Mei-Ping Ding

Zhejiang University, Hang-hsien, Zhejiang Sheng, China

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    ABSTRACT: Purpose: As antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are known to be associated with alterations in thyroid profiles, we aimed to carry out a meta-analysis to comprehensively assess the effects of AEDs on thyroid hormones in patients with epilepsy. Methods: We searched the NCBI (PubMed), ISI Web of Science, EMBASE databases, and Cochrane Library to identify studies evaluating the association between AED use and thyroid hormone profiles in patients with epilepsy. Fixed or random effects meta-analysis was used to pool results across studies. Results: In all, 35 studies were included in our analysis. Out of a total of 997 patients in these studies, epileptic patients receiving AEDs showed an overall significant decrease in thyroxin (T4) and free T4 (fT4) and higher levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) than the controls (T4: standardized mean difference [SMD]=-1.839, 95% confidence interval [CI], -2.063 to -1.614; fT4: SMD=-1.190, 95% CI, -1.687 to -0.692; TSH: SMD=0.445, 95% CI, 0.031-0.858). Notably, the use of carbamazepine (CBZ) suggested a significant decrease in triiodothyronine (T3), T4, and fT4; phenytoin (PHT) use showed a decrease in T4 and fT4; and valproic acid (VPA) use was associated with decreased T4 and increased TSH. Conclusion: Our study suggests that use of AEDs such as CBZ, PHT, and VPA, was associated with alteration of thyroid hormones among patients with epilepsy.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Seizure
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    ABSTRACT: The effects and mechanisms of ketogenic diets (KD) are unclear. In this study, We aimed to reveal electrographic and behavioral thresholds in responses to the KD in pentylenetetrazol (PTZ)-induced seizures, as well as its antiepileptogenic effects on PTZ-kindling rats. Additionally, we investigated the potential link between KD and expression levels of two cation chloride cotransporters: K(+)-Cl(-) co-transporter 2 (KCC2) and Na(+)-K(+)-Cl(-) co-transporter 1 (NKCC1). The KD group had significantly higher electrographic thresholds than the control (ND) group for the first spike-and-wave, subcontinuous spike-and-wave, high amplitude spike-and-wave, and polyspikes both in the cortex and hippocampus. Compared to the ND group, the KD group had higher behavioral thresholds for behavioral absence, first jerk, first overt myoclonia, and generalized seizures. In the PTZ-kindling model, KD not only prolonged the latency of myoclonic and clonic convulsions, but shortened clonic and generalized duration. In addition, KD rats had higher KCC2 protein expression before kindling, during myoclonic jerks, and GTCS compared with ND rats. There were no significant differences in NKCC1 protein levels between both groups following the four-week dietary intervention without PTZ exposure (before kindling). Moreover, KD inhibited the upregulation of NKCC1 expression induced by kindling in myoclonic jerks and GTCS. Therefore, our findings demonstrated that KD had antiepileptic features in elevating thresholds to most electrographic and behavioral seizure patterns in PTZ-induced rats, as well as delaying the progression and alleviating the severity of seizure in PTZ-kindling model. The antiepileptogenic effects of KD may be attributed to its regulatory properties on KCC2 and NKCC1 protein expression.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Neuroscience Letters
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    ABSTRACT: Chronic lymphocytic inflammation with pontine perivascular enhancement responsive to steroids (CLIPPERS) is an inflammatory disorder of the CNS with distinct clinical and radiologic features.(1) In this study, we report an atypical case of CLIPPERS presenting with prominent spinal symptoms and diffuse white matter involvement. Our patient exhibited a good response to steroid therapy and recovered fully, suggesting there are variations in the clinical and radiologic presentations of CLIPPERS, and highlighting the importance of recognizing this rare syndrome as a potentially treatable disorder.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Neurology
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to investigate the association of depression and anxiety with adherence to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in Chinese patients with epilepsy. A total of 184 Chinese patients with epilepsy, and without cognitive impairment, underwent psychometric tests: the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI). Adherence to antiepileptic drugs was measured by the eight-item Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS-8). Data on patients' demographic characteristics, disease characteristics, and treatment characteristics were also collected. The MMAS-8 indicated that 39.7% of the patients had low adherence, 34.2% had moderate adherence, and 26.1% had high adherence. Demographic, disease, and treatment characteristics were not significantly different between the low adherence group and the moderate-to-high adherence