J D Weisser

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Experimental evidence suggests that magnesium plays a role in the pathophysiological sequelae of brain injury. The present study examined the variation of blood ionized and total magnesium, as well as potassium, sodium, and ionized calcium, after experimental fluid percussion brain injury in rats. Blood ionized magnesium concentration significantly declined(More)
Experimental traumatic brain injury (TBI) initiates massive disturbances in Ca2+ concentrations in the brain that may contribute to neuronal damage. Intracellular Ca2+ may be elevated via influx through voltage-operated cation channels, ligand-gated ionotropic channels, and store-operated cation channels (SOCs). In the present study, we evaluated the(More)
Large-conductance, calcium-activated potassium (maxi-K) channels regulate neurotransmitter release and neuronal excitability, and openers of these channels have been shown to be neuroprotective in models of cerebral ischemia. The authors evaluated the effects of postinjury systemic administration of the maxi-K channel opener, BMS-204352, on behavioral and(More)
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