In order to examine the effect of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) on ischemic brain injury, IGF-1 was applied topically on the surface of reperfused rat brain after 60 min of transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). In contrast to the cases treated with vehicle, the infarct area was greatly reduced at 24 h of reperfusion by treatment with IGF-1. Terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase mediated dUTP-biotin in situ nick labeling (TUNEL) staining and immunoreactivity for glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK3β) were also markedly reduced in the brains with IGF-1 treatment. The present results suggest that the treatment with IGF-1 significantly ameliorates brain injury after transient focal brain ischemia associated with the reduction of TUNEL and GSK3β stainings. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.
|出版ステータス||Published - 3月 24 2000|
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