Yuansheng Tan

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1. Metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs) are known to play a role in synaptic plasticity. In a study of rat hippocampal brain slices, we find that a brief perfusion of a group I mGluR agonist, (S)-3,5-dihydroxyphenylglycine (DHPG), induced a robust long-term depression (DHPG-LTD) in area CA1. 2. The action was accompanied by an enhancement of the(More)
1. The effects of three metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGluR) agonists were tested in two pathways of rat piriform cortex. The group I, II and III mGluR agonists used were RS-3,5-dihydroxyphenenylglycine (DHPG) (10–100 μM), (2S,1′S,2′S)-2-Carboxycyclopropyl (L-CCG) (20–100 μM) and L(+)-2-amino-4-phosphonobutyric acid (L-AP4) (5–500 μM), respectively. 2.(More)
Our previous studies have demonstrated that ortho-substituted PCBs cause a rapid cell death in both thymocytes and cerebellar granule cell neurons, whereas coplanar congeners are without effect at comparable concentrations and exposure times. We have demonstrated that multiple membrane components are altered by these exposures, including the plasma(More)
The effects of exposure of acutely dissociated rat thymocytes to various polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners were examined using flow cytometry. Non-planar, ortho-substituted congeners caused a rapid cell death at low micromolar concentrations, while coplanar, dioxin-like congeners at the same concentration were without significant effect. The most(More)
Several PCB congeners were assessed for their cytotoxicity on cerebellar granule cells in an attempt to compare their structure-activity relationship as potential neurotoxicants and to assess the mechanisms associated with their toxicity. Flow cytometry was used to monitor the changes of a number of biochemical endpoints: membrane integrity, intracellular(More)
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