The objective of this study was to determine whether the long-term administration of an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, atorvastatin, confers protective effects against stroke events in stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRSPs). Atorvastatin (2 mg/kg, 20 mg/kg) or vehicle was orally administered to 8-week-old SHRSPs for 11 weeks. The survival ratio… (More)
Ischemic tolerance, the phenomenon where a sublethal ischemic preconditioning protects the brain against a subsequent lethal ischemia, has been widely studied. Studies have been done on cerebral blood flow levels prior to the lethal ischemia, but the hemodynamic pattern after global ischemia with ischemic preconditioning has not been reported. Sequential… (More)
The aim of this study is to assess the anticerebral edema effect of glycerol on a large cerebral infarction with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Glycerol, which is widely used as an osmotic agent against cerebral edema, could exacerbate brain tissue shift, since it has been suggested that glycerol might shrink a noninfarcted hemisphere and worsen the mass… (More)
NS-7 is a novel, voltage-dependent Na(+) and Ca(2+) channel blocker. This study evaluated the in vivo neuroprotective effect of NS-7 in a rat transient focal ischemic model when administered during occlusion. Left middle cerebral artery occlusion was induced in adult male Sprague-Dawley rats for 120 min using an intraluminal thread method. The rats received… (More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated whether a correlation exists between insulin resistance and the severity of cerebral white matter lesions among non-diabetic patients with ischemic stroke. METHODS The subjects were 105 consecutive patients without diabetes who were hospitalized due to non-cardioembolic stroke. The insulin resistance was evaluated by a… (More)
It was found that cesium carbonate has a unique catalytic ability on the reaction of carbonyl compounds with diphenyl diselenide to give the corresponding alpha-phenylseleno carbonyl compounds in moderate to good yields. Similarly, the alpha-phenylthiolation of carbonyl compounds with diphenyl disulfide was promoted by the cesium carbonate catalyst.
This paper offers a variation on Penney's Game using a pack of ordinary playing cards. The Humble-Nishiyama Randomness Game follows the same format using Red and Black cards, instead of Heads and Tails. The card game's finite structure creates a much greater chance of the 2 nd player winning. Is randomness merely the human inability to recognise a pattern… (More)
The effects of S-Adenosyl-L-methionine (SAMe) on cerebral monoamine turnover at 60 min of reoxygenation after hypoxia (PaO2, 31-35 mmHg) for 15 min were studied in 44 rats anesthetized with nitrous oxide. The accumulations of monoamine metabolites: 3-methoxy 4-hydroxyphenylglycol (MHPG), 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC), homovanillic acid (HVA) and… (More)