Bharti Manwani

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Aging is a non-modifiable risk factor for stroke. Since not all strokes can be prevented, a major emerging area of research is the development of effective strategies to enhance functional recovery after stroke. However, in the vast majority of pre-clinical stroke studies, the behavioral tests used to assess functional recovery have only been validated for(More)
Aging and biological sex are critical determinants of stroke outcome. Post-ischemic inflammatory response strongly contributes to the extent of ischemic brain injury, but how this response changes with age and sex is unknown. We subjected young (5-6 months), middle aged (14-15 months) and aged (20-22 months), C57BL/6 male and female mice to transient middle(More)
Adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is an evolutionarily conserved signaling molecule that is emerging as one of the most important energy sensors in the body. AMPK monitors cellular energy status and is activated via phosphorylation when energy stores are low. This allows for maintenance of energy homeostasis by promoting catabolic(More)
OBJECTIVE Transforming growth factor-β-activated kinase (TAK1) is a member of the mitogen-activated protein kinase family that plays important roles in apoptosis and inflammatory signaling, both of which are critical components of stroke pathology. TAK1 has recently been identified as a major upstream kinase that phosphorylates and activates adenosine(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Activation of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs), particularly c-jun-N-terminal kinases (JNK) and p38 exacerbates stroke injury by provoking pro-apoptotic and pro-inflammatory cellular signaling. MAPK phosphatase-1 (MKP-1) restrains the over-activation of MAPKs via rapid de-phosphorylation of the MAPKs. We therefore examined(More)
Ischemic stroke is emerging as a major health problem for elderly women. Women have lower stroke incidence than men until an advanced age, when the epidemiology of ischemic stroke shifts and incidence rises dramatically in women. Experimental models of rodent stroke have replicated this clinical epidemiology, with exacerbated injury in older compared with(More)
Epidemiologic studies have shown sex differences in ischemic stroke. The four core genotype (FCG) mouse model, in which the testes determining gene, Sry, has been moved from Y chromosome to an autosome, was used to dissociate the effects of sex hormones from sex chromosome in ischemic stroke outcome. Middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in gonad intact(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Aging is an important determinant of ischemic stroke outcomes. Both clinical and experimental stroke studies have shown that aging negatively correlates with infarct volumes but is associated with worsened functional recovery after stroke. This may correspond to a differing cellular and molecular response to stroke in the aged versus(More)
Case Description A 51-year-old man presented to the emergency department with acute onset of left-sided sensory loss and hemiparesis leading to a fall. The hemisensory loss had resolved at the time of presentation. He denied associated dysarthria, ataxia, visual field deficit, or aphasia. Furthermore, he had no current or history of headaches or seizures.(More)
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