group. Thirty-six (19.6%) patients had moderate-to-severe depression according to the BDI, and 47 (25.5%) patients were considered anxious according to the BAI. A significant difference in depression scores was found between the low adherence group and the moderate-to-high adherence group (χ(2)=13.625, P<0.001). We also found a significant difference in anxiety scores between the two groups (χ(2)=8.331, P=0.004). Pearson's correlations indicated that depression scores (r=-0.281, P<0.001) and anxiety scores (r=-0.255, P<0.001) were negatively correlated with adherence. Negative correlations were found between BDI scores and items 2, 7, and 8 of the MMAS-8 (P<0.05); negative correlations were also found between BAI scores and items 3 and 6-8 (P<0.05). Depression and anxiety were associated with reduced antiepileptic drug adherence in Chinese patients. Addressing depression and anxiety among patients with epilepsy may help improve adherence to AEDs. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2015 · Epilepsy & Behavior
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the anti-epileptic effects of deep brain stimulation targeting the external globus palladium (GPe) in rats. For inducing amygdala kindling and deep brain stimulation, bipolar stainless-steel electrodes were implanted in SD rats into right basolateral amygdala and right GPe, respectively. The effects of deep brain stimulation were evaluated in the amygdala kindling model, maximal electroshock model (MES) and pentylenetetrazole (PTZ) model. Moreover, the background EEGs in the amygdala and GPe were recorded. Low-frequency stimulation (0.1 ms, 1 Hz, 15 min) at the GPe slowed the progression of seizure stages and shortened the after-discharge duration (ADD) during kindling acquisition. Furthermore, low-frequency stimulation significantly decreased the incidence of generalized seizures, suppressed the average stage, and shortened the cumulative ADD and generalized seizure duration in fully kindled rats. In addition, low-frequency stimulation significantly suppressed the average stage of MES-induced seizures and increased the latency to generalized seizures in the PTZ model. High-frequency stimulation (0.1 ms, 130 Hz, 5 min) at the GPe had no anti-epileptic effect and even aggravated epileptogenesis induced by amygdala kindling. EEG analysis showed that low-frequency stimulation at the GPe reversed the increase in delta power, whereas high-frequency stimulation at the GPe had no such effect. Low-frequency stimulation, but not high-frequency stimulation, at the GPe exerts therapeutic effect on temporal lobe epilepsy and tonic-colonic generalized seizures, which may be due to interference with delta rhythms. The results suggest that modulation of GPe activity using low-frequency stimulation or drugs may be a promising epilepsy treatment.
    Full-text · Article · Jun 2015 · Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
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    ABSTRACT: A number of studies have investigated the association between Parkinson's disease (PD) and genetic polymorphisms of bone marrow stromal cell antigen 1 (BST-1). However, the results to date have been conflicting. In this study a meta-analysis was performed to assess the association between BST-1 polymorphisms and PD. Previous relevant studies were identified from Medline, Embase and Cochrane databases, among which the studies evaluating the association of BST-1 polymorphisms with risk of PD were used in the meta-analysis. Summary odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were determined for different genetic models using meta-analytic methods. Subgroup analysis was performed based on study designs and participant ethnicity, and sensitivity analysis was also performed. Eleven studies comprising 11,070 cases and 19,169 controls were included in this meta-analysis. ORs and 95% CIs were used to assess the strength of association. The rs4698412 variant (G→A) showed a significant summary OR of 1.12 (95% CI: 1.05-1.20; P=0.001) in an allelic model. This significant association was also observed in the subgroup analysis based on participants' ethnicity and study designs. The pooled OR of the rs11724635 variant (C→A) indicated a non-significant association with PD in a recessive model (OR, 1.16, 95% CI: 0.97-1.40; P=0.112), dominant model (OR, 1.10, 95% CI: 0.86-1.41; P=0.458) and allelic model (OR, 1.10, 95% CI: 0.95-1.27; P=0.224). Although the rs11931532 variant (T→C) did not show association with PD (OR, 0.99, 95% CI: 0.85-1.15; P=0.9), the pooled estimation of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) showed a significant connection with PD (OR, 1.19, 95% CI: 1.08-1.31; P=0.001). Sensitivity analysis supported these findings, and no evidence of publication bias was observed in the meta-analysis. Our studies suggested that the rs4698412 variant of BST-1 may increase the PD susceptibility. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
    No preview · Article · May 2015 · Neuroscience Letters
