Prevention of ischemic and postischemic brain edema by a novel calcium antagonist (PN200-110)

K. Abe, K. Kogure, T. Watanabe

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Abstract

The effect of PN200-110, a novel calcium antagonist, on the formation of brain edema was examined with rats using a middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion model. PN200-110 was effective in preventing the formation of brain edema in 6-h ischemia and in 3-h reperfusion following 3-h ischemia, which were cases in which great accumulations of calcium were autoradiographically observed. Furthermore, PN200-110 diminished the excessive accumulation of calcium in the MCA area involved. These results indicate that an inhibition of the massive influx of calcium into brain cells by PN200-110 may partially ameliorate cell damage, resulting in prevention of brain edema.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)436-439
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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