Acta Neuropathologica

, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 1–8

Experimental cerebral ischemia in Mongolian gerbils

IV. Behaviour of biogenic amines

Authors

  • B. B. Mršulja
    • Laboratory of Neuropathology and Neuroanatomical Sciences National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke National Institutes of Health
  • B. J. Mršulja
    • Laboratory of Neuropathology and Neuroanatomical Sciences National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke National Institutes of Health
  • M. Spatz
    • Laboratory of Neuropathology and Neuroanatomical Sciences National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke National Institutes of Health
  • U. Ito
    • Laboratory of Neuropathology and Neuroanatomical Sciences National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke National Institutes of Health
  • J. T. WalkerJr.
    • Laboratory of Neuropathology and Neuroanatomical Sciences National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke National Institutes of Health
  • I. Klatzo
    • Laboratory of Neuropathology and Neuroanatomical Sciences National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke National Institutes of Health
Original Investigations

DOI: 10.1007/BF00685142

Cite this article as:
Mršulja, B.B., Mršulja, B.J., Spatz, M. et al. Acta Neuropathol (1976) 36: 1. doi:10.1007/BF00685142

Summary

Behaviour of biogenic amines was studied in the brains of Mongolian gerbils subjected to unilateral occlusion of the common carotid artery. Assays on the hemispheres ipsilateral to occlusion revealed in symptom-positive animals a progressive decrease in norepinephrine and dopamine, and an increase in serotonin throughout the duration of an ischemic insult. In post-ischemic periods following the release of the clip, changes in biogenic amine levels generally conformed to the principles of a previously described “maturation” phenomenon, with delayed reactions occurring after the shorter ischemic insults.

Key words

Cerebral ischemiaBiogenic aminesMongolian gerbils

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© Springer-Verlag 1976