Transglutaminase activity in reversible cerebral ischemia in the rat.

Transglutaminase (TG, EC 2.3.2.13) activity and levels of putrescine (a natural acyl-acceptor in the transglutaminase reaction) were measured in rat brains after 30 min ischemia and 8 or 24 h recirculation. TG activity was significantly increased in the striatum and hippocampus already during cerebral ischemia and, more pronounced, after 8 and 24 h… (More)