Tetsuyuki Yoshimoto

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Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the US, with a prevalence of 750,000 patients per year, and a social cost estimated at $50 billion. Current therapeutics are targeted at restoring blood flow rather than on preventing the actual mechanisms associated with neuronal cell death. Here, we show that, following transient (2 h) middle cerebral artery(More)
The free radical trapping agents NXY-059 and alpha-phenyl-N-tert.-butylnitrone (PBN) markedly reduce infarct volume, even when given 1 or 3 h after the start of recirculation, following 2 h of middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion in rats. Their anti-ischemic effects are shared by the two immunosuppressants cyclosporin A (CsA) and FK506. Interestingly, CsA(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE The immunosuppressant cyclosporin A (CsA) is reported to have a strong anti-ischemic effect. Although this neuroprotective effect is speculated to be related to the blockade of a mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP), the underlying molecular mechanism remains to be elucidated. This study focused on the effect of CsA on(More)
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