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The effect of the ganglioside GM1 on the recovery of local cerebral glucose metabolism (lCMRgl), recovery kinetics of cerebrocortical electrical activity, cerebral blood flow and redox state as well as histological changes following focal ischemia has been studied in the cat. Ischemia was produced by occlusion of the left middle cerebral artery (MCA), and(More)
Fluorescence of NADH and vascular volume of the brain cortex of chloralose-anesthetized cats were measured by surface fluororeflectometry. A cranial window and superfusion technique was elaborated for the topical inhibition of mitochondrial electron transport in the brain cortex by amytal (inhibits at site I) and cyanide (inhibits at site III). The changes(More)
The effects of topical inhibition of glycolysis on epilepsy-induced changes of cortical vascular volume (CVV) and fluorescence of reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH) were investigated in chloralose-anaesthetized cats. CVV and NADH fluorescence were measured by a microscope fluororeflectometer. It was found that 30 min of superfusion of the(More)
Changes in microcirculation, the NAD/NADH redox state, and electrical activity during 2 hours of ischemia and 4 hours of reperfusion produced by middle cerebral artery occlusion and release were studied in cats. Twelve animals were classified into three groups of ischemia (mild, moderate, and severe) based on the severity of electrocorticographic (ECoG)(More)
Local cerebral glucose utilization (lCMRgl), NADH fluorescence, cerebral blood flow (CBF), electrocortical activity (ECoG) and histology were studied during a 4 hr recovery period following 2 hrs of left middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion in cats. Changes in relative reduced pyridine nucleotides and CBF were measured by fluororeflectometry, ECoG was(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of small alterations in extracellular magnesium concentration on the tone of feline mesenteric arteries and to examine the role of endothelium in these responses. We measured isometrical tension of isolated arterial rings, placed between two stainless steel wires in a tissue chamber containing(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of small alterations in the extracellular magnesium concentration on the tone of feline middle cerebral arteries and to examine the role of the endothelium in these responses. We measured the isometric tension of isolated arterial rings placed between two stainless steel wires in a tissue chamber(More)
In order to elucidate that which are the factors that may influence the direction of brain activation-induced changes in the redox state of oxidized/reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD/NADH), the brain cortex was electrically stimulated during arterial hypotension and following reinfusion of the shed blood, during arterial hyper- and hypoxia, and(More)