Jose Martínez-Orgado

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The mechanisms underlying the neuroprotective effects of cannabidiol (CBD) were studied in vivo using a hypoxic-ischemic (HI) brain injury model in newborn pigs. One- to two-day-old piglets were exposed to HI for 30 min by interrupting carotid blood flow and reducing the fraction of inspired oxygen to 10%. Thirty minutes after HI, the piglets were treated(More)
The cannabinoid system is constituted by some endogenous ligands (endocannabinoids), usually arachydonic acid derivatives, and their specific receptors. The endogenous cannabinoid system (ECS) is involved in the control of synaptic transmission, modulating memory, motivation, movement, nociception, appetite and thermoregulation. ECS also exert extraneural(More)
The left common carotid artery was ligated in anaesthetized 7-day-old Wistar rats (P7), prior to asphyxia by inhaling 100% nitrogen for 9 min. Pups recovered from asphyxia received i.p. saline (n = 16), or L-Arg 300 mg/kg (n = 14). Pups undergoing sham operation remained as controls (n = 12). At day 14, the amount of surviving or degenerating neurons was(More)
BACKGROUND and purpose: Currently there is no effective treatment for neonatal arterial ischemic stroke (AIS). Cannabidiol (CBD) is neuroprotective in models of newborn hypoxic-ischemic brain damage and adult stroke. The purpose of this work was to study the protective effect of CBD in a neonatal rat model of AIS. METHODS Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion(More)
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