Yong-Gang Wang

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TrkA receptor signaling is essential for nerve growth factor (NGF)-induced survival and differentiation of sensory neurons. To identify possible effectors or regulators of TrkA signaling, yeast two-hybrid screening was performed using the intracellular domain of TrkA as bait. We identified muc18-1-interacting protein 2 (Mint2) as a novel TrkA-binding(More)
RET receptor signalling is essential for glial-cell-line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF)-induced survival and differentiation of various neurons such as mesencephalic neurons. To identify proteins that mediate RET-dependent signaling, yeast two-hybrid screening was performed with the intracellular domain of RET as bait. We identified a new interaction(More)
Mint protein family, as adaptor molecules, contains three members, Mint1, Mint2 and Mint3. Although Mint3 is ubiquitously expressed, Mint1 and Mint2 have been reported to express specifically in neuron. Here we demonstrated Mint1 and Mint2 expression pattern in rat spinal cord. The protein level of Mint2 was found to be higher than that of Mint1 in rat(More)
Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) was originally recognized for its ability to promote survival of midbrain dopaminergic neurons, but it has since been demonstrated to be crucial for the survival and differentiation of many neuronal subpopulations, including motor neurons, sympathetic neurons, sensory neurons and enteric neurons. To(More)
A novel texture-based segmentation algorithm for color images is proposed in this paper. Many powerful color image segmentation algorithms such as J-Segmentation (JSEG)suffer from over segmentation. Analysis of undesirable results from JSEG segmentation has led to the development of an improved JSEG method called improved contrast JSEG, or IC-JSEG. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the short-term outcomes of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for thoracic tumors. METHODS The data of 1,790 consecutive patients were retrospectively reviewed. These patients underwent VATS pulmonary resections, VATS esophagectomies, and VATS resections of mediastinal tumors or biopsies at the Cancer Institute & Hospital,(More)
In the present study, eleven compounds (1-11) including nine alkaloids (1-9), one triterpenoid saponin (10) and one formamide (11) were isolated from Talaromyces sp. LGT-2, an endophytic fungus from Tripterygium wilfordi. Their structures were determined based on NMR and ESI-MS spectral data, as well as comparing previous literature data. This is the first(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate neurological function and progression/recurrence (P/R) outcome of foramen magnum meningioma (FMM) based on a modified classification. METHODS This study included 185 consecutive patients harboring FMMs (mean age 49.4 years; 124 females). The authors classified the FMMs into 4 types according to the previous(More)
Kouyanqing Granule (KYQG) is a traditional Chinese herbal formula composed of Flos lonicerae (FL), Radix scrophulariae (RS), Radix ophiopogonis (RO), Radix asparagi (RA), and Radix et rhizoma glycyrrhizae (RG). In contrast with the typical method of separating and then biologicalily testing the components individually, this study was designed to establish(More)