Marcene Grimsley

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Traumatic brain injuries cause vascular hyperpermeability. Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), and caspase-3 may be important in these processes but the relationship between them has not been investigated. We hypothesized that TNF-α regulates caspase-3-mediated hyperpermeability and blood brain barrier damage and(More)
Blood-brain barrier (BBB) breakdown and the associated microvascular hyperpermeability followed by brain edema are hallmark features of several brain pathologies, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Recent studies indicate that pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-1β (IL-1β) that is up-regulated following traumatic injuries also promotes BBB(More)
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