Neurological Emergencies

Emerging Experimental Therapies for Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Targeting Mechanisms of Secondary Brain Injury

Belur PK, Chang J,  He S , Emanuel B, Mack W.

Neurosurgical Focus. May 2013.

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Key Findings

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C5 deficient mice demonstrate decreased white matter ischemia in the corpus callosum

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C5 complement protein may play a critical role in mediating white matter injury

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C5 may mediate inflammation in the setting of chronic cerebral hypoperfusion.

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Astrocyte and microglial activation within the corpus callosum suggests an inflammatory process

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