Zheng Song Huang

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BACKGROUND Spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) carries a high mortality rate, with survivors commonly left with permanent neurological deficits. Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transplantation promotes functional recovery in experimental ICH, and treatment with hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is beneficial in ischemic stroke. OBJECTIVE We hypothesize(More)
We tested the hypothesis that the forebrain is responsible for a component of basal sympathetic nerve discharge (SND) in the anesthetized cat. For this purpose integrated postganglionic inferior cardiac SND and blood pressure were measured before and after serial transections of the midbrain at stereotaxic planes A3 and AP0. In the first series of(More)
Low frequency electroacupuncture (EA) analgesia has been thought to be mediated by endogenous opioids. Among other lines of evidence, it has been reported that EA stimulation delivered at 2 and 2-15 Hz in rats could be blocked or partially antagonized by naloxone (NAL) and naltrexone (NTX). In contrast, experiments in one of our laboratories (D.J.M.) showed(More)
Periodic electrical stimulation of the medullary raphe or lateral tegmental field in baroreceptor-denervated cats was used to force the central systems responsible for the 10-Hz and 2- to 6-Hz rhythms in post-ganglionic sympathetic nerve discharge (SND). The 10-Hz rhythm in SND could be entrained either to the frequency of medullary stimulation or to(More)
We studied the effects of brain stem and spinal lesions on the 10-Hz rhythms in left and right inferior cardiac sympathetic nerve discharge (SND) of baroreceptor-denervated, decerebrate cats. Unilateral medullary lesions [parasagittal section 1.5 mm lateral to midline, radiofrequency lesion of the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM), or chemical(More)
We reported that the forebrain is responsible for a significant component (38%) of inferior cardiac postganglionic sympathetic nerve discharge (SND) in baroreceptor-denervated cats anesthetized with alpha-chloralose [Huang et al., Am. J. Physiol. 252 (Regulatory Integrative Comp. Physiol. 21): R645-R652, 1987]. The current study was initiated to assess the(More)
We tested the hypothesis that brain stem circuits normally generate a 2- to 6-Hz oscillation in sympathetic nerve discharge (SND). Experiments were performed on baroreceptor-denervated decerebrate cats and urethan-anesthetized rats in which renal or splanchnic SND was recorded along with field potentials (population activity) from sites in the rostral(More)
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