Yunyan Xie

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Different tissues have specific mechanical properties and cells of different geometries, such as elongated muscle cells and polygonal endothelial cells, which are precisely regulated during embryo development. However, the mechanisms that underlie these processes are not clear. Here, we built an in vitro model to mimic the cellular microenvironment of(More)
BACKGROUND Neurons are dynamically coupled with each other through neurite-mediated adhesion during development. Understanding the collective behavior of neurons in circuits is important for understanding neural development. While a number of genetic and activity-dependent factors regulating neuronal migration have been discovered on single cell level,(More)
Identifying amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) is of great clinical importance because aMCI is a putative prodromal stage of Alzheimer's disease. The present study aimed to explore the feasibility of accurately identifying aMCI with a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) biomarker. We integrated measures of both gray matter (GM) abnormalities derived(More)
The missense mutation V717I in amyloid precursor protein (APP) gene has been reported in many early-onset familial Alzheimer's disease (EOFAD) families. However, no detailed clinical picture regarding this mutation has ever been described for Chinese EOFAD. We investigate the age at onset (AAO), initial clinical features and non-cognitive neurological(More)
BACKGROUND The ε4 allele of the Apolipoprotein E gene (APOE-ε4) is a potent genetic risk factor for sporadic Alzheimer's disease (AD). Amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) is an intermediate state between normal cognitive aging and dementia, which is easy to convert to AD dementia. It is an urgent problem in the field of cognitive neuroscience to(More)
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