Torben Balchen

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The pyramidal neuron loss in dorsal rat hippocampus was determined 4 days after i.p. administration of 10 or 20 mg/kg kainic acid (KA). Histological examination revealed that subtotal-to-total loss of the pyramidal neurons in both the CA3 and CA1 regions of hippocampus was produced after 10 mg/kg KA. At the higher dose, severe damage was evident in the CA3(More)
Using a rat 4-vessel occlusion model of cerebral ischaemia we studied the changes in the mRNA level for the metabotropic receptor subtypes mGluR1 alpha, mGluR1 beta, mGluR2, mGluR3, mGluR4, and mGluR5 by means of in situ hybridization with oligonucleotides. After 24 hours of reperfusion the mRNA levels were significantly increased for mGluR2 and mGluR4(More)
We examined the effect of an AMPA (alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole) antagonist, 2,3-dihydroxy-6-nitro-7-sulfamoyl-benzo (F) quinoxaline (NBQX), on rat cerebellar Purkinje cell loss and hippocampal pyramidal CA1 cell loss, after 10 minutes of global cerebral ischemia. NBQX was given intraperitoneally in a dose of 30 mg kg-1 at the end of ischemia,(More)
Systemic administration of salicylate (SA) to rats (100 mg kg-1 i.p. ) was used as an in vivo trap of hydroxyl radicals (.OH). In the brain SA reacts with hydroxyl radicals to form the stable adducts 2, 3- and 2,5 dihydroxybenzoic acid (DHBAs) which can thus be taken as an index of .OH formation. The DHBAs were recovered by intracerebral microdialysis in(More)
Since low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWHs) are eliminated preferentially via the kidneys, the potential for accumulation of these agents (and an increased risk of bleeding) is of particular concern in populations with a high prevalence of renal impairment, such as the elderly and patients with cancer. The risk of clinically relevant accumulation of(More)
Immediate loss of MAP2 immunostainability after very short ischaemic periods (3-5 min) has been reported in the gerbil. With longer periods of ishaemia this loss of immunoreactivity becomes identical with the pattern of ischaemia-induced selective neuronal injury. In contrast, in the four-vessel occlusion rat model, no such changes were observed during the(More)
Glutamate receptors are numerous on the ischemia vulnerable CA-1 pyramidal cells. Postischemic use of the AMPA antagonist NBQX has shown up to 80% protection against cell death. Three aspects of this were studied: In the first study, male Wistar rats were given NBQX (30 mg/kg x 3) either 20 hours or immediately (0 h) before 12 min of 4-vessel occlusion with(More)
A double-tracer autoradiographic method for simultaneous measurement of regional glucose utilization (rCMRglc) and regional protein synthesis (PS) in consecutive brain sections is described and applied to study the metabolism of the ischemic penumbra 2 h after occlusion of the middle cerebral artery (MCAO) in rats. In halothane anesthesia, the left middle(More)
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