Zhen-Jue She

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Müller glia have been demonstrated to display stem-cell properties after retinal damage. Here, we report this potential can be regulated by Sonic hedgehog (Shh) signaling. Shh can stimulate proliferation of Müller glia through its receptor and target gene expressed on them, furthermore, Shh-treated Müller glia are induced to dedifferentiate by expressing(More)
1. Erythropoietin (EPO) can reverse radiotherapy-induced anaemia by stimulating bone marrow cells to produce erythrocytes. However, there are limited studies that address the mechanisms by which EPO exerts its beneficial effects in radiotherapy-induced anaemia. In the present study, we used a human bone marrow-derived EPO-dependent leukaemia cell line(More)
Melanopsin in retinal ganglion cells plays an important role in mammalian circadian systems. Previous studies indicate melanopsin is responsible for circadian photoentrainment independent of classical rods and cones. However, expression of melanopsin in ganglion cells may be regulated by photoreceptors. In this study, we investigated the effects of(More)
To investigate the involvement of blood-born factors and extracellular proteases in axonal degeneration and regeneration in both PNS and CNS, we directly compared the differences of blood-nerve barrier (BNB) disruption and matrix metalloprotease-9 (MMP-9) induction between the sciatic nerve and optic nerve after crush injury in the same animal. In sciatic(More)
Ouabain is both a cardiac glycoside used in therapy of congestive heart failure and an endogenous steroid hormone. It specifically binds to Na(+), K(+)-ATPase (NKA) and blocks its activity. Overdose of ouabain induces retinal damage. In different species ouabain-induced retinal degeneration affects different cell types. In fish and rabbit ouabain induces(More)
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