Photothrombotic Stroke Induces Persistent Ipsilateral and Contralateral Astrogliosis in Key Cognitive Control Nuclei
Madeleine J Patience, Ihssane Zouikr, Kim Jones, Andrew N Clarkson, Joergen Isgaard, Sarah J Johnson, Frederick R Walker, Michael Nilsson
Neurochemical Research | SPRINGER/PLENUM PUBLISHERS | Published : 2015
While astrocytes are recognised to play a central role in repair processes following stroke, at this stage we do not have a clear understanding of how these cells are engaged during the chronic recovery phase. Accordingly, the principal aim of this study was to undertake a quantitative multi-regional investigation of astrocytes throughout the recovery process. Specifically, we have induced experimental vascular occlusion using cold-light photothrombotic occlusion of the somatosensory/motor cortex in adult male C57B6 mice. Four weeks following occlusion we collected, processed, and immunolabelled tissue using an antibody directed at the glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), an astrocyte spe..View full abstract
F. R. W. acknowledges project Grant support from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. M. N acknowledges the support from the University of Newcastle's Brawn Fellowship, the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and the Sten A. Olsson Foundation for Science and Culture.