Nox4-Containing Nadph-Oxidase As A Protective Enzyme In The Cerebral Circulation

Grant number: 350477


Failure of the cerebral circulation to meet the brain's immediate high nutritive requirements results in a stroke in just a few minutes. Stroke continues to be a major cause of death and disability, and this major medical challenge requires urgent research at the basic level to better understand the processes of normal, and then abnormal, regulation of brain artery function. The project will test the importance of a newly discovered mechanism for increasing brain blood flow. This involves activation of an enzyme, Nox4-containing NADPH-oxidase, to generate oxygen radicals which then relax the wall of blood vessels causing the arteries to let more blood through. We believe that this process pl..

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