You Xiang Xie

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Regional cerebral protein synthesis was investigated in the Mongolian gerbil during recovery from forebrain ischemia produced by bilateral common carotid artery occlusion for 5 min. At various recirculation periods up to 72 h animals received a single dose of L-(3,5-3H)tyrosine and were killed 30 min later. Brains were processed for autoradiography using(More)
Anoxic depolarization (AD) and failure of the cellular ion homeostasis are suggested to play a key role in ischemia-induced neuronal death. Recent studies show that the blockade of Na+ influx significantly improved the neuronal outcome. In the present study, we investigated the effects of 10 microM tetrodotoxin (TTX) on ischemia-induced disturbances of ion(More)
Excitotoxic activation of glutamate receptors is thought to be a key event for the molecular pathogenesis of postischemic delayed neuronal death of CA-1 neurons in the gerbil hippocampus. Glutamate receptor stimulation also causes induction of transcription factors that belong to the class of immediate early genes. We examined the expression of six(More)
Prolonged insulin-induced hypoglycemia causes widespread loss of neurons and permanent brain damage with irreversible coma. Although the deprivation of carbohydrate stores affects all brain regions, the breakdown of energy metabolism and cessation of protein synthesis occur predominantly in the cerebral cortex, caudoputamen and hippocampus. The cerebellum,(More)
Regional cerebral protein synthesis was investigated in anesthetized, mechanically ventilated rats during progressive insulin-induced hypoglycemia and the recovery period following glucose infusion. Polysome profiles from precomatose animals with slow wave/polyspike EEG revealed a slight reduction of polyribosomes and a concurrent increase in monoribosomes,(More)
The effect of barbiturate treatment on post-ischemic cerebral protein biosynthesis was studied in gerbils subjected to 5 min transient occlusion of carotid arteries followed by 2 h or 48 h recirculation. Ischemia induced a remarkable decline of amino acid incorporation into brain proteins in most forebrain structures. The initial inhibition recovered to(More)
Brief periods of cerebral ischemia result in prolonged inhibition of protein synthesis. In CA1 sector of hippocampus inhibition is irreversible, leading to delayed death of pyramidal neurons. In order to study the possible role of gene transcription in this process, expression of four individual RNAs was investigated in the gerbil brain after 5 min of(More)
Protein synthesis was investigated in rats subjected to 30 min of bicuculline-induced seizures using biochemical and autoradiographic techniques. Incorporation studies were performed on freely convulsive animals following systemic administration of either a tracer dose of L-[1-14C]tyrosine or a flooding dose (7.5 mmol/kg) of L-[1-14C]valine. Using a tracer(More)
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