Therapeutic benefit of urocortin in rats with intracerebral hemorrhage: Laboratory investigation

Hock Kean Liew, Chih Wei Hsu, Mei Jen Wang, Jon Son Kuo, Ting Yi Li, Hsiao Fen Peng, Jia Yi Wang, Cheng Yoong Pang

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Abstract

Object. Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) accounts for about 15% of all deaths due to stroke. It frequently causes brain edema, leading to an expansion of brain volume that exerts a negative impact on ICH outcomes. The ICHinduced brain edema involves inflammatory mechanisms. The authors' in vitro study shows that urocortin (UCN) exhibits antiinflammatory and neuroprotective effects. Therefore, the neuroprotective effect of UCN on ICH in rats was investigated. Methods. Intracerebral hemorrhage was induced by an infusion of bacteria collagenase type VII-S or autologous blood into the unilateral striatum of anesthetized rats. At 1 hour after the induction of ICH, UCN (0.05, 0.5, and 5 μg) was infused into the lateral ventricle on the ipsilateral side. The authors examined the injury area, brain water content, blood-brain barrier permeability, and neurological function. Results. The UCN, administered in the ipsilateral lateral ventricle, was able to penetrate into the injured striatum. Posttreatment with UCN reduced the injury area, brain edema, and blood-brain barrier permeability and improved neurological deficits of rats with ICH. Conclusions. Posttreatment with UCN through improving neurological deficits of rats with ICH dose dependently provided a potential therapeutic agent for patients with ICH or other brain injuries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-200
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Volume116
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

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Urocortins
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Brain Edema
Lateral Ventricles
Neuroprotective Agents
Therapeutics
Blood-Brain Barrier
Brain Injuries
Permeability
Proxy
Collagenases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Stroke
Bacteria

Keywords

  • Blood-brain barrier
  • Brain edema
  • Intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Neuroprotection
  • Rat
  • Urocortin
  • Vascular disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Liew, H. K., Hsu, C. W., Wang, M. J., Kuo, J. S., Li, T. Y., Peng, H. F., ... Pang, C. Y. (2012). Therapeutic benefit of urocortin in rats with intracerebral hemorrhage: Laboratory investigation. Journal of Neurosurgery, 116(1), 193-200. https://doi.org/10.3171/2011.8.JNS101637

Therapeutic benefit of urocortin in rats with intracerebral hemorrhage : Laboratory investigation. / Liew, Hock Kean; Hsu, Chih Wei; Wang, Mei Jen; Kuo, Jon Son; Li, Ting Yi; Peng, Hsiao Fen; Wang, Jia Yi; Pang, Cheng Yoong.

In: Journal of Neurosurgery, Vol. 116, No. 1, 01.2012, p. 193-200.

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Liew, Hock Kean ; Hsu, Chih Wei ; Wang, Mei Jen ; Kuo, Jon Son ; Li, Ting Yi ; Peng, Hsiao Fen ; Wang, Jia Yi ; Pang, Cheng Yoong. / Therapeutic benefit of urocortin in rats with intracerebral hemorrhage : Laboratory investigation. In: Journal of Neurosurgery. 2012 ; Vol. 116, No. 1. pp. 193-200.
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