Mouse model of in situ thromboembolic stroke and reperfusion.
Auteur : Orset C, Macrez R, Young AR, Panthou D, Angles-Cano E, Maubert E, Agin V, Vivien D
Année : 2007
Journal : Stroke 1524-4628
PubMed Id : 17702959
Early reperfusion using tissue-type plasminogen activator is the only therapeutic agent to treat focal cerebral ischemia with proven efficacy in patients. Nevertheless, novel insights into the pathophysiology of neurons, glial cells, and the fate of the endothelium after stroke call for the use of new strategies to improve stroke treatment alone or in combination with tissue-type plasminogen activator-induced thrombolysis. Unfortunately, despite the plethora of drugs that display clear beneficial effects in animal models of experimental ischemia, their subsequent use in clinical trials has proven disappointing. As such, one is forced to consider that new animal models of focal cerebral ischemia may be required before clinical evaluation of a new molecule.