Sunanda S. Baliga

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Acetaminophen, a popular analgesic and antipyretic, has been found to be effective against neuronal cell death in in vivo and in vitro models of neurological disorders. Acute neuronal death has been attributed to loss of mitochondrial permeability transition coupled with mitochondrial dysfunction. The potential impact of acetaminophen on acute injury from(More)
Osteopontin (OPN) is a pleiotropic protein implicated in various inflammatory responses including ischemia-reperfusion (I-R) injury. Two distinct forms of the protein have been identified: an extensively studied secreted form (sOPN) and a less-well-known intracellular form (iOPN). Studies have shown that increased OPN expression parallels the time course of(More)
Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States. It usually occurs from a clot blocking a cerebral artery, resulting in cerebral ischemia and infarction. Few stroke therapeutics are available that definitively improve patient outcome. Acetaminophen is a readily available, inexpensive drug with a good safety profile-properties desirable of a(More)
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