein at tumor sites. And bradykinin-induced increase of K(ATP) channels(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)
Bradykinin has been shown to increase the permeability of blood-tumor barrier (BTB) selectively. This study was performed to determine whether tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) was involved in the regulation of this biological process. We found that the levels of TNF-alpha mRNA and heat shock factor-1 (HSF1) protein in C6 cells were markedly(More)
The calcium-activated potassium channel (K Ca channel) activator, NS1619, has been shown to selectively and time-dependently increase the permeability of the blood–tumor barrier (BTB) by downregulating the expression of tight junction (TJ) protein. However, the role of signaling cascades in this process has not been precisely elucidated. This study was(More)
Adenosine 5'-triphosphate-sensitive potassium channel (KATP channel) activator, minoxidil sulfate (MS), can selectively increase the permeability of the blood-tumor barrier (BTB); however, the mechanism by which this occurs is still under investigation. Using a rat brain glioma (C6) model, we first examined the expression levels of occludin and claudin-5 at(More)
This study was performed to investigate the mechanism of the blood-brain tumor-barrier (BTB) permeability increase, which was induced by NS1619, a selective K(Ca) channel activator. Using a rat brain glioma (C6) model, we exam the expression of ZO-1 and occludin in mRNA and protein level at different time point after intracarotid infusion of NS1619 (30(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)
This study investigated whether dexamethasone (DEX) treatment could regulate the expression of aquaporin-4 (AQP4) in rats with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The results demonstrated that DEX significantly reduced AQP4 mRNA level in the perihematomal area compared with control group, but it increased the level in the brain area surrounding the third(More)