Yuk Shan Chen

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Experimental autoimmune uveoretinitis (EAU) was induced in Lewis rats and B10.A mice by immunization with S-antigen (S-Ag) to study the potential roles of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and the beta1 and beta2 isoforms of transforming growth factor (TGFbeta1 and TGFbeta2) during the progression of the disease. VEGF has been implicated as an(More)
This study examined the role of aldose reductase (AR) in diabetes-associated impaired nerve regeneration using thy1-YFP (YFP) mice. Sciatic nerves of nondiabetic and streptozotocin-induced diabetic AR(+/+)YFP and AR(-/-)YFP mice were transected after 4 weeks of diabetes. Wallerian degeneration and nerve regeneration were evaluated at 1 and 2 weeks(More)
The neural and glial cells of the intrinsic ganglia of the enteric nervous system (ENS) are derived from the hindbrain neural crest at the vagal level. The Hoxb3 gene is expressed in the vagal neural crest and in the enteric ganglia of the developing gut during embryogenesis. We have identified a cis-acting enhancer element b3IIIa in the Hoxb3 gene locus.(More)
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