Yehua Xie

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Regional cerebral protein synthesis was investigated in the Mongolian gerbil during recovery from forebrain ischemia produced by bilateral common carotid artery occlusion for 5 min. At various recirculation periods up to 72 h animals received a single dose of L-(3,5-3H)tyrosine and were killed 30 min later. Brains were processed for autoradiography using(More)
Excitotoxic activation of glutamate receptors is thought to be a key event for the molecular pathogenesis of postischemic delayed neuronal death of CA-1 neurons in the gerbil hippocampus. Glutamate receptor stimulation also causes induction of transcription factors that belong to the class of immediate early genes. We examined the expression of six(More)
Prolonged insulin-induced hypoglycemia causes widespread loss of neurons and permanent brain damage with irreversible coma. Although the deprivation of carbohydrate stores affects all brain regions, the breakdown of energy metabolism and cessation of protein synthesis occur predominantly in the cerebral cortex, caudoputamen and hippocampus. The cerebellum,(More)
Regional cerebral protein synthesis was investigated in anesthetized, mechanically ventilated rats during progressive insulin-induced hypoglycemia and the recovery period following glucose infusion. Polysome profiles from precomatose animals with slow wave/polyspike EEG revealed a slight reduction of polyribosomes and a concurrent increase in monoribosomes,(More)
This study evaluated the developmental gene and protein expression of proton-coupled oligopeptide transporters (POTs: peptide transporter, PepT1 and PepT2; peptide-histidine transporter, PhT1 and PhT2) in different regions of rodent brain, and the age-dependent uptake of a POT substrate, glycylsarcosine (GlySar), in brain slices. Slices were obtained from(More)
The proton-coupled oligopeptide transporter PEPT1 (SLC15A1) is abundantly expressed in the small intestine, but not colon, of mammals and found to mediate the uptake of di/tripeptides and peptide-like drugs from the intestinal lumen. However, species differences have been observed in both the expression (and localization) of PEPT1 and its substrate(More)
Protein synthesis was investigated in rats subjected to 30 min of bicuculline-induced seizures using biochemical and autoradiographic techniques. Incorporation studies were performed on freely convulsive animals following systemic administration of either a tracer dose of L-[1-14C]tyrosine or a flooding dose (7.5 mmol/kg) of L-[1-14C]valine. Using a tracer(More)
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