Ji-Seung Choi

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Ischemic preconditioning (IP) is a phenomenon that organs develop a tolerance toward subsequent lethal ischemic insults. Among the factors that are involved in IP, IL-1beta and its endogenous receptor antagonist IL-1ra have been identified as important players in the induction of IP. The present study investigated whether IP affects the levels of these two(More)
Anti-inflammatory action of estrogen is involved in neuroprotection but the effects of estrogen on IL-1beta and its endogenous antagonist (IL-1 ra) have not been clearly defined in the ischemic brain. This study was performed to evaluate whether estrogen affects the expression of IL-1beta or IL-1ra and the ratio of the two in the ischemic hippocampus. Rat(More)
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