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the Neurological Disorders Depression Inventory for Epilepsy (C-NDDI-E). A total of 248 Chinese patients with epilepsy underwent psychometric tests, including the Chinese version of the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (C-MINI), the Chinese version of the Beck Depression Inventory - II (C-BDI-II), and the C-NDDI-E. None of the patients had difficulties understanding or completing the C-NDDI-E. Cronbach's α coefficient was 0.824. At a cutoff score of ≥14, the C-NDDI-E had a sensitivity of 0.854, a specificity of 0.899, a positive predictive value of 0.625, and a negative predictive value of 0.969. The scores for the C-NDDI-E were positively correlated with those for the C-BDI-II (P<0.001). The C-NDDI-E is a reliable and valid screening tool for the detection of major depression in Chinese patients with epilepsy. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    No preview · Article · Mar 2015 · Epilepsy & Behavior
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    ABSTRACT: Children with rolandic epilepsy (RE) are often associated with cognitive deficits and behavioral problems. Findings from neurophysiological and neuroimaging studies in RE have now demonstrated dysfunction not only in rolandic focus, but also in distant neuronal circuits. Little is known, however, about whether there is distributed abnormal spontaneous brain activity in RE. Using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (RS-fMRI), the present study aimed to determine whether children with RE show abnormal local synchronization during resting state and, if so, whether these changes could be associated with the behavioral/clinical characteristics of RE. Regional homogeneity (ReHo) in children with RE (n = 30) and healthy children (n = 20) was computed on resting-state functional MRI data. In comparison with healthy children, children with RE showed increased ReHo in the central, premotor, and prefrontal regions, while they showed decreased ReHo in bilateral orbitofrontal cortex and temporal pole. In addition, the ReHo value in the left orbitofrontal cortex negatively was corrected with performance intelligence quotient in the children with RE. The aberrant local synchronization, not strictly related to primary site of the typical rolandic focus, indicates the neuropathophysiological mechanism of RE. The study findings may shed new light on the understanding of neural correlation of neuropsychological deficiencies in the children with RE.
    Full-text · Article · Aug 2014 · BioMed Research International
  • Yao Ding · Shan Wang · Yan Jiang · Yi Yang · Manman Zhang · Yi Guo · Shuang Wang · Mei-Ping Ding
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    ABSTRACT: Fructose-1,6-diphosphate (FDP) shifts the metabolism of glucose from glycolysis to the pentose phosphate pathway and has anticonvulsant activity in several acute seizure animal models. In the present study, we investigated the anti-epileptogenic effects of FDP in an amygdaloid-kindling seizure model, which is an animal model of the most common form of human temporal lobe epilepsy. We found that 1.0g/kg FDP slowed seizure progression and shortened the corresponding after-discharge duration (ADD). FDP increased the number of stimulations needed to reach seizure stages 2-5 and prolonged the cumulative ADD prior to reaching stages 3-5. It also shortened staying days and cumulative ADD in stages 4-5. However, it demonstrated no significant protective effect when administered after the animals were fully kindled. In hippocampal neurons, cation-chloride co-transporters (CCCs) are suggested to play interesting roles in epilepsy by modulating γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)ergic activity through controlling GABAA receptor-mediated reversal potential. We examined the potential link between FDP and the hippocampal expression of two main members of the CCCs: the neuron-specific K+-Cl- co-transporter 2 (KCC2) and Na+-K+-Cl- co-transporter 1 (NKCC1). FDP inhibited the kindling-induced downregulation of KCC2 expression and decreased NKCC1 expression during the kindling session. Taken together, our data reveal that FDP may have protective activity against epileptogenesis, from partial to generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Furthermore, our findings suggest that the FDP-induced imbalance between KCC2 and NKCC1 expression may be involved in the neuroprotective effect.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2013 · Brain research
  • Zhong-Jin Wang · Shuang Wang · Mei-Ping Ding
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the protective effects of carnosine against experimental closed head injury (CHI) in mice. The CHI model was established by free-falling weight-drop. Carnosine (250 mg/kg or 500 mg/kg) was administered intraperitoneally 30 min before brain trauma, then q.d for 7 d; while normal saline was administrated for control group. The neurological defect was evaluated by neurological severity score (NSS) within 7 d; the survival rate and the histological alternations were observed. Carnosine prevented the body weight loss of mice at dose of 500 mg/kg; significantly increased the survival rate, and reduced the neurological defect and histological damage at dose of 250 and 500 mg/kg. Carnosine can attenuate closed head injury in mice.
