Yingjun Guo

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Peripheral nerve injury is often followed by incomplete and unsatisfactory functional recovery and may be associated with sensory and motor impairment of the affected limb. Therefore, a novel method is needed to improve the speed of recovery and the final functional outcome after peripheral nerve injuries. This report investigates the effect of(More)
Astrocyte inflammation plays important roles both in physiological and pathological processes in the central nervous system (CNS). Ischemic injury in the CNS causes damage to astrocytes and the release of proinflammatory cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin-1β, and interleukin-6. This current study investigates whether mesencephalic(More)
Recent studies suggest that both the KPNB3 gene and the KPNA3 gene in the long arm of chromosome 13 (13q) are associated with schizophrenia. Because these two genes belong to the same family of karyopherins, their combined effect on illness was investigated among 238 Chinese family trios consisting of fathers, mothers and affected offspring with(More)
This work reviewed all the reports on the NOTCH4 gene in schizophrenia, which have been published since the gene was found to be associated with illness among a British population in 2000. The results from independent studies were inconsistent. Allelic heterogeneity, clinical diagnosis, ethnical backgrounds, and linkage disequilibrium (LD) structures in the(More)
The present study detected three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), BanISNP at the PLA2G4A locus, rs1648833 at the PLA2G4B locus, and rs1549637 at the PLA2G4C locus, to investigate a genetic association between the cytosolic PLA2 (cPLA2) genes and schizophrenia. A total of 240 Chinese parent-offspring trios of Han descent were recruited for the genetic(More)