Yuan-Long Li

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Methionine sulfoxide reductases A (MsrA) has been postulated to act as a catalytic antioxidant system involved in the protection of oxidative stress-induced cell injury. Recently, attention has turned to MsrA in coupling with the pathology of Parkinson's disease, which is closely related to neurotoxins that cause dopaminergic neuron degeneration. Here, we(More)
Many studies have reported a withdrawal-dependent increase in synaptic AMPA receptor (AMPAR) levels in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) of cocaine-sensitized rats; however, the exact relationship between the expression of sensitization and altered AMPAR surface expression in the NAc has not yet been investigated. We demonstrated that the expression of behavioral(More)
Considerable evidence indicates that methionine sulfoxide (MetO) reductase A (MsrA) plays an important role in cytoprotection against oxidative stress and serves as a potential drug target. To screen for MsrA regulators, a rapid and specific assay to monitor MsrA activity is required. Most of current assays for MsrA activity are based on the reduction of(More)
AIMS Hydrogen sulfide (H2 S) has been widely accepted as a gas neuromodulator to regulate synaptic function. Herein, we set out to determine the effect of H2 S on α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methylisoxazole-4-propionic acid receptor (AMPAR) and its mechanism. METHODS BS(3) protein cross-linking, Western blot, patch clamp, and biotin-switch assay. RESULTS Bath(More)
AIMS Reactive sulfur species, including hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and its oxydates, have been raised as novel redox signaling molecules. The present study aimed at examining whether endogenous sulfhydration signal is required for long-term potentiation (LTP), a cellular model for memory. RESULTS In this study, we found that increased synaptic activity(More)
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