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Articles by Lin Gou in JoVE
Study Glial Cell Heterogeneity Influence on Axon Growth Using a New Coculture Method
Han-peng Xu1,2, Lin Gou3,4, Hong-Wei Dong3
1Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, UCLA, 2Basic Medicine School, Fourth Military Medical University, 3Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, 4Aerospace Medicine School, Fourth Military Medical Univeristy
In this protocol, we described a new method to study the influence of glial cell heterogeneity on axon growth with an in vitro co-culture system. Rat cortical glial cells were cultured to confluence and cocultured with highly purified rat dorsal root ganglia neurons. Different glial cell influence on neurons adhesion and axon growth was compared directly in the same culture. This method provides a new way to directly study the glial cell heterogeneity influence on neuron adhesion and axon growth.
Other articles by Lin Gou on PubMed
[Zhonghua Yan Ke Za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology. Aug, 2002 | Pubmed ID: 12410992
To investigate the possible effect of infrasound on the ultra-structure and permeability of rat's blood-retinal barrier (BRB).
Lin Chuang Er Bi Yan Hou Ke Za Zhi = Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology. Nov, 2002 | Pubmed ID: 15515553
To observe the effect of surfactant on eustachian tube (ET) on the opening of ET as well as it's therapeutic role in barotitis media (BM).
Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine. Jul, 2003 | Pubmed ID: 12862323
Previous research has shown that the eustachian tube (ET) in animals and humans is lined with a substance that lowers surface tension and thus facilitates the opening of the eustachian tube and aeration of the middle ear. The aims of the present study were to observe the role of eustachian tube surfactant (ETS) on the opening of the ET and to explore the therapeutic effect of natural and artificial ETS on barotitis media (BOM).
Cyto- and Chemoarchitecture of the Hypothalamic Paraventricular Nucleus in the C57BL/6J Male Mouse: a Study of Immunostaining and Multiple Fluorescent Tract Tracing
The Journal of Comparative Neurology. Jan, 2012 | Pubmed ID: 21674499
The paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus (PVH) plays a critical role in the regulation of autonomic, neuroendocrine, and behavioral activities. This understanding has come from extensive characterization of the PVH in rats, and for this mammalian species we now have a robust model of basic PVH neuroanatomy and function. However, in mice, whose use as a model research animal has burgeoned with the increasing sophistication of tools for genetic manipulation, a comparable level of PVH characterization has not been achieved. To address this, we employed a variety of fluorescent tract tracing and immunostaining techniques in several different combinations to determine the neuronal connections and cyto- and chemoarchitecture of the PVH in the commonly used C57BL/6J male mouse. Our findings reveal a distinct organization in the mouse PVH that is substantially different from the PVH of male rats. The differences are particularly evident with respect to the spatial relations of two principal neuroendocrine divisions (magnocellular and parvicellular) and three descending preautonomic populations in the PVH. We discuss these data in relation to what is known about PVH function and provide the work as a resource for further studies of the neuronal architecture and function of the mouse PVH.