Robert M. Weston

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Accumulation of neutrophils in brain after transient focal stroke remains controversial with some studies showing neutrophils to be deleterious, whereas others suggest neutrophils do not contribute to ischemic injury. Myeloperoxidase (MPO) has been used extensively as a marker for quantifying neutrophil accumulation, but is an indirect method and does not(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Following transient focal stroke, rapid accumulation and activation of neutrophils in the ischaemic region is deleterious due to release of reactive oxygen species and myeloperoxidase (MPO). The purpose of this study was to examine whether AM-36, both a Na+ channel blocker and an antioxidant, afforded neuroprotection by modulating(More)
NADPH oxidases contribute to brain injury, yet they may also have a role in brain repair, particularly in vascular signaling and angiogenesis. This study determined the temporal and spatial profile of NADPH oxidase subunit expression/activity concurrently with angiogenesis in the brain following transient ischemic stroke induced by prolonged constriction of(More)
NADPH oxidase is a major source of superoxide anion following stroke and reperfusion. This study evaluated the effects of apocynin, a known antioxidant and inhibitor of Nox2 NADPH, on neuronal injury and cell-specific responses to stroke induced in the conscious rat. Apocynin treatment (50 mg/kg i.p.) commencing 1 hour prior to stroke and 24 and 48 hours(More)
Physical or chemical damage to peripheral nerves can result in neuropathic pain which is not easily alleviated by conventional analgesic drugs. Substantial evidence has demonstrated that voltage-gated Na+ channels in the membrane of damaged nerves play a key role in the establishment and maintenance of pathological neuronal excitability not only of these(More)
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