Tadashi Harada

Learn More
OBJECTIVES AND METHODS Deleterious effects of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) have been described recently in experimental studies. For example, tPA can aggravate ischemic neuronal damage through its proteolytic activity. The present study was undertaken to examine whether or not the free radical scavenger, edaravone, could prevent the extravasation of(More)
The effects of leptomeningeal inflammation on the development of hydrocephalus are less understood than those of obstructing the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in animal models. We succeeded in introducing a novel experimental model of hydrocephalus and analysed changes in histopathology and CSF flow in mice infected with an avirulent Fukaya strain of(More)
The enzymes catalyzing the sulfation by 3’-phosphoadenosine 5’-phosphosulfate of chondroitin, chondroitin sulfates A, B, and C, and heparitin sulfate have been reported by Suzuki and Strominger (1) and Suzuki, Threnn, and Strominger (2) to occur in the isthmus region of hen oviduct’. The enzyme preparations used in these studies showed an absolute(More)
Using a rat model of thromboembolic stroke we evaluated whether or not fibrinolysis by bolus injection of pamiteplase, a modified tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) with a longer half-life, reduces infarction volume. Infarction volume was significantly reduced by the early administration of pamiteplase at 2 h after the onset of ischemia. Hemorrhagic(More)
Neurotoxic effects of endogenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) have recently been reported. Employing a rat model of thromboembolic stroke, we evaluated the extent and degree of extravasation of exogenous tPA administered for the purpose of fibrinolysis. In a thromboembolic model using Sprague-Dawley rats, focal cerebral ischemia was induced at the(More)
OBJECTIVE AND METHOD Early use of parenteral antihypertensive drugs is recommended in acute ischemic stroke patients suffering hypertensive emergencies. Calcium antagonist has been widely employed, although there is controversy as to whether calcium antagonist can be administered safely to patients with intracranial hypertension. In a rat model of transient(More)
  • 1