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Hippocampal neuron-related factor expression and neuronal injury after TBI

Neural Regeneration Research

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IMAGE: At 12 hours after fluid percussion injury, cyclooxygenase-2-positive cells (arrows) in rat hippocampal neurons were increased, as shown by immunocytochemical staining. view more

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) causes gene expression changes in different brain regions. Cyclooxygenase-2, glutamate receptor-2, and platelet activating factor receptor expression levels are related to the occurrence and development of TBI. However, the precise relationship between the expression levels of these three factors and neuronal injury after TBI remains poorly understood. Zhiqiang Li, Inner Mongolia Corps Hospital, Chinese People's Armed Police Forces, China performed a study and showed that sequential expression of cyclooxygenase-2, glutamate receptor-2, and platelet activating factor receptor in rat hippocampal neurons was similar after fluid percussion injury, i.e., the significant expression appeared at 8 and 12 hours after injury and these three factors are involved in occurrence and development of hippocampal neuronal injury. These findings reveal the mechanism underlying hippocampal neuronal injury after TBI. These results were published in Neural Regeneration Research (Vol. 9, No. 9, 2014).

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Article: " Sequential expression of cyclooxygenase-2, glutamate receptor-2, and platelet activating factor receptor in rat hippocampal neurons after fluid percussion injury," by Zhiqiang Li1, Qingming Shu2, Lingzhi Li3, Maolin Ge4, Yongliang Zhang5 (1 Second Department of Medicine, Inner Mongolia Corps Hospital, Chinese People's Armed Police Forces, Huhhot, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China; 2 Department of Pathology, General Hospital of Chinese People's Armed Police Forces, Beijing, China; 3 Section of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Department of Rescue Medicine, Logistics University of Chinese People's Armed Police Force, Tianjin, China; 4 Second Department of Surgery, Inner Mongolia Corps Hospital, Chinese People's Armed Police Forces, Huhhot, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China; 5 Training Department, Logistics University of Chinese People's Armed Police Force, Tianjin Key Laboratory for Biomarkers of Occupational and Environmental Hazard, Tianjin, China)

Li ZQ, Shu QM, Li LZ, Ge ML, Zhang YL. Sequential expression of cyclooxygenase-2, glutamate receptor-2, and platelet activating factor receptor in rat hippocampal neurons after fluid percussion injury. Neural Regen Res. 2014;9(9):978-985.

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