    No preview · Article · May 2013 · Zhejiang da xue xue bao. Yi xue ban = Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical sciences

  • No preview · Article · Apr 2013 · CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: To compare the safety of intravenous thrombolytic therapy with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) in ischemic patients under the guidance of CT and multi-mode MRI. Methods: The clinical, laboratory, and radiologic data from 113 consecutive hyperacute ischemic patients who received intravenous rtPA therapy from June 2009 to October 2011 was retrospectively reviewed. The rate of hemorrhagic transformation (HT) and the clinical outcome between CT and multi-mode MRI was compared. Etiological subgroups were classified according to Chinese ischemic stroke subclassification (CISS). Results: Among 113 patients treated with intravenous rtPA, the mean age was 66 ±12 years, 74(65.5%) were man, the pretreatment National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score (NIHSS) was 12.4 ±6.5, and time from symptom onset to therapy was 259.7 ±131.7 min. Postlytic radiological HT was found in 34 patients (30.1%). Symptomatic ICH occurred in 9 patients (8%). Logistic regression analysis suggested that multi-mode MRI was an independent predictor of reduced risk of HT. Conclusion: The risk of hemorrhagic complications is lower in patients receiving intravenous thrombolytic therapy with rtPA guided by multi-mode MRI than those guided by CT scan.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2012 · Zhejiang da xue xue bao. Yi xue ban = Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical sciences
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    ABSTRACT: Ketogenic diets (KD) have shown beneficial effects in terms of anticonvulsant and anti-epileptogenic properties in several experimental models. However, few studies have investigated the consequences of KD with regards to the anti-epileptogenic and neuroprotective effects in kindling-induced seizures. Here, postnatal day 28 male Sprague-Dawley rats received one of two experimental diets for 4 weeks: (a) a 'classic' 4:1 KD; and (b) a normal regular rodent chow diet (ND). Fully-kindled seizures were achieved by daily electrical stimulation in the amygdala. Seizure stage and after-discharge duration (ADD) were assessed daily. The after-discharge threshold (ADT) was measured every 5 days. The effects of the two diets on neuronal loss were observed before kindling and 20 days after stimulation by Nissl staining. We found that the progression of seizure stage and ADD was delayed by KD. KD prevented the ADT decrease on day 5. The incidence of generalized seizures was lower in the KD group compared to the ND group. The neuronal density was decreased in the ipsilateral hilus of the dentate gyrus (DG) and CA1 area, as well as the contralateral CA1 area before kindling in the KD group. However, KD prevented neuronal loss in the ipsilateral CA1 area 20 days after stimulation. Our data suggest that KD can protect against epileptogenesis by preventing both after-discharge generation and propagation in kindling seizures. In addition, KD also possesses a neuroprotective function during kindling although it changes hippocampal development in early life.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2011 · Neuroscience Letters
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    Shou-Feng Jiang · Yi Yang · Jian-Ren Liu · Yao Ding · Ying Chen · Mei-Ping Ding
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    ABSTRACT: Radiation-induced necrosis is commonly seen after radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), but a post-irradiation brain abscess is rarely encountered and easily overlooked, which may lead to a dismal outcome. We describe two Chinese men with cerebral herniation caused by temporal lobe abscess within a radio-necrotic lesion presenting only with headache and neurological defects. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) showed cystic lesions in the temporal lobe with a severe mass effect. Both patients had brain herniation before emergency operations. Therefore, our findings suggest that a post-irradiation brain abscess may insidiously develop into disastrous herniation, and regular multi-modality neuroimaging follow-up should be carried out to help avoid this situation.
