TITLE

Appearance of Stellate Smooth Muscle Cells in the Rat Brain after Transient Focal Ischemia

AUTHOR(S)
Korzhevskii, D.; Kirik, O.; Vlasov, T.
PUB. DATE
March 2014
SOURCE
Neuroscience & Behavioral Physiology;Mar2014, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p253
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
One poorly studied question in the pathogenesis of ischemic brain damage is that of the early reorganization of blood vessels at sites of transient ischemia. The aim of the present work was to study the structural organization and cytochemical characteristics of smooth muscle cells(SMC) in the walls of intracerebral blood vessels in 16 Wistar rats during the early postischemic period (48 h after 30-min ischemia). Assessment of damaged hemispheres revealed stellate cells giving reactions for α-smooth muscle actin and thus apparently representing a special population of structurally altered SMC not typical of the intact brain in control animals ( n = 5). The functional role of these cells remains unclear.
ACCESSION #
94741427

 

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