Povlsen, Gro Klitgaard2; Johansson, Sara Ellinor2; Larsen, Carl Christian2; Samraj, Ajoy Kumar2; Edvinsson, Lars4
1 Section of Diagnostic Sciences, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Københavns Universitet2 unknown3 Department of Clinical Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Københavns Universitet4 Department of Clinical Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Københavns Universitet
Upregulation of vasoconstrictor receptors in cerebral arteries, including endothelin B (ETB) and 5-hydroxytryptamine 1B (5-HT(1B)) receptors, has been suggested to contribute to delayed cerebral ischemia, a feared complication after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). This receptor upregulation has been shown to be mediated by intracellular signalling via the mitogen activated protein kinase kinase (MEK1/2)--extracellular regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) pathway. However, it is not known what event(s) that trigger MEK-ERK1/2 activation and vasoconstrictor receptor upregulation after SAH.We hypothesise that the drop in cerebral blood flow (CBF) and wall tension experienced by cerebral arteries in acute SAH is a key triggering event. We here investigate the importance of the duration of this acute CBF drop in a rat SAH model in which a fixed amount of blood is injected into the prechiasmatic cistern either at a high rate resulting in a short acute CBF drop or at a slower rate resulting in a prolonged acute CBF drop.
B M C Neuroscience, 2013, Vol 14
Analysis of Variance; Animals; Antipyrine; Area Under Curve; Blood Pressure; Brain Ischemia; Butadienes; Carbon Isotopes; Cerebral Arteries; Cerebrovascular Circulation; Disease Models, Animal; Enzyme Inhibitors; Laser-Doppler Flowmetry; MAP Kinase Signaling System; Male; Motor Activity; Nervous System Diseases; Nitriles; Rats; Rats, Sprague-Dawley; Receptor, Endothelin B; Receptor, Serotonin, 5-HT1B; Signal Transduction; Subarachnoid Hemorrhage; Up-Regulation