Inflammatory Reaction after Brain Damage and Prospective Therapy Against Damage Impending Cerebral Infarction

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Cytokines which promote emigration of leukocytes from the vascular lumen into the injured brain tissue are produced at the site of incipient cerebral infarction. The blood-borne invaders then accelerate the decomposition of brain cells by their toxic by-products, phagocytic action, and by the immune reaction. Recently accumulated data in our laboratories and other research facilities show that depleting the amount of circulating leukocytes or administering anti-inflammatory chemicals such as cytokine blocking agents, anti-adhesion molecule antibodies, and immunosuppressants effectively minimize the size of ischemia induced cerebral infarction. Based on the fact that leukocyte invasion of the affected brain tissue occurs 6 to 24 hours after onset of ischemia, administration of an anti-inflammatory therapy may widen the therapeutic window against stroke.

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  • Keio journal of medicine

    Keio journal of medicine 45(3), 270-274, 1996-09-01

    The Keio Journal of Medicine

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  • NII論文ID(NAID)
    10021986994
  • NII書誌ID(NCID)
    AA00710216
  • 本文言語コード
    ENG
  • 資料種別
    REV
  • ISSN
    00229717
  • データ提供元
    CJP書誌  J-STAGE 
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