The effect of hypothermia on the expression of the apoptosis-regulating protein Bax after incomplete cerebral ischemia and reperfusion in rats.

This study investigated the effects of hypothermia on apoptosis-regulating proteins in a rat model of incomplete cerebral ischemia. Twenty-seven fasted male Sprague-Dawley rats (300-420 g) were anesthetized, intubated, and mechanically ventilated with 2.0% isoflurane and N(2)O/O(2) (FiO(2) = 0.33). Catheters were inserted and cerebral blood flow velocity… CONTINUE READING