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  • Chao-hui Jing · Min Lou · Ji-hua Wang · Mei-ping Ding
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the influence of location and size of acute insular infarct on stroke-related electrocardiogram (ECG) changes and cardiovascular events. Ninety-nine cases admitted to hospital from October 2007 to June 2009, who were diagnosed as acute middle cerebral artery territory infarct within 48 h after onset and without the history of cardiac diseases, were included in the study. The patients were further divided into three groups: major insular infarct, minor insular infarct and control group, according to the infarct size on MRI diffusion-weighted image. The clinical data, ECG changes and cardiovascular events were compared between left and right insular infarct. Logistic regression was applied to determine the independent risk factors of ECG changes and cardiovascular events. Large artery atherosclerosis was the main cause of acute insular infarct (71.8 %), which was associated with higher NIHSS score compared to the control group (P < 0.01). Comparing the left and right insular infarct, the frequencies of sinus bradycardia and sudden cardiac death were significantly higher in left insular infarct (P < 0.01 and P < 0.05), while there was a trend that the frequency of atrial fibrillation was higher in right insular infarct (P = 0.079). With the larger size of insular infarct, the frequency of sinus bradycardia, new atrial fibrillation and sudden cardiac death (P<0.01, P<0.05 and P<0.05, respectively) became much higher. Logistic regression analysis showed that major insular infarct was related to the higher frequency of sinus bradycardia (OR = 4.660, 95% CI: 1.646 ~ 13.195; P = 0.004). Acute insular infarct is associated with the stroke-related ECG changes and sudden cardiac death. Left insular infarct is related to sinus bradycardia, possibly due to the enhanced parasympathetic tone. It deserves clinical attention that the incidence of cardiac autonomic disturbance becomes higher with the enlarged insular infarct size.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2010 · Zhejiang da xue xue bao. Yi xue ban = Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical sciences
  • Jia-jun Zhou · Mei-ping Ding · Jian-ren Liu
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    ABSTRACT: Hydrocephalus is a common medical condition characterized by abnormalities in the secretion,circulation or resorption of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), resulting in ventricular dilatation. The pathogenetic mechanism for the hydrocephalus is attributed to: the overproduction of CSF by the choroid plexus; the defect in CSF absorption and obstruction of CSF flow in the cerebral ventricles. However, the underlying etiology is poorly understood. With the development of genetic engineering, a growing body of evidence indicates that genetic factors play an essential role in the pathogenesis of hydrocephalus. It is the aim of this review to summarize these findings.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2010 · Zhejiang da xue xue bao. Yi xue ban = Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical sciences
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    ABSTRACT: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is now emerging as a new option for treating intractable epilepsy. Cumulative studies suggest that the mediodorsal thalamic nucleus (MD) is involved in limbic seizure activity. This study aims to investigate whether DBS of the MD can protect against seizures induced by amygdaloid kindling. We studied the effect of low-frequency stimulation (LFS, 1 Hz) or high-frequency stimulation (HFS, 100 Hz) in the MD on amygdaloid kindling seizures. During the kindling acquisition, DBS in the MD was daily administered immediately after the kindling stimulus or before the kindling stimulus (preemptive DBS). The effects of both post-treatment of DBS and preemptive DBS in the MD on the expression of amygdaloid kindling seizures were evaluated. We found the DBS or preemptive DBS in the MD, either LFS or HFS, did not significantly change the rate of amygdaloid kindling. Similarly, DBS or preemptive DBS in the MD did not significantly change any parameters representing the expression of amygdaloid kindling. Our study suggests that DBS in the MD may have no significant effect on limbic seizures.
    Full-text · Article · Sep 2010 · Neuroscience Letters
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    ABSTRACT: The 39-item Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire (PDQ-39) has been tested in many languages, but not in Chinese mainland. We aimed to assess the Chinese (mainland) version of the PDQ-39. Seventy-one subjects with Parkinson's disease (PD) completed the PDQ-39 and the Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36). All subjects were retested with the PDQ-39 a week later. The united Parkinson's disease rating scale (UPDRS) and the Hoehn and Yahr (H & Y) scale were also used to evaluate the subjects. Reliability was assessed by Cronbach's alpha and intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC). Validity was examined in terms of agreement with SF-36, UPDRS, and H & Y scales. The Chinese (mainland) version of the PDQ-39 demonstrated acceptable reliability (Cronbach's alpha: 0.84-0.88; ICC: 0.56-0.82). The item-total correlations (0.33-0.88) and scaling success rates (77.56%) indicated satisfactory convergent and discriminant validity of the PDQ-39 items. The correlations between related constructs of the PDQ-39 and UPDRS (r=0.44-0.68) and between those of the PDQ-39 and SF-36 (r=(-0.46)-(-0.69)) were all statistically significant (P<0.01). Except for stigma, cognitions, and bodily discomfort, all other dimensions of the PDQ-39 significantly discriminated patients at different H & Y stages indicated by the H & Y scale. Although our observations indicate that some problematic subscales of this version of the PDQ-39 could be improved upon, this study suggests acceptable reliability and validity of the Chinese (mainland) version of the PDQ-39.
    Preview · Article · Jul 2010 · Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B

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253 Citations
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  • 2002-2015
    • Zhejiang University
      • • Department of Neurobiology
      • • College of Medical Sciences
      Hang-hsien, Zhejiang Sheng, China
  • 2012-2013
    • Zhejiang Medical University
      Hang-hsien, Zhejiang Sheng, China