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1. The aim of this study was to validate the role of postconditioning, used 2 days after lethal ischemia, for protection of selectively vulnerable brain neurons against delayed neuronal death. 2. Eight, 10, or 15 min of transient forebrain ischemia in rat (four-vessel occlusion model) was used as initial lethal ischemia. Fluoro Jade B, the marker of(More)
The aim of this study was to validate the ability of postconditioning, used 2 days after kainate intoxication, to protect selectively vulnerable hippocampal CA1 neurons against delayed neuronal death. Kainic acid (8 mg/kg, i.p.) was used to induce neurodegeneration of pyramidal CA1 neurons in rat hippocampus. Fluoro Jade B, the specific marker of(More)
In ischemic tolerance experiment, when we applied 5-min ischemia 2 days before 30-min ischemia, we achieved a remarkable (95.8%) survival of CA1 neurons. However, when we applied 5-min ischemia itself, without following lethal ischemia, we found out 45.8% degeneration of neurons in the CA1. This means that salvage of 40% CA1 neurons from postischemic(More)
Bradykinin is considered an important mediator of the inflammatory response in both the peripheral and the central nervous system and it has attracted recent interest as a potential mediator of brain injury following stroke. Bradykinin is recognized to play an important role in ischemic brain. We investigated the effect of bradykinin postconditioning on(More)
1. The aim of this work was to study potential mechanisms participating in postischemic protection of selectively vulnerable CA1 neurons in the hippocampus. Experiments were focused on measuring changes in endogenous antioxidant enzyme activity. 2. Forebrain cerebral ischemia was induced in a rat by four-vessel occlusion. Ten minutes of ischemia induces(More)
AIMS The present study was undertaken to evaluate possible neuroprotective effect of bradykinin against delayed neuronal death in hippocampal CA1 neurons if applied two days after transient forebrain ischemia in the rat. METHODS Transient forebrain ischemia was induced in male Wistar rats by four-vessel occlusion for 8 min. To assess efficacy of(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT) in brain ischemic tolerance induced by ischemic preconditioning. Forebrain cerebral ischemia was induced in rat by four vessel occlusion. The activities of the antioxidant enzymes CuZn-SOD, Mn-SOD and CAT were measured in the hippocampus, striatum and(More)
In the clinic delayed post-conditioning would represent an attractive strategy for the survival of vulnerable neurons after an ischemic event. In this paper we studied the impact of ischemia and delayed post-conditioning on blood and brain tissue concentrations of glutamate and protein synthesis. We designed two groups of animals for analysis of brain(More)
This study monitored the effects of sub-lethal ischemia (post-conditioning) applied after a previous ischemic attack by way of the MnSOD immune-reactivity examined in CA1 and dentate gyrus of the rat hippocampus. The experimental 10 min transient cerebral ischemia was followed by 2 days of reperfusion, the rats then underwent a second ischemia (4 or 6 min(More)
AIMS Brain ischemia-reperfusion injury remains incompletely understood but appears to involve a complex series of interrelated biochemical pathways caused mainly by a burst of reactive oxygen species (ROS). In the present work we studied the impact of postischemic condition in the early phase of reperfusion on plasma and blood cells. METHODS Transient(More)