You-Zhen Fan

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The fate of neonatal glia (mostly glial fibrillary acidic protein-positive astrocytes), cultured on nitrocellulose papers and implanted into cortical lesion cavities, was examined in adult mice and rats. In mice, a Y-chromosome-specific probe and in situ hybridization techniques were used to identify male cells. Male-female grafts allowed visualization of(More)
A Y-chromosome-specific probe and in situ hybridization technology have been used to monitor the survival and migration of neonatal male glia isografted to the left cerebral hemisphere of adult female mice. More than 95% of the cultured donor glia were glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP)-positive astrocytes. By 4 weeks, large numbers of transplanted glia(More)
The modulation by substance P of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)- and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)-activated currents (I(GABA) and I(5-HT)) was studied by using patch-clamp technique in rat trigeminal ganglion (TG) neurons. The majority of neurons examined responded to GABA and 5-HT with inward currents in the same cells (63.8%, 30/47). In 22 out of 30 neurons(More)
AIM To study the correlation between 5-HT-induced pain response and the contribution by individual 5-HTR subtypes including 5-HT1R, 5-HT2R and 5-HT3R at the level of peripheral primary afferent. METHODS The experiments were done on acutely isolated trigeminal ganglion (TG) neurons using whole-cell patch clamp technique and the nociceptive effect was(More)
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