Yi-Jiun Peter Lin

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Roles of the lateral and medial septum in the regulation of activity, reactivity and open field behavior in rats were examined in the present study. Effects of lateral, medial and combined lateral and medial septal lesions were studied, respectively. Our results indicate that lateral septal lesions significantly decreased locomotor activity and tended to(More)
Persistent hepatitis B viral (HBV) infection results in chronic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Recent studies in animal models of viral infection indicate that the interaction between the inhibitory receptor, programmed death (PD)-1, on lymphocytes and its ligand (PD-L1) play a critical role in T-cell exhaustion by inducing(More)
Inhaled cigarette smoke (CS) triggers airway reflexes that are thought to result from the activation of lung vagal C-fiber afferents (LVCAs) via the action of reactive oxygen species in rats. We investigated the role of transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) and P2X receptors in LVCA activation. Activities of LVCAs were recorded in anesthetized(More)
The kappa opioid, U50,488, was examined alone and in combination with the 5HT2 antagonists, ketanserin, pirenperone and LY 53857. Squirrel monkeys responded under a shock titration procedure in which shock intensity increased every 15 s from 0.01 to 2.0 mA in 30 steps. Five responses terminated the shock for 15 s, after which the shock resumed at the next(More)
Apomorphine (APO) has been shown to elevate tryptophan, serotonin (5-HT), and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) concentrations in the dorsal raphe (DR) and its corresponding projection site, the striatum, but not in the median raphe (MR) and its terminal area, the hippocampus. We have previously demonstrated that these effects are indirectly mediated(More)
The purpose of this study was to improve an instrument used to assess career aspirations (the Career Aspiration Scale) so the revised measure can be used with confidence by counseling psychologists in research and practice. Three studies were conducted with a total of 583 undergraduate and graduate women. Results of these studies provided support for the(More)
The purpose of the present study was to examine the role of serotonin (5HT) in the discriminative stimulus effects of kappa opioids. Pigeons were trained to discriminate 5.6 mg/kg of the kappa opioid, U50,488, from water. During substitution tests, both U50,488 and another kappa opioid, spiradoline, produced > 80% responding on the U50,488-appropriate key.(More)
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