Yi Ren

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Tuberous sclerosis complex is a dominant genetic disorder produced by mutations in either of two tumor suppressor genes, TSC1 and TSC2; it is characterized by hamartomatous tumors, and is associated with severe neurological and behavioral disturbances. Mutations in TSC1 or TSC2 deregulate a conserved growth control pathway that includes Ras homolog enriched(More)
To elucidate spatial and temporal profiles of the protein kinase C (PKC) activation in relation to neuronal functions including synaptic plasticity, we tried to detect PKC translocation in living brain slices. We first developed brain region-specific and inducible gammaPKC-GFP transgenic mice using a tetracycline (tet)-regulated system. In the transgenic(More)
It is well established that paraquat (PQ) poisoning can cause severe lung injury during the early stages of exposure, finally leading to irreversible pulmonary fibrosis. Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) is an essential growth factor that is involved in tissue repair and pulmonary fibrogenesis. In the present study, the role of CTGF was examined in a(More)
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