A thrombin inhibitor reduces brain edema, glioma mass and neurological deficits in a rat glioma model.

@article{Hua2003ATI,
  title={A thrombin inhibitor reduces brain edema, glioma mass and neurological deficits in a rat glioma model.},
  author={Y -J. Hua and Richard F. Keep and Timothy J Schallert and Julian T. Hoff and G H Xi},
  journal={Acta neurochirurgica. Supplement},
  year={2003},
  volume={86},
  pages={503-6}
}
Although thrombin is a critical enzyme in the coagulation cascade, it has become apparent that it has many other effects. Thus, it may induce brain edema formation, angiogenesis and cell proliferation. Because of the importance of these three factors in the extremely poor prognosis of glioma patients, the present study examined the role of thrombin in that disease state. We found that thrombin activity is increased in a rat glioma model and thrombin positive cells were present in the tumor… CONTINUE READING

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