Restoration of blood flow after an ischaemic event generates the formation of oxygen radicals which could augment brain damage. The authors studied the effects of different doses (50, 100, 200 mg/kg/i.p.) of a new antioxidant, IRFI-016, [2(2,3-dihydro-5-acetoxy-4,6,7-trimethylbenzofuranyl) acetic acid] on brain damage in the Mongolian gerbil induced by 5 min of bilateral carotid occlusion (BCO) followed by reperfusion. Post-ischaemic brain malondialdehyde (MDA) levels and locomotor activity at different times and delayed neuronal death of hippocampal CA1 area on the fourth day after occlusion were evaluated. During reperfusion, after BCO, enhancement of brain MDA occurs (37.5%, 62.5% and 100% at 15, 30 and 60 min of reperfusion, respectively). Brain MDA postischaemic increases were reduced at 15 min of reperfusion to 15.4% and 44.4% by IRFI-016, 100 and 200 mg/kg, respectively. After 30 min of reperfusion brain MDA was reduced to 31.25% and 53.13% by IRFI-016 100 and 200 mg/kg, respectively. Hyperactivity and delayed neuronal death of CA1 were significantly reduced in postischaemic gerbils treated with the highest doses of IRFI-016. Results indicate that pretreatment with the antioxidant IRFI-016 improves in a dose-dependent manner brain damage induced by ischaemia and reperfusion in the gerbil

Calapai, G., Squadrito, F., Rizzo, A., Crisafulli, C., Campo, G., Marciano, M., et al. (1993). A new antioxidant drug limits brain damage induced by transient cerebral ischaemia. DRUGS UNDER EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL RESEARCH, 19(4), 159-164.

A new antioxidant drug limits brain damage induced by transient cerebral ischaemia

Mazzaglia, G;
1993

Abstract

Restoration of blood flow after an ischaemic event generates the formation of oxygen radicals which could augment brain damage. The authors studied the effects of different doses (50, 100, 200 mg/kg/i.p.) of a new antioxidant, IRFI-016, [2(2,3-dihydro-5-acetoxy-4,6,7-trimethylbenzofuranyl) acetic acid] on brain damage in the Mongolian gerbil induced by 5 min of bilateral carotid occlusion (BCO) followed by reperfusion. Post-ischaemic brain malondialdehyde (MDA) levels and locomotor activity at different times and delayed neuronal death of hippocampal CA1 area on the fourth day after occlusion were evaluated. During reperfusion, after BCO, enhancement of brain MDA occurs (37.5%, 62.5% and 100% at 15, 30 and 60 min of reperfusion, respectively). Brain MDA postischaemic increases were reduced at 15 min of reperfusion to 15.4% and 44.4% by IRFI-016, 100 and 200 mg/kg, respectively. After 30 min of reperfusion brain MDA was reduced to 31.25% and 53.13% by IRFI-016 100 and 200 mg/kg, respectively. Hyperactivity and delayed neuronal death of CA1 were significantly reduced in postischaemic gerbils treated with the highest doses of IRFI-016. Results indicate that pretreatment with the antioxidant IRFI-016 improves in a dose-dependent manner brain damage induced by ischaemia and reperfusion in the gerbil
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cerebral ischemia; gerbil; IRFI-016; reperfusion
English
Calapai, G., Squadrito, F., Rizzo, A., Crisafulli, C., Campo, G., Marciano, M., et al. (1993). A new antioxidant drug limits brain damage induced by transient cerebral ischaemia. DRUGS UNDER EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL RESEARCH, 19(4), 159-164.
Calapai, G; Squadrito, F; Rizzo, A; Crisafulli, C; Campo, G; Marciano, M; Mazzaglia, G; Scuri, R
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