Brainstem nitric oxide tissue levels correlate with anoxia-induced gasping activity in the developing rat.

Gasping is an important mechanism for survival that appears to be developmentally modulated by the glutamate-nitric oxide (NO) pathway. However, the temporal characteristics of NO brain tissue levels during gasping are unknown. We hypothesized that during anoxia-induced gasping, the gasping frequency would be closely correlated with caudal brainstem tissue… CONTINUE READING