Association Between Changes in Weight and Cerebral Arteries in Rats

  title={Association Between Changes in Weight and Cerebral Arteries in Rats},
  author={Afshin A Divani and Ankur Patel and Vance L. Fredrickson and Blake Siljander and Gabriela V{\'a}zquez},
  journal={Translational Stroke Research},
The objective of the study was to gain a better understanding of brain artery diameters and anatomical variations for precise modification of cerebral blood supply in ischemic stroke models. Sprague–Dawley rats (n = 35) were used for the experiment. Rats were perfused and resin replicas of cerebral arteries were created using a corrosion casting technique. Resin replicas were measured and analyzed for correlation of vessel lumen with animal sex and weight. A strong correlation between root of… CONTINUE READING