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Rolipram, a cyclic AMP-selective phosphodiesterase inhibitor, reduces neuronal damage following cerebral ischemia in the gerbil

H Kato, T Araki, Y Itoyama, K Kogure
European Journal of Pharmacology 1995 January 5, 272 (1): 107-10
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We examined the effects of rolipram, a cyclic AMP-selective phosphodiesterase inhibitor, on cerebral ischemia-induced neuronal damage in Mongolian gerbils. Transient forebrain ischemia was induced by 3-min occlusion of bilateral common carotid arteries. Rolipram, at a dose of 0.3 or 3 mg/kg, was injected i.p. 30 min before ischemia. Histopathological observations showed that neuronal damage to the hippocampal CA1 subfield, which was seen 7 days after ischemia in vehicle-treated animals, was reduced in animals treated with the higher dose of rolipram.

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