Sevoflurane preconditioning confers neuroprotection via anti-inflammatory effects.

Neuroprotection afforded by volatile anesthetic preconditioning (APC) has been demonstrated in both in vivo and in vitro experiments, yet the underlying mechanism is poorly understood. We therefore investigated whether suppression of p38 MAPK, NF-kappa B and the downstream pro-inflammatory signaling cascade contribute to sevofurane APC-induced… (More)