Yinxia Cheng

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The phenylisopropylamine PMMA or N-methyl-1-(4-methoxyphenyl)-2-aminopropane, a structural hybrid of paramethoxyamphetamine (PMA) and methamphetamine, has been previously shown to unexpectedly lack amphetamine-like or hallucinogen-like stimulus properties in animals. For example, in tests of stimulus generalization, neither a (+)amphetamine stimulus nor a(More)
1-Methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) causes the damage of dopaminergic neurons as seen in Parkinson's disease (PD). Oxidative stress has been implicated in the pathogenesis of PD. Baicalein, isolated from the traditional Chinese herbal medicine Huangqin (Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi), has been shown to have antioxidant effects. Here we(More)
Baicalein, a flavonoid obtained from the root of Chinese medicinal herb Scutellaria baicalensis, has been shown to exert a protective effect on neurons against several neuronal insults. The aim of this study was to explore the neuroprotective effect of baicalein in 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-induced experimental parkinsonism in vitro and in vivo. In in(More)
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