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Title : Protection against ischemic injury in primary cultured mouse astrocytes by bis(7)-tacrine, a novel acetylcholinesterase inhibitor [corrected] - Wu_2000_Neurosci.Lett_288_95
Author(s) : Wu DC , Xiao XQ , Ng AK , Chen PM , Chung W , Lee NT , Carlier PR , Pang YP , Yu AC , Han YF
Ref : Neuroscience Letters , 288 :95 , 2000
Abstract : The effects of bis(7)-tacrine, a novel acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, on ischemia-induced cell death and apoptosis were investigated in primary cerebral cortical astrocytes of mice. Following a 6 h in vitro ischemic incubation of the cultures, a marked decrease in the percentage of viable cells was observed by lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) release assay. Furthermore, using bisbenzimide staining, we determined that approximately 65% of the cells underwent apoptosis. Treatment with bis(7)-tacrine (1-10 nM) during ischemic incubation effectively inhibited the ischemia-induced apoptosis, as demonstrated by morphological and biochemical tests. Our results demonstrated that bis(7)-tacrine could protect astrocytes against ischemia-induced cell injury, indicating that the drug might be beneficial for the treatment of vascular dementia, in addition to Alzheimer's disease.
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Title : Corrigendum to 'Protection against ischemic injury in primary cultured mouse astrocytes by bis(7)-tacrine, a novel acetylcholinesterase inhibitor' -
Author(s) : Wu D , Xiao X , Ng AK , Chen PM , Chung W , Lee NT , Carlier PR , Pang Y , Yu AC , Han Y
Ref : Neuroscience Letters , 290 :84 , 2000
PubMedID: 10925180