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Mice models of spinal cord injury (SCI) should improve our knowledge of the mechanisms of injury and repair of the nervous tissue. They represent a powerful tool for the development of therapeutic strategies in the fields of pharmacological, cellular, and genetic approaches of neurotrauma. We demonstrate here that the photochemical graded ischemic spinal(More)
During the acute phase of spinal cord injury (SCI), major alterations of white and grey matter are a key issue, which determine the neurological outcome. The present study with ex vivo quantitative high-field magnetic resonance microimaging (MRI) was intended in order to identify sensitive parameters of tissue disruption in a well-controlled mouse model of(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy, optimal dose, and optimal time-window of gacyclidine, a novel N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist, in terms of its functional, histopathological, and electrophysiological effects after experimental spinal cord injury. The spinal cord of rats was damaged by a photochemical method and the animals(More)
OBJECT To date, there has been no efficient therapeutic approach to spinal cord injuries (SCIs). This may be attributable, at least in part, to difficulties in forming predictive and accurate experimental animal models. The authors' previous studies have identified 2 relevant conditions of such a model. The first condition is the ability to compare data(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze the optimal time-window for neuroprotection by a novel NMDA antagonist, Gacyclidine, after experimental spinal cord injury, in terms of its functional, histopathological and electrophysiological effects. This molecule has already demonstrated its capacity for reducing the extent of an ischemic lesion and is currently(More)
OBJECT Neuroprotective and repair strategies in spinal cord injuries (SCIs) have been so far largely unsuccessful. One of the prerequisites is the use of appropriate preclinical models to decipher pathophysiological mechanisms; another is the identification of optimal time windows for therapeutic interventions. The authors undertook this study to(More)
It has now been established that functional recovery after spinal cord injury (SCI) depends on several parameters, including animal strain. Here we demonstrate that rats from the same strain (Wistar) but from two independent commercial suppliers present different motor, sensory, and autonomic outcomes after a standard model of SCI, the so-called compression(More)
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