You Jia Xu

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Radioligand binding studies of the cardiac arginine vasopressin (AVP) receptor, together with studies on the AVP-evoked alterations in the [Ca2+]i levels, were undertaken using primary cultures of neonatal rat cardiomyocytes. Rapid, reversible, specific, high-affinity and low-capacity binding sites were detected for the agonist, [3H]AVP, and the V1(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the benefit of bilateral cochlear implants (BCIs) in prelingually deafened children on hearing rehabilitation as well as on speech and language development. METHOD Two cases of congenital profound deaf children, who received unilateral cochlear implantation (CI, MEDEL C40+) on the age of 2 and 7.5, respectively, were performed(More)
BACKGROUND Some evidence suggests that women with primary dysmenorrhea (or painful period) often have traumatic experience with parental attachments, but the exact relationship is still unclear. PURPOSE This study aims to investigate associations between styles of the parental bonding and the detailed aspects of the disorder in Chinese university-student(More)
Iron accumulation is a risk factor of osteoporosis; mechanisms leading to iron-related bone loss are not fully determined. We sought to better understand the effect of chronic iron accumulation on bone over the life span in a mouse model. Hepcidin1 knockout (Hepc1 −/−) male mice and their littermate control wild type (WT) mice at 7 months old were used in(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the contribution of executive function to abnormal recognition of facial expressions of emotion in schizophrenia patients. METHODS Abnormal recognition of facial expressions of emotion was assayed according to Japanese and Caucasian facial expressions of emotion (JACFEE), Wisconsin card sorting test (WCST), positive and negative symptom(More)
When English-speaking people listen to the Deutsch “high-low” word illusion, they report hearing English words. Whether Chinese-speaking people report Chinese words when listening to the illusion, or whether any reported words might be correlated with personality traits as previous investigations have demonstrated for listening to music in other cultures,(More)
BACKGROUND Bipolar disorder types I (BD I) and II (BD II) behave differently in clinical manifestations, normal personality traits, responses to pharmacotherapies, biochemical backgrounds and neuroimaging activations. How the varied emotional states of BD I and II are related to the comorbid personality disorders remains to be settled. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND The exact cerebral structural and functional mechanisms under the auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs) in schizophrenia are still unclear. The Deutsch "high-low" word illusion might trigger attentional responses mimicking those under AVHs. METHODS We therefore have invited 16 patients with first-episode, paranoid schizophrenia, and 16 age- and(More)
BACKGROUND The exact mechanism behind auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia remains unknown. A corollary discharge dysfunction hypothesis has been put forward, but it requires further confirmation. Electroencephalography (EEG) of the Deutsch octave illusion might offer more insight, by demonstrating an abnormal cerebral activation similar to that under(More)
PURPOSE Treatment-resistant depression is comorbid with personality or anxiety disorder; how passive attention functions in these disorders remains unknown. A single tone-elicited event-related potential P3 component (passive P3) might help to characterize the passive attention in these disorders. METHODS The passive P3 test was applied to 32 patients(More)