Elevated basic fibroblast growth factor levels in stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats.

@article{Lin1997ElevatedBF,
  title={Elevated basic fibroblast growth factor levels in stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats.},
  author={Teng-Nan Lin and Yim Ping Wong and J J J Chen and Jiin Tsuey Cheng and Shuk Fong Yu and Synthia H. Sun and Shu-mei Chi and Chok Y Chai},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={1997},
  volume={76 2},
  pages={557-70}
}
Basic fibroblast growth factor is a biologically active polypeptide with mitogenic, angiogenic and neurotrophic properties. In the present study, the temporal and spatial expressions of basic fibroblast growth factor in stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats were compared to two related strains of rat: spontaneously hypertensive rats and normotensive Wistar Kyoto rats. Higher levels of total RNA concentration were found in cerebral cortex of four-week-old stroke-prone rats compared to… CONTINUE READING