Effect of gallopamil on energy metabolism of the isolated perfused rat brain in the postischemic period

  • J. Weber
  • J. Krieglstein
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The isolated perfused rat brain was used to demonstrate an effect of gallopamil on energy metabolism affected by ischemia. After a perfusion period of 30 min and 10 min of ischemia the isolated brain preparation was reperfused. From the onset of perfusion onwards, gallopamil (1 or 10 μmol/l) was present in the medium. The higher concentration of gallopamil accelerated significantly the restoration of the high-energy phosphates in the recovery stage: after 2 min of recirculation the ATP and the creatine-P levels were higher and the AMP level was lower in cortical tissue of drug-treated brains than in untreated controls. These results suggest that gallopamil protected brain energy metabolism against ischemic damage.

Key words

Gallopamil Brain energy metabolism Calcium Isolated perfused rat brain 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Weber
    • 1
  • J. Krieglstein
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Pharmakologie und ToxikologieFB Pharmazie und Lebensmittelchemie der Philipps-UniversitätMarburgFederal Republic of Germany

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