Potentiation of intracellular Ca2+ mobilization by hypoxia-induced NO generation in rat brain striatal slices and human astrocytoma U-373 MG cells and its involvement in tissue damage.

The relationship between nitric oxide (NO) and intracellular Ca2+ in hypoxic-ischemic brain damage is not known in detail. Here we used rat striatal slices perfused under low-oxygen and Ca2+-free conditions and cultured human astrocytoma cells incubated under similar conditions as models to study the dynamics of intracellular NO and Ca2+ in hypoxia-induced… CONTINUE READING