Yueting Zhang

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In the developing CNS, Notch1 and its ligand, Jagged1, regulate oligodendrocyte differentiation and myelin formation, but their role in repair of demyelinating lesions in diseases such as multiple sclerosis remains unresolved. To address this question, we generated a mouse model in which we targeted Notch1 inactivation to oligodendrocyte progenitor cells(More)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic and devastating autoimmune demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. With the increased understanding of the pathophysiology of this disease in the past two decades, many disease-modifying therapies that primarily target adaptive immunity have been shown to prevent exacerbations and new lesions in patients(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) is the downstream effector after the activation of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors. It is involved in various physiological processes, such as synapse reconstruction and plasticity, neurotoxity and neuronal death. It also participates in the development and maturation of cortical neurons. The expression of nitric oxide synthase (NOS)(More)
Stroke is the third leading cause of death as dementia is a main symptom of Alzheimer's disease. One of the important mechanisms in the pathogeny of stroke is free radical production during the reperfusion period, therefore the effects of a type of natural antioxidant, i.e. Crataegus flavonoids (CF), on brain ischemic insults were investigated in Mongolian(More)
Mechanisms that regulate oligodendrocyte survival and myelin formation are an intense focus of research into myelin repair in the lesions of multiple sclerosis (MS). Although demyelination and oligodendrocyte loss are pathological hallmarks of the disease, increased oligodendrocyte numbers and remyelination are frequently observed in early lesions, but(More)
Oxidative stress is a main mediator in nitric oxide (NO) -induced neurotoxicity and has been implicated in the pathogenesis of many neurodegenerative disorders. Green tea polyphenols are usually expected as potent chemo-preventive agents due to their ability of scavenging free radicals and chelating metal ions. However, not all the actions of green tea(More)
During postnatal development of the visual cortex of golden hamster, there is a transient increase in both the expression and the activity of nitric oxide synthase (NOS), which coincides temporally with the formation of ipsilateral retino-collicular and retino-geniculate projections and the functional differentiation of primary visual cortex, suggesting the(More)
Lysophosphatidyl acyltransferase (LPAT) is the important enzyme responsible for the acylation of lysophosphatidic acid (LPA), leading to the generation of phosphatidic acid (PA) in plant. Its encoding gene is an essential candidate for oil crops to improve oil composition and increase seed oil content through genetic engineering. In this study, a(More)