Articles by Cheng Qin in JoVE
The Cutting and Floating Method for Paraffin-embedded Tissue for Sectioning Cheng Qin*1,2, Yijiang Bai*1,2, Zhen Zeng1,2, Liao Wang1,2, Zhiwen Luo1,2, Shunqi Wang1,3, Suqi Zou1,3 1Institute of Life Science, Nanchang University, 2Queen Mary School, Medical Department, Nanchang University, 3School of Life Science, Nanchang University Here, we present a protocol to improve paraffin sectioning. This method combines cutting and floating using a simple thermostatic chamber to avoid the transfer process required by the conventional method. As a result, the efficiency and the number of intact paraffin sections were greatly improved.
Other articles by Cheng Qin on PubMed
Evaluation of the Microscopic Observation Drug Susceptibility Assay for the Rapid Detection of MDR-TB and XDR-TB in China: a Prospective Multicentre Study The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. Feb, 2015 | Pubmed ID: 25266071 To perform a multicentre study evaluating the performance of the microscopic observation drug susceptibility (MODS) assay for the detection of MDR-TB and XDR-TB in high-burden resource-limited settings.
The Paraventricular Nucleus of the Hypothalamus: Development, Function, and Human Diseases Endocrinology. Sep, 2018 | Pubmed ID: 30052854 The paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus (PVH), located in the ventral diencephalon adjacent to the third ventricle, is a highly conserved brain region present in species from zebrafish to humans. The PVH is composed of three main types of neurons, magnocellular, parvocellular, and long-projecting neurons, which play imperative roles in the regulation of energy balance and various endocrinological activities. In this review, we focus mainly on recent findings about the early development of the hypothalamus and the PVH, the functions of the PVH in the modulation of energy homeostasis and in the hypothalamus-pituitary system, and human diseases associated with the PVH, such as obesity, short stature, hypertension, and diabetes insipidus. Thus, the investigations of the PVH will benefit not only understanding of the development of the central nervous system but also the etiology of and therapy for human